Women at the Piano, Vol.V  (Naxos 8.111219)
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Women at the Piano, Vol.V  (Naxos 8.111219)
P0895. WOMEN AT THE PIANO, An Anthology of Historic Performances, Vol.V, incl. Etelka Freund, Johana Harris, Emma Contestabile, Denise Lassimonne, Dorothea Winand-Mendelssohn, Tatiana Nikolayeva, Felicitas Karrer, Eva Wollman, Lenore Engdahl, Denise Herbrecht (w.Lucien Petijean), Carmen-Marie-Lucie Guilbert, Madeleine Grovlez, Jean Melville, Ida-Marie-Louise Périn, Grete Scherzer, Cornelia Rider-Possart & Annette Haas-Hamburger. (Germany) Naxos 8.111219, recorded 1923-55. Transfers by Victor & Marina Ledin. Long out-of-print, Final Sealed Copy! - 747313321926


"The fifth volume in this much admired series offers another fascinating anthology. Of the 17 pianists, the two oldest are the long-lived Cornelia Rider-Possart (1865–1963) who can be heard on an exceptionally rare, non-commercial 1926 Berlin disc, in the first recording of Scriabin’s Etude, Op 42, No 3, and Etelka Freund (1879–1977), a pupil of Brahms, who performs one of his Intermezzos in 1952. Jean Melville, a distant relation of Arthur Sullivan, plays 'Valse arabesque' in London in 1923, whilst Johana Harris who, together with her husband, the American composer Roy Harris, enjoyed a highly successful career, can be heard playing Frescobaldi in Los Angeles."

- Z. D. Akron