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