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Pianist Wilhelm Kempff: The Concerto Recordings / [14 CDs]

Notes & Reviews:

Last year it was the Kempff solo recordings which brightened up our winter days at the start of the New Year. We sold nearly 6,000 copies of the 35-CD box.

Now we can offer, for the first time, a compact 14-CD set of his complete concerto studio recordings. They span from his 1925 recording of Beethoven's First Concert (the first ever to be made of that work) to his visionary 1977 performances of Mozart's Concertos Nos. 21 and 22, now receiving their first international CD release. Unlike the solo recordings set, this edition is non-limited.

Kempff traversed the set of Beethoven Concertos three times in the studio (only No. 2 was not set down during the shellac era); all those performances are included in this set. There's more Mozart, Brahms and Schumann. In addition, 1950s Decca recordings of two Mozart concertos, the Liszt and Schumann concertos are also featured.

The author of the new booklet essay is once again piano expert Gregor Willmes.


Works:

Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria

Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria

Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria

Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria

Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 “Emperor” by Ludwig van Beethoven

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria

Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Paul Van Kempen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 1941

Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in D major, K 382 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Paul Van Kempen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 1941

Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Paul Van Kempen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 1942

Concerto for Piano no 8 in C major, K 246 “Lützow” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria

Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria

Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria

Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria

Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Bernhard Klee
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria

Concerto for Piano no 22 in E flat major, K 482 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Bernhard Klee
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria

Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841-1845; Germany

Introduction and Allegro appassionato for Piano and Orchestra in G major, Op. 92by Robert Schumann

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849; Germany

Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Paul Van Kempen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 05/1953
Venue: Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin
Length: 36 Minutes 57 Secs.

Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Paul Van Kempen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 05/1953
Venue: Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin
Length: 29 Minutes 30 Secs.

Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Paul Van Kempen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 05/1953
Venue: Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin
Length: 35 Minutes 12 Secs.

Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Paul Van Kempen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 05/1953
Venue: Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin
Length: 23 Minutes 2 Secs.

Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 “Emperor” by Ludwig van Beethoven

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Paul Van Kempen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria
Date of Recording: 05/1953
Venue: Jesus Christus Kirche, Berlin
Length: 39 Minutes 0 Secs.

Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15 by Johannes Brahms

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Franz Konwitschny
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854-1858; Germany
Date of Recording: 1957

Concerto for Piano no 9 in E flat major, K 271 “Jeunehomme” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1777; Salzburg, Austria

Concerto for Piano no 15 in B flat major, K 450 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Karl Münchinger
Orchestra/Ensemble: Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria

Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Josef Krips
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841-1845; Germany

Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124 by Franz Liszt

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1849/1856; Weimar, Germany

Concerto for Piano no 2 in A major, S 125 by Franz Liszt

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1839/1861; Weimar, Germany

Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 “Emperor” by Ludwig van Beethoven

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Peter Raabe
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria

Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor: Paul Van Kempen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria

Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven

Performer: Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria

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Orchestra/Ensemble: Württemberg State Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856; Germany

Die Walküre: Wehwalt heisst du für wahr? by Richard Wagner

Performer: Maria Müller (Soprano), Wolfgang Windgassen (Tenor)
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Württemberg State Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856; Germany

Die Walküre: Schläfst du, Gast? by Richard Wagner

Performer: Maria Müller (Soprano), Wolfgang Windgassen (Tenor)
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Württemberg State Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856; Germany

Die Walküre: Ich weiss ein wildes Geschlecht by Richard Wagner

Performer: Josef Greindl (Bass)
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Württemberg State Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856; Germany

Die Walküre: Wes Herd dies auch sei by Richard Wagner

Performer: Maria Müller (Soprano), Wolfgang Windgassen (Tenor)
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Württemberg State Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856; Germany

Die Walküre: Siegmund, sieh’ auf mich “Todesverkündigung” by Richard Wagner

Performer: Kirsten Flagstad (Soprano)
Conductor: Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856; Germany

Siegfried: Hoho! Schmiede, mein Hammer “Forging Song” by Richard Wagner

Performer: Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871; Germany

Siegfried: Nothung! Neidliches Schwert “Forging Song” by Richard Wagner

Performer: Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871; Germany

Siegfried: Dass der mein Vater nicht ist by Richard Wagner

Performer: Max Lorenz (Tenor)
Conductor: Heinz Tietjen
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856-1871; Germany

Siegfried: Wache, Wala! Erwach! by Richard Wagner

Performer: Josef von Manowarda (Bass Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871; Germany

Siegfried: Heil dir, Sonne! by Richard Wagner

Performer: Frida Leider (Soprano), Fritz Soot (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871; Germany

Siegfried: Ewig war ich, ewig bin ich by Richard Wagner

Performer: Frida Leider (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1871; Germany

Siegfried: O Siegfried! Siegfried! by Richard Wagner

Performer: Frida Leider (Soprano), Fritz Soot (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra

Götterdämmerung: Mime hiess ein mürrischer Zwerg “Siegfried’s Narration” by Richard Wagner

Performer: Max Lorenz (Tenor), Georg Hann (Bass)
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1861-1874; Germany

Götterdämmerung: Hoiho! Ihr Gibichsmannen, wachet euch auf! by Richard Wagner

Performer: Josef Greindl (Bass)
Conductor: Wilhelm Pitz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1861-1874; Germany

Götterdämmerung: Hier sitz’ ich zur Wacht by Richard Wagner

Performer: Josef Greindl (Bass)
Conductor: Leopold Ludwig
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874; Germany

Götterdämmerung: Brünnhilde, heilige Braut (Siegfried’s death) by Richard Wagner

Performer: Wolfgang Windgassen (Tenor)
Conductor: Leopold Ludwig
Orchestra/Ensemble: Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874; Germany

Götterdämmerung: Zu neuen Thaten, theurer Helde! by Richard Wagner

Performer: Astrid Varnay (Soprano), Wolfgang Windgassen (Tenor)
Conductor: Leopold Ludwig
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874; Germany

Götterdämmerung: Immolation by Richard Wagner

Performer: Astrid Varnay (Soprano)
Conductor: Hermann Weigart
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874; Germany

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Was duftet doch der Flieder by Richard Wagner

Performer: Hans Hotter (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867; Germany

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Wahn! Wahn! Überall Wahn! by Richard Wagner

Performer: Hans Hotter (Baritone)
Conductor: Robert Heger
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Deutsche Oper Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867; Germany

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Verachtet die Meister nicht by Richard Wagner

Performer: Theodor Scheidl (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862-1867; Germany

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Morgenlich leuchtend by Richard Wagner

Performer: Jess Thomas (Tenor)
Conductor: Walter Born
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867; Germany

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Jerum! Jerum! by Richard Wagner

Performer: Friedrich Schorr (Baritone)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867; Germany

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Fanget an! by Richard Wagner

Performer: Jess Thomas (Tenor)
Conductor: Walter Born
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868; Munich, Germany

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Wach’ auf, es nahet gen den Tag by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Wilhelm Pitz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1862-1867; Germany

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Das schöne Fest by Richard Wagner

Performer: Josef Greindl (Bass)
Conductor: Leopold Ludwig
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1867; Germany

Parsifal: Des Weihgefässes göttlicher Gehallt by Richard Wagner

Performer: Theodor Scheidl (Baritone)
Conductor: Hermann Weigert
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1882; Germany

Parsifal: Ich sah’ das Kind an seiner Mutter Brust by Richard Wagner

Performer: Frida Leider (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1882; Germany

Parsifal: Nur eine Waffe taugt by Richard Wagner

Performer: James King (Tenor)
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1882; Germany

Parsifal: Zum letzten Liebesmahle by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Wilhelm Pitz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1882; Germany

Parsifal: Höchsten Heiles Wunder! by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1882; Germany

Parsifal: Ja, Wehe! Wehe! Weh’ über mich! by Richard Wagner

Performer: Thomas Stewart (Baritone)
Conductor: Pierre Boulez
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Written: 1882

Parsifal: Amfortas! Die Wunde! by Richard Wagner

Performer: Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Conductor: Nicolai Malko
Orchestra/Ensemble: Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1882; Germany

Parsifal: Good Friday Music by Richard Wagner

Performer: Josef Greindl (Bass)
Conductor: Ferdinand Leitner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Württemberg State Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1882; Germany

Wesendonck Lieder: no 3, Im Treibhaus by Richard Wagner

Performer: Astrid Varnay (Soprano)
Conductor: Leopold Ludwig
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857-1858; Germany

Wesendonck Lieder: no 2, Stehe still! by Richard Wagner

Performer: Astrid Varnay (Soprano)
Conductor: Leopold Ludwig
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857-1858; Germany

Wesendonck Lieder: no 1, Der Engel by Richard Wagner

Performer: Astrid Varnay (Soprano)
Conductor: Leopold Ludwig
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857-1858; Germany

Wesendonck Lieder: no 5, Träume by Richard Wagner

Performer: Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857-1858; Germany

Wesendonck Lieder: no 4, Schmerzen by Richard Wagner

Performer: Lauritz Melchior (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1857-1858; Germany

Tannhäuser: Beglückt darf nun dich “Pilgrims’ Chorus” by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Wilhelm Pitz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845/1861; Germany

Tannhäuser: Freudig begrüssen “Entrance of the Guests” by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Wilhelm Pitz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845/1861; Germany

Tannhäuser: Heil, der Gnade Wunder by Richard Wagner

Conductor: Wilhelm Pitz
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Bayreuth Festival Chorus
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845/1861; Germany

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