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Claudio Arrau Plays Liszt - Public Performances 1970-1981


Release Date: 09/18/2007 
Label:  Music & Arts Programs Of America Catalog #: 1205   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Franz Liszt
Performer:  Claudio Arrau
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Although Arrau recorded all these works for Philips (some, like the Sonata even twice) the concert performances presented here (chosen from many alternate readings) are far more virtuosic and expressive than the studio tapings. Public performances 1970-1981. Although Arrau recorded all these works for Philips (some, like the Sonata even twice) the concert performances presented here (chosen from many alternate readings) are far more virtuosic and expressive than the studio tapings. Public performances 1970-1981. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852-1853; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/03/1976 
Venue:  Live  CW Post College, Brookville, New York 
2.
Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 7, Après une lecture du Dante by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/24/1981 
Venue:  Live  92nd Street Y, New York City 
3.
Ballade for Piano no 2 in B minor, S 171 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/25/1979 
Venue:  Live  92nd Street Y, New York City 
4.
Années de pèlerinage no 3, S 163: no 4, Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867-1877; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 02/25/1979 
Venue:  Live  92nd Street Y, New York City 
5.
Transcendental Etudes (12) for Piano, S 139: no 10 in F minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/15/1970 
Venue:  Live  Philharmonic Hall, New York City 

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata in B minor, S178/R21
Annees de pelerinage, 2nd year, Italy, S161/R10b: No. 7. Apres une lecture du Dante, fantasia quasi sonata
Ballade No. 2 in B minor, S171/R16
Annees de pelerinage, 3rd year, S163/R10: IV. Les jeux d'eau a la villa d'Este
12 Etudes d'execution transcendante, S139/R2b: No. 10 in F minor, "Appassionata"

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