Alfor's Rarities - Recordings

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Re: Alfor's Rarities - Recordings

Post by alfor » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:21 pm

Erik THEN-BERGH
plays
Max REGER
Silhouetten op. 53 Nos. 2 & 6

from original shellac disc


Reger played by this excellent pianist is a true revelation!

http://www.mediafire.com/?baj2e9lm4ks52ci
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Re: Alfor's Rarities - Recordings

Post by alfor » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:04 pm

Vladimir HOROWITZ
plays
Dimitri KABALEVSKY
Sonata No. 3 op. 46

Charming sonatina-like work; one of K.'s best achievements, imho.

From original shellac set.

http://www.mediafire.com/?obdbcwzbwvsxvc5
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Re: Alfor's Rarities - Recordings

Post by Scriabinoff » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:16 am

alfor wrote:Vladimir HOROWITZ
plays
Dimitri KABALEVSKY
Sonata No. 3 op. 46

Charming sonatina-like work; one of K.'s best achievements, imho.

From original shellac set.

http://www.mediafire.com/?obdbcwzbwvsxvc5
Thanks very much for this Alfor, and I agree with you, it is probably one of his better larger scale (form) works ( though I personally feel more drawn to the sound of the first two more lately). I learned and performed this a couple years ago upon my return to formal advanced study and it was immensely enjoyable to put on the stage. I will enjoy giving this another listen and welcome the interpretation to my archive.

Although most people will gravitate more strongly to the lyrical first theme of the first movement ( I actually like his "war" music part of the the first mvmnt more), I feel the best music is found In the last. His use of "Kalinka" is so fun ( and bonus points for any keen ears that can name another K. piano favorite that also makes good use of that very "Russian" theme... ;) )!

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Re: Alfor's Rarities - Recordings

Post by alfor » Thu Dec 12, 2013 6:34 pm

Fine HOROWITZ recordings from around 1960:

Chopin Sonata op. 35
Rachmaninoff: 2 Etudes tableaux
Schumann: Arabeske
Liszt ed. Horowitz: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 19

Very authentic sound, no rustle or crackle!!! This from an original reel-to-reel tape!!


http://www.mediafire.com/listen/vrgixcd ... 20reel.mp3
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Re: Alfor's Rarities - Recordings

Post by alfor » Mon Dec 16, 2013 4:32 pm

deleted - there are too few who are interested :( .

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Re: Alfor's Rarities - Recordings

Post by Jim Faston » Mon Dec 16, 2013 7:28 pm

alfor wrote:Once one of the most promising young German pianists, he unfortunately never really made a career.

Chopin:
Mazurka C major
Bolero


http://www.mediafire.com/listen/k2ffpd6 ... Bolero.mp3
Thanks for the recording.

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Re: Alfor's Rarities - Recordings

Post by alfor » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:15 pm

Fascinating recording by Conrad HANSEN on an original „Tafelklavier“ from Mozart's time.

MOZART: Piano Sonata K 331

From original LP recording from the 1950s.

If you ever touched an instrument like this you may appreciate
the extremely perfect and refined finger technique present in this recording.
Amazing that the fur-covered hammers are producing an almost mandolin-like sound!!


http://www.mediafire.com/listen/zf8voaa ... Hansen.mp3
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Re: Alfor's Rarities - Recordings

Post by HullandHellandHalifax » Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:21 pm

Amazing that the fur-covered hammers are producing an almost mandolin-like sound!!

I am really surprised that they didn't take the dead mice out first, I hope the owner wasn't arrested for cruelty to animals!
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Re: Alfor's Rarities - Recordings

Post by alfor » Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:45 pm

HullandHellandHalifax wrote:Amazing that the fur-covered hammers are producing an almost mandolin-like sound!!

I am really surprised that they didn't take the dead mice out first, I hope the owner wasn't arrested for cruelty to animals!
regards
Brian
I had the opportunity to have a look at the instrument in question and I can assure you that Hansen DID remove all mice - whether living or dead - each time before playing the instrument ;) .
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Re: Alfor's Rarities - Recordings

Post by alfor » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:51 pm

As promised:

Arthur Schnabel plays Beethoven's Diabelli Variationen op. 120 (rec. 1937)

(Not from the original shellac set but from a good LP transfer)


http://www.mediafire.com/listen/k849zh3 ... 1937_I.mp3
http://www.mediafire.com/listen/690b8b7 ... 937_II.mp3
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