BEETHOVEN: THE PIANO CONCERTOS RADU LUPU / ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC / MEHTA 4 LP SET
SXL 6886 / SXDL 7502 / 7503 / 7507 BEETHOVEN: THE FIVE PIANO CONCERTOS / RONDOS Op. 51 Nos. 1 & 2 / PIANO SONATAS Nos. 19 & 20 RADU LUPU / ISRAEL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA / ZUBIN MEHTA
DECCA UK / HOLLAND 1977 - 1979 ANALOGUE (No. 4 & Piano Sonatas) / DIGITAL NM / EX+
The advent of digital recording and its adoption by Decca in 1978 evidently put the company in a quandary. Having already recorded Lupu's interpretations of Concerto no. 3 in 1971 with Lawrence Foster and the LSO and no. 4 in 1977 with Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic, it was decided not to re-record Concerto no. 4 digitally, but to replace Lupu's earlier recording of no. 3 with this new Tel Aviv digital version.