Schumann: Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

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Vladimir Horowitz: Return To Chicago

Vladimir Horowitz: Return To Chicago


Chopin:

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

Mazurka No. 7 in F minor, Op. 7 No. 3

Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20

Liszt:

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

Soirées de Vienne: valse-caprice No. 6 (after Schubert), D427 No. 6

Moszkowski:

Étincelles, Op. 36 No. 6

Mozart:

Adagio in B minor, K540

Rondo in D major, K485

Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K330

Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K380 in E major

Keyboard Sonata K135 in E major

Schumann:

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Träumerei

Scriabin:

3 Pieces for piano, Op. 2: Etude in C sharp minor

Étude Op. 8 No. 12 in D sharp minor

Horowitz Interview with Norman Pellegrini

Horowitz Interview with Thomas Willis


Vladimir Horowitz. Even more than twenty-five years after his death, his name still conjures up magical imagery. An artist of extraordinary pianistic abilities, Horowitz came to define an era, when performing artists put their personal stamp on everything they did. And Horowitz did it like no one else, before or since.

This CD set is taken from one of those concerts, a recital from Orchestra Hall, Chicago, on October 26, 1986. Here we hear him in his element, before a live audience. We may not be able to attend a Horowitz recital anymore, but this is the next best thing – with a little imagination, we can become part of the audience ourselves, and it’s just thrilling.

Horowitz performed in Chicago thirty-seven times in all, including twenty-seven solo recitals, starting in the year 1928. He was very popular there, and that popularity caused him to give repeat performances four times in the 1960s and 1970s, in order to reach as many patrons as possible. By 1986, he’d come up with perhaps a better plan: a concert that would be broadcast, as a gift to the city of Chicago. This concert marks the final time Horowitz played in Chicago.

“No one could imitate anything Horowitz did, and that’s particularly true of his Scarlatti, which combines lightness of action and the subtlest of pedalling...Schumann’s Arabeske, new to his DG output though by no means new to his discography as a whole, has a pearlescent beauty, a reactivity that gives new tints to the main theme each time it reappears...this is another compelling addition to the vast Horowitz legacy.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2016

“Recorded by WFMT’s engineers in 1986 during the pianist’s Indian summer, this fly-on-the-wall glimpse of Horowitz live is both welcome and enjoyable. Scarlatti and Mozart glitter; Schumann and Liszt compel: this is vintage stuff.” Classical Music, January 2016 ****

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - January 2016

DG - 4794649

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Schumann: Kinderszenen, Papillons, Arabeske & Romanzen

Schumann: Kinderszenen, Papillons, Arabeske & Romanzen


Schumann:

Kinderszenen, Op. 15

Papillons, Op. 2

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Drei Romanzen, Op. 98


Catherine Collard (piano)

Erato - The Erato Story - 2564613833

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Vladimir Horowitz: Last of the Romantics

Vladimir Horowitz: Last of the Romantics

encores


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Chopin:

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

Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60

Debussy:

Serenade for the Doll

Horowitz, V:

Wedding March & Variations (after Mendelssohn/Liszt)

The Stars and Stripes for Ever (after Sousa)

Variations on a Theme from Bizet's Carmen

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (after Liszt)

Hungarian Rhapsody No. 19 (after Liszt)

Mendelssohn:

Song without Words, Op. 62 No. 6 in A major 'Spring Song'

Moszkowski:

Étincelles, Op. 36 No. 6

Mozart:

Rondo alla Turca from Piano Sonata No. 11, K331

Schumann:

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Scriabin:

Piano Sonata No. 9, Op. 68 'Black Mass'


“Primitive sound can't dissipate the magical authority of Horowitz's playing here, with magnificent Chopin, Liszt where the oubursts of virtuosity come with careful deliberation, and Scriabin at his juiciest.” BBC Music Magazine, April 2015

“ Horowitz was a one-off and a complete original, someone for whom the description of Last of the Romantics is fully justified. We are unlikely to see his like again.” MusicWeb International, February 2015

Alto - ALC1257

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Myung Whun Chung: Piano

Myung Whun Chung: Piano


Beethoven:

Für Elise (Bagatelle in A minor, WoO59)

Chopin:

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

Nocturne No. 20 in C sharp minor, Op. post.

Debussy:

Clair de Lune (from Suite Bergamasque)

Mozart:

Variations (12) on ‘Ah, vous dirai-je, Maman' in C major, K265

Schubert:

Impromptu in E flat major, D899 No. 2

Impromptu in G flat major, D899 No. 3

Schumann:

Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Träumerei

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Tchaikovsky:

The Seasons, Op. 37b: October ('Autumn Song')


The ECM New Series debut of Myung Whun Chung features the widely celebrated conductor as pianist. Recorded at Venice’s Teatro La Fenice in July 2013, the album marks the first occasion that Chung has recorded solo. In a performer’s note, he describes the album as a gift for younger listeners, as well as a personal thanks to those who share his love of this music.

Chung’s touch and sensitivity for dynamics cast a new light on familiar pieces - Debussy’s Clair de lune, two Chopin Nocturnes and a pair of Schubert Impromptus, Beethoven’s Für Elise, Schumann’s Träumerei and Arabeske, Tchaikovsky, and Mozart - as they are experienced in a gently flowing sequence which also serves to highlight affinities between the compositions.

Although conducting now fully occupies his professional life, Chung (born 1953 in Seoul) made his debut as pianist with the Seoul Philharmonic at the age of seven. He later studied the piano with Maria Curcio, the last and favourite pupil of Artur Schnabel. In 1974 he was joint second prize-winner in the Tchaikovsky Competition (where he performed Tchaikovsky’s Autumn Song, revisited on this recording). He then began his career playing piano trios with his sisters, violinist Kyung Wha Chung and cellist Myung Wha Chung.

Earlier recordings that feature Myung Whun Chung as pianist include albums of the Chung Trio playing Dvorak, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Beethoven and more, as well as Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time with Paul Meyer, Gil Shaham, and Jian Wang. Myung Whun Chung also recorded with Cecilia Bartoli on the critically-lauded Chants d’Amour, Mélodies Françaises.

“Although we normally think of Myung-Whun Chung as a conductor, this album of popular piano pieces reminds us what a fine and thoughtful pianist he is...His interpretations appear deeply thought out and the result of many years of experience in serious music-making. Chung’s performances are always thought-provoking and this is a very attractive and well-recorded collection” MusicWeb International, 30th July 2014

“after decades of conducting the world's greatest orchestras, it's particularly touching that [Chung] should turn here to music of such prevailing intimacy. Though most of the repertoire is well-known, Chung brings to much of it a decidedly original and refreshingly unconventional approach.” BBC Music Magazine, August 2014 ***

ECM New Series - 4810765

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Kempff plays Schumann

Kempff plays Schumann


Schumann:

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54

London Symphony Orchestra, Josef Krips

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17

Papillons, Op. 2

Études symphoniques, Op. 13

Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18


Australian Eloquence Wilhelm Kempff Edition - ELQ4806636

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Schumann: Piano Works

Schumann: Piano Works


Schumann:

Abegg Variations, Op. 1

Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Theme with Variations in E flat major WoO 24 ('Geistervariationen')

Gesänge der Frühe (5), Op. 133


Oliver Schnyder (piano)

RCA - 88697726542

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Vladimir Horowitz plays Schumann

Vladimir Horowitz plays Schumann


Schumann:

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Kinderszenen, Op. 15

Toccata in C major, Op. 7

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17

Blumenstück, Op. 19


Sony Classical Masters - 88697719262

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Schumann - Complete Works for Piano Vol. 1

Schumann - Complete Works for Piano Vol. 1


Schumann:

Fantasiestücke, Op. 12

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Blumenstück, Op. 19

Humoreske, Op. 20

Allegro in B minor, Op. 8

Kinderszenen, Op. 15

Romances (3), Op. 28

Waldszenen, Op. 82

Fantasiestücke, Op. 111


Finghin Collins (Piano)

Young Irish pianist Finghin Collins, still only 29, has been building quite a career for himself since winning the prestigious Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in 1999. CLAVES released his first CD the following year (50-9910), and this new release sees the start of an exciting project to record all Schumann’s piano music. The epitome of romanticism, these lovely works are presented with power and tenderness - and not a little Irish charm!

“In this young Irish pianist we have an artist of rare poetic empathy, one with an uncanny and moving capacity to arrive at the still centre, the very heart, of Schumann's teeming and frenzied imagination.
Winner of the 1999 Clara Haskil Competition, Collins is here to stay. Indeed, it is no exaggeration to say that he plays in the spirit of Haskil herself, a great artist who while appearing to do so little ended by doing everything. At his finest his playing is enviably clear and transparent yet touched with a subtle and distinctive eloquence, allowing Schumann's voice to shine through. Hear him in the Waldszenen, capturing the quizzical melancholy in 'Vogel als Prophet' and the dark and lighter sides of Schumann's szhizophrenic nature in the sinister 'Verrufene Stelle' and 'Freundliche Landschaft'.
The storm clouds scud across the sky in the first of the Fantasiestücke, Op 111, and the B minor Allegro, a souvenir of Schumann's early ambitions as a virtuoso pianist, takes on a new poetic quality and dimension, and never more so than in the glorious sunset coda. Kinderszenen glows with an inner warmth and radiance, 'Träumerei' displaying rare musical honesty and 'Rocking Horse' set in realistic cantering rather than jet-propelled motion.
Humoreske, a notably elusive challenge, is again a marvel of interior light, grace and energy, and if Collins's Fantasiestücke, Op 12, are less illuminating they include a fascinating final addition, a 'Feurigst' normally excluded. Claves's sound is as natural as the playing.”
Gramophone Classical Music Guide, 2010

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - Awards Issue 2006

Claves - 502601-2

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Nelson Friere - Schumann

Nelson Friere - Schumann


Schumann:

Carnaval, Op. 9

Papillons, Op. 2

Kinderszenen, Op. 15

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18


Decca - E4739022

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Schumann: Waldszenen, Op. 82, etc.

Schumann:

Waldszenen, Op. 82

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18

Romances (3), Op. 28

Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26


Building a Library

Runner-Up - September 2001

DG - E4375382

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