[78-L] Paderewski's Moonlight

David Lennick dlennick at sympatico.ca
Wed Jan 2 12:29:47 PST 2013

On 1/2/2013 3:21 PM, DAVID BURNHAM wrote:
> 1926 is correct for the earlier electrical version, made in the US..Moonlight
> 1st movement b/w the Minuet. I seem to remember a few mistakes on that Keyboard
> Giants lp.
> dl
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> I don't know if you're referring to musical mistakes or cover errors but the complete Moonlight by Paderewski, particularly the last movement, was full of finger slips.  But he was such a loveable guy that all was forgiven and the album was one of the best selling classical sets of the 78 era.
> db

Amazing what some artists got away with, isn't it? Most of Paderewski's late 
recordings are pretty bad but updated recording quality was needed, since the 
film "Moonlight Sonata" (1937) was going to bring people into the record stores.


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