This release is a real find - we're pretty sure (a) that it's never been released before, and (b) it comprises the only recordings of Rudolf Serkin and Artur Rodziński together. Better still, both are top-notch performances of major piano concertos with the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York, playing live in Carnegie Hall!
As far as we've been able to discover, despite these major artists working largely in the same place at the same time, and both commanding major events with major orchestras, there were only three occasions when they played together. The first was not recorded and took place in 1940. The next two concerts came in 1945 and and 1946, with Beethoven's 3rd Concerto and Brahms's 1st Concerto respectively.
This is a release of major historical and musical interest, and is absolutely not to be missed!