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    I have an LP of Horowitz playing Pictures at a Carnegie Hall recital. It's supreme.

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    Richter is stunning
    Horowitz amazing - though this is a considerable rewrite
    You might also try Gary Graffman
    And Brendel is Brendel
    Avoid Shura Cherkassky's version - I am an admirer but this was obviously recorded on an off-day
    Last edited by Star; Aug-09-2017 at 00:51.

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    Oops, I also have Demidenko's account (only picked it up last month). I've only sampled it, at the moment, but, by all accounts, it's a stellar performance with superb sound (Merl puts headphones on as we speak, to listen to it).


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    There is also an exceptional solo piano performance by Moiseiwitch (Naxos).

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    This is for starthrower and others in this thread. Here is a link.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNq3VMzqXqM

    The above link on YouTube takes you to the RS3D Archive. This is the Richter recording of Pictures. It sounds absolutely fantastic! They are binaural too so headphones sound great too. How he gets depth, sounstaging, etc. is beyond me.

    In a nutshell this engineer is using this process to upload older performances. There are no CD's and he is just mastering what he owns. When you get to that webpage you will also see the Stokowski/Rachmaninoff recording of his 2nd Concerto. There are about 100+ pieces of music that he has uploaded.

    Now the distributor has stuck a commercial in some of them. No problemo. Just download Adblocker for free and they are gone.

    Enjoy!

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    Last Spring I heard the work played in the Piano Version by the young American pianist Thomas Hue. In a life time of concert going, this was a first.It seemed to me at the time that there is more detail in the music then the Ravel or Shostakovich version brings out.
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    I fully agree, but it is the original, not an arrangement like those others, so that's as it should be.

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    It seems like there is a new release of the Piano version every month now featuring young unknown Pianists. I remember when the only choice was Richter playing in front of tubercular Bulgarians

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    Triplets,
    Well try listening to the link I posted. Believe it or not it is the Melodya recording from Moscow. No coughs just Richter and his thundering chords.
    Last edited by drjjpdc; Oct-23-2017 at 21:07. Reason: adding text

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    listening to it now, I'm working on a Saturday morning and no one else is around. On the Computer speakers it does sound amazing, no coughing at least. Given the set up I can't make a judgment about the 'stereo' sound. Was this recording released commercially by Melodya? Sorry if I missed a discussion about it

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