Synopsis by Sarah Block
Each presentation in the Classic Archive collection from EMI Classics features select performances from legendary classical music artists. Culled from the BBC (UK) and INF (France) archives of the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, the selections are taken from various music festivals, recitals, and recording studio sessions. The original footage is carefully restored and compiled by music historians in order to present an overview of each artist's representative work. This installment features German pianist Wilhelm Kempff. Peformances include works by Schumann (1961 and 1963) and Beethoven (1968 and 1970). Bonus footage includes a 1967 performance by pianist Dino Ciani of both a Schumann piece and a Bartók composition.
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