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Rudolf Serkin - 75th Birthday Concert At Carnegie Hall

Release Date: 02/06/2008 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 30  
Composer:  Franz Joseph HaydnWolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van BeethovenFranz Schubert
Performer:  Rudolf Serkin
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

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Works on This Recording

Sonata for Keyboard no 59 in E flat major, H 16 no 49 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Rudolf Serkin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 12/14/1977 
Rondo for Piano no 3 in A minor, K 511 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Rudolf Serkin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/14/1977 
Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Serkin (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809-1810; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/14/1977 
Sonata for Piano in B flat major, D 960 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Rudolf Serkin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/14/1977 

Customer Reviews

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 Wonderful musicality, harsh tone June 7, 2012 By Boaz D Heilman (West newton, MA) See All My Reviews "Far be it from me to criticize one of the great lions of the 20th century pianists. His musicality is amazing. The phrasing is impeccable. Original ideas abound, and it always sounds as though you are hearing the piece played for the first time. However, the engineering on this CD is lousy. I had to turn the volume way up to hear the playing. This doesn't help the worst fact of all--in this recording, Serkin's tone is unusually harsh. He pushes the sound of the piano beyond its capacity, creating sounds that are painful to the ear. It isn't just the sound engineering, it's the playing itself. Sad, considering the beautiful program. " Report Abuse
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