...My one criticism of this admirable set is that, in some cases, significant recordings are represented by individual movements — which means that only...the first of Melichar's 1934 Fifth Brandenburg Concerto...[is] included. On the other hand, we do hear Geza Anda's rare 1943 recording of Schumann's Etudes symphoniques complete, as well as the whole of Stravinsky's Violin Concerto with Samuel Dushkin [on
DG 459002] as soloist and the composer himself conducting. Both are memorable, as indeed are tasty samplings (self-contained pieces this time) of Vasa Prihoda, Georg Kulenkampff, Eduard Erdmann and the young Helmut Walcha...
Petite suite for Piano 4 hands: no 3, Menuetby Claude Debussy Performer:
Georg Kulenkampff (Violin),
Franz Rupp (Piano)
Period: 20th Century Written: 1886-1889; France Date of Recording: 1935 Venue: Berlin, Germany Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs.
German Dances (12) for Piano, D 790/Op. 171by Franz Schubert Performer:
Eduard Erdmann (Piano)
Period: Romantic Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria Date of Recording: 11/1940 Venue: Berlin, Germany Length: 7 Minutes 30 Secs.
Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13by Robert Schumann Performer:
Géza Anda (Piano)
Period: Romantic Written: 1837/1852; Germany Date of Recording: 1943 Venue: Berlin, Germany Length: 14 Minutes 55 Secs.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565by Johann Sebastian Bach Performer:
Helmut Walcha (Organ)
Period: Baroque Written: by 1708; Germany Date of Recording: 08/24/1947 Venue: Lüneck, St. Jacobkirche Length: 9 Minutes 17 Secs.