Brahms: Paganini Variations; Schumann: Études Symphoniques (CD)
One of Jean-Yves Thibaudet’s early Decca recitals, these are some of the most engaging and thrilling readings of a program of essentially concert etudes. To the Schumann, Thibaudet places the five posthumous variations as an appendix and his reading of the Brahms Paganini is one of the most scintillating of all.
Paganini Variations – Books I & II
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano