Mozart - Emil Gilels - Artur Balsam - Ingrid Haebler-Ludwig Hoffmann Duo
Mozart - Sonata No. 16 in B flat major, KV.570 - Emil Gilels, piano - Sonata No. 4 in F major for Piano Duet, KV.497 - Andante and Variations in G major for Piano Duet, KV.501 - Ingrid Haebler and Ludwig Hoffmann, piano - Twelve Variations on the Theme "Je Suis Lindor," KV.354 - Six Variations in G on "Mio caro Adone" by Antonio Salieri, KV.180 - Artur Balsam, piano
This compilation begins with Gilels' great performance of Mozart's Sonata in B flat major, KV.570 - taken from one of the first recordings Gilels made outside the Soviet Union in 1954. It ends with Six Variations on "Mio caro Adone" by Antonio Salieri played by Artur Balsam - originally a 78 rpm filler side (pressed on amber-coloured vinyl) for Balsam's recording of the Piano Concerto No. 11 in F, KV. 413, issued about 1950. What's in between is left for the listener to discover...
LP / 78 rpm restorations of material issued between c.1950 - 1959 (Angel / EMI; Vox; Concert Hall Society)