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Pablo Casals: Early Recordings 1925-1928
Johann Sebastian Bach, Anton Rubinstein, Franz [Vienna] Schubert
Pablo Casals: Early Recordings 1925-1928
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Classical
 
  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #1

These early electrical recordings show a very different Pablo Casals from the grunting old man most people remember. At the height of his technical and musical powers, he plays these mostly charming little encores and t...  more »

      
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These early electrical recordings show a very different Pablo Casals from the grunting old man most people remember. At the height of his technical and musical powers, he plays these mostly charming little encores and transcriptions with exquisite musicianship and breathtaking technical command that remains outstanding today. Whether you want to hear Chopin piano pieces or Wagner arias played on the cello is another issue; there is very little real cello music on this disc. But for what is here, one could hardly imagine better performances. The transfers are outstandingly lifelike, the program very generous (76:19), the price reasonable. --Leslie Gerber
 

CD Reviews

Amazing touch of personality
Aldo Giannone | 01/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is perhaps one of my favorite. It features Pablo playing some very romantic and melancholic songs from various composers. It also features Pablo's amazing technique and his capacity of interpretation which gies beyond just reading and playing musical notes.
But also, the fact that this album was recorded so long ago, the original format was gramophone, I think it gives this album very important historical value, the background noise never interrupts the musics, but help listeners to get involved and place himself in the timeline.
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Outstanding
DAVID J SEGOVIA | San Antonio, TX United States | 10/20/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"funny, I hear plenty of "real" music coming from this CD ;)"
Pablo Casals: Early Recrdings, a defective product
Mr. Hrant N. Tatian | Providence, RI | 03/08/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"The Pablo Casals: Early Recordings 1925-1928 is a fine recording with a production defect. The playing is obviously great but near the end of the CD numerous tracks are missing. I returned the CD and was sent a replacement that had the same defect indicating that there was a production error."