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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. 

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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). 

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