Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 180g Hi-Q LP
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Great Sounding Classical Title from EMI!
180g Audiophile Vinyl Cut from the Original EMI Stereo Analogue Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios!
Joint winner of The 1962 International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition, (with
Ashkenazy), John Odgon was a phenomenal pianist and composer, a gentle giant of
a man but a troubled genius plagued by mental and later physical health problems
that culminated in his premature death at the age of only 52. His recorded
legacy is considerable but his inaugural recordings for EMI remain special for
capturing in superb stereo his artistry at the start of his international
In the original review in The Gramophone of July 1962, T.H. remarked that it was
"a record that will certainly enhance his reputation the word over...the
intellect in control of the emotions, allied to a really remarkable technique,
brings nobility, to the first movement in particular, that is rare and very
Recorded 29-31 January 1962, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London. Recording
Producer: Peter Andry & Ronald Kinloch Anderson. Balance Engineer: Neville
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.
• Hi-Q Records Supercuts 180g Vinyl
• Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original EMI stereo analogue master tapes
• Superior Audiophile Pressing
• Features original album artwork
• Made in England
John Ogdon, piano
The Philharmonia Orchestra
John Pritchard, conductor
Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
1. 1st Movement: Allegro moderato
2. 2nd Movement: Adagio sostenuto
1. 3rd Movement: Allegro scherzando
2. Prelude in G minor, Op.23 No.5
3. Prelude in G major, Op.32 No.5
4. Prelude in G sharp minor, Op.32 No.12