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MAGDA TAGLIAFERRO The complete 78rpm solo and concerto recordings
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3CDs
THE FRENCH PIANO SCHOOL

COMPACT DISC 1 (79’05) HMV, DeccaUltraphone recordings 1933-1938 

1. FAURÉ Ballade in F sharp major Op 19 PIERO COPPOLA / ORCHESTRE DU GRAMOPHONE 
2. FAURÉ Impromptu No 3 in A flat major Op 34 
3-4. DEBUSSY Pour le piano i: Prélude ii: Sarabande 
5. MOMPOU La rue, le guitariste et le vieux cheval 6. Jeunes filles au jardin 
7-9. MOZART Piano Concerto No 26 K537 ‘Coronation’ REYNALDO HAHN / PASDELOUP ORCHESTRA
10. MOZART Piano Sonata in A major K331 iii: Rondo alla Turca 
11. DEBUSSY Jardins sous la pluie 12. Pour le piano iii: Toccata 
13. FAURÉ Impromptu No 2 in F minor Op 31 
14. GRANADOS Rondalla Aragonesa 
15. ALBÉNIZ Seguidillas  

COMPACT DISC 2 (77’06) Ultraphone & Pathé recordings 1933-1938 

1. CHOPIN Impromptu No 1 in A flat major Op 29 
2. CHOPIN Waltz No 5 in A flat major Op 42
3. MOZART Piano Sonata in D major K576 iii: Allegretto 
4. WEBER Rondo brillante in E flat major Op 62 
5. MENDELSSOHN Kinderstücke Op 72/4 6. Étude No 2 in F major Op 104b/2 
7. CHOPIN Fantasy Impromptu in C sharp minor Op 66  
8-12. SCHUMANN Faschingsschwank aus Wien Op 26 
13. SCHUMANN Romance in F sharp major Op 28/2 
14. ALBÉNIZ Sevilla 
15. HAHN Piano Concerto in E major REYNALDO HAHN / UNNAMED ORCHESTRA

COMPACT DISC 3 (76’40) Pathé recordings 1934-1936 

1. HAHN Sonatine in C major 
4. HAHN Romance in A major with DENISE SORIANO (violin)
5-8. FAURÉ Violin Sonata No 1 in A major Op 13 with DENISE SORIANO 
9. FAURÉ Violin Sonata No 1 (alternative take of 1st movement) with DENISE SORIANO
10. Andante Op 75 with DENISE SORIANO 

Philips recording 1954 

11-13. SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No 5 in F Op 103 JEAN FOURNET / ORCHESTRE LAMOUREUX


French training and Brazilian temperament are combined in the brilliant and passionate playing of Magda Tagliaferro (1893–1986) who regarded Cortot as her most important influence and teacher. Her friendship with Reynaldo Hahn inspired the composition of the piano concerto dedicated to her and its subsequent premiere recording is included here. Hahn’s conducting can also be heard in her little-known early Decca recording of the Mozart ‘Coronation’ concerto. Another significant premiere recording is that of the Fauré Ballade. Tagliaferro shows a real affinity with the composer’s music and indeed the recording of the 1st Violin Sonata with Denise Soriano won a Grand Prix du Disque in 1936. An award Tagliaferro had previously gained in 1930 for the Mompou disc also included here.
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