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

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Chopin Compact Edition 1991: 24 Préludes Op. 28 and other piano works

Chopin Compact Edition 1991: 24 Préludes Op. 28 and other piano works


Chopin:

Preludes (24), Op. 28

Prelude Op. 45 in C sharp minor (No. 25)

Prelude Op. posth. in A flat major (No. 26)

Mazurkas (3), Op. 59

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


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Chopin: Scherzi; Impromptus

Chopin: Scherzi; Impromptus

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Chopin:

Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20

Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31

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

Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Op. 54

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

Impromptu No. 2 in F sharp major, Op. 36

Impromptu No. 3 in G flat major, Op. 51

Écossaises (3), Op. 72 No. 3

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


Yundi Li (piano)

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Shura Cherkassky: The Complete UK World Record Club Solo Recordings

Shura Cherkassky: The Complete UK World Record Club Solo Recordings


Beethoven:

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

Eroica Variations, Op. 35

Chopin:

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

Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60

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

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

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

Liszt:

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

Grand galop chromatique, S219

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

Grande Étude de Paganini, S. 141 No. 3 'La Campanella'

Schubert:

Piano Sonata No. 20 in A major, D959

Schumann:

Fantasiestücke, Op. 111

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The Russian-born virtuoso Shura Cherkassky was undoubtedly one of the finest pianists of the 20th-century, admired not only for the magnificence of his playing but also for the wide range of his concert repertoire. On this important and valuable double-album, we concentrate on his noted recordings of 19th-century repertoire, which constitute music from the heart of his fondly-remembered performances. The recordings, all except the Liszt Liebestraum appearing on CD for the first time, have been excellently remastered and the playing-time of these CDs is very generous - almost two hours and forty minutes of great musicianship.

“Guild should be applauded for reissuing these World Record Club recordings spanning two decades and expertly transferred from vinyl LPs...his fabulous musicianship and spontaneity are very much in evidence. Cherkassky’s brilliant technique is used to serve the music rather than just to draw attention to his undoubted virtuosity...An absolute must for serious collectors.” MusicWeb International, 28th October 2013

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Byron Janis Plays Chopin

Byron Janis Plays Chopin


Chopin:

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

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

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

Mazurka No. 45 in A minor, Op. 67 No. 4

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


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Chopin: Piano Music (1928-1937)

Chopin: Piano Music (1928-1937)


Chopin:

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

London Symphony Orchestra, John Barbirolli

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

London Symphony Orchestra, John Barbirolli

Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20

Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31

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

Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57

Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60

Nocturnes (3) Op. 9

Nocturne No. 4 in F major, Op. 15 No. 1

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

Nocturne No. 6 in G minor, Op. 15 No. 3


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Chopin: Piano Music (1917-1939)

Chopin: Piano Music (1917-1939)


Chopin:

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

Myra Hess (piano)

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

Claudio Arrau (piano)

Étude Op. 10 No. 4 in C sharp minor

Claudio Arrau (piano)

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

Claudio Arrau (piano)

Étude Op. 25 No. 2 in F minor

Claudio Arrau (piano)

Prelude Op. 28 No. 23 in F major

Claudio Arrau (piano)

Tarantella in A flat major, Op. 43

Claudio Arrau (piano)

Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

Emil Gilels (piano)

Nocturne No. 4 in F major, Op. 15 No. 1

Ignacy Jan Paderewski (piano)

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

Ignacy Jan Paderewski (piano)

Étude Op. 25 No. 11 in A minor 'Winter Wind'

Ignacy Jan Paderewski (piano)

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

Ignacy Jan Paderewski (piano)

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

Ignacy Jan Paderewski (piano)

Mazurka No. 16 in A flat major, Op. 24 No. 3

Moriz Rosenthal (piano)

Mazurka No. 17 in B flat minor, Op. 24 No. 4

Moriz Rosenthal (piano)

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

Moriz Rosenthal (piano)

Mazurka No. 25 in B minor, Op. 33 No. 4

Moriz Rosenthal (piano)

Mazurka No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 50 No. 2

Moriz Rosenthal (piano)

Mazurka No. 39 in B major, Op. 63 No. 1

Moriz Rosenthal (piano)

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

Moriz Rosenthal (piano)

Mazurka No. 42 in G major, Op. 67 No. 1

Moriz Rosenthal (piano)

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

Ignaz Friedman (piano)

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

Simon Barere (piano)

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

Alexander Brailowsky (piano)


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Arthur Rubinstein, Vol. 1 (1932, 1937)

Arthur Rubinstein, Vol. 1 (1932, 1937)


Chopin:

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

London Symphony Orchestra, John Barbirolli

Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20

Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31

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

Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57


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Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor

Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor


Chopin:

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

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

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

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

Nocturne No. 3 in B major, Op. 9 No. 3

Polonaise No. 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 44

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

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


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Van Cliburn & Claudio Arrau

Van Cliburn & Claudio Arrau


Beethoven:

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

BBC Television Studios, 13 October 1959

Claudio Arrau (piano)

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

(bonus) BBC Television Studios, 22 June 1960

Claudio Arrau (piano)

Chopin:

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

BBC Television Studios, 9 June 1959

Van Cliburn (piano)

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

BBC Television Studios, 9 June 1959

Van Cliburn (piano)

Fantasia in F minor, Op. 49

BBC Television Studios, 9 June 1959

Van Cliburn (piano)


As winner of the inaugural Tchaikovsky Competition in 1958, Van Cliburn was lauded by the greats, including Shostakovich, Gilels and Sviatoslav Richter, who is said to have proclaimed ‘he is a pianist, the others are not’.

The three Chopin performances on this DVD were filmed by the BBC just one year later, when Cliburn was still very much in his prime. His performances of these three popular Chopin works exude controlled brilliance – grandeur and virtuosity without ostentation.

Cliburn’s album entitled ‘My Favourite Chopin’ topped the Billboard charts for 37 weeks – it was the first classical LP in history to sell more than one million copies. The album eventually exceeded triple platinum.

Cliburn received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004.

Claudio Arrau, recognisable for his rich, sonorous tone and often described as ‘Prince’, ‘Emperor’, and ‘King’ of the keyboard, is an excellent companion to Cliburn on this DVD. Widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, he was renowned for his definitive interpretations of almost every composer he engaged with, although he remains most celebrated for his Beethoven.

A recording of Arrau’s ‘Appassionata’, released in 1961 on Columbia, was reviewed in Gramophone at the time as ‘cogent, powerful and dramatic, and sure both in its grasp of the music and in the technical execution of it’.

The recording of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4, released on ICA Classics in November 2011, was made just six months before this studio performance. Reviewing this disc on www.classicalsource.com, Colin Anderson praises Arrau’s ‘generous, thoughtful and poetic style’ and ‘purest pianism’.

This is the first DVD release of this material.

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“Effortless Chopin...forming a dramatic contrast with the concentrated intensity of Arrau in Beethoven's sonatas Nos. 23 and 30” BBC Music Magazine, September 2012 ****

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Great Pianists - Women at the Piano Volume 4

Great Pianists - Women at the Piano Volume 4


Albéniz:

Sevilla (from Suite Española, Op. 47)

Lilly Dymont (piano)

Beethoven:

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

Constance Keene (piano)

Brahms:

Rhapsody in G minor, Op. 79 No. 2

Reine Gianoli (piano)

Chopin:

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

Rosa Tamarkina (piano)

Falla:

El sombrero de tres picos: Danza del molinero (farruca)

Marcelle Meyer (piano)

Fauré:

Barcarolle No. 3 in G flat major Op. 42

Marie-Thérèse Fourneau (piano)

Liszt:

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 12 in C sharp minor

rev Saint-Saëns

Gina Bachauer (piano)

Marescotti:

Fantasque

Lottie Morel (piano)

Mompou:

Suburbis: El carrer, el guitarrista i el vell cavall

Magda Tagliaferro (piano)

Rosenthal, Moritz:

Papillons

Winifred Christie (piano)

Roussel:

3 Pieces, Op. 49

Yvonne Lefébure (piano)

Schubert:

Evenings in Vienna No. 6 in A

arr Liszt

Bärbel Andreae (piano)

Smetana:

Fantasy on Czech Songs

Liza Fuchsova (piano)

Strauss, J, II:

Schatz-Walzer, Op. 418

arr Dohnányi

Edith Farnadi (piano)


There is a great variety of performers, traditions, and composers represented in volume 4 of this pioneering series.

The pianists comprise the well known, the undeservedly neglected, and the tragic. One such is Rosa Tamarkina, a prodigiously talented musician, who died at 30. There is Liza Fuchsova, a brilliant Czech, who can be heard in a rare 1944 HMV disc. Lilly Dymont was recorded in Berlin in 1930, Marie-Thérèse Fourneau in wartime Paris, and Winifred Christie in London in 1921. Of volume 3 (8111217) Gramophone wrote: ‘a fascinating series… and brilliant assembly, which makes you look forward to volume 4.’

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