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Merit - Gieseking - Wartime Broadcast Recordings


Release Date: 02/22/2000 
Label:  Music & Arts Programs Of America Catalog #: 4925   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Hans PfitznerEdvard Grieg
Performer:  Walter Gieseking
Conductor:  A. BittnerRobert Heger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg Philharmonic OrchestraBerlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

CD not available: This title is currently only available as an MP3 download.  

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in E flat major, Op. 31 by Hans Pfitzner
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Conductor:  A. Bittner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1922; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/06/1943 
2.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Conductor:  Robert Heger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
Date of Recording: 1944 
Notes: The broadcast that this recording is made from probably took place
sometime between July and September 1944. The orchestra and conductor
cannot be definitively identified (Furtwängler has been attributed to this performance). 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto in E flat major, Op. 31: I. Pomphaft mit Kraft und Schwung - Bedeutend langsamer, sehr empfindungsvoll, schwer und ernst - Tempo I
Piano Concerto in E flat major, Op. 31: II. Heiterer Satz. Ziemlich schnell, in einheitlich atemlosem Zeitmass
Piano Concerto in E flat major, Op. 31: III. Ausserst ruhig, versonnen, schwarmerisch
Piano Concerto in E flat major, Op. 31: IV. Rasch, ungeschlacht launig
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: I. Allegro molto moderato
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: II. Adagio
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato

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