Half Speed Mastered 180g 45RPM 2LP-Set from Reference Recordings!
A great gem from the Reference Recordings catalog, now released for the first time as a half-speed mastered 180g 45rpm 2LP-set, pressed by Quality Record Pressings and packaged in a beautiful old-style gatefold jacket. One of Japan's most internationally respected pianists, Nojima Plays Liszt was named "Best Recording of the Month" by Stereo Review, when it was originally released in 1988, and further described it as, "a stunning demonstration of technique put at the service of profoundly musical ends." This new vinyl edition includes all the music from the original Nojima Plays Liszt, plus one track from Nojima Plays Ravel.
"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, The Absolute Sound
“The pianistic hurdles leaped with incredible fleetness and lightness, punctuated by volcanic outbursts of power and majesty. It was the sort of impossible thing rendered possible only by genius. Repeat: genius." - Albert Goldberg, Los Angeles Times
Franz Liszt / Maurice Ravel, composer
Minoru Nojima, piano
• Reference Mastercuts series release from Reference Recordings
• Prof. Johnson Recording
• Pressed on 180g 45rpm 2LP at Quality Record Pressings
• Half-speed mastered