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The Paul Badura-Skoda Edition


Release Date: 10/20/2017 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 4798065  
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyWolfgang Amadeus MozartFrédéric Chopin,   ... 
Performer:  Paul Badura-SkodaAntonio JanigroJean FournierOtto Ruhm,   ... 
Conductor:  Hermann ScherchenSir Adrian BoultFelix ProhaskaMilan Horvat,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera OrchestraLondon Promenade OrchestraVienna Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 20 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

To celebrate his 90th birthday, Paul Badura-Skoda has curated this selection from his Westminster recordings. In the 20 discs included here are concertos, solo and chamber works where we witness the artistic integrity of an artist who is as celebrated for his technical abilities as he is for his scholarly interpretations. Newly remastered from the original tapes, we are afforded a fresh evolution of these rare gems from the Westminster catalog.

The elevation to international acclaim on the concert platform of the eminent Austrian pianist, music editor and pedagogue, Paul Badura-Skoda was nothing less than meteoric. Two years after entering the Vienna Conservatory, he won first prize in the 1947 Austrian Music Competition and
Read more was awarded a scholarship allowing him to study with Edwin Fischer. Two years later, Wilhelm Furtwängler and Herbert von Karajan became aware of Badura-Skoda's outstanding talent and invited him to perform with them. Practically overnight the young Viennese became a world-famous artist.

Since then, Badura-Skoda has been a regular and celebrated guest at the most important music festivals and a soloist with the world's most prestigious orchestras, performing with renowned conductors as George Szell, Karl Böhm, Lorin Maazel, Zubin Mehta, Sir Charles Mackerras, Sir Georg Solti, Kent Nagano and John Eliot Gardiner; and continues to perform into his 90th year.

Well known for his musical scholarship, Badura-Skoda holds the most valuable interpretation as the one that best realizes the composer’s intentions. Together with his wife, Eva, he has edited a volume of the Mozart piano concertos for the Neue Mozart-Ausgabe and written books on the interpretation of the keyboard music of Mozart and Bach.

HIGHLIGHTS:

• A 20-CD selection assembled with input from the artist himself

• 18 albums new to Deutsche Grammophon CD

• 18 albums are newly remastered from the original tapes at Abbey Road

• 48-page booklet in English, German and French with an introduction by the artist and notes by his former pupil Andrea Bonatta Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Conductor:  Hermann Scherchen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Adrian Boult
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Promenade Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
7.
Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Conductor:  Felix Prohaska
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Conductor:  Felix Prohaska
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Conductor:  Milan Horvat
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Conductor:  Milan Horvat
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Concerto for Piano no 22 in E flat major, K 482 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concerthouse Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Concerto for Piano no 19 in F major, K 459 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concerthouse Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Conductor:  Artur Rodzinski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Germany 
14.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Conductor:  Artur Rodzinski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
15.
Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra, M 46 by César Franck
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Conductor:  Artur Rodzinski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
16.
Concerto for Piano in C sharp minor, Op. 30 by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Conductor:  Artur Rodzinski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1882-1883; Russia 
17.
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in F sharp minor, Op. 20 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Conductor:  Henry Swoboda
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Written: 1896 
18.
Toccata in C minor, BWV 911 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717; Weimar, Germany 
19.
Italian Concerto in F minor, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
20.
Partita for Keyboard no 5 in G major, BWV 829 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
21.
Partita for Keyboard no 6 in E minor, BWV 830 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
22.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in F minor, Op. 5 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 
23.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B major, Op. 8 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Antonio Janigro (Cello), Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano), Jean Fournier (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854/1889; Germany 
24.
Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837/1852; Germany 
25.
Kinderszenen, Op. 15 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
26.
Carnaval, Op. 9 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1835; Germany 
27.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
28.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
29.
Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 
30.
Fantasy for Piano in C major, D 760/Op. 15 "Wanderer" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
31.
Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 
32.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
33.
Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
34.
Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
35.
Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1832; Poland 
36.
Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
37.
Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Mallorca (Majorca),  
38.
Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
39.
Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
40.
Rhapsodies (2) for Piano, Op. 79: no 2 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Austria 
41.
Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i): 3rd movement, Rondo alla turca by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
42.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
43.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 2 in D flat major, B 96 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
44.
Invitation to the Dance, in D flat major J 260/Op. 65 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Dresden, Germany 
45.
Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94: no 3 in F minor by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 
46.
Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
47.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 7 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
48.
Le tombeau de Couperin: no 6, Toccata by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; France 
49.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 2 in C sharp minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Hungary 
50.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
51.
Bearbeitungen (3) nach Motiven von Johann Strauss, Op. 9: No. 2, Pizzicato-Polka by Otto Schulhof
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
52.
Polonaise for Piano in C major, Op. 89 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
53.
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in G major, H 15 no 25 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Antonio Janigro (Cello), Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano), Jean Fournier (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; London, England 
54.
Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in E major, H 15 no 28 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Antonio Janigro (Cello), Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano), Jean Fournier (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795-1797; Vienna, Austria 
55.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B flat major, D 898/Op. 99 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Antonio Janigro (Cello), Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano), Jean Fournier (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1828; Vienna, Austria 
56.
Trio for Piano, Flute and Cello in D major, H 15 no 16 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Antonio Janigro (Cello), Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano), Jean Fournier (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1790; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
57.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 2 in E flat major, D 929/Op. 100 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Antonio Janigro (Cello), Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano), Jean Fournier (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
58.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 5 in D major, Op. 70 no 1 "Ghost" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Antonio Janigro (Cello), Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano), Jean Fournier (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
59.
Quintet for Piano and Strings in A major, D 667/Op. 114 "Trout" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Otto Ruhm (Double Bass), Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Barylli String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Vienna, Austria 
60.
Sonata for 2 Pianos in D major, K 448 (375a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781; Vienna, Austria 
61.
Andante and Variations (5) for Piano 4 hands in G major, K 501 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
62.
Sonata for Piano 4 hands in F major, K 497 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
63.
Allegro for Piano 4 hands in A minor, D 947/Op. 144 "Lebensstürme" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
64.
Fantasy for Piano 4 hands in F minor, D 940/Op. 103 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
65.
Military Marches (3) for Piano 4 hands, D 733/Op. 51 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
66.
Rondo for Piano 4 hands in A major, D 951 "Grand Rondo" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
67.
Marches caractéristiques (2) for Piano 4 hands in C major, D 968b/Op. 121 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Paul Badura-Skoda (Piano), Jörg Demus (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1826; Vienna, Austria 

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