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Alfred Cortot: Anniversary Edition

Cortot,Alfred
Release Date: 11/19/2012 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 4907   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Isaac AlbenizClaude DebussyFrédéric ChopinFranz Liszt,   ... 
Performer:  Alfred CortotPablo CasalsJacques ThibaudCharles Panzera,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International String Quartet
Number of Discs: 40 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

When Alfred Cortot died in 1962 at age 84, his unique Romantic aesthetic seemed alien and anachronistic to that era’s literalist zeitgeist, although an extensive series of French Pathé LP reissues managed to keep the pianist’s artistry alive. I encountered Cortot’s Chopin and Schumann for the first time on LPs in my college library, and still recall the sheer ecstasy and sense of risk that seemed to leap out of the scratchy vinyl grooves. Cortot’s rubato was idiosyncratic and impossible to copy, yet logical and controlled, abetted by bold melodic projection. His phrasing was full of heart-stopping tenutos, attention-grabbing accents, and dynamic nuances that propelled the music forward and up. At his best, Cortot’s tempos always Read more struck me as natural and inevitable – never too fast or too slow.

Even in his prime Cortot’s wrong notes were legion, yet he often sailed through difficult passages with no effort at all—try Chopin’s A minor and A-flat major Op. 10 Etudes, the rolling arpeggio waves in Liszt’s Second St. Francis Legend, or the incandescent climax of Ravel’s Jeux d’eaux. Then again, Cortot’s liberal attitude toward textual fidelity bordered on the cavalier. Like many pianists of his era, Cortot loved to search out inner voices (real or implied), spice up bass lines with added octaves or filled out chords, and break the hands by playing the left before the right. However anachronistic these devices might have been, Cortot channeled them toward specific coloristic and expressive ends, although they became increasingly more pronounced, defiant, and craggy as the pianist aged and his technique waned. Compare his earlier assured and stylish Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11 (three versions: 1925, 1926, and 1930) to the weaker 1952 Japan and 1953 London remakes, and you’ll hear for yourself.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the pianist’s death, EMI has brought out the largest and most comprehensive Cortot collection ever. The set offers nearly every commercial studio recording released under Cortot’s name on 78 shellac, vinyl LP, 45 rpm single, or compact disc, including unpublished takes already released on CD. To be sure, it is not quite “The Complete Cortot”. For example, the collection omits Cortot’s 1903 sessions accompanying soprano Felia Litvinne, plus a 1925 recording containing the second half only of Chopin’s First Ballade coupled on shellac with the same composer’s Second Impromptu. There is no broadcast material, either. However, we do get Cortot’s unpublished 1957 Chopin Preludes and Ballades, along with a few samples from the pianist’s long-rumored, unfinished Beethoven cycle recorded at the Ecole Normale in 1958/59.

A few vagaries in the booklet’s otherwise accurate discographical data ought to be addressed. Two Schumann selections—the 1953 Symphonic Etudes and 1954 Kreisleriana—are listed as “unissued”. In fact, the former came out on LP, and the latter accidentally appeared in Philips’ Great Pianists of the Twentieth Century series, only to be replaced by its superior 1935 counterpart. After hearing the Chopin Mazurkas (Op. 6 No. 2 and Op. 63 No. 3) from “England, 1950”, my suspicious ears led me to dig deeper. The performances actually stem from a complete Mazurka cycle attributed to Cortot, released on William Barrington-Coupe’s infamous Concert Artist label, first on cassette and then on CD. Long before the Joyce Hatto scandal exposed many of the label’s fraudulent productions, several specialists questioned the Cortot Mazurkas’ authenticity. I also have doubts about the provenance of these rather flaccid, shapeless readings, where the rhythmic license hardly conveys the force and sense of purpose typical of Cortot. In any event, the Anniversary Edition is superbly organized.

The first 29 CDs present solo and concerto recordings in more-or-less chronological order. Discs 1 through 3 feature Cortot’s complete American and British acoustic sides, followed by the 1925 electrical American sessions. Discs 4 through 9 cover the rest of the ’20s and early ’30s when Cortot set down his first versions of Schumann’s Carnaval, Symphonic Etudes, and A minor concerto, Franck’s Symphonic Variations, Chopin’s Preludes, Ballades, Sonatas Nos. 2 and 3, Debussy’s Preludes Book 1 and Children’s Corner Suite, plus his only recordings of Ravel’s Sonatine and Liszt’s B minor sonata (the latter’s first commercial recording).

The 1933-39 Abbey Road sessions dominating discs 10 through 17 arguably constitute Cortot’s strongest recordings. Little can be added to years of praise heaped upon the Chopin Preludes, Etudes, Fantasy, and Barcarolle (his overwrought Chopin Waltzes succeed less, despite rapturous individual selections like the C-sharp minor and Op. 60 A-flat), plus Schumann’s Kinderszenen and Kreisleriana. Cortot is off form in Ravel’s Left Hand Concerto, but his 1939 Weber Sonata No. 2 needs no apology. The French 1942/43 Chopin Etudes, Preludes, and Waltzes take up discs 18 and 19. By and large they are less technically secure than their Abbey Road counterparts, and relatively dry in ambience.

Discs 20 through 29 cover Cortot’s uneven postwar output. Experienced Cortot acolytes will find it easier than general audiences to listen beyond the technical flaws to appreciate what the aged pianist still could muster. And there are a few jewels among the late recordings, like the 1949 Chopin Berceuse and Op. 45 Prelude, Schumann’s Vogel als prophet, and Cortot’s own transcription of Schubert’s Litany. While Cortot’s fingers are often taxed in his 1952 Japanese sessions, he still manages a surprisingly assured Liszt Second Rhapsody.

Discs 30 through 37 showcase Cortot’s prowess as a chamber player, conductor, and song accompanist. His classic collaborations with Jacques Thibaud and Pablo Casals are justly familiar and celebrated. Modern ears probably will wince at the Bach Brandenburg Concertos, with their humongous cadential ritards and frilly portamentos. Still, Cortot’s mad dash through the Fifth Concerto’s elaborate cadenza counts among the most exciting piano recordings ever made, complete with those cheeky added octaves in the 32nd-note runs! The Debussy song recordings with Maggie Teyte and the Schumann Dichterliebe with Charles Panzera reveal Cortot to be a sensitive, highly attuned collaborative pianist who still maintains a high profile.

No doubt collectors will be most curious about the newly published Beethoven cycle excerpts. In addition to the music, Cortot apparently taped commentaries for each sonata, with piano illustrations. Here we have “lecture-demo” versions of the Moonlight, Pathétique, and Appassionata sonatas, Op. 79, Op. 81a (“Les Adieux”), and Op. 90, plus several “music only” examples: Op. 57’s first movement, Op. 90’s second movement, and all three Op. 81a movements. It’s obvious that the music is in Cortot’s blood, if not consistently in his fingers. I like the walking pace and eloquent simplicity he brings to the “Les Adieux” slow movement, in contrast to many of today’s ponderous readings. There are beautifully shaped snippets from the Pathétique’s first-movement introduction and the Moonlight’s famous Adagio sostenuto, while the Appassionata excerpts’ organic flow and inner drama make me regret that Cortot did not record this warhorse in his prime. Furthermore, both Cortot’s voice and piano are excellently engineered.

The back of the box reads “New Remasterings, 2012”, but I’m not so sure. For example, the 1942/43 Paris Chopin transfers seem to replicate those effected for a 1991 6-disc Cortot Chopin compilation. I perceive no sonic differences between items released in APR’s “Alfred Cortot—The Late Recordings” series and their Anniversary Edition equivalents. By contrast, the 1934 Chopin Preludes sound less harsh on top, but with less bass response than a 1988 EMI Great Recordings of the Century CD. Conversely, I notice more amplitude and low end detail in the 1933 A-flat Polonaise and Tarantella than previous transfers reveal. The acoustic and earliest electrical sessions sound either just as good or slightly better than earlier restoration attempts, while the sonically grungy Liszt Sonata emerges clearer than ever.

However, the independents score in a few cases. Naxos’ LP-sourced mastering of the 1953 Chopin Sonata No. 2 boasts an openness and tonal bloom that the tape-based EMI version does not quite match, while I prefer the fuller, brighter sound of the out-of-print Koch Brandenburg Concertos to their suaver, more compressed EMI counterparts. When all is said and done, the Anniversary Edition’s virtues outweigh its shortcomings, and the same can be said of Cortot’s stimulating musicianship, for he rarely made a dull recording. Given this set’s magnitude, ambition, and relatively modest cost per disc, Cortot fans have never had it so good.

-- Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Hojas de album (6), Op. 165 "España": no 3, Malagueña by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; London, England 
2. Cantos de España, Op. 232: no 5, Seguidillas by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Paris, France 
3. Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
4. Préludes, Book 1: no 12, Minstrels by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
5. Tarantella for Piano in A flat major, B 139/Op. 43 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
6. Concert Etudes (3) for Piano, S 144: no 2 in F minor, La leggierezza by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1848; Weimar, Germany 
7. Etudes (6) for Piano, Op. 52: no 6, En forme de Valse by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
8. Polish Songs (17), Op. 74: no 12, My darling, B 112 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1847 
9. Paraphrase on Quartet from Verdi's "Rigoletto", S 434 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
10. Jeux d'eau by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; France 
11. Tarantella for Piano in A flat major, B 139/Op. 43 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
12. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 5 in G flat major "Black Keys" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
13. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 9 in G flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1834; Paris, France 
14. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 2 in C sharp minor - Excerpt(s) by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
15. Suite Iberia, Book 2: no 3, Triana by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906; France 
16. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 3 in F major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
17. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 2 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
18. Impromptu for Piano no 1 in A flat major, B 110/Op. 29 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
19. Romances sans paroles (3) for Piano, Op. 17: no 3 in A flat major by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1863; France 
20. Années de pèlerinage, première année, S 160 "Suisse": no 4, Au bord d'une source by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1854; Weimar, Germany 
21. Andante spianato et Grand polonaise brillante in E flat major, Op. 22: Grand polonaise brillante by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
22. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8: no 12 in D sharp minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; Russia 
23. Fantasies or Caprices (3) for Piano, Op. 16: no 2 in E minor, Scherzo by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Germany 
24. Rondo capriccioso for Piano in E major, Op. 14 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Germany 
25. Invitation to the Dance, in D flat major J 260/Op. 65 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Dresden, Germany 
26. Cantos de España, Op. 232: no 5, Seguidillas by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Paris, France 
27. Hojas de album (6), Op. 165 "España": no 3, Malagueña by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; London, England 
28. Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
29. Tarantella for Piano in A flat major, B 139/Op. 43 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
30. Polish Songs (17), Op. 74: no 12, My darling, B 112 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1847 
31. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 5 in G flat major "Black Keys" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
32. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 9 in G flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1834; Paris, France 
33. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 11 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Paris, France 
34. Concert Etudes (3) for Piano, S 144: no 2 in F minor, La leggierezza by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1848; Weimar, Germany 
35. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 2 in C sharp minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Hungary 
36. Paraphrase on Quartet from Verdi's "Rigoletto", S 434 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
37. Jeux d'eau by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; France 
38. Etudes (6) for Piano left hand, Op. 135: no 4, Bourée by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912 
39. Children's Corner by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
40. Préludes, Book 1: no 10, La cathédrale engloutie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
41. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
42. Carnaval, Op. 9 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1835; Germany 
43. Dolly, Op. 56: no 1, Berceuse by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
44. Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
45. Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen, D 343 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
46. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 1 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
47. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
48. Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F sharp major, B 129/Op. 36 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
49. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 11 in A minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Weimar, Germany 
50. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
51. Cantos de España, Op. 232: no 3, Bajo la palmera by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Paris, France 
52. Suite for Harpsichord in E major, HWV 430: no 4, Air and Variations "The Harmonious Blacksmith" by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1720; London, England 
53. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 11 in A minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Weimar, Germany 
54. Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
55. Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
56. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 2 in C sharp minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Hungary 
57. Paraphrase on Quartet from Verdi's "Rigoletto", S 434 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; Weimar, Germany 
58. Invitation to the Dance, in D flat major J 260/Op. 65 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819; Dresden, Germany 
59. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
60. Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra, M 46 by César Franck
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
61. Children's Corner by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
62. Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
63. Préludes, Book 1: no 3, Le vent dans la plaine by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; France 
64. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 12 in G sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
65. Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
66. Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
67. Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
68. Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
69. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
70. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
71. Prelude, Chorale and Fugue for Piano, M 21 by César Franck
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; France 
72. Carnaval, Op. 9 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1835; Germany 
73. Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837/1852; Germany 
74. Sonata for Piano in B minor, S 178 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852-1853; Weimar, Germany 
75. Hojas de album (6), Op. 165 "España": no 3, Malagueña by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1890; London, England 
76. Cantos de España, Op. 232: no 5, Seguidillas by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Paris, France 
77. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 11 in A minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Weimar, Germany 
78. Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
79. Tarantella for Piano in A flat major, B 139/Op. 43 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
80. Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69: no 1 in A flat major, B 95 "L'adieu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
81. Concert Etudes (3) for Piano, S 144: no 2 in F minor, La leggierezza by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1848; Weimar, Germany 
82. Etudes (6) for Piano, Op. 52: no 6, En forme de Valse by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
83. Préludes, Book 1 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
84. Sonatine for Piano by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903-1905; France 
85. Jeux d'eau by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; France 
86. Prelude, Aria and Finale for Piano, M 23 by César Franck
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1887; France 
87. Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
88. Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
89. Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
90. Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
91. Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
92. Impromptu for Piano no 3 in G flat major, b 149/Op. 51 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
93. Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F sharp major, B 129/Op. 36 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
94. Impromptu for Piano no 1 in A flat major, B 110/Op. 29 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
95. Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
96. Tarantella for Piano in A flat major, B 139/Op. 43 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
97. Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1933 
98. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
99. Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
100. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
101. Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
102. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1833; Poland 
103. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
104. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1841 
105. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1838 
106. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
107. Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1835 
108. Waltz for Piano in E minor, B 56 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
109. Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
110. Waltz for Piano in A flat major, B 131/Op. 42 "Grande Valse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France; Paris, France 
111. Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
112. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
113. Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra, M 46 by César Franck
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
114. Concerto for Piano no 4 in C minor, Op. 44 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
115. Kreisleriana, Op. 16 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
116. Kinderszenen, Op. 15 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
117. Davidsbündlertänze for Piano, Op. 6 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
118. German Dances (12) for Piano, D 790/Op. 171: Excerpt(s) by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
119. Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen, D 343 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
120. Légendes (2) for Piano, S 175: no 2, St Francis de Paule walks on water by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Rome, Italy 
121. Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 2nd movement, Largo-Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
122. Concerto for Organ in D minor, BWV 596 (after Vivaldi) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
123. Minuet by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: England 
124. Siciliana by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
125. Gavotte by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
126. Air by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
127. Phantasiestücke (8) for Piano, Op. 12: no 1, Des Abends by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Germany 
128. Romances sans paroles (3) for Piano, Op. 17: no 1 in A flat major by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1863; France 
129. Variations Sérieuses (17) for Piano in D minor, Op. 54 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
130. Polish Songs (17), Op. 74: no 2, Spring, B 116 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1847 
131. Polish Songs (17), Op. 74: no 14, The ring, B 103 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1847 
132. Polish Songs (17), Op. 74: no 12, My darling, B 112 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1847 
133. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
134. Concerto for Piano left hand in D major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1930; France 
135. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1833; Poland 
136. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
137. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
138. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1841 
139. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1838 
140. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
141. Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1835 
142. Waltz for Piano in E minor, B 56 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
143. Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
144. Waltz for Piano in A flat major, B 131/Op. 42 "Grande Valse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France; Paris, France 
145. Kinderszenen, Op. 15 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
146. Children's Corner by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
147. Préludes, Book 1: no 10, La cathédrale engloutie by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
148. Prelude, Aria and Finale for Piano, M 23 by César Franck
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1887; France 
149. Nouvelles Etudes (3) for Piano, B 130 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
150. Prelude for Piano in C sharp minor, B 141/Op. 45 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
151. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 152/Op. 55: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
152. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 152/Op. 55: no 1 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
153. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 152/Op. 55: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
154. Polonaise-fantaisie for Piano in A flat major, B 159/Op. 61 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Poland 
155. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 2 in F sharp major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
156. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 2 in F sharp major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
157. Waldszenen, Op. 82: no 7, Vogel als Prophet by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1849; Germany 
158. Waldszenen, Op. 82: no 7, Vogel als Prophet by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1849; Germany 
159. Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
160. Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen, D 343 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
161. Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 2nd movement, Largo-Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
162. Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 2nd movement, Largo-Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
163. Suites (8) for harpsichord, Z. 660-669: Suites 1 & 8: Minuet by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
164. Suites (8) for harpsichord, Z. 660-669: Suites 1 & 8: Minuet by Henry Purcell
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
165. Préludes, Book 1 by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
166. Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
167. Nouvelles Etudes (3) for Piano, B 130 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
168. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
169. Prelude for Piano in C sharp minor, B 141/Op. 45 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
170. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
171. Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69: no 1 in A flat major, B 95 "L'adieu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
172. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70: no 1 in G flat major, B 92 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Paris, France 
173. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
174. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 60/Op. 6: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Vienna, Austria 
175. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63: no 3 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
176. Variations Sérieuses (17) for Piano in D minor, Op. 54 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
177. Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
178. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 2 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
179. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 4 in C sharp minor, B 74 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Poland 
180. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
181. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 1 in F major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
182. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 1 in C sharp minor, B 91 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
183. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70: no 2 in F minor, B 138 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
184. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 2 in A minor, B 64 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
185. Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69: no 1 in A flat major, B 95 "L'adieu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
186. German Dance(s) by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
187. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
188. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 9 in G flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1834; Paris, France 
189. Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
190. Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F sharp major, B 129/Op. 36 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
191. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 3 in B major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
192. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
193. Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
194. Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Mallorca (Majorca),  
195. Andante spianato et Grand polonaise brillante in E flat major, Op. 22: Grand polonaise brillante by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
196. Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
197. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 15 in D flat major "Raindrop" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1839; Paris, France 
198. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
199. Children's Corner: no 6, Golliwogg's Cake-walk by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
200. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 2 in C sharp minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Hungary 
201. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 11 in A minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Weimar, Germany 
202. Variations Sérieuses (17) for Piano in D minor, Op. 54 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
203. Etudes (6) for Piano left hand, Op. 135: no 4, Bourée by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1912 
204. Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen, D 343 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
205. Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94: no 3 in F minor by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 
206. Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
207. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70: no 1 in G flat major, B 92 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Paris, France 
208. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
209. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 11 in A minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Weimar, Germany 
210. Litanei auf das Fest Aller Seelen, D 343 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
211. Children's Corner by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
212. Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837/1852; Germany 
213. Carnaval, Op. 9 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1835; Germany 
214. Kinderszenen, Op. 15 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
215. Kreisleriana, Op. 16 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
216. Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
217. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 9 in G flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1834; Paris, France 
218. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 2 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
219. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 5 in G flat major "Black Keys" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
220. Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58: 3rd movement, Largo by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
221. Tarantella for Piano in A flat major, B 139/Op. 43 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
222. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
223. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70: no 1 in G flat major, B 92 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Paris, France 
224. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
225. Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69: no 1 in A flat major, B 95 "L'adieu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
226. Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94: no 3 in F minor by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 
227. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
228. Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
229. Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
230. Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
231. Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
232. Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello in G major, H 15 no 25 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Pablo Casals (Cello), Jacques Thibaud (Violin), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; London, England 
233. Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano), Pablo Casals (Cello), Jacques Thibaud (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1810-1811; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1928 
234. Trio for Piano and Strings no 11 in G major, Op. 121a "Kakadu Variations" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pablo Casals (Cello), Jacques Thibaud (Violin), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1803/1816; Vienna, Austria 
235. Variations (7) for Cello and Piano on Mozart's "Bei Männern", WoO 46 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Pablo Casals (Cello), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 
236. Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in B flat major, D 898/Op. 99 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Pablo Casals (Cello), Jacques Thibaud (Violin), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1926 
237. Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 49 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Pablo Casals (Cello), Jacques Thibaud (Violin), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
238. Trio for Piano and Strings no 1 in D minor, Op. 63 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Pablo Casals (Cello), Jacques Thibaud (Violin), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847; Germany 
239. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 9 in A major, Op. 47 "Kreutzer" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano), Jacques Thibaud (Violin)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802-1803; Vienna, Austria 
240. Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 by César Franck
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano), Jacques Thibaud (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
241. Quintet for Piano and Strings in F minor, M 7 by César Franck
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; France 
242. Sonata for Violin and Piano in A major, M 8 by César Franck
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano), Jacques Thibaud (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; France 
243. Sonata for Violin and Piano no 1 in A major, Op. 13 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano), Jacques Thibaud (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; France 
244. Berceuse for Violin and Piano in D major, Op. 16 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano), Jacques Thibaud (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1879; France 
245. Sonata for Violin and Piano in G minor by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jacques Thibaud (Violin), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916-1917; France 
Date of Recording:   
Venue:    
246. Préludes, Book 1: no 12, Minstrels by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Jacques Thibaud (Violin), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
Date of Recording:   
Venue:    
247. Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102 "Double" by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Austria 
248. Concert for Piano, Violin and String Quartet in D major, Op. 21 by Ernest Chausson
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano), Jacques Thibaud (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  International String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889-1891; France 
Date of Recording:   
249. Nouveaux concerts: no 8 in G major "dans le goût théatral" by François Couperin
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1724; Paris, France 
250. Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1710; ?Weimar, Germany 
251. Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
252. Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; ?Cöthen, Germany 
253. Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
254. Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
255. Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717; ?Cöthen, Germany 
256. Dichterliebe, Op. 48 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano), Charles Panzera (Baritone)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
257. Fêtes galantes, Set 1: no 1, En sourdine by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Maggie Teyte (Soprano), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1891; France 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 3, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: French 
258. Fêtes galantes, Set 1: no 2, Fantoches by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Maggie Teyte (Soprano), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1891; France 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 3, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: French 
259. Fêtes galantes, Set 1: no 3, Clair de lune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Maggie Teyte (Soprano), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1891; France 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 3, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Language: French 
260. Fêtes galantes, Set 2: no 1, Les ingénus by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano), Maggie Teyte (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 3, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: French 
261. Fêtes galantes, Set 2: no 2, Le faune by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Maggie Teyte (Soprano), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1904 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 3, London, England 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: French 
262. Fêtes galantes, Set 2: no 3, Colloque sentimental by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Maggie Teyte (Soprano), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 3, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: French 
263. Chansons (3) de Bilitis: no 1, La flûte de Pan by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Maggie Teyte (Soprano), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897-1898; France 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 3, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: French 
264. Chansons (3) de Bilitis: no 2, La chevelure by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano), Maggie Teyte (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897-1898; France 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 3, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: French 
265. Chansons (3) de Bilitis: no 3, Le tombeau des naïdes by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Maggie Teyte (Soprano), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1897-1898; France 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 3, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: French 
266. Le promenoir des deux amants: no 1, La grotte by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano), Maggie Teyte (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 3, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: French 
267. Le promenoir des deux amants: no 2, Crois mon conseil, chère Climène by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Maggie Teyte (Soprano), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 3, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: French 
268. Le promenoir des deux amants: no 3, Je tremble en voyant ton visage by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Maggie Teyte (Soprano), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 3, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: French 
269. Proses lyriques: no 2, De grève by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Maggie Teyte (Soprano), Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1892; France 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 3, London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Language: French 
270. Ballades (3) de François Villon: no 3, Ballade des femmes de Paris by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano), Maggie Teyte (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; France 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studio 3, London, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: French 
271. Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1797-1798; Vienna, Austria 
272. Sonata for Piano no 27 in E minor, Op. 90 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1814; Vienna, Austria 
273. Sonata for Piano no 26 in E flat major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809-1810; Vienna, Austria 
274. Sonata for Piano no 25 in G major, Op. 79 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
275. Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 
276. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Alfred Cortot (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1801; Vienna, Austria 

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 Way too much stuff for a normal listener to handle December 13, 2012 By Douglas T. (Los Angeles, CA) See All My Reviews "Unless you are a Cortot fanatic (there could be worse) stick with the 7 cd EMI Icon box set of his best (most famous) recordings, each of which are somewhere in this huge collection. The Icon box includes a shorthand list of works on the back and each sleeve describes precisely what is on the cd. Plus it includes an interesting insert and detailed information about each recording. You'll probably end up looking for and listening mostly to the "Icon" works among these 80 cd's (if you can find them), but I my advanced age I don't have the time or the patience for that exercise; I hope that my grandchildren will be able to do so since this box is now theirs. The great recordings in this box are overcome by the difficulty in dealing with the mass. More is not necessarily better." Report Abuse
 An exceptional collection November 23, 2012 By Timothy W. (Evansville, IN) See All My Reviews "Finally, a nearly-all-encompassing collection of the recorded performances of the legendary pianist Alfred Cortot, whose nuanced musical gifts are on display from the earliest (1919) Victor recordings here through the blemished Beethoven sonatas he recorded in 1960. The genius of Cortot's playing in solo, chamber and orchestral works comes through beautifully in fine transfers of the source material by Studio Art et Son of Paris, done earlier this year. At approximately $2.50 per disc, this new EMI set is an affordable way for discerning pianophiles to own the vast majority of studio recordings by this towering figure of French and 20th Century pianism. Not to be missed." Report Abuse
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