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

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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


Norman Carol, Gary Graffman, Tedd Joselson, Leonard Rose, Isaac Stern

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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Philippe Entremont: The Complete Piano Concerto Recordings

Philippe Entremont: The Complete Piano Concerto Recordings


Bartók:

Piano Concerto No. 2, BB 101, Sz. 95

Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127, Sz. 119

Falla:

Noches en los jardines de Espana

Gershwin:

Piano Concerto in F major

Rhapsody in Blue

Grieg:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16

Jolivet:

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

Khachaturian:

Piano Concerto in D flat major

Liszt:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S125

Milhaud:

Piano Concerto

Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K415

Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K453

Rachmaninov:

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

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

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

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

Ravel:

Piano Concerto in D major (for the left hand)

Piano Concerto in D major (for the left hand)

Saint-Saëns:

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

Piano Concerto No. 4 in C minor, Op. 44

Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5

Stravinsky:

Capriccio for Piano and Orchestra

Revised 1949 version

Concerto for Piano & Wind Instruments

Revised 1950 version

Tchaikovsky:

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


Sony Classical celebrates the 80th birthday of French pianist & conductor Philippe Entremont with the first-ever release of his complete concerto recordings in a limited original jacket collection. In 1958 Entremont’s debut concerto recordings for Columbia Masterworks of the Grieg A minor and Rachmaninoff Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini helped put the 23-year-old pianist on the international map. Generations of American music lovers grew up with the Entremont/Ormandy Rachmaninoff 1st and 4th, Saint-Saëns 2nd and 4th, Ravel G major, Liszt 1st and 2nd Concertos and Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain, plus the pianist’s highly regarded collaborations with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in the Tchaikovsky 1st, Rachmaninoff 2nd, and Bartók’s 2nd and 3rd Concertos. We are pleased to make available Entremont’s Khachaturian Concerto and Liszt Hungarian Fantasia with Seiji Ozawa leading the New Philharmonia Orchestra, and a complete survey of Saint-Saëns’ works for piano and orchestra with L’Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse under Michel Plasson. Born in Reims on June 7, 1934, Entremont studied at first with his musician parents and then with Marguerite Long. As a teenager at the Paris Conservatoire, Entremont won many prizes, and, at sixteen, became a Laureate at the International Long/Thibaud Competition. The following year he began his major career, starting with a top prize in the Brussels Queen Elisabeth Competition, and subsequent tours through Europe, the United States and South America. He made his conducting debut on disc in 1968 directing the Collegium Musicum of Paris from the piano in Mozart’s Concertos Nos. 13 and 17, increasing his podium profile in later life as music director of the New Orleans Symphony (1980–86), principal conductor (1986–88) and music director (1988–89) of the Denver Symphony. He currently serves as Principal Guest Conductor for the Shanghai Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra and is Conductor Laureate of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and the Israel Chamber Orchestra.

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John Ogdon: Legendary British Virtuoso

John Ogdon: Legendary British Virtuoso


Albéniz:

Tango (No. 2 from Espana, Op. 165)

Bach, J S:

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

arr. Hess

Cantata BWV147 'Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben': Jesu, bleibet meine Freude

arr. Hess

Bartók:

Piano Concerto No. 1, BB 91, Sz. 83

Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent

Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127, Sz. 119

Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Malcolm Sargent

Sonata for Two Pianos & Percussion, BB 115, Sz. 110

with Brenda Lucas (piano) & James Holland, Tristan Fry (percussion)

Beethoven:

Andante Favori in F, Wo057

Für Elise (Bagatelle in A minor, WoO59)

Birtwistle:

Precis

Blake, D:

Variations for Piano

Busoni:

10 Variations on Chopin’s C minor Prelude (revised 1922 version of Op. 22)

Piano Concerto in C major, Op. 39

Men’s voices of the John Alldis Choir & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Revenaugh

Turandots Frauengemach (Intermezzo), No. 4 from Elegies

Sonatina No. 6 (Chamber Fantasy on Themes from Bizet's Carmen)

Chaminade:

Automne, Op. 35 No. 2

Chopin:

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

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

Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 2

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

Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

Prelude Op. 28 No. 7 in A major

Prelude Op. 28 No. 15 in D flat major ‘Raindrop'

Mazurka No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 7 No. 1

Mazurka No. 23 in D major, Op. 33 No. 2

Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39

Polonaise No. 3 in A major, Op. 40 No. 1 'Military'

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

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

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

Impromptu No. 4 in C sharp minor, Op. 66 'Fantaisie-Impromptu'

Davies, Maxwell:

Five Piano Pieces, Op. 2

Debussy:

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

Préludes - Book 1: No. 11, La Danse de Puck

Préludes - Book 1: No. 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin

Dukas:

Piano Sonata in E flat minor

Dutilleux:

Piano Sonata

Fauré:

Ballade in F sharp major for solo piano or piano & orchestra, Op. 19

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux

Franck, C:

Symphonic Variations for piano & orchestra, M46

Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli

Glazunov:

Piano Concerto No. 1 in F minor, Op. 92

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Paavo Berglund

Goehr:

Pieces (3), Op. 18

Granados:

Goyescas: Quejas ó La Maja y el Ruiseñor

Grieg:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Paavo Berglund

Lyric Pieces Op. 65: No. 6 - Wedding Day at Troldhaugen

Hall, Richard:

Suite

Headington:

Toccata

Hoddinott:

Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 27

Ibert:

Le petit âne blanc (from Histoires)

Ireland:

The Holy Boy

April

Liszt:

Fantasy on Hungarian Folk-tunes, S123

Rhapsodie espagnole, S254

Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir John Pritchard

Un Sospiro from 3 Concert Studies, S144 No. 3

Liebestraum, S541 No. 1 (Nocturne in A flat major)

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

Piano Sonata in B minor, S178

Two Concert Studies, S145/R6: Gnomenreigen; Waldesrauschen

Trauer-Vorspiel und Trauermarsch, S206 (1885)

En rêve - Nocturne S207

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

Réminiscences de Simone Boccanegra, S.438

Après une lecture du Dante, fantasia quasi sonata (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 7)

Mephisto Waltz No. 1

Mephisto Waltz No. 3

Csárdás macabre, S. 224

Polonaise No. 2 in E major, S223 No. 2

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 15 in A minor 'Rákóczy Marsch'

Étude d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini, S. 140 No. 2

Étude d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini, S. 140 No. 3

arr. Busoni

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

Valse oubliée No. 1, S.215/1

Litolff:

From Concerto symphonique, No. 4 Op. 102: Scherzo

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Louis Frémaux

Mendelssohn:

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

London Symphony Orchestra, Aldo Ceccato

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

London Symphony Orchestra, Aldo Ceccato

Rondo brillant in E flat major, Op. 29

London Symphony Orchestra, Aldo Ceccato

Messiaen:

Cantéyodjayâ

Moszkowski:

Waltz in E major, Op. 34 No. 1

Mozart:

Fantasia in D minor, K397

Ogdon:

Piano Concerto No.1

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Lawrence Foster

Piano Sonata

Theme and Variations

Poulenc:

Mouvement perpétuel No. 1 in C major

Rachmaninov:

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

Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir John Pritchard

Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir John Pritchard

Études-Tableaux, Op. 33

Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 39

Prelude Op. 3 No. 2 in C sharp minor

Rawsthorne:

Ballade

Schmitt, F:

Mirages, Op. 70

Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

New Philharmonia Orchestra, Paavo Berglund

Nachtstücke, Op. 23 No. 4

Scott, C:

Lotus Land, Op. 47 No. 1 (W183)

Danse nègre, Op.58 No.5 (W89)

Sherlaw Johnson:

Piano Sonata No. 2

Shostakovich:

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

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Lawrence Foster

Sinding:

Frühlingsrauschen (Rustle of Spring), Op. 32 No 3

Stevenson:

Passacaglia on D.S.C.H

Tchaikovsky:

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

Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir John Barbirolli

Tippett:

Piano Concerto

Philharmonia Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis

Piano Sonata No. 1 'Fantasy Sonata'

Piano Sonata No. 2


John Ogdon (piano)

John Ogdon was born on 27th January, 1937 in Mansfield Woodhouse in Nottinghamshire and died on 1st August, 1989 in London. His first serious study of the piano was at the Royal Manchester College of Music where his contemporaries were Alexander Goehr, Harrison Birtwistle and Peter Maxwell Davies; he also studied composition with Richard Hall, all of whom have music recorded in this collection. His prowess was noticed when he replaced an indisposed soloist in Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto in Liverpool and played almost at sight. At the age of 21 he made his London debut at the Proms in 1958 with Busoni’s Concerto (which he recorded in 1967).

In 1961 he was awarded the Liszt Prize in Budapest and the following year shared the coveted first prize at the Moscow Tchaikovsky competition with Vladimir Ashkenazy; this achievement launched his international career. His recordings from this time not only attest to his remarkable virtuosity and intense musicianship but also his determination to explore both rarer and modern repertoire and give them the performances that show them to their best advantage.

This collection therefore contains not merely the classics – concertos by Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Schumann and Grieg and solos by Liszt and Chopin – but rarer concertos by Mendelssohn, Glazunov Bartók as well as the aforementioned Busoni. The major contribution to the catalogue of recorded music must be the solo piano works by the 20th century composers: Sir Michael Tippett, Alan Rawsthorne, Alun Hoddinott, Christopher Headington, David Blake, Robert Sherlaw Johnson and his teacher and colleagues from his days in Mancheser: Richard Hall and the previously mentioned Goehr, Birtwistle and Maxwell Davies as well as works by himself. One further work requires especial mention: Ronald Stevenson’s Passacaglia on DSCH, the composer’s tribute to Dmitri Shostakovich.

At over 85 minutes duration it has to be split across two CDs and the work together with Ogdon’s support of it yielded the highest praise.

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20 Famous Classical Pianists

20 Famous Classical Pianists


includes:

Albéniz:

Iberia, book 2

rec.1947

Claudio Arrau (piano)

Bach, J S:

Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV825

rec.1950

Dinu Lipatti (piano)

Chorale Prelude BWV659 'Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland'

rec.1950

Dinu Lipatti (piano)

Siciliano in G minor from Flute Sonata No. 2, BWV1031

rec.1950

Dinu Lipatti (piano)

Chorale Prelude BWV610 'Jesu, meine Freude'

rec.1950

Dinu Lipatti (piano)

Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No. 3 in C sharp minor, BWV848

rec.1933

Edwin Fischer (piano)

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

rec.1933

Edwin Fischer (piano)

Prelude & Fugue Book 1 No. 15 in G major, BWV860

rec.1934

Edwin Fischer (piano)

Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV903

rec.1948

Wanda Landowska (piano)

Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 9 in E major, Op. 14 No. 1

rec.1951

Wilhelm Kempff (piano)

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

rec.1951

Wilhelm Kempff (piano)

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

rec.1951

Wilhelm Kempff (piano)

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

rec.1950

Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)

Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109

rec.1950

Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)

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

rec.1951

Walter Gieseking (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan

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

rec.1951

Emil Gilels (piano)

Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2 No. 3

rec.1948

Solomon (piano)

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

rec.1941

Rudolf Serkin (piano)

Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109

rec.1952

Rudolf Serkin (piano)

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

rec.1936

Elly Ney (piano)

Brahms:

Capriccio in B minor, Op. 76 No. 2

rec.1953

Wilhelm Kempff (piano)

Intermezzo in A flat, Op. 76 No. 3

rec.1953

Wilhelm Kempff (piano)

Intermezzo in A minor, Op. 76 No. 7

rec.1953

Wilhelm Kempff (piano)

Rhapsody in G minor, Op. 79 No. 2

rec.1953

Wilhelm Kempff (piano)

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

rec.1942

Edwin Fischer (piano)

Berlin Philharmonic, Wilhelm Furtwängler

Intermezzo in B flat minor, Op. 117 No. 2

rec.1936

Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)

Rhapsodies (2), Op. 79

rec.1932

Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)

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

rec.1952

Solomon (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Rafael Kubelík

Cherkassky:

Prélude Pathétique

rec.1928

Shura Cherkassky (piano)

Chopin:

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

rec.1937

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 2

rec.1937

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

Nocturne No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 1

rec.1936

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

Nocturne No. 15 in F minor, Op. 55 No. 1

rec.1936

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

Mazurka No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 7 No. 1

rec.1938

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

Mazurka No. 19 in B minor, Op. 30 No. 2

rec.1938

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

Mazurka No. 41 in C sharp minor, Op. 63 No. 3

rec.1938

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

Mazurka No. 44 in C major, Op. 67 No. 3

rec.1938

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

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

rec.1928

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

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

rec.1930

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise, Op. 22

rec.1935

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

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

rec.1925

Shura Cherkassky (piano)

Couperin, F:

Pièces de clavecin III: Ordre 13ème in B minor: Les folies Françaises, ou Les dominos

rec.1948

Wanda Landowska (piano)

Debussy:

Préludes - Book 1: No. 10, La cathédrale engloutie

rec.1929

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

Pour le piano: Prelude

rec.1931

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

Children's Corner

rec.1947

Alfred Cortot (piano)

Images pour piano - Book 1

rec.1953

Walter Gieseking (piano)

Préludes - Book 1: No. 1, Danseuses de Delphes

rec.1953

Walter Gieseking (piano)

Préludes - Book 1: No. 2, Voiles

rec.1953

Walter Gieseking (piano)

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

rec.1953

Walter Gieseking (piano)

Préludes - Book 1: No. 7, Ce qu’a vu le vent de l’ouest

rec.1953

Walter Gieseking (piano)

Préludes - Book 1: No. 10, La cathédrale engloutie

rec.1953

Walter Gieseking (piano)

Préludes - Book 1: No. 12, Minstrels

rec.1953

Walter Gieseking (piano)

Franck, C:

Symphonic Variations for piano & orchestra, M46

rec.1934

Alfred Cortot (piano)

London Philharmonic Orchestra, Landon Ronald

Liszt:

Liebestraum, S541 No. 1 (Nocturne in A flat major)

rec.1935

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

Consolation, S. 172 No. 3 in D flat major

rec.1937

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 10 in E major 'Preludio'

rec.1937

Arthur Rubinstein (piano)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S125

rec.1953

Claudio Arrau (piano)

New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Guido Cantelli

Mendelssohn:

Scherzo in E minor, Op. 16 No. 2

rec.1928

Shura Cherkassky (piano)

Prelude & Fugue for piano in E minor, Op. 35 No. 1

rec.1928

Shura Cherkassky (piano)

Mozart:

Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K491

rec.1937

Robert Casadesus (piano)

Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire de Paris, Eugène Bigot

Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K330

rec.1937

Edwin Fischer (piano)

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K466

rec.1951

Rudolf Serkin (piano)

Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K482

rec.1945

Wanda Landowska (piano)

New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Artur Rodzinsky

Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K459

rec.1950

Clara Haskil (piano)

Winterthur Symphony Orchestra, Henry Swoboda

Prokofiev:

Piano Sonata No. 2 in D minor, Op. 14

rec.1951

Emil Gilels (piano)

Rachmaninov:

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

rec.1929

Sergei Rachmaninov (piano)

Philadelphia Orchestra, Leopold Stokowski

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

rec.1939/40

Sergei Rachmaninov (piano)

Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

Ravel:

Jeux d'eau

rec.1939

Alfred Cortot (piano)

Piano Concerto in D major (for the left hand)

rec.1939

Alfred Cortot (piano)

L´Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, Charles Munch

Pavane pour une infante défunte

rec.1951

Robert Casadesus (piano)

Jeux d'eau

rec.1951

Robert Casadesus (piano)

Le Tombeau de Couperin

rec.1951

Robert Casadesus (piano)

Schubert:

Moments Musicaux, D780: No. 3 in F minor

rec.1928

Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)

Impromptu in B flat major, D935 No. 3

rec.1928

Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)

Impromptu in E flat major, D899 No. 2

rec.1948

Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)

Fantasie in C major, D760 'Wanderer'

rec.1941

Elly Ney (piano)

Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D960

rec.1951

Clara Haskil (piano)

Schumann:

Kinderszenen, Op. 15

rec.1947

Alfred Cortot (piano)

Carnaval, Op. 9

rec.1939

Claudio Arrau (piano)

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

rec.1947

Dinu Lipatti (piano)

Philharmonia Orchestra, Herbert von Karajan

Piano Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 11

rec.1948

Emil Gilels (piano)

Tchaikovsky:

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

rec.1951

Shura Cherkassky (piano)

Berlin Philharmonic, Leopold Ludwig


‘Famous Classical Pianists’ is a 20-CD box set that gathers together historic recordings by many of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. Amongst the artists are Vladimir Horowitz, Arthur Rubinstein, Edwin Fischer, Dinu Lipatti, Wilhelm Backhaus, Dame Myra Hess, Clara Haskil, Alfred Cortot, Emil Gilels, Claudio Arrau and Sergei Rachmaninov.

This 20-CD set has been compiled by one of the most accomplished music journalists around today, the editor-in-chief and publisher of the notable German magazine ‘Piano News’, Carsten Durer. He has chosen twenty soloists who have left their mark on the history of the performance and interpretation of piano music throughout the last century.

Alongside the recordings presented here, the edition includes comprehensive biographies of all of the featured performers.

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