West Hill Radio Archive
Sviatoslav Richter’s Boston Debut = BEETHOVEN: Overture to The Creatures of Prometheus; Piano Concerto No. 1; BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2 – Sviatoslav Richter, p./ Boston Sym. Orch,/ Charles Munch – West Hill Radio Archives (2 CDs)
The piano titan Sviatoslav Richter’s 1960 debut in Boston with Charles Munch in music by Beethoven and Brahms has faithful restoration in its entirety by Kit Higginson.
BEETHOVEN: Piano Concertos Nos. 4 & 5 – Claudio Arrau, p./ Boston Sym. Orch./ Charles Munch (4)/ Pierre Monteux (5) – West Hill Radio Archives
Arrau’s Beethoven from Tanglewood mixes strength with lucid clarity of detail, assisted by glowing colors from the BSO under its two French masters, Munch and Monteux.
Arrau with Szell Live from Carnegie Hall = Works of BEETHOVEN; CHOPIN; R. STRAUSS; WEBER; LISZT- Arrau, p./NY Phil./George Szell – West Hill Radio
A series of superheated musical moments, each informed by the intellectual and digital bravado Arrau could produce, especially when accompanied by an expert orchestral interpreter on the scale of a George Szell.