Notes & Reviews:
Rich And Ripe Readings Of Mozart's Two Piano Quartets From Georg Solti And The Melos Quartett, In Which The Conductor Takes Time Off From His Podium Duties To Return To The Keyboard - Where, In Fact, His Whole Career Began. Recorded A Year Apart, These Readings Have Both Thrust And Warmth And Are Made Available At Budget Price For The First Time, And After A Long Period Of Absence From The Decca Catalogue. Artists : Sir Georg Solti, Piano / Melos Quartett: / Wilhelm Melcher, Violin / Hermann Voss, Viola (no. 1) / Gerhard Voss, Viola (no. 2) / Peter Buck, Cello 'the Selling Point Here Is That Sir Georg Solti Is The Pianist. He Must Have Spent Far More Time Conducting That Playing The Piano, But He Needs Few Excuses For He Is Very Able, Indeed At Times Brilliant.' (gramophone)
The selling point here is that Sir Georg Solti is the pianist. He must have spent far more time conducting than playing the piano, but he needs few excuses for he is very able, indeed at times brilliant.