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    Alice Sara Ott did a spectacular job IMO.
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    I have a CD, bought in France many years ago, of Mussorgsky's complete piano works played by a lady named Sylvie Carbonel which I enjoy very much. Some of the other pieces are well worth getting to know as well.

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    Richter's December 1952 live Moscow rendition is my go-to for this. Sound is not bad at all considering when it was recorded. Wonderful performance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by realdealblues View Post
    Brendel only recorded it once in the studio to my knowledge.

    Modern sound, Yefim Bronfman on Sony (recorded in 1991 if memory serves). Excellent version that really allows the music to speak for itself.

    Vintage sound, Sviatoslav Richter on Philips is worth hearing as it is beyond compare in many ways.
    The Richter version sound aside is a classic recording in every sense of the word.

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    I heard there was a pneumonia epidemic spreading rapidly among audience members at the Richter recital, making it really distracting to concentrate on the music at times.

    ^^One of several reasons why I would rather listen to music at home rather than attend live concerts.
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    I think Brendel recorded this piece in studio more than once: there´s a 1955 mono recording for Vox. Very fine to my ears, but haven't heard his second one in Phillips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heliogabo View Post
    I think Brendel recorded this piece in studio more than once: there´s a 1955 mono recording for Vox. Very fine to my ears, but haven't heard his second one in Phillips.
    It appears you are correct. Although this one says '52. Nevertheless, a second studio recording by Maestro Brendel.

    I found the first eleven minutes of it on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY2yqyec9FA

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    As for Richter, there are no less than 18 versions of his 'Pictures'!

    ...despite the fervor created by the (in)famous '58 Sofia live recording. I'll take his studio recording from the same year every time:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17bIfGtOOKA

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    Quote Originally Posted by lextune View Post
    As for Richter, there are no less than 18 versions of his 'Pictures'!

    ...despite the fervor created by the (in)famous '58 Sofia live recording. I'll take his studio recording from the same year every time:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17bIfGtOOKA
    Yes. That Sofia performance-the entire audience had pneumonia. One wonders, why did they even bother to attend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lextune View Post
    It appears you are correct. Although this one says '52. Nevertheless, a second studio recording by Maestro Brendel.

    I found the first eleven minutes of it on youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rY2yqyec9FA
    Thanks for sharing.
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    To me, Horowitz live. Nobody can play like him. And nobody can play the work like him.

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