Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

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Karajan conducts Tchaikovsky

Karajan conducts Tchaikovsky


Tchaikovsky:

Symphonies Nos. 1-6 (complete)

Polonaise (from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24)

Waltz from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24

Marche slave, Op. 31

1812 Overture, Op. 49

Capriccio italien, Op. 45

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

Serenade for strings in C major, Op. 48

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Sleeping Beauty, Suite, Op. 66a

Swan Lake, Op. 20 Suite

The Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35


“Karajan was unquestionably a great Tchaikovsky conductor. Yet although he recorded the last three symphonies many times, he did not turn to the first three until the end of the 1970s, and then proved an outstanding advocate. In the Mendelssohnian opening movement of the First, the tempo may be brisk, but the music's full charm is displayed and the melancholy of the Andante is touchingly caught. Again at the opening of the Little Russian (No 2), horn and bassoon capture that special Russian colouring, as they do in the engaging Andantino marziale, and the crisp articulation in the first movement allegro is bracing.
The sheer refinement of the orchestral playing in the scherzos of all three symphonies is a delight, and finales have great zest with splendid bite and precision in the fugato passages and a convincing closing peroration.
The so-called Polish Symphony (No 3) is the least tractable of the canon, but again Karajan's apt tempos and the precision of ensemble makes the first movement a resounding success. The Alla tedesca brings a hint of Brahms, but the Slavic dolour of the Andante elegiaco is unmistakeable and its climax blooms rapturously. No doubt the reason these early symphonies sound so fresh is because the Berlin orchestra was not over-familiar with them, and clearly enjoyed playing them. The sound throughout is excellent.
It gets noticeably fiercer in the Fourth Symphony, recorded a decade earlier, but is still well balanced. The first movement has a compulsive forward thrust, and the breakneck finale is viscerally thrilling. The slow movement is beautifully played but just a trifle bland. Overall, though, this is impressive and satisfying, especially the riveting close.
DG has chosen the 1965 recording of the Fifth, rather than the mid-'70s version, and they were right to do so. It's marvellously recorded (in the Jesus-Christus Kirche): the sound has all the richness and depth one could ask and the performance too is one of Karajan's very finest. There's some indulgence of the second-subject string melody of the first movement. But the slow movement is gloriously played from the horn solo onwards, and the second re-entry of the Fate theme is so dramatic that it almost makes one jump. The delightful Waltz brings the kind of elegant warmth and detail from the violins that's a BPO speciality, and the finale, while not rushed Mravinsky fashion, still carries all before it and has power and dignity at the close.
The Pathétique was a very special work for Karajan (as it was for the Berlin Philharmonic) and his 1964 performance is one of his greatest recordings. The reading as a whole avoids hysteria, yet the resolution of the passionate climax of the first movement sends shivers down the spine, while the finale has a comparable eloquence, and the March/Scherzo, with ensemble wonderfully crisp and biting, brings an almost demonic power to the coda. Again the sound is excellent, full-bodied in the strings and with plenty of sonority for the trombones.
The String Serenade is digital, brightly recorded in the Philharmonie in 1980, but naturally balanced.
Marvellous playing. The Waltz, with a most felicitous control of rubato, is the highlight, and the Elégie is certainly ardent; and if the first movement could have been more neatly articulated, the finale has tremendous bustle and energy. As for the concertante works, the account of the glorious Rococo Variations with Rostropovich is another classic of the gramophone, even though it uses the truncated score. The First Piano Concerto is a disappointment, with Richter and Karajan failing to strike sparks as a part- nership. In spite of brilliant solo playing, the first movement lacks supporting tension in the orchestra, and in the finale you can sense Richter wanting to press forward, while Karajan seems to hold back: the coda itself hangs fire in the orchestra. Similarly Ferras was not an ideal choice for the Violin Concerto. Not all will take to his somewhat febrile timbre, with its touches of near-schmaltz. But the performance as a whole works better than the Piano Concerto.
Romeo and Juliet is finely done, passionate and dramatic, if not quite so spontaneously inspired as Karajan's early VPO version for Decca, especially at the opening. But Marche slave, ideally paced, is very successful, sombre and exciting by turns. Capriccio italien and 1812 are both brilliantly played, and the triptych of ballet suites can be recommended almost without reservation, with the Sleeping Beauty suite memorable for some very exciting climaxes.
Even with the reservations about the two concertos, this bargain box is a fine investment, and certainly value for money. The documentation is excellent.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

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Bruno Rigutto: The Decca Recordings

Bruno Rigutto: The Decca Recordings


Chopin:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52

Fantasia in F minor, Op. 49

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre'

Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise, Op. 22

Polonaise No. 8 in D minor, Op. 71 No. 1

Polonaise No. 2 in E flat minor, Op. 26 No. 2

Fantasia in F minor, Op. 49

Nocturne No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 9 No. 1

Nocturne No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15 No. 2

Waltz No. 1 in E flat major 'Grande Valse Brillante', Op. 18

Waltz No. 2 in A flat major 'Grande Valse Brillante', Op. 34 No. 1

Waltz No. 3 in A minor 'Grande Valse Brillante', Op. 34 No. 2

Waltz No. 4 in F major 'Grande Valse Brillante', Op. 34 No. 3

Waltz No. 5 in A flat major, Op. 42

Waltz No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 64 No. 1 'Minute Waltz'

Waltz No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2

Waltz No. 8 in A flat major, Op. 64 No. 3

Waltz No. 9 in A flat major, Op. 69 No. 1 'Farewell Waltz'

Waltz No. 10 in B minor, Op. 69 No. 2

Waltz No. 11 in G flat major, Op. 70 No. 1

Waltz No. 12 in F minor, Op. 70 No. 2

Waltz No. 13 in D flat major, Op. 70 No. 3

Waltz No. 14 in E minor, Op. post., KKIVa:15, B 56

Waltz No. 15 in E major, Op. post., KKIVa:12, B 44

Waltz No. 16 in A flat major, Op. post., KKIVa:13, B 21

Waltz No. 17 in E flat major, Op. post., KKIVa:14, B 46

Waltz No. 18 in E flat major 'Sostenuto', Op. post., KKIVb:10, B 133

Dvorak:

Piano Concerto in G minor, Op. 33

Haydn:

Keyboard Concerto No. 11 in D major, HobXVIII:11

Keyboard Concerto No. 4 in G major, Hob.XVIII:4

Liszt:

Mephisto Waltz No. 1

Un Sospiro from 3 Concert Studies, S144 No. 3

Transcendental Study, S139 No. 10 'Appassionata'

Sonetto 123 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 6)

Prokofiev:

Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83

Ravel:

Miroirs, 5 pieces for piano

Sonatine

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Introduction & Allegro appassionato in G major, Op. 92

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17

Abegg Variations, Op. 1

Toccata in C major, Op. 7

Variations (Impromptus) on a Theme by Clara Wieck, Op. 5

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Kinderszenen, Op. 15

Tchaikovsky:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23


Bruno Rigutto (piano)

Bruno Rigutto is an accomplished pianist, composer and conductor. Between 1968 and 1978 he recorded several recitals and concertos for Decca France. These recordings featured some of the great Classical and Romantic repertoire – Haydn, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Dvorak up to composers from the early 20th century – Ravel, Prokofiev. All of his recordings, long absent from the catalogue, are now being made available again on CD in a handsome eight CD set at an attractive price.

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Sviatoslav Richter - Complete Solo Piano Recordings

Sviatoslav Richter - Complete Solo Piano Recordings


Bach, J S:

Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No. 1 in C major, BWV846

Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No. 4 in C sharp minor, BWV849

Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No. 5 in D major, BWV850

Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No. 6 in D minor, BWV851

Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No. 8 in E flat minor, BWV853

Beethoven:

Rondo for Piano & Orchestra in B flat major, WoO 6

Wiener Symphoniker, Kurt Sanderling

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

Wiener Symphoniker, Kurt Sanderling

Chopin:

Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47

Polonaise No. 7 in A flat major, Op. 61 'Polonaise-fantaisie'

Étude Op. 10 No. 1 in C major

Étude Op. 10 No. 12 in C minor ‘Revolutionary'

Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52

Debussy:

Préludes - Book 1: No. 2, Voiles

Préludes - Book 1: No. 3, Le vent dans la plaine

Préludes - Book 1: No. 5, Les collines d'Anacapri

Estampes (3) (Complete)

Haydn:

Piano Sonata No. 32 in G minor, Hob.XVI:44

Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, Witold Rowicki

Prokofiev:

Piano Concerto No. 5 in G major, Op. 55

Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, Witold Rowicki

Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat major, Op. 84

Visions fugitives, Op. 22, No. 3

Visions fugitives, Op. 22, No. 6

Visions fugitives, Op. 22, No. 9

Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, Witold Rowicki

Prelude Op. 32 No. 1 in C major

Prelude Op. 32 No. 2 in B flat minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 2 in B flat major

Prelude Op. 23 No. 4 in D major

Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 7 in C minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 in G sharp minor

Schubert:

Allegretto in C minor, D915

Ländler in A major (from 17 Ländler, D366)

Schumann:

March in G minor, Op. 76, No. 2

Waldszenen, Op. 82

Fantasiestücke, Op. 12 (selection)

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, Witold Rowicki

Introduction & Allegro appassionato in G major, Op. 92

Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanislaw Wislocki

Novelette, Op. 21 No. 1 in F major

Toccata in C major, Op. 7

Abegg Variations, Op. 1

Scriabin:

Piano Sonata No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 53

Tchaikovsky:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

Wiener Symphoniker, Herbert von Karajan


Sviatoslav Richter represents the summit of pianistic achievement: his incredible virtuosity and strength, his vision of structure and form, the range of emotion he was able to express on his instrument in concert and on disc have never been surpassed.

Now, for the first time, all nine of the solo and concerto LP-recordings he made for Deutsche Grammophon have been gathered into a single box-set at budget price. All of these recordings have been in the DG catalogue since they were made; if they’re not still at top price, they’re in The Originals series.

It started in 1956 with a Schumann recital and ended in 1962 with a recital recorded live on tour in Italy. In between there were five concerto LPs (including Rachmaninov’s Second, Tchaikovsy’s First with Karajan, the Schumann and Prokofiev’s Fifth) and two more mixed recitals. Here they are, faithfully reproduced in their original couplings (newly mastered) and with original artwork in mini-LP format. The CD booklet (in the style of the The Martha Argerich Collection) has masterly new liner notes by piano expert Jeremy Siepmann, who manages to capture the essence of Richter the man and musician, as well as furnishing precise annotations on each of the albums in turn.

An essential box-set for all serious lovers of piano music.

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Lazar Berman: The Deutsche Grammophon Recordings

Lazar Berman: The Deutsche Grammophon Recordings


Chopin:

Polonaises (16)

Liszt:

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

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

Venezia e Napoli (3 pieces), S. 162

Années de pèlerinage, 3ème année (7 pieces), S. 163

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S125

Mussorgsky:

Pictures at an Exhibition

Prokofiev:

Ten Pieces from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75 - excerpts

Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat major, Op. 84

Rachmaninov:

Moments Musicaux, Op. 16

Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42

Preludes (various from Op. 23 & Op. 32)

Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 1 in F sharp minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 4 in D major

Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 in G sharp minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 10 in B minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 2 in B flat major

Shostakovich:

Prelude for piano, Op. 34 No. 1 in C major

Prelude for piano, Op. 34 No. 4 in E minor

Prelude for piano, Op. 34 No. 10 in C sharp minor

Prelude for piano, Op. 34 No. 12 in G sharp minor

Prelude for piano, Op. 34 No. 14 in E flat minor

Prelude for piano, Op. 34 No. 15 in D flat major

Prelude for piano, Op. 34 No. 16 in B flat minor

Prelude for piano, Op. 34 No. 19 in E flat major

Prelude for piano, Op. 34 No. 22 in G minor

Prelude for piano, Op. 34 No. 24 in D minor

Tchaikovsky:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23


Lazar Berman (piano)

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Karajan and his Soloists II 1969-1984

Karajan and his Soloists II 1969-1984


Beethoven:

Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 (complete)

Alexis Weissenberg (piano)

Triple Concerto for Piano, Violin, and Cello in C major, Op. 56

Alexis Weissenberg (piano), David Oistrakh (violin), Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

Brahms:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77

Gidon Kremer (violin)

Franck, C:

Symphonic Variations for piano & orchestra, M46

Alexis Weissenberg (piano)

Hummel, J:

Trumpet Concerto in E (or E flat) major, WoO/S49

Maurice André (trumpet)

Massenet:

Meditation (from Thaïs)

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)

Mozart:

Sinfonia concertante in E flat for Oboe, Clarinet, Horn, Bassoon & Orchestra, K297b

Manfred Braun, Norbert Hauptmann, Herbert Stahr, Karl Steins

Clarinet Concerto in A major, K622

Karl Leister (clarinet)

Oboe Concerto In C major, K314

Lothar Koch (oboe)

Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, K191

Gunther Piesk (bassoon)

Flute & Harp Concerto in C major, K299

James Galway (flute), Franz Helmis (harp)

Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major, K313

Andreas Blau (flute)

Mozart, L:

Trumpet Concerto in D major

Maurice André (trumpet)

Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Alexis Weissenberg (piano)

Strauss, R:

Don Quixote, Op. 35

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

Tchaikovsky:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

Alexis Weissenberg (piano)

Telemann:

Trumpet Concerto in D major

Maurice André (trumpet)

Vivaldi:

The Four Seasons

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)

and a Vivaldi trumpet concerto with Maurice André.


Karajan had an extraordinary capacity for elevating his soloists on a ‘magic carpet’ of orchestral sound. In these recordings made with the Berlin Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic and Orchestra de Paris, he collaborates with a dazzling array of soloists: Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh, Mstislav Rostropovich – a trio of unassailable distinction in Beethoven’s Triple Concerto; Anne-Sophie Mutter in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons; Alexis Weissenberg in Beethoven, Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov; Rostropovich in Strauss’ Don Quixote; Gidon Kremer in Brahms; Maurice André in Baroque and Classical concertos, and James Galway (and other principal players of the Berlin Philharmonic) in Mozart.

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Alexis Weissenberg: The Champagne Pianist

Alexis Weissenberg: The Champagne Pianist


Bach, J S:

Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV903

Italian Concerto, BWV971

Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight': Adagio sostenuto

Für Elise (Bagatelle in A minor, WoO59)

Rondo a capriccio in G major, Op. 129 ‘Rage over a lost penny'

Brahms:

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

London Symphony Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini

Chopin:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

Étude Op. 10 No. 3 in E major 'Tristesse'

Impromptu No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 29

Debussy:

Études pour piano No. 11 - Pour les arpeges composes

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

La plus que lente

Franck, C:

Symphonic Variations for piano & orchestra, M46

Berliner Philharmoniker, Berlin Philharmoniker

Prélude, Fugue et Variation Op. 18

Gershwin:

Rhapsody in Blue

Berliner Philharmoniker, Seiji Ozawa

I Got Rhythm Variations

Berliner Philharmoniker, Seiji Ozawa

Liszt:

Liebestraum, S541 No. 3 (Nocturne in A flat major)

Valse-Impromptu, S.213

Mozart:

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

Wiener Symphoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan'

Wiener Symphoniker, Carlo Maria Giulini

Mussorgsky:

Pictures at an Exhibition (piano version)

Prokofiev:

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26

Orchestre de Paris, Seiji Ozawa

Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan

Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

Orchestre National de France, Leonard Bernstein

Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Ravel:

Piano Concerto in G major

Orchestre de Paris, Seiji Ozawa

Schumann:

Kinderszenen, Op. 15

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17

Humoreske, Op. 20

Album for the Young, Op. 68

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Scriabin:

Nocturne in D flat major Op. 9 No. 2

Étude Op. 8 No. 11 in B flat minor

Severac:

Valse romantique

Tchaikovsky:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

Orchestre de Paris, Herbert von Karajan

Lullaby, Op. 16 No. 1

Vladigerov:

Improvisation

plus:

Johann Sebastian Bach 1685-1750

[1]-[9] Transcriptions of works by other composers 45.14

[ 1] Chorale Prelude: Jesus bleibet meine Freude [Jesu, joy of man’s desiring] HESS 3.25

[ 2] Chorale Prelude: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BUSONI 4.13

[ 3] Chorale Prelude: Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g’mein BUSONI 1.48

[ 4] Siciliano in G minor (from Flute Sonata No. 2 in E flat, BWV. 1031) LÜSTNER 1.37

[ 5] Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV. 543 LISZT 7.35

[ 6] Chorale Prelude: Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ BUSONI 3.09

[ 7] Chaconne in D minor (from Partita No. 2, BWV, 1004) BUSONI 13.03

[ 8] Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV. 565 BUSONI 8.15

[ 9] Prelude in B minor (from the Notebook of Wilhelm Friedemann Bach) SILOTI 2.09


This fine collection has a diverse range of well know piano repertoire from Bach to Gershwin and illustrates Weissenberg’s brilliance and his exciting lyrical playing. Including both orchestral and solo piano works this collection offers a magnificent range of repertoire for the piano enthusiast.

Weissenberg is critically acclaimed for his interpretations of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1 and Rachmaninov’s Piano Concert No.2 both of which are included in this set.

A pianist of virtuoso technique, with wide repertory but a particular interest in the Romantic period (especially the music of Chopin and Schumann), he can give in performance and recordings the impression of a forceful flamboyance of style.

Also of key interest to any fan of Weissenberg’s recordings is a fine disc of his concert encores. This delightful collection includes magnificent interpretations of such well-known piano repertoire as Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata, Liszt’s Liebestraum and Rachmaninov’s Prelude in C# minor.

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Boris Berezovsky: The Teldec Recordings

Boris Berezovsky: The Teldec Recordings


Balakirev:

Islamey - Oriental Fantasy

Chopin:

Études (12), Op. 10

Études (12), Op. 25

Trois Nouvelles Études

Étude Op. 10 No. 1 in C major

Étude Op. 10 No. 2 in A minor 'chromatique'

Étude Op. 10 No. 3 in E major 'Tristesse'

Étude Op. 10 No. 4 in C sharp minor

Étude Op. 10 No. 5 in G flat major 'Black Key'

Étude Op. 10 No. 6 in E flat minor 'Lacrimosa'

Étude Op. 25 No. 1 in A flat major 'Aeolian Harp'

Étude Op. 25 No. 5 in E minor

Godowsky:

Études

Hindemith:

Ludus tonalis

Suite '1922' for piano, Op. 26

Khachaturian:

Piano Concerto in D flat major

Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, Dmitri Liss

Liadov:

Prelude Op. 57/1

Prelude in D minor, Op. 40, No. 2

4 Preludes Op. 39: No. 4 in F sharp minor

Liszt:

Transcendental Studies, S139 Nos. 1-12

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124

Philharmonia Orchestra, Hugh Wolff

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S125

Philharmonia Orchestra, Hugh Wolff

Totentanz, S126 for piano & orchestra

Philharmonia Orchestra, Hugh Wolff

Medtner:

Skazka (Fairy Tale), Op. 34 No. 2 in E minor

Skazka (Fairy Tale), Op. 20 No 1 in B flat minor

Skazka (Fairy Tale), Op. 34 No. 3 in A minor

Romantic Sketches for the Young Op. 54: Tale

Skazka (Fairy Tale), Op. 51 No. 1 in D minor

Mussorgsky:

A Night on the Bare Mountain (piano version)

Arr Rimsky Korsakov

Rachmaninov:

Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 3 in F sharp minor

Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 4 in B minor

Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 7 in C minor

Étude-Tableau, Op. 39 No. 9 in D major

Variations on a Theme of Chopin, Op. 22

Piano Sonata No. 1 in D minor, Op. 28

Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

Philharmonia Orchestra, Eliahu Inbal

Prelude Op. 23 No. 6 in E flat major

Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 10 in G flat major

Prelude Op. 23 No. 9 in E flat minor

Prelude Op. 23 No. 2 in B flat major

Schumann:

Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6

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

Toccata in C major, Op. 7

Tchaikovsky:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, Dmitri Liss


10CD boxed set collects all of Berezovsky’s recordings for both Teldec and Warner Classics.

Boris Berezovsky has established a great reputation, both as the most powerful of virtuoso pianists and as a musician gifted with a unique insight and a great sensitivity. He is regularly invited by the most prominent orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia (Rome), Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre National de France and Philharmonia Orchestra (London). He will make his debut with the Berliner Philharmoniker in January 2012 With Teldec, Boris Berezovksy has recorded works of Chopin, Schumann, Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky, Balakirev, Medtner, Ravel and the complete Liszt Transcendental Studies. His recording of the Rachmaninov sonatas was awarded the Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik and his Ravel disc was recommended by Le Monde de la Musique, Diapason, BBC Music Magazine and Independent on Sunday. Boris Berezovsky also won the BBC Music Magazine Awards in 2006.

In October 2004, still with Warner Classics International, the Berezovsky Trio recorded the Shostakovich Trio n°2 and Rachmaninov Trio Elégiaque n°2, which were awarded the Choc de la Musique in France, the Gramophone Award in the UK and the Echo Classic 2005 in Germany. His Solo live recording of the Chopin/Godowsky Etudes, released in January 2006, received the Diapason d'Or and the RTL d'Or.

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Piano Concertos

Piano Concertos


Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15

Alfred Brendel (piano)

Stuttgart Philharmonic Orchestra, Wilfried Boettcher

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19

Alfred Brendel (piano)

Orchestra of the Vienna Volksoper, Heinz Wallberg

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

Alfred Brendel (piano)

Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Heinz Wallberg

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

Alfred Brendel (piano)

Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Heinz Wallberg

Brahms:

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

Karin Lechner (piano)

Berlin Symphoniker, Eduardo Marturet

Klavierstücke (4), Op. 119

Karin Lechner (piano)

Chopin:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

Paolo Giacometti (piano)

Rotterdam Young Philharmonic, Arie van Beek

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

Paolo Giacometti (piano)

Rotterdam Young Philharmonic, Arie van Beek

Liszt:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124

Nelson Freire (piano)

Dresdner Philharmonie, Michel Plasson

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S125

Nelson Freire (piano)

Dresdner Philharmonie, Michel Plasson

Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, S125a, Op. post.

Stephen Mayer (piano)

London Symphony Orchestra, Tamás Vásáry

Totentanz, S126 for piano & orchestra

Nelson Freire (piano)

Dresdner Philharmonie, Michel Plasson

Mendelssohn:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25

Derek Han (piano)

Israel Chamber Orchestra, Stephen Gunzenhauser

Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 40

Derek Han (piano)

Israel Chamber Orchestra, Stephen Gunzenhauser

Capriccio Brillant in B minor Op. 22

Derek Han (piano)

Israel Chamber Orchestra, Stephen Gunzenhauser

Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major, K450

Derek Han (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Paul Freeman

Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K413

Derek Han (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Paul Freeman

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488

Derek Han (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Paul Freeman

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K467 'Elvira Madigan'

Derek Han (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Paul Freeman

Piano Concerto No. 1 in F major, K37

Derek Han (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Paul Freeman

Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503

Derek Han (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Paul Freeman

Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Klára Würtz (piano)

National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, Vladimir Sirenko

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Klára Würtz (piano)

Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, Arie van Beek

Tchaikovsky:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

Derek Han (piano)

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul Freeman

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 44

Derek Han (piano)

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul Freeman


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Tchaikovsky - Symphonies & Piano Concertos

Tchaikovsky - Symphonies & Piano Concertos


Tchaikovsky:

Symphonies Nos. 1-6 (complete)

Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Cossack Dance (Hopak/Gopak) from Mazeppa

Festival Coronation March

Manfred Symphony, Op. 58

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23

Concert Fantasy, Op. 56

Famous Waltzes

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 44

Piano Concerto No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 75


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Classical Piano Giants

Classical Piano Giants


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 'March Funebre'

Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata'

Brahms:

Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24

Waltz, Op. 39 No. 1 in B major

Waltz, Op. 39 No. 2 in E major

Waltz, Op. 39 No. 3 in G sharp minor

Waltz, Op. 39 No. 4 in E minor

Waltz, Op. 39 No. 5 in E major

Waltz, Op. 39 No. 6 in C sharp major

Chopin:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

Polonaise No. 6 in A flat major, Op. 53 'Héroïque'

Preludes (24), Op. 28

Liszt:

Au bord d'une source (Années de pèlerinage I, S. 160 No. 4)

Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 5)

Funérailles (Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173 No. 7)

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 6 in D flat major

Rakoczi March, S242a/1 (first version, 1839/40)

Totentanz, S126 for piano & orchestra

Valse oubliée No. 1, S.215/1

Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488

Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K330

Prokofiev:

Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83

Rachmaninov:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1

Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18

Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 5 in G major

Schubert:

Fantasie in C major, D760 'Wanderer'

Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D960

Schumann:

Carnaval, Op. 9

Scriabin:

Prelude, Op. 11 No. 5 in D major

Prelude, Op. 22 No. 1 in G sharp minor

Tchaikovsky:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23


Sviatoslav Richter (piano), Maurizio Pollini (piano), Artur Rubinstein (piano), Vladimir Horowitz (piano), Van Cliburn (piano), Geza Anda (piano), Clara Haskil (piano), Leon Fleisher (piano), Julius Katchen (piano), Byron Janis (piano)

Ten of the world’s greatest pianists of the 20th century - Sviatoslav Richter, Maurizio Pollini, Artur Rubinstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Van Cliburn, Geza Anda, Clara Haskil, Leon Fleisher, Julius Katchen and Byron Janis - are featured in this special 10-CD box set of some of their best albums.

Collectively the hands of these outstanding artists brought to life, often in exceptional ways, the major works of the piano literature, both concertos and solo piano music. Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Liszt and Chopin are represented as are Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and Schumann, Scriabin and Prokofiev. The result is a portrait of an epoch unique in its pianistic versatility.

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