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Maria Joao Pires - The Complete Erato Recordings

Pires,Maria
Release Date: 06/24/2014 
Label:  Erato   Catalog #: 631065   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartJohann Sebastian BachLudwig van BeethovenFranz Schubert,   ... 
Performer:  Maria-Joao PiresHuseyin Sermet
Conductor:  Claudio ScimoneTheodor GuschlbauerArmin JordanMichel Corboz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti VenetiLisbon Gulbenkian Foundation OrchestraOrchestre De Chambre De Lausanne,   ... 
Number of Discs: 17 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With her refined, honest artistry, the Portugese pianist Maria João Pires – who turns 70 in July 2014 – was one of the musicians who defined the Erato label in the 1970s and 1980s. This 17-CD box gathers together all the recordings she made over the period from 1972 to 1987 and it reflects the consistent focus of her repertoire, with its special emphasis on Austro-German composers of the Classical and early-Romantic periods. Embracing solo works, piano duets and concertos, it contains works by Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Beethoven, but also by Bach and Chopin. Pires’ partners on these classic Erato recordings include the Turkish pianist Hüseyin Sermet (in duets by Schubert) and the conductors Michel Corboz, Armin Jordan, Claudio Read more Scimone and Theodor Guschlbauer. A number of items in the collection (which features the original LP/CD artwork on the individual CD slipcases) have never before been released on CD on Europe: Beethoven, Sonatas op 109 and 110; Chopin, Préludes and Krakowiak; Mozart Concertos Nos. 8 & 27 (with Claudio Scimone conducting I Solisti Veneti). Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 8 in C major, K 246 "Lützow" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
2. Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Claudio Scimone
Orchestra/Ensemble:  I Solisti Veneti
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
3. Concerto for Piano no 9 in E flat major, K 271 "Jeunehomme" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Theodor Guschlbauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lisbon Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 33 Minutes 36 Secs. 
4. Concerto for Piano no 17 in G major, K 453 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Theodor Guschlbauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lisbon Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 30 Minutes 4 Secs. 
5. Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in D major, K 382 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Theodor Guschlbauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lisbon Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 15 Secs. 
6. Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Armin Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre De Chambre De Lausanne
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
7. Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Armin Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre De Chambre De Lausanne
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
8. Concerto for Piano no 19 in F major, K 459 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Armin Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
9. Concerto for Piano no 12 in A major, K 414 (385p) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Armin Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
10. Rondo for Piano no 3 in A minor, K 511 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Theodor Guschlbauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lisbon Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
11. Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Theodor Guschlbauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gulbenkian Foundation Chamber Orchestra Lisbon
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
12. Concerto for Piano no 13 in C major, K 415 (387b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Theodor Guschlbauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gulbenkian Foundation Chamber Orchestra Lisbon
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782-1783; Vienna, Austria 
13. Concerto for Piano no 14 in E flat major, K 449 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Theodor Guschlbauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gulbenkian Foundation Chamber Orchestra Lisbon
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
14. Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Theodor Guschlbauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lisbon Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 26 Minutes 9 Secs. 
15. Concerto for Piano no 26 in D major, K 537 "Coronation" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Theodor Guschlbauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lisbon Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 30 Minutes 28 Secs. 
16. Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in A major, K 386 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Theodor Guschlbauer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lisbon Gulbenkian Foundation Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 34 Secs. 
17. Sonata for Piano no 6 in D major, K 284 (205b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
18. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C minor, K 457 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
19. Fantasy for Piano in C minor, K 475 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
20. Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Michel Corboz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gulbenkian Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
21. Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Michel Corboz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gulbenkian Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
22. Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Michel Corboz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gulbenkian Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
23. Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 18 Minutes 7 Secs. 
24. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 13 Minutes 18 Secs. 
25. Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31 no 2 "Tempest" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 22 Minutes 31 Secs. 
26. Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 20 Minutes 37 Secs. 
27. Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
28. Sonata for Piano no 30 in E major, Op. 109 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 
29. Sonata for Piano in B flat major, D 960 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 41 Minutes 49 Secs. 
30. Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 3 in G flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
31. Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 4 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 10 Secs. 
32. Sonata for Piano in G major, D 894/Op. 78 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Vienna, Austria 
33. Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 2 in E flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
34. Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 1 in C minor by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
35. Fantasy for Piano 4 hands in F minor, D 940/Op. 103 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano), Huseyin Sermet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
36. Rondo for Piano 4 hands in D major, D 608/Op. 138 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano), Huseyin Sermet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
37. Rondo for Piano 4 hands in A major, D 951 "Grand Rondo" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano), Huseyin Sermet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
38. Military Marches (3) for Piano 4 hands, D 733/Op. 51 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano), Huseyin Sermet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
39. German Dances and Ländler for Piano 4 hands, D 618 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano), Huseyin Sermet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
40. Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Armin Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1977 
Venue:  Opera House, Monte-Carlo, Monaco 
Length: 40 Minutes 23 Secs. 
41. Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Conductor:  Armin Jordan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1977 
Venue:  Opera House, Monte-Carlo, Monaco 
Length: 33 Minutes 16 Secs. 
42. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 3 in F major, B 118 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Adyar Hall, Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
43. Waltz for Piano in A flat major, B 131/Op. 42 "Grande Valse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Adyar Hall, Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
44. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Venue:  Adyar Hall, Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
45. Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69: no 1 in A flat major, B 95 "L'adieu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Adyar Hall, Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
46. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Adyar Hall, Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
47. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70: no 1 in G flat major, B 92 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Adyar Hall, Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 57 Secs. 
48. Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69: no 2 in B minor, B 35 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Adyar Hall, Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
49. Waltz for Piano in E minor, B 56 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Adyar Hall, Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
50. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 2 in A minor, B 64 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Adyar Hall, Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 16 Secs. 
51. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 3 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Adyar Hall, Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
52. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70: no 2 in F minor, B 138 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Adyar Hall, Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
53. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70: no 3 in D flat major, B 40 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Adyar Hall, Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
54. Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Adyar Hall, Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 2 Secs. 
55. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 1 in A flat major, B 94 "Valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  Adyar Hall, Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 38 Secs. 
56. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
57. Prelude for Piano in C sharp minor, B 141/Op. 45 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
58. Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in F major, Op. 14 "Krakowiak" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Poland 
59. Kinderszenen, Op. 15 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1984 
Venue:  Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lès-Avignon 
Length: 17 Minutes 47 Secs. 
60. Waldszenen, Op. 82 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1984 
Venue:  Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lès-Avignon 
Length: 17 Minutes 57 Secs. 
61. Bunte Blätter for Piano, Op. 99: no 1, Stücklein I by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1984 
Venue:  Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lès-Avignon 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
62. Bunte Blätter for Piano, Op. 99: no 2, Stücklein II by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1984 
Venue:  Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lès-Avignon 
Length: 0 Minutes 56 Secs. 
63. Bunte Blätter for Piano, Op. 99: no 3, Stücklein III by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1984 
Venue:  Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lès-Avignon 
Length: 0 Minutes 48 Secs. 
64. Bunte Blätter for Piano, Op. 99: no 4, Albumblätt I by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1984 
Venue:  Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lès-Avignon 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
65. Bunte Blätter for Piano, Op. 99: no 5, Albumblätt II by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1984 
Venue:  Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lès-Avignon 
Length: 0 Minutes 41 Secs. 
66. Bunte Blätter for Piano, Op. 99: no 6, Albumblätt III by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1984 
Venue:  Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lès-Avignon 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
67. Bunte Blätter for Piano, Op. 99: no 7, Albumblätt IV by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1984 
Venue:  Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lès-Avignon 
Length: 1 Minutes 21 Secs. 
68. Bunte Blätter for Piano, Op. 99: no 8, Albumblätt V by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1984 
Venue:  Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lès-Avignon 
Length: 1 Minutes 37 Secs. 
69. Bunte Blätter for Piano, Op. 99: no 10, Präeludium by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Maria-Joao Pires (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1984 
Venue:  Chartreuse de Villeneuve-lès-Avignon 
Length: 1 Minutes 24 Secs. 

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