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Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1, Etc / Karajan, Richter

Release Date: 01/08/2008 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001038802   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Sviatoslav RichterMstislav Rostropovich
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony OrchestraBerlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 55 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Variations for Cello and Orchestra on a Rococo theme, Op. 33 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Mstislav Rostropovich (Cello)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Russia 

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 A NEW SLANT ON AN OLD CHESTNUT March 22, 2016 By Zita Carno (Tampa, FL) See All My Reviews "I've heard so many recordings, performances, etc. of a concerto I've gotten so sick and tired of that I didn't care if I never heard it again. But now---at 2 AM or so I was listening to my favorite TV channel, Classical Masterpieces, and I heard a recording of it that was an ear-opener; for the first time I listened and never thought of changing the station. The soloist was one of my favorites, Sviatoslav Richter; the conductor was Herbert von Karajan; and I got a whole new slant on this old chestnut of the Tchaikovsky B-flat minor concerto. For once there was no tearing a passion to tatters and rags, no over-emoting or running wild all over the place; the approach taken by both soloist and conductor was more classical, and for the first time I really got the sense of the piece and its structure. I liked this one---a lot---and so I decided to get it for my library. Oh yeah---one can never go wrong with Rostropovich and his Rococo Variations. A nice addition to the collection." Report Abuse
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