A special concert this week from the archives of Radio Suisse Romande (RSR Espace 2). Recorded on February 8, 1956 and featuring legendary conductor Ferenc Fricsay leading Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in music of Bartok, Liszt and Brahms. Famed Pianist Aldo Ciccolini is featured in the Liszt Piano Concerto Number 2.
Fricsay was one of the great Conductors of the 1950’s whose life was cut tragically short but whose recordings have been reissued lately and whose popularity has only increased over the years.
The complete concert, broken up on two players. Here’s what’s on:
Un enregistrement du 8 février 1956
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande,
direction Ferenc Fricsay
Aldo Ciccolini, piano
Part 1 – B. Bartok: Divertimento pour orches-
tre à cordes, Sz 113;BB 118
– F. Liszt: Concerto pour piano et
orchestre, no 2, en la majeur,
R 456;S 125
Part 2 – J. Brahms: Symphonie no 1,
en ut mineur, op. 68
It’s always a welcome sign when the radio networks of Europe open their vaults from time to time. There is a lot to enjoy.
Wish we could do the same here but . . . . oh well.
- Michel Schwalbé (telegraph.co.uk)