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I was particularly impressed by the two "Ambassador Recitals" live recordings that were published a couple years ago. The Schumann Fantasie is one of the best I have heard, a bit similar in spirit and passion to Nelson Freire's live recording (from 1984 I believe).
The Schumann Fantasie is very intense, my absolute favorit.
It was me who found the Ambassador tapes and on my request (and costs) they
were transfered to digital for the first time, the tapes had an unsually format/speed and could not be played using the equipment of the archive.
The digital transfers of the analog tapes are remastered at Abbey Road Studios, if you want to hear the original tape (= sound), please do check http://www.youri-egorov.info/pasadena_1980_concerts.html for this. The 4-track tape uses 2 main microphones (left and right) and 2 ambient (hall) microphones. The original recording was made by Tom Maydeck.
The analog-to-digital process was done by George Blood using 24bit/96khz technology and a Studer A80MKII reel-to-reel recorder with a Prism ADA8 convertor.
FHR Records promo YouTube upload: