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Ninth Van Cliburn Competition 1993 (Retrospective Series, vol. 9)
Franz Joseph Haydn, Franz Liszt, Ferruccio Busoni
Ninth Van Cliburn Competition 1993 (Retrospective Series, vol. 9)
Genre: Classical
 
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Great Music and Even Greater Musicians
10/29/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album contains an incredible selection of music played by the gold, silver, and bronze medalists of the '93 competition. I particularly enjoy Pedroni's performance of Isolde's Libestod, an incredible composition which he brings to life. But what makes this CD especially worthwhile are the Carmen Variations performed by Kuleschov. Though Horowitz wrote these variations and played them regularly, they were never written down. Valery listened to recordings of Horowitz performing the Carmen Variations hundreds of times and transcribed what he heard as closely as possible to the way Horowitz played the piece (the composer would more aptly be listed as Horowitz-Kuleschov). So what you have here is a rare recording of an incredible piece that can't be found anywhere else. This alone makes this disc worthwhile to have."