Samson François ∙ The Ettlingen Recital 1960


Samson François was one of France’s most provocative and enigmatic pianists. His recitals brought out the sense of dynamism and spontaneity in his playing and François seemed more or less engaged dependent on form. This CD is from a surviving live recorded recital in Ettlingen, Germany on 03 May 1960. Here he played with subtle imagination and vital expression, loaded of intense poetry, aristocratic elegance and inspired musicianship. The Prokofiev Seventh Sonata is played with rage and fierceness.

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SAMSON FRANÇOIS plays Prokofiev, Chopin, Debussy & Mendelssohn
The legendary piano recital in Ettlingen in 1960

Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No 7 in B-flat Major, Op 83
Chopin: Piano Sonata No 2 in B-flat minor, Op 35
Debussy: Suite bergamasque, L 75
Mendelssohn: Song without Words in B minor, Op 67, No 5
Mendelssohn: Song without Words in A Major, Op 62, No 6
Chopin: Nocturne No 1 in F Minor, Op 55

Recorded ∙ 03 May 1960 ∙ Ettlingen ∙ Schloß Asamsaal ∙ Süddeutscher Rundfunk ∙ Live Recording

Debussy: Prélude No 10 ‘La cathédrale engloutie’, Livre I, L 117/1
Debussy: Prélude No 11 ‘La danse de Puck’, Livre I, 117/11
Debussy: Prélude No 12 ‘Feux d’artifice’ Livre II, L 123/12

Recorded ∙ 03 April 1962 ∙ Paris ∙ Studio RTF ∙ Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française ∙ Radio Studio Recording

Article number: MC 1027
UPC barcode: 791154054031
Recording dates: 1960-1962
Release date: March 2015
Total timing: 73:16
Booklet: 8 Pages
From the Original Masters ∙ © 2015 Meloclassic

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