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artists, he is recognized as one of America's greatest pianists of all time.
The Complete RCA Collection brings together for the first time his entire discography on RCA Records, plus seven pieces available for the first time on CD, including previously unreleased recordings of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and works by Franz Liszt. Each CD is newly remastered with the original LP artwork, and the box includes a bonus CD with early recordings that round out this extraordinary artist's career. The book
features essays, previously unpublished photos and full discography notes. Also included is The Byron Janis Story DVD that recounts the musician's miraculous, unusual and inspiring life and features interviews with Lorin Maazel, actress Marian Seldes, Emanuel Ax and Byron's family.
This set preserves much of Janis' artistry. He made broadcasts that aren't here but the set is superb and a superb collection of his artistry.Published 17 months ago by Col William Russell (ret)
(Note: this post originally appeared on the AudioAsylum site on 2013 12 05 - it has been revised slightly here. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Chris from Lafayette
RCA tried to duplicate the original album covers.
Unfortunately some of the discs have less than 40 minutes, which is unacceptable.
This was my first "Waldstein" Sonata (Beethoven) -- on LP. The other recordings are nostalgic and memorable, too. The sound is excellent. Priced reasonably, too.Published 22 months ago by Don
In spite of some duplication, and not including the mercury label recordings, this set is a BARGAIN in which you get the definitive performances of at least three major works. Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by Arthur Frame
The purpose of this review is to call attention to a valuable service that a major record company has provided to American pianists. Read morePublished on June 5, 2013 by John Fowler (the Obsessive Compulsive Reviewer)