Issued under license from the Hessian Radio. A phenomenal technician and colorist who made melody communicate to a unique degree and played with great stylistic differentiation, Walter Gieseking was one of the most individual and consistently inspired pianists of our time. This collection presents never-before-released recordings from the archives of the Hessian Radio, including two twentieth century masterpieces of which there are no commercial Gieseking recordings.
CD-1074(2) WALTER GIESEKING: UNISSUED BROADCASTS FROM RADIO FRANKFURT. De Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain. RSO Frankfurt, Kurt Schroeder (1952). Hindemith: Theme and Four Variations (The Four Temperaments); RSO Frankfurt, Winfried Zillig (1953); Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 in f minor, Op.57 "Appassionata" (1947); Schumann: Fantasie in C major, Op.17 (1947) & Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op.47 (1947). [AAD], CD #1: 48:25, CD #2: 55:36; UPC#0-17685-10742-9.