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Kempff / Dinu Lipatti, 1950: Siciliana (From Flute Sonata No. 2 in E flat)

Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950) is soloist in this recording, released in the US on the Columbia label in 1953, of the Siciliana by Bach, as transcribed by Wilhelm Kempff (1895-1991). I created this music video from the LP shown above, serial number ML 4633.

Busoni / Dinu Lipatti, 1950: Nun komm der heiden Heiland (After BWV 659)

Dinu Lipatti (1917-1950) is soloist in this recording, released in the US on the Columbia label in 1953, of "Nun komm der heiden Heiland," after Bach's BWV 659, and as transcribed for piano by Ferruccio Busoni (1866-1924)

Albert Schweitzer, 1952: A Mighty Fortress Is Our God - Gunsbach, Alsace

Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965) performs Bach's chorale, "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God," BWV 720. This recording was made in September 1952; Schweitzer -- who at the time recorded six chorale preludes (BWV 720, 600, 731, 768, 636, and 643) is playing a 1932 Haerpfer organ (incorporating portions of the previous organ by Rinkelbach), in the Parish Church, in Gunsbach, Alsace, France.

Pablo Casals, 1964: Casals Rehearses Brandenburg Concerto No. 1

Digitized from the LP shown above, released in 1965 on the Columbia label. Marlboro Festival, 1964.

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