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COR DE GROOT Collection 2: The Early Recordings (Schumann & Beethoven)
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SCHUMANN Papillons (Odeon recording 1942)
BEETHOVEN Sonata 23 (Appassionata) (Private recording 1937)
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto 5 (Emperor)
(with Concertgebouw Orchestra/Willem Mengelberg 1942)

APR's second Cor de Groot volume resurrects another wartime date with the Concertgebouw, this time under Willem Mengelberg, who gives his young soloist his head in a mellow, well though-out reading of the Emperor Concerto... The sound is certainly good enough to enjoy this 1942 treasure... .Schumann's Papillons [is a] delightfully turned account... Beethoven's Appassionata..is very much a heart-on-sleeve, hectic affair... but absolutely riveting all the same. Classical Express (UK)
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