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Piano Legends / Michelangeli, Argerich, Brendel


Release Date: 11/13/2015 
Label:  Opus Arte   Catalog #: OA 1153BD  
Composer:  Franz Joseph HaydnWolfgang Amadeus MozartFranz SchubertLudwig van Beethoven,   ... 
Performer:  Alfred BrendelArturo Benedetti MichelangeliMartha ArgerichPaul Gulda,   ... 
Conductor:  Christian Arming
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5 
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Piano Legends
(5-DVD Box Set)

Drawing on a vast range of classical repertoire that includes some of the greatest works in the piano literature, this special collection surveys the legendary status of three of the most outstanding recording artists of our time. From Martha Argerich’s thrilling live recordings of Mozart, which pay tribute to her teacher Gulda, to Michelangeli’s famously rare 1962 RAI television performances. The set also includes – in addition to his interpretations of Haydn, Mozart and Schubert – an illuminating 70-minute documentary exploring the private world of acclaimed pianist Alfred Brendel.

Alfred Brendel in Portrait

Joseph Haydn: Piano Sonata in
Read more E-Flat Major, Hob.XVI:49
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Minor, K. 457
Franz Schubert: 4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899: No. 3 in G-Flat Major

Alfred Brendel, piano

Michelangeli Plays Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos. 3 and 32
Domenico Scarlatti: Keyboard Sonatas K.11, K.159, K.322 and K.27
Baldassare Galuppi: Keyboard Sonata in C Major

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano

Michelangeli Plays Chopin

Fryderyk Chopin:
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 35, “Funeral March”
Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22
Fantasie in F Minor, Op. 49
Waltzes Nos. 2, “Grande valse brillante” and 9, “L’adieu”
Waltz in B-Flat Major, Op. Posth.
Scherzo No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 31
Mazurkas Nos. 20, 25 and 47
Berceuse in D-Flat Major, Op. 57

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano

Michelangeli Plays Debussy

Claude Debussy:
Images, Books 1 and 2
Children’s Corner
Préludes, Book 2 (excerpts)

Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano

Martha Argerich Plays Mozart Live from Tokyo

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
Concerto for 3 Pianos in F major, K. 242, “Lodron”
Rondo in C major, K. 373
Adagio in E major, K. 261
Symphony No. 32 in G major, K. 318

Martha Argerich, piano
Paul Gulda, piano
Rico Gulda, piano
Renaud Capuçon, violin
Lyda Chen, viola
Gautier Capuçon, cello

New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Christian Arming, conductor

Recorded live Sumida Triphony Hall, Tokyo, 27 January 2005

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Picture format: NTSC 16:9 (Brendel, Argerich), 4:3 (Michelangeli) Sound format: LPCM Mono (Michelangeli) / LPCM 2.0, DTS 5.1 (Brendel, Argerich)
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian (Michelangeli Plays Debussy Documentary) / French, German, Spanish, Italian (Argerich Extra Features) / English, French, German (Brendel)
Running time: 10 hrs 30 mins
No. of DVDs: 5 Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Keyboard no 59 in E flat major, H 16 no 49 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C minor, K 457 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 3 in G flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Brendel (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 11/L 352 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
7.
Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 159/L 104 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
8.
Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 322/L 483 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
9.
Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 27/L 449 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
10.
Sonata for Keyboard in C major by Baldassare Galuppi
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Italy 
11.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
12.
Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
13.
Andante spianato et Grand polonaise brillante in E flat major, Op. 22 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
15.
Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69: no 1 in A flat major, B 95 "L'adieu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
16.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 1 in A flat major, B 94 "Valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
17.
Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
18.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 68: no 2 in A minor, B 18 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Poland 
19.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33: no 4 in B minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; Paris, France 
20.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 105/Op. 30: no 3 in D flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
21.
Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
22.
Images for Piano, Set 1 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; France 
23.
Images for Piano, Set 2 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
24.
Children's Corner by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
25.
Préludes, Book 2: no 10, Canope by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
26.
Préludes, Book 2: no 5, Bruyčres by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
27.
Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Arming
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
28.
Concerto for 3 Pianos in F major, K 242 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Paul Gulda (Piano), Martha Argerich (Piano), Rico Gulda (Piano)
Conductor:  Christian Arming
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1776; Salzburg, Austria 
29.
Rondo for Violin and Orchestra no 2 in C major, K 373 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Conductor:  Christian Arming
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1781 
30.
Adagio for Violin and Orchestra in E major, K 261 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Renaud Capuçon (Violin)
Conductor:  Christian Arming
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Written: 1776 
31.
Symphony no 32 in G major, K 318 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Christian Arming
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 

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