SERGEI BORTKIEWICZ (1877-1952): Piano Works, Vol. 2 - Ballade, Op. 42, Élégie, Op. 46, 10 Préludes, Op. 33, Minuit, Op. 5, 3 Valses, Op. 27.
Catalogue Number: 01M046
Label: FC Records
Description: This series of Bortkiewicz piano works is being reviewed in Fanfare this month and we are listed as the source in an ad, so all four volumes are being offered. Vol. 3 contains two otherwise unavailable items while everything else exists either on the three 2-CD sets we offered two years ago on the Dutch Netherlands Music Institute's label or on Stephen Coombs' Hyperion Dyad 2-CD set or on the 17-year-old Centaur recording by Pierre Huybrechts. Still, Bortkiewicz collectors will probably want to try a new series (although we don't know how many volumes it will come to). Jouni Somero (piano).