180g Audiophile Vinyl Cut from the Original EMI Stereo Analogue Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios!
It was EMI producer Suvi Raj Grubb who not only effectively "discovered" the young Barenboim for records but also gave him his first chance to conduct an orchestra on record with this cycle of the complete Mozart Piano Concertos, of which this was the first release.
The partnership of Producer and artist gave rise to many great recordings, including the complete Mozart and Beethoven piano sonatas, as well as the Beethoven Piano Concertos with Klemperer. Barenboim's friendship with Grubb also secured what was to be the last recording of Jacqueline du Pre, Barenboim's first wife, playing Chopin and Franck in 1971 before she became too ill.
The music here was recorded January 1-2, 1967 at Abbey Road Studio No. 1 in London with producer Suvi Raj Grubb and engineers Robert Gooch (with Neville Boyling on No. 20).
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
English Chamber Orchestra
Daniel Barenboim, piano, conductor
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466
1. 1st Movement: Allegro-Cadenza (by Beethoven arr. Edwin Fischer) - Tempo 1
2. 2nd Movement: Romanze
3. 3rd Movement: Rondo (Allegro assai - Cadenza [by Barenboim]) - Tempo 1
Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K488
1. 1st Movement: Allegro - Cadenza - Tempo 1
2. 2nd Movement: Adagio
3. 3rd Movement: Allegro assai