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

Audio Samples

>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

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.

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