Friedrich Gulda      (4-Audite 21.404)
Item# P0714
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Friedrich Gulda      (4-Audite 21.404)
P0714. FRIEDRICH GULDA: Friedrich Gulda – The Early Recordings, incl. Beethoven, Debussy, Ravel, Chopin & Prokofiev; w.Markevitch Cond. RIAS S.O.: Concerto #24 in c, K.191 (Mozart). (Germany) 4-Audite 21.404, recorded 1950-59. Boxed Set. - 402143214045


“These recordings of the pianist in his 20s give us an opportunity to review his early accomplishments in the classical repertory. After being without these for many years, it was refreshing to hear them once again and respond to some grand and astonishing music-making. This sound is generally fine - clear and warm….”

- Alan Becker, AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE, May/June, 2010

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"Friedrich Gulda’s hitherto unreleased recordings for the RIAS Berlin, made between 1950 and 1959, reveal the pianist as a “complete musician” whose interpretations of works by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Ravel and Prokofiev are on the highest pianistic level and display an unmistakable pathos of objectivity.”

- Z. D. Akron