Historical Hungarian Portraits, S205/R112: Széchenyi István (Stephan Széchenyi)
Playing Time: 77:58
Release Date: 10 Jan 2020
(‘Historical Hungarian Portraits’),
S205/R112 (c. 1885)
Richard Wagner’), S202/R85 (1883)
J. S. Bach), S179/R23 (1859)
Jenő Jandó is one of the most prolific artists in the history of classical music recording, and over the years, has built an incredible discography. For Naxos, he has recorded all the piano concertos and sonatas of Mozart, as well as the concertos of Grieg and Schumann, the complete piano sonatas of Haydn and Beethoven, the complete piano music of Bartók, and much more, as well as a wide repertoire of chamber music. His critically acclaimed recordings of the Complete Haydn Piano Sonatas are available in a 10-disc boxed set (8.501042), released to mark the 200th anniversary of the composer’s death in 2009.
In many ways, Jandó defines the approach which Naxos has to its catalogue: innovation, completeness, quality, breadth and availability. The Hungarian pianist has won a number of piano competitions in Hungary and abroad, including first prize in the 1973 Hungarian Piano Concours and first prize in the chamber music category at the Sydney International Piano Competition in 1977. He is Naxos’ most streamed artist, whose top 100 tracks have generated over26 million streams in the last year alone. Jenő Jandó is a professor at the Liszt Academy Budapest.
For the full list of Jenő Jandó’s extensive discography on Naxos, please visit www.naxos.com/person/Jeno_Jando/339.htm.
– American Record Guide
– BBC Music Magazine
– CD Review
– The Penguin Guide
– Classical Disc Digest