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The Complete Electric And Selected Acoustic Recordings / Irene Scharrer

Scharrer
Release Date: 10/09/2012 
Label:  Apr (Appian) Catalog #: 6010   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachWilliam BoyceFrédéric ChopinClaude Debussy,   ... 
Performer:  Irene Scharrer
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 2 Hours 38 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Irene Scharrer, though perhaps the least remembered of the major Matthay pupils, was the earliest to record, beginning in 1909 at the age of 21. That in itself is a credit to her early fame, which she established through an extrovert, but always musical, virtuosity.

She excelled in such works as the Chopin Etudes, nine of which she recorded, and in other brilliant pieces such as those here by Scarlatti and Liszt, but the poise and refinement of her Chopin nocture or the slow movement of the Mozart sonata reveal another side to her playing that is sadly underrepresented on disc. Her final recording, of the Litolff Scherzo, was also her most famous; in its day it was a best seller and was responsible for putting that work on
Read more the musical map. This set reissues for the first time all Scharrer’s electrical recordings and also an example of every work she recorded in the acoustic era (pre 1925) that was not later remade as an electrical recording. For completeness, a discography of all her other acoustic recordings is also included. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 3 in C sharp major, BWV 848 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
3.
Trio Sonatas (12) for 2 Violins and Basso Continuo: no 12 in G major - Gavotte by William Boyce
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
4.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 9 in G flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1834; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 09/14/1933 
Length: 1 Minutes 2 Secs. 
5.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 6 in G sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 07/21/1933 
Length: 2 Minutes 14 Secs. 
6.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 12 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 07/21/1933 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
7.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 11 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 07/28/1930 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
8.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 1 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 09/14/1933 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
9.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 5 in G flat major "Black Keys" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 07/05/1927 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
10.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 12 in C minor, B 67 "Revolutionary" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 12/05/1932 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
11.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 11 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
Date of Recording: 07/21/1933 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
12.
Waltz for Piano in E minor, B 56 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 12/20/1925 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
13.
Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/05/1932 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
14.
Nouvelles Etudes (3) for Piano, B 130: no 1 in f minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
15.
Nouvelles Etudes (3) for Piano, B 130: no 3 in D flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
16.
Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/05/1932 
Length: 6 Minutes 55 Secs. 
17.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 142/Op. 48: no 1 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
18.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 8 in F sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/06/1921 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
19.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 2 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
20.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March": 3rd movement, Marche funébre by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
21.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 09/19/1913 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
22.
Images for Piano, Set 2: no 3, Poissons d'or by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1907; France 
Date of Recording: 03/04/1924 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
23.
Images for Piano, Set 1: no 1, Reflets dans l'eau by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; France 
Date of Recording: 03/04/1924 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
24.
Arabesques (2) for Piano: no 2 in G major, Allegretto scherzando by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1888-1891; France 
Date of Recording: 12/20/1926 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
25.
Variations (5) on "Tipperary" by Arthur Murray Goodhart
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
26.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 12 in C sharp minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1885; Weimar, Germany 
27.
Concert Etudes (2) for Piano, S 145: no 2, Gnomenreigen by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1862-63; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/11/1916 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
28.
Hungarian Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, S 123 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1852; Weimar, Germany 
29.
Paraphrase on Quartet from Verdi's "Rigoletto", S 434 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/12/1929 
Length: 6 Minutes 38 Secs. 
30.
Concerto symphonique for Piano no 4 in D minor, Op. 102: Scherzo by Henry Charles Litolff
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1852; France 
31.
Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 4, Presto in C major "Spinning Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 32 Secs. 
32.
Rondo capriccioso for Piano in E major, Op. 14 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Germany 
33.
Sonata for Piano no 5 in G major, K 283 (189h) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
34.
Toccata by Pietro Domenico Paradies
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: England 
35.
Toccata Prelude by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
36.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22: 2nd movement, Allegro scherzando by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
37.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 14/L 387 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
38.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 11/L 352 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
39.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D minor, K 1/L 366 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1925 
Length: 1 Minutes 30 Secs. 
40.
Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 159/L 104 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1925 
Length: 2 Minutes 16 Secs. 
41.
Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26: 4th movement, Intermezzo by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839-1840; Germany 
42.
Danse Negre, Op. 58 no 5 by Cyril Scott
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; England 
43.
Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 32: no 3, Rustles of spring by Christian Sinding
Performer:  Irene Scharrer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/05/1927 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 

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