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Radu Lupu: Complete Decca Solo Recordings (Box)

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Rondos (2) for piano, Op. 51
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (32) for Piano in C minor on an Original Theme, WoO 80
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 19 in G minor, Op. 49 no 1
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 20 in G major, Op. 49 no 2
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein"
>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for Piano no 3 in F minor, Op. 5
>Brahms, Johannes : Theme and Variations for Piano in D minor
>Brahms, Johannes : Rhapsodies (2) for piano, Op. 79
>Brahms, Johannes : Intermezzi (3) for piano, Op. 117
>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (6) for piano, Op. 118
>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (4) for piano, Op. 119
>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in A minor, D 845/Op. 42
>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in G major, D 894/Op. 78
>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in A flat major, D 557 "Sonatine"
>Schubert, Franz : Scherzos (2) for Piano, D 593
>Schubert, Franz : Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94
>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in C minor, D 958
>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in A major, D 959
>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in A minor, D 784/Op. 143
>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in E major, D 157
>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in A major, D 664/Op. 120
>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in B flat major, D 960
>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90
>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142
>Schumann, Robert : Humoreske for piano in B flat major, Op. 20
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
>Schumann, Robert : Kreisleriana
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Notes & Reviews:

2010 marks the 40th anniversary of Grammy award winning pianist Radu Lupu's association with Decca, and in November he celebrates his 65th birthday. This collection features recordings for which Lupu has achieved worldwide acclaim and includes pieces by composers such as Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms, and Schumann. A special bonus is the inclusion of Radu Lupu's first concerto recording - Beethoven's Third Piano Concerto - made in 1970 with the London Symphony under the direction of Lawrence Foster. Radu Lupu continues to give recitals and perform concertos in venues throughout the world and many of his recordings have achieved extraordinary reviews.

"It takes only ten discs to contain the complete solo Decca recordings of Radu Lupu, one of the great pianists of the late twentieth century. It's also amazing that these few recordings stretch over a quarter of a century, from 1971 to 1995, making Lupu one of the most infrequently recorded of the great pianists; even Argerich and Michelangeli have outdistanced him. Yet even that is not the most amazing thing about this collection - it is the performances themselves, some of which are among the greatest ever made... Anyone interested in great piano playing should avail themselves of these superlative performances at their earliest possible opportunity." - All Music Guide

"Even bearing in mind the vintage of some of these recordings, the quality is consistently high, and only shows one or two points of mild and understandable weakness in the more elderly Schubert tapes. The value in this box is only partly in the actual repertoire. What you will be purchasing is an exceptional glimpse into what real communication is from the keyboard. You can hear fiery and spectacular pianism, technical brilliance and excellent musicianship all over the place, but pianists are rare who have that gift of showing us more than we expected from the music, and who bring us closer to the gift bestowed by the composer in ways that only technical prowess and effective musicianship cannot... Never mind, for piano collectors and fans of Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and Schumann, this box is a must, and I envy those who have the opportunity to discover these recordings for the first time." -MusicWeb-International



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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Rondos (2) for piano, Op. 51
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1796-1797

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (32) for Piano in C minor on an Original Theme, WoO 80
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Conductor: Lawrence Foster
  • Running Time: 35 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1800-1803

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 19 in G minor, Op. 49 no 1
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: Circa 1797.
  • Running Time: 7 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: circa 1797

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 20 in G major, Op. 49 no 2
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1795-96.
  • Running Time: 8 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1795-1796

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathetique"
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1797-1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein"
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1803-1804

>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for Piano no 3 in F minor, Op. 5
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 40 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1853

>Brahms, Johannes : Theme and Variations for Piano in D minor
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1860.
  • Running Time: 11 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1860

>Brahms, Johannes : Rhapsodies (2) for piano, Op. 79
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Notes: St. John's, Smith Square (??/1970-04/1970); Kingsway Hall, London (??/1970-04/1970); St. John's, Smith Square (07/1976); Kingsway Hall, London (07/1976)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1879

>Brahms, Johannes : Intermezzi (3) for piano, Op. 117
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (6) for piano, Op. 118
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Brahms, Johannes : Pieces (4) for piano, Op. 119
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in A minor, D 845/Op. 42
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 36 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 05/1825

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in G major, D 894/Op. 78
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 37 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 10/1826

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in A flat major, D 557 "Sonatine"
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 05/1817

>Schubert, Franz : Scherzos (2) for Piano, D 593
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 42 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 11/1817

>Schubert, Franz : Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1823-28

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in C minor, D 958
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in A major, D 959
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 37 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 09/1828

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in A minor, D 784/Op. 143
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 02/1823

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in E major, D 157
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 02/1815

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in A major, D 664/Op. 120
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 07/1819

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in B flat major, D 960
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 38 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 09/1828

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1827

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Notes: Salle de Châtonneyre, Corseaux, Switzerland (01/1993); Friedrich-Ebert-Hall, Hamburg (01/1993); Salle de Châtonneyre, Corseaux, Switzerland (06/1982); Friedrich-Ebert-Hall, Hamburg (06/1982)
  • Running Time: 36 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 12/1827

>Schumann, Robert : Humoreske for piano in B flat major, Op. 20
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839

>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Schumann, Robert : Kreisleriana
  • Performer: Radu Lupu (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838