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Virtuoso Piano Transcriptions / Frederic Chiu


Release Date: 11/12/2002 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 3957054   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Adolf Schulz-EvlerJohann Sebastian BachFerruccio BusoniArnold Schoenberg,   ... 
Performer:  Frederic Chiu
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 2 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is virtuoso playing in the best sense, and only the most churlish listener could fail to respond to it. From the fin-de-siècle decadence of Schulz-Evler’s Arabesque on the Blue Danube, to the more restrained treatments of Bach by Rachmaninoff and Busoni, Chiu finds exactly the right range of sound and approach. The CD is intelligently planned, with the heavyweight Busoni version of one of Schoenberg’s piano pieces, and Liszt’s glorious transmogrification of Wagner’s Liebestod forming the centrepiece, followed by a handful of song transcriptions, and leading back to the waltz - this time by Schubert, via the desk of Prokofiev. Performance: 5 (out of 5), Sound: 5 (out of 5)

-- Martin Cotton, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. Arabesques on themes from the "Blue Danube Waltzes" by Adolf Schulz-Evler
Performer:  Frederic Chiu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Poland 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Salle Adyar, Paris, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 53 Secs. 
2. Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 1st movement, Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Frederic Chiu (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Salle Adyar, Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Sergei Rachmaninov 
3. Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 3rd movement, Gavotte en rondeau by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Frederic Chiu (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Salle Adyar, Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Sergei Rachmaninov 
4. Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: 7th movement, Gigue by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Frederic Chiu (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Salle Adyar, Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Sergei Rachmaninov 
5. Chorale Preludes (10) for Piano after J. S. Bach: Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Frederic Chiu (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1898 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Salle Adyar, Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Germany (1897 - 1898). 
6. Chorale Preludes (10) for Piano after J. S. Bach: Nun freut euch, lieben Christen, BWV 734 by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Frederic Chiu (Piano)
Period: Post-Romantic 
Written: 1898 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Salle Adyar, Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
7. Chorale Preludes (10) for Piano after J. S. Bach: Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 by Ferruccio Busoni
Performer:  Frederic Chiu (Piano)
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Salle Adyar, Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 46 Secs. 
8. Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 11: no 2 by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Frederic Chiu (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Salle Adyar, Paris, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 16 Secs. 
9. Isolde's "Liebestod" from Wagner's "Tristan", S 447 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Frederic Chiu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1867; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Salle Adyar, Paris, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 9 Secs. 
10. Winterreise (Schubert) for Piano, S 561: no 7, Der Lindenbaum by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Frederic Chiu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Switzerland 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Salle Adyar, Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
11. Die schöne Müllerin, D 795/Op. 25: no 2, Wohin? by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Frederic Chiu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Salle Adyar, Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Sergei Rachmaninov 
12. Ständchen "Horch, horch!" (Schubert) for Piano, S 558 no 9 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Frederic Chiu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; France 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Salle Adyar, Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
13. Frühlingsnacht (Schumann) for Piano, S 568 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Frederic Chiu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Salle Adyar, Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 5 Secs. 
14. Schubert Waltz Suite by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  Frederic Chiu (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: circa 1920; USA 
Date of Recording: 09/1990 
Venue:  Salle Adyar, Paris, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 38 Secs. 

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 Bad CD stay away June 6, 2013 By Dr. Mitchell Gurk (Spencer, MA) See All My Reviews "But great music and interpretation. CD is copy protected and not up to Red Book standards. Therefore it will not play on high end systems, only cheap units. This industry paranoia is a great disservice to the artists. Particularly such a sensitive performer as Chiu." Report Abuse
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