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

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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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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


“Lively, affectionate and perceptive, Masur is both sensitive to detail and careful to maintain impetus” BBC Music Magazine, October 1994

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Tchaikovsky: The Birthday Edition

Tchaikovsky: The Birthday Edition


Tchaikovsky:

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

1958

Van Cliburn (piano)

RCA Symphony Orchestra, Kiril Kondrashin

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

1955

Shura Cherkassky (piano)

Berliner Philharmoniker, Richard Kraus

Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 35

1958, Live

Isaac Stern (violin)

Luzern Festival Orchestra, Lorin Maazel

Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

1960

Mstislav Rostropovich (cello)

USSR Symphony Orchestra, Gennadi Rozhdestvensky

Suite No. 3 in G major, Op.55

1960

Orchestra del Theatro alla Scala, Milano, Lovro von Matačić

Capriccio italien, Op. 45

1954

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati

Marche slave, Op. 31

1994

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin

Serenade for strings in C major, Op. 48

1957

Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch

The Voyevoda, symphonic ballad Op. 78

1941, Live

NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini

Romeo & Juliet - Fantasy Overture

1955

Wiener Philharmoniker, Rafael Kubelik

Hamlet - Fantasy overture, Op. 67

1956

Philharmonia Orchestra, Lovro von Matačić

The Tempest, Op. 18

1959

Bulgarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Goran Petkov

Symphony No. 1 in G minor, Op. 13 'Winter Daydreams'

2002

Sinfonieorchester des Südwestfunks, Baden-Baden, Herbert Blomstedt

Fatum, Op. 77

1959

Bulgarian National Philharmonic Orchestra, Goran Petkov

1812 Overture, Op. 49

1954

Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, University of Minnesota Brass Band, Bells and Bronze Cannon, Antal Dorati

Manfred Symphony, Op. 58

1954

Philharmonia Orchestra, Paul Kletzki

Francesca da Rimini, Op. 32

1947

New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski

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

1956

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

Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 29 'Polish'

1958

USSR Symphony Orchestra, Wasilij Boyanov

Symphony No. 4 in F minor, Op. 36

1951

Wiener Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64

1952/53

Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan

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

1956

Leningrader Philharmonie, Evgeny Mravinsky


Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s works are among the most frequently played worldwide. To commemorate his 175th birthday this collection of 10 CDs documents all of his symphonies as well as the major concertos, symphonic poems, and overtures. It also includes the legendary stereo version of his “1812” overture conducted by Antal Dorati with its famous cannon shots in the explosive finale.

Many of the 20th century‘s most prominent conductors are represented in this 10-CD box including Wilhelm Furtwängler, ArturoToscanini, Herbert von Karajan, Georg Solti, Lorin Maazel, Rafael Kubelik, Leopold Stokowski, Kiril Kondrashin, and Yevgeny Mravinsky. The recordings in the set also feature legendary soloists like Van Cliburn, Shura Cherkassky, Isaac Stern and Mstislav Rostropovich.

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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.

Documents - The Russian Masters - 600158

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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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