Alfred Cortot: 1929-1937 Recordings

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Alfred Cortot: 1929-1937 Recordings

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8111381
(8.111381)

Discs:

1

Release date:

27th Sept 2010

Barcode:

0747313338122

Length:

75 minutes

Medium:

CD

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Alfred Cortot: 1929-1937 Recordings


Bach, J S:

Organ Concerto in D minor (after Vivaldi), BWV596

arr. Cortot. Recorded on 18th May 1937 in EMI Studio No. 3, Abbey Road, London

Arioso (Largo) from Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV1056

arr. Cortot. Recorded on 18th May 1937 in EMI Studio No. 3, Abbey Road, London

Franck, C:

Prélude, Choral et Fugue, M21

Recorded on 8th March 1932 in EMI Studio No. 3, Abbey Road, London

Mendelssohn:

Variations sérieuses in D minor Op. 54

Recorded on 19th May 1937 in EMI Studio No. 3, Abbey Road, London

Song without Words, Op. 19b No. 1 in E major 'Sweet Remembrance'

Recorded on 19th May 1937 in EMI Studio No. 3, Abbey Road, London

Purcell:

Minuet in G major

arr. Henderson. Recorded on 26th October 1937 in EMI Studio No. 3, Abbey Road, London

Sicilienne in G minor

arr. Henderson. Recorded on 26th October 1937 in EMI Studio No. 3, Abbey Road, London

Gavotte in G major

arr. Henderson. Recorded on 26th October 1937 in EMI Studio No. 3, Abbey Road, London

Air in G major

arr. Henderson. Recorded on 26th October 1937 in EMI Studio No. 3, Abbey Road, London

Saint-Saëns:

Etude en forme de valse Op. 52 No. 6

Recorded on 13th May 1931 in the Small Queen’s Hall, London


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Henry Purcell: Suite in G major (arr. A.M. Henderson)

I. Minuet

II. Sicilienne

III. Gavotte

IV. Air

Johann Sebastian Bach: Organ Concerto in D minor, BWV 596 (arr. of Vivaldi's Violin Concerto, RV 565) (arr. A. Cortot)

I. Praeludium

II. Sicilienne

III. Toccata

Johann Sebastian Bach: Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056: II. Largo (arr. A. Cortot)

Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV 1056: II. Largo (arr. A. Cortot for piano)

Felix Mendelssohn: Variations serieuses in D minor, Op. 54

Variations serieuses in D minor, Op. 54

Felix Mendelssohn: Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), Book 1, Op. 19b

Lieder ohne Worte (Songs without Words), Book 1, Op. 19b: No. 1 in E major

Cesar Franck: Prelude, choral et fugue, M. 21

Prelude

Choral

Fugue

Cesar Franck: Prelude, aria et final, M. 23

Prelude

Aria

Final

Camille Saint-Saens: 6 Etudes, Op. 52

6 Etudes, Op. 52: No. 6. En forme de Valse

Gramophone Magazine

December 2010

“Everything here is delectable but the very disc itself would object if I did not single out the pianist's arrangement of the Largo from Bach's F minor Concerto, something for everyone's desert island and enough to bring tears to the eyes of even the most puritan listeners.”

BBC Music Magazine

March 2011

*****

“Here are some examples of what makes Cortot special...The combination of poetic inwardness and virtuoso exuberance is magical.”

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