Andor Foldes - Wizard of the Keyboard.

BBC Symphony With Sir Malcolm Sargent And Andor Foldes Play Music Of Shostakovich, Beethoven And Bartok – 1958 – Past Daily Mid-Week Concert

Andor Foldes - Wizard of the Keyboard.

Andor Foldes – Wizard of the Keyboard.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC Symphony – Sir Malcolm Sargent, Conductor – Andor Foldes, Piano – 1958 – BBC Radio – Part 1

Click on the link here for Audio Player – BBC Symphony – Sir Malcolm Sargent, Conductor – Andor Foldes, Piano – 1958 – BBC Radio – Part 2

Another historic concert this week. This one from 1958, featuring the BBC Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent and featuring the legendary Hungarian pianist Andor Foldes in a program of music by Dmitri Shostakovich, Beethoven and Bartok. Beginning with the first performance outside the Soviet Union of Shostakovich’s Symphony Number 11. It winds up with Beethoven’s Eight Symphony and Bartok’s Piano Concerto Number 2, with Andor Foldes at the piano.

The concert is broken up between two players – the top player features the Shostakovich (with spoken intro by Sargent) and the bottom player features the Beethoven and Bartok.

Should go nicely with Anti-Road Rage Wednesday. Enjoy.

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1 Response

  1. centuri says:

    a so AMAZING post again. Also because of Sargent’s interviews. MANY thx !!