This CD contains the remaining 25 minutes of Rubinstein's extraordinary recital, fifty years ago on 20 April 1963, at Nijmegen in Holland on the border with Germany which must have a strong claim to be the greatest of issued live Rubinstein recordings and among the greatest of all his many recordings. The other 80 minutes of what has been issued of the recital is on Medici Masters MM029-2. (Put "Rubinstein Medici Arts" to find this on Amazon). This is an official release, approved by the Rubinstein Estate, in excellent sound from Koln radio tapes.
I will add a review of the main item: Brahms No. 2 from Zurich 1966, but the performance generally gets high praise indeed.
For those wishing to re-create the miraculous Nijmegen recital, I have kindly been provided with its original running order:
Beethoven Sonata No. 23 in F minor, ` Appassionata', op. 57 (on MM029-2)
Rhapsody in B minor, op 79 no. 1
Intermezzo in B flat minor, op. 117no. 2 (on MM029-2)
Capriccio in F sharp minor, op. 76 no.2
(Rhapsody in E flat major, op. 119 no. 4) (Unissued)*
Schumann Carnaval, op. 9 (on MM029-2)
Ballade in G minor, op. 23 (on MM029-2)
Etude in E minor, op. 25 no.5 (on MM029-2)
(Etude, op. 10? lasting 1:54 - probably no. 4 in C minor) (Unissued)*
Nocturne in D flat major, op. 27 no.2
Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody in C sharp minor, S244 no. 12 (on MM029-2)
Chopin Waltz in C sharp minor, op. 64 no. 2
Villa-Lobos A prole do bebe - O polichinelo (on MM029-2)
de Falla Danza rituel del fuego
*It will be noted that there is an unreleased Brahms Rhapsody and Chopin Etude. In order to keep the sequence of the recital these pieces could be played from the 1953 studio recording and the 1964 Moscow recital respectively.