The too-often neglected Jakob Gimpel, in restorations from 1942-1946, reminds us of the extraordinary breadth and power of his musicianship.
Brailowsky Rarities on CD: NYC, 1940-1955 = CHOPIN, MUSSORGSKY, SCHUMANN, WEBER, LISZT, BACH, LIADOV, SCRIABIN & FRANCK – Fondazione Stauffer (2 CDs)
Almost 40 years since the passing of Alexander Brailowsky, an enterprising French label resurrects some of his finest recorded efforts.
DEBUSSY plays DEBUSSY; RAVEL plays RAVEL = DEBUSSY: Children’s Corner; Wind on the Plain; Minstrels; La soiree dans Grenade; Le Plus que Lente; D’un cahier d’esquisses; RAVEL: Sonatine; Noble and Sentimental Waltzes – Claude Debussy, p./ Maurice Ravel, p. – Melodiya
Connoisseurs of “authenticity” cannot be without this restoration of piano rolls by Debussy and Ravel, each performing his own music with diligence, taste, and artful pianism.
A titan of the keyboard receives full honors in this assemblage of his recorded output, masterfully restored by Ward Marston.
Sevitzky, Vol. 3 = HAYDN: Overture; Symphony No. 73 SGAMBATI: Vecchio Minuetto; KALLINIKOV: Sym. No. 1 – Indianapolis Sym. /Fabien Sevitzky – Historic-Recordings
The neglected legacy of Fabien Sevitzky receives an important addition with his 1941 Kalinnikov G Minor Symphony, here performed by a true believer.