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Frederic Chopin (1810-1849): Ballades and Scherzos
Arthur Rubinstein, piano
Recorded April 28-29, 1959 (Ballades) and March 25-26, 1959 (Scherzos) in Manhattan Center, New York City
Producer: John Pfeiffer
Recording Engineer: John Crawford
Mastering Engineer: Mark Donahue
Remastered from first-generation session tapes at Soundmirror Inc., Boston MA
All sessions were recorded to 3-track 1/2-inch tape on Ampex 300 tape machines running at 15 inches per second.
Typical RCA Living Stereo mic setups included Neumann M-49 and U-47 condenser and RCA 77DX ribbon mics. Microphones were connected to custom-made RCA mixing consoles, which in turn fed the tape recorders.
Arthur Rubinstein is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century and one of Chopin’s finest interpreters. This renowned album finds Rubinstein in peak form. His performance of Chopin’s Ballades and Scherzos is inspiring and lyrical. Captured by RCA Living Stereo's team in the highest fidelity and clarity, this is the definitive performance of Chopin’s masterpieces.