"There are many great pianists, but only one Sviatoslav Richter. Richter's take on the "Appassionata" is a milestone in the history of interpretational art. He plays the exposed passages at a seemingly hazardously rapid tempo, without keeping anything in reserve. The performance is passionate in a ravishing manner, yet not lacking in premeditation and a sense of structure. Nothing here is just for the sake of effect." - World of Music.
This is an RCA "Shaded Dog" Living Stereo recording from 1960. The RCA "Dogs" are considered to be of true Audiophile quality. This recording is no exception.
This is an RCA true 1st pressing with 1S/1S as part of it's Matrix.
The record is Exc+.
The jacket is VG-.
The LP plays/sounds Mint+.
Stunning sound. Incredible dynamics - turn the volume up to realistic levels and the Piano sounds like it is 5 feet in front of you. Tremendous micr-detail - you can hear the deeper strings vibrate and the action of the hammers on the strings. The poer and dynamics of this LP blow away the Telarc/Frager recording. One of the msot realistic sounding Piano recordings I've heard.
Surface noise is mostly vinyl 'hiss' which is heard on quiet passages and some random 'ticks'.
Each record is washed on a VPI cleaning machine using a proprietary 3-5 agent process which is determined by the needs of the individual record. Each record is then listened to 100% to insure that the posted description is exactly what you can expect to get.
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