Great Pianists - Claudio Arrau

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Great Pianists - Claudio Arrau



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Great Pianists - Claudio Arrau

1939-1946 Recordings


Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Recorded 4th December, 1944 in the Masonic Temple, Detroit

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Karl Krueger

Carnaval, Op. 9

Recorded 3rd and 4th April, 1939 in EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 3, London

Strauss, R:

Burleske for Piano and orchestra in D minor, AV85

Recorded 13th April, 1946 in Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Désiré Defauw



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The 1939 recording of Schumann’s Carnaval is one of Arrau’s finest recordings. A contemporary reviewer stated that, “This magnificent recording shows convincingly that Carnaval is one of the masterpieces of piano literature and that Arrau is a great pianist… The recording itself is of the highest quality, better far than any record previously made by Arrau, and the performance – as I ought to have made clear by now – is of supreme artistic value and completely satisfying in every respect.”

Richard Strauss’s Burleske was recorded at a morning session on 13th April 1946 at Orchestra Hall in Chicago, followed immediately by Weber’s Konzertstück (Naxos 8.111263). The 1944 recording of Schumann’s Piano Concerto was recorded in one session of one hour and 45 minutes, with the first side of the second movement and both sides of the last movement done in single takes.

Richard Strauss: Burleske in D minor, TrV 145

Burleske in D minor, TrV 145

Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

I. Allegro affettuoso

II. Intermezzo: Andantino grazioso

III. Allegro vivace

Robert Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9

I. Preambule

II. Pierrot

III. Arlequin

IV. Valse noble

V. Eusebius

VI. Florestan

VII. Coquette

VIII. Replique - Sphinxes

IX. Papillons

X. A.S.C.H. - S.C.H.A. (Lettres dansantes)

XI. Chiarina

XII. Chopin

XIII. Estrella

XIV. Reconnaissance

XV. Pantalon et Colombine

XVI. Valse allemande

Intermezzo: Paganini

XVII. Aveu

XVIII. Promenade

XIX. Pause

XX. Marche des Davidsbundler contre les Philistins

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