Podcast: The Piano Music of Paul Kletzki

Polish-born Paul Kletzki started out as one of the most promising composers of the early 20th century – both Arturo Toscanini and Wilhelm Furtwangler were big supporters, and ended up as one of its more important conductors. In between those two, he was displaced by three dictators: Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin and survived the Holocaust, but lost his family. This podcast looks at his Piano Concerto, and solo piano pieces, in performances with Joseph Banowetz and the Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Thomas Sanderling – music that provides an intriguing look at what he might have become, had he not stopped composing during the 1940’s.

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Catalogue No.: Naxos 8.572190


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