Leonard Shure in Concert at Jordan Hall
Leonard Shure (1910-1995) was a superb musician, an important pianist, and an uncompromising and influential teacher. His legacy as a performer lies in a small but significant number of commercial recordings. This release augments that legacy with live performances recorded during his faculty recitals in New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall late in his life. Shure recorded the Brahms Phantasien on 78s for Vox in the mid 1940s, but these performances were never remastered for release on LP or CD. He recorded the Schumann Fantasy on an Epic LP a decade years later, in the mid-1950s, but this too has never been transferred to CD. The present discs have been issued in collaboration with the pianist's family, annotated by former Boston Globe music critic, Richard M. Dyer, and restored by the noted engineer, Adam Abeshouse.
Frédéric Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35
Johannes Brahms: Phantasien, Op. 116
Robert Schumann: Fantasy in C major, Op. 17
Frédéric Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23; Prelude No. 24 in D minor, Op. 28, No. 24; Prelude No. 23 in F major, Op. 28, No. 23
Leonard Shure, piano
BRIDGE 9374A/B (Two discs for the price of one)