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Chopin, Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos / Malcuzynski, Et Al


Release Date: 05/08/2007 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 2323   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinSergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Witold Malcuzynski
Conductor:  Paul Kletzki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Recorded at EMI's No 1 Studio in Abbey Road in 1946 and 1949 respectively, these two magnificent accounts of Piano Concertos by Chopin (No 2) and Rachmaninov (No 3) are amongst the most sought-after of all recordings by the legendary Polish virtuoso Witold Malcuzynski. They were also the two most significant Concerto recordings by Malcuzynski which did much to establish his name throughout every continent in the years immediately after World War II.The famous full-price English Columbia 78rpm sets of these performances have long been sought by connoisseurs, and this disc marks their first appearance on CD. The original recordings have been lovingly transferred to enable collectors today to enjoy the masterly pianism of one of the greatest Read more Chopin interpreters of the 20th-century. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Witold Malcuzynski (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Kletzki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 11/20/1946 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 29 Minutes 42 Secs. 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Witold Malcuzynski (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Kletzki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 35 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Notes: EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London (04/26/1949 - 04/27/1949) 

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