21 May 2010
Recording of the Week: Lev Oborin plays Beethoven's Emperor Concerto
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:
'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.