1 CD / BBC Legends / 2006-05-02Works: Ludwig van Beethoven: Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19; Robert Schumann: Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54; Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata in G major, BWV 916
Performers: Hess, Myra
Conductors: Gibson, Alexander, Sir; Sargent, Malcolm, Sir
Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra; Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Dame Myra Hess was a pianist with a commanding yet unobtrusive technique who specialized in Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Brahms. She made her debut...continue...
1 CD / BBC Legends / 2003-10-07Works: Johannes Brahms: Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83; Franz Schubert: Pieces (3) for Piano, D 946
Performers: Arrau, Claudio
Conductors: Gibson, Alexander, Sir
Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
"Claudio Arrau was described variously as 'Prince', 'Emperor', and 'King', of the keyboard, such was the awe in which he was held. Even more tellingly,...continue...