Posts tagged as "andor-foldes"

Andor Foldes – Complete Deutsche Grammophon Recordings

August 25, 2020

The most comprehensive tribute ever issued to Hungarian pianist Andor Foldes (1913–1992) renowned for his polished and self-effacing style, containing many recordings new to CD, freshly remastered and enhanced by an extensive booklet appreciation by Stephen Siek and rarely reproduced photographs from the DG archive. Writing in 1961 – not yet 50 years of age […]

Mozart: Piano Concertos. Beethoven: Choral Fantasy

August 20, 2018

A first CD release on Deutsche Grammophon of four concertos from a master interpreter of Mozart. Describing his experience as a youth in Hungary hearing Bruno Walter play and conduct a Mozart concerto, the Hungarian pianist, Andor Foldes, stated that all in attendance ‘were happy, so obviously happy, in the service of a higher power […]

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas & Variations

May 15, 2017

One of three complementary albums which celebrate the art of the Hungarian pianist, Andor Foldes, in the music of Beethoven, this Eloquence release pairs an eventful journey through the composer’s sonatas with his excursions into shorter and lighter repertoire. Taken by itself, the release would serve as an ideal introduction to Beethoven’s piano music. Foldes […]

Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5

March 21, 2017

In a quickly released series for Deutsche Grammophon, Andor Foldes went into the studio towards the end of the 1950s with around half of Beethoven’s piano sonatas and these recordings have now been reissued by Eloquence, in many cases for the first time on CD. The solo works were complemented by two concerto recordings which […]

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas

March 21, 2017

A couple of years after making these Beethoven recordings for Deutsche Grammophon, Andor Foldes remarked that ‘I am not a prodigy and I am not an octogenarian. I just have to be good’.  Such plain-spoken reserve might be considered characteristically Hungarian. Eloquence has already released Foldes’s long-esteemed albums of his fellow countrymen Bartók (480 7100) […]

Kodály: Piano Works

March 12, 2016

Andor Foldes recorded a selection of Kodály’s piano works for American Decca (the catalogue now owned by Deutsche Grammophon) in January 1957. A close compatriot of both Bartók and Kodály, Foldes was one of Hungary’s pre-eminent pianist whose discography for Deutsche Grammophon is extensive. Included on this CD are Foldes’s own transcriptions of music from […]

Bartók: Piano Works

March 12, 2016

Between 1954 and 1955, the Hungarian pianist, Andor Foldes, recorded a substantial corpus of Bartók’s solo piano music for Deutsche Grammophon. Given his work with and close association with the composer, this is a significant reissue, and it is also the first time all four LPs (represented as per the original, across four CDs) appear […]