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

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The Russian Masters of Great Emotions in Music

The Russian Masters of Great Emotions in Music


Borodin:

Prince Igor: Polovtsian Dances

1957

Radio France National Orch. & Chorus

Igor Markevitch

In the Steppes of Central Asia

1954

RIAS Symphony Orchestra, Ferenc Fricsay

Prince Igor Overture

1957

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski.

Glazunov:

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 82

1949

Nathan Milstein (violin)

RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, William Steinberg

Glière:

The Red Poppy, Op. 70: suite

1959

Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Carmen Dragon

Glinka:

Ruslan & Lyudmila Overture

1959

Berliner Philharmoniker, Georg Solti

Kabalevsky:

Violin Concerto in C major, Op. 48

1956

David Oistrakh (violin)

USSR Symphony Orchestra, Dmitry Kabalevsky

Khachaturian:

Violin Concerto in D minor

1955 (?)

David Oistrakh (violin)

USSR State Philharmonic Orchestra, Aram Khatchaturian

Sabre Dance from Gayane

1959

Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Carmen Dragon

Mussorgsky:

Pictures at an Exhibition (piano version)

1958

Sviatoslav Richter (piano)

A Night on the Bare Mountain

1959

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Pictures at an Exhibition

1959

Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan

Khovanshchina: Prelude & Dance of the Persian Slaves

1957

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski.

Prokofiev:

Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19

1954

David Oistrakh (violin)

London Symphony Orchestra, Lovro von Matacic

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

1959

Sviatoslav Richter (piano)

Warsaw National Symphony Orchestra, Witold Rowicki

Masks from ‘Romeo and Juliet'

1993

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Simonov

Rachmaninov:

Prelude Op. 32 No. 5 in G major

Geza Anda (piano)

Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor

Geza Anda (piano)

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

1960

Sviatoslav Richter (piano)

Warsaw National Symphony Orchestra, Stanislaw Wislocki

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

1951

Vladimir Horowitz (piano)

RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor, Op. 40

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Ettore Gracis

Rimsky Korsakov:

Flight of the Bumble Bee

1959

Michael Rabin (violin)

Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, Felix Slatkin

Scriabin:

Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, Op. 20

Solomon (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Issay Dobrowen

Étude Op. 8 No. 11 in B flat minor

1958

Wladimir Sofronitzky (piano)

Vers la flamme, Op. 72

1958

Wladimir Sofronitzky (piano)

Shostakovich:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor for piano, trumpet & strings, Op. 35

1955

Dimitri Shostakovich (piano), Iwan Wolownik (trumpet)

Moscow State Philharmonic Orchestra, Samuil Samosud

Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102

1958

Dimitri Shostakovich (piano)

USSR Radio Symphony Orchestra, Alexander Gauck

Concertino for two pianos, Op. 94

1956

Maxim Shostakovich, Dimitri Shostakovich (pianos)

Stravinsky:

Danse Russe (from Pétrouchka)

1957

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski.

Mavra: Chanson de Paracha

1960

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Alexander Dedyukhin (piano)

Le Baiser de la Fée

1960

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello), Alexander Dedyukhin (piano)

Circus Polka

1951

Andor Foldes (piano)

Tchaikovsky:

Serenade for strings in C major, Op. 48: II. Waltz

1957

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch

Capriccio italien, Op. 45

1954

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati

Marche slave, Op. 31

1994

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin

1812 Overture, Op. 49

1954

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota University Brass band /, Antal Dorati

Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 17 'Little Russian'

1956

Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire Paris, Georg Solti

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

1958

Clifford Curzon (piano)

Vienna Philharmonic, Georg Solti

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

1955

Shura Cherkassky (piano)

Berlin Philharmonic, Richard Kraus

Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 'Pathétique'

1956

Leningrad Philharmonic, Evgeny Mravinsky

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

1957

Jascha Heifetz (violin)

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

1960

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

USSR Symphony Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

Miniature March (The Nutcracker)

1957

Leopold Stokowski and his Symphony Orchestra

The Nutcracker: Waltz of the Flowers

1957

Leopold Stokowski and his Symphony Orchestra

The Nutcracker: Trepak

1957

Leopold Stokowski and his Symphony Orchestra

Waltz from Sleeping Beauty, Op. 66

1959

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

Swan Lake: Scene (Swan Theme)

1959

Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan

Dance of the Little Swans (Swan Lake)

1959

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

Waltz from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24

1958

Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Felix Slatkin


The 10 CDs that make up this collection present major works by great Russian composers of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov and Prokofiev. Amongst the featured performers are the legendary performers Mstislav Rostropovich, Sviatoslav Richter, David Oistrakh and Vladimir Horowitz. Khatchaturian and Kabalevsky are also heard conducting their own works, whilst Shostakovich appears as pianist in both of his Piano Concertos and with his son Maxim in the Concertino for 2 Pianos.

During the Tsarist years leading up to the revolution of 1917, Russian musical life was dominated by figures like Tchaikovsky, Borodin, Glazunov and Rimsky-Korsakov, composers who had developed a style steeped in Russian folk tradition. The period after this was dominated by the music of Rachmaninov, Shostakovich, Prokofiev, and Stravinsky, who took elements of that tradition and fused them with contemporary innovation. In this set, Shostakovich, Kabalevsky and Khachaturian can be heard conducting or performing their own works, alongside legendary performers such as David Oistrakh and Mstislav Rostropovich, Sviatoslav Richter, Vladimir Horowitz, Jascha Heifetz, Arthur Rubinstein. Other composers featured include Scriabin, Glinka, Glière, Kabalevsky, and Khachaturian.

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Wladimir Horowitz: Perfection and Soul

Wladimir Horowitz: Perfection and Soul


Bach, J S:

Chorale Prelude BWV659 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland'

Barber, S:

Excursions Op. 20: excerpts

Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10 No. 3

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

Brahms:

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

Chopin:

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

Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60

Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52

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

Étude Op. 10 No. 4 in C sharp minor

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

Étude Op. 10 No. 8 in F major

Étude Op. 25 No. 3 in F major

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

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

Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise, Op. 22

Debussy:

Études pour piano (6) Book 1 - excerpts

Serenade for the Doll

Haydn:

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

Kabalevsky:

24 Preludes Op. 38: selection

Piano Sonata No. 2 in E flat, Op. 45

Liszt:

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 6 in D flat major

Piano Sonata in B minor, S178

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

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

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

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

Valse oubliée No. 1, S.215/1

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

Mendelssohn:

Variations sérieuses in D minor Op. 54

Mozart:

Rondo alla Turca from Piano Sonata No. 11, K331

Mussorgsky:

Auf dem Flusse

Prokofiev:

Toccata in D minor, Op. 11

Rachmaninov:

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

Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor

Saint-Saëns:

Danse macabre, Op. 40

Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K46 in E major

Keyboard Sonata K87 in B minor

Keyboard Sonata K322 in A major

Keyboard Sonata K380 in E major

Keyboard Sonata K455 in G major

Keyboard Sonata K531 in E major

Scriabin:

Piano Sonata No. 3 in F sharp minor, Op. 23

Preludes (selection)

Tchaikovsky:

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


Wladimir Horowitz (piano)

Vladimir Horowitz was born in Kiev in 1903. He made his debut in the United States at the Carnegie Hall in 1928, where he became an overnight success, and spent the rest of his career based in America. Although throughout this time he remained pathologically insecure about his own abilities, withdrawing from public appearances for several years at a time, he is remembered as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. He died in New York in 1989.

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Great Piano Concertos

Great Piano Concertos


Beethoven:

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor'

Brahms:

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

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

Chopin:

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

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

Gershwin:

Rhapsody in Blue

Grieg:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16

Liszt:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S125

Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

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

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488

Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K503

Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K595

Prokofiev:

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

Rachmaninov:

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

Ravel:

Piano Concerto in G major

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Tchaikovsky:

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


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Dimitri Mitropoulos: Conductor

Dimitri Mitropoulos: Conductor


Bach, J S:

Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV1050

Fantasia & Fugue in G minor, BWV542 'Great'

Beethoven:

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

Artur Rubinstein (piano)

Berg:

Violin Concerto 'To the Memory of an Angel' (1935)

Borodin:

Symphony No. 2 in B minor

Chausson:

Symphony in B flat major, Op. 20

Dvorak:

Violin Concerto in A minor, Op. 53

Franck, C:

Symphony in D minor

Glazunov:

Overture No. 1 on Three Greek Themes, Op. 3

Krenek:

Piano Concerto No. 3, Op. 107

Lalo:

Le Roi d'Ys: Overture

Mahler:

Symphony No. 1 in D major 'Titan'

Massenet:

Scènes alsaciennes

Mendelssohn:

Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 'Scottish'

Capriccio Brillant in B minor Op. 22

Joanna Graudan (piano)

Milhaud:

Le Boeuf sur le toit, Op. 58

Prokofiev:

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

Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 25 'Classical'

Rachmaninov:

Symphony No. 2 in E minor, Op. 27

The Isle of the Dead - Symphonic Poem, Op. 29

Ravel:

Le Tombeau de Couperin

Rogal-Levitsky:

Chopiniana, for orchestra (after Chopin)

Saint-Saëns:

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

Artur Rubinstein (piano)

Schumann:

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 'Rhenish'

Tchaikovsky:

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


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Karajan Master Recordings - 10 CD set

Karajan Master Recordings - 10 CD set


Bartók:

Concerto for Orchestra, BB 123, Sz.116

Beethoven:

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61

Cadenzas: Fritz Kreisler

Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 'Eroica'

Symphony No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 60

Brahms:

Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

Cilea:

Adriana Lecouvreur: Intermezzo, Act II

Debussy:

La Mer

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Karlheinz Zoeller (flute)

Giordano, U:

Fedora: Intermezzo, Act 2

Leoncavallo:

Pagliacci: Intermezzo

Mascagni:

Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo

Wolfgang Mexer (organ)

L'Amico Fritz: Intermezzo

Massenet:

Méditation (from Thaïs)

Michel Schwalbé

Mozart:

Requiem in D minor, K626

Anna Tomowa-Sintow (soprano), Agnes Baltsa (contralto), Werner Krenn (tenor), José Van Dam (bass) & Rudolf Scholz (organ)

Wiener Singverein & Berliner Philharmoniker

Mass in C major, K317 'Coronation Mass'

Anna Tomowa-Sintow (soprano), Agnes Baltsa (contralto), Werner Krenn (tenor), José Van Dam (bass) & Rudolf Scholz (organ)

Wiener Singverein & Berliner Philharmoniker

Mussorgsky:

Khovanshchina: Act Four Intermezzo

Puccini:

Suor Angelica - Intermezzo

Manon Lescaut: Intermezzo Act III

Ravel:

Daphnis et Chloé - Suite No. 2

Boléro

Schmidt, F:

Notre Dame - Intermezzo

Schubert:

Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'

Symphony No. 9 in C major, D944 'The Great'

Strauss, R:

Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40

Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40 Michel Schwalbé (solo violin)

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, Op. 28

Stravinsky:

The Rite of Spring

Tchaikovsky:

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

Sviatoslav Richter (piano)

Wiener Symphoniker

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

Verdi:

La traviata: Prelude to Act 3

Wolf-Ferrari:

The Jewels of the Madonna - Act III Intermezzo


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Selected recordings from 1959 to 1979

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Arthur Rubinstein plays Great Piano Concertos

Arthur Rubinstein plays Great Piano Concertos


Beethoven:

Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 (complete)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

Brahms:

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

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf

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

Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

Chopin:

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

New Symphony Orchestra of London, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski

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

Symphony of the Air, Alfred Wallenstein

Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise, Op. 22

Symphony of the Air, Alfred Wallenstein

Fantasia in A major on Polish Airs, Op. 13

Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

Falla:

Noches en los jardines de Espana

Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

Franck, C:

Symphonic Variations for piano & orchestra, M46

Symphony of the Air, Alfred Wallenstein

Grieg:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16

RCA Victor Orchestra, Alfred Wallenstein

Liszt:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124

RCA Victor Orchestra, Alfred Wallenstein

Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

RCA Victor Orchestra, Alfred Wallenstein

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

RCA Victor Orchestra, Alfred Wallenstein

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K488

RCA Victor Orchestra, Alfred Wallenstein

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491

RCA Victor Orchestra, Josef Krips

Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K453

RCA Victor Orchestra, Alfred Wallenstein

Rachmaninov:

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

Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner

Saint-Saëns:

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

Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini

Szymanowski:

Symphony No. 4, Op. 60 (Sinfonia Concertante)

Los Angeles Philharmonic, Alfred Wallenstein

Tchaikovsky:

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

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf


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Great Piano Concertos

Great Piano Concertos


Bach, J S:

Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV1052

London Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman

Bartók:

Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 & 3 (complete)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georg Solti

Beethoven:

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

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 'Emperor'

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Brahms:

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

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

Chopin:

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

London Symphony Orchestra, David Zinman

Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, K238

London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Rondo for Piano & Orchestra in D major, K382

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

Philharmonia Orchestra

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

London Symphony Orchestra

Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K595

Philharmonia Orchestra

Piano Concerto No. 8 in C major, K246 "Lützow"

London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

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

London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Previn:

Piano Concerto

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, André Previn

Prokofiev:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in D flat major, Op. 10

London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn

Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 16

London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn

Rachmaninov:

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

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kirill Kondrashin

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

London Symphony Orchestra, Anatole Fistoulari

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Philharmonia Orchestra, Bernard Haitink

Schubert:

Introduction & Allegro appassionato Op. 92

Concert Allegro with Introduction in D minor Op. 134

London Symphony Orchestra, Uri Segal

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Scriabin:

Piano Concerto in F sharp minor, Op. 20

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Prometheus (The Poem of Fire), Op. 60

Ambrosian Singers, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Tchaikovsky:

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

London Symphony Orchestra, Lorin Maazel


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Claudio Arrau: Virtuoso Philosopher of the Piano

Claudio Arrau: Virtuoso Philosopher of the Piano


Beethoven:

Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 (complete)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Alceo Galliera

Variations (32) on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO 80

Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 'Waldstein'

Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a 'Les Adieux'

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

Piano Sonata No. 22 in F major, Op. 54

Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10 No. 3

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

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

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

Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111

Brahms:

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

Philharmonia Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini

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

Philharmonia Orchestra, Carlo Maria Giulini

Chopin:

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58

Fantasia in F minor, Op. 49

Études (12), Op. 10

Études (12), Op. 25

Trois Nouvelles Études

Allegro de Concert in A major Op. 46

Tarantella in A flat major, Op. 43

Debussy:

Danse - Tarantelle styrienne

Estampe No. 3 - Jardins sous la pluie

Grieg:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16

Alceo Galliera

Schubert:

Klavierstücke (3), D946

Fantasie in C major, D760 'Wanderer'

Allegretto in C minor, D915

March D606

Moments Musicaux (6), D780, Op. 94

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

Philharmonia Orchestra, Alceo Galliera

Carnaval, Op. 9

Tchaikovsky:

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

Philharmonia Orchestra, Alceo Galliera

Weber:

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

Philharmonia Orchestra, Alceo Galliera


Claudio Arrau was born on 6th February 1903. Such was his prodigious talent that he gave his first public recital in Santiago at the age of five.

When he was nine he was sent, with support of the Chilean Government, to study in Berlin where he was a pupil of Martin Krause at Stern’s Conservatory for six years, he never went to another teacher.

He received many awards during his student days such that his name was already in circulation when he gave extensive tours in Germany and Scandinavia following his first recital in Berlin in 1914. He embarked on a tour of Europe after WW1. Conductors of the highest calibre – Nikisch, Mengelberg and Furtwängler amongst them – accompanied him.

After a successful return visit to his homeland in 1921 he visited London the following year where he appeared in a concert with Dame Nellie Melba and Bronislaw Huberman, the violinist who, at the age of 14, had won Brahms admiration for his performance of his concerto. In 1923 he toured the USA.

He joined the staff of Stern’s Conservatory in 1924 and taught there until 1940. In Berlin he played the complete works of Bach over 12 concerts but decided that the piano was not the instrument for these works and never played them in public again. Leaving Berlin in 1940 he returned to

Chile, where in its capital, Santiago, he founded a piano school. It was whilst on a highly successful tour of the USA during the following year that he decided to settle his family in New York.

Arrau’s reputation is built on his special affinity for the music of Brahms, Schumann, Liszt, Chopin and, above all, Beethoven whose complete sonatas he played in many major cities. His performances had all the virtuoso technique required but it was accomplished without the least ostentation; for him the music was what should remain in the audience’s ear and should not be disturbed by the flamboyance of the pianist in the audience’s eye.

Twenty years have passed since he departed but these recordings will bring back happy memories for all those lucky enough ever to have attended his concerts.

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Eugene Ormandy... Conducts Tchaikovsky

Eugene Ormandy... Conducts Tchaikovsky


Tchaikovsky:

1812 Overture, Op. 49

Andante Cantabile (from String Quartet No. 1 in D Op. 11)

Capriccio italien, Op. 45

Polonaise (from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24)

Waltz from Eugene Onegin, Op. 24

Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32

Manfred Symphony, Op. 58

Marche slave, Op. 31

Piano Concertos Nos. 1-3

None but the lonely heart, Op. 6 No. 6

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

Serenade for strings in C major, Op. 48

Swan Lake, Op. 20 Suite

Symphonies Nos. 1-6 (complete)

Symphony No. 7 in E flat major, completed Bogatryryev

The Nutcracker Ballet, Op. 71 (Excerpts)

3 movements (trans. Mythos)

The Seasons, Op. 37b: June (Barcarolle)

Sleeping Beauty, Suite, Op. 66a

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35


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Temple University Choirs, Philadelphia Brass Bands, Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

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Lang Lang: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon

Lang Lang: Complete Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon


 

Time for Dreams

Schiller arr. Matthias Suschke

Andrea Bocelli: Io ci sarò

Balakirev:

Islamey - Oriental Fantasy

Live at Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood

Beethoven:

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

Orchestre de Paris, Christoph Eschenbach

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

Orchestre de Paris, Christoph Eschenbach

Sonata in D, Op. 6

Brahms:

Klavierstücke (6), Op. 118

Live at Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood

Chopin:

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58

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

Wiener Philharmoniker, Zubin Mehta

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

Wiener Philharmoniker, Zubin Mehta

Nocturne No. 8 in D flat major, Op. 27 No. 2

Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York on November 7, 2003

Deng Yu-Hsien:

Spring Wind

Du Mingxin:

Straw Hat Dance (caomao huawu) (Arranged by Wu Zuqiang)

Haydn:

Piano Sonata No. 46 in E major, Hob.XVI:31

Live at Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood

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

Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York on November 7, 2003

He Luting:

The Cowherd's Flute (Mutong duandi)

Hess, N:

Piano Concerto

London Chamber Orchestra

Leoncavallo:

Songs

Barcarola Veneziana

Valse mignonne

Liszt:

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

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Réminiscences de "Don Juan" (after Mozart), S. 418

Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York on November 7, 2003

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

Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York on November 7, 2003

Lü Wencheng:

Autumn Moon on a Calm Lake (pinghu qiuyue)

Mendelssohn:

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

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K330

Oldfield:

Harbinger

Rachmaninov:

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

Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev

Prelude Op. 23 No. 5 in G minor

Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor, Op. post.

with Vadim Repin (violin) & Mischa Maisky (cello)

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

Live at the Proms, The Royal Albert Hall, London

St Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Yuri Termirkanov

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36

Revised 1931 edition. Live at Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood

Satie:

Gnossienne No. 1

Schubert:

Fantasie in C major, D760 'Wanderer'

Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York on November 7, 2003

Schumann:

Kinderszenen, Op. 15

Abegg Variations, Op. 1

Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York on November 7, 2003

Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Traümerei

Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York on November 7, 2003

Scriabin:

Étude Op. 2 No. 1 in C sharp minor

Live at the Proms, The Royal Albert Hall, London

Étude Op. 8 No. 2 in F sharp minor

Live at the Proms, The Royal Albert Hall, London

Étude Op. 8 No. 3 in B minor

Live at the Proms, The Royal Albert Hall, London

Étude Op. 8 No. 8 in A flat minor

Live at the Proms, The Royal Albert Hall, London

Étude Op. 8 No. 11 in B flat minor

Live at the Proms, The Royal Albert Hall, London

Étude Op. 8 No. 12 in D sharp minor

Live at the Proms, The Royal Albert Hall, London

Étude Op. 42 No. 4 in F sharp major

Live at the Proms, The Royal Albert Hall, London

Étude Op. 42 No. 3 in F sharp major 'La Moustique'

Live at the Proms, The Royal Albert Hall, London

Étude Op. 65 No. 3 in G major

Live at the Proms, The Royal Albert Hall, London

Étude Op. 8 No. 10 in D flat major

Live at the Proms, The Royal Albert Hall, London

Sun Yiqiang:

Dance of Spring (chunwu)

Tan Dun:

Eight Memories in Watercolor, Op. 1

Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York on November 7, 2003

Tang Biguang:

Liu Yang River

Encore

Tchaikovsky:

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

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim

Piano Trio in A minor, Op. 50 'In Memory of a Great Artist'

with Vadim Repin (violin) & Mischa Maisky (cello)

Nocturne for cello & small orchestra (or cello & piano), Op. 19 No. 4

Live at Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood

Dumka (Russian Rustic Scene), Op. 59

Live at Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood

trad.:

Dialogue in Song (dui hua)

Spring Flowers in the Moonlit Night on the River (chun jiang hua yue ye)

Competition of the Two Horses

Chinese. Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York on November 7, 2003

with Lang Guo-ren (erhu)

Wang Jianmin:

A Night on the Lake Beneath the Maple Bridge (fengqiao ye po)

Xian Xing-hi:

Yellow River Piano Concerto

China Philharmonic Orchestra, Long Yu

Zhao Jiping:

Dance from Qiuci (qiuci wu)

Zu Jianer:

Happy Times (fanshen de rizi)


Lang Lang (piano)

A stunning set: Lang Lang’s complete recordings, on Deutsche Grammophon (9 CDs) and on Telarc (2 CDs), with the longest Bonus CD (82:49) you’ve ever heard. Plus the 200-page book, with new articles, original liner notes and photos galore of this uniquely charismatic artist – who just happens to be reaching the ripe old age of 30 on the 14th of June.

THE PACKAGING: The box captures the “feel” of Lang Lang in bold bright colours and evocative photos. Open up and you see 11 colour-coded digipaks, one for each of the CD sets (Carnegie Hall Recital in a double digi). Each digi slots into a space in the neat tray in the bespoke box, which cunningly conceals the book in an elegant drawer.

PRODUCT OVERVIEW: The 12 CDs represent Lang Lang’s complete recordings from 2000 to 2009, including the two Telarc CDs he made in 2000 and 2001 (his recording debuts).

There are 5 concerto CDs, 4 solo piano CDs, 1 chamber music CD and 2 “mixed” CDs. The set is arranged by label: DG first, then Telarc, with the bonus CD at the end.


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