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The Victor and HMV Solo Recordings / Iturbi


Release Date: 09/30/2016 
Label:  Apr (Appian) Catalog #: 1974958   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Domenico ScarlattiJohann Sebastian BachPietro Domenico ParadiesWolfgang Amadeus Mozart,   ... 
Performer:  José Iturbi
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Spanish pianist José Iturbi was a pupil of Landowska and Victor Staub at the Paris Conservatoire and after graduation in 1913 he began a successful career in Europe, however after a sensational US debut in 1929 he worked more and more in the USA where he relocated. While continuing as a successful pianist he started a parallel career as a conductor and directed many American orchestras over the next 40 years. Perhaps his greatest claim to popular fame was his appearances in several Hollywood films, which has however tarnished his posthumous reputation, leading him to be dismissed as a ‘cross-over’ artist, however this is to do him a disservice as his music making
Read more retained the highest standards of craftsmanship. He made comparatively few solo recordings considering his wide repertoire but he excelled at the Spanish and French repertoire, both of which are well represented in these recordings.

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REVIEW:

What a pleasure to encounter the full extent of Iturbi’s superb piano playing and elegant musicianship. Beethoven’s Andante favori is a model of tenderness and poise. It also prominently displays that inerrant rhythmic undergirding that lends Iturbi’s interpretations, regardless of shifts in interpretative fashion, their perennial freshness.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 27/L 449 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
2.
Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 159/L 104 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
3.
Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 906: Fantasia by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
Toccata by Pietro Domenico Paradies
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: England 
5.
Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Sonata for Piano no 12 in F major, K 332 (300k) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Andante for Piano in F major, WoO 57 "Andante Favori" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Arabeske for Piano in C major, Op. 18 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
10.
Romances (3) for Piano, Op. 28: no 2 in F sharp major by Robert Schumann
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
11.
Années de pèlerinage no 3, S 163: no 4, Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este by Franz Liszt
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867-1877; Rome, Italy 
12.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
13.
Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
14.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
15.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
16.
Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7: no 1 in B flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 106/Op. 32: no 1 in B major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
18.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 9 in E major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
19.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 10 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
20.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 12 in C minor, B 67 "Revolutionary" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
21.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 6, Juin "Barcarolle" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
22.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 11, Novembre "Troika" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
23.
Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 2, Prélude in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
24.
Humoresques (6) for Piano, Op. 14: no 1, Menuet célèbre by Ignace Jan Paderewski
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1888; Poland 
25.
Marche funebre for Piano, Op. 15 by Zsigmond Lázár
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
26.
Allegro appassionato for Piano in C minor, Op. 70 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; France 
27.
Suite bergamasque: 3rd movement, Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 
28.
Rêverie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890; France 
29.
Arabesques (2) for Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1891; France 
30.
Jardins sous la pluie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
31.
Arabesques (2) for Piano by Claude Debussy
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1891; France 
32.
Suite española, Op. 47: no 3, Sevilla by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Madrid, Spain 
33.
Cantos de España, Op. 232: no 4, Córdoba by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Paris, France 
34.
Hojas de album (6), Op. 165 "España": no 3, Malagueña by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; London, England 
35.
Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11: Book 1 - no 4, Quejas ó la maja y el ruiseñor by Enrique Granados
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1914-1916; Spain 
36.
Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 2, Oriental by Enrique Granados
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
37.
Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 5, Andaluza by Enrique Granados
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
38.
Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 10, Melancolica by Enrique Granados
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
39.
El Viejo Castillo Moro by Eduardo Lopez Chavarri
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
40.
El amor brujo: Danza del terror by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
41.
El amor brujo: Danza rituel del fuego "Ritual Fire Dance" by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
42.
Sevillana "Impresiones de fiesta en Sevilla" by Manuel Infante
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1922; Spain 
43.
Canción de cuña by José Iturbi
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1952 
44.
Pequeña danza española by José Iturbi
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
45.
Interplay: Blues by Morton Gould
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
46.
Boogie Woogie Etude by Morton Gould
Performer:  José Iturbi (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 

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