The Naxos transfers are of Rubinstein’s London recordings made at Abbey Road in 1932 (the Scherzi) and 1937 (the Nocturnes). They are transferred from 78-r.p.m. originals (in excellent condition) by Stuart Rosenthal, with some background noise still present at times. One also feels that in the Nocturnes a little more space could have been allowed between each piece…this is fair value at the Naxos price.
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