Great Performers of the Twentieth Century - Shura Cherkassky

> Keyboard Suite No. 5 in E major, HWV 430 - Keyboard Suite No. 5 in E major, HWV 430: IV. Air and variations, "Harmonious Blacksmith"
> 25 Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24 - Aria - Variations 1-4
> 25 Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24 - Variations 5-6
> 25 Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24 - Variations 7-8
> 25 Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24 - Variations 9-12
> 25 Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24 - Variations 13-18
> 25 Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24 - Variations 19-21
> 25 Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24 - Variations 22-25
> 25 Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24 - Fugue
> Piano Sonata, Op. 1 - Piano Sonata, Op. 1
> 15 Little Variations, AK75c - 15 Little Variations, AK75c
> Toccata in D minor, Op. 11 - Toccata in D minor, Op. 11
> Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 - I. Allegro maestoso
> Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 - II. Scherzo: Molto vivace
> Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 - III. Largo
> Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58 - IV. Finale: Presto, non tanto

Album Summary

>Handel, George Frideric : Suite for Harpsichord in E major, HWV 430
>Brahms, Johannes : Variations and Fugue for Piano in B flat major on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24
>Berg, Alban : Sonata for Piano, Op. 1
>Skalkottas, Nikos : Little Variations (15) for piano
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Toccata for piano in D minor, Op. 11
>Chopin, Frédéric : Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, Op. 58
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Notes & Reviews:

Considered to be one of the greatest romantic pianists of the 20th century, this disc presents two early BBC recitals which were recorded live with some rare pieces by Berg and Skalkottas.



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>Handel, George Frideric : Suite for Harpsichord in E major, HWV 430
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: circa 1710-1720

>Brahms, Johannes : Variations and Fugue for Piano in B flat major on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 10 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1861

>Berg, Alban : Sonata for Piano, Op. 1
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1907-1908

>Skalkottas, Nikos : Little Variations (15) for piano
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1927

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Toccata for piano in D minor, Op. 11
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1912

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, Op. 58
  • Performer: Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1844