Performance: 5 stars
Recording: 5 stars
"Marriage to a Jew brought artistic prosecution to Ilse Fromm-Michaels, performances of her music banned by the Nazi party. She and her husband survived the war, but her desire to write had been broken. This beautifully performed and recorded disc of her complete piano works shows a composer of great distinction. The charme of her pictures of four dolls is set beside the rugged strength of the Sonata from 1917, and a real sense of humour in the Waltz Round. An unknown composer that I urge you to hear."

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