|Frederic Lamond recording for the Duca - 21 July 1909, Frankfurt |
(Courtesy The Pianola Institute)
While listening to Lamond's Beethoven sonatas, it strikes me how "eccentric" his and Schnabel's interpretations are compared to most modern performers. Both seem to have more expressive rubato and take more dynamic liberties than what I'm used to hearing from pianists of the latter half of the 20th Century. It's quite interesting to hear this interpretive "evolution".
Here's a recording of Lamond talking about his meeting with Franz Liszt. Apparently the first thing they studied together was B.'s "Hammerklavier" Sonata Op. 106. No shortage of self-confidence there!
Lamond Speaks of His Lessons With Liszt Frederic Lamond 1945
And here's a full selection of Lamond's Beethoven - rich stuff. His Moonlight is unusually fast, the feeling is quite different yet still maintains atmosphere...
Pt 1-3: Piano Sonata #14 In C#m, Op.27/2, "Moonlight"
Pt 4-5: Piano Sonata #23 In Fm, Op.57, "Appassionata"
Pt 6-8: Piano Sonata #8 In Cm, Op.13, "Pathétique"
Pt 9-11: Piano Sonata #17 In Dm, Op.31/2, "Tempest"
Pt 12: Piano Sonata #12 In Ab, Op.26, "Funeral March" M. 1-2
Pt 13-16: Piano Concerto 5 in Eb major, Op.73 "Emperor"
Pt 17: "Eroica" Finale (4-Hand Player Piano Arrangement)
Lamond Beethoven Playlist (2 hours)
A great article on Frederic Lamond and his history: