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EDWIN FISCHER - MOZART CONCERTOS: The Complete 78rpm Studio Recordings
APR7303
3CDs

Compact Disc 1 (71’16)

Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor K466 (29’23) Recorded in London on 24 November 1933

LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted from the piano by EDWIN FISCHER

Piano Concerto No 22 in E flat major K482 (31’34) Recorded in London on 6 June 1935

UNNAMED ORCHESTRA conducted by JOHN BARBIROLLI

Rondo for piano and orchestra in D major K382 (7’19) Recorded in Berlin on 13 October & 30 November 1936

EDWIN FISCHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted from the piano by EDWIN FISCHER

Minuet in G major K1, arranged by Edwin Fischer (2’41) Recorded in London on 25 November 1933


Compact Disc 2 (75’09)

Piano Concerto No 17 in G major K453 (25’12) Recorded in Berlin on 7 May 1937

EDWIN FISCHER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA conducted from the piano by EDWIN FISCHER

Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor K491 (27’46) Recorded in London on 3 March 1937

LONDON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted by LAWRANCE COLLINGWOOD

Fantasia in C minor K396 (7’50) Recorded in London on 28 August 1934

Piano Sonata No 11 in A major K331 (14’09) Recorded in London on 28 April 1933


Compact Disc 3 (75’07)

Piano Concerto No 25 in C major K503 (30’43) Recorded in London on 10 October 1947

PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA conducted by JOSEF KRIPS

Piano Sonata No 10 in C major K330 (12’02) Recorded in London on 6 March 1937

Fantasia in C minor K475 (10’53) Recorded in Berlin on 29 May 1941

Romance in A flat major KAnh205 (3’38) Recorded in Berlin 29 May 1941

HAYDN Concerto in D major Hob XVIII:11 (17’10) Recorded in Vienna circa 19–22 October 1942

VIENNA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA conducted from the piano by EDWIN FISCHER


Along with Schnabel, in the first half of the 20th century Edwin Fischer was generally regarded as the greatest interpreter of the Germanic classics - Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms. This was the period when recording came of age, and many first recorded performances, regarded as definitive in their time and still thought amongst the greatest even today, were set down by Fischer. Supreme among them were the first complete recording of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier and the Mozart concertos presented here. These are the only Mozart concerto recordings Fischer was to make commercially except for a LP remake of the D minor in 1954. Their status is such that they should never be out of the catalogue, and we are delighted therefore to reissue these APR transfers (previously on APR5523, 5524 & 5525) as a budget priced 3CD set. Also included are most of Fisher’s solo recordings of Mozart and his only recording of a Haydn concerto.


APR7303