Beethoven Piano Concertos 3, 4 & 5 - What Hi-Fi?
From the opening call and answer of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No3 in C Minor, played by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, our visual impression is affirmed.
It's a matter of character: the instruments sound rich, are well organised and set in a magnificent amount of space, but it is the purpose in their voices that sets the K3 CD Di apart.
The sound is confident in its attack - but rendered sympathetically enough, as if aware of itself, so as not to become overzealous - and great expressiveness in its dynamics makes the piece feel like a conversation between instruments.
This recording was used as a test recording for a hi-fi equipment review.