EMI Icon: Solomon (7CD boxset, FLAC)
EMI Icon: Solomon (7CD boxset, FLAC)

Performer: Haydn Rogerson, Solomon (Solomon Cutner)
Orchestra: Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra of London
Conductor: Adrian Boult, Herbert Menges, Issay Alexandrovich Dobroven, Walter Susskind
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Arthur Bliss, Johannes Brahms, Edvard Grieg, et al.
Audio CD
SPARS Code: A-D
Number of Discs: 7 CD box set
Format: FLAC (image+cue)
Label: EMI Classics
Size: 1.37 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 1
Beethoven

1-3 Piano Concerto No.5 ‘Emperor’
4-6 Piano Concerto No.3

CD 2
Grieg

1-3 Piano Concerto

Schumann
4-6 Piano Concerto

Beethoven
7-8 Piano Sonata No.27

CD 3
Beethoven

1-3 Piano Sonata No.8 ‘Pathétique’
4-6 Piano Sonata No.14 ‘Moonlight’
7-8 Piano Sonata No.21 ‘Waldstein’
9-11 Piano Sonata No.26 ‘Les Adieux’

CD 4
Beethoven

1-3 Piano Sonata No.23 ‘Appassionata’
4-7 Piano Sonata No.29 ‘Hammerklavier’

CD 5
Brahms

1-4 Piano Concerto No.2

Tchaikovsky
5-7 Piano Concerto No.1

CD 6
Scarlatti

1 Sonata in F L384

Bach / Busoni
2 Cantata BWV140 ‘Wachet auf’

Mozart
3-5 Piano Sonata No.11 K331
6-8 Piano Sonata No.17 K576
9-11 Piano Concerto No.24 K491

CD 7
Liszt

1 Hungarian Fantasia

Scriabin
2-4 Piano Concerto

Bliss
5-7 Piano Concerto

Wonderful Survey of wonderful pianist

Below is a list of the tracks-
Beethoven; Piano Concerto 3 and 5. Piano Sonata’s Moonlite, Pathetique, Appasionata, Les Adieux, Hammerklavier, op 90, and the Waldstein.
Brahms Piano Concerto 2. Tch Piano Cto. Grieg PnoCto. Schumann PnoCto. Scriabin PnoCto. Bliss PnoCto. Liszt Hung Fantasia. Mozart K491
Scarlatti K384.
Bach Waufet Auf.
Mozart Piano Sonata’s K331. K 576

Needless to say, aquiring these singularly via Testament would cost you over three hundred dollars and never before have they all been attainable in one set. This is a wonderful way to hear a broad scope of a pianist most associate with Beethoven[who still is one of the greatest Beeth exponents ever-his Hammer, in my opinion, has never been bested in the studio].
SOlomon is, in many ways, more of a precursor to the modern pianist than almost all of his peers. His technique was stupendous and his playing shows little of the flamboyance of the time when many pianists attempted in vain to “Lang-Lang’ their audience into an uproar. The Post-Liszt era of senseless showmanship was at its end, though a man named Vladimir Horowitz was about to begin the second world war of vanity. The sole video of Solomon[playing a marvelous appasion] shows a very economic pianist, capable of both power and grace without the slightest hint of strain. Solomon can be listed without hesitation in the same breath with such giants as Rachmaninov[the player[, Moiseiwitsch, and Schabel in regard to their respectable playing in total respect to both the composer and their audience.
Unfortenetly, his career was cut incredibly short due to a debilitating stroke in 1956 just as Solomon was reaching his true potential.
If you enjoy this record, I would recommend getting his Brahms piano concerto 1 and his Piano Sonata op5 along with his Schumann Carnaval[together on Testament] and the rest of his Beethoven Sonata’s, Schubert, and Mozart all available on Testament.
Highly recommended.

7 Comments

  1. Thank you for this! Do you happen to have the EMI Icon set, Sir Colin Davis The Early Recordings?

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