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111 The Piano: Legendary Recordings on Deutsche Grammophon - Argerich, Barenboim, Gilels, Horowitz, Blechacz, Eschenbach, Gavrilov, Grimaud, Guld, Lang, Pires, Pletnev et al. [40 CDs]

Notes & Reviews:


Works:

The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Pierre-Laurent Aimard (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1745-1750; Leipzig, Germany
Date of Recording: 09/2007
Venue: Mozart Hall, Concert House, Vienna
Length: 76 Minutes 26 Secs.

Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Géza Anda (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837/1852; Germany

Phantasie for Piano in C major, Op. 17 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Géza Anda (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1836-1838; Germany

Davidsbündlertänze for Piano, Op. 6 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Géza Anda (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837; Germany

Toccata in C minor, BWV 911 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1717; Weimar, Germany
Date of Recording: 02/1979
Venue: Lankwitz Studio, Berlin, Germany
Length: 10 Minutes 58 Secs.

English Suite no 2 in A minor, BWV 807 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany
Date of Recording: 02/1979
Venue: Lankwitz Studio, Berlin, Germany
Length: 20 Minutes 10 Secs.

Partita for Keyboard no 2 in C minor, BWV 826 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1726-1731; Germany
Date of Recording: 02/1979
Venue: Lankwitz Studio, Berlin, Germany
Length: 18 Minutes 56 Secs.

Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1839; Mallorca (Majorca),
Date of Recording: 07/1960
Venue: Beethoven Hall, Hannover, Germany
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs.

Rhapsodies (2) for Piano, Op. 79: no 1 in B minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1879; Austria
Date of Recording: 07/1960
Venue: Beethoven Hall, Hannover, Germany
Length: 8 Minutes 29 Secs.

Rhapsodies (2) for Piano, Op. 79: no 2 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1879; Austria
Date of Recording: 07/1960
Venue: Beethoven Hall, Hannover, Germany
Length: 6 Minutes 32 Secs.

Toccata for Piano in D minor, Op. 11 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1912; Russia
Date of Recording: 07/1960
Venue: Beethoven Hall, Hannover, Germany
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs.

Jeux d’eau by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1901; France
Date of Recording: 07/1960
Venue: Beethoven Hall, Hannover, Germany
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs.

Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France
Date of Recording: 07/1960
Venue: Beethoven Hall, Hannover, Germany
Length: 8 Minutes 7 Secs.

Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 6 in D flat major by Franz Liszt
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846-1885; Weimar, Germany
Date of Recording: 07/1960
Venue: Beethoven Hall, Hannover, Germany
Length: 6 Minutes 20 Secs.

Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1852-1853; Weimar, Germany
Date of Recording: 06/1971
Venue: Plenarsaal, Residenz, Munich
Length: 25 Minutes 45 Secs.

Liebesträume for Piano, S 541 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany

Songs without words, vol 1, Op. 19b: no 1, Andante con moto in E major “Sweet Remembrance” by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829; Germany

Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria

Songs without words, vol 3, Op. 38: no 6, Andante con moto in A flat major “Duetto” by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1836; Germany

Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 1, Andante espressivo in G major “May Breezes” by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844; Germany

Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 6, Andante grazioso in A major “Spring Song” by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842; Germany

Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 4, Presto in C major “Spinning Song”by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845; Germany

Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 5, Moderato in B minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844; Germany

Songs without words, vol 8, Op. 102: no 6, Andante in C major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845; Germany

Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 5, Andante in a minor “Venetian Gondola Song” by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: Germany

Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 “Moonlight” by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria

Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 “Pathétique” by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria

Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 “Appassionata” by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria

Images for Piano, Set 1 by Claude Debussy
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1905; France

Images for Piano, Set 2 by Claude Debussy
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1907; France

Children’s Corner by Claude Debussy
Performer: Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1906-1908; France

Variations on a theme of Corelli, Op. 42 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Lazar Berman (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1931; USA

Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 2, Prélude in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Lazar Berman (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892; Russia

Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 1 in F sharp minor, Largo by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Lazar Berman (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901-1903; Russia

Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 4 in D major, Andante cantabile by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Lazar Berman (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1903; Russia

Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 12 in G sharp minor, Allegro by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Lazar Berman (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910; Russia

Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 10 in B minor, Lento by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Lazar Berman (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910; Russia

Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 2 in B flat major, Maestoso by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Lazar Berman (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901-1903; Russia

Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40: no 2 in C minor, B 121 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1839; Paris, France

Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40: no 1 in A major, B 120 “Military” by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838; Poland

Polonaises (2) for Piano, B 90/Op. 26: no 2 in E flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France

Polonaises (2) for Piano, B 90/Op. 26: no 1 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France

Polonaise-fantaisie for Piano in A flat major, B 159/Op. 61 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846; Poland

Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 “Heroic” by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842; Paris, France

Polonaise for Piano in F sharp minor, B 135/Op. 44 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France

Sonata for Piano no 3 in D minor, J 206/Op. 49 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer: Dino Ciani (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816; Germany

Sonata for Piano no 2 in A flat major, J 199/Op. 39 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer: Dino Ciani (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1816; Germany

Sonata for Keyboard no 53 in E minor, H 16 no 34 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: by 1784; Eszterhazá, Hungary

Sonata for Keyboard no 50 in D major, H 16 no 37 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: by 1780; Eszterhazá, Hungary

Sonata for Keyboard no 49 in C sharp minor, H 16 no 36 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: circa 1770-1775; Eszterhazá, Hungary

Sonata for Keyboard no 48 in C major, H 16 no 35 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: by 1780; Eszterhazá, Hungary

Sonata for Keyboard in Bb, H 16 no 17 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: by 1768; Austria

Suite for Piano, Op. 14/Sz 62 by Béla Bartók
Performer: Andor Foldes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1916; Budapest, Hungary
Date of Recording: 1955
Length: 8 Minutes 36 Secs.

Mikrokosmos, Sz 107: Book 5 - Excerpt(s) by Béla Bartók
Performer: Andor Foldes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1926-1939; Budapest, Hungary
Date of Recording: 1955
Length: 6 Minutes 58 Secs.

Romanian Folkdances (6) for Piano, Sz 56 by Béla Bartók
Performer: Andor Foldes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915; Budapest, Hungary
Date of Recording: 1955
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs.

Sonata for Piano, Sz 80 by Béla Bartók
Performer: Andor Foldes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1926; Budapest, Hungary
Date of Recording: 1955
Length: 12 Minutes 34 Secs.

Out of Doors, Sz 81 by Béla Bartók
Performer: Andor Foldes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1926; Budapest, Hungary
Date of Recording: 1955
Length: 13 Minutes 26 Secs.

Sonatina for Piano, Sz 55 by Béla Bartók
Performer: Andor Foldes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915; Budapest, Hungary
Date of Recording: 1955
Length: 3 Minutes 45 Secs.

Allegro barbaro for Piano, Sz 49 by Béla Bartók
Performer: Andor Foldes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1911; Budapest, Hungary
Date of Recording: 1955
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs.

Mikrokosmos, Sz 107: Book 6 - Excerpt(s) by Béla Bartók
Performer: Andor Foldes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1926-1939; Budapest, Hungary

Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1741-1742; Nuremberg, Germany
Length: 66 Minutes 42 Secs.

Lyric Pieces (8), Book 1, Op. 12: no 1, Arietta by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1866; Norway
Date of Recording: 06/1974

Lyric Pieces (8), Book 2, Op. 38: no 1, Berceuse by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1883; Norway
Date of Recording: 06/1974

Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43: no 1, Butterfly by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886; Norway
Date of Recording: 06/1974

Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43: no 2, Lonely Wanderer by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1886; Norway
Date of Recording: 06/1974

Lyric Pieces (7), Book 4, Op. 47: no 2, Albumblatt by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1885-1888; Norway
Date of Recording: 06/1974

Lyric Pieces (7), Book 4, Op. 47: no 3, Melody by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1885-1888; Norway
Date of Recording: 06/1974

Lyric Pieces (7), Book 4, Op. 47: no 4, Halling by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1885-1888; Norway
Date of Recording: 06/1974

Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54: no 4, Notturno by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891; Norway
Date of Recording: 06/1974

Lyric Pieces (6), Book 5, Op. 54: no 5, Scherzo by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891; Norway
Date of Recording: 06/1974

Lyric Pieces (6), Book 6, Op. 57: no 6, Homesickness by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893; Norway
Date of Recording: 06/1974

Lyric Pieces (6), Book 7, Op. 62: no 4, Brooklet by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1895; Norway
Date of Recording: 06/1974

Lyric Pieces (6), Book 7, Op. 62: no 6, Homeward by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1895; Norway
Date of Recording: 06/1974

Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65: no 5, In Ballad Style by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1897; Norway
Date of Recording: 06/1974

Lyric Pieces (6), Book 9, Op. 68: no 2, Grandmother’s Minuet by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898; Norway
Date of Recording: 06/1974

Lyric Pieces (6), Book 9, Op. 68: no 3, At Your Feet by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898; Norway
Date of Recording: 06/1974

Lyric Pieces (6), Book 9, Op. 68: no 5, Cradle song by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1898; Norway
Date of Recording: 06/1974

Lyric Pieces (7), Book 10, Op. 71: no 1, Once upon a Time by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901; Norway
Date of Recording: 06/1974

Lyric Pieces (7), Book 10, Op. 71: no 3, Puck by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901; Norway
Date of Recording: 06/1974

Lyric Pieces (7), Book 10, Op. 71: no 6, Gone by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901; Norway
Date of Recording: 06/1974

Lyric Pieces (7), Book 10, Op. 71: no 7, Remembrances by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1901; Norway
Date of Recording: 06/1974

Sonata for Piano no 28 in A major, Op. 101 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 1972

Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 1985

Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 1985

Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 “Funeral March” by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France
Date of Recording: 12/2004
Venue: Siemens-Villa, Berlin, Germany
Length: 25 Minutes 16 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, Op. 36 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1913/1931; Russia
Date of Recording: 12/2004
Venue: Siemens-Villa, Berlin, Germany
Length: 23 Minutes 8 Secs.

Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1844; Paris, France
Date of Recording: 12/2004
Venue: Siemens-Villa, Berlin, Germany
Length: 4 Minutes 50 Secs.

Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Hélène Grimaud (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France
Date of Recording: 12/2004
Venue: Siemens-Villa, Berlin, Germany
Length: 8 Minutes 35 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 17 in B flat major, K 570 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria

Sonata for Piano no 18 in D major, K 576 “Hunt” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria

Sonatine for Piano by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Monique Haas (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1903-1905; France
Date of Recording: 11/1955
Venue: Beethoven-Saal, Hannover, Germany
Length: 11 Minutes 3 Secs.

Valses nobles et sentimentales by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Monique Haas (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1911; France
Date of Recording: 11/1955
Venue: Beethoven-Saal, Hannover, Germany
Length: 14 Minutes 27 Secs.

Sonatina for Piano, Sz 55 by Béla Bartók
Performer: Monique Haas (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1915; Budapest, Hungary
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs.

Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 49 by Albert Roussel
Performer: Monique Haas (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1933; France
Length: 7 Minutes 23 Secs.

Suite for Piano “Pour le piano” by Claude Debussy
Performer: Monique Haas (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1896-1901; France

Le tombeau de Couperin by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Monique Haas (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1914-1917; orch. 191; France

Sonata for Piano no 2 in F major, K 280 (189e) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany
Date of Recording: 05/1960
Venue: Lukas-Kirche, Lucerne
Length: 12 Minutes 31 Secs.

Sonata for Harpsichord in G minor, K 35/L 386 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer: Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 18th Century

Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 2/L 388 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer: Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1738

Sonata for Harpsichord in F minor, K 519/L 475 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer: Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 18th Century

Sonata for Harpsichord in F minor, K 386/L 171 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer: Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 18th Century

Sonata for Harpsichord in F major, K 437/G 278 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer: Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 18th Century

Sonata for Harpsichord in E flat major, K 193/L 142 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer: Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 18th Century

Sonata for Harpsichord in C sharp minor, K 247/L 256 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer: Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 18th Century

Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 515/L 255 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer: Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 18th Century

Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 132/L 457 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer: Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 18th Century

Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 87/L 33 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer: Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 18th Century

Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 322/L 483 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer: Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 18th Century

Sonata for Piano no 10 in C major, K 330 (300h) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1781-1783

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1723; ?Weimar, Germany

Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17: no 4 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1832-1833; Paris, France

Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1831-1832; Poland

Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 “Heroic” by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842; Paris, France

Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 4 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria

Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172: no 3 in D flat major, Lento placido by Franz Liszt
Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849-1850; Weimar, Germany

Novelletten (8) for Piano, Op. 21: no 1 in F major by Robert Schumann
Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838; Germany

Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 12 in G sharp minor, Allegro by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910; Russia

Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 2: no 1, Etude in C sharp minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1887-1889; Russia

Etudes (15) de virtuosité, Op. 72 “Per aspera ad astra”: no 6 in F major by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer: Vladimir Horowitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1903; Germany

Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria

Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria

Sonata for Piano in A major, D 664/Op. 120 by Franz Schubert
Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1819/1825; Vienna, Austria

Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892; Austria
Date of Recording: 12/1963
Venue: Beethoven-Saal, Hannover
Length: 20 Minutes 49 Secs.

Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892; Austria
Date of Recording: 12/1963
Venue: Beethoven-Saal, Hannover
Length: 21 Minutes 35 Secs.

Pieces (4) for Piano, Op. 119 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892; Austria
Date of Recording: 12/1963
Venue: Beethoven-Saal, Hannover
Length: 14 Minutes 53 Secs.

Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892; Austria
Date of Recording: 12/1963
Venue: Beethoven-Saal, Hannover
Length: 14 Minutes 4 Secs.

Fantasy for Piano in C major, D 760/Op. 15 “Wanderer” by Franz Schubert
Performer: Evgeni Kissin (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria

Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Evgeni Kissin (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892; Austria

Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 12 in C sharp minor by Franz Liszt
Performer: Evgeni Kissin (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846-1885; Weimar, Germany

Gretchen am Spinnrade (Schubert) for Piano, S 558 no 8 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Evgeni Kissin (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1838; France

Auf dem Wasser zu singen (Schubert) for Piano, S 558 no 2 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Evgeni Kissin (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1838; France

Der Müller und der Bach (Schubert) for Piano, S 565 no 2 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Evgeni Kissin (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846; Hungary

Ständchen “Horch, horch!” (Schubert) for Piano, S 558 no 9 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Evgeni Kissin (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1838; France

Theme and Variations for Piano on the name ABEGG, Op. 1 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829-1830; Germany
Date of Recording: 11/07/2003
Venue: Live Carnegie Hall, New York City
Length: 8 Minutes 19 Secs.

Sonata for Keyboard no 60 in C major, H 16 no 50 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: c1794-95
Date of Recording: 11/07/2002
Venue: Live Carnegie Hall, New York City
Length: 5 Minutes 22 Secs.

Fantasy for Piano in C major, D 760/Op. 15 “Wanderer” by Franz Schubert
Performer: Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 11/07/2002
Venue: Live Carnegie Hall, New York City
Length: 6 Minutes 12 Secs.

Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 2 in D flat major, B 96 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835; Paris, France
Date of Recording: 11/07/2002
Venue: Live Carnegie Hall, New York City
Length: 6 Minutes 42 Secs.

Réminiscences de Don Juan (Mozart), S 418 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841; Germany
Date of Recording: 11/07/2002
Venue: Live Carnegie Hall, New York City
Length: 16 Minutes 22 Secs.

Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Performer: Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838; Germany
Date of Recording: 11/07/2002
Venue: Live Carnegie Hall, New York City
Length: 4 Minutes 11 Secs.

Horses by Traditional
Performer: Lang Lang (Piano), Guo-Ren Lang (Erhu)
Written: China
Date of Recording: 11/07/2002
Venue: Live Carnegie Hall, New York City
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs.

Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer: Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany
Date of Recording: 11/07/2002
Venue: Live Carnegie Hall, New York City
Length: 5 Minutes 45 Secs.

Eight Memories in Watercolor, Op. 1 by Tan Dun
Performer: Lang Lang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1978
Date of Recording: 11/07/2002
Venue: Live Carnegie Hall, New York City
Length: 14 Minutes 57 Secs.

Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 2 in F sharp major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831; Poland

Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 1 in F major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831; Poland

Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831; Poland

Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 1 in B flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831; Poland

Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 37: no 1 in G minor, B 119 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838; Paris, France

Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 2 in D flat major, B 96 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835; Paris, France

Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 1 in C sharp minor, B 91 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1835; Paris, France

Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 161/Op. 62: no 2 in E major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846; Paris, France

Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 152/Op. 55: no 1 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1843; Paris, France

Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 142/Op. 48: no 1 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841; Paris, France

Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 106/Op. 32: no 2 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France

Nocturne for Piano in C sharp minor, B 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830

Morceaux (18) for Piano, Op. 72 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1893; Russia
Date of Recording: 06/2004
Venue: Live Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland
Length: 56 Minutes 51 Secs.

Nocturne for Piano in C sharp minor, B 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Mikhail Pletnev (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830
Date of Recording: 06/2004
Venue: Live Tonhalle, Zürich, Switzerland
Length: 5 Minutes 6 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 “Funeral March” by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Ivo Pogorelich (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France
Date of Recording: 1981

Gaspard de la nuit by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Ivo Pogorelich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1908; France
Date of Recording: 1982

Sonata for Piano no 6 in A major, Op. 82 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: Ivo Pogorelich (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939-1940; USSR
Date of Recording: 1982

Pétrouchka: Three movements for Piano by Igor Stravinsky
Performer: Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1921; France
Date of Recording: 09/1971
Venue: Herkules Saal, Residenz, Munich
Length: 15 Minutes 19 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 7 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939-1942; USSR
Date of Recording: 09/1971
Venue: Herkules Saal, Residenz, Munich
Length: 17 Minutes 1 Secs.

Variations for piano, Op. 27 by Anton Webern
Performer: Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Modern
Written: 1935-1936; Austria
Date of Recording: 07/1976
Venue: Herkules Saal, Residenz, Munich
Length: 6 Minutes 2 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 2 by Pierre Boulez
Performer: Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1948
Date of Recording: 07/1976
Venue: Herkules Saal, Residenz, Munich
Length: 29 Minutes 35 Secs.

Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829-1833; Poland

Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Maurizio Pollini (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France

Phantasiestücke (8) for Piano, Op. 12: no 1, Des Abends by Robert Schumann
Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837; Germany
Date of Recording: 11/1956
Venue: Hauptsaal, Rudolfinum, Prague
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs.

Phantasiestücke (8) for Piano, Op. 12: no 2, Aufschwung by Robert Schumann
Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837; Germany
Date of Recording: 11/1956
Venue: Hauptsaal, Rudolfinum, Prague
Length: 2 Minutes 52 Secs.

Phantasiestücke (8) for Piano, Op. 12: no 3, Warum? by Robert Schumann
Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837; Germany
Date of Recording: 11/1956
Venue: Hauptsaal, Rudolfinum, Prague
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs.

Phantasiestücke (8) for Piano, Op. 12: no 5, In der Nacht by Robert Schumann
Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837; Germany
Date of Recording: 11/1956
Venue: Hauptsaal, Rudolfinum, Prague
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs.

Phantasiestücke (8) for Piano, Op. 12: no 7, Traumes Wirren by Robert Schumann
Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: by 1832; Germany
Date of Recording: 11/1956
Venue: Hauptsaal, Rudolfinum, Prague
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs.

Phantasiestücke (8) for Piano, Op. 12: no 8, Ende vom Lied by Robert Schumann
Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837; Germany
Date of Recording: 11/1956
Venue: Hauptsaal, Rudolfinum, Prague
Length: 5 Minutes 22 Secs.

Marches (4) for Piano, Op. 76: no 2 in G minor by Robert Schumann
Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849; Germany
Date of Recording: 11/1956
Venue: Hauptsaal, Rudolfinum, Prague
Length: 3 Minutes 27 Secs.

Waldszenen, Op. 82 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1848-1849; Germany
Date of Recording: 11/1956
Venue: Hauptsaal, Rudolfinum, Prague
Length: 21 Minutes 12 Secs.

Sonata for Keyboard no 32 in G minor, H 16 no 44 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Written: 1778
Length: 13 Minutes 0 Secs.

Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France
Length: 7 Minutes 12 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 8 in B flat major, Op. 84 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1939-1944; USSR
Length: 29 Minutes 2 Secs.

Préludes, Book 1: no 5, Les collines d’Anacapri by Claude Debussy
Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1909; France

Préludes, Book 1: no 3, Le vent dans la plaine by Claude Debussy
Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1909; France

Préludes, Book 1: no 2, Voiles by Claude Debussy
Performer: Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1909-1910; France

Sonata for Piano no 5 in F sharp major, Op. 53 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer: Roberto Szidon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1907; Russia
Date of Recording: 09/1968
Venue: Plenarsaal, Residenz, Munich
Length: 12 Minutes 59 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 6, Op. 62 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer: Roberto Szidon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1911; Russia
Date of Recording: 09/1968
Venue: Plenarsaal, Residenz, Munich
Length: 11 Minutes 28 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 7 in F sharp major, Op. 64 “White Mass” by Alexander Scriabin
Performer: Roberto Szidon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1911; Russia
Date of Recording: 09/1968
Venue: Plenarsaal, Residenz, Munich
Length: 13 Minutes 34 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 8, Op. 66 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer: Roberto Szidon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1912-1913; Russia
Date of Recording: 10/1970
Venue: Plenarsaal, Residenz, Munich
Length: 14 Minutes 28 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 9 in F major, Op. 68 “Black Mass” by Alexander Scriabin
Performer: Roberto Szidon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1912-1913; Russia
Date of Recording: 09/1968
Venue: Plenarsaal, Residenz, Munich
Length: 9 Minutes 50 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 10, Op. 70 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer: Roberto Szidon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1913; Russia
Date of Recording: 01/1971
Venue: Plenarsaal, Residenz, Munich
Length: 13 Minutes 38 Secs.

Sonata for Piano no 2 in G sharp minor, Op. 19 “Sonata fantasy” by Alexander Scriabin
Performer: Daniil Trifonov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1892-1897; Russia

Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Daniil Trifonov (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1852-1853; Weimar, Germany

Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Daniil Trifonov (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France

Fairy Tales (4) for Piano, Op. 26: no 2 in E flat major by Nikolai Medtner
Performer: Daniil Trifonov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: ?1912; Russia

Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 6 in D flat major by Franz Liszt
Performer: Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846-1885; Weimar, Germany

Valse impromptu for Piano, S 213 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany

Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172: no 2 in E major, Un poco più mosso by Franz Liszt
Performer: Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849-1850; Weimar, Germany

Consolations (6) for Piano, S 172: no 3 in D flat major, Lento placido by Franz Liszt
Performer: Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849-1850; Weimar, Germany

Paraphrase on Quartet from Verdi’s “Rigoletto”, S 434 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany

Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 15 in a “Rákóczy March” by Franz Liszt
Performer: Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846-1886

Polonaises (2) for Piano, S 223: no 2 in E major by Franz Liszt
Performer: Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851; Weimar, Germany

Réminiscences de Don Juan (Mozart), S 418 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841; Germany

Grandes Etudes (6) de Paganini, S 141: no 3, La Campanella by Franz Liszt
Performer: Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1851

Transcendental Etudes (6) after Paganini, S 140: no 2 in E flat major “Octave”by Franz Liszt
Performer: Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1838; Switzerland

Légendes (2) for Piano, S 175: no 2, St Francis de Paule walks on water by Franz Liszt
Performer: Tamás Vásáry (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1863; Rome, Italy

Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 1, Elégie in E flat minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892; Russia

Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 6 in A minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1916-1917; Russia

Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 5 in E flat minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1916-1917; Russia

Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 4 in B minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer: Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1916-1917; Russia

Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 455/L 209 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer: Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 18th Century

Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer: Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria

Suite Iberia, Book 2: no 3, Triana by Isaac Albeniz
Performer: Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1906; France

Variations on a Theme from Bizet’s “Carmen” by Vladimir Horowitz
Performer: Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century

Gretchen am Spinnrade (Schubert) for Piano, S 558 no 8 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837-1838; France

Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka, Op. 214 by Johann Strauss Jr.
Performer: Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1858; Vienna, Austria

Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France

L’apprenti sorcier by Paul Dukas
Performer: Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1897; France

Preludes (6) for Piano, Op. 13: no 6 in G major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer: Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1895; Russia

Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 11: no 12 in G flat minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer: Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1888-1896; Russia

Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 11: no 11 in B major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer: Yuja Wang (Piano)
Period: 20th Cent

40 CDs, capbox. The very best of Deutsche Grammophon's piano recordings on 40 CDs, limited edition. From Aimard (The Art of Fugue) to Zimerman (his prize-winning Debussy Preludes on 1 CD for the first time), comprising all the great names - Argerich, Barenboim, Michelangeli, Gilels, Haskil, Horowitz, Kempff, Kissin, Pogorelich, Pollini, Richter; and the new names - Blechacz, Grimaud, Lang Lang, Trifonov, Yuja Wang, Yundi - this is the ideal set to form the cornerstone of a piano collection.



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