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Claudio Arrau Recital - Beethoven: Sonata No. 23; Schumann: Fantasia, Op. 17; Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No. 1 et al. (Live, 1959 & '63)

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
>Schumann, Robert : Fantasia in C major, Op. 17
>Liszt, Franz : Gnomenreigen, for piano (Zwei Konzertetüden no 2), S. 145/2 (LW A218/2)
>Liszt, Franz : Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1"
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Notes & Reviews:

The great piano virtuoso Claudio Arrau (1903-91) joined a transcendental technique with the gift of intellectual analysis, making him a superb Liszt performer as well as one of the most admired 20th c. performers of classical and romantic repertoire. "His" Beethoven had no comparison for clarity of musical logic. Arrau's Schumann perfectly joined strong passionate intensity with a sense of rigor regarding musical structure. All these elements are present on this CD that gathers two live Swiss recitals, captured by Italian Swiss Radio, from 1959 and 1963 during the apex of his career.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Ascona (05/20/1963); Lugano (05/20/1963); Ascona (09/09/1959); Lugano (09/09/1959).



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>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata"
  • Performer: Claudio Arrau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1804-1805
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Schumann, Robert : Fantasia in C major, Op. 17
  • Performer: Claudio Arrau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 45 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1836
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Liszt, Franz : Gnomenreigen, for piano (Zwei Konzertetüden no 2), S. 145/2 (LW A218/2)
  • Performer: Claudio Arrau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1862-1863
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Liszt, Franz : Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1"
  • Performer: Claudio Arrau (Piano)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1859-1862
  • Studio/Live: Live