KATIN Rachmaninov & Litolff Piano Concertos (2011) - PASC273

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KATIN Rachmaninov & Litolff Piano Concertos (2011) - PASC273

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Overview

RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 1
RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 2
LITOLFF Concerto Symphonique No. 4
Recorded 1958/59
Total duration: 66:22

Peter Katin, piano
London Philharmonic Orchestra
New Symphony Orchestra of London
Sir Adrian Boult,
conductor
Colin Davis,
conductor

This set contains the following albums:

Peter Katin in superb virtuoso form for these piano classics

Fabulous stereo Decca recordings show why they were the best!



This release brings together recordings made by Decca both for the domestic British market and for its US label, Richmond, in the late 1950s. By this time Decca had been recording in stereo for half a decade and had thoroughly mastered the art, producing some of the highest quality recordings of the era. For these transfers I used later Decca pressings in excellent to near-mint condition, followed by my standard XR remastering techniques. It is a measure of how well the recordings were made that XR, often a very interventionist procedure, made only the slightest tweaks to the sound - something unlikely just a very few years earlier. The transfers were made at the request of Dr. Katin, and it is my pleasure to be able to present them both to him and to a wider audience.

Andrew Rose


  • RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1
    London Philharmonic Orchestra
    conducted by Sir Adrian Boult

    Recorded 17-19 February, 1958, Kingsway Hall, London
    Stereo recording produced by Ray Minshull, first issued as Decca SXL 2034 in May 1959

  • RACHMANINOV Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor OP. 18
    New Symphony Orchestra of London
    conducted by Colin Davis


    Recorded 8 May, 1959, Kingsway Hall, London
    Stereo recording produced by Erik Smith, first issued as Richmond S29059 in December 1959


  • LITOLFF Concerto Symphonique No. 4 OP. 102 - 2nd mvt - Scherzo
    London Philharmonic Orchestra
    conducted by Colin Davis

    Recorded 2 October, 1959, Kingsway Hall, London
    Stereo recording produced by Erik Smith, first issued as Richmond S29061 in June 1960



Peter Katin, piano


XR remastering by Andrew Rose at Pristine Audio, February 2011
Cover artwork based on a photograph of Peter Katin


Total duration: 66:22