EDWARD KILENYI The Pathé recordings 1937-39: Chopin & Liszt

His Paris-based recordings evinces a special musical candour and generosity of spirit
LISZT Totentanz • Hungarian Fantasia • Wanderer Fantasy (Schubert)
(orchestra conducted by Selmar Meyrowitz)
Gondoliera & Tarantella • Hungarian Rhapsodies 8 & 15 • Mephisto Waltz 1
CHOPIN 12 Etudes, Op.10 • Sonata 2 • Mazurka 13

A fabulously rewarding 2-CD set... Kilenyi's was the first inscription of Liszt's Totentanz in 1937, in the edition by Eugen d'Albert. These Pathés also bring us a singularly swaggering Hungarian Rhapsody No.8... and the prodigious 12 Etudes Op.10 of Chopin, which show off a technique reminiscent of Petri. Musical moments like those afforded by Liszt's blazing Venezia e Napoli make us eager for more. disCDigest (USA)

APR7037 Available on Compact Disc only