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Discussion: Chopin: Etudes Opp 10, 25; Ballades; Nocturnes - S. Richter

Posts: 4

Post by ramesh October 27, 2012 (1 of 4)
I don't have this disc.
The Praga website states this release is a new remastering of a previous issue.
The June 2002 issue of 'International Record Review' gives recording dates of the 15 CD Praga set, 'Richter in Prague'
Chopin Etudes Op10- 1, 2, 3, 12; Op 25- 6, 7 as February 21 1960
Etudes Op 10- 4, 10, 11, Op 25-5, 8, 11, 12 as Czech Radio broadcasts on July 15 -20 1988
Ballades Feb 21 1960
Nocturnes Op 62/2 , 72/1 and Polanaise-fantasie all October 18 1972

Post by Polly Nomial October 28, 2012 (2 of 4)
If one clicks on the Amazon.co.uk button, then the picture of the back clearly states (to the RHS of the SACD logo) "DSD mastered from live analaogue broadcast mastertapes". Whether that means a home taping, I'm not sure!

Post by Polarius T October 28, 2012 (3 of 4)
Judging from all that (tracks, recording dates, etc.), this new Praga SACD is a remastering of the earlier Praga RBCD release PR 54056 and its earlier incarnation still that was also included in the Richter in Prague box (for the latter, see pic), minus the Scriabin and plus the Ballades. That previous issue already was "Released under exclusive licence from Cesky Rozhlas [Czech Radio]."

So, no home taping required!

Post by Polarius T October 28, 2012 (4 of 4)
Cover of the PR 54056 above.

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