Antonin Dvorak – Piano Concerto – Sviatoslav Richter, Bayerisches Staatsorchester, Carlos Kleiber (1976/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 38:26 minutes | 646 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: HDTracks | @ Warner Classics/Erato
Recorded: 06/1976, Bürgerbräukeller, Munich, Germany
Legendary pianist Sviatoslav Richter delivers a compelling and lyrically-beautiful performance of Dvorak’s Piano Concerto. Richter’s playing is filled with passion and empathy. His triumphant effort is supported by Carlos Kleiber leading the Bayerisches Staatsorchester. The enchanting album is one of the finest displays of virtuosity.
Antonín Dvořák (1841–1904)
Piano Concerto in G Minor, Op.33
1 I. Allegro agitato 18:29
2 II. Andante sostenuto 8:52
3 III. Allegro con fuoco 11:05
Sviatoslav Richter, piano
Carlos Kleiber, conductor
About the Mastering
Four engineers at Abbey Road Studios in London have remastered these historic EMI recordings from their original analogue sources for release in pristine hi-def. Between them, Simon Gibson, Ian Jones, Andy Walter and Allan Ramsay have many years of experience remastering archive recordings for EMI and other record labels. The process always starts with finding all of the records and tapes in EMI’s archive in London and comparing different sources and any previous CD reissues. We consult each recording’s job file, which contains notes about the recording made by the engineer and producer. For example, this sometimes explain why there is more than one set of tapes to choose from. All of the tapes are generally in good condition and we play them on our Studer A80 π inch tape machine, after careful calibration of its replay characteristics.
In order to have the best digital remastering tools at our disposal for the remastering, we transfer from analogue to the digital domain at 96 KHz and 24-bit resolution using a Prism ADA-8 converter and capture the audio to our SADiE Digital Audio Workstation.
Simon Gibson, January 2012