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Clara Haskil: Philips Recordings, 1951-1960 [Box Set]
Domenico Scarlatti, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Maurice Ravel
Clara Haskil: Philips Recordings, 1951-1960 [Box Set]
Genre: Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (19) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (29) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (7) - Disc #4
  •  Track Listings (7) - Disc #5
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #6
  •  Track Listings (6) - Disc #7


      
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Clara Haskil Returns!
Michael B. Richman | Portland, Maine USA | 02/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Like many of the recent "Original Masters" reissues, this 7CD set of music performed by pianist Clara Haskil has been available since last July as an import, and now has finally been released in the U.S. In fact, all of the music contained on "Clara Haskil: Philips Recordings 1951-1960" has been reissued previously on CD, in two different box sets in the now out-of-print "Clara Haskil Legacy" series. Despite this, it is wonderful to have these classic performances back, particularly because those "Legacy" volumes were fetching outrageous prices as rare collector's items. Haskil was one of the legendary interpreters of Mozart and her Concerto recordings presented here of Nos. 9, 20 (two versions, mono & stereo), 23 & 24 (along with those she made for Westminster and DG -- see my reviews of Mozart: Piano Concertos No 19 & 27 / Haskil, Fricsay and Mozart: Piano Concerto K.459; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3) are not to be missed. But also her Beethoven, Schumann and Chopin renditions are so delicately light and breathtaking, they cannot be overlooked, and they provide such a nice contrast to all the romantic ivory pounders out there. The first three CDs capture her sensitivity in various Sonatas, and they are most excellent. If you love great piano music and didn't have a chance to get these marvelous performances the first time around, don't miss out now!"
Excellent, I love it
Doumeki Haruka | Houston, TX usa | 03/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"For anyone who likes to relive the golden era of pianists, a time when music itself was the core of a performance, this collection is a must have. The serene loneliness in Clara Haskil's interpretation of Mozart and Schubert was simply heartbreaking. Honest, elegant, and never self-centered, these memorable recordings deserve 5 solid stars."
A treasure impossible to value!
Hiram Gomez Pardo | Valencia, Venezuela | 12/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The last decade of this prodigious of the keyboard was really electryfying. Encouraged by Pablo Casals and regarded a perennial honor guest in most of Prades Festivals, her whole spirit ignited again after several years of reclusive state, due a painful sickness. However, she knew to imposse herself due her fervent will against all these obstacles, giving the best her weak and fragile body was capable to convey.

And the outcome has been possibly one of the most emotive come back ever experienced by any other pianist in that decade. She was constantly requested for many directors, because of the fact that pristine sound, that evocative pianism belonged to a tradition in ways of extinction.

Your musical collection will never be complete if you don't have this selected compilation. It's a must-have all the way through."