Malats plays Malats ca.1903

MalatsFor purveyors of audio transfers of dubious quality from wax cylinders (and photos of wonderful moustaches) here is Joaquím Malats playing “Serenata Española”, beloved of guitarists. It’s really only interesting for its tempo and energy and is from the aforementioned CD “The Catalan Piano Tradition”.
Besides, it is always instructive to hear composers playing their own music.
Large crackle warning ahead!

2 thoughts on “Malats plays Malats ca.1903

  1. This is awesome. Comparing that to guitar recordings, I believe Bream captures the essence and energy of this the best. BTW have you heard Villa-Lobos playing his Prelude no.1?

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