Arthur Balsam - Concerto Album - Mozart, Beethoven, Cpe Bach

Release Date: 6/6/2006
Label: Bridge
Catalog Number: BCD9196A/B
Performer: Artur Balsam
Number of Discs: 2

Physical Format:

CD
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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This set offers a revelatory collection of five concerto recordings made by the Polish-American piano virtuoso, Artur Balsam (1906-1994). Culled from recordings released on Concert Hall Society LPs in the early 1950s, this 2-CD release features sonic restoration and mastering by Grammy-winning engineer, Adam Abeshouse, a collection of rare Balsam photographs, a detailed essay on Balsam by Dan Berlinghoff, and five truly wonderful performances. Tully Potter writes that “this superb pianist, born in Warsaw in 1906, became Nathan Milstein’s accompanist in 1938 and followed the violinist to America two years later, in due course becoming recognized as a soloist.” Artur Balsam left a large legacy of solo piano and concerto recordings, but because nearly all were released before the advent of the CD, his performances are all but unknown to an entire generation of enthusiasts. With the cooperation and assistance of the Artur Balsam estate and the Artur Balsam Foundation, Bridge Records has restored and released this and other Artur Balsam recordings.
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Piano no 8 in C major, K 246 "Lützow" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Artur Balsam (Piano)
Conductor: Walter Goehr
Orchestra/Ensemble: Winterthur Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1776 ; Salzburg, Austria
2. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Artur Balsam (Piano)
Conductor: Clemens Dahinden
Orchestra/Ensemble: Winterthur Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1806 ; Vienna, Austria
3. Concerto for Piano no 13 in C major, K 415 (387b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Artur Balsam (Piano)
Conductor: Henry Swoboda
Orchestra/Ensemble: Concert Hall Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1782-1783 ; Vienna, Austria
4. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 85 by Johann Nepomuk Hummel
Performer: Artur Balsam (Piano)
Conductor: Otto Ackermann
Orchestra/Ensemble: Winterthur Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1816 ; Vienna, Austria
5. Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, Wq 22/H 425 by Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach
Performer: Artur Balsam (Piano)
Conductor: Victor Desarzens
Orchestra/Ensemble: Winterthur Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1746-1747 ; Germany
6. Concerto for Violin in D major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Artur Balsam (Piano)
Conductor: Clemens Dahinden
Orchestra/Ensemble: Winterthur Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1806 ; Vienna, Austria
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