JOHN BROWNING

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JOHN BROWNING EDITION

JOHN BROWNING EDITION

Previously Unreleased Recordings 1950-1965

Albeniz, Johann Sebastian Bach, Samuel Barber, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Claude Debussy, Manuel De Falla, Franz Joseph Haydn, Hendriks, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sergei Rachmaninov, Rimsky-Korsakov, Scarlatti, Franz Schubert

JOHN BROWNING, piano

Complete 4-CD Set [limited Edition]

[MS1124]

$29.95

REVIEWS
"BUDGET PICK OF THE MONTH"
"This is a heart-warming selection and shows just what a powerful and impressive musician he was... these discs will give a strong insight into the younger Browning’s sensitive musicianship."
MusicWeb International 2006
"...this is a fascinating documentation of the early career of a major American musician...it surely does provide plenty of reason to be thankful for the beauty that he gave us."
Fanfare - January/February 2006
"...the artistry of John Browning involved a deep understanding of the form and harmonic richness of the music he played. He yielded to none in the true power, musical integrity, and elegance of his artistry. The deep beauty of his tone production was something that, once heard, was not easily forgotten. His dignified aristocratic presence at the keyboard also made an impression on his audiences. MSR Classics has now come out with a handsome 4-volume tribute to this artist ... lovingly digitally remastered...the John Browning Edition is one historical reissue that is treasurable for a lot more than purely historical reasons."
Atlanta Audio Society - Fall 2005
"Mr. Browning comes as close to perfection as one would hope to hear in this world"
THE NEW YORK TIMES
"One of the gifted pianists of his generation"
TIME MAGAZINE
"Browning holds every virtue worth emulating - a striking intellect, poetry, passion, and a comprehensive but unobtrusive technique"
THE BOSTON GLOBE
"John Browning has built one of the most enduring careers of any American pianist solely on merit, with invariable dignity"
THE LOS ANGELES TIMES
PROGRAM NOTES
John Browning won ardent respect during his long career and much of it came from admiring colleagues. He was a pianist’s pianist, an incorruptible artist whose devotion to the music he performed demanded intense study and restudy, in addition to the unceasing practice required to maintain the level of virtuosity his training had afforded him. Born in Denver in 1933, Browning was the son of a violinist father and a pianist mother. His studies at home began at age five. By age ten, he had made his orchestra debut as soloist with the Denver Symphony. Summer classes with Josef and Rosina Lhévinne preceded studies with Lee Pattison in Los Angeles and schooling at Juilliard. At Juilliard, Browning undertook further studies with Mrs. Lhévinne who opened for him the doors to the Russian school of piano performance, the discipline upon which his career was built. By his early twenties, he had won several important competitions, including the Steinway Centennial Award and the Leventritt Competition. In 1956, he was awarded Second Prize in the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in Brussels. Browning’s 1956 debut with the New York Philharmonic attracted enthusiastic attention and led to other important engagements. Browning enjoyed a little less celebrity than certain other more flamboyant pianists, but he yielded nothing to them in musical integrity, power, deep, sumptuous tone and technical facility. Teachers who wished their students to experience piano artistry both elegant and ringing with truth took them to Browning performances to hear what happens when a master plays.
 



MSR Classics
JOHN BROWNING EDITION - VOL IV
JOHN BROWNING EDITION - VOL IV
Previously Unreleased Recordings 1950-1965

JOHN BROWNING

[MS1123]
JOHN BROWNING EDITION - VOL III
JOHN BROWNING EDITION - VOL III
Previously Unreleased Recordings 1950-1965

JOHN BROWNING

[MS1122]
JOHN BROWNING EDITION - VOL II
JOHN BROWNING EDITION - VOL II
Previously Unreleased Recordings 1950-1965

JOHN BROWNING

[MS1121]
JOHN BROWNING EDITION - VOL I [JFK ASSASINATION]
JOHN BROWNING EDITION - VOL I [JFK …
Recorded the Evening of the Assasination of …

JOHN BROWNING

[MS1120]