Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 - Barbirolli - Ogdon - Philharmonia Orchestra on 180g Import LP from Hi-Q Records
Cut from the Original Analogue EMI Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios
Sir John Barbirolli leads pianist John Ogdon and the Philharmonia Orchestra in performances of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's three movement Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 and Cesar Franck's Symphonic Variations recorded on December 17 and 18, 1962 at No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London with legendary producers Victor Olof and Ronald Kinloch Anderson and engineer Robert Gooch.
Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analog master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analog pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional "advance" playback head, ensuring a completely analog process. Pressed on 180g vinyl to audiophile standards using the original EMI presses by The Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England and featuring original album artwork.
“It is in this [first] movement that Ogden excels. His opening is grander (helped by a recording full in body); elsewhere he alternates exquisite poetry with glittering brilliance and some wonderfully skittish delicacy...the sheer richness of the Philharmonia’s strings or the recording quality gives them the more glorious sound. If I’m really pushed to a recommendation...I think Ogden has it.” - Thomas Hearns, Gramophone (June 1963)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (composer)
Cesar Franck (composer)
Sir John Barbirolli (conductor)
John Ogdon (piano)
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 - Barbirolli - Ogdon - Philharmonia Orchestra Track Listing:
1. Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 - Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito
2. Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 - Andantino semplice - Prestissimo - Tempo I
3. Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 - Allegro con fuoco
4. Franck - Symphonic Variations