A lost concerto from the pianist who disappearedmain
A December 1940 New York performance of the Paganini Rhapsody by Gitta Gradova has been put up today on Youtube. She’s quite a powerhouse.
Gradova stopped playing in public two years later under spousal pressure, vanishing from the musical scene.
Beware the cut and breaks in this recording, but the performance is formidable, at times overwhelming.