Saturday, March 02, 2013

Pablo Casals, Alexander Schneider, Mieczyslaw Horszowski
"Schumann: Piano trio no. 1 in D minor" (Vinyl)

A sturdy, gold label Columbia masterworks LP commemorating a summer performance of Schumann's piano trio in D minor.

Often times I'm underwhelmed by Casals' recordings, but I'll attribute that as much to the primitive recording technology as I will to Maestro Casals' musicianship.
This recording, however, was masterfully done.  The performance is captured and the energy sizzles.  As seldom as I listen to these recordings, I should be proud to possess several of these recordings.  They are truly historical records of one of the early 20th century's great musical figures.

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