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Rare Recordings (1936-45) / Wilhelm Kempff


Release Date: 10/24/2000 
Label:  Music & Arts Programs Of America Catalog #: 1071   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van BeethovenJohann Sebastian BachFrédéric Chopin,   ... 
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff
Conductor:  Hans WeisbachPeter Raabe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Symphony OrchestraBerlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 2 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor:  Hans Weisbach
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/03/1939 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Conductor:  Peter Raabe
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1936 
3.
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/10/1945 
Venue:  Live  North German Radio Studios, Hamburg 
4.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Wohl mir, dass ich Jesum habe, o wie feste halt'ich ihn by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/18/1945 
Venue:  Live  North German Radio Studios, Hamburg 
Notes: Transcribed: Wilhelm Kempff 
5.
Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/10/1945 
Venue:  Live  North German Radio Studios, Hamburg 
6.
Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7: no 3 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/18/1945 
Venue:  Live  North German Radio Studios, Hamburg 
7.
Années de pèlerinage, première année, S 160 "Suisse": no 2, Au lac de Wallenstadt by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1854; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/18/1945 
Venue:  Live  North German Radio Studios, Hamburg 
8.
Années de pèlerinage, première année, S 160 "Suisse": no 7, Eglogue by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1854; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/18/1945 
Venue:  Live  North German Radio Studios, Hamburg 
9.
Années de pèlerinage, première année, S 160 "Suisse": no 4, Au bord d'une source by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1854; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/18/1945 
Venue:  Live  North German Radio Studios, Hamburg 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
10.
Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 2, Il penseroso by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/18/1945 
Venue:  North German Radio Studios, Hamburg 
11.
Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 6, Sonetto 123 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/10/1945 
Venue:  Live  North German Radio Studios, Hamburg 
12.
Nocturne for Piano no 6 in D flat major, Op. 63 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
Date of Recording: 10/10/1945 
Venue:  Live  North German Radio Studios, Hamburg 
13.
Venezia e Napoli, S 162: no 1, Gondoliera by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/10/1945 
Venue:  North German Radio Studios, Hamburg 
14.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 153/Op. 56: no 2 in C major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 08/18/1945 
Venue:  Live  North German Radio Studios, Hamburg 
15.
Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/10/1945 
Venue:  Live  North German Radio Studios, Hamburg 

Sound Samples

Announcement
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, "Elvira Madigan": I. Allegro maestoso
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, "Elvira Madigan": II. Andante
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, "Elvira Madigan": III. Allegro vivace assai
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73, "Emperor": I. Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73, "Emperor": II. Adagio un poco mosso
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major, Op. 73, "Emperor": III. Rondo: Allegro
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Chorale: Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring) (arr. W. Kempff)
Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57
Mazurka No. 7 in F minor, Op. 7, No. 3
Mazurka No. 9 in C major, Op. 7, No. 5
Fantasy-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op. 66
Annees de pelerinage, 1st year, Switzerland, S160/R10: No. 2. Au lac de Wallenstadt (At the Lake of Wallenstadt)
Annees de pelerinage, 1st year, Switzerland, S160/R10: No. 7. Eclogue (Eclogue)
Annees de pelerinage, 1st year, Switzerland, S160/R10: No. 4. Au bord d'une source (Beside a Spring)
Annees de pelerinage, 2nd year, Italy, S161/R10b: No. 2. Il penseroso (The Thinker)
Annees de pelerinage, 2nd year, Italy, S161/R10b: No. 6. Sonetto 123 del Petrarca (Sonnet 123 of Petrarch)
Annees de pelerinage, 2nd year, Italy supplement, S162/R10: Venezia e Napoli: No. 1. Gondoliera (Gondolier's Song)
Nocturne No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 63

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