Celebrating the centenary of the birth of the Hungarian pianist Géza Anda (1921-1976), issued for the first time are his surviving Lucerne concert recordings featuring works by Bach and Bartók, with musical partners including Clara Haskil, Herbert von Karajan, Ferenc Fricsay and Ernest Ansermet.more
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Géza Anda and Clara Haskil play Bach: Concerto for 2 Pianos, BWV 1061 and Bartók: Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3
LUCERNE FESTIVAL Historic Performances, Vol. XVII
|release date:||4. February 2022|
|total time:||68 min.|
From 1955 until 1969, Géza Anda performed regularly at the Internationale Musikfestwochen Luzern. Only three recordings from this period have survived and are issued here in their entirety for the first time. These are the Concerto for Two Keyboard Instruments and Orchestra, BWV 1061, by Johann Sebastian Bach, recorded in 1955, and Béla Bartók's Third Piano Concerto, recorded in 1965. Anda was partnered by Clara Haskil and Herbert von Karajan for the Bach, and for the Bartók by Ernest Ansermet, who on this occasion was appearing for the final time in Lucerne. Also included here is Bartók's Second Piano Concerto, which Anda played with his favourite conductor, Ferenc Fricsay, before an enthusiastic audience.
audite presents this important new addition to the Anda discography in collaboration with the Géza Anda Foundation Zurich, Swiss Radio and Television (SRF), Salzburg's Eliette and Herbert von Karajan Institute and Lucerne Festival.
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