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Piano Recital - Claudio Arrau plays Beethoven & Brahms

Piano Recital - Claudio Arrau plays Beethoven & Brahms
ID: HAEN093703000
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

Claudio Arrau was regarded as a “Grandseigneur” among pianists. These are live recordings of definitive interpretations from Arrau’s core repertoire, including Beethoven’s Piano Sonatas No 28 Op.101, No.3 Op.10 and Op.57 as well as Brahms’ Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel.
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James Dillon - The Book of Elements

James Dillon - The Book of Elements
ID: NMCD091
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

Judith Weir's own choice of her chamber music featuring piano explore Weir's fascination with folk music: the sparkling Piano Concerto explores her Scottish roots.
Disc 1 was recorded for NMC in 2002; Disc 2 was originally released on Collins Classics.
Reissued with funding from Arts Council England.

This complete premiere recording of James Dillon's technical and intellectual tour de force, the five volumes of The Book of Elements, is performed by Noriko Kawai, for whom Volume 2 was written.
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Thomas Ades - In Seven Days - Nancarrow Studies Nos. 6 and 7 - London Sinfonietta

Thomas Ades - In Seven Days - Nancarrow Studies Nos. 6 and 7 - London Sinfonietta
ID: SIGCD277
CDs: 1
Type:
Subcollection: Piano

DVD Extra: Thomas Adès and Tal Rosner in conversation


The London Sinfonietta combine two works from Thomas Adès, one of the most distinctive and popular voices in modern composition. Both works feature accompanying films (by Tal Rosner and Sophie Clements) that are included in this CD/DVD set. This is the second CD for the London Sinfonietta with Signum. It follows their October release of music by Louis Andriessen, featuring the UK premiere of Anaïs Nin, alongside his famed work De Staat.

In Seven Days is a musical interpretation for piano and orchestra of the biblical ‘creation’ by Thomas Adès, composed in collaboration with a film-piece by the artist and filmmaker Tal Rosner. Both music and film evoke the processes of the creation rather than the objects described in the movement titles, using simple elements in repeated and evolving contexts in a perpetual state of flux, change and growth.

The Piano Studies Nos 6 & 7 are arrangements of player-piano works by the American composer Conlon Nancarrow. An influential figure to generations of composers, Nancarrow’s studies for the player-piano (or pianola) allowed him to generate music of extreme rhythmic complexity in a multitude of inventive ways. These arrangements for two pianos by Thomas Adès capture the strange magic of the originals, where fragmented musical ideas are played off against each other in a wild, almost jazz-like way. The works are accompanied by film-visualisations by Tal Rosner and Sophie Clements.
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Grigory Sokolov, Piano - Stravinsky - Scriabin - Schumann - Schubert - Prokofiev - Chopin

Grigory Sokolov, Piano - Stravinsky - Scriabin - Schumann - Schubert - Prokofiev - Chopin
ID: MELCD1002292
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

Chopin:
Étude Op. 10 No. 8 in F major
Étude Op. 25 No. 11 in A minor 'Winter Wind'
Mazurka No. 13 in A minor, Op. 17 No. 4

Prokofiev:
Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83
Piano Sonata No. 8 in B flat major, Op. 84

Schubert:
Piano Sonata No. 14 in A minor, D784

Schumann:
Carnaval, Op. 9

Scriabin:
Étude Op. 8 No. 10 in D flat major
Piano Sonata No. 9, Op. 68 'Black Mass'

Stravinsky:
Three Movements from Petrushka

Grigory Sokolov (piano)
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F.F. Chopin - Complete Mazurkas Nos. 1 - 51. Yakov Flier (piano)

F.F. Chopin - Complete Mazurkas Nos. 1 - 51. Yakov Flier (piano)
ID: MELCD1002093
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Mazurkas
Subcollection: Piano

Firma Melodiya presents a complete set of recordings of Frédéric Chopin's mazurkas performed by Yakov Flier.


Chopin's mazurkas are an inexhaustible wealth of images and moods, which is attractive for both a not that knowledgeable lover of music and a sophisticated connoisseur. Images of a distant and dear homeland, lyrical contemplation, a gross folk dance, poetic sketches, the rustle of ballroom gowns and the rattle of spurs - Chopin put his whole soul, inspired fantasy and artistic skills into these miniatures, many of which are as deep and serious as his sonatas and ballads. A lot of pianists included Chopin's mazurkas in their repertoire, but only few of them had the courage to play them all.


Yakov Flier was one of the most prominent representatives of the Soviet pianistic school and a successor of the Russian Chopinists' tradition. A performer and professor who educated a whole galaxy of bright students, Flier combined romantic spirituality with classical commensurateness, virtuosic freedom with a genuine artistic prowess. Chopin's mazurkas became Yakov Flier's last recording, his swan song where the artist achieve a new degree of musical depth, bright figurativeness and fine realization of "chamber' romantic pianism.
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Dmitri Bashkirov - Piano - Haydn - Schubert - Brahms -Liszt - Grieg and etc...

Dmitri Bashkirov - Piano - Haydn - Schubert - Brahms -Liszt - Grieg and etc...
ID: MELCD1002288
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

Firma Melodiya presents an album of the remarkable Russian pianist Dmitri Bashkirov.

“Bashkirov moved from Tbilisi to Moscow in the 1950s to study at the conservatory, and his first performance caused a real sensation”, remembered the prominent organist Harry Grodberg. After he graduated the Moscow Conservatory and completed his postgraduate course under Alexander Goldenweiser, Bashkirov received the first prize of the Long-Thibault International Competition in Paris. The piano school of Heinrich Neuhaus had an unconditional influence on the young pianist.

“This is a romantic pianist … of modern formation.

Both dreaminess and tenderness are characteristic of him. But what he has on the foreground when he plays is intensity of feeling”, wrote one of the music critics about Dmitri Bashkirov. Combining impeccable technical virtuosity with emotional depth, brilliant artistry with the skill of a dramatist performer, he mastered an extensive concert repertoire and spent a lot of time in studio as well recording for Melodiya and later for the biggest European labels. Bashkirov played music of the romantic composers and French impressionists with particular inspiration, but his interpretations of Prokofiev were also especially impressive, and the classical harmonies of Haydn and Mozart were followed by sonorous energy of Rachmaninoff and sharp distinctness of Shchedrin.

The album includes recordings of works of Haydn, Schubert, Brahms, Liszt, Grieg, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Shchedrin made by Dmitri Bashkirov in 1957 to 1972.


Brahms:
Piano Sonata No. 2 in F sharp minor, Op. 2
Debussy:
Préludes - Book 1: No. 9, La serenade interrompue
Préludes - Book 1: No. 11, La Danse de Puck
Préludes - Book 2: No. 6, General Lavine - eccentric
L'isle joyeuse
Grieg:
Lyric Pieces Op. 54: No. 4 - Nocturne
Haydn:
Piano Sonata No. 59 in E flat major, Hob.XVI:49
Liszt:
Valse oubliée No. 2, S.215/2
Consolation, S. 172 No. 3 in D flat major
Prokofiev:
Visions fugitives, Op. 22 (extracts)
The Love for Three Oranges: March
Rachmaninov:
Moment musical No. 4 in E minor, Op. 16 No. 4
Moment musical No. 6 in C major, Op. 16 No. 6
Schubert:
Piano Sonata No. 16 in A minor, D845
Scriabin:
Mazurka in E minor, Op. 25 No. 3
Waltz in A flat major, Op. 38
Shchedrin:
Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, Op. 25
Humoresque
plus: Scriabin Six Preludes - 7.00

Dmitri Bashkirov (piano)
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DEBUSSY - RAVEL - BIZET - MUSIK FRANZÖSICHER KOMPONISTEN

DEBUSSY - RAVEL - BIZET - MUSIK FRANZÖSICHER KOMPONISTEN
ID: AV2300105
CDs: 3
Type: CD
Subcollection: Piano

AV2300105:
AV2100138 - C. Debussy - Children`s Corner: Peter Rösel, piano
PIANO
C. Debussy - Children`s Corner / Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum / Jimbo`s Lullaby / Serenade fort he Doll / The snow is dancing / The little Shepherd / Golliwogg`s cake walk / Suite Bergamasque / Prelude / Menuet / Clair de Lune / Passepied / Estampes / Pagodes / La soirée dans Grenade / Jardins sous la pluie
Peter Rösel, piano

AV2100142 - M. Ravel - Gaspard de la nuit - Jeux d` eau - Miroirs: Cécile Ousset, piano
PIANO
M. Ravel - Gaspard de la nuit / Ondine / Le Gibet / Scarbo / Jeux d` eau / Miroirs / Noctuelles / Oiseaux tristes / Une barque sur l`Océan / Alborada del gracioso / La vallée des cloches
Cécile Ousset, piano

AV2100152 - G. Bizet - L`Arlésienne - Carmen: Orchestra Suites and Preludes
PHILHARMONY ORCHESTRA
G. Bizet- L´Arlésienne, Orchestral suite No. 1 for Alphonse Daudet`s drama of the same name / Small suite for orchestra - children`s games / Marche (Trompette et Tambour) / Berceuse (La Poupée) / Impromptu (La Toupie) / Duo (Petit Marie, Petite Femme) / Galop (Le Ball) / Carmen / Vorspiel zum 1. Akt - 4. Akt / L´Arlésienne, Orchestral suite No. 2 for Alphonse Daudet`s drama of the same name
Dresdner Philharmonie - Herbert Kegel, conductor
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DVORAK - MUSSORGSKI - RACHMANINOV - DIE GROSSEN KOMPONISTEN DES OSTENS

DVORAK - MUSSORGSKI - RACHMANINOV - DIE GROSSEN KOMPONISTEN DES OSTENS
ID: AV2300106
CDs: 3
Type: CD
Subcollection: Orchestra

AV2300106:
AV2100127 - A. Dvořák - Symphony No. 8 in G Major Op. 88 / Domov muj Op. 62 / Husitská Op. 67
ORCHESTRA
A. Dvořák - Symphonie No. 8 G-dur Op. 88 / Allegro con brio / Adagio / Allegretto grazioso / Allegro ma non troppo / Domov muj / Ouvertüre Op. 62 / Husitská / Ouvertüre Op. 67
Staatskapelle Berlin - Otmar Suitner, conductor

AV2100143 - M. Mussorgsky - Pictures from an exhibition - Five pieces for piano: Peter Rösel, piano
PIANO
M. Mussorgsky - Pictures from an exhibiton / Promenade I.Gnomus / II.Das alte Schloss / / III. Tuileries / IV. Bydlo / V. Ballet der Küchlein in ihren Eierschalen / VI. Samuel Goldenberg und Schmuyle. Promenade / VII. Der Marktplatz in Limoges / VIII. Catacombae (Sepulcrum Romanum / IX. Die Hütte der Baba-Yaga / X. Das große Tor von Kiew / Five pieces for piano / Scherzo cis-moll / Une plaisanterie / Une larme / Intermezzo h-moll / Gopak
Peter Rösel, piano

AV2100166 - S.V. Rachmaninov - Piano Concerto No. 3 and Piano Concerto No. 4
PIANO AND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
S.V. Rachmaninov - Concerto for piano and orchestra in D minor Op. 30 / Allegro ma non tanto / Intermezzo. Adagio / Finale. Alla breve / Concerto for piano and orchestra in G minor Op. 40 / Allegro vivace (Alla breve / Largo / Allegro vivace
Peter Rösel, piano / Berlin Symphony Orchestra - Kurt Sanderling, conductor
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Well-Tempered Clavier Book II. - S. Richter Plays J.S. Bach

Well-Tempered Clavier Book II. - S. Richter  Plays J.S. Bach
ID: MELCD1002030
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Baroque
Subcollection: Piano

Johann Sebastian Bach’s cycle of preludes and fugues The Well-Tempered Clavier takes a very special place in the world of music. It is not just one of the immortal masterpieces of the world music literature. It literally is an encyclopedia of polyphonic art, its Alpha and Omega; it is a desk book of every thinking musician, a necessary manual for life, and at the same time an inexhaustible source of pleasure. Bach finished the second part of The Well-Tempered Clavier in 1744, twenty years after he created the first part. The reason for composing the send part was his wish to collect in one book the preludes and fugues he wrote at different time and lost among old papers. Bach also wanted to substantially rework these preludes and fugues, give them their final form applying the experience he gained through the years. And that was a truly all-bracing experience. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier gives plenty of play to very different performer’s interpretations. None of the significant music works has caused as many difficulties and debates about the way it should be interpreted. Such a deep, comprehensive and truly artistic approach to the cycle is typical of Sviato- slav Richter. “When I set to The Well-Tempered Clavier, I get always consumed with desire not to exclude any sides for the sake of one narrow and dogmatic position… I am convinced that Bach can be played differently, with different articulation and different dynamics. So long as the whole is preserved, so long as the strict contours of style are not distorted, so long as the performance is convincing enough”, Richter said.
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Arthur Rubinstein (piano) Plays Frederic Chopin (Live)

Arthur Rubinstein (piano) Plays Frederic Chopin (Live)
ID: MELCD1001684
CDs: 2
Type: CD
Collection: Instrumental
Subcollection: Piano

In 2010 the world celebrates the 200th anniversary of the Polish composer of genius Frйdйric Chopin (1810-1849). This romantic composer was a genuine poet of grand piano. He composed neither symphonies nor operas - his whole creative life was dedicated to piano works. Chopin considered this instrument ideal for expressing feelings and ideas; his nocturnes, waltzes, ballads, mazurkas, polonaises, etudes and scherzos are the recognized masterpieces of piano art.

“To understand Chopin one must know that the composer was a pupil of Bach and Mozart, a pupil of accuracy and harmony. This is a noble genius. Chopin’s Rubato originates from Italian singing: the composer regularly visited the Italian opera studying the singers’ art. Take into account the singer’s breath, expressiveness of the arias and recitatives, singing for the good of the soul - and there appears the proper degree of freedom, not imposed one but following from the sense of melody…” - said one of the best interpreters of Chopin’s music, legendary Polish pianist Arthur Rubinstein. It was performance of Chopin’s works that brought him fame and is still considered to be a world standard.
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