"…one of the greatest recordings of the past century." HP's The Golden Dozen LPs, Harry Pearson, The Absolute Sound, June/July 2007
Rachmaninov’s Third Piano Concerto, fondly referred to as “Rach 3” or even “Rachi 3” in dealer circles, has enjoyed a constantly growing popularity over the last few years. One reason may well be that the market has been flooded with recordings of the work, many of which attempt to outshine their rivals with massive sound effects instead of winning over the listener with musical transparency. Well, as everyone knows all too well, a first-class recording not only demands a world-class soloist but also a top-notch orchestra and conductor. This early stereo LP with the pianist Byron Janis and conductor Antal Dorati was and still is an enormous success, as is proved by the fact that it is regarded as a work of reference even in this age of the silver disc.