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Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin; Schumann: Fantasie, Op. 17; Mussorgsky: Bilder einer Ausstelkung / Alexis Weissenberg, piano. Salzburg Festival 1972

Album Summary

>Ravel, Maurice : Le tombeau de Couperin
>Schumann, Robert : Fantasia in C major, Op. 17
>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an exhibition
>Chopin, Frédéric : Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6
>Liszt, Franz : Valse impromptu for Piano, S 213
>Brahms, Johannes : Rhapsodies (2) for Piano, Op. 79
>Moszkowski, Moritz : Etude for piano in F major, Op. 72/6
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Weissenberg made his breakthrough in Salzburg during the Karajan era with his 1972 solo recital. His evening began with Tombeau de Couperin, played transparently and with a highly flexible touch. Pictures at an Exhibition ended the "official" part of his recital, though many surprising encores followed - all of which can be heard on these two CDs.

BBC Music Magazine, Christmas 2012
This recital clearly makes an impression on the Salzburg Festival audience, but the playing is at times aggressive. Wonderful things mixed with bizarre eccentricities.

Gramophone Magazine, February 2013
Here...is Alexis Weissenberg in all his alternating brilliance and perversity. His declaration that music-making should be contemporary, sweeping away the cobwebs of tradition, is reflected in performances of a bewildering inconsistency, a mix of the hard-bitten and interior.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Mozarteum, Salzburg (08/07/1972).



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Works Details

>Ravel, Maurice : Le tombeau de Couperin
  • Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1914-1917

>Schumann, Robert : Fantasia in C major, Op. 17
  • Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 28 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1836

>Mussorgsky, Modest : Pictures at an exhibition
  • Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 13 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6
  • Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Liszt, Franz : Valse impromptu for Piano, S 213
  • Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1850

>Brahms, Johannes : Rhapsodies (2) for Piano, Op. 79 :: Rhapsody in G minor, Op. 79/2
  • Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1879

>Moszkowski, Moritz : Etude for piano in F major, Op. 72/6
  • Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147 :: Jesu bleibet meine Freude
  • Performer: Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723