Orfeo 40th Anniversary Edition - Legendary Pianist
Gelber, Bruno-Leonardo; Stuttgarter Kammerorchester; Lifschitz, Konstantin; Kubelík, Rafael; Anda, Géza; Wiener Symphoniker; Maisenberg, Oleg; NDR Sinfonieorchester; Keilberth, Joseph; Seemann, Carl; Serkin, Rudolf; Kempff, Wilhelm; Hager, Leopold; Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks; Boettcher, Wilfried; Gulda, Friedrich; Oppitz, Gerhard
When the ORFEO label was established in Munich forty years ago, surely no one with the music scene back then would have predicted that the record company would develop into a firmly established player on the classical music market. One of the label’s main priorities in the early years was vocal music, with opera rarities top of the list and since the mid 1980s the re-use of historic tape recordings. Big names featured on the label’s own productions, while ORFEO also developed into a talent factory by discovering and nurturing young artist. This “Legendary Pianists” 10 album set for the anniversary of 40 years of ORFEO label history features nine pianists with historical and modern recordings dating from the 1950s up until the 2000s.