Bartok

Bela Bartok was an extraordinary pianist, and there is a wealth of recordings out there. Here are just 2 examples:
4 Scarlatti sonatas played with fantasy and imagination.
A real discovery: some fragments of his 2nd piano concerto. Quite an eye opener: no hacking, no brutality or ugly sound, but very inspired rhythmic playing. This most difficult of all piano concertos sounds suddenly very different…