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Re: [F_MINOR] The Song Beneath the Ice

 the  richter sofia concert is really worth getting, if you're fond of pictures. probably definitive technique-wise, coloristically, and emotionally. and, knowing richter's ways, ( check the enormity of his repertoire and concert schedule on the net! )  he probably decided to perform the pictures on the way to the festival.    mike 
----- Original Message -----
From: Jim Morrison
Sent: Sunday, November 02, 2003 9:42 PM
Subject: Re: [F_MINOR] The Song Beneath the Ice
> I don't know of this book but can you recommend a version of Pictures At
> Exhibition?
Hi Peter,

Yeah,  I bet Gould would have hated this piece and perhaps expressed some
feelings about it, but I can't recall them and am too lazy at the moment to
thumb through the indexes of the books I have on or by him.

As far as recommendations go, I'd have to give primary recommendation for
Richter's live Sofia version, a recording that gets talked about in The Song
Beneath the Ice.  Other strong recommendations go to Horowitz and Pletnev. I
haven't heard that many recordings of this work though; there must be many
great ones that I haven't heard.

Anyone else have favorites?