WORKS: Encores by Schubert, Chopin, Brahms, Liszt, Weber, Handel, Albéniz
PERFORMER: Alfred Cortot (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: 8.111261
There are wrong notes, some of the recordings are of poor quality, others remarkably good for the 1920s: what is amazing is the unfailing verve, poetry, warmth and spontaneity. Some of the playing here is hardly credible, the technique and insight together are overpowering.