Gilels, Emil (piano) / Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra / Kegel, Herbert (conductor)Recorded 1965.03.02 live in Leipzig, Kongresshalle. unidentified pianist / Werner Müller Orchestra / Müller, Werner (conductor)Arranged for piano and orchestra by Werner Müller. The old warhorse comes up as fresh as paint. Two of the finest string sextets ever written by Slavonic composers make an excellent coupling, particularly with such a starry line-up of musicians. Recommendation Request. Curzon, Clifford (piano) / Vienna Philharmonic / Solti, Georg (conductor)Recorded 1958.10.14-17 in Vienna, Sofiensaal. Hyman, Dick (piano) / Orchestra / Light, Enoch (conductor)Recorded 1960. The name of the record label (in italics), followed by the catalogue number of the disk. A gripping drama, it requires performances where you believe in Herman’s psychological descent as the desire to learn the secret of the three cards from the old Countess consumes everything, including his love for Lisa. Piano Concerto. 3 in Eb, Op. I opening only. The brass still retain their penetrating power, and an extraordinary richness and solemnity before the symphony’s coda; the woodwind make a very melancholy choir; and the strings possess not only the agility to cope with Pletnev’s aptly death-defying speed for the third movement march, but beauty of tone for Tchaikovsky’s yearning cantabiles. We remain ‘on stage’ for the rest of the disc – a selection of sweetmeats from Tchaikovsky’s theatre music, familiar or not, incidental or otherwise. Koyama, Michie (piano) / Royal Philharmonic Orchestra / Koizumi, Kazuhiro (conductor)Recorded 1990.01.10-13 in London, EMI Abbey Road Studios. The opera has been lucky on disc, dominated in recent decades by recordings from Valery Gergiev and Seiji Ozawa, both from the early 1990s. The names of the orchestras, choruses or chamber ensembles performing on the recording. The Nutcracker as a short ride in a fast machine. My listening comparisons have included Svetlanov and Dutoit, both of whom have more time for old-world affection, warmth and evocation of atmosphere (and, like all other recordings, spread on to two discs). Browning, John (piano) / Cleveland Orchestra / Kertesz, Istvan (conductor)Recorded 1969.07.13 live in Cleveland, Severance Hall. Matrix 2B-1910/5. There have been many very great accounts of it – Horowitz / Sz… List, Eugene (piano) / Tonkünstler Orchestra Vienna / Topolski, Zlatko (conductor)Recorded 1976.12 in Stuttgart, Südwest Tonstudio. 1 is an extraordinary recording and significant in its own way. The clarity of Serebrier’s performance, both in texture and in structure, helps to bring that out, as does a warm and analytical BIS recording. The Tchaikovsky exudes a melancholic warmth fusing classical and romantic sensibilities. He fires to anger with a touch of the heroic in his tone when challenged by Lensky, becomes transformed and single-minded when he catches sight of the ‘new’ Tatyana at the St Petersburg Ball. Grigore, Dan (piano) / Cluj-Napoca Philharmonic Orchestra / Mandeal, Cristian (conductor)Recorded 1987.10 in Cluj-Napoca, Reformed Church. Trull, Natalia (piano) / Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra / Paulavitchious, Algidas (conductor)Recording date unknown. Cappello, Roberto (piano) / Compagnia d'Opera Italiana / Gotta, Antonello (conductor)Recorded 2003.06-12. Dichter, Mischa (piano) / Boston Symphony Orchestra / Leinsdorf, Erich (conductor)Recorded 1966.12.12 in Boston, Symphony Hall. Ciccolini, Aldo (piano) / Paris Conservatoire Orchestra / Cluytens, André (conductor)Recorded 1951.02.01 in Paris, Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. Leonskaja, Elisabeth (piano) / New York Philharmonic Orchestra / Masur, Kurt (conductor)Recorded 1994.11.29 in New York, Lincoln Center, Avery Fisher Hall. I remember the storm unleashed by that recording 25 years ago. Weissenberg, Alexis (piano) / Paris Orchestra / Karajan, Herbert von (conductor)Recorded 1970.02.09-11 in Paris, Salle Wagram. Happily, a state-of-the-art situation prevails in this new live recording, extending, of course, to Pletnev’s own contributions. Argerich has never sounded on better terms with the piano, more virtuoso yet engagingly human. It’s easily the most dance-like of the composer’s symphonies. Suddenly it is a beautiful aide-memoire salvaged from the despair. Just over two decades later, he completed his second piano and gave the premiere of the work himself in Budapest in 1881. Votapek, Ralph (piano)) / Boston Pops Orchestra / Fiedler, Arthur (conductor)Recording date unknown (1977 or earlier). No less powerfully evoked is the stricken tragedy of the Pathétique. The playing of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra is first-rate: there are some gorgeous woodwind solos and the brass achieve a truly Tchaikovskian intensity. The Pathétique was a very special work for Karajan (as it was for the Berlin Philharmonic) and his 1964 performance is one of his greatest recordings. Cziffra, Georges (piano) / National Orchestra of French Radio / Dervaux, Pierre (conductor)Recorded 1957.04.06-16 in Paris, Salle Wagram. Judd, Terence (piano) / Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra / Lazarev, Aleksandr (conductor)Recorded 1978 live in Moscow. Pogorelich, Ivo (piano) / London Symphony Orchestra / Abbado, Claudio (conductor)Recorded 1985.06.09-10 in Watford, Town Hall. Names of solo performers, with their instruments or stage roles given in parentheses. Vered, Ilana (piano) / London Symphony Orchestra / Kord, Kazimierz (conductor)Recorded 1975.09.12-13 in London, Kingsway Hall. Mstislav Rostropovich vc Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Herbert von Karajan. Gavrilov, Andrey (piano) / Berlin Philharmonic / Ashkenazy, Vladimir (conductor)Recorded 1988.06.12-13 in Berlin-Dahlem, Jesus-Christus-Kirche. Dermak, Patrick (piano) / K&K Philharmonic / Kendlinger, Matthias G. (conductor)Recorded 2006.11.21 in Dusseldorf, Robert-Schumann-Saal. Pennario, Leonard (piano) / Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra / Leinsdorf, Erich (conductor)Recorded 1957.09.04. Hanafusa, Harumi (piano) / New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra / Takaseki, Ken (conductor)Recorded 1995.04.18-19 in Tokorozawa, Muse Ark Hall. It’s a Pushkin short story. Katin, Peter (piano) / New Symphony Orchestra of London / Cundell, Edric (conductor)Recorded 1959.05.11 in London, Kingsway Hall. Salvato, Juan (piano) / Concert Hall Orchestra / Selva, Antonio (conductor)Recording date unknown. Bulva, Josef (piano) / Swiss Romande Orchestra / Jordan, Armin (conductor)Recorded in Geneve, Victoria-Hall, date unknown (1995 or earlier). Entremont, Philippe (piano) / London Symphony Orchestra / Monteux, Pierre (conductor)Recorded 1957.06.13 in London, Kingsway Hall. Raphael Wallfisch vc English Chamber Orchestra / Geoffrey Simon (Chandos). London Symphony Orchestra / André Previn (EMI / Warner Classics). Argerich, Martha (piano) / Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra / Kondrashin, Kirill (conductor)Recorded 1980.02.07-08 live in Munich, Herkulesaal. Nikolayeva, Tatyana (piano) / Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra / Masur, Kurt (conductor)Recorded 1959.04.22-23 in Leipzig, Bethanienkirche. is his best. The Russians may claim this concerto for themselves, but even they will surely listen in disbelief, awed and – dare one say it – a trifle piqued. Cliburn, Van (piano) / Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra / Kondrashin, Kirill (conductor)Recorded 1962 live in Moscow, Conservatory, Great Hall. Every smallest movement is placed with fierce pride; at any moment it may break into such a frenzied gallop that you hardly know whether to feel exhilarated or terrified. 1: Recordings: Pseudonyms. There’s power and poetry in spades and the orchestra accompany with thrilling commitment. Stephen Hough pf Minnesota Orchestra / Osmo Vänskä (Hyperion) Recorded live 2009. Fowke, Philip (piano) / London Philharmonic Orchestra / Boettcher, Wilfried (conductor)Recorded 1984.01.22-23 in Watford Town Hall. Moore, Dudley (piano) / Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra / Solti, Georg (conductor)Recorded 1990.06. It has been nominated by BBC Music Magazine as "Best Concerto Recording" of 2016. 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