P0269. GINA BACHAUER: The First HMV Recordings, 1949 – 1951, incl. Bach-Busoni & Liszt, recorded 1949; w.Alec Sherman Cond. New London Orch.: Coronation Concerto #26 in D, K.537 (Mozart); Rapsodie espagnole (Liszt-Busoni), both recorded 1951. (England) Appian APR 5643. Transfers by Bryan Crimp. Final copy! - 5024709156436
"Here is a noble tribute to a noble pianist. Gina Bachauer (1913-76) was an artist whose exultant virtuosity and unswerving musical honesty became one of music's legends....Myra Hess who, although markedly different in style and repertoire, saw her as her natural heir, a pianist in the grandest of grand traditions....The recordings capture much of this artist's immense dynamic range, and Bryan Crimp's accompanying essay lovingly charts a truly charismatic career."
- Bryce Morrison, GRAMOPHONE, Aug., 2005
"These are muscular, intense readings of great stature….Bryan Crimp’s transfers and annotations are exemplary. This is a wonderful tribute to this great pianist who died way too young in 1976."
- Alan Becker, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, Sept./Oct., 2005