COMPOSERS: Albeniz,Chopin & Schumann,Debussy,Falla,Granados,Mompou,Villa-Lobos
ALBUM TITLE: Collection: Magda Tagliaferro
WORKS: Works by Falla, Granados, Albéniz, Villa-Lobos, Mompou, Debussy, Chopin & Schumann
PERFORMER: Magda Tagliaferro (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: CZS 5 69476 2 ADD mono/stereo 1951-72
A pianist’s pianist? Perhaps. A connoisseur’s pianist, definitely – but a great one. Her playing of Spanish music was easily on a par with Rubinstein and Larrocha at their best: fabulously stylish, rhythmically buoyant and daring, colouristically kaleidoscopic – people don’t play this way anymore. Too bad. Nor is her Chopin and Schumann to be sniffed at. What big, singing lines, what textural clarity, what a sense of shape, what beauty and delicacy of sound! Tagliaferro (1893-1986) was a class act all the way. Buy!