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Alfred Cortot - The Late Recordings Vol 3


Release Date: 12/11/2007 
Label:  Apr (Appian) Catalog #: 5573   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This third volume of Cortot’s late recordings once again shows that their neglect has been unjustified. Chopin has always been the composer with whom Cortot was most identified and here we have a wonderful selection of mainly popular works which show off the pianist’s trademark lyrical playing to the full. Of particular interest to collectors are the Chopin titles from 1951 which have generally not yet appeared on any CD transfer; six of these titles were issued in the UK only as 78’s or 45rpm discs, both formats that did not last, another five were only issued in the USA on a RCA Victor LP, but as the relationship between EMI and RCA ceased shortly after these too had a very short life in the catalogue. The CD is completed with a fine Read more performance of the Mendelssohn Variations sérieuses, another Cortot favorite.

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Works on This Recording

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Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Notes: This selection is a mono recording.
1949 - 1951 

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