This is quite interesting–and referring to the youthful recordings, I bought a vinly lp in Russia in 1987 of a very young Lorin Maazel conducting a very young Vladimir Ashkenazy with Tschaikowsky’s First Piano Concerto. The young Vladimir’s sound was warm, spacious and beautiful.

What strikes me in the article is that there was indeed $$ to record these talented conductors when they were young–with today’s high prices to record, we are prohibited from possible recordings of musicians in their youth to serve as a legacy for tomorrow.

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