Bulva: Liszt Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, etc. - Saphir 26 398-8 (Club) - as new
Jacket NM / LP NM
This handsome LP – an unplayed, as-new collector’s copy – from Saphir (26 398-8, Club-Sonderauflage copy – identical in every respect to original, German pressing, blue label, DDD stereo) features Josef Bulva’s glittering accounts of Liszt’s Piano Concertos No. 1 in E-flat Major and No. 2 in A Major, both recorded with conductor Daniel Nazareth and the RTL-Symphonieorchester Luxemburg. Filling out the disc are Bulva’s equally brilliant renditions of Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 and the composer’s Liebestraum No. 3.
All four works were warmly recorded in Luxemburg in March 1986.
The reverse side of the jacket carries insightful liner notes by Jörg Günther – provided in German and English only. The memorable cover art reproduces a detail from Josef Danhauser’s “Franz Liszt at the Piano” (among those shown in the painting are Dumas, Berlioz, George Sand, Paganini, Rossini, and the Countess of Agoult).