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Ignace Paderewski - Final Recordings 1937-38

Paderewski,Ignace
Release Date: 11/10/2009 
Label:  Apr (Appian) Catalog #: 5636   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph HaydnWolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van BeethovenFranz Schubert,   ... 
Performer:  Ignace Jan Paderewski
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A year ago we issued, to great critical acclaim, a double album of Paderewski’s first recordings, made in Europe in 1911-12 (APR6006). Between 1914 and 1931 the pianist recorded for Victor in the US but in 1937, after it appeared Paderewski had retired from the studio, he was persuaded to return to the HMV studios in London to make a final series of recordings. At first the plan was to record the repertoire which featured in the film ‘Moonlight Sonata’, a huge blockbuster success at the time which featured Paderewski playing himself, but in addition to this repertoire Paderewski went on to record works by Haydn and Mozart which were new to his discography. It has often been said that in later life Paderewski’s technique was not what it had Read more been, and to an extent the is undoubtedly true, but this is not an issue in the classical works featured here, and the Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven in particular reveal the extreme poetry that had mesmerised audiences for fifty years and had made Paderewski the most famous pianist of his generation.

This is the first time all Paderewski’s 1930’s HMV recordings have been assembled together and two unissued tracks from the 1938 sessions are also included.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Keyboard in F minor, H 17 no 6 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Ignace Jan Paderewski (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/29/1937 
Venue:  Studio 3, Abbey Road Studios, London, En 
Length: 9 Minutes 49 Secs. 
2.
Rondo for Piano no 3 in A minor, K 511 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Ignace Jan Paderewski (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/30/1937 
Venue:  Studio 3, Abbey Road Studios, London, En 
Length: 10 Minutes 3 Secs. 
3.
Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94: no 2 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Ignace Jan Paderewski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/15/1938 
Venue:  Studio 3, Abbey Road Studios, London, En 
Length: 5 Minutes 28 Secs. 
4.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 2 in F sharp major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ignace Jan Paderewski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 01/30/1937 
Venue:  Studio 3, Abbey Road Studios, London, En 
Length: 3 Minutes 58 Secs. 
5.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 161/Op. 62: no 1 in B major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ignace Jan Paderewski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/15/1938 
Venue:  Studio 3, Abbey Road Studios, London, En 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
6.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ignace Jan Paderewski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/15/1938 
Venue:  Studio 3, Abbey Road Studios, London, En 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
7.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 157/Op. 59: no 3 in F sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ignace Jan Paderewski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 11/15/1938 
Venue:  Studio 3, Abbey Road Studios, London, En 
Length: 3 Minutes 3 Secs. 
8.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ignace Jan Paderewski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 01/30/1937 
Venue:  Studio 3, Abbey Road Studios, London, En 
Length: 7 Minutes 29 Secs. 
9.
Isolde's "Liebestod" from Wagner's "Tristan", S 447 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Ignace Jan Paderewski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/15/1938 
Venue:  Studio 3, Abbey Road Studios, London, En 
Length: 5 Minutes 52 Secs. 
10.
Chants du voyageur, Op. 8: no 3, Mélodie by Ignace Jan Paderewski
Performer:  Ignace Jan Paderewski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1883; Poland 
Date of Recording: 11/15/1938 
Venue:  Studio 3, Abbey Road Studios, London, En 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
11.
Humoresques (6) for Piano, Op. 14: no 1, Menuet célèbre by Ignace Jan Paderewski
Performer:  Ignace Jan Paderewski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1888 
Date of Recording: 01/30/1937 
Venue:  Studio 3, Abbey Road Studios, London, En 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 
12.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1/30/1937 

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