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MG-50283: RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Byron Janis; London Symphony, Dorati

[Front Cover] Label Type : white Mercury promotional
Matrix Number : SIDE-A MG 50283A    RFR-7    JJ    FF
SIDE-B MG 50283B    RFR-9    JJ    FF



Comments

Equivalent release: Mercury SR-90283 (stereo).

promotional copy with white Mercury label.

with original Mercury inner sleeve.

RFR pressing: even this RFR-7/RFR-9 copy can deliver superb monaural sound!

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

This LP has been said to be “a must for Rachmaninoff 3rd fans” - although this rendition by Janis/Dorati is bit faster, it still is a masterpiece. Very emotional, expressive, beautiful and awesome recording of this “perfect” composition by Rachmaninoff.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

10 out of 10







Track Listing

SIDE-A
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30 (27:57 in total)
A-1 Allegro ma non tanto
SIDE-B
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30 (cont'd) (27:57 in total)
B-1 Intermezzo: Adagio
B-2 Finale: Alla breve

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (cond).
Byron Janis (p).
Recorded at Watford Town Hall, London, England on June 16, 17 and 18, 1961.

Wilma Cozart, recording director.
Harold Lawrence, musical supervisor.
C.R. Fine, technical supervisor.
Robert Eberenz, associate engineer.
Film-to-lacquer transfer for the stereophonic disc by George Piros.
Film-to-lacquer transfer for the monaural disc by John Johnson.




Jackets

Front Back
[MG-50283 FRONT] [MG-50283 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-50283 A] [MG-50283 B]



Inner Sleeve

Front Back
[MG-50283 FRONT SLEEVE] [MG-50283 BACK SLEEVE]



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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