Alexander Borovsky ∙ The Paris Recital 1953


Although he was veteran of some 2,500 world-wide concerts in his 47 years of performing, Alexander Borovsky never achieved quite the reputation he deserved, but that happened also to other once famous pianists like Barentzen and Uninsky. Borovsky paid more attention to romance and drama than to linear coherence, using lots of rubato and flexibility of rhythm to achieve a variety of stunning effects. This CD contains a surviving live recorded recital in Paris, France in 1953, that has never been published before and aims to bring his artistry back into the present.

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ALEXANDER BOROVSKY – The legendary Paris Recital 1953

1-2. BACH/LISZT: Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542 [11:53]
3-9. BACH: French Suite No.5 in G Major, BWV 816 [12:18]
10-13. BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 28 in A Major, Op.101 [18:28]
14. BRAHMS: Intermezzo in B-flat minor, Op. 117/2 [04:14]
15. BRAHMS: Intermezzo in C Major, Op. 119/3 [02:49]
16. CHOPIN: Ballade No.2 in F Major, Op.38 [07:25]
17. CHOPIN: Étude No.4 in A minor, Op.25 [01:48]
18. CHOPIN: Étude No.6 in G-sharp minor, Op.25 [02:11]
19. CHOPIN: Étude No.4 in C-sharp minor, Op.10 [02:55]
20. LISZT: Consolation No.3 in D-flat Major, HS.172 [04:29]

Recorded · 23 March 1953 · Paris · Salle Pleyel · Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française · Live Recording

Article number: MC 1020
Release date: 02 May 2014
UPC barcode: 0791154050200
Total time: 68:34
From the Original Masters · © 2014 Meloclassic

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