Schumann: Toccata in C major, Op. 7

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Richter plays Schumann & The Russians

Richter plays Schumann & The Russians


Debussy:

Préludes - Book 2: No. 8, Ondine

Préludes - Book 1: No. 3, Le vent dans la plaine

Rachmaninov:

Moment musical No. 6 in C major, Op. 16 No. 6

Melodie in E Major, Op. 3 No. 3

Polichinelle, Op. 3, No. 4

Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 in G sharp minor

Schumann:

Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26

Blumenstück, Op. 19

Bilder aus Osten, Op. 66

with Lyudmila Berlinskaya

Paganini Studien, Op. 10 (extracts)

Toccata in C major, Op. 7

Fugues (4), Op. 72

Tchaikovsky:

The Seasons, Op. 37b: May ('Starlit Nights')

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

L'espiègle (No. 12 from Morceaux, Op. 72)

Un poco di Chopin (No. 15 from Morceaux, Op. 72)

Valse de salon in A flat major, Op. 51 No. 1

Menuetto-scherzando, Op. 51 No. 3


DVD Video

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Parnassus - PDVD1203

(DVD Video)

$11.50

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Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms: Emil Gilels

Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms: Emil Gilels

Live Recording August 9, 1976, Großes Festspielhaus


Beethoven:

Piano Sonata No. 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 'March Funebre'

Piano Sonata No. 16 in G major, Op. 31 No. 1

Brahms:

Ballades (4), Op. 10

Schumann:

Toccata in C major, Op. 7

Arabeske in C major, Op. 18


Emil Gilels (piano)

The Soviet pianist Emil Gilels began his international career at a relatively late date and impressed, in particular, with the carefully considered sense of unity and interconnectedness of his concert programmes. This was certainly the case in Gilels’ penultimate concert at the Salzburg Festival, in the summer of 1976. Beethoven’s middle-period sonatas can rarely have been heard in such a rounded, masterful interpretation, devoid of any superficial effects as is here. After the interval he moved on to Schumann and Brahms in far more than a mere musico-historical progression, as you would expect.

Orfeo - Orfeo d'Or - Salzburger Festspieldokumente - C883132B

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$13.50

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Schumann: Piano Music

Schumann: Piano Music


Schumann:

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17

Toccata in C major, Op. 7

Introduction and Allegro Op. 134

Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanislav Wislocki

Novelette, Op. 21 No. 1 in F major

Novelette, Op. 21 No. 2 in D major

Novelette, Op. 21 No. 8 in F sharp minor


“the impression of unmatchable strength and vision” Penguin Guide ***

Alto - ALC1220

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$6.00

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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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$6.25

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Ivo Pogorelich plays Beethoven, Chopin & Schumann

Ivo Pogorelich plays Beethoven, Chopin & Schumann


Beethoven:

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

Chopin:

Nocturne No. 16 in E flat major, Op. 55 No. 2

Étude Op. 10 No. 8 in F major

Étude Op. 10 No. 10 in A flat major

Étude Op. 25 No. 6 in G sharp minor

Schumann:

Études symphoniques, Op. 13

Toccata in C major, Op. 7


When Ivo Pogorelich was not admitted to the final round at the 1980 Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Martha Argerich resigned from the jury in protest, thereby catapulting the young pianist to immediate worldwide fame.

This new coupling presents part of the debut album of works by Chopin that he recorded shortly afterwards - its centrepiece, the B flat minor Sonata, has already been released on 4636782 in The Originals series - together with his entire second album, which immediately courted controversy with its provocative juxtaposition of Beethoven's timeless mature masterpiece with two of Schumann's most spectacularly virtuoso creations.

"The brilliance, the daring the lofty role-playing in the Schumann, and the many unignorable moments of a rapt and surprising introspection are a sufficient lure [...] Pogorelich's love of the energy and beauty of Beethoven's music is wise enough, vividly and limpidly purveyed" Richard Osborne, Gramophone, October 1983

"[The Beethoven is] quite fascinating for the clarity of execution, every note scrupulously placed, timed and nuanced. The Schumann is, on the whole, probably the most completely sensitive, literally the most appreciative, reading of the work that I can remember." William Mann, The Times Preview, 12.2.1982

DG Originals - 4778618

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$9.25

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Schumann: The Complete Works for Piano Vol. 6

Schumann: The Complete Works for Piano Vol. 6


Schumann:

Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Fugues (4), Op. 72

Paganini Studien (6), Op. 3

Paganini Studien (6), Op. 10

Toccata in C major, Op. 7

Klavierstücke (4), Op. 32

Variations on a theme by Beethoven

Marches (4), Op. 76

Three Sonatas for the Young, Op. 118


Cedric Pescia (piano)

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Claves - 501508-09

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$26.75

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Schumann: Beethoven Studies

Schumann: Beethoven Studies


Schumann:

Variations on a theme by Beethoven

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

Variations on a theme by Schubert

Toccata in C major, Op. 7


Olivier Chauzu (piano)

Some of Robert Schumann’s rarest piano music can be heard in this disc, which ranges from his precocious Titania Overture arrangement to the Ghost Variations, the theme of which, he told his wife Clara, had been sung to him by angels. His Beethoven Studies survive in three sources, whilst his admiration for his contemporaries Schubert and Chopin is shown by two works containing a series of variations. The 1836 Third Sonata is included in the pre-1853 revision and also included is the original version of what became his very popular Toccata, Op. 7.

“These rarities make Schumann’s corpus of piano music still more teemingly interesting.” Sunday Times, 18th April 2016

“this is a fascinating collection, well played” Classical Music, August 2016 ****

Naxos - 8573540

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Schumann: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2, Toccata Op. 7

Schumann: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2, Toccata Op. 7


Schumann:

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

Piano Sonata No.2 in G minor, Op.22 - Original finale (rejected by Schumann)

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

Toccata in C major, Op. 7


Maurizio Baglini (piano)

Decca - 4812395

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Anatole Kitain: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1936-80

Anatole Kitain: The Complete Columbia Recordings 1936-80


Brahms:

Ballade, Op. 10 No. 1 ‘Edward'

Waltzes (16), Op. 39

Chopin:

Rondo in E flat major, Op. 16

Mazurka No. 13 in A minor, Op. 17 No. 4

Ballade No. 2 in F major, Op. 38

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

Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20

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

Étude Op. 10 No. 6 in E flat minor 'Lacrimosa'

Étude Op. 10 No. 7 in C major

Étude Op. 10 No. 8 in F major

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

Godowsky:

Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Johann Strauss: No. 2, Die Fledermaus

Liszt:

Waldesrauschen, S145 No. 1

Vallée d'Obermann (Années de pèlerinage I, S. 160 No. 6)

Sonetto 47 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 4)

Transcendental Study, S139 No. 5 'Feux Follets'

Sonetto 123 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 6)

Rachmaninov:

Elegie, Op. 3 No. 1

Étude-Tableau, Op. 33 No. 1 in F minor

Prelude Op. 32 No. 12 in G sharp minor

Rimsky Korsakov:

Flight of the Bumble Bee

arr. Strimer

Schumann:

Toccata in C major, Op. 7

Scriabin:

Étude Op. 2 No. 1 in C sharp minor

Prelude, Op. 11 No. 2 in A minor

Mazurka in E minor, Op. 25 No. 3


Anatole Kitain (piano)

Anatole Kitain (1903–1980) was an exact contemporary and fellow pupil of Vladimir Horowitz in Kiev, where he studied, as did the slightly older Simon Barere, with Felix Blumenfeld. All three developed fabulous techniques and were romantic pianists in the grand manner, and each fled Russia after the Revolution to make their way in the West.

That Kitain is the least known can only be put down to misfortune, as these pre-War European recordings attest to a pianist of fabulous talent. Sadly he failed to ‘make it’ after his Wartime emigration to the USA and slowly faded from view, giving his last New York concert in 1963.

“A chance to discover the elegant playing of this largely forgotten pianist.” Gramophone Magazine, August 2015

GGramophone Magazine

Re-issue of the Month - August 2015

APR - APR6017

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Schumann: Kreisleriana, & Symphonic Studies

Schumann: Kreisleriana, & Symphonic Studies


Schumann:

Études symphoniques, Op. 13

Kreisleriana, Op. 16

Toccata in C major, Op. 7


“His technically secure playing displays a real feeling for the pieces’ ever-changing colours and for the logic leading one phrase into another, his tiny rhythmic adjustments never disrupting the flow.” BBC Music Magazine

After a notable Debussy recital hailed by the international press, Nelson Goerner continues his collaboration with Zig-Zag Territoires in the company of another composer: Robert Schumann. On the programme: two emblematic works from Schumann’s universe: the Etudes Symphoniques, Op. 13 (including the posthumous etudes) and Kreisleriana, Op. 16, plus a short piece about which Schumann said that it was ‘the most difficult piece ever written’: the Toccata, Op. 7.

This new recording clearly demonstrates the fantastic range of Nelson Goerner’s talent, felicitously combining a highly rigorous approach; exceptional generosity and richness of sound.

“to hear Nelson Goerner navigating Schumann's variety of textures with so much delicacy, good sense, beauty of tone and rapt atmospheres is a treat indeed...the intelligence, spirit and vividness of his playing is sheer delight. Recorded sound throughout the disc is resonant, clear and warm.” BBC Music Magazine, March 2015 *****

“Beauty of sound is uppermost in the theme, which perhaps dreams a little too freely. In general he is most convincing in the faster movements...But I'd question whether the eighth etude is truly sempre marcatissimo, while the ninth doesn't have the sense of being on a knife-edge.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2015

BBC Music Magazine

Disc of the month - March 2015

Zigzag - ZZT352

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