Jose Iturbi: Chopin Recital 

Chopin Recital Jose Iturbi

Jose Iturbi: Chopin Recital 

  • Six Waltzes
  • Polonaise No. 3 in A Major, Op. 40 “Military”
  • Impromptu No. 1 in A-flat Major, Op. 29
  • Etude in E Major, Op. 10/3
  • Etude in F Minor, Op. 25/2
  • 3 Mazurkas from Op. 7 
  • > rec. at the Salle Wagram, Paris, on 6, 7, 9, 12 & 14 January 1959 

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Valencia-born pianist Jose Iturbi (1896-1980) will likely suffer permanent denigration for his Hollywood connection that began in 1943 and extended to 1949. But despite his concession to popular taste, Iturbi remained a formidable musician of power and persuasion, having in 1929 given in Carnegie Hall the first complete performance of Liszt’s 12 Transcendental Etudes. As a conductor, Iturbi received offers from Los Angeles and Philadelphia, assuming the leadership of the Rochester Philharmonic 1936-1944.

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