Forty-five years ago today, one of the world''s most successful and promising pianists was killed in a plane crash just outside of San Francisco. William Kapell only lived to be 31, but his recordings have been kept in circulation by his admirers. Recently, the RCA label released the "William Kapell Edition," a 9 CD set of Kapell''s recordings, including a previously lost concert discovered at the Frick Collection in New York. Elizabeth Blair has a profile of the dynamic pianist. (RCA 9026-68442-2)
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Forty-five years ago today, one of the world''s most successful and promising pianists was killed in a plane crash just outside of San Francisco. William Kapell only lived to be 31, but his recordings have been kept in circulation by his admirers. Recently, the RCA label released the "William Kapell Edition," a 9 CD set of Kapell''s recordings, including a previously lost concert discovered at the Frick Collection in New York. Elizabeth Blair has a profile of the dynamic pianist. (RCA 9026-68442-2)