Friday, November 20, 2009
Poulenc : Concerto for 2 pianos - US première with Poulenc and Crochet
The playing sparkles and rollicks. There is an air of everyone enjoying themselves hugely.
This recording seems to be a rebroadcast of the original radio tape. It's hissy, but, by golly, you forget that within a couple of minutes.
And I must put in a plug for Evelyne Crochet's recording of the Bach Well-tempered Clavier (Music and Arts). This is Bach playing to live with for years - exquisite. Indeed, why not head over to Music and Arts - the whole outfit is virtually a one-man band. Fred Maroth, who runs it, is a wonderful character who has somehow managed to maintain a label of staggering diversity when many others have gone to the wall.
mp3, 256kps VBR - hissy but great.
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