Classics of the Phonograph

Jorge Bolet

Picture of man with hand on chin

Photo of pianist Jorge Bolet By photographer Lindsay Nelson - New York - Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

The pianist Jorge Bolet (1914-1990), born in Havana, Cuba, was early on considered by some critics to be only a flashy virtuoso, and so his recordings from 1950 on were for small labels. But then, around 1974, he began to record for London Records, and his reputation, and career, soared.

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will hear sample his recordings of the piano music of Franz Liszt, and others.