AT LAST !!! A great gem from the Reference Recordings catalog, now released for the first time as a half-speed mastered 45rpm REFERENCE MASTERCUT 2-LP set.

Reference Recordings RM-2516 Cover

Minoru Nojima

Double 45rpm 180gram LP

Nojima Plays Liszt (RM-2516) is pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl from Quality Record Pressings, and packaged in a beautiful old-style gatefold jacket.

Nojima Plays Liszt (RR-25) was named “Best Recording of the Month” by Stereo Review when it was originally released in 1988.   It was described as “A stunning demonstration of technique put at the service of profoundly musical ends.”   Minoru Nojima, one of Japanís most internationally respected pianists, also created magic in Nojima Plays Ravel (RR-35) originally released in 1990.

From the LP Liner Notes: “Anticipating the judgment of history is no doubt presumptuous, but to hear Minoru Nojima is to find irresistible the idea that here is a pianist destined to join the pantheon of keyboard immortals.   Nojima has a technique that invites comparison with the most dazzling of the great piano virtuosi, past or present.   Even more, he has a depth of musical expressiveness that one can relate only to the spiritual, to music as an almost religious experience.   His playing, once heard, is literally unforgettable …” &mdsh; Robert Everist Greene, Professor of Mathematics, UCLA Reviewer, The Absolute Sound

This new album includes all the music from the original Nojima Plays Liszt, plus one track from Nojima Plays Ravel.

Mephisto Waltz
La Campanella

Feux Follets
Harmonies du soir

Sonata in B minor - beginning;

Sonata in B minor -- conclusion
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso

Reference Recordings are distributed in Australia by Rockian Trading