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Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 23

Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 23


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488


Hungarian pianist Annie Fischer suffered reprisals for her Jewish background, but after the Second World War she enjoyed her international breakthough with Mozart playing of gentle elegance, supple virtuosity and dramatic power.

EMI Red Line - 6365612

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Annie Fischer plays Beethoven & Schumann

Annie Fischer plays Beethoven & Schumann


Beethoven:

Eroica Variations, Op. 35

Saal 1, Funkhaus, Köln, 11 February 1957

Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109

Saal 1, Funkhaus, Köln, 11 February 1957

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Saal 1, Funkhaus, Köln, 28 April 1958

Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester, Joseph Keilberth


Sviatoslav Richter’s comment that Hungarian-born Annie Fischer (1914–1995) was ‘a great artist imbued with a spirit of greatness and genuine profundity’ is just a sign of the esteem in which her fellow musicians held her. Curiously, of all the mid-century pianists, she seems to have been among the least recorded due to her profound dislike of the studio. Winner of the Franz Liszt International Competition in 1933, she made recordings of Schumann and Liszt with Klemperer (a close friend), Bartók with Markevitch and Mozart with Sawallisch. She recorded over a 15-year period all the Beethoven sonatas for Hungaroton.

Annie Fischer’s ‘unerring awareness’ (David Threasher) of the shifting moods in the Schumann Piano Concerto has been caught in wonderful sound by the WDR engineers in this ‘live’ recording which has never been issued before.

In the two Beethoven works, ‘she is powerfully authoritative’ (David Threasher).

Both these ‘live’ recordings have never been published before.

Maurizio Pollini said Fischer’s playing was marked by ‘a childlike simplicity, immediacy and wonder’ while the distinguished writer Bryce Morrison commented on her ‘depth and spiritual serenity’. All these recordings are great additions to her relatively small discography.

“you are made aware once more of Fischer's robust poetry, of her economical, never inflated or exaggerated style. Less mercurial than, say Moiseiwitsch, less vertiginous than Argerich in the Schumann Concerto, her performance is none the less one of fiery engagement and a grateful sinking into repose in the first movement's melting A flat episode...Throughout, she abhors trickery of any kind...This is a deeply gratifying issue.” Gramophone Magazine, June 2012

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ica classics Legacy - ICAC5062

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Mozart: Favourite Piano Concertos

Mozart: Favourite Piano Concertos


Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan'

Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K482

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488


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Klemperer conducts Bach

Klemperer conducts Bach


Bach, J S:

Bist du bei mir, BWV508

arr. for strings by Klemperer

Strings of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV1068: Air ('Air on a G String')

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra

Magnificat in D major, BWV243

Anna Báthy (soprano 1), Judit Sándor (soprano 2), Magda Tiszay (contralto), Lajos Somogyvári (tenor), György Littasy (bass), Oliver Nagy (continuo), Sandor Margittay (organ)

Budapest Chorus

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV1050

Tibor Ney (violin), János Szebenyi (flute), Annie Fischer (piano)

Budapest Radio Symphony Orchestra


Otto Klemperer's reputation as one of the greatest conductors of the second half of the 20th-century was founded principally on his interpretations of the main orchestral repertoire, but his interests ranged more widely than that. For many years, he was considered to be one of the greatest interpreters of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, and on this very important CD we have gathered several of his little-known performances of Bach's music, especially including the Magnificant and the Fifth Brandenburg Concerto, with the legendary Annie Fischer as pianist. In addition, we include two short pieces, an arrangement by Klemperer himself of one of the 'Anna Magdalena' Notebook miniatures, and the famous 'Air' from the Third Orchestral Suite. This is a rare and most valuable collector’s item.

“The real star...is Annie Fischer who plays beautifully, and commandingly, throughout. There isn’t the sense of chamber intimacy in the central movement that others have cultivated, but that’s probably not the intention. What emerges is a good performance, well performed (mostly) and very decently transferred.” MusicWeb International, February 2012

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Annie Fischer

Annie Fischer


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10 No. 3

Piano Sonata No. 16 in G major, Op. 31 No. 1

Schumann:

Carnaval, Op. 9

Recorded: BBC Studios, London, 19 May 1963


Recorded: BBC Studios, London, 11 November 1987

“…this Carnaval, in 1963, shows her imagination at full stretch, with Schumann's vivid portrayals of a wide range of personalities and moods characterised to the utmost; she has a singing tone for anyone to envy, and a sustained power when required.” BBC Music Magazine, May 2007 *****

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BBC Legends - Pianists - BBCL41992

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Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127, Sz. 119, etc.

Bartók:

Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127, Sz. 119

Annie Fischer (piano)

Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'


Recorded 1964

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Orfeo - Orfeo d'Or - Salzburger Festspieldokumente - C628041B

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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Vol. 1

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Vol. 1


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 'March Funebre'

Piano Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10 No. 2

Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110

Piano Sonata No. 13 in E flat major, Op. 27 No. 1 'Quasi una fantasia'


Hungaroton Fischer Beethoven Piano Sonatas - HCD31626

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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Vol. 2

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Vol. 2


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathetique'

Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2 No. 3

Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2 No. 1


Hungaroton Fischer Beethoven Piano Sonatas - HCD31627

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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Vol. 3

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Vol. 3


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10 No. 3

Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 14 No. 2

Piano Sonata No. 20 in G major, Op. 49 No. 2

Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111


Hungaroton Fischer Beethoven Piano Sonatas - HCD31628

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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Vol. 4

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Vol. 4


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 18 in E flat major, Op. 31 No. 3 'The Hunt'

Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106 'Hammerklavier'


Hungaroton Fischer Beethoven Piano Sonatas - HCD31629

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