Great Pianists - Claudio Arrau

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Great Pianists - Claudio Arrau

1941-1947 Recordings


Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37

Recorded 24th December, 1947 in the Academy of Music, Philadelphia

Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy


Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, Op. 24

Recorded 20th February, 1941 in Victor Studio 2, New York City.

Konzertstück in F minor, Op. 79 for piano & orchestra

Recorded 13th April, 1946 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Désiré Defauw


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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

II. Largo

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

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Minuetto: Allegro

IV. Rondo, "Perpetuum Mobile": Presto

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