A rich array of classic recordings from pianist Gary Graffman – his complete recordings for both RCA and Columbia Records! The set begins with some mono sides from the late 50s – striking recordings of Schubert, Schumann, and Prokofieff – then moves into brilliant Living Stereo sessions that are both sonatas and ballads, and larger orchestral performances with the orchestras of Boston and Chicago. At Columbia, Graffman then expands his scope on further works by Schumann and Prokofieff – as well as some Beethoven trio material and sonatas, a Tchaikovsky
piano concerto, and even orchestral recordings of the music of George Gershwin – presented as the soundtrack for the Woody Allen film Manhattan. The wonderful set features 24 different albums, each on individual CDs with the cover art of the original records – plus a full booklet of notes. 14 albums are on CD for the first time ever – which really makes this one of the most essential of the RCA/
Columbia sets in this series!