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15/05/2013

Wilhelm Backhaus plays... Chopin. Etudes ... Schumann. Fantasie ... Brahms. Paganini Variations (etc) - HMV 1908-1937

Chopin:  Etudes, op.10, nos.1-12    /    Etudes, op.25, nos.1-12
Schumann:  Fantasie in C major, op.17  /  Nachtstuck in F major, op.23/4  /  Fantasiestuck, op.12/2  
Brahms:  Paganini Variations, op.35    /     Handel:  The Harmonious Blacksmith   /  
J.S.Bach:  Pastorale (from Christmas Oratorio. BWV.248)    /    Liszt:  Liebestraum no.3   &   Hungarian Rhapsody, no.2   
Delibes:  "Naila" - Waltz (arr: Dohnanyi)     /    Albeniz:  Tango (arr: Godowsky)   /    Rachmaninov:  Prelude, op.3/2     
Wilhelm Backhaus, pianoforte       13 files zip FLAC Mega Download                                                                             
EMI Electrola 'Dacapo'  137 290345 3  (2LP)   c.1984 German pressings.  Due to variable German EMI filtering/'noise-reduction' by 'Anon'
(plus some rough shellac surfaces) these performances are hardly heard at their best!  Have applied some minimal 'de-click' with slight treble boost (mostly ineffective due to limited retained frequency-range). Mainly for 'un-fussy pianophiles'....  Full recording/composition details >>>