Václav Talich and the young Sviatoslav Richter made this now-legendary recording of the Bach piano concerto on the evening before their joint concert in June, 1954. Richter had become the brightest star of that year's Prague Spring festival, the first at which Talich had been able to conduct after many years of being barred from performing by the communists. Bach, (along with Romantic composers and Russian composers) featured prominently in Richter's repertoire, and Talich had also been an avid propagator of Bach's Suite in D Minor in the Czech Republic in thelate 1940's. Also on this album: G. F. Händel's oboe concerto, performed by František Hanták, an outstanding soloist of the Czech Philharmonic.
Georg Friedrich Händel
Concerto for Oboe and Orchestra No. 3 in G minor, HWV 287