I’m German, my name is Helmuth Waehringer and I’m writing from Australia. I’m a frantic collector of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto. I can honestly say that I own all commercial recordings, with just a few exceptions. So I bought the most recent one, by Kozhuhkin and Sinaisky. I was disappointed. I came across your review, read it – although in Google Translate – and found that your opinion matched mine. Nevertheless, the reviews I saw so far were all positive to the extreme. Why? I don’t know. It appears to me that the reviewers’ judgment was based on a lack of historical perspective. There is really nothing special about this performance, neither in the Tchaikovsky nor in the Grieg. I know that you share my view because it was also in your writing. Well, you happen to be an exception. Not bad in a world in which mimicking has become a real profession!
Best regards and good luck with your site!