Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Tchaikovsky, Gilels, Mravinsky|
Mravinsky Live! - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, for piano & orchestra in B flat minor, Op. 23; Piano Sonata in C sharp minor, Op. posth. 80
Rather maestoso performance
L. A. LAI | Oberlin, OH USA | 10/26/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This Tchaikovsky 1st concerto performance is rather slower and more "like" maestoso indication on the score.Sviatoslav Richter played little bit faster and more passionate, Gilels then played slower, glorious and in calm. Every note is clear with some finger-slips again. The Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra with Evgeny Mravinsky was the best orchestra/conductor in USSR. The strings are full of power and wildness unlike some easter europe orchestra. But woodwinds are lack of some brightness.The Tchaikovsky sonata Op.80 is a bright performance. With Gilels' control of the keyboard and calmness when rising to the climax.Overall, this CD is worth to listen."