News 2021-11-04 DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON GÉZA ANDA CENTENARY BOX

Géza Anda was one of Deutsche Grammophon’s rare exclusive artists at the time and made countless recordings for the legendary yellow label. On the eve of his centenary, Deutsche Grammophon publishes a box with 17 CDs containing many of his famous studio recordings. It includes the first ever complete Mozart concertos with Camerata Salzburg lead by the soloist himself, a cycle which is still considered a reference recording.

Apart from Géza Anda’s core repertoire with orchestra, the box contains his interpretations of Grieg’s Piano Concerto, Franck’s Symphonic Variations, Bartók’s Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra, and the wonderful Beethoven Triple Concerto with Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Pierre Fournier, Géza Anda and conductor Ferenc Fricsay.

The solo recordings are completed by a CD containing music by Bach-Busoni, Scarlatti, Liszt-Busoni, Chopin, Schumann and Brahms. These works were retrieved from shellac records and in part published on CD for the first time.

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