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Jorge Bolet - The Romantic Virtuoso


Release Date: 10/05/2010 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 001479502  
Composer:  Sergei RachmaninovFranz LisztFrédéric ChopinJohannes Brahms,   ... 
Performer:  Jorge Bolet
Conductor:  Iván FischerSir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony OrchestraLondon Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This specially priced 4-CD set combines the romantic spirit and dignified musicality of Cuban-born pianist Jorge Bolet, who made many celebrated recordings as a Decca artist. He was to many a cult figure who brought a rare spontaneity and warmth to a broad range of repertoire, including popular favorites and dazzlingly virtuosic encores.

The art of Jorge Bolet is celebrated in this set which is released to mark the 20th anniversary of his death.
This specially priced 4-CD set combines the romantic spirit and dignified musicality of Cuban-born pianist Jorge Bolet, who made many celebrated recordings as a Decca artist. He was to many a cult figure who brought a rare spontaneity and warmth to a broad range of repertoire, including popular favorites and dazzlingly virtuosic encores.

The art of Jorge Bolet is celebrated in this set which is released to mark the 20th anniversary of his death.
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Works on This Recording

1. Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Conductor:  Iván Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
2. Variations on a theme of Chopin, Op. 22 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902-1903; Russia 
3. Transcription of Kreisler's "Liebesfreud" for piano by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1921; Austria 
Notes: Arrangement: Sergei Rachmaninov  
4. Totentanz, S 126 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Conductor:  Iván Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849/1859; Weimar, Germany 
5. Malédiction, S 121 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Conductor:  Iván Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1840; Switzerland 
6. Hungarian Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, S 123 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Conductor:  Iván Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1852; Weimar, Germany 
7. Auf dem Wasser zu singen (Schubert) for Piano, S 558 no 2 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; France 
8. Wanderer Fantasy (Schubert) for Piano and Orchestra, S 366 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1852; Weimar, Germany 
9. Paraphrase on Quartet from Verdi's "Rigoletto", S 434 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
10. Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
11. Variations and Fugue for Piano in B flat major on a theme by Handel, Op. 24 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; Germany 
12. Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
13. Phantasie for Piano in C major, Op. 17 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1838; Germany 
14. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
15. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 1 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
16. Studies (53) on Chopin Etudes: no 25 in A flat major (after Op. 25 no 1) by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1914; Berlin, Germany 
17. Studies (53) on Chopin Etudes: no 5 in D flat major (after Op. 10 no 3) "Left Hand" by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894-1914; Berlin, Germany 
18. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
19. Paraphrase de Concert on Chopin's "Waltz in E flat major, Op. 18" by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1899; Germany 
20. Waltz for Piano in D flat major [after Chopin's Op. 64 no 1] by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
21. Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 12 in G sharp minor, Allegro by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
22. Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 2, Prélude in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
23. Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 3, Mélodie in E major by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
24. Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
Notes:  Arrangement: Sergei Rachmaninov  
25. Rondo capriccioso for Piano in E major, Op. 14 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Germany 
26. Préludes, Book 2: no 3, La puerta del vino by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
27. Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
28. Préludes, Book 1: no 12, Minstrels by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
29. Hojas de album (6), Op. 165 "Espańa": no 2, Tango by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; London, England 
Notes: Arrangement: Leopold Godowsky  
30. Etudes (2) for Piano, Op. 1: no 2 in A flat major by Paul de Schlözer
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
31. Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
32. Grand galop chromatique for Piano, S 219 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Switzerland 
33. Elégie for Piano left hand by Leopold Godowsky
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1929; Paris, France 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30: 1. Allegro ma non tanto
Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30: 2. Intermezzo (Adagio)
Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30: 3. Finale (Alla breve)
Variations on a Theme of Chopin
Liebesfreud
Totentanz, S.126. Paraphrase on "Dies Irae"for piano and orchestra
Malédiction for piano and orchestra, S121
Fantasia on Hungarian Folk tunes, S.123
Auf dem Wasser zu singen, S. 558 No.2 piano transcription after Schubert
Fantasy in C Major "Wanderer" - Arr. Liszt for Piano & Orchestra: 1. Allegro con fuoco
Fantasy in C Major "Wanderer" - Arr. Liszt for Piano & Orchestra: 2. Adagio
Fantasy in C Major "Wanderer" - Arr. Liszt for Piano & Orchestra: 3. Presto
Fantasy in C Major "Wanderer" - Arr. Liszt for Piano & Orchestra: 4. Allegro
Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto, S.434 after Verdi's opera

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