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Legendary Pianists

Various Artists
Release Date: 10/09/2020 
Label:  Orfeo   Catalog #: 200071  
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenJohannes BrahmsRobert SchumannFranz Schubert,   ... 
Performer:  Géza AndaBruno-Leonardo GelberFriedrich GuldaWilhelm Kempff,   ... 
Conductor:  Rafael KubelikWillfried BoettcherLeopold Hager
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony OrchestraVienna Symphony OrchestraStuttgart Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 10 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When the ORFEO label was established in Munich 40 years ago, few would have predicted that the record company would develop into a firmly established player in the classical music market. One of the label’s priorities in the early years was vocal music, with opera rarities top of the list and, since the mid 1980s, the re-use of historic tape recordings. Big names featured on the label’s own productions, while ORFEO also developed into a talent factory for discovering and nurturing young artists. This Legendary Pianists 10-disc boxed set continues the series marking ORFEO’s 40th anniversary and features nine pianists in historical and modern recordings dating from the 1950s to the 2000s. When the ORFEO label was established in Munich 40 years ago, few would have predicted that the record company would develop into a firmly established player in the classical music market. One of the label’s priorities in the early years was vocal music, with opera rarities top of the list and, since the mid 1980s, the re-use of historic tape recordings. Big names featured on the label’s own productions, while ORFEO also developed into a talent factory for discovering and nurturing young artists. This Legendary Pianists 10-disc boxed set continues the series marking ORFEO’s 40th anniversary and features nine pianists in historical and modern recordings dating from the 1950s to the 2000s. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Géza Anda (Piano)
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Géza Anda (Piano)
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 
3.
Variations (15) and Fugue for Piano in E flat major, Op. 35 "Eroica" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Bruno-Leonardo Gelber (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Austria 
4.
Variations (6) for Piano in G major on an Original Theme, WoO 77 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Bruno-Leonardo Gelber (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Variations (32) for Piano in C minor on an Original Theme, WoO 80 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Bruno-Leonardo Gelber (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Friedrich Gulda (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
8.
Phantasie for Piano in C major, Op. 17 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1838; Germany 
9.
Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Wilhelm Kempff (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Fantasy for Piano in C major, D 760/Op. 15 "Wanderer" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Oleg Maisenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Sonata for Piano in A minor, D 784/Op. 143 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Oleg Maisenberg (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Concerto for Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1058 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Konstantin Lifschitz (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
13.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Konstantin Lifschitz (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
14.
Concerto for Harpsichord in E major, BWV 1053 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Konstantin Lifschitz (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
15.
Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Konstantin Lifschitz (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
16.
Concerto for Harpsichord in D major, BWV 1054 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Konstantin Lifschitz (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
17.
Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Konstantin Lifschitz (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
18.
Concerto for Harpsichord and 2 Recorders in F major, BWV 1057 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Konstantin Lifschitz (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
19.
Concerto for Piano no 14 in E flat major, K 449 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Carl Seemann (Piano)
Conductor:  Willfried Boettcher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NDR Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
20.
Concerto for Piano no 25 in C major, K 503 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Carl Seemann (Piano)
Conductor:  Leopold Hager
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NDR Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
21.
Pieces (4) for Piano, Op. 119 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Gerhard Oppitz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
22.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Serkin (Piano)
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1800; Vienna, Austria 
23.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Rudolf Serkin (Piano)
Conductor:  Rafael Kubelik
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 

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