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Original Masters - Clifford Curzon - Decca Recordings 1944-1970 Vol 4

Album Summary

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15
>Brahms, Johannes : Liebeslieder Waltzes (18), Op. 52
>Brahms, Johannes : Neue Liebeslieder waltzes, (15) for voices & piano 4 hands, Op. 65
>Schumann, Robert : Fantasia in C major, Op. 17
>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
>Schubert, Franz : Fantasy for Piano in C major, D 760/Op. 15 "Wanderer"
>Schubert, Franz : "Trout" Quintet
>Britten, Benjamin : Pieces (2), for 2 pianos, Op. 23
>Pijper, Willem : Symphony no 3, K. 71
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 26 in D major, K 537 "Coronation"
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

British born pianist Clifford Curzon's recordings are collected in this fourth volume on Original Masters. The other sets were critically acclaimed and loved by critics. Curzon was particularly well known for his interpretations of Mozart and Schubert.



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Works Details

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58
  • Performer: Clifford Curzon (Piano)
  • Conductor: Hans Knappertsbusch
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Musikverein, Vienna, Austria (04/04/1954-04/05/1954)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1805-1806

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Concerto for Piano no 5 "Emperor"
  • Performer: Clifford Curzon (Piano)
  • Conductor: Hans Knappertsbusch
  • Ensemble: Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Sofiensall, Vienna, Austria (06/10/1957-06/15/1957)
  • Running Time: 38 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1809

>Brahms, Johannes : Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15
  • Performer: Clifford Curzon (Piano)
  • Conductor: George Szell
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London, England (05/01/1962-05/03/1962)
  • Running Time: 50 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1854-1859

>Brahms, Johannes : Liebeslieder Waltzes (18), Op. 52
  • Performers: Horst Gunter (Voice); Clifford Curzon (Piano); Hans Gál (Piano); Julius Patzak (Tenor); Irmgard Seefried (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1868-1869

>Brahms, Johannes : Neue Liebeslieder waltzes, (15) for voices & piano 4 hands, Op. 65 :: An jeder Hand die Finger
  • Performers: Horst Gunter (Voice); Clifford Curzon (Piano); Hans Gál (Piano); Julius Patzak (Tenor); Irmgard Seefried (Soprano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1874

>Schumann, Robert : Fantasia in C major, Op. 17
  • Performer: Clifford Curzon (Piano)
  • Running Time: 30 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1836

>Schumann, Robert : Kinderszenen, Op. 15
  • Performer: Clifford Curzon (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Schubert, Franz : Fantasy for Piano in C major, D 760/Op. 15 "Wanderer"
  • Performer: Clifford Curzon (Piano)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 11/1822

>Schubert, Franz : "Trout" Quintet
  • Performers: Gunther Breitenbach (Viola); Johann Krump (Double Bass); Clifford Curzon (Piano); Nikolaus Hubner (Cello); Willi Boskovsky (Violin)
  • Ensemble: Members of the Vienna Octet (Members)
  • Running Time: 35 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1819

>Britten, Benjamin : Pieces (2), for 2 pianos, Op. 23
  • Performers: Clifford Curzon (Piano); Benjamin Britten (Piano)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941

>Pijper, Willem : Symphony no 3, K. 71
  • Performer: Clifford Curzon (Piano)
  • Conductor: Eduard Beinum
  • Running Time: 13 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1926

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466
  • Performer: Clifford Curzon (Piano)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk, England (09/25/1970-09/25/1970)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595
  • Performer: Clifford Curzon (Piano)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Notes: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk, England (09/25/1970-09/25/1970)
  • Running Time: 61 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 26 in D major, K 537 "Coronation"
  • Performer: Clifford Curzon (Piano)
  • Conductor: István Kertész
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 31 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1788

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595
  • Performer: Clifford Curzon (Piano)
  • Conductor: István Kertész
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 61 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1791

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488
  • Performer: Clifford Curzon (Piano)
  • Conductor: István Kertész
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London, England (10/06/1967-10/11/1967)
  • Running Time: 26 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491
  • Performer: Clifford Curzon (Piano)
  • Conductor: István Kertész
  • Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Kingsway Hall, London, England (10/06/1967-10/11/1967)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1786