Emil von Sauer plays F. Liszt Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major. Felix von Weingartner conducting the Paris Conservatoire Orchestra. Recorded in December 1938. That's right, not a typo - 1938! An EMI Recording.
Not exactly sure where we found this album. Might have been from a local thrift shop or the local record store. Cost me about $2. The surface of the record is immaculate. No visible scratches. The back of the album cover has an inscription indicating the duration of the song on each side of the record. I'm guessing this must have been previously owned by a classical music connoisseur of some sort. Or maybe it was used in record broadcast - hence the duration of the songs. The quality of the recording reveals its age. Not exactly high fidelity. But that is to be expected. There are discernible pops and crackles but for me that just add to the experience of listening to an old recording. Obviously I do not own the copyright to the music, the recording and the photos. (Video Artwork was appropriated from the original album. ) This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use. This video is posted for educational use under Section 17 U.S. Code § 107. Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use.