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Gieseking Plays Mozart - Piano Concertos And Sonatas


Release Date: 02/17/1998 
Label:  Music & Arts Programs Of America Catalog #: 4008   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Walter Gieseking
Conductor:  Igor MarkevitchGuido CantelliVictor DesarzensVolkmar Andreae
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF Philharmonic OrchestraNew York PhilharmonicLausanne Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: n/a 
Length: 2 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A phenomenal technician and colourist who made melody communicate to a unique degree and played with great stylistic differentiation, Walter Gieseking was one of the most individual and consistently inspired pianists of our time. Although his commercial recordings encompass some of the great recordings ever made, he didn't live to record under ideal circumstances even a small part of his vast repertoire. The present disc of broadcast performances is therefore of special importance not only in increasing the Gieseking legacy but in chronicling the history of great pianism. The Concerto K488 and Sonata K545 appear on CD for the first time in this collection, while the Concerto K467 and the Sonata K576 are issued here in considerably improved Read more sound over prior editions. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 9 in E flat major, K 271 "Jeunehomme" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Conductor:  Igor Markevitch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  ORTF Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Salzburg, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/11/1955 
Venue:  Live  Montreux, Switzerland 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Conductor:  Guido Cantelli
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York Philharmonic
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/26/1955 
Venue:  Live  New York City 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 16 in C major, K 545 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/10/1954 
Venue:  Live  Hamburg, Germany 
4.
Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Conductor:  Victor Desarzens
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/17/1948 
Venue:  Live  Lausanne, Switzerland 
5.
Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Conductor:  Volkmar Andreae
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1949 
Venue:  Live  Zürich, Switzerland 
6.
Sonata for Piano no 18 in D major, K 576 "Hunt" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/17/1944 

Sound Samples

Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major, K. 271, "Jeunehomme": I. Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major, K. 271, "Jeunehomme": II. Andantino
Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major, K. 271, "Jeunehomme": III. Rondo: Presto - Menuetto: Cantabile - Presto
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, "Elvira Madigan": I. Allegro maestoso
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, "Elvira Madigan": II. Andante
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467, "Elvira Madigan": III. Allegro vivace assai
Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K. 545, "Sonata facile": I. Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K. 545, "Sonata facile": II. Andante
Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K. 545, "Sonata facile": III. Rondo: Allegretto grazioso
Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, Op. 17, K. 595: I. Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, Op. 17, K. 595: II. Larghetto
Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, Op. 17, K. 595: III. Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: I. Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: II. Andante
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488: III. Presto
Piano Sonata No. 18 in D major, K. 576: I. Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 18 in D major, K. 576: II. Adagio
Piano Sonata No. 18 in D major, K. 576: III. Allegretto

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