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Shura Charkassky - The Historic 1940s Recordings


Release Date: 04/17/2001 
Label:  Ivory Classics   Catalog #: 72003   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Camille Saint-SaënsFranz BehrFrancis PoulencCécile Louise Chaminade,   ... 
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 2 Hours 21 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Prelude and Fugue in F minor by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
2.
Lachtäubchen, Op. 303 by Franz Behr
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Notes: Transcribed: Sergei Rachmaninov 
3.
Pieces (3) for Piano: no 2, Toccata by Francis Poulenc
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1928/1953; France 
4.
Pièces humoristiques, Op. 87: no 4, Autrefois by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; France 
5.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in F minor, Op. 5 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 
6.
Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
7.
Concert Etudes (2) for Piano, S 145: no 2, Gnomenreigen by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1862-63; Rome, Italy 
8.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 5 in E minor "Héroide élégiaque" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1885; Weimar, Germany 
9.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 6 in D flat major by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1885; Weimar, Germany 
10.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 11 in A minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Weimar, Germany 
11.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 15 in a "Rákóczy March" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1886 
12.
Toccata for Piano by Aram Khachaturian
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932; USSR 
13.
Fairy Tales (4) for Piano, Op. 34: no 2 in E minor by Nikolai Medtner
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1916-17; France 
14.
Pieces (4) for Piano, Op. 4: no 4, Suggestion diabolique by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910-1912; Russia 
15.
Musical snuffbox, Op. 32 by Anatole Liadov
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1893; Russia 
16.
Tarantella for Piano in A minor by Mikhail Glinka
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Russia 
17.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 10 in C sharp minor, Moderato non troppo by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
18.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 24 in D minor, Allegretto by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
19.
Pieces (2) for Piano left hand, Op. 9: no 1, Prélude in C sharp minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; Russia 
20.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 10, Octobre "Chant d'automne" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Notes: Composition written: Russia (1875 - 1876). 
21.
Yolka (The Christmas Tree), Op. 21: Waltz by Vladimir I. Rebikov
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
22.
Prelude and Toccata by Morton Gould
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
23.
Boogie Woogie Etude by Morton Gould
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
24.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
25.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 68: no 1 in C major, B 38 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
26.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33: no 3 in C major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; Paris, France 
27.
Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F sharp major, B 129/Op. 36 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
28.
Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
29.
Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
30.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 4 in C sharp minor, B 74 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Poland 
31.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 12 in C minor, B 67 "Revolutionary" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 

Sound Samples

Suite in F major, Op. 90: I. Prelude et Fugue
Behr - Lachtaubchen, Op. 303, "Polka de WR"
3 Pieces, FP 48: No. 3. Toccata
6 Pieces humoristiques, Op. 87: No. 4. Autrefois
Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5 : I. Allegro maestoso
Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5 : II. Andante espressivo
Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5 : III. Scherzo: Allegro energico
Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5 : IV. Intermezzo (Ruckblick): Andante molto
Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5 : V. Finale: Allegro moderato ma rubato
Liebestraume, S541/R211: No. 3. Nocturne in A flat major
2 Concert Etudes, S145/R6: No. 2. Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes)
19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244/R106: No. 5 in E minor, "Heroide elegiaque"
19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244/R106: No. 6 in D flat major
19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244/R106: No. 11 in A minor
19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244/R106: No. 15 in A minor, "Rakoczy March"
Toccata*: Toccata
4 Fairy Tales, Op. 34: Fairy Tale in E minor, Op. 34, No. 2
4 Pieces, Op. 4: No. 4. Suggestion diabolique
Muzikal''naya tabakerka (A Musical Snuffbox), Op. 32: Muzikal'naya tabakerka (A Musical Snuffbox), Op. 32
Tarantella in A minor
24 Preludes, Op. 34: No. 10 in C sharp minor
24 Preludes, Op. 34: No. 24 in D minor
2 Pieces for the Left Hand, Op. 9: No. 1. Prelude in C sharp minor
Les saisons (The Seasons), Op. 37b: X. October: Autumn Song
Yolka, Op. 21, "The Christmas Tree" (arr. for piano): Yolka, Op. 21, "The Christmas Tree": Tableau II: Waltz (arr. for piano)
Prelude and Toccata
Boogie Woogie Etude
Polonaise No. 6 in A flat major, Op. 53, "Heroic"
Mazurka No. 46 in C major, Op. 68, No. 1
Mazurka No. 24 in C major, Op. 33, No. 3
Impromptu No. 2 in F sharp major, Op. 36
Fantasy-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op. 66
Fantasy in F minor, Op. 49
12 Etudes, Op. 10: No. 12 in C minor, Op. 10, No. 12, "Revolutionary"
12 Etudes, Op. 10: No. 4 in C sharp minor Op. 10, No. 4

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