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Rachmaninoff Concerto #3
VAN CLIBURN
RACHMANINOFF CONCERTO No. 3


Original 1959 album liner notes


RACHMANINOFF CONCERTO No. 3
Symphony of the Air
Kiril Kondrashin, Conducting
(Actual Carnegie Hall performance of May 19, 1958)

SIDE 1

PIANO CONCERTO No. 3 IN D MINOR, Op. 30

First Movement: Allegro ma non tanto

Van Cliburn, Pianist


SIDE 2

PIANO CONCERTO No. 3 IN D MINOR, Op. 30

Second Movement: Intermezzo: Adagio
Third Movement: Finale: Alla breve

Van Cliburn, Pianist


The Radio Corporation of America takes great pride in presenting to the public a recording that we feel is a living document of a historical musical event.  Van Cliburn consented to have RCA Victor recording technicians go into Carnegie Hall with their equipment to tape this concert on May 19, 1958.  This was only two days after his return to the United States from a triumphant and hectic tour of the Soviet Union.

Those of us present in Carnegie Hall as well as the millions of Americans who remember reading about that occasion can certainly understand how challenging this concert was – and appreciative how challenging this pianist is.  If one seeks an explanation for Van Cliburn’s magnetism, I would simply say it is musical control coupled with spontaneous beauty.

Shortly before the first anniversary of his Carnegie Hall triumph Van Cliburn reviewed the tape of his performance of the Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3 and consented to its release.

Contributing to the vitality of this actual concert performance on records in the eminent Russian conductor, Kiril Kondrashin, directing the Symphony of the Air.

Through the miracle of electronics in the recording art, RCA Victor is able to present this unique accomplishment as a permanent document.

David Sarnoff
Chairman of the Board, Radio Corporation of America


Cover photo: Michael Duplaix

Steinway Piano



LIVING STEREO
RCA VICTOR
LSC-2355
RED SEAL
A “New Orthophonic High Fidelity Recording
® “HIS MASTER’S VOICE”

© by Radio Corporation of America, 1959
Printed in U.S.A.

Trade Marks ® Registered. Marcas Registradas. Radio Corporation of America – Camden, N.J. Made in U.S.A.


IMPORTANT NOTICE – This is a TRUE STEREOPHONIC RECORD specifically designed to be played only on phonographs equipped for stereophonic reproduction.  This record will also give outstanding monaural performance on many conventional high fidelity phonographs by a replacement of the cartridge.  See your local dealer or serviceman.


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“MIRACLE SURFACE”
This record contains the revolutionary new antistatic ingredient, 317X, which helps keep the record dust free, helps prevent surface noise, helps insure faithful sound reproduction on LIVING STEREO records.
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