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Annie Fischer - Artist Profile


Release Date: 12/26/2007 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 68733   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz SchubertLudwig van BeethovenRobert SchumannBéla Bartók
Performer:  Annie Fischer
Conductor:  Igor Markevitch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 27 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A positively Lisztian account of Bartok’s Third Piano Concerto – stormy, assured, candidly expressive – along with sterling accounts of Beethoven, Schubert and Schumann.

Pianist Annie Fischer prompts major Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Bartok to reflect the full measure of their own very different personalities. Her sterling accounts of Beethoven’s Op. 13, Op. 27 No. 2 and Op. 111 are especially striking, the Pathetique on account of a masterful first movement (with repeat) and a particularly sensitive finale, the Moonlight with its grave Adagio sostenuto and fiercely rhythmic Presto agitato. The Schubert Impromptus are muscular and assertive, the Schumann works ‘big’ both in tone and conception – although Fischer’s
Read more Kinderszenen lacks nothing in terms either of delicacy or expressive nuance. However, the set’s most interesting prize is a positively Lisztian account of Bartok’s Third Piano Concerto – stormy, assured, candidly expressive and with a nicely pointed LSO accompaniment under Igor Markevitch.

-- Gramophone [9/1996]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142: no 2 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Annie Fischer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1960 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 3, London 
Length: 7 Minutes 23 Secs. 
2.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142: no 4 in F minor by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Annie Fischer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1960 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 3, London 
Length: 5 Minutes 51 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Annie Fischer (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 10/1958 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 3, London 
Length: 18 Minutes 47 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Annie Fischer (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 3, London 
Length: 15 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: Selection recorded in November 1958 and February 1959. 
5.
Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Annie Fischer (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1961 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 3, London 
Length: 25 Minutes 10 Secs. 
6.
Kinderszenen, Op. 15 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Annie Fischer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1964 
Venue:  Vienna 
Length: 18 Minutes 20 Secs. 
7.
Kreisleriana, Op. 16 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Annie Fischer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/1964 
Venue:  Vienna 
Length: 30 Minutes 14 Secs. 
8.
Concerto for Piano no 3, Sz 119 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Annie Fischer (Piano)
Conductor:  Igor Markevitch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 11/1955 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio No. 1, London 
Length: 24 Minutes 9 Secs. 

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