HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Maurice Ravel – Piano Concerto In G Major / Piano Concerto In D Major For The Left Hand (François/Cluytens)

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Samson François (1924-1970) is considered one of the most important French pianists of the 20th century. His unique sense of improvisation, which is the trademark of his recordings, blossomed even more in concert. Those who had the chance to attend his concerts recall a very special experience.
Precisely why he’s is not better known in the United States (or known at all for that matter) is a mystery. On this album he plays Ravel with absolute mastery, refusing to prettify any of the jazz rhythms in the G major concerto, and by so doing, bringing out all of its toughness…..

Composer: Maurice Ravel
Performer: Samson François
Orchestra: The Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Conductor: André Cluytens
Vinyl (1960)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis: DR 12
Size: 799 MB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Seraphim) Frederyk Chopin – Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor Op.21 (François)

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Composer: Frederyk Chopin
Performer: Pierre Barbizet, Samson François
Orchestra: Orchestre National de l’Opera de Monte-Carlo
Conductor: Louix Fremaux
Vinyl (1965-67)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Seraphim
DR-Analysis: DR 13
Size: 811 MB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (Seraphim) Franz Liszt – Piano Concertos 1 & 2 (François)

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Samson François (1924-1970) is considered one of the most important French pianists of the 20th century. His unique sense of improvisation, which is the trademark of his recordings, blossomed even more in concert. Those who had the chance to attend his concerts recall a very special experience.

Composer: Franz Liszt
Performer: Samson François
Orchestra: Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor: Constantin Silvestri

Vinyl (1962)
Number of Discs: 1
Format: Flac
Label: Seraphim
DR-Analysis: DR 10
Size: 889 MB
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HD-Vinyls 24/96 (EMI/Angel) Franz Liszt – Hungarian Rhapsodies Vol. 1 & 2 (François)

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Samson François (1924-1970) is considered one of the most important French pianists of the 20th century. His unique sense of improvisation, which is the trademark of his recordings, blossomed even more in concert. Those who had the chance to attend his concerts recall a very special experience.
Samson François’s extravagant lifestyle, good looks, and passionate but highly disciplined playing, gave him a cult status as a pianist. He had a heart attack on the concert stage in 1968. His early death followed only two years later. He was only 46 years old.

François himself said “never play simply to play well” and, in a remark clearly inspired by his jazz influences, “It must be that there is never the impression of being obliged to play the next note.”

Composer: Franz Liszt
Performer: Samson François

Vinyl (1953-54)
Number of Discs: 2
Format: Flac
Label: EMI/Angel
DR-Analysis: DR 14
Size: 985 MB
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