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Classic Archive - The French Piano School


Release Date: 01/27/2009 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 3078578  
Composer:  Maurice RavelFrédéric ChopinLudwig van BeethovenGabriel Fauré,   ... 
Performer:  Vlado PerlemuterYvonne LefébureRobert CasadesusHephzibah Menuhin,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Radio Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Mono
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Booklet notes: Tracklisting in English, French, German
Running time: 66 mins
No. of DVDs: 1

Vlado Perlemuter, Yvonne Lefébure, Robert Casadeus, Hephzibah Menuhin, Dino Ciani

This classic archive DVD features three outstanding representatives of the French Piano School. Vlado Perlemuter, who worked closely with Ravel on many of his compositions, demonstrates in this Paris recording of 1966 his superb mastery of the composer’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand. Yvonne Lefébure, for whom many French composers of the day wrote music, was also a celebrated interpreter of Beethoven, as is
Read more impressively shown not only by her recording of his complete Sonatas for Piano and Violin with Sándor Végh but also by the Piano Sonata Op.110 she performed for French television in 1963. Robert Casadesus, a great lover of French music, frequently played Debussy, Chabrier and Fauré. In 1971, just before his death, he gave a short recital at his home for a French documentary, during which he performed excerpts from Fauré’s Thème et variations. The two bonus tracks feature Hephzibah Menuhin, who studied for several years in Paris with Marcel Ciampi, and Dino Ciani who came to perfect his art under the guidance of Alfred Cortot.
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano left hand in D major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French National Radio Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1930; France 
2. Le tombeau de Couperin: no 6, Toccata by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; France 
3. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 11 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Paris, France 
4. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17: no 4 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1833; Paris, France 
5. Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Yvonne Lefébure (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
6. Theme and Variations for Piano in C sharp minor, Op. 73: Excerpt(s) by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Robert Casadesus (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
7. Waltzes (12) for Piano, D 145/Op. 18 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Hephzibah Menuhin (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815-1821; Vienna, Austria 
8. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 161/Op. 62: no 2 in E major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Dino Ciani (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 

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