Tchaikovsky - Piano concerto No.1 op.23 & Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No.2 op.18 - Jacques Klein Piano, Het Brabants Orkest HBO, Hein Jordans, Fontana
The 1965 recording may lack modern brilliance and sweetness, but the stereo is genuine enough, and the performance is committed and enjoyable.
the Piano Concerto proves equally recommendable. I strongly suspect that the name conceals rather distinguished performer. The pianist has his wilful side— he believes in extreme tempi, fast and slow— but he carries one on convincingly, and reservations on detail matter comparatively little. The style is clean, the playing of the accompaniment both crisper, and more sensitive though again the not-so modern recording blunts the final edge. The piano tone is clattery.