We think that this rendition of the well-known and very popular Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, recorded here by the Edison Concert Band in 1905, is a record worthy of addition to the collection of any lover of classical music.
One of a set of 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies composed by Liszt, this was written as a piano solo but proved so popular that he also wrote it as an orchestral score and a piano duet.
This is a spirited piece no matter how it is played. The limited playing time of the 2-minute cylinder has imposed dramatic cuts giving a more than usually dramatic tempo.
Nevertheless, the Edison Company was proud enough to state: “This record will be a delight to those who are constantly seeking high class music.”