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Great Pianists / Legendary Recordings from Arrau, Cherkassky, Cziffra, Gilels & Katchen

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15
>Chopin, Frédéric : Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47
>Liszt, Franz : Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1"
>Schumann, Robert : Vogel als Prophet (Waldscenen, Op. 82/7)
>Albéniz, Isaac : Iberia Suite, Book 2
>Word, Spoken : Julius Katchen discusses Mozart's Concerto K466 & Brahms's Concerto no 1 with John Amis
>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124
>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, S 123
>Lully, Jean-Baptiste : Gavotte en rondeau, for keyboard (spurious; attributed to Lully in Suzuki Method books)
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 96/L 465
>Chopin, Frédéric : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
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Notes & Reviews:

For unalloyed dignity and composure, these performances are hard to equal.' - Gramophone, May 2011 'This is vintage Cherkassky; playing to charm the birds out of the trees' - Gramophone, March 2013 // ICA Classics offers five of the greatest pianists in legendary performances featuring concertos by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Grieg, Liszt and Tchaikovsky. Claudio Arrau, Shura Cherkassky, Georges Cziffra, Emil Gilels and Julius Katchen were all considered iconic pianists of the 20th century - here they are combined in one box set at a fantastic price.



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 34 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1798

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37
  • Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
  • Conductor: Adrian Boult
  • Running Time: 35 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1800-1803

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
  • Performer: Claudio Arrau (Piano)
  • Conductor: Otto Klemperer
  • Running Time: 82 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
  • Performer: Claudio Arrau (Piano)
  • Conductor: Christoph Dohnányi
  • Running Time: 35 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1805-1806

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15
  • Performer: Julius Katchen (Piano)
  • Conductor: Rudolf Kempe
  • Running Time: 45 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1854-1859

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47
  • Performer: Julius Katchen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1841

>Liszt, Franz : Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1"
  • Performer: Julius Katchen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1859-1862

>Schumann, Robert : Vogel als Prophet (Waldscenen, Op. 82/7)
  • Performer: Julius Katchen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1848-1849

>Isaac Albéniz (Composer) (1860 - 1909) : Iberia Suite, Book 2 :: Triana
  • Performer: Julius Katchen (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1905-1909

>Word, Spoken : Julius Katchen discusses Mozart's Concerto K466 & Brahms's Concerto no 1 with John Amis
  • Performers: John Amis (Spoken Vocals); Julius Katchen
  • Running Time: 5 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Grieg, Edvard : Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16
  • Performer: György Cziffra (Piano)
  • Conductor: Georges Tzipine
  • Running Time: 29 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1868

>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124
  • Performer: György Cziffra (Piano)
  • Conductor: André Cluytens
  • Running Time: 18 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1835-1856

>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, S 123
  • Performer: György Cziffra (Piano)
  • Conductor: André Cluytens
  • Running Time: 15 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1852

>Lully, Jean-Baptiste : Gavotte en rondeau, for keyboard (spurious; attributed to Lully in Suzuki Method books)
  • Performer: György Cziffra (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, K 96/L 465
  • Performer: György Cziffra (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1756-1757

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Conductor: Christopher Adey
  • Running Time: 82 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Conductor: Richard Hickox
  • Running Time: 32 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1830