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William Kapell Edition
William Kapell Edition
William Kapell Edition
William Kapell Edition

William Kapell Edition

Product ID : 3733391


Galleon Product ID 3733391
UPC / ISBN 090266844227
Shipping Weight 2.51 lbs
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Shipping Dimension 5.83 x 5.28 x 4.17 inches
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Number Of Discs 9
Package Quantity 1
Publication Date 2009-07-23
Release Date 1998-09-29
Running Time 609
UPC 090266844227
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About William Kapell Edition

Blessed with transcendent technique and an affinity for big, bold Romantic works, William Kapell has been hailed as America's greatest homegrown pianist. This comprehensive collection of his complete recorded output, previously unreleased recordings, and broadcast tapes adds luster to a reputation that's become legendary since his tragic death in a plane crash at age 31. The earliest recordings, from the mid-1940s, bristle with raw energy and virtuosic flourishes tempered by an innate musicality that rises above mere display. The disc coupling Khachaturian and Prokofiev concertos is charged with excitement; the Rachmaninoff pairing of the Paganini Variations and the Concerto No. 2 weds the Grand Romantic style to poetic lyricism; and an inspired Liszt group is charged with dynamic energy. Best may be the two Chopin discs: spontaneous, rhythmically flexible sonatas and mazurkas. The later recordings demonstrate the repose that comes with artistic maturity, and the "live" broadcasts reveal Kapell's warmth and spontaneity in concert. Splendid transfers help make this long-awaited set appealing to music lovers in general, as well as piano buffs. --Dan Davis