Moving on to the 24/96 remaster of Firkusny doing the solo piano music of Janacek. This is incredible stuff. The Dvorak Quintets were near-definitive performances, and now Firkusny is crushing it in the Janacek too. Based on these recordings so far, this guy is a major, major talent. Why in the world isn't he more famous? Maybe the recordings sounded bad before? I can say the remasters sound superb.
Ah, you know, one thing occurs to me as I listen.....he reminds me of Rubinstein a bit, because he's not flashy or showy at all, but everything comes out sounding incredible. Amazing musical instincts. But also doesn't seem to be 'working' at it in any way. Anyway, can't wait to hear more by this guy. Which won't be hard because Qobuz just dropped 15 albums remastered of his today. Wow!