Alexander Uninsky ∙ French Radio Recordings 1959-1962


Alexander Uninsky was world-famous for his Chopin readings which brought out subtle finesse and a pearly tone, whereby the rubato in the right hand was accompanied by an impeccably accurate left. Consecrated by critics as an obvious successor to the supreme keyboard giants of earlier generations, Uninsky was called ‘great among the greatest’ and ‘Master of the Masters’ by the international press. Our discovery of rare French radio recordings brings his artistry back into the present and makes their first appearance on CD.

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ALEXANDER UNINSKY plays Mozart, Liszt, Stravinsky, Debussy and Prokofiev

1. MOZART: 8 Variations on ‘Come un agnello’, K.460/454a [11:02]
2. LISZT: Piano Sonata in B minor, HS.178 [29:54]
3-5. STRAVINSKY: Trois mouvements de Petrouchka [14:41]

Recorded ∙ 05 January 1959 ∙ Paris ∙ Studio RTF ∙ Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française ∙ Radio Studio Recording

6. DEBUSSY: Reflets dans l’eau, Images, Livre I, L.110/1 [04:41]
7. DEBUSSY: La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune, Prélude No.7, Livre II, L.123/7 [03:48]
8. DEBUSSY: Feux d’artifice, Prélude No.12, Livre II, L.123/12 [03:54]
9. PROKOFIEV: Gavotte, Op.32, No.3 [02:06]
10. PROKOFIEV: Toccata, Op.11 [04:29]

Recorded ∙ 15 February 1962 ∙ Paris ∙ Studio RTF ∙ Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française ∙ Radio Studio Recording

Article number: MC 1009
Release date: 02 May 2014
UPC barcode: 0791154050095
Total time: 74:37
From the Original Masters ∙ © 2014 Meloclassic

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