Chopin – Piano Concerto No 1 – Vinyl LP 180gr HQ
Chopin – Maurizio Pollini, Paul Kletzki, Philharmonia Orchestra – Piano Concerto No 1
CUT AT ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
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“Pollini, an eighteen-year-old Italian, gives a spine-tingling performance of this magnificent music and if you have not in the past thought it magnificent, listen to this performance and be converted.” GRAMOPHONE, November 1960
Maurizio Pollini (b.1942) burst onto the world’s music scene by winning the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1960.
Arthur Rubinstein, who led the jury, declared Pollini the winner of the competition, allegedly saying: “that boy can play the piano better than any of us”. Soon afterwards, he made this recording for EMI, his first commercial recording.
CHOPIN: CONCERTO NO.1 IN E MINOR, OP.11
1. 1st Movemen: Allegro maestoso risoluto
CHOPIN: CONCERTO NO.1 IN E MINOR, OP.11 (contd)
1. 2nd Movement: Larghetto
2. 3rd Movement: Rondo: Vivace
Maurizio Pollini (piano)
Recorded 20-21 April 1960, Abbey Road Studio No.1, London. Recording Producer: Victor Olof. Balance Engineer: Douglas Larter.
Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional ‘advance’ playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process.
Pressed on 180g vinyl to audiophile standards using the original EMI presses by The Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England.
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