Nicolai Orloff – The Decca Recordings
Nicolai Orloff
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4828710
Barcode
00028948287109
Format
1-CD
About
TRACK LISTING / ARTISTS

PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

Nikolai Orloff, piano
National Symphony Orchestra           
Anatole Fistoulari

FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN
Impromptu No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 29
Mazurka in F minor, Op. 7 No. 3
Valse in F major, Op. 34 No. 3
Mazurka in C sharp minor, Op. 50 No. 3
Etude in D flat major, Op. 10 No. 8
Etude in A minor, Op. 10 No. 4
Prelude in B minor, Op. 28 No. 6
Prelude in B major, Op. 28 No. 11
Prelude in G major, Op. 28 No. 3
Prelude in B flat minor, Op. 28 No. 16
Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op. 66

Nikolai Orloff, piano

Track previews
24 Préludes, Op. 28, C. 166-189: No. 16 Presto con fuoco in B-Flat Minor
Fantaisie - Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 66
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23, TH.55: 3. Allegro con fuoco
Impromptu No. 1 in A-Flat Major, Op. 29
5 Mazurkas, Op. 7: No. 3 in F Minor
3 Waltzes, Op. 34: No. 3 Vivace in F Major
3 Mazurkas, Op. 50: No. 3 in C-Sharp Minor
12 Etudes, Op. 10: No. 8 in F Major
12 Etudes, Op. 10: No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor
24 Préludes, Op. 28, C. 166-189: No. 6 Lento assai in B Minor
24 Préludes, Op. 28: No. 3 in G Major
24 Préludes, Op. 28, C. 166-189: No. 11 Vivace in B Major
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23, TH.55: 1. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spirito
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23, TH.55: 2. Andantino semplice
Recording information

Recording Producers: Victor Olof (Tchaikovsky); unidentified (Chopin
Balance Engineers: Kenneth Wilkinson (Tchaikovsky); unidentified (Chopin)
Recording Locations: Wembley Town Hall, London, UK, 13–15 November 1945 (Tchaikovsky); Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London, UK, 17 September 1945: Chopin (Impromptu No. 1), 1 November 1945 (Fantasie-Impromptu), 19 December 1945 (Mazurkas Op. 7 No. 3 & Op. 50 No. 3, Valse Op. 34 No. 3, Preludes Op. 28 Nos. 6, 11, 3 & 16), 20 December 1945 (Études Op. 10 Nos. 8 & 4)
Original transfers: Ward Marston (Tchaikovsky); Seth B. Winner (Chopin: Impromptu, Mazurkas, Études, Valse); Marc van Bemmel (Chopin: Preludes, Fantasie-Impromptu)
Remastering and additional audio restoration: Mark Obert-Thorn

Reviews

‘Beautifully played and recorded with all fit gentleness … The player’s feathery lightness in the studies, and his ease of rhythm – no hurry or flurry – please me keenly. I like the scale of things.’ Gramophone (Chopin)