Now, Herreweghe has recorded the Schumann symphony, but his performance of the Chopin Piano Concerto is a first! He plays here with Alexandre Lonquich, a German pianist born in 1960. Lonquich plays an 1849 Erard piano.
Technical problems - towards the end of the final part of the piano concerto there is a strange glitch - a stutter, that I do not know the source of. I don't know if this happened during the broadcast or during the transfer and subsequent mangling of the binaries.
The concerto also seems to sound as if a hyperactive noise gate was applied to the signal. This is not present in the Symphony, and the whole concert was recorded in one go.
The only actual processing (not editing) I ever do is very delicate noise reduction and sometimes, if the broadcast requires it, a slight bass cut to eliminate over-enthusiastic pedal work on the piano, for example.
Again, I hope this does not retract from the pleasure of the music.
The set list:
CD 1: Schumann – Symphony no. 3 “Rhenish” in E-flat major op. 97
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CD 2: Chopin – Piano Concerto no. 1 in E minor, op. 11
Liszt: Études d'exécution transcendante – no. 5 in B-flat “Feux follets”
Chopin: Impromptu in F-sharp major op. 36
Schubert: Deutsche Tanz