Alfor's Rarities - Recordings

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Re: Alfor's Rarities - Recordings

Post by alfor » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:41 am

Wilhelm KEMPFF

BEETHOVEN: Variations op. 76

(from original 10" shellac)
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Re: Alfor's Rarities - Recordings

Post by alfor » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:41 am

Samuil FEINBERG

BEETHOVEN: Sonata op. 57

(from original russian shellac set)

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Re: Alfor's Rarities - Recordings

Post by alfor » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:37 am

British pianism at its best:

Irene SCHARRER

VERDI-LISZT Rigoletto Paraphrase

(from original shellac disc)

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Re: Alfor's Rarities - Recordings

Post by alfor » Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:48 pm

Very rare:

Jörg DEMUS
plays
Franz SCHMIDT


From original LP record.

1. Romanze (his only original 2 hand piano work)
2. Intermezzo (from Quintet for piano - left hand - , clarinet and strings)
3. Toccata

2. & 3. have been composed for Paul Wittgenstein. Demus plays the 2 hand version by Friedrich Wührer.

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Re: Alfor's Rarities - Recordings

Post by alfor » Sun May 26, 2013 10:29 pm

A Godowsky pioneer:

Doris Pines plays Godowsky (details see Cover)
It was this LP disc which inspired the foundation of the
"Schloß vor Husum" Piano Festival!
Godowsky Pines Cover.pdf
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Re: Alfor's Rarities - Recordings

Post by alfor » Sat Jun 08, 2013 6:07 pm

This file definitely dedicated to fleubis:

Artur RUBINSTEIN
CHOPIN Sonata op. 35

recorded in 1946 (probably an early tape recording)

first issued on shellac (the long-playing-record was not yet invented!)
This file is from the first LP issue (RCA LM 9008, early 1950s)

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Re: Alfor's Rarities - Recordings

Post by fleubis » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:31 pm

Alfor, this is a real treat! With Rubinstein I can enjoy the music without being so awed by technique, as in Horowitz. It's a matter of architecture and Rubinstein's arches triumph.

Thanks for uploading this outstanding performance! It is definitely edgier than his later performances.

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Re: Alfor's Rarities - Recordings

Post by alfor » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:52 pm

fleubis wrote:Alfor, this is a real treat! With Rubinstein I can enjoy the music without being so awed by technique, as in Horowitz. It's a matter of architecture and Rubinstein's arches triumph.

Thanks for uploading this outstanding performance! It is definitely edgier than his later performances.
You are welcome!

To my knowledge there are only two other „official“ recordings of Chopin's op. 35 by Rubinstein: The 1964 live recording* from Moscow and the studio stereo recording from roughly the same time. Imho the latter has a much less genuine sound than the 1946 recording.

*I do have the original Russian Melodiya stereo and mono issues of this recording - which might also be worthwhile to post in this thread.
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Re: Alfor's Rarities - Recordings

Post by alfor » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:40 pm

Side 2 of the RCA LM 9008 LP (recorded around 1950 to 53):

Artur RUBINSTEIN
plays Debussy:

La Cathédrale ...
Poissons d'or
La Fille ...
Masques
La Terrasse ...
Ondine

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Re: Alfor's Rarities - Recordings

Post by fleubis » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:03 pm

Rubenstein playing Debussy: Very choice morsels indeed. Thanks much for this, Alfred. I'm delighted to hear what early Rubinstein is like. I continue to admire the overall arch of his conceptions. I wish I could find the right words to express my impressions of these early performances, but alas, I'm at a loss for words.

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