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The Essential Van Cliburn


Release Date: 07/10/2007 
Label:  Rca Victor Red Seal Catalog #: 709585   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskySergei RachmaninovLudwig van BeethovenFrédéric Chopin,   ... 
Performer:  Van Cliburn
Conductor:  Kiril KondrashinFritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Symphony OrchestraChicago Symphony OrchestraSymphony of the Air
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 28 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 1st movement, Allegro non troppo by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Van Cliburn (Piano)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RCA Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1875; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Length: 20 Minutes 48 Secs. 
2. Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 2nd movement, Adagio sostenuto by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Van Cliburn (Piano)
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1900-1901; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1962 
Length: 11 Minutes 17 Secs. 
3. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 3rd movement, Rondo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Van Cliburn (Piano)
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 10 Minutes 2 Secs. 
4. Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30: 3rd movement, Alla breve by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Van Cliburn (Piano)
Conductor:  Kiril Kondrashin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Symphony of the Air
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1958 
Length: 14 Minutes 57 Secs. 
5. Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Van Cliburn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 6 Minutes 58 Secs. 
6. Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Van Cliburn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 49 Secs. 
7. Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Van Cliburn (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 14 Secs. 
8. Préludes, Book 2: no 12, Feux d'artifice by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Van Cliburn (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
9. Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 5 in E flat minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Van Cliburn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Length: 5 Minutes 12 Secs. 
10. Rhapsodies (2) for Piano, Op. 79: no 2 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Van Cliburn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Length: 6 Minutes 40 Secs. 
11. Concert Etudes (3) for Piano, S 144: no 3 in D flat Major, Un sospiro by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Van Cliburn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1848; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 38 Secs. 
12. Widmung (Schumann) for Piano, S 566 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Van Cliburn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1970 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
13. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 161/Op. 62: no 1 in B major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Van Cliburn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 7 Minutes 4 Secs. 
14. Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 2, Prélude in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Van Cliburn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1971 
Length: 4 Minutes 47 Secs. 
15. Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Van Cliburn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 12 Minutes 10 Secs. 
16. Bagatelle ohne tonart for Piano, S 216a "Mephisto Waltz no 5" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Van Cliburn (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; Rome, Italy 
Length: 10 Minutes 49 Secs. 
17. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83: 3rd movement, Andante-Più adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Van Cliburn (Piano)
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1961 
Length: 12 Minutes 36 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso
Adagio sostenuto
Andante
Rondo: Allegro (Redbook Stereo)
Finale: Alla breve
Polonaise in A-Flat, Op. 53 "Heroic"
Liebestraum No. 3
Clair de lune
Feux d'artifice
Étude-tableau in E-Flat Minor, Op. 39 No. 5
Un sospiro
No. 2
Widmung
Nocturne in B, Op. 62, No. 1
Fantaisie in F Minor, Op. 49
Prelude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2
Mephisto Waltz

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