"The last of Paganini's 24 Caprices for violin has been the subject of many sets of variations, including the composer's own set of 12, Brahms' brilliant Paganini Variations for piano, those by twentieth century composers Lutoslawski, Blacher, Lloyd-Webber, and others. But the best-known off-shoot of this Caprice is Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, not least because one of its variations ó the 18th ó has become more famous than the Paganini tune it is based on." - amg.
RCA Red Seal .5 Series Audiophile pressing.
1/2 Speed Mastered from the original multi-track Master.
Improved frequency response, lower distortion and higher levels
The '.5' Series present the classic RCA Living Stereo Series in an up-to-date Audiophile sound.
The record is Mint-.
The jacket is Exc+.
The LP plays NM.
A spectacular recording and performance. The sound is super clean - the Piano sounds completely realistic and is in proper proportion to the orchestra. Each note has "air" and each instrument has it's own defined "space" on a wide and deep Soundstage. The dynamics of the Piano and Orchestra are incredible - even by today's standards! This LP truely captures the "Rubinstein Touch" at it's best.
Surface noise is mostly low-level 'crackles/ticks' which can only be heard on extremely quiet passages. Side 2 has 4 louder '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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