Claudio Arrau (1903-91) was described variously as ‘Prince’, ‘Emperor’, and ‘King’, of the keyboard, such was the awe in which he was held. Even more tellingly, he remarked: "When I play I am in ecstasy; that is what I live for".
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
I. Allegro con brio
III. Rondo: Allegro
Carl Maria von Weber: Konzertstuck in F minor, Op. 79, J. 282
I. Larghetto affettuoso
II. Allegro passionato
III. Adagio - Tempo di Marcia
Carl Maria von Weber: Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, Op. 24, J. 138
III. Minuetto: Allegro
IV. Rondo, "Perpetuum Mobile": Presto
Click on any of the works listed above for alternative recordings.