Post by Gerard Post by email@example.com
See the link, on sale from ArkivMusic.
Look at works #1 and #3. Both are the Tchaikovsky #1 and
both with Kondrashin from 1958. One is with the Moscow
Philharmonia and the other with the RCA Victor Symphony
Orchestra. What is #1? I've never heard of it.
I suppose #1 is a recording made during the Tchaikovsky
competition in 1958 (or immediately after it).
No need to suppose:
"The Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No.1 was the first recording
of Van Cliburn in 1958 for RCA Victor. It won Cliburn a
Grammy and was the first classical recording to go platinum,
that is to sell more than a million copies. The RCA
Victor Symphony Orchestra was conducted by Kiril Kondrashin
who at Cliburn's request had been allowed to leave Russia."
The Testament release of the Moscow PO performance says it
is the actual performance from the competition.
The famous one is the RCA, since the competition one was not
released for a long time.