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Clifford Curzon - BBC Recitals

Curzon,Clifford
Release Date: 07/10/2007 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 000919309  
Composer:  Robert SchumannJohannes BrahmsFranz Schubert
Performer:  Clifford Curzon
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Unique 2 DVD (1 + bonus) celebration of the great English pianist, who recorded exclusively for Decca.

Produced in association with the Curzon family.

In recent years Decca has released four Original Masters box sets of Curzon's recordings. Two of these were awarded Gramophone Awards as outstanding reissues.

"a perfect aristocrat of the piano" - New York Times

"No pianist, not even Schnabel himself, can match Curzon’s lyric calm in this colossal score." - New York Times, on CD of Schubert’s B flat major Sonata

Extra features:
* BBC Desert Island discs radio programme (Clifford Curzon chooses the recordings he would want to take to a desert
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* Photo gallery
* Discography
* Original sleeve gallery
* Audio interviews - Curzon speaks about teachers Schnabel, Landowska, etc.
* Fritz Curzon (his son) reads from an article by Clifford Curzon
* Gold Medal acceptance speech at the Royal Philharmonic Society

Program:
Schumann: Kinderszenen, op.15; Brahms: Capriccio in D minor, op.116 1959 (in black and white)
Schubert: Moment Musical No.3, D780
Schubert: Impromptu No.4 in A flat
Schubert: Sonata for piano No.21 in B flat, D960 1968 (in colour)

Filmed BBC 1951, 1959, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1980.

Duration: 62 minutes
Disc Format: NTSC
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 full screen
Region: 0 (all)
Sound: 2.0 enhanced mono
Black & White + Color
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Works on This Recording

1. Kinderszenen, Op. 15 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
2. Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116: Capriccio(s) by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
3. Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94: no 3 in F minor by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 
4. Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 4 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
5. Sonata for Piano in B flat major, D 960 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Clifford Curzon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 

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