Many thanks Trottar for this beautiful rarity
Incredible: what you are listening to is the perfect playing of a 95 years old grandmaster. Mieczyslaw Horszowski lived to the age of 101 and enjoyed the longest career in the history of the performing arts. He never achieved, or aspired to, the notoriety of his friends Arthur Rubinstein and Vladimir Horowitz. But in his last decade, he became something of a cult figure, his performances and recordings sought out by those curious about this last link to the Golden Age of Piano Playing, and those simply wondering whether someone so elderly could still move his fingers.
Composer: Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Mieczyslaw Horszowski
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Elektra/Nonesuch DR-Analysis: DR 13 Size: 1.35 GB
For most of her performing career which began in the 1920’s and ended in the early 1970’s, legendary violinist Erica Morini was billed as “The World’s Greatest Woman Violinist” a title she naturally despised. “I am either good or I am not” she responded when asked about it, “Being a woman has nothing to do with it!”. Today she is largely forgotten while several great women violinists have emerged in the last 30 years. Most of this neglect is due to the fact that almost all of her recordings have been unavailable for many years.
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Performer: Erica Morini
Orchestra: Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Of London
Conductor: Artur Rodzinski
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Westminster/Speakers Corner DR-Analysis: DR 13 Size: 829 MB
Wonderful ! Many thanks Jean-Luc for this beauty Even for a baroque opera, Les Boreades had a bleak history. It was Rameau’s last opera, composed when he was in his eighties, and when he died before the scheduled premiere, another opera was substituted, and Les Boreades went unheard. It was performed once in concert in 1770 in Lille, and then not again until 1963. John Eliot Gardiner brought it to new life in 1974, leading to this recording.
Composer: Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer: Jennifer Smith, Anne-Marie Rodde, Philip Langridge, John Aler, Jean-Philippe Lafont
Orchestra: The English Baroque Soloists
Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
Number of Discs: 3
Label: Erato DR-Analysis: DR 14 Size: 3.49 GB
I received as a gift, from a friend, lovefully restored files (not vinyl sourced, you will understand, why not)of recordings made by the greatest pianist ever lived: Sergei Rachmaninov. The recordings are from 1921-1942, in 24/88.2 and with stunning sound. Enjoy!
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn, Fritz Kreisler, Johann Sebastian Bach, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Sergei Rachmaninov
Label: EMI DR-Analysis: DR 12 Size: 353 MB