Pianist Sidney Foster (1917-1977)

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Rach3
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Pianist Sidney Foster (1917-1977)

Post by Rach3 » Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:55 pm

Anyone heard any of the new Marston 7-cd set of performances by the pianist ? TIA.

https://www.marstonrecords.com/collecti ... cts/foster

Sidney Foster plays Prokofieff’s 3rd Piano Sonata, live, 1959:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01sSTKe8G4w

A YT Comment: “ Recently listened to Gilels in this piece and he simply blasts his way through it; Foster, by contrast, though equally "virtuosic", reveals all kinds of delightful details and overall conveys a sense of joy in the music where Gilels merely hectors. In fact, this is surely one of the great recordings of this piece.”
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Re: Pianist Sidney Foster (1917-1977)

Post by Rach3 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:52 pm

Not the entire set here , but selections from Marston Records 7-cd set of pianist Sidney Foster , 1917-1977 ( I believe these may be on Youtube as well ).WFMT broadcasts with Henry Fogel. Sound a bit tinny and shallow, suspect the actual cd’s better, but well worth hearing for the interpretations.

I heard the Schumann “Carnaval”, Chopin Op.49 Fantasy, Prokofieff “Visions”, Chopin Op.10 Etudes Nos.4,5,6,8, Beethoven “Waldstein" Sonata, Scriabin Etudes Op.42,Nos.1,2,4,5, Chopin 4th Ballade, and Bartok’s 3rd PC with the Boston Symphony under Aaron Copland. Did not hear the Chopin 3rd Sonata or Beethoven 3rd PC,some other smaller works. Enjoyed all, felt especially interesting “Carnaval”, the Chopin Etudes, and the Scriabin Etudes 4,5.

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