Classics of the Phonograph

Solomon and Clifford Curzon

Upright piano hammers and dampers.

Upright piano hammers and dampers. Wikimedia Commons

Tow outstanding British pianists of the middle of the 20th century were Solomon Cutner (known by his first name only), and Clifford Curzon. Solomon was known for his performances of the Viennese classics until a stroke cut short his career. Curzon was especially famous for his playing of Mozart's Piano Concertos.

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will hear examples of the playing of these fine interpreters.