The second in a series of episodes devoted to pianists who did not have as notable careers as their colleagues, or who are not as well-remembered today, yet whose artistry is top-tier. In this program, The Piano Files host Mark Ainley presents recordings by 6 great pianists:

Jakob Gimpel: Chopin Etude in A Minor Op.25 No.11, "Winter Wind"
Sidney Foster: Chopin Ballade No.4 in F Minor Op.52
Raymond Lewenthal: Alkan Symphony for Solo Piano, III. Menuet
Michel Block: Schumann Novelette in A Major Op.21 No.6
Joseph Villa: Liszt Années de pélérinages, Suisse - 5.Orage
Minoru Nojima: Liszt Paganini Etude No.3, "La Campanella"

Closing music - Jakob Gimpel: Chopin Etude in A-Flat Major Op.25 No.1, "Aeolian Harp"

Photographs in this upload feature Jakob Gimpel (on stage) and Sidney Foster

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