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Re: [ARSCLIST] Medtner playing his 3rd Piano Concerto

Now that I have my 65-66 MK export catalog at hand, this recording of Medtner himself is not listed, but there is a Soviet recording of the 3rd listed by T. Nikolayeva with Svetlanov and the Moscow Radio Opera-Symphony Orch on D 09321-2 mono and C 0229-30 stereo. There also is a Soviet recording of the 2nd concerto by A. Shalskes with Svetlanov and the USSR State Sym Orch on D 05080-1. Not having the Medtner recording listed for export probably is a good indication that it is the British recording (or they replaced the murky one with a new one.)

Mike Biel mbiel@xxxxxxxxx

Don Cox wrote:
On 20/12/2008, Punto wrote:
Apologies for the discographic question, but I have exhausted my other
resources at hand.

I have in hand an LP that is of Soviet origin, but not Melodiya/MK or
anything that I have seen previously. The acronym of the label name
appears to be something along the lines of BCT (with the "t" looking
more like a gibbet). The catalog number is 06501/06502. I have been
able to decipher that it is Medtner playing his Piano Concerto no. 3,
but I can't convince myself that the rest stands for "Philharmonia
Orchestra conducted by Issay Dobrowen", which is the only version that
I have turned up elsewhere.

Anyone out there (Mike Biel, maybe?) that can tell me what I've got.
If this it indeed a Russian pressing of the Abbey Road Philharmonia
recording, it has done a pretty good job of overlaying it with a layer
of acoustic sludge/fudge.

As Medtner settled in Britain in 1936, and composed his 3rd concerto in
the early 1940s, the recording must have been made in Britain.

Perhaps it is from a poor tape copy of the usual recording?


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