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Rosl Schmid Vol.1

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Rosl Schmid was one of the major German pianists of the 20th century, but has now unjustly faded into obscurity. These concertos were recorded in the 1940s and 1950s, at the height of her power, and are appearing on CD for the first time. Judging by these performances, she not only had great technique but also brought a keen lyrical and dramatic sense to her playing. Our discovery of rare recordings brings her artistry back into the present.

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ROSL SCHMID plays Beethoven, Weber and Strauss

1-3. BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat Major, Op.19 [28:07]
Rosl Schmid ∙ piano
Großes Münchener Rundfunkorchester
Joseph Keilberth ∙ conductor
Recorded ∙ 02 August 1943 ∙ Munich ∙ Sendesaal ∙ Reichssender München ∙ Radio Studio Recording

4. WEBER: Konzertstück in F minor for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 79 [16:02]
Rosl Schmid ∙ piano
Deutsches Philharmonisches Orchester Prag
Joseph Keilberth ∙ conductor
Recorded ∙ 08 January 1945 ∙ Prague ∙ Smetanasaal ∙ Reichssender Prag ∙ Radio Studio Recording

5. STRAUSS: Burleske for Piano and Orchestra in D minor, AV 85 [18:47]
Rosl Schmid ∙ piano
Bamberger Symphoniker
Joseph Keilberth ∙ conductor
Recorded ∙ 16 April 1958 ∙ Bamberg ∙ Dominikanerbau-Kulturraum ∙ Bayerischer Rundfunk ∙ Radio Studio Recording

Additional Information

Article number: MC 1013
Release date: 02 May 2014
UPC barcode: 0791154050132
Total time: 62:57

Producer and Audio Restoration: Lynn Ludwig
Booklet Notes: Michael Waiblinger
Design: Alessia Issara
Photographs: Valentin Kubina
With special thanks to Peter Ziegler
From the Original Masters ∙ © 2014 Meloclassic