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The Liszt Legacy / Arrau, De Larrocha, Lewenthal, Moiseiwitsch, Petri [10-CD Set]


Release Date: 11/15/2011 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001611702  
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenFrédéric ChopinJoaquin TurinaEnrique Granados,   ... 
Performer:  Claudio ArrauAlicia De LarrochaRaymond LewenthalBenno Moiseiwitsch,   ... 
Number of Discs: 10 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The pièce de résistance of Deutsche Grammophon’s Liszt 200th anniversary celebration is a 10-CD box that brings together five great piano virtuosos of the past in a staggeringly display of virtuosity and “old-style” pianism – quite unlike anything else on offer in Liszt Year.

The artists – Claudio Arrau, Alicia de Larrocha, Raymond Lewenthal, Benno Moiseiwitch and Egon Petri - can be regarded as Liszt’s heirs for their astounding virtuosic command, for having created a repertoire of their own, or for having studied with Liszt’s own pupils or grand-pupils. The excellent booklet essay by Jed Distler sets out the very convincing rationale behind the choices.

The box draws exclusively on recordings from
Read more the American Decca and Westminster labels, most of which have never been released on CD, and, in the case of Claudio Arrau, are now being released for the very first time.

Painstakingly restored, the recordings, from the 1950s and early 1960s, both mono and stereo, have come up wonderfully well. Arrau plays previously unreleased Beethoven (five favourite sonatas) and Chopin; De Larrocha offers pristine accounts of her core repertoire of Granados, Turina and Mompou; Lewenthal has scintillating Scriabin, an incandescent programme of Toccatas and Encores; Moiseiwitch, in his last recorded sessions (New York, 1961), ranges from Beethoven and Schumann to Mussorgsky; and Petri unfolds an unforgettable programme of Liszt and Busoni. Each artist has two CDs to display his or her powers.

The capbox cover is based on one of the original Westminster LP covers, and the 32-page color booklet replicates several of the original LP covers.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 "Hammerklavier" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1817-1818; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809-1810; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
7.
Recuerdos de la antigua España, Op. 48 by Joaquin Turina
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929; Spain 
8.
Preludios for Piano, Op. 80 by Joaquin Turina
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1933; Spain 
9.
Partita for Piano in C major, Op. 57 by Joaquin Turina
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1930; Spain 
10.
Danzas fantásticas, Op. 22 by Joaquin Turina
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Spain 
11.
Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11: Book 2 - no 7, El pelele by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Spain 
12.
Goyescas for Piano, Op. 11 by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1911; Spain 
13.
Escenas (6) románticas for Piano by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: c1903-1904; Spain 
14.
Impresiones intimas (9) by Federico Mompou
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911-1914; Paris, France 
15.
Vers la flamme, Op. 72 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Raymond Lewenthal (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; Russia 
16.
Preludes (5) for Piano, Op. 74 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Raymond Lewenthal (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; Russia 
17.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 11 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Raymond Lewenthal (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1896; Russia 
18.
Fantasy for Piano in B minor, Op. 28 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Raymond Lewenthal (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900; Russia 
19.
Toccata for Piano in C major, Op. 7 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Raymond Lewenthal (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1832; Germany 
20.
Toccatina for Piano, Op. 75 by Charles Valentin Alkan
Performer:  Raymond Lewenthal (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1872; France 
21.
Toccata in C major, Op. 92 by Carl Czerny
Performer:  Raymond Lewenthal (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
22.
Toccata alla Scarlatti by Raymond Lewenthal
Performer:  Raymond Lewenthal (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
23.
Kreisleriana, Op. 16 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
24.
Kinderszenen, Op. 15 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
25.
Carnaval, Op. 9 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1835; Germany 
26.
Arabeske for Piano in C major, Op. 18 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
27.
Pictures at an Exhibition for Piano by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Notes: Arrangement: Benno Moiseiwitsch 
28.
Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809-1810; Vienna, Austria 
29.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
30.
Andante for Piano in F major, WoO 57 "Andante Favori" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1803; Vienna, Austria 
31.
Waldszenen, Op. 82: no 7, Vogel als Prophet by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1849; Germany 
32.
Romances (3) for Piano, Op. 28: no 2 in F sharp major by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Benno Moiseiwitsch (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
33.
Fantasia contrappuntistica, K 256 by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Egon Petri (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910/1922; Berlin, Germany 
34.
Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Egon Petri (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1860; Weimar, Germany 
Notes: Arrangement: Ferruccio Busoni  
35.
Fantasia on 2 themes from Mozart's "Marriage of Figaro," S 697 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Egon Petri (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Notes: Arrangement: Ferruccio Busoni  
36.
Ricercare and Toccata on a theme from "Old Maid and the Thief": Toccata by Gian Carlo Menotti
Performer:  Raymond Lewenthal (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1953; USA 
37.
Suite for Piano "Pour le piano": no 3, Toccata by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Raymond Lewenthal (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1896-1901; France 
38.
Le tombeau de Couperin: no 6, Toccata by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Raymond Lewenthal (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; France 

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata No.29 in B flat, Op.106 -"Hammerklavier": 1. Allegro
Piano Sonata No.29 in B flat, Op.106 -"Hammerklavier": 2. Scherzo (Assai vivace - Presto - Prestissimo - Tempo I)
Piano Sonata No.29 in B flat, Op.106 -"Hammerklavier": 3. Adagio sostenuto
Piano Sonata No.29 in B flat, Op.106 -"Hammerklavier": 4. Largo - Allegro risoluto
Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13 -"Pathétique": 1. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio
Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13 -"Pathétique": 2. Adagio cantabile
Piano Sonata No.8 in C minor, Op.13 -"Pathétique": 3. Rondo (Allegro)
Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 -"Moonlight": 1. Adagio sostenuto
Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 -"Moonlight": 2. Allegretto
Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 -"Moonlight": 3. Presto agitato
Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57 -"Appassionata": 1. Allegro assai
Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57 -"Appassionata": 2. Andante con moto
Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor, Op.57 -"Appassionata": 3. Allegro ma non troppo
Piano Sonata No.26 in E flat, Op.81a -"Les adieux": 1. Das Lebewohl (Adagio - Allegro)
Piano Sonata No.26 in E flat, Op.81a -"Les adieux": 2. Abwesenheit (Andante espressivo)
Piano Sonata No.26 in E flat, Op.81a -"Les adieux": 3. Das Wiedersehen (Vivacissimamente)
Fantaisie in F minor, Op.49

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