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Concertos, Sonatas & Pieces / Solomon


Release Date: 07/03/2020 
Label:  Profil   Catalog #: 20032  
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsLudwig van BeethovenFrédéric ChopinRobert Schumann,   ... 
Performer:  Solomon
Number of Discs: 10 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Solomon (1902-1988) was one of the best and most successful concert pianists in the world when in December 1956 his career came to an abrupt end after a debilitating stroke. This collection is the first to offer an overview that ranges from the most important early recordings such as Brahms’s Handel Variations and the concerto by Arthur Bliss premiered by Solomon, via the exemplary Beethoven sonatas, to the last performances in Rome, Berlin and London. The critics praised Solomon's recordings, above all, for his tonally beautiful, powerful and yet sophisticated playing. On the subject of the Beethoven sonatas, Joachim Kaiser praised the inner meaning of Solomon’s “austerity”, perceiving an astringency, a fire sparked by the work itself, a Read more total commitment to the interpretation and meaning of every single note.

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REVIEW:

Solomon’s coloristic intuition and refined tonal qualities, combined with a well handled rubato, are wonderfully vivid, especially in the solo pieces included here. Whoever is satisfied with pure beauty and brilliant pianism is certainly well served.

– Pizzicato (Remy Franck) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1854-1858; Germany 
2.
Variations and Fugue for Piano in B flat major on a theme by Handel, Op. 24 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; Germany 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
6.
Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
7.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
8.
Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 133 "Sostenuto" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Paris, France 
9.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
10.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 8 in F major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
11.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 1 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
12.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 2 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
13.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 3 in F major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
14.
Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
15.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
16.
Concerto for Piano no 15 in B flat major, K 450 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Sonata for Piano no 18 in D major, K 576 "Hunt" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Sonata for Piano no 13 in B flat major, K 333 (315c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1783-1784; Linz, Austria 
19.
Sonata for Keyboard no 50 in D major, H 16 no 37 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1780; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
20.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in F minor, Op. 5 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 
21.
Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810-1811; Vienna, Austria 
22.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
23.
Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 
24.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
25.
Sonata for Cello and Piano no 5 in D major, Op. 102 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
26.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
27.
Concerto for Piano in F sharp minor, Op. 20 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1896; Russia 
28.
Hungarian Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, S 123 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1852; Weimar, Germany 
29.
Concerto for Piano in B flat major, F 108 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1938-1939; England 
30.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
31.
Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117: no 2 in B flat minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
32.
Rhapsodies (2) for Piano, Op. 79: no 2 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Austria 
33.
Carnaval, Op. 9 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1835; Germany 
34.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1794-1795; Vienna, Austria 
35.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
36.
Italian Concerto, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
37.
Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116: no 4, Intermezzo in E major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
38.
Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118: no 6, Intermezzo in E flat minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
39.
Rhapsodies (2) for Piano, Op. 79: no 1 in B minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Austria 
40.
Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
41.
Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
42.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 1 in B flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 

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