Pianist John Ogdon and the Philharmonia Orchestra lead by Sir John Barbirolli perform Tchaikovsky's ""Piano Concerto No. 1"" alongside ""Symphonic Variations"" by Cesar Franck. The 1962 International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition, held in Moscow, had joint winners: Vladimir Ashkenazy (then still a Soviet citizen) and the UK's John Ogdon. John Odgon was signed by EMI and enjoyed a brilliant career as a pianist noted for a phenomenal technique and deep musical sensibilities. Recorded on 17 and 18 December 1962 at No.1 Studio, Abbey Road, London with legendary producer Victor Olof and Ronald Kinloch Anderson, and engineer Robert Gooch this release is an exciting tribute to the important work of Tchaikovsky Mastered from the original master tapes from the Abbey Road Studios this extended resolution CD (XRCD24) from JVC brings the listener higher fidelity and improved audio quality by enhancing the process of mastering and manufacturing compact discs. This XRCD24 is compatible with all CD players.