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There are wrong notes, some of the recordings are of poor quality, others remarkably good for the 1920s: what is amazing is the unfailing verve, poetry, warmth and spontaneity. Some of the playing... More…

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Yes, the technique at full stretch was getting slapdash. But with a Kinderszenen as poised and poetic as this, you forgive the 70-something master just about everything. More…

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The original HMV records 1934/1943

Alfred Cortot (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra, John Barbirolli

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78 rpm recordings - volume 4

Alfred Cortot (piano)

Cortot’s 1928 recording of the Second Sonata is one of the earliest studio recordings of the work. He takes dizzying tempos at various points: both the scherzo and the finale are rapid and threaten... More…

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Several of the items [here] show the pianist in visionary form... The transfers are excellent... Definitely recommended for Cortot buffs More…

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This great artist was notoriously nervous, but these last recordings, of favourite works by Chopin and Mendelssohn, capture perfectly a Romantic atmosphere which was shortly to disappear, and... More…

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The old and ill master-pianist sprays wrong notes about even more than usual. There's some scintillating Chopin nonetheless, and Cortot's trademark supple lyricism in Schubert's Ländler. More…

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Cortot's sweeping spontaneity is irresistible. The Weber is tremendous, and Liszt's Sonata (recorded in 1929, not 1939 as per the track-listing) has a hugely impressive albeit rather breathless... More…

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78 rpm recordings - volume 5

Alfred Cortot (piano)

In glorious tone quality, drama, visionary intensity and sheer poetry, few pianists have ever surpassed Cortot. This CD is a treat, if you don't mind wrong notes, and includes two totally different... More…

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Here are some examples of what makes Cortot special...The combination of poetic inwardness and virtuoso exuberance is magical. More…

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