IF YOU'VE ENJOYED ANY (OR VERY MANY) OF THESE UNMOLESTED LP TRANSFERS THEN A MODEST CONTRIBUTION WOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH APPRECIATED........ https://www.paypal.me

26/04/2013

Bernard Vitebsky / Mervyn Vicars - Beethoven. Piano Concerto 3 - Concert Artist 1955

Ludwig van Beethoven:
Concerto for Piano & Orchestra no.3 in C minor, op.37  
I:  Allegro con brio  (cadenza: Ignaz Moscheles)  ~  II:  Largo  ~  III:  Allegro - Presto             
2 files zip FLAC  Mega Download
Bernard Vitebsky, piano  ~ Concert Artist Symphony Orchestra  conducted by  Mervyn Vicars  
SAGA/ARC Fidelity  FDY 2043   Re-issued 1963  (originally: Concert Artist  LPA 1079...that LP catalogue deleted almost immediately..)   
Recorded: late 1954/early 1955 - Levy's Sound Studios, London ?
The performance/recording is really quite good; especially side 1/the excellent Moscheles cadenza.  Slight 'De-Click' applied.   
Not on CD.   Original cover 'design' / 2007 Obituary >>>   

4 comments:

  1. Never heard this one before, but I'm going to give it a shot. Thank you for this offering.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not many have - unless they've a penchant for 10-bob LPs!
      The only real 'fault' is a plodding Largo; also side 2 was slightly less well dubbed (+ at a lower level: that corrected) but the cadenza has really fine playing - as do the faster movements.
      Well worth a try ; the first movement, in particular, I've liked since first hearing this LP...and there's little chance of otherwise hearing this pianist...........

      Delete
  2. What fascinating reading.

    Barrington-Coup raises his head yet again?

    I will look forward to listening to this upload.

    Cheers,

    Douglas (UK)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Fortunate that I downloaded that (August 2011) as can no longer trace the info..

      Delete

Note: only a member of this blog may post a comment.