2012 sees the 70th birthday of Daniel Barenboim, surely one of the greatest of all living musicians as pianist and conductor. He began what has grown into his vast recording career as a young teenager, with these recordings, first issued in the early months of 1956, when the boy pianist was just 13 years old. They are beautiful performances of a wide range of music, from Bach to Shostakovich, and we are pleased to present this complete collection of Daniel Barenboim’s first-ever recordings as a memento of his gilded youth - recordings which have not been available now in any form for more than 40 years - and which all admirers of this great artists will wish to possess.
"...This disc represents a pleasurable snapshot of the young Barenboim in action."
Jonathan Woolf - MusicWeb-International.com - 19 September 2012