Sunday, February 9, 2014

Chopin: Rondo, Op. 73 (Bartlett and Robertson)

Of the 32 issued sides recorded for American Columbia by duo-pianists Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson between 1940 and 1945, the two comprising this disc may well be the rarest, for they are the only two such sides by the duo not listed in the 1949 Columbia Catalog, nor does there appear to have been any other issue of them.  The piece thus honored, if you can call it that, is this charming Rondo by Chopin, one of five free-standing works he was to write in this form, and his only work for two pianos to be graced with an opus number (posthumously given, as it is early, dating from 1828):

Chopin: Rondo in C Major for Two Pianos, Op. 73
Ethel Bartlett and Rae Robertson, pianos
Recorded January 29, 1941
Columbia 71190-D, one 78-rpm record
Link (FLAC file, 17.72 MB)
Link (MP3 file, 13.62 MB)


  1. FYI

    FF not allowing downloads on this file since last sun 2/9

    1. I wondered why it hadn't been getting as many downloads. Looks like FF is being a pain in the ass again as per usual. Very well then, here are alternate links:

      FLAC -
      MP3 -