Welte-Mignon recordings 1928 with works by Bach, Schubert and Chopin
Bach , Goldberg Variations
Schubert , Sonata D 958
Chopin , Etudes op. 10,1 op. 25, 2 and 11
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Serkin's very first sound recordings are from 1928. These original piano rolls have been digitally recorded on the Steinway Welte piano of the late Edwin Welte, founder and inventor of the Welte recording system.
„The recital of the young Rudolf Serkin offers stereophonic sound which exceeds the interpretational aesthetic of all earlier piano roll recordings.“ (Handelsblatt)
„The result: a glass clear, unsentimental Goldberg Variations (a work which Serkin once played - a full 32 minutes in length - as an encore); an extraordinarily austere, but in no way mechanical or insensitive Schubert Sonata; and, a rarity - as Serkin no longer played Chopin after 1940 - three Chopin Etudes.“ (Basler Zeitung)