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Claudio Arrau in Recital, 1969-1977 - Works by Beethoven; Brahms and Schumann / Claudio Arrau, piano [3 CDs]

Audio Samples

  1. Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3: I. Presto $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3: II. Largo e mesto
  3. Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3: III. Menuetto. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Piano Sonata No. 7 in D Major, Op. 10 No. 3: IV. Rondo. Allegro $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-Flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1: I. Andante $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-Flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1: II. Allegro molto e vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-Flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1: III. Adagio con espressione $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-Flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1: IV. Allegro vivace $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata": I. Allegro assai
  10. Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata": II. Andante con moto $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Piano Sonata No. 23 in F Minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata": III. Allegro ma non troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  12. 15 Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica Variations": Introduzione col basso del tema $0.99 on iTunes
  13. 15 Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica Variations": Variation 1 $0.99 on iTunes
  14. 15 Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica Variations": Variation 2 $0.99 on iTunes
  15. 15 Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica Variations": Variation 3 $0.99 on iTunes
  16. 15 Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica Variations": Variation 4 $0.99 on iTunes
  17. 15 Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica Variations": Variation 5 $0.99 on iTunes
  18. 15 Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica Variations": Variation 6 $0.99 on iTunes
  19. 15 Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica Variations": Variation 7 $0.99 on iTunes
  20. 15 Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica Variations": Variation 8 $0.99 on iTunes
  21. 15 Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica Variations": Variation 9 $0.99 on iTunes
  22. 15 Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica Variations": Variation 10 $0.99 on iTunes
  23. 15 Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica Variations": Variation 11 $0.99 on iTunes
  24. 15 Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica Variations": Variation 12 $0.99 on iTunes
  25. 15 Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica Variations": Variation 13 $0.99 on iTunes
  26. 15 Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica Variations": Variation 14 $0.99 on iTunes
  27. 15 Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica Variations": Variation 15 $0.99 on iTunes
  28. 15 Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in E-Flat Major, Op. 35 "Eroica Variations": Finale. Alla fuga $0.99 on iTunes
  29. Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109: I. Vivace ma non troppo $0.99 on iTunes
  30. Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109: II. Prestissimo $0.99 on iTunes
  31. Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109: III. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung: Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo
  32. Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111: I. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato $0.99 on iTunes
  33. Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111: II. Arietta. Adagio molto semplice e cantabile
  34. Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 11: I. Introduzione. Un poco adagio - Allegro vivace - Piu lento
  35. Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 11: II. Aria $0.99 on iTunes
  36. Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 11: III. Scherzo - Intermezzo $0.99 on iTunes
  37. Piano Sonata No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 11: IV. Finale. Allegro un poco maestoso
  38. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5: I. Allegro maestoso
  39. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5: II. Andante
  40. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5: III. Scherzo $0.99 on iTunes
  41. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5: IV. Intermezzo (Ruckblick) $0.99 on iTunes
  42. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F Minor, Op. 5: V. Finale. Allegro moderato ma rubato $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 7 in D, Op. 10 no 3
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 13 in E flat major, Op. 27 no 1 "Quasi una fantasia"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (15) and Fugue for Piano in E flat major, Op. 35 "Eroica"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111
>Schumann, Robert : Piano Soanta in F sharp minor, Op. 11
>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for Piano no 3 in F minor, Op. 5
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

There have been few pianists of Arrau's range and stature, and these invaluable live recordings can only reaffirm memories of another time, another place, where sheer musical caliber and quality counted above all. New audio restoration by Lani Spahr.

BBC Music Magazine, February 2013
Live recordings from Arrau's prime, reflecting what made his playing great as well as its occasional shortcomings. Visionary Beethoven, bewitching Brahms and unusually grave Schumann.

American Record Guide, May/June 2013
Disc 1: Beethoven's Sonatas 7, 13, and 23. Brescia, Italy, May 1973. The performances tend to sound more driven than we are used to today. The audience is remarkably quiet, but they applaud with enthusiasm. Disc 2: Much better sound, and in stereo too. The Eroica Variations and Sonatas 30 and 32 were recorded in Brescia in May 1977. Disc 3: The Schumann Sonata - repertory he has far more sympathy for. It's a monaural recording from May 1969, again in Brescia, and the Brahms 3 is from August 1975 in Turku, Finland. The former is a wonderfully expressive reading. The Brahms also has the pianist competing with himself - his Philips recording is readily available. It's a massive performance, well worth having.



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 7 in D, Op. 10 no 3
  • Performer: Claudio Arrau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1797-1798
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 13 in E flat major, Op. 27 no 1 "Quasi una fantasia"
  • Performer: Claudio Arrau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1800-1801
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
  • Performer: Claudio Arrau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1804-1805
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (15) and Fugue for Piano in E flat major, Op. 35 "Eroica"
  • Performer: Claudio Arrau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109
  • Performer: Claudio Arrau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1820
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111
  • Performer: Claudio Arrau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 27 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1821-1822
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Schumann, Robert : Piano Soanta in F sharp minor, Op. 11
  • Performer: Claudio Arrau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 35 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1833-1835
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Brahms, Johannes : Sonata for Piano no 3 in F minor, Op. 5
  • Performer: Claudio Arrau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 39 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1853
  • Studio/Live: Live