Sound and vision blog

21 May 2010

Recording of the Week: Lev Oborin plays Beethoven's Emperor Concerto

Beethoven1 Although he toured abroad, Oborin (1907-1974) remained in Soviet Russia teaching at the Moscow Conservatory for the rest of his life.  His rare recording of Beethoven's Emperor Concerto from the early 1950s owes a fair deal to his teacher Konstantin Igumnov and is at once noble and authoritative:

Beethoven 'Recording of the Week' highlights gems from the Archival Sound Recordings website, chosen by British Library experts or recommended by listeners. This week's item, originally published on the Melodia label, was selected from the Beethoven collection by Jonathan Summers, curator of classical music recordings at the British Library Sound Archive.

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