Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto - Franck: Symphonic Variations (2011 - Remaster)

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1 I. Moderato 11:53 96/24 Album only
2 II. Adagio sostenuto 14:26 96/24 Album only
3 III. Allegro scherzando 11:46 96/24 Album only
4 Symphonic Variations 15:46 96/24 Album only

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© 2012 EMI Records Ltd.
℗ 1973 The copyright in this sound recording is owned by EMI Records Ltd. Digital Remastering ℗ 2011 by EMI Records Ltd.

Soloist: Alexis Weissenberg
Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan

Included with this Download
- Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op.18 [2011 -
- Symphonic Variations [2011 - Remaster]

Charismatic pianist Alexis Weissenberg has been dubbed one of the greatest performers of twentieth century music. This refined collection features a diverse range of celebrated piano pieces from iconic composers, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky. Conductor Herbert von Karajan and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra join in to bring a dramatic account of Tchaikovsky’s symphonic variations. Part of the EMI Remastered Series, the album has been revitalized with inspired dynamics and rich sonics.

About the Mastering
Four engineers at Abbey Road Studios in London have remastered these historic EMI recordings from their original analogue sources for release in pristine hi-def. Between them, Simon Gibson, Ian Jones, Andy Walter and Allan Ramsay have many years of experience remastering archive recordings for EMI and other record labels. The process always starts with finding all of the records and tapes in EMI's archive in London and comparing different sources and any previous CD reissues. We consult each recording's job file, which contains notes about the recording made by the engineer and producer. For example, this sometimes explain why there is more than one set of tapes to choose from. All of the tapes are generally in good condition and we play them on our Studer A80 π inch tape machine, after careful calibration of its replay characteristics.

In order to have the best digital remastering tools at our disposal for the remastering, we transfer from analogue to the digital domain at 96 KHz and 24-bit resolution using a Prism ADA-8 converter and capture the audio to our SADiE Digital Audio Workstation.

Simon Gibson, January 2012