At the time, Géza Anda was one of the rare exclusive artists of Deutsche Grammophon and created significant recordings for this famous label. On the eve of his 100th birthday the German label publishes a box of 17 CDs with Géza Anda’s complete concerto and and solo studio recordings for DG. Included are Mozart’s entire piano concertos with Camerata Salzburg. For the first time in recording history, the soloist led the orchestra from his instrument, and the result is still seen as a reference.
Next to Géza Anda’s core repertoire the box contains his interpretations of, amongst others, Grieg’s Piano Concerto, Franck’s Symphonic Variations, Bartók’s Rhapsody for Piano and Orchestra and the marvellous Beethoven Triple Concerto with Wolfgang Schneiderhan, Pierre Fournier, Géza Anda and Ferenc Fricsay.
The solo recordings are supplemented by a bonus CD containing music by Bach-Busoni, Scarlatti, Liszt-Busoni, Chopin, Schumann and Brahms. These pieces were restored from shellack records and many of them are available on CD for the very first time.