Solo Piano Works / Shura Cherkassky

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"He might be termed the last of the great individualists among the pianist fraternity, an artist whose credo stems from his teacher, the great virtuoso Josef Hofmann. It is a school of personal quirk and technical brilliance that has seemed out of kilter with our era of po-faced accent on authenticity and perfect manners, all tending towards uniformity of execution... Nimbus is to be congratulated for taking charge of Cherkassky during the 1980s and offering him the company's Welsh headquarters to record in at will on his own time scale. As a result of long takes and pleasant surroundings in which Cherkassky thrives, this collection is truly representative of a player who hasn't always had his due." - Daily Telegraph, U.K.

Product Description:

  • Catalog Number: NI1733

  • UPC: 710357173325

  • Label: Nimbus

  • Composer: Abram Chasins, Alban Berg, César Franck, Edvard Grieg, Ferruccio Busoni, Franz Liszt, Franz Schubert, Frédéric Chopin, Igor Stravinsky, Johannes Brahms, Josef Hofmann, Leonard Bernstein, Leopold Godowsky, Ludwig van Beethoven, Modest Mussorgsky, Olivier Messiaen, Paul Pabst, Robert Schumann, Sergei Rachmaninov

  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky