Rare HD-Vinyl (Mono) 24/96 (Decca/Ace Of Clubs) Franz Liszt – Recital (Katin)

front-small-boxsetMany thanks to our friend Trottar for this rarity
Even Peter Katin cannot quite rescue the first two Liebestraume from the trunk in the attic, but his playing of number three is lovely, transforming its slightly saccharine quality to lyricism. The Rigoletto Paraphrase is gay and delightful. The supreme warhorse, the Hungarian Rhapsody #2, is played so differently and so magnificently that it almost defies description. The textures in the “Lassu” portion are very lean and rapid. There is no grand, rhetorical lingering over each phrase. The ‘Friss” has an astounding drive that banishes all thoughts of the circus. It must be heard. The Rhapsody #15, the Racoczy March from Berlioz “Damnation of Faust”, is again very tight but exciting.

# Composer: Franz Liszt
# Performer: Peter Katin
Vinyl (1954)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Decca/Ace Of Clubs
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 396 MB
Scan: yes
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HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Unicorn) Frederik Chopin – Nocturnes Vol. 1 & 2 (Katin)

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Katin’s playing throughout is so skillful that one never is aware of any interpretive intrusions. Rather, tempos are patient if a little slow, and sonorities are broad and luminous. The Turkish Sonata in particular gives the feeling of having been lived in rather than interpreted. It’s hard not to hum along. I can’t say that I like Katin in this music better than other great Chopin interpreters like Arrau, Rubinstein, Vasary, but he certainly is in their league.

# Composer: Frederik Chopin
# Performer: Peter Katin
# Vinyl (1971)
# Number of Discs: 2
# Format: Flac
# Label: Unicorn
# DR-Analysis: DR: 14
# Size: 2.08 GB
# Scan: yes
# Server: FileFactory

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