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Walter Gieseking - His First Concerto Recordings


Release Date: 01/05/2018 
Label:  Apr   Catalog #: 7308  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van BeethovenJohann Sebastian BachFranz Liszt,   ... 
Performer:  Walter Gieseking
Conductor:  Hans RosbaudKarl BöhmBruno WalterHenry Wood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera OrchestraSaxon State OrchestraVienna Philharmonic Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Although his post-war recordings are best known, many regard Gieseking’s finest years in the studio as the 1930s and this set includes all the concerto recordings he made in that decade. He didn’t record much Liszt, but the first concerto he set down was that composer’s 1st, and he gives a swashbuckling performance, revealing a very different side of his pianism to the refinement of his justly renowned Debussy and Ravel. Another Gieseking favourite was Grieg and he gives a classic account of the concerto with the two exquisitely performed Lyric Pieces which were the filler on the final side of the original 78rpm set also included. Gieseking’s Beethoven is classical and Mozartean so it’s no surprise that the 1st concerto comes off Read more particularly well, though Bruno Walter’s contribution in the ‘Emperor’ makes it also a major event. Columbia’s sound is excellent for its time. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 9 in E flat major, K 271 "Jeunehomme" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Conductor:  Hans Rosbaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Salzburg, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 17 in B flat major, K 570 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Conductor:  Hans Rosbaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Conductor:  Karl Böhm
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Saxon State 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:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Conductor:  Bruno Walter
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Menuet I & II by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
7.
Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825: Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
8.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Conductor:  Henry Wood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849/1856; Weimar, Germany 
9.
Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra, M 46 by César Franck
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Conductor:  Henry Wood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
10.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Conductor:  Hans Rosbaud
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin State Opera Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
11.
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 9, Op. 68: no 5, Cradle song by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Norway 
12.
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 7, Op. 62: no 3, French Serenade by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; Norway 

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