Ingenious Opposites, Vol. I - Roman Zaslavsky plays Schumann & Liszt

Roman Zaslavsky, piano
Robert Schumann: Symphonic Etudes op. 13; Franz Liszt: Années de pélerinage: Deuxième année, Italie & Etudes d’exécution transcendante

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Otto Klemperer

Bruckner: Symphony No.4 in E flat major "Romantic"; Recorded: Funkhaus, Saal 1, WDR Cologne, 5 April 1954

"This performance of Bruckner's Fourth Symphony is not his only one, but is by far his finest: dynamic, intense, concentrated, and with his hallmark grasp of structure....This is quite marvellous music making, a most auspicious opening to the series." (BBC Music Magazine); “…an ardent... 

Erich Kleiber

Beethoven: Symphony No.5 in C minor, Op.67; Beethoven: Symphony No.6 in F major, Op.68 "Pastoral"; Recorded: Funkhaus, Saal 1, WDR Cologne, 4 April 1955

"The Fifth is fiery and lucid...Nothing is taken for granted, and that freshness is even more apparent in the Sixth, which moves briskly, but with extraordinarily sweet-toned strings...one might think this was a performance given recently by a major conductor one had overlooked." (BBC Music... 

Clara Haskil

Clara Haskil, piano
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.9 in E flat major, K271; Otto Ackermann; Recorded: Funkhaus, Saal 1, WDR Cologne, 11 June 1954

“The new label Medici Masters couldn’t begin better than with these live recordings…K459 is a delight, not least Mozart’s glorious finale, played with irresistible exuberance." (The Times); “Listening to Clara Haskil always brings much joy…and this Medici Masters issue has clarity and ... 

Otto Klemperer

Bruckner: Symphony No.7 in E major; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Recorded: Herkulessaal, Munich, 12 April 1956

"Klemperer truly loved (Bruckner's 7th Symphony) and performed it often. This reading is the earliest and fasted of his live recorded accounts... (he) achieves much to admire...with his typically clear textures abetted by some lovely playing by the Bavarian strings...it strikes me as overall his... 

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