I have held off buying some of the recordings in this boxed set. There is the famous 1960s recording of the Brahms first concerto, and the previously released recordings of Mozart KV 488/491 and KV 466/595. In addition, there is an unreleased disk with KV 537/595. My two year old sleeps well with Mozart (especially played by Curzon or Haskil). Given the price of the set, it's well worth it to snatch them up with this boxed set. I finally have these treasures in my CD collection for less than the individual releases. Among the solo works, the famous recordings of the Schubert and Schumann Fantasies are included. I think this is probably the best box out of the Curzon Original Masters series.
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A first - ratepianist!April 30 2007
Hiram Gomez Pardo
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During the first half of the last Century, two remarkable pianists emerged from United Kingdom: Clifford Curzon and Myra Hess.
Curzon conjugated intellect and precision, accurate phrasing, personal sense of color, and first rate technique, hovered by that cold approach respect the lyrical material he played (in similar coordinates respect the gelidness of Emil Gilels).
He sought and even permeated new visions around underrated and overlooked composers in U.K. (like Brahms, Franck or Grieg). His majestic playing captivated several generations since the thirties until the seventies.
This special set contains essential historical registers that already are part of the history of the keyboard. Don't waste this unique opportunity to acquire this emblematic set, carefully edited with impressive sound clarity.