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13/11/2013

Rachmaninov. Paganini Rhapsody - Benno Moiseiwitsch / LPO / Cameron - HMV 1938

Sergei Rachmaninov:
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, op.43  
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Benno Moiseiwitsch, piano - London Philharmonic Orchestra  conducted by  Basil Cameron  
HMV  C.3062-4    Mint 1947 pressings.  Matrices: 2EA.7178-7183 (IIA/I//I/I/II/I) 
Recorded: 5 December 1938 - EMI Studio 1, Abbey Road 
Sounds OK/exciting: about an octave more treble than Bryan Crimp's 1987 APR transfer (some slight 'wear' traces due to the extended treble?)  
http://musicparlourhistorical.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/benno-moiseiwitsch-plays-rachmaninov.html
(One of the discs of the Rachmaninov PC2 'broke' whilst removing it from the album - so that won't get uploaded!)