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Original Masters - Clara Haskil - Philips Recordings 1951-1960


Release Date: 01/09/2007 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 000797802   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Domenico ScarlattiWolfgang Amadeus MozartMaurice RavelRobert Schumann,   ... 
Performer:  Clara Haskil
Conductor:  Paul SacherIgor MarkevitchBernhard PaumgartnerWillem van Otterloo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony OrchestraLamoureux Concerts Association OrchestraHague Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 7 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 5 Hours 59 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This 7-disc Original Masters compilation restores the solo and concerto material included in Philips' 1995 12-CD edition of Clara Haskil's complete recordings for the label. Despite the pianist's physical frailty and "sainted" reputation, she was anything but a gentle, retiring player. Cases in point: her assertive, fully-voiced Schumann selections; her rollicking finale to Beethoven's Tempest sonata and angular phrasing throughout Op. 31 No. 3 (Philips includes Haskil's mono and stereo versions of both sonatas); and the transparent, deliciously timed Scarlatti (K. 193, 87, and 386) and Ravel (the Sonatine).

Organic lyricism and nervous energy lock horns in the pianist's long-heralded Schubert B-flat Posthumous
Read more Sonata (D. 960), although not to the intense degree of her live 1957 Salzburg performance (type Q1540 in Search Reviews). She imbues the solo parts of four Mozart concertos (K. 271, 488, and 491, and two versions of 466) with harmonic tension, elegance, and wit, notwithstanding inconsistent orchestral support. However, the vivid Falla Noches en los Jardines de Espana and Chopin F minor concerto (utilizing Alfred Cortot's orchestration) with Igor Markevitch at the helm, remain the finest of Haskil's orchestral collaborations. Let's hope Original Masters plans to revive the five discs devoted to Haskil's Beethoven and Mozart sonata encounters with Arthur Grumiaux.

--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Harpsichord in E flat major, K 193/L 142 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Notes: 1951 - 1960 
2. Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 87/L 33 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Notes: 1951 - 1960 
3. Sonata for Harpsichord in F minor, K 386/L 171 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Notes: 1951 - 1960 
4. Variations (9) for Piano in D major on a Minuet by Duport, K 573 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Potsdam, Germany 
Notes: 1951 - 1960 
5. Sonata for Piano no 10 in C major, K 330 (300h) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783 
Notes: 1951 - 1960 
6. Sonatine for Piano by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
Notes: 1951 - 1960 
7. Bunte Blätter for Piano, Op. 99 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1849; Germany 
Notes: 1951 - 1960 
8. Theme and Variations for Piano on the name ABEGG, Op. 1 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Germany 
Notes: 1951 - 1960 
9. Kinderszenen, Op. 15 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Notes: 1951 - 1960 
10. Waldszenen, Op. 82 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1849; Germany 
Notes: 1951 - 1960 
11. Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31 no 2 "Tempest" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: 1951 - 1960 
12. Sonata for Piano no 18 in E flat major, Op. 31 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: 1951 - 1960 
13. Sonata for Piano in B flat major, D 960 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: 1951 - 1960 
14. Concerto for Piano no 9 in E flat major, K 271 "Jeunehomme" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Sacher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Salzburg, Austria 
Notes: 1951 - 1960 
15. Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Conductor:  Igor Markevitch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: 1951 - 1960 
16. Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in A major, K 386 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Conductor:  Bernhard Paumgartner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: 1951 - 1960 
17. Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Conductor:  Igor Markevitch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: 1951 - 1960 
18. Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Conductor:  Igor Markevitch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: 1951 - 1960 
19. Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Conductor:  Paul Sacher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: 1951 - 1960 
20. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Conductor:  Willem van Otterloo
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hague Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
Notes: 1951 - 1960 
21. Nights in the gardens of Spain by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Conductor:  Igor Markevitch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1915; Spain 
Notes: 1951 - 1960 
22. Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Conductor:  Igor Markevitch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lamoureux Concerts Association Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
Notes: 1951 - 1960 

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