Eschewing the barn-storming bravura of some of his colleagues, Claudio Arrau brought an extra dimension – a spiritual, meditative one – to his performances of Liszt and these recordings of the Concertos unfold with unequalled grandeur. Equally compelling are his expansive readings of the three ‘Études de Concert’.
Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat major, S.124
Piano Concerto No.2 in A major, S.125
3 Etudes de Concert, S.144
Claudio Arrau, piano
London Symphony Orchestra