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Byron Janis: The Complete RCA Recordings / Byron Janis, piano [12 CDs]

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31/2 "The Tempest"
>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90
>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue
>Grofe, Ferde [Composer] : Grand Canyon Suite
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein"
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109
>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 "Funeral March"
>Chopin, Frédéric : Impromptu for Piano no 1 in A flat major, B 110/Op. 29
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 5 in G flat major, Op. 10/5, CT. 18
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 45 in A minor, Op. 67/4, CT. 95
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39
>Schulz-Evler, Andrei : Arabesques on themes from the "Blue Danube Waltzes"
>Brahms, Johannes : Waltz
>Brahms, Johannes : Waltzs (5) Op. 39
>Brahms, Johannes : Waltz for piano in C sharp major, Op. 39/6
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 3 in F major, Op. 34/3, CT. 209
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for Piano in E minor, B 56
>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 8 in F major, Op. 10/8, CT. 21
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1
>Strauss, Richard : Burleske for piano & orchestra (or 2 pianos) in D minor, o.Op. 85 (TrV 145, AV 85)
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an exhibition
>Liszt, Franz : Paraphrase on Quartet from Verdi's "Rigoletto", S 434
>Liszt, Franz : Totentanz for Piano, S 525
>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
>Chopin, Frédéric : Etude for piano no 15 in F major, Op. 25/3, CT 28.
>Unspecified : Bonus DVD material
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Works:

Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31 no 2 "Tempest" by Ludwig van Beethoven

Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria

Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 2 in E flat major by Franz Schubert

Period: Romantic
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria

Rhapsody in Blue by George Gershwin

Period: 20th Century
Written: 1924; USA

Grand Canyon Suite: Excerpt(s) by Ferde Grofé

Period: 20th Century
Written: 1931; USA

Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein" by Ludwig van Beethoven

Period: Classical
Written: 1803-1804; Vienna, Austria

Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin

Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France

Impromptu for Piano no 1 in A flat major, B 110/Op. 29 by Frédéric Chopin

Period: Romantic
Written: 1837; Paris, France

Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 2 in D flat major, B 96 by Frédéric Chopin

Period: Romantic
Written: 1835; Paris, France

Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 3 in F major by Frédéric Chopin

Period: Romantic
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France

Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 8 in F major by Frédéric Chopin

Period: Romantic
Written: 1829; Poland

Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 5 in G flat major "Black Keys" by Frédéric Chopin

Period: Romantic
Written: 1830; Poland

Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin

Period: Romantic
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France

Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39 by Frédéric Chopin

Period: Romantic
Written: 1839; Mallorca (Majorca),

Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin

Period: Romantic
Written: 1831-1835



BYRON JANIS is not only one of the 20th-century's outstanding artists, he is recognized as one of America's greatest pianists of all time. The Complete RCA Collection brings together for the first time his entire discography on RCA Records, plus seven pieces available for the first time on CD, including previously unreleased recordings of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition and works by Franz Liszt. Each CD is newly remastered with the original LP artwork, and the box includes a bonus CD with early recordings that round out this extraordinary artist's career. The book features essays, previously unpublished photos and full discography notes. Also included is The Byron Janis Story DVD that recounts the musician's miraculous, unusual and inspiring life and features interviews with Lorin Maazel, actress Marian Seldes, Emanuel Ax and Byron's family.



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31/2 "The Tempest"
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Notes: Town Hall, New York City (09/07/1950); Town Hall, New York City (09/07/1950-09/08/1950); Town Hall, New York City (09/08/1950)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1827

>Gershwin, George : Rhapsody in Blue
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Conductor: Hugo Winterhalter
  • Running Time: 13 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1924

>Ferde Grofé (Composer) (1892 - 1972) : Grand Canyon Suite :: 2. Painted Desert
  • Conductor: Hugo Winterhalter
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1931

>Ferde Grofé (Composer) (1892 - 1972) : Grand Canyon Suite :: 3. On the Trail
  • Conductor: Hugo Winterhalter
  • Running Time: 7 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1931

>Ferde Grofé (Composer) (1892 - 1972) : Grand Canyon Suite :: 5. Cloudburst
  • Conductor: Hugo Winterhalter
  • Running Time: 7 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1931

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 21 in C major, Op. 53 "Waldstein"
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Notes: EMI Studio No. 3, Abbey Road, London (02/03/1956); Webster Hall, New York City (02/03/1956); EMI Studio No. 3, Abbey Road, London (05/26/1955-05/27/1955); Webster Hall, New York City (05/26/1955-05/27/1955)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1803-1804

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Notes: EMI Studio No. 3, Abbey Road, London (11/15/1954-11/18/1954)
  • Running Time: 18 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1820

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 "Funeral March"
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Notes: Town Hall, New York City (09/10/1956-09/12/1956); Town Hall, New York City (09/14/1956); Town Hall, New York City (09/20/1956)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Impromptu for Piano no 1 in A flat major, B 110/Op. 29
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Notes: Town Hall, New York City (09/07/1956); Town Hall, New York City (09/21/1956)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Etude for piano no 5 in G flat major, Op. 10/5, CT. 18
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Mazurka for piano no 45 in A minor, Op. 67/4, CT. 95
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839

>Schulz-Evler, Andrei : Arabesques on themes from the "Blue Danube Waltzes"
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Brahms, Johannes : Waltz
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1865

>Brahms, Johannes : Waltzs (5) Op. 39 :: no 1 in B major
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1867

>Brahms, Johannes : Waltzs (5) Op. 39 :: no 2 in E major
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1867

>Brahms, Johannes : Waltz for piano in C sharp major, Op. 39/6
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1865

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 3 in F major, Op. 34/3, CT. 209
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for Piano in E minor, B 56
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1830

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1831

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Etude for piano no 8 in F major, Op. 10/8, CT. 21
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume for Piano, S 541
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850

>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1847

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Conductor: Fritz Reiner
  • Running Time: 50 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1890-1891

>Strauss, Richard : Burleske for piano & orchestra (or 2 pianos) in D minor, o.Op. 85 (TrV 145, AV 85)
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Conductor: Fritz Reiner
  • Running Time: 20 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1885-1886

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Conductor: Charles Munch
  • Running Time: 37 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1909

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an exhibition
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Notes: Town Hall, New York City (05/13/1958); Town Hall, New York City (05/15/1958); Town Hall, New York City (05/19/1958-05/21/1958); Town Hall, New York City (05/27/1958)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Liszt, Franz : Paraphrase on Quartet from Verdi's "Rigoletto", S 434 :: paraphrase de concert (after Verdi), for piano, S. 434 (LW A187)
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Notes: Manhattan Center, New York City (09/24/1957-09/25/1957)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1859

>Liszt, Franz : Totentanz for Piano, S 525
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Conductor: Fritz Reiner
  • Running Time: 15 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1847-1862

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Concerto for Piano no 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Conductor: Fritz Reiner
  • Running Time: 50 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1890-1891

>Schumann, Robert : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Conductor: Fritz Reiner
  • Running Time: 30 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1841

>Liszt, Franz : Totentanz for Piano, S 525
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Conductor: Fritz Reiner
  • Running Time: 15 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1847-1862

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: after 1715

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Etude for piano no 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 59 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Etude for piano no 15 in F major, Op. 25/3, CT 28.
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1835-1837

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Etude for piano no 5 in G flat major, Op. 10/5, CT. 18
  • Performer: Byron Janis (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Unspecified : Bonus DVD material
  • Running Time: 55 min. 47 sec.