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Chopin: Piano Concertos No 1 & 2 / Badura-skoda, Et Al


Release Date: 11/06/2007 
Label:  Music & Arts Programs Of America Catalog #: 1206   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda
Conductor:  Artur Rodzinski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 3 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Paul Badura-Skoda has earned a richly deserved reputation as one of the great classicists of his generation. It is a profile solidified by multiple recordings of the masterpieces of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as pioneering period instrument performances and important scholarships. the average piano music fancier, especially in America, would be forgiven, then, to be unaware of his tremendous enthusiasm for the music of Frederic Chopin, as reflected in his Westminster recordings of the Polish composer's Concertos and Etudes. Chopin has never left the repertoire of Badura-Skoda. The Etudes, which he plays with extraordinary passion and vigor, are nearly as important to his carer as a performing musician in Europe, as are Read more the Beethoven sonatas. He is very proud to have been asked to judge at Chopin competitions, and believes that his reputation as an artist in Poland has been made more as a Chopin player than as a master of the Viennese classics. Here is his celebrated Westminster recording of the two Concertos with the Vienna Philharmonic (playing under a different name for contractual reasons), lovingly refurbished using the revolutionary new harmonic balancing system. Recorded June 27-July 11, 1954; originally issued on Westminster LP ML 5308. Notes in English and German. AAD. Total: 62:57 Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Conductor:  Artur Rodzinski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Venue:  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 33 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Concert House, Vienna, Austria (06/27/1954 - 07/11/1954) 
2. Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Conductor:  Artur Rodzinski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
Venue:  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 29 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Notes: Concert House, Vienna, Austria (06/27/1954 - 07/11/1954) 

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