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Complete Solo Recordings of Ignaz Friedman
Carl Tausig, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Johannes Brahms
Complete Solo Recordings of Ignaz Friedman
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Miscellaneous, Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (17) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (28) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #4


      
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A Pianistic Giant
01/01/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"That all recorded evidence of Ignaz Friedman mastery can go into 4 CDs is pretty sad but it is also one more reason for not missing the little we are fortunate to have.The greatest, in my opinion, among Leschetizky's disciples, Ignaz Friedman had a splendid technique (which reminds altenatively Rosenthal and Hofmann), a sonority of his own, a unique rhythmical sense, enlightened especially in the performance of the Mazurkas -- still considered by many to be the best ever recorded. Also a competitor for the same superlative status is the Nocturne in E Flat Major opus 55 no.2, performed with unbelievable beauty of sound, of phrasing and with enormous evocative power...All the other items on this set -- beautifully transferred by Ward Marston and interestingly commented by Allan Evans -- are sheer gems of Romantic piano playing. Do not miss it!"
The Dynamite of the Piano
03/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Ignaz Friedman has a truly EXPLOSIVE style of playing the piano that is simply fabulous. Horowitz once said that Friedman's recording of the Chopin Etude Op 10 no.7 in C major is "Unsurpassed" and i kinda find it hard to disagree. Also listen to the "trio" nocturne which has a highly unique and original interpretation. "La Campanella" is fascinating, and it would take me years and years and years to list out all the stuff i like from this CD. BUY IT NOW, OR REGRET IT!!! And the booklet is great too! i had a great time reading it. WORTH EVERY SINGLE CENT OF YOUR MONEY."
As splendid a set as I ever hope to find
Robert J. Cruce | Muskogee, OK United States | 03/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These were my first CDs from this label and they constitute one of the most beautifully produced sets I have encountered. To the reviewer whose advice I took: yes I would have regretted missing this one, for it is one of the finest tributes to a performing artist imaginable. The booklet is a hard read, but you won't care about any opinions expressed after you hear the recordings. That is why you will want this set: for the heart and soul of the music that Ignaz Friedman conveyed and is nowhere near as easy to come by in modern recordings."