Post by Al Eisner
On Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at 3:35:48 PM UTC-5, Frank
Post by Frank Lekens Post by Graham Post by Al Eisner
Op dinsdag 29 december 2020 om 16:34:19 UTC+1 schreef
Post by Graham
RIP. His version of the Debussy etudes is among the best.
Sad news, RIP.
I had not been aware of the fate of his parents (see
Will plan to investigate his Debussy. (I don't think
anything non-Chopin of his.)
I have his Scarlatti CD and another of Bach Handel and
Scarlatti. Both on
Meridian and both worth acquiring.
I rather like all of the cd's he made for them, also the
Mozart and even
that rather late Haydn (i.e. he recorded that late in
life, and it's
audibly not a young man's Haydn, but still nice).
Here's an 1968 Dubrovnik recital that I think the BBC
plays every once
in a while in their night programme and that someone now
YouTube on the occasion of this sad news.
A wonderful, refined artist. I agree with Frank, and
(among other things) highly recommend the 2-CD Schumann
collection on Meridian, fortunately available from Presto
It's also worthwhile to track down this set of (relative)
Poking around on youtube following the news of his passing,
I settled on'
listening to an audio-onky Barcarolle, which I found
touching as well as
refined in execution.. Might that be the same one you refer
to? But your
link doesn't work for me (discogs says it is not found).
Amazon lists very
little available, but there are some mysterious vinyls
inexpensive Westminster) for which no contents are available.
Presto has surprisingly little of his Chopin available, but
do have his Schumann (even in CD form), as well as Mozart and
Haydn collections, and some other things already mentioned.
I'm already planning a Presto order....
The discogs link works for me. It's a Sony Essential
Classics 53515, long OOP. Try this:
I don't think Fou's Westminster recordings were ever on CD.
well as downloads from them. Except they don't list the
Schumann disc. I ordered it on CD from Presto, but if