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Rachmaninoff Ampico CD Reviewed in BBC Music Magazine
By Malcolm Cole

Wayne Stahnke's CD, Telarc CD-80489, has been reviewed in the BBC Music
Magazine, January 1999 edition.  The critic David Beckill has this to
say in his main points:

  "The results represent a quantum leap beyond Decca's reproductions
  of these recordings, which in turn are far preferable to most other
  reproducing piano recordings.  From the first moments of the C-sharp
  Minor Prelude, the dynamic graduations, voicings and even pedallings
  are not just noticeable but generally characteristic of Rachmaninovs

This is high praise indeed, and Mr. Breckhill makes quite a few other
positive comments.  For my own part I have always thought that Wayne's
CD is simply the best recording of a reproducing piano ever made.

Malcolm Cole

 [ I heard that the January 1999 issue of "Fi" Magazine has a review
 [ by the grand ol' master critic himself, Harold Schoenberg.
 [ Has anyone seen it?  -- Robbie

(Message sent Thu 10 Dec 1998, 13:53:10 GMT, from time zone GMT.)

Key Words in Subject:  Ampico, BBC, CD, Magazine, Music, Rachmaninoff, Reviewed

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