Benno Moiseiwitsch  -  Complete Acoustics    (2-Pearl 0142)
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Benno Moiseiwitsch  -  Complete Acoustics    (2-Pearl 0142)
P0035. BENNO MOISÉIWITSCH: Complete Acoustic Recordings, 1916–25, (plus early Electrical Recordings, 1925–30), incl. Rameau, Scarlatti, Daquin, Debussy, Chopin, Ravel, Brahms, Scriabin, Palmgren, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Weber, Leschetizky, Moszkowski, Delibes, Moussorgsky, Rubinstein, Henselt, Chasins, Ibert, Hummel & Wagner; w.Ronald Cond. Royal Albert Hall Orch.: Concerto #1 in g (Mendelssohn). (England) 2-Pearl 0142, recorded 1916-30. Transfers by Seth B. Winner. Very long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 727031014225


“…[the above] excellently produced set contains, in chronological order of recording, all the sides that Moiséiwitsch recorded and published between 1916 and 1925. The second CD is filled with early electrical sides from 1925 to 1930….This is an important and enjoyable set of recordings that comes highly recommended.”

- Jonathan Summers, INTERNATIONAL PIANO, Sept./Oct., 2001

“Though regarded as one of the most perceptive Chopin interpreters of his generation, Benno Moiséiwitsch, was somewhat choosy in the works that he included in his repertoire. Born in Russia in 1890, winner of the prestigious Anton Rubinstein prize at the age of nine, he was eighteen when he made his UK début. It was a country he made his home in his later life, and with a dearth of pianist talent in his adopted home, he became regarded as the country’s finest virtuoso. Unlike many other celebrated Chopin pianists, of which Cortot was the best known, Moiséiwitsch took a quite literal view, particularly in questions of dynamics, his only substantial deviation coming in a slowing at the end of decorative filigree passages.”

- David Denton