The Russian pianist Benno Moiseiwitsch was one of the most brilliant piano virtuosos of the middle 20th century. He toured widely, but England was his base. He specialized in the music of Schumann, Chopin and Rachmaninoff.
On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will hear his 1955 recording of the Rachmaninoff Second Piano Concerto.
Play List: Chopin | Barcarolle, Op. 60
Chopin | Ballade No. 3
Mendelssohn/Rachmaninoff | Scherzo from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
Rachmaninoff | Piano Concerto No. 2, Philharmonia Orchestra, Hugo Rignold