Jorge Bolet plays Liszt

Jorge Bolet, who since his legendary 1974 appearance at New York's Carnegie Hall has been celebrated as one of the "last greats of the old romantic school of piano playing," preferred the Bechstein grand piano throughout his career. Ingo Harden writes about one of Bolet’s last great recording series on Bechstein in the book “PianistenProfile” (Bärenreiter): "Then Decca worked with Bolet at the beginning of the 1980s to produce his eight-volume Liszt anthology, which contains in addition to the B -Minor Sonata a large part of the “Pilgrim Years” and the etudes as Volume 2--a collection of Schubert song arrangements--all among the pianist’s most impressive performances with beautiful tone, balance and considerate composure."