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Byron Janis plays Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini.

THOUGH SOME OF THE KIDDIES might prefer Lang Lang’s thunderous, somewhat comical phrasing (and facial expressions), I’m mostly a classicist when it comes to classical music, and thus have tended towards the work of Byron Janis. Above is some Youtubage of Mr Janis performing one of my favorite pieces, Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, with the Orchestre Philharmonique de l’ORTF. So spectacular is this 1968 performance that it might very well be worth owning.

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