Géza Anda ∙ Concert Tours 1951-1961 ∙ 2CD


Géza Anda captivated audiences in Europe and prominent cities across the United States and Canada, collaborating with all the leading and renowned conductors of his time. During the illustrious era of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Fritz Reiner, he was prominently featured as a soloist for four seasons. His performances alongside George Szell, conducting the Cleveland Orchestra, received widespread acclaim from the press, with the New York Times praising his impeccable timing, exquisite balance, and exceptional artistry. In 1951, he received his inaugural invitation to the prestigious Salzburg Festival, where he would become a regular participant in subsequent editions. Collaborating frequently with his compatriot Ferenc Fricsay, Anda joined him on concert tours in Salzburg and Paris (1952), Stockholm (1957), and Vienna (1961). Furthermore, he shared the stage with Herbert von Karajan at the renowned Lucerne and Edinburgh Festivals, as well as in London alongside the Berlin Philharmonic. Our double album presents four piano concerto recordings from radio broadcasts, which were an integral part of Anda’s esteemed repertoire.

In stock

GÉZA ANDA Concert Tours 1951-1961

CD 1

SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op 54
Géza Anda ∙ piano
Orchestre de Radio-Luxembourg
Henri Pensis ∙ conductor

Recorded · 20 December 1951 · Luxembourg · Palais Municipal · RTL · Live Recording

TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No 1 in B-flat Minor, Op 23
Géza Anda ∙ piano
Orchestre de Radio-Luxembourg
Louis de Froment ∙ conductor

Recorded · 02 October 1961 · Luxembourg · Grand Auditorium · RTL · Radio Studio Recording

CD 2

RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No 2 in C Minor, Op 18
Géza Anda ∙ piano
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken
Rudolf Michl ∙ conductor

Recorded · 26 May 1956 · Saarbrücken · Wartburg · SR · Radio Studio Recording

BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No 2 in B-flat Major, Op 83
Géza Anda ∙ piano
Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Ferenc Fricsay ∙ conductor

Recorded · 12 May 1958 · Munich · Deutsches Museum · BR · Live Recording

Article number: MC 1071
UPC barcode: 791154050989
Release date: 1 July 2023
Booklet: 12 Pages
Total timing: 64:50 CD1 ∙ 78:23 CD2
From the Original Masters ∙ © 2023 Meloclassic

There are no reviews for this CD yet.

My selected CDs 0