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April 1992

Egon Petri: the musician as virtuoso

by Samuel Lipman

A. s is the case with so many of yesterday’s great performing musicians, the survival of the playing of the once vastly admired Dutch pianist Egon Petri (1881-1962) has been assured by the reissue of some of his many recordings and by their easy availability, in the past on LP and now on CD. In the 1970s, there was an EMI release in Japan[1] of several of Petri’s many 78-RPM pre-World War II commercial recordings, most of them originally issued on the English Columbia label and then released in due course on American Columbia.[2] In the early 1950s, Petri recorded the Beethoven “Hammerklavier” Sonata for American Columbia; later in the 1950s, he also made several LP ...

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Samuel Lipman was publisher of The New Criterion.


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This article originally appeared in The New Criterion, Volume 10 April 1992, on page 45

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