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ARTIST
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The Sirota Archives: Rare Russian Masterpieces
FORMAT
CD

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ARB 110CD ARB 110CD
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RELEASE DATE
10/16/2015

1997 release. Leo Sirota studied with Ferruccio Busoni, who once commented, "after such playing, I don't wish to hear anyone else today." In his family archive, a box was thought to have contained a few radio recordings made during his years in St. Louis. Many were concerned that the great playing on his 1920s 78-RPM shellacs was under-represented. After a decade of stasis, a box was retrieved and found to contain nearly 30 hours of his playing. This rare repertoire launched Arbiter's rescue of Sirota's piano mastery. This first publication of live radio recordings from 1955 includes performances of compositions by Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Anton Rubinstein, and Alexander Glazunov.