"Before the Budapest premiere on November 9, however, he tried the music at Meiningen with Hans von B¸low's orchestra, during closed rehearsals of other repertory. He returned there after Budapest for a public performance on November 27, conducted by B¸low, who talked up the work to his former father-in-law, Franz Liszt. Liszt requested a score, and later on wrote to Brahms, "At first reading this work seemed to me a little gray in tone; I have, however, come gradually to understand it. It possesses the pregnant character of a distinguished work of art, in which thought and feeling move in noble harmony." - AMG.
This is an RCA "White Dog" Stereo release from 1964. The "Dogs" are considered to be of true Audiophile quality.
The record is Mint.
The jacket is NM-.
The LP plays NM-.
A very criso, open, powerfull and dynamic LP. The dynamics are superb, from the quietest passages to the loudest crescendo's the imaging and tonality of the instruments remain constant. The Piano is captured full-range with no wander or drift, A large soundstage, both wide and deep, solid imaging, precise tonality and the sense of "air" and presence all go toward the quality of this recording. Van Cliburn, Riner and CSO are, of course, outstanding.
Surface noise consists of mostly random 'crackles' but do not interfere with the Music. A few random 'ticks' on Side 2.
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