"Spivakovsky's Beethoven is lofty and earthy in the best sense of each descriptor. There is nothing clichéd about these performances, and they should be heard by any Beethovenian or by anyone remotely interested in historical recordings or in Beethoven interpretation. By releasing this series, Pristine is affording us the chance to hear not only a historically important pianist, but a superb pianist, no matter what era birthed him." - Fanfare Magazine
The fourth volume in this series offers music by Bach, the Piano Sonata No. 31 by Beethoven, Etudes, an Impromptu and a Bolero from Chopin and Schumann's brilliant Carnaval, all recorded between 1948 and 1966 and published here for the first time. As our Jascha Spivakovsky collection grows, so does his reputation among present-day listeners and critics. Here is yet another essential, unmissable release.