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Tokyo Farewell Recital/Liszt Broadcast
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CD

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ARB 123CD ARB 123CD
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RELEASE DATE
10/16/2015

2001 release. Pianist Leo Sirota lived and performed throughout Europe, but after a first visit in 1928, he taught and performed in Japan from 1929 to 1946. Sirota barely made it through the war and was persuaded to return in 1963 to give a farewell recital tour. This release of the first part of his farewell piano recital in Tokyo is presented alongside performances of two of Liszt's masterworks. Sirota's daughter was Beate Gordon, who, at age 22, wrote the section on women's rights for Japan's postwar constitution. It is thanks to her that these recordings were saved. Also includes performances of compositions by Domenico Scarlatti & Carl Tausig, Beethoven, and Schubert.