Shostakovitch & Ravel Piano Concertos Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP
Shostakovitch & Ravel Piano Concertos Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP

Shostakovitch & Ravel Piano Concertos Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP

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SKU:
IMXLP6004
UPC:
146594556004
Out of Print! Last Chance!

TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Classical


Numbered, Limited Edition!
Limited To 2000 Numbered Copies!
180 Gram Vinyl Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the Original Analog Tapes!


This item not eligible for any further discount offers!

To kick off the new year in 1958, the New York Philharmonic and its music director Leonard Bernstein debuted a new piano concerto by Dimitri Shostakovich. The work, the second of his piano concertos, had been written ten months before for Shostakovitch’s son, Maxim, who was 19 at the time. Bernstein, as pianist and conductor, not only performed the U.S. debut, but on January 6th he recorded the work for Columbia Records.

One of the most versatile musicians of the 20th century, Bernstein was a great interpreter of the music of that era. Greatly moved by Shostakovich’s music he was one of the Soviet composer’s greatest champions. The second piano concerto is often referred to as a fiery and youthful work, making it a perfect fit for the mercurial Bernstein. The performance captured here has the same consuming passion we know from his famous recording of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue.” It may well be the work’s definitive recording.

Another work that will forever be associated with Bernstein as both pianist and conductor is Ravel’s Concerto in G. This jazzy and uplifting piece is a perfect playmate for the Shostakovich concerto. No one brought more to this work than Bernstein, who had been playing it with the New York Philharmonic since 1944. Like Ravel, Bernstein was greatly inspired by jazz and it’s clear (especially on this new LP!) that Bernstein understood the mood and syncopation of the piece like few before him.

Impex Records’ LP is a stunning time-capsule for classical record production during the golden era of early stereo: minimally miked, full of natural ambience and incredibly dynamic. The Shostakovich concerto was recorded in the enormous Colorama Ballroom of the Saint George Hotel, the location where Bernstein recorded “Rhapsody In Blue” and Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo And Juliet.” The Ravel was recorded on April 7th, 1958 in the magical acoustics of the 30th Street studio. We know the acoustics of this room from such famous recordings as Kind Of Blue, Time Out, Highway 61 Revisited, Barbara Streisand’s debut album, not to mention countless other records by Bernstein, Bruno Walter, and Simon and Garfunkel.

Features:
• Numbered, Limited Edition
Limited To 2000 Numbered Copies!
• 180 Gram Vinyl
• Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound
• Mastered from the Original Analog Tapes!

Musicians:
New York Philharmonic (Shostakovitch)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra (Ravel)
Leonard Bernstein, piano, conductor

Selections:
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 101

Joseph-Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Piano Concerto in G Major
Description
Out of Print! Last Chance!

TAS Super LP List! Special Merit: Classical


Numbered, Limited Edition!
Limited To 2000 Numbered Copies!
180 Gram Vinyl Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the Original Analog Tapes!


This item not eligible for any further discount offers!

To kick off the new year in 1958, the New York Philharmonic and its music director Leonard Bernstein debuted a new piano concerto by Dimitri Shostakovich. The work, the second of his piano concertos, had been written ten months before for Shostakovitch’s son, Maxim, who was 19 at the time. Bernstein, as pianist and conductor, not only performed the U.S. debut, but on January 6th he recorded the work for Columbia Records.

One of the most versatile musicians of the 20th century, Bernstein was a great interpreter of the music of that era. Greatly moved by Shostakovich’s music he was one of the Soviet composer’s greatest champions. The second piano concerto is often referred to as a fiery and youthful work, making it a perfect fit for the mercurial Bernstein. The performance captured here has the same consuming passion we know from his famous recording of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody In Blue.” It may well be the work’s definitive recording.

Another work that will forever be associated with Bernstein as both pianist and conductor is Ravel’s Concerto in G. This jazzy and uplifting piece is a perfect playmate for the Shostakovich concerto. No one brought more to this work than Bernstein, who had been playing it with the New York Philharmonic since 1944. Like Ravel, Bernstein was greatly inspired by jazz and it’s clear (especially on this new LP!) that Bernstein understood the mood and syncopation of the piece like few before him.

Impex Records’ LP is a stunning time-capsule for classical record production during the golden era of early stereo: minimally miked, full of natural ambience and incredibly dynamic. The Shostakovich concerto was recorded in the enormous Colorama Ballroom of the Saint George Hotel, the location where Bernstein recorded “Rhapsody In Blue” and Tchaikovsky’s “Romeo And Juliet.” The Ravel was recorded on April 7th, 1958 in the magical acoustics of the 30th Street studio. We know the acoustics of this room from such famous recordings as Kind Of Blue, Time Out, Highway 61 Revisited, Barbara Streisand’s debut album, not to mention countless other records by Bernstein, Bruno Walter, and Simon and Garfunkel.

Features:
• Numbered, Limited Edition
Limited To 2000 Numbered Copies!
• 180 Gram Vinyl
• Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound
• Mastered from the Original Analog Tapes!

Musicians:
New York Philharmonic (Shostakovitch)
Columbia Symphony Orchestra (Ravel)
Leonard Bernstein, piano, conductor

Selections:
Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975)
Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 101

Joseph-Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
Piano Concerto in G Major
Genre
Classical
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
YES
Inventory
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Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Title
Piano Concertos
Composer
Shostakovitch & Ravel
Additional Artists
Leonard Bernstein, New York Philharmonic, Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Availability
Discontinued
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Creation Date
Release Date
04-22-2011
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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