Emil Gilels, CSO, Fritz Reiner - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1 & 1812 Overture (1955-1958/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 46:32 minutes | 1.83 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Gilels recorded this work several times, and the dierence to the other stereo recording in print is evident instantly. Just play the rst 10 seconds from the Gilels/Maazel recording and then this one: RCA in 1955 captured a cleaner, better, richer sound than EMI engineers 20 years later. So you are instantly captivated by the sound alone; and then follows a performance with tremendous sweep and boldness. Reiner is denitely instrumental in helping this along: he was a far better conductor than Maazel could ever aspire to. In a word: don't worry too much about niggling imperfections.