2019-08-05 03:00:41 UTC
Schumann: Fantasie in C major, Op.17
Schumann: Bunte Blätter, Op.99 (extraits)
Dmitri Bashkirov (pf)
EMI Pathé Marconi CDM 7 63571 2 ℗ 1963 © 1990. CD.
Enregistré / recorded : Paris, salle Wagram, 29.X.1962.
Directeur artistique / producer : Eric Macleod.
Ingénieur du son / balance engineer : Paul Vavasseur.
En couveture / cover : photo Odette Weill.
Maquette / design concept : Josée Malamoud.
Booklet note : Alain Lombech.
STEREO/DIGITALLY REMASTERED ℗ 1963 EMI Pathé Marconi S.A.
Reports et mixages numériques ℗ 1990 EMI Pathé Marconi S.A.
Made in Germany.
DURÉE TOTALE/TOTAL TIME : 45’35.
COMMENT: One of, if not _thee_, all-time most-desired used CDs on my list finally has come home. I did have to resort to eBay to find it, however, breaking with my usual tradition of seeking everything used in the stores. It just has never come along, in almost 15 years of trolling the bins, searching, searching. It is every bit as good as I expected. The Bunte Blätter extracts may be even superior to the Fantasie, Bashkirov's nuanced playing making for some truly spine-tingling moments. The Scherzo, for instance, is limpid yet spry, and wholly of a part. Based on this disc along, I have to consider Bashkirov one of the best Schumann interpreters for solo keyboard on records. Does anyone else have this wonderful, and rare, CD from French EMI?