Great Pianists Of The 20th Century, Vol. 28
Samson Francois - piano
There are many great musicians and it is difficult to say why one prefers one to another. The reason may be that certain performers embue their work with a unique personality that carries an immediate appeal. Samson Francois was such a performer. His was an original mind interpreting, exploring, playing with the music. He was often accused of waywardness and eccentricity. But in the studio he was intelligent and poetic in the best French sense. Indeed, he was at his best playing French music, Debussy and Ravel especially. His Chopin is also excellent. He deserves to be much better known.