Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 · Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand
Ellen Ballon; Jacqueline Blancard; Ernest Ansermet
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4825193
Barcode
00028948251933
Format
1-CD
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FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21*

Ellen Ballon, piano
London Symphony Orchestra
Ernest Ansermet

MAURICE RAVEL
Piano Concerto for the Left Hand in D major°

Jacqueline Blancard, piano
L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Ernest Ansermet

*FIRST INTERNATIONAL RELEASE ON DECCA CD
°FIRST RELEASE ON DECCA CD OF BLANCARD’S 1949 RECORDING

Recording information

Recording Producer: Victor Olof
Balance Engineers: Arthur Haddy (Ravel);  Kenneth Wilkinson (Chopin)
Recording Locations: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, June 1949 (Ravel); Kingsway Hall, London, UK, 18 July 1950 (Chopin)
Remastering Engineer: Paschal Byrne (Audio Archiving Company)

Reviews

‘The Ravel concertos are well served on discs by such eminent French pianists as Robert Casadesus, Monique Haas and Marguerite Long. Jacqueline Blancard belongs in this august company as a performer, and since she has the collaboration of the best Ravel conductor now functioning, this recording is strongly recommended.’ (Ravel) High Fidelity, January 1954