What one would it be?
This would be a no-brainer for me if Fricsay had a full cycle. But since he does not, i am kind of inclined towards Gunter Wand (but if I keep listening to the Hanover Band cycle, that may change). However, that is out of my current collection which includes full cycles...
Getting a gift for a friend who plays and loves the piano.
Is there a recommended set of piano concerti that includes most of the warhorses from the mid-to-late Romantic era? Pieces like Grieg, Schumann, Rachmaninoff (2-3?), Tchaikovsky 1, Prokofiev 3, Brahms 2, etc. I've tried and looked...
I don't know what's taking me so long, but I've yet to pick up a recording. I was thinking of trying the Sony CD that also includes Britten's concerto.
What are some of your favored performances of these works? Right now I've got Oistrakh's recording of no. 1 playing on YouTube.