This 10th volume of recordings of Jascha Spivakovsky, the Ukrainian-born pianist who died without having released any commercial solo discs, continues with two 1950s appearances with orchestra and a fascinating bonus of the earliest known recordings of the pianist.
It opens with Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23, a 1952 NBC broadcast recording with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra under Pierre Monteux in exceptionally good sound quality, and continues with Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in a 1956 live BBC recording with their Northern Orchestra under Stanford Robinson.
The release rounds off with two 1927 studio recordings made for a possible 78rpm release by Parlophon in Berlin. Unreleased until now, these have been restored in astonishing sound quality from the only known disc copy, and represent a unique opportunity to hear the younger pianist playing, with fabulous performances of music by Chopin and Liszt. Irresistible!