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The Essential Leon Fleisher


Release Date: 01/15/2008 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 721581   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenJohann Sebastian BachJohannes BrahmsFranz Schubert,   ... 
Performer:  Leon FleisherRaphael HillyerIsidore CohenRobert Mann,   ... 
Conductor:  George SzellSeiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland OrchestraJuilliard String QuartetBoston Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor": 1st movement, Allegro by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Leon Fleisher (Piano)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1961 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio 
Length: 19 Minutes 22 Secs. 
2.
Partita for Violin solo no 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: 5th movement, Chaconne by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Leon Fleisher (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/21/1991 
Venue:  Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts 
Length: 16 Minutes 38 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Johannes Brahms. 
3.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, Op. 34: 3rd movement, Scherzo by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Leon Fleisher (Piano), Raphael Hillyer (Viola), Isidore Cohen (Violin),
Robert Mann (Violin), Claus Adam (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Juilliard String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861-1864; Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/11/1963 
Venue:  New York City 
Length: 7 Minutes 16 Secs. 
4.
Sonata for Piano in B flat major, D 960: 1st movement, Molto moderato by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Leon Fleisher (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/1954 
Length: 13 Minutes 33 Secs. 
5.
Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503: 1st movement, Allegro Maestoso by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Leon Fleisher (Piano)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/08/1959 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio 
Length: 8 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Eugene Istomin. 
6.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15: 1st movement, Maestoso by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Leon Fleisher (Piano)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1858; Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/21/1958 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio 
Length: 21 Minutes 19 Secs. 
7.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16: 2nd movement, Adagio by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Leon Fleisher (Piano)
Conductor:  George Szell
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cleveland Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
Date of Recording: 01/08/1960 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio 
Length: 6 Minutes 55 Secs. 
8.
Suite for Piano left hand and Strings, Op. 23: 4th movement, Lied by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Leon Fleisher (Piano), Jaime Laredo (Violin), Joseph Silverstein (Violin),
Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Date of Recording: 08/26/1991 
Venue:  Chapin Hall, Williams College, MA 
Length: 9 Minutes 26 Secs. 
9.
Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Leon Fleisher (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
Date of Recording: 07/14/1958 
Venue:  Severance Hall, Cleveland, Ohio 
Length: 5 Minutes 47 Secs. 
10.
Concerto for Piano left hand in D major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Leon Fleisher (Piano)
Conductor:  Seiji Ozawa
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1930; France 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Boston 
Length: 19 Minutes 22 Secs. 

Sound Samples

I. Allegro
Chaconne (from Partita II in D minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004)
III. Scherzo (Allegro) - Trio
I. Molto moderato
III. Allegretto
I. Maestoso
II. Adagio
III. Groteske. Möglich rasch
Concerto for the left hand in D Major - Lento - Andante - Allegro - Tempo I
Alborada Del Gracioso

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