John Ogdon - Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2/ Pritchard





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180-gram audiophile vinyl cut from the original analogue EMI 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 career.

Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann 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 analog process.

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 affecting.

Recorded January 29-31 1962, No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London. Recording Producer: Peter Andry & Ronald Kinloch Anderson. Balance Engineer: Neville Boyling

• Hi-Q Records Supercuts 180-gram vinyl
• Cut from the original analog EMI master tapes at Abbey Road Studios!
• Superior audiophile pressing
• Features original album artwork


John Ogdon, piano
The Philharmonia Orchestra
John Pritchard, conductor

Rachmaninov (1873-1943)
Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
Side A:
1. 1st Movement: Allegro moderato
2. 2nd Movement: Adagio sostenuto

Side B:
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

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