John OgdonPhilharmonia OrchestraSir John Barbirolli

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    Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor Op. 23: I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso - Allegro con spiritoJohn OgdonPhilharmonia OrchestraSir John Barbirolli
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    Symphonic Variations: Poco allegro -John OgdonPhilharmonia OrchestraSir John Barbirolli
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    Symphonic Variations: Allegretto quasi Andante -John OgdonPhilharmonia OrchestraSir John Barbirolli
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    Symphonic Variations: Molto più lento -John OgdonPhilharmonia OrchestraSir John Barbirolli
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    Symphonic Variations: Allegro non troppoJohn OgdonPhilharmonia OrchestraSir John Barbirolli

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        John Ogdon's life and career might be summed up as prodigious. A player of great strength and protean technique, Ogdon was unafraid, and in fact preferred, to tackle the biggest scores, including Busoni's mammoth Piano Concerto, Beethoven's "Hammerklavier" Sonata, the Concerto for solo piano (from the Op. 39 Etudes) of Charles-Valentin Alkan, and the four-hour Opus Clavicembalisticum by Kaikhosru Sorabji. His repertoire was also massive: more than 80 composers were represented, ... Read more

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