A great gem from our catalog, now released for the first time as a 45 rpm 2-LP set, half-speed mastered. Nojima Plays Liszt (RM-2516) is pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl from Quality Record Pressings, and packaged in a beautiful old-style gatefold jacket. RM-2516 - NOJIMA PLAYS LISZT - Order Now!
Nojima Plays Liszt (RR-25) was named “Best Recording of the Month” by Stereo Review when it was originally released in 1988. It was described as “A stunning demonstration of technique put at the service of profoundly musical ends.” Minoru Nojima, one of Japan’s most internationally respected pianists, also created magic in Nojima Plays Ravel (RR-35) originally released in 1990.
From the LP Liner Notes: “Anticipating the judgment of history is no doubt presumptuous, but to hear Minoru Nojima is to find irresistible the idea that here is a pianist destined to join the pantheon of keyboard immortals. Nojima has a technique that invites comparison with the most dazzling of the great piano virtuosi, past or present. Even more, he has a depth of musical expressiveness that one can relate only to the spiritual, to music as an almost religious experience. His playing, once heard, is literally unforgettable…” —Robert Everist Greene Professor of Mathematics, UCLA Reviewer, The Absolute Sound
This new album includes all the music from the original Nojima Plays Liszt, plus one track from Nojima Plays Ravel.
Track List: Side A: Mephisto Waltz; La Campanella; Side B: Feux Follets; Harmonies du soir; Side C: Sonata in B minor - beginning; Side D: Sonata in B minor - conclusion; and Ravel: Alborada del gracioso