Beethoven: Bagatelle, Op. 33 No. 4

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Erik Then-Bergh: The complete Electrola & Deutsche Grammophon recordings 1938-1958

Erik Then-Bergh: The complete Electrola & Deutsche Grammophon recordings 1938-1958


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101

Bagatelle in E flat major, Op. 33 No. 1

Bagatelle, Op. 33 No. 4

Busoni:

Transcription of Bach's Partita BWV 1004

Chopin:

Nocturne No. 17 in B major, Op. 62 No. 1

Handel:

Keyboard Suite, HWV 429 in E minor

Reger:

Silhouetten, Op.53

Variations and Fugue on a theme by Georg Philipp Telemann, Op. 134

Piano Concerto in F minor, Op. 114

Südwestfunk-orchester Baden-Baden, Hans Rosbaud

Schumann:

Piano Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22


Erik Then-Bergh (piano)

Erik Then-Bergh (1916–1982) is almost forgotten today, content as he was to confine his career, the last twenty years of which were devoted to teaching, to Germany. But to hear this favourite of Furtwängler in his early recordings is to hear playing of the highest order – his combination of superlative technique at the service of deeply profound interpretation can only be compared with the very greatest of artists.

We present here his almost complete 78rpm recordings (only a Schumann Kinderszenen on Telefunken is missing) which were mostly made in Germany during the war and hence had little international circulation. Then-Bergh was renowned as a Reger player and in this centenary year of Reger’s death, which is also the centenary of Then Bergh’s birth, we include his stereo LP recording of the Reger Piano Concerto from 1958 which completes his Reger recordings.

Perhaps this quote from ‘The Record Book’ (USA 1948) reviewing Beethoven’s Op101 still sums up Then-Bergh’s 78 recordings today:

The performance by a pianist of whom we know nothing, Erik Then-Bergh, is spectacularly fine, and is backed by some of the best reproduction of piano tone we have ever heard.

“Then-Bergh is little-known outside his native Germany, but his centenary this year prompted a most welcome release. From a technically astonishing Bach/Busoni chaconne from 1938 to a persuasive, pointed Reger concerto recorded for DG in 1958, the impression one has is of a thoughtful, responsive artist from whom we should have heard more” Classical Music, January 2017 *****

“APR’s fitting centenary tribute will, I hope, raise the profile of this little known pianist.” MusicWeb International, 4th November 2016

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Beethoven: Organ Perspectives

Beethoven: Organ Perspectives


Beethoven:

Pieces (5) for a Mechanical Clock, WoO 33

Rondo in C major, WoO 48

Grenadiermarsch in F major for a Mechanical Clock Hess 107

Two Preludes, Op. 39

Bagatelle in C minor, WoO52

Bagatelle, Op. 33 No. 4

Bagatelle in D major, Op 33 No. 6

Bagatelle in C Major, Op. 33, No. 5

Prelude in F minor WoO 55

Fugue in C major Hess 64

Praeludium and Fugue Hess 29

Fugue in D major WoO 31


Maria-Magdalena Kaczor (organ)

« Beethoven ? But did he ever compose anything for the organ? » We do not know the exact answer to this question. Yet the theme of Beethoven’s relationship to the “King of Instruments” has time and again occupied, indeed fascinated musicologists, but above all organists. Why is this? Is it the hardly conceivable idea that the composer only wrote very little for the organ and above all – compared to his work overall – little of note? To supply proof that Beethoven bequeathed us compositions that – if indeed not expressly composed for organ – nonetheless may outstandingly be performed on the instrument of his youthful years for which he like many young people felt considerable fascination: such is the aim of the present recording...

In other words: several of the works recorded can surely convey a stimulating impression of the type of music the composer may have played on the organ and perhaps even would have composed if he had remain involved with the instrument of his youthful period beyond the year 1792. Hence it is intentionally that we decided on “organ perspectives” as a title for this recording and not something like “organ works.”.

After having accomplished her piano studies at the Paderewski Academy in Poznań (PL) the young polish performer of this album, Maria-Magdalena Kaczor, has studied organ in France and Germany between 2005 and 2012, what predestines her for this recording project.

The organ we've chosen, built by Ferdinand Stieffel in 1786 for the rococo chapel of the Karlsruhe Castle, is since 1871 located in the Ludwigs(!) Church (St.Louis) of Karlsbad-Langensteinbach (near Karlsruhe). Not only is this an instrument that was also originally made for a Castle Chapel, but it was created in the same period of time as the organ at which Beethoven served as 2nd court organist. Its specification even reveals several analogies to the organ Beethoven used to play in Bonn, making it virtually self-evident as a convincing solution. The Langensteinbach organ may be considered the most significant tonal monument to late 18th-century organ building in the Baden region. Indeed, it has in the meantime been affectionately dubbed the “Pearl of Baden.” It's tonal colors have been thoroughly recorded for this hybrid Super Audio CD in stereo and multichannel surround. On this purpose Aeolus has used two independent microphone setups thus making the new recording an absolute MUST for the lovers of audiophile organ recordings.

The 48 pages full color booklet evokes aspects of Beethoven's relation with the „King of the instruments“, informs in detail about the history of the Ferdinand Stieffel organ and Mrs. Maria-Magdalena Kaczor's biography. It also contains of course detailed comments on the recorded works. Numerous color pictures and some historic photographs enrich this extensive documentation.

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Alexandre Tharaud: Soundtrack 'Amour'

Alexandre Tharaud: Soundtrack 'Amour'


Bach, J S:

Chorale Prelude BWV639 'Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ'

Beethoven:

Bagatelles (6), Op. 126: No. 2

Bagatelle in C major, Op 33 No. 2

Bagatelle, Op. 33 No. 4

Schubert:

Impromptu in G flat major, D899 No. 3

Impromptu in C minor, D899 No. 1

Moments Musicaux, D780: No. 3 in F minor


Alexandre Tharaud, who appears in Amour (Love), the film by Michael Haneke that won the Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, plays works from the soundtrack: Schubert, Beethoven and Bach-Busoni.

Amour, the latest film by Austrian director Michael Haneke, won the supreme prize at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival, the Palme d’Or. It tells the story of an elderly Parisian couple, played by Jean-Louis Trintignant and Emmanuelle Riva. They are both distinguished music teachers and their star pupil, a pianist, is played by none other than Alexandre Tharaud, making his movie debut. He performs music by Schubert, Beethoven and Bach (arranged by Busoni) and this CD complements the soundtrack items with further pieces by Schubert and Beethoven.

Michael Haneke’s previous films include The Piano Teacher (which, like Amour features leading French actress Isabelle Huppert). The Guardian described Amour as “a moving, terrifying and uncompromising drama of extraordinary intimacy and intelligence ... This is film-making at the highest pitch of intelligence and insight. Haneke's mastery and supremacy have resounded here in Cannes like an orchestral chord.”

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Alfred Brendel - The Farewell Concerts

Alfred Brendel - The Farewell Concerts


Bach, J S:

Chorale Prelude BWV659 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland'

(arr. Busoni)

Beethoven:

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

Bagatelle, Op. 33 No. 4

encore

Haydn:

Andante & Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII:6 (Sonata - un piccolo divertimento)

Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K271 "Jeunehomme"

Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir Charles Mackerras

Piano Sonata No. 15 in F major, K533/494

Schubert:

Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D960

Impromptu in G flat major, D899 No. 3

encore


"I salute my listeners and offer them a warm and grateful farewell." Alfred Brendel

Alfred Brendel has for many years been among the world's greatest pianists; in concert, recital and on many best-selling recordings. Here, in his last CD release, recorded in the year of his retirement (2008), he gives his final public performances in solo recital and in concert - revealing a master musician in total command of his art

This 2CD digipak souvenir set captures these two memorable occasions, and is presented at the price of 2 for 1.5.

Recorded live in Hanover, Brendel's farewell recital featured composers with whom he is most closely associated throughout his career - with a set of variations by Haydn, and sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert.

It is fitting that Alfred Brendel's final public performance should be in Vienna's beautiful Musikverein, with the Wiener Philharmoniker - an orchestra with whom he has enjoyed a long and fruitful collaboration. The concert was conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras, marking the end of an exceptional partnership between pianist and conductor.

The concert featured Alfred Brendel as soloist in Mozart's concerto in E flat major K271, known as the 'Jeunehomme', after the young woman pianist for whom it was composed in 1777.

The booklet includes Brendel's own notes on the recital repertoire, and tributes from Sir Charles Mackerras and Prof. Dr. Clemens Hellberg of the Vienna Philharmonic - as well as a farewell statement from Alfred Brendel himself.

"Exquisite thrills as a titan bids farewell" Daily Telegraph, London

"The end of my concert career in December 2008, after sixty years on stage, was planned well in advance. I enjoyed looking forward to challenges of a different kind, and calmly anticipated my final performances." Alfred Brendel

"After so many years with Alfred at the top of his profession it is hard to imagine musical life without his unique presence." Sir Charles Mackerras

“These CDs from farewell concerts in Vienna and Hanover...show Brendel as one of the supreme pianists of our time. The deliberately un-virtuosic repertory carries an almost unbearable inwardness of feeling: that quintessential Brendel mixture of intellect and emotion.” The Observer, 15th November 2009

“The CD set still presents Brendel the supreme artist. He probes and shapes his core repertory — Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Haydn — with enviable elegance and ease, and a heavenly lack of show.” The Times, 13th November 2009 ****

“Here we have Mozart's first great concerto, K271, with Brendel joined by his more recent Mozartian partner, Sir Charles Mackerras. It's a musical marriage made in heaven, especially when you add the VPO to the mix. Every phrase has such detail, such intricate colouring, yet again, it's detailing that comes of long exposure to a work, built of over the years like a patina, rather than something superficially applied on a single level. The performance is unhurried but not in anyway sluggish, and the slow movement is utterly glorious. There is greatness to be found in every bar of these two discs, and that goes not only for the music but the musician too.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2010

“A Brendel speciality, Schubert's mammoth final Sonata is the most substantial work here, with a heart-wrenching slow movement at its core. Propelled with graceful momentum, this valedictory account is more commanding than even his own previous recordings. Clearly Brendel retired while still at the top of his game.” Graham Rogers, bbc.co.uk, 17th November 2009

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Alfred Brendel: The Complete Philips Recordings

Alfred Brendel: The Complete Philips Recordings

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Bach, J S:

Italian Concerto, BWV971

Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV903

Chorale Prelude BWV659 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland'

(arr. Busoni). Farewell Concerts

Chorale Prelude BWV639 'Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ'

Fantasia in A minor, BWV922

Chorale Prelude BWV659 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland'

arr. Busoni

Fantasia & Fugue in A minor, BWV904

Beethoven:

Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 (complete)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 (complete)

Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir Simon Rattle

Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 (complete)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, James Levine

Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-32 (Complete)

analogue cycle

Piano Sonatas Nos. 1-32 (Complete)

digital cycle

Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80

London Philharmonic Orchestra & London Philharmonic Choir, Bernard Haitink

Cello Sonatas Nos. 1-5 (complete)

with Adrian Brendel (cello)

Eroica Variations, Op. 35

Bagatelles (6), Op. 126

Ecossaises (6) in E flat major, WoO 83

Variations (6) for Piano on an Original Theme in F major, Op. 34

Bagatelles (7), Op. 33

Bagatelles (11), Op. 119

Bagatelles (6), Op. 126

Diabelli Variations, Op. 120

1988

An die ferne Geliebte (To the distant beloved), Op. 98

Matthias Goerne (baritone)

Diabelli Variations, Op. 120

1976 Live

Diabelli Variations, Op. 120

2001 Live

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

Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78

Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101

BBC

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

Birthday Tribute Disc

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

Farewell Concerts

Bagatelle, Op. 33 No. 4

encore. Farewell Concerts

Variations (12) on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" for Cello and Piano, Op. 66

with Adrian Brendel (cello)

Variations (12) on "See the conquering hero comes" for Cello and Piano, WoO 45

with Adrian Brendel (cello)

Variations (7) on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen", for Cello and Piano, WoO 46

with Adrian Brendel (cello)

Berg:

Piano Sonata, Op. 1

Brahms:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Theme and Variations in D minor (arr. from String Sextet, Op. 18)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83

Berliner Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

Birthday Tribute Disc

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Colin Davis

Busoni:

Toccata

7 Elegies - No. 6 Erscheinung Andante amoroso

BBC

7 Elegies - No. 3 "Meine Seele bangt und hofft zu Dir" Moderato

BBC

Chopin:

Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise, Op. 22

BBC

Haydn:

Piano Sonata No. 33 in C minor, Hob.XVI:20

Piano Sonata No. 59 in E flat major, Hob.XVI:49

Piano Sonata No. 47 in B minor, Hob.XVI:32

Piano Sonata No. 53 in E minor, Hob.XVI:34

Piano Sonata No. 56 in D major, Hob.XVI:42

Fantasia (Capriccio) in C major, Hob. XVII:4

Piano Sonata No. 58 in C major, Hob.XVI:48

Piano Sonata No. 60 in C major, Hob.XVI:50

Piano Sonata No. 61 in D major, Hob.XVI:51

Piano Sonata No. 50 in D major, Hob.XVI:37

Piano Sonata No. 54 in G major, Hob.XVI:40

Piano Sonata No. 62 in E flat major, Hob.XVI:52

Andante & Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII:6 (Sonata - un piccolo divertimento)

Andante & Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII:6 (Sonata - un piccolo divertimento)

Live in Salzburg

Piano Sonata No. 60 in C major, Hob.XVI:50

Live in Salzburg

Andante & Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII:6 (Sonata - un piccolo divertimento)

Farewell Concerts

Adagio in F major, Hob.XVII/9

Liszt:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S125

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

Totentanz, S126 for piano & orchestra

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

Piano Sonata in B minor, S178

Années de pèlerinage, 2ème année, Italie (7 pieces), S. 161

Années de pèlerinage, 1ère année, Suisse (9 pieces), S. 160

Harmonies poétiques et religieuses (10), S. 173

Isolde's Liebestod (after Wagner), S447

Live in Salzburg

Vexilla regis prodeunt, S. 185

Weihnachtsbaum, S. 186: Glockenspiel

Csárdás macabre, S. 224

Mosonyis Grabgeleit 'Mosonyi's Funeral Procession' S194

Schlaflos Frage und Antwort, S203

Unstern: sinistre disastro S208

Nuages gris, S199

Richard Wagner - Venezia, S201

Prelude after Bach's cantata 'Weinen Klagen Sorgen Zagen', S179

Fantasia & Fugue on B-A-C-H, S529

Piano Piece in F sharp major (No. 3 from Fünf Klavierstücke), S192/3 (1873)

Schlummerlied, S186/7a

En rêve - Nocturne S207

Bagatelle sans tonalite, S216a c1885

La Lugubre Gondola I, S200 No. 1

La Lugubre Gondola II, S200 No. 2

Legendes (2) for piano, S. 175

Mendelssohn:

Variations sérieuses in D minor Op. 54

BBC

Mozart:

Piano Concertos Nos. 1-27 (complete)

excluding Nos. 1-4

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310

Piano Sonata No. 13 in B flat major, K333

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K457

Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K331 'Alla Turca'

Adagio in B minor, K540

Variations (9) in D on a Menuet by Duport, K573

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B flat, K281

Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major K282

Piano Sonata No. 18 in D major, K576 'Hunt'

Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K310

Piano Sonata No. 9 in D major, K311

Piano Sonata No. 15 in F major, K533/494

Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K330

Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K331 'Alla Turca'

Piano Sonata No. 17 in B flat major, K570

Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K332

Piano Sonata No. 13 in B flat major, K333

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K457

Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major K282

Piano Sonata No. 15 in F major, K533/494

Rondo for Piano & Orchestra in A major, K386

completed by Erik Smith & Alfred Brendel

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner

Rondo for Piano & Orchestra in D major, K382

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Sir Neville Marriner

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K482

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K595

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K271 "Jeunehomme"

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K414

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K453

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Sir Charles Mackerras

Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K414

arr. for piano & string quartet

Alban Berg Quartet

Piano Quartet No. 2 in E flat major, K493

Alban Berg Quartet

Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat, K452

with Heinz Holliger (oboe), Eduard Brunner (clarinet), Hermann Baumann (horn), Klaus Thunemann (bassoon)

Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, K478

with ThomaThomas Zehetmair (violin), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Richard Duven (cello)

Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503

Birthday Tribute Disc

SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg, Hans Zender

Piano Concerto No. 9 in E-flat major, K271 "Jeunehomme"

Farewell Concerts

Wiener Philharmoniker, Sir Charles Mackerras

Piano Sonata No. 15 in F major, K533/494

Farewell Concerts

Fantasia in D minor, K397

Rondo in A minor, K511

Fantasia in C minor, K396

Adagio in B minor, K540

Fantasia in C minor, K475

Rondo in A minor, K511

Ch'io mi scordi di te?... Non temer, amato bene, K505

Jessye Norman (soprano), Sylvia McNair (soprano)

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Sir Neville Marriner

Mussorgsky:

Pictures at an Exhibition (piano version)

Schoenberg:

Piano Concerto, Op. 42

Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelik

Piano Concerto, Op. 42

SWF Sinfonie Orchester Baden-Baden, Michael Gielen

Schubert:

Piano Sonata No. 4 in A minor, D537

analogue

Piano Sonata No. 9 in B major, D575

analogue

Piano Sonata No. 13 in A major, D664

analogue

Piano Sonata No. 14 in A minor, D784

analogue

Piano Sonata No. 16 in A minor, D845

analogue

Piano Sonata No. 15 in C major, D840 'Reliquie'

analogue

Piano Sonata No. 17 in D major, D850

analogue

Piano Sonata No. 18 in G major, D894

analogue

Piano Sonata No. 19 in C minor, D958

analogue

Piano Sonata No. 20 in A major, D959

analogue

Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D960

analogue

Klavierstücke (3), D946

analogue

4 Impromptus, D899

analogue

4 Impromptus, D935

analogue

Fantasie in C major, D760 'Wanderer'

analogue

Moments Musicaux (6), D780, Op. 94

analogue

Piano Sonata No. 17 in D major, D850

digital

Piano Sonata No. 14 in A minor, D784

digital

Piano Sonata No. 20 in A major, D959

digital

Piano Sonata No. 19 in C minor, D958

digital

Moments Musicaux (6), D780, Op. 94

digital

Piano Sonata No. 16 in A minor, D845

digital

Klavierstücke (3), D946

digital

4 Impromptus, D899

digital

4 Impromptus, D935

digital

Piano Sonata No. 18 in G major, D894

digital

Piano Sonata No. 15 in C major, D840 'Reliquie'

digital

Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D960

digital

Fantasie in C major, D760 'Wanderer'

digital

Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout'

James van Demark (bass)

Cleveland Quartet

Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout'

with Thomas Zehetmair (violin), Tabea Zimmermann (viola), Richard Duven (cello) & Peter Riegelbauer (double bass)

Schwanengesang, D957

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Schwanengesang, D957

Matthias Goerne (baritone)

Winterreise D911

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Winterreise D911

Matthias Goerne (baritone)

Piano Sonata No. 18 in G major, D894

Live

Piano Sonata No. 9 in B major, D575

Live

Piano Sonata No. 20 in A major, D959

Live

Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D960

Live

Piano Sonata No. 14 in A minor, D784

Live in Salzburg

Piano Sonata No. 15 in C major, D840 'Reliquie'

Live in Salzburg

Impromptu in F Minor, D935 No. 1

Birthday Tribute Disc

Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D960

Farewell Concerts

Impromptu in G flat major, D899 No. 3

encore. Farewell Concerts

Auflösung, D807

with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Hippolits Lied D890 (Gerstenberg)

with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Der Einsame, D800

with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Harfenspieler I 'Wer sich der Einsamkeit ergibt', D478

with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Harfenspieler III 'Wer nie sein Brot mit Tränen ass', D480 (Second Version)

with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Harfenspieler II 'An die Türen will ich schleichen, D479 (Second Version)

with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Herbst, D945

with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Nacht und Träume, D827

with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Nachtstück, D672 (Mayrhofer)

with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Im Abendrot, D799

with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Der Wanderer, D493

with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Über Wildemann D884 (Ernst Schulze)

with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Der Wanderer an den Mond D870 (Seidl)

with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Die Taubenpost, D965A (D957 No. 14)

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Philharmonia Orchestra, Kurt Sanderling

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17

Philharmonia Orchestra, Kurt Sanderling

Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Kinderszenen, Op. 15

Études symphoniques, Op. 13

Dichterliebe, Op. 48

Eberhard Wächter (baritone)

Dichterliebe, Op. 48

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Liederkreis, Op. 39

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)

Romances (3), Op. 94

with Heinz Holliger (oboe/oboe d'amore)

Abendlied (No. 12 from Klavierstücke für kleine und große Kinder, Op. 85)

with Heinz Holliger (oboe/oboe d'amore)

Adagio and Allegro in A flat major, Op. 70

with Heinz Holliger (oboe/oboe d'amore)

Fantasiestücke, Op. 73

with Heinz Holliger (oboe/oboe d'amore)

Stücke im Volkston (5), Op. 102: No. 2: Langsam

with Heinz Holliger (oboe/oboe d'amore)

Stücke im Volkston (5), Op. 102: No. 3: Nicht schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen

with Heinz Holliger (oboe/oboe d'amore)

Stücke im Volkston (5), Op. 102: No. 4: Nicht zu rasch

with Heinz Holliger (oboe/oboe d'amore)

Mein Wagen rollet langsam, Op. 142 No. 4

Lehn deine Wang' Op. 142 No. 2

Mit Myrten und Rosen (No. 9 from Liederkreis, Op. 24)

Schöne Wiege meiner Leiden (No. 5 from Liederkreis, Op. 24)

Weber:

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

London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Piano Sonata No. 2 in A flat major, Op. 39


"If I belong to a tradition it is a tradition that makes the masterpiece tell the performer what he should do and not the performer telling the piece what it should be like, or the composer what he ought to have composed." ALFRED BRENDEL

Decca release Alfred Brendel’s complete Philips legacy for the first time, celebrating the artist’s remarkable achievements in the year of his 85th birthday. Developed in close collaboration with Alfred Brendel himself, this prodigious 114CD edition includes studio albums, live recordings and radio broadcasts. The set is accompanied by a 200-page book featuring a note by Brendel’s personal choice of writer, Misha Donat, an article by the pianist himself and an extensive tracklisting indicating his favourite recordings.

Alfred Brendel’s place among the greatest musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries is assured. Renowned for his masterly interpretations of the works of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Schumann and Liszt, he is one of the indisputable authorities in musical life today. A talented writer and poet, Brendel’s musical genius is particularly influenced by his extra-musical interests. Writing is a constant source of inspiration and expression for Brendel, and he lists “laughing” as one of his favourite occupations – something that is reflected in his playing, which shows a rare talent for highlighting unexpected elements of humour, particularly in Haydn and Beethoven.

Brendel had a somewhat unconventional musical background – something which he regards as an advantage. Born to parents who were not musicians, Brendel has had very little formal training and is largely self-taught. Instead, Brendel learnt by recording the piece he was studying, listening to himself and reacting to it. This approach has resulted in a unique interpretative insight. Countless awards and honours include Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE; 1989), Beethoven-Ring of the Vienna Music University (2001) and Praemium Imperiale (2008).

HIGHLIGHTS:

• 3 cycles of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos (Rattle,WPO 1997-98 / Haitink, LPO 1975-77 / Levine, CSO 1983

• 2 cycles of Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas (1970-77 and 1992-96)

• Haydn: 11 Sonatas (1979-85)

• Mozart Piano Concertos (Marriner, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields 1976-1982)

• Mozart Piano Concertos under Charles Mackerras

• Mussorgsky: Pictures At An Exhibition

• 2 cycles of Late Piano works by Schubert (analogue and digital)

• 2 recordings of LISZT: Années: Italie (1972 and 1986)

• LISZT: Piano Sonata; Totentanz

• Beethoven Complete Cello Sonatas with Andrian Brendel (2003-4)

• Unpublished live & radio performances – Beethoven / Busoni / Mendelssohn / Chopin (1968-2001)

• Schubert and Schumann lieder with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Matthias Goerne

• 1 CD of Live Recitals in Salzburg

• Farewell Concerts (2008)


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