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Alfred Cortot - The Master Classes


Release Date: 11/08/2005 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 89698   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van BeethovenFrédéric ChopinRobert Schumann,   ... 
Performer:  Alfred Cortot
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: n/a 
Length: 3 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Selection includes Introductory remarks to Ballade no 3.
Selection includes Introductory remarks to Ballade no 1.
Selection includes Introductory remarks to Sonata no 3.
Selection includes Introductory remarks to Sonata no 2.
The selections on this CD set are part of one of Alfred Cortot's Master Classes given between 1954 and 1960 at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, France.
Selection includes Introductory remarks to Ballade no 3.
Selection includes Introductory remarks to Ballade no 1.
Selection includes Introductory remarks to Sonata no 3.
Selection includes Introductory remarks to Sonata no 2.
The selections on this CD set are part of one of Alfred Cortot's Master Classes given between 1954 and 1960 at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, France. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fantasy for Piano in C minor, K 475 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano), Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in A minor, K 310 (300d) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano), Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809-1810; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
5.
Sonata for Piano no 27 in E minor, Op. 90 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano), Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
6.
Sonata for Piano no 28 in A major, Op. 101 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
7.
Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
8.
Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
9.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano), Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
10.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano), Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
11.
Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano), Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
12.
Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
13.
Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
14.
Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Mallorca (Majorca),  
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is part of one of Alfred Cortot's Master Classes given between 1954 and 1960 at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, France.
École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
15.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 152/Op. 55: no 1 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is part of one of Alfred Cortot's Master Classes given between 1954 and 1960 at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, France.
École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
16.
Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano), Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is part of one of Alfred Cortot's Master Classes given between 1954 and 1960 at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, France.
École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
17.
Phantasie for Piano in C major, Op. 17 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1838; Germany 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
18.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 89/Op. 24: no 1 in G minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is part of one of Alfred Cortot's Master Classes given between 1954 and 1960 at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, France.
École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
19.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 89/Op. 24: no 2 in C major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano), Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is part of one of Alfred Cortot's Master Classes given between 1954 and 1960 at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, France.
École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
20.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 89/Op. 24: no 4 in B flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano), Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is part of one of Alfred Cortot's Master Classes given between 1954 and 1960 at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, France.
École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
21.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 105/Op. 30: no 1 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is part of one of Alfred Cortot's Master Classes given between 1954 and 1960 at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, France.
École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
22.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 105/Op. 30: no 2 in B minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is part of one of Alfred Cortot's Master Classes given between 1954 and 1960 at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, France.
École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
23.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 2 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is part of one of Alfred Cortot's Master Classes given between 1954 and 1960 at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, France.
École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
24.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 4 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is part of one of Alfred Cortot's Master Classes given between 1954 and 1960 at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, France.
École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
25.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 5 in D major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is part of one of Alfred Cortot's Master Classes given between 1954 and 1960 at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, France.
École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
26.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 8 in F sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is part of one of Alfred Cortot's Master Classes given between 1954 and 1960 at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, France.
École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
27.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 17 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is part of one of Alfred Cortot's Master Classes given between 1954 and 1960 at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, France.
École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
28.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 20 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano), Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: This selection is part of one of Alfred Cortot's Master Classes given between 1954 and 1960 at the École Normale de Musique in Paris, France.
École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
29.
Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano), Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 
30.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22: 2nd movement, Andantino by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Spoken Vocals), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1838; Germany 
Venue:  Live  École Normale de Musique, Paris, France 
Language: French 
Notes: École Normale de Musique, Paris, France (1954 - 1960) 

Sound Samples

I. Praeludium (Live)
II. Allemande (Live)
III. Corrente (Live)
IV. Sarabande (Live)
V. Menuet I & II (Live)
VI. Giga (Live)
Fantasy in C minor for Piano, K. 475 (Live)
I. Tema. Andante grazioso e variazioni (Live)
II. Menuetto - Trio (Live)
III. (Rondo) alla Turca. Allegretto (Live)
I. Allegro maestoso (Live)
II. Andante cantabile con espressione (Live)
III. Presto (Live)
I. Das Lebewohl/Les Adieux. Adagio - Allegro (Live)
II. Abwesenheit/L'absence. Andante espressivo (Live)
III. Das Wiedersehn/Le retour. Vivacissimamente (Live)
I. Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck (Live)
II. Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen (Live)
I. Etwas lebhaft, und mit der innigsten Empfindung. Allegretto ma non troppo (Live)
II. Lebhaft, Marschmässig. Vivace alla marcia (Live)
III. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll. Adagio, ma non troppo, con affetto (Live)
IV. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr, und mit Entschlossenheit. Allegro (Live)
I. Vivace, ma non troppo (Live)
II. Prestissimo (Live)
III. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo. Variations I - IV (Live)
I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo (Live)
II. Allegro molto (Live)
III. Adagio ma non troppo (Live)
IV. Fuga. Allegro ma non troppo (Live)
II. Andantino from Sonata No. 2 in G minor for Piano, Op. 22 (Live)
I. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen from Fantasy in C Major for Piano, Op. 17 (Live)
Introductory remarks to Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat minor for Piano, Op. 35 (Live)
I. Grave - Doppio movimento (Live)
II. Scherzo (Live)
III. Marche funèbre. Lento (Live)
IV. Presto (Live)
Introductory remarks to Sonata No. 3 in B minor for Piano, Op. 58 (Live)
I. Allegro maestoso (Live)
II. Scherzo. Molto vivace (Live)
III. Largo (Live)
IV. Finale. Presto non tanto (Live)

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