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Brahms, Schumann & Beethoven: Piano Concertos / Arrau


Release Date: 10/18/2019 
Label:  Swr Music   Catalog #: 19084  
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsRobert SchumannLudwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claudio Arrau
Conductor:  Eliahu InbalErnest BourGary Bertini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony OrchestraBaden-Baden South West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following the 5-album box set of Claudio Arrau's solo recitals, this new installment focuses on his SWR recordings of piano concertos. The recorded works belong to Arrau’s most favorites and are now being released for the first time. These are stirring interpretations full of controlled virtuosity. Claudio Arrau León was a Chilean pianist known for his interpretations of a vast repertoire spanning the baroque to 20th-century composers, especially Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Brahms. He is widely considered one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century. A child prodigy, he could read music before he could read words. “His sound is amazing, and it is entirely his own… no one else has it exactly that Read more way. His devotion… is extraordinary. He ennobles that music in a way no one else in the world can.” (Sir Colin Davis) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Conductor:  Eliahu Inbal
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1858; Germany 
Date of Recording: 3/23/1972 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Conductor:  Ernest Bour
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baden-Baden South West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 
Date of Recording: 4/2/1969 
3.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Conductor:  Ernest Bour
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Baden-Baden South West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
Date of Recording: 3/28/1972 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Conductor:  Gary Bertini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 7/9/1980 
5.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Conductor:  Gary Bertini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 7/9/1980 

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