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The Complete UK World Record Club Solo Recordings / Shura Cherkassky, piano

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111
>Clementi, Muzio : Harpsichord (Piano) Sonata in B flat major, Op. 24/2
>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in A major, D 959
>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (15) and Fugue for Piano in E flat major, Op. 35 "Eroica"
>Chopin, Frédéric : Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano no 15 in F minor, Op. 55/1, CT. 122
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for Piano in E major, B 44
>Chopin, Frédéric : Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39
>Schumann, Robert : Phantasiestucke (3) for Piano, Op. 111
>Tausig, Carl : Der Kontrabandiste, for piano (after Schumann)
>Liszt, Franz : Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172
>Liszt, Franz : Grand galop chromatique for Piano, S 219
>Liszt, Franz : Liebestraume for Piano, S 541
>Liszt, Franz : Grand Bravura Fantasia on Paganini's "La Campanella", S 420
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The Russian-born virtuoso Shura Cherkassky was undoubtedly one of the finest pianists of the 20th-century, admired not only for the magnificence of his playing but also for the wide range of his concert repertoire. On this important and valuable double-album, we concentrate on his noted recordings of 19th-century repertoire, which constitute music from the heart of his fondly-remembered performances. The recordings, all except the Liszt Liebestraum appearing on CD for the first time, have been excellently remastered and the playing-time of these CDs is very generous - almost two hours and forty minutes of great musicianship.

MusicWeb International, 28th October 2013
Guild should be applauded for reissuing these World Record Club recordings spanning two decades and expertly transferred from vinyl LPs...his fabulous musicianship and spontaneity are very much in evidence. Cherkassky's brilliant technique is used to serve the music rather than just to draw attention to his undoubted virtuosity...An absolute must for serious collectors.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: 1960-1963.



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1821-1822

>Clementi, Muzio : Harpsichord (Piano) Sonata in B flat major, Op. 24/2
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1788-1789

>Schubert, Franz : Sonata for Piano in A major, D 959
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 09/1828

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1834

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Variations (15) and Fugue for Piano in E flat major, Op. 35 "Eroica"
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1802

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1845-1845

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano no 15 in F minor, Op. 55/1, CT. 122
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1844

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for Piano in E major, B 44
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1829

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839

>Schumann, Robert : Phantasiestücke (3) for Piano, Op. 111
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851

>Tausig, Carl : Der Kontrabandiste, for piano (after Schumann)
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Liszt, Franz : Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1849-1850

>Liszt, Franz : Grand galop chromatique for Piano, S 219
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Liszt, Franz : Liebesträume for Piano, S 541
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1843-1850

>Liszt, Franz : Grand Bravura Fantasia on Paganini's "La Campanella", S 420
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1851