Ivan Moravec isn't a superstar in terms of having a glitzy career. But to critics and connoisseurs, he is one of the greatest pianists. His relatively few recordings are scattered among a variety of labels. This collection, from two early-eighties digital LPs, is particularly well recorded--important for a pianist with such wonderful tonal variety. The composers are two of Moravec's specialties, and he gives them consistently colorful, imaginative performances. The short timing (94:00) is compensated by the ultra-low price, making this set a great piano bargain. --Leslie Gerber
The great pianist plays Debussy's Images, Books I & II; Prelude, Book 1, No. 6 "Des Pas sur la Neige;" Estampes , and Chopin's 5 Mazurkas-Op. 63 No. 2, Op. 68 No. 2, Op. 7 No. 1, Op. 30 No. 4, Op. 33 No. 4; 3 Waltzes-Op. 34 No. 2, Op. 64 No. 2, Op. posth. in E Minor; 2 Polonaises-Op. 26 No. 1 and Op. 61 .