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William Kapell - Complete Recordings 1944-1953

Kappell,William
Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 5431362   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinFelix MendelssohnRobert SchumannWolfgang Amadeus Mozart,   ... 
Performer:  William KapellJascha HeifetzWilliam PrimroseEdmund Kurtz
Conductor:  William SteinbergFritz ReinerSerge KoussevitzkyAntal Doráti,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robin Hood Dell Orchestra of PhiladelphiaBoston Symphony OrchestraDallas Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 11 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The death of William Kapell in a 1953 plane crash at age 31 robbed the music world of an important musician regarded as a role model for American pianists who emerged on the international scene after World War II, just as Leonard Bernstein paved the way for future American conductors. He left behind a fair yet not particularly large recorded legacy: the self-critical pianist was choosy about what he would approve for release.

Most of his recordings were unavailable for decades when RCA finally brought out a painstakingly remastered complete Kapell edition on nine CDs in 1998, supplanted by unpublished studio sessions and live material. Ten years later RCA released “William Kapell reDiscovered”, a two-CD collection of
Read more broadcast concerts from the pianist’s final Australian tour that came to light in 2003, stemming from acetate discs made by a home-recording enthusiast. For those who missed these sets, Sony/RCA now brings them together in a budget-priced box.

Although Kapell was a mentor and older advisor to younger colleagues like Gary Graffman, Leon Fleisher, Jerome Lowenthal, and other so-called “OYAPS” (Outstanding Young American Pianists), and had much in common with their straightforward, uncluttered music making, he had a subjective side to his artistry that falls more in line with Slavic/Soviet pianists of the day. True, his terse and clear-cut Beethoven Second Concerto is very much in the Schnabel mode (in fact, Schnabel mistook Kapell’s recording for his own when hearing it broadcast), while the Rachmaninov Paganini Rhapsody’s driving, acerbic neo-classical sound-world plays down the composer’s roots in Russian Romanticism.

In the first American recording of Khachaturian’s Piano Concerto, Kapell’s incisive bravura makes it easy to get past the cramped sonics and Serge Koussevitsky’s bloated accompaniment. At the same time, Kapell was no purist. He did not hesitate to play certain Busoni modifications in Liszt’s Mephisto Waltz, or Vladimir Horowitz’s rewritten version of the Great Gate at Kiev in Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, or the final upward scales in Chopin’s B minor Scherzo as interlocking octaves (à la Horowitz and Jeanne-Marie Darré). Furthermore, many of the discreet lingerings, the changes of color and articulation one hears in the Chopin B minor Sonata, Op. 55 No. 2 Nocturne, selected Mazurkas, and Schubert’s A-flat Impromptu D. 935 No. 2 would not be out of place in a performance by Emil Gilels or Sviatoslav Richter. The Bach D major Partita also has its fair share of ravishing legato and dynamic dips, although the linear clarity and minuscule use of the sustain pedal foreshadows modern Bach pianism as popularized by Glenn Gould, minus the eccentricities.

Most valuable, perhaps, is the live Frick Collection concert, featuring one of the most rhythmically focused, committed, and passionate performances of Copland’s Piano Sonata extant. Kapell’s strong soloist personality did not preclude his being an equally strong and supportive chamber musician, as borne out in the Rachmaninov Cello Sonata with Edmund Kurtz, Brahms’ First Viola Sonata with William Primrose, and a Brahms Third Sonata with Jascha Heifetz that would have led to further collaborations with the legendary violinist. Recording dates are provided, but no annotations or contextual information from which less specialist collectors would benefit.

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

1.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 60/Op. 6: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/26/1952 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 10/22/1953 
Venue:  Live  Geelong, Australia 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1951-52 
4.
Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 4, Presto in C major "Spinning Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
Date of Recording: C1947 
5.
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 1, Von fremden Ländern und Menschen by Robert Schumann
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/01/1953 
Venue:  Live  Frick Collection, New York City 
6.
Sonata for Piano no 10 in C major, K 330 (300h): 1st movement - Excerpt(s) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783 
Date of Recording: 12/20/1951 
7.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in C minor, Op. 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Conductor:  William Steinberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robin Hood Dell Orchestra of Philadelphia
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
Date of Recording: 07/07/1950 
8.
Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Conductor:  Fritz Reiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Robin Hood Dell Orchestra of Philadelphia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 06/27/1951 
9.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 5 in D major, Allegro vivace by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
Date of Recording: 03/19/1945 
10.
Concerto for Piano in D flat major by Aram Khachaturian
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Conductor:  Serge Koussevitzky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Boston Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1936; USSR 
Date of Recording: 04/19/1946 
11.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 26 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Conductor:  Antal Doráti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917-1921; USA 
Date of Recording: 01/07/1949 
12.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Conductor:  Vladimir Golschmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  NBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1793/1798; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/24/1946 
13.
Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 11 in A minor by Franz Liszt
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/19/1951 
14.
Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116: no 6, Intermezzo in E major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
Date of Recording: 04/27/1945 
15.
Suite in A minor, BWV 818 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/07/1947 
16.
Children's Corner by Claude Debussy
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
Date of Recording: 1950-51 
17.
Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 380/L 23 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 03/01/1953 
Venue:  Live  Frick Collection, New York City 
18.
Suite Iberia, Book 1: no 1, Evocación by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904-1906; France 
Date of Recording: 04/27/1945 
19.
Piano Playtime: no 1, Waltz of the Rainbow by Abram Chasins
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1952 
20.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1950 
21.
Sonata for Clarinet/Viola and Piano no 1 in F minor, Op. 120 no 1 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  William Primrose (Viola), William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/07/1946 
22.
Sonata for Cello and Piano in G minor, Op. 19 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano), Edmund Kurtz (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Russia 
Date of Recording: 04/1947 
23.
Sonata for Piano by Aaron Copland
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1941; USA 
Date of Recording: 03/01/1953 
Venue:  Live  Frick Collection, New York City 
24.
Polonaise-fantaisie for Piano in A flat major, B 159/Op. 61 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Poland 
Date of Recording: 03/01/1953 
Venue:  Live  Frick Collection, New York City 
25.
Pictures at an Exhibition for Piano by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/01/1953 
Venue:  Live Frick Collection, New York City 
26.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 1 in B flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 02/28/1945 
27.
Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7: no 5 in C major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/20/1951 
28.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17: no 2 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1833; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/20/1951 
29.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17: no 3 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1833; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/27/1951 
30.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17: no 4 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1833; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/20/1951 
31.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 89/Op. 24: no 1 in G minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/20/1951 
32.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 89/Op. 24: no 3 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/24/1952 
33.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 105/Op. 30: no 3 in D flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/27/1951 
34.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33: no 1 in G sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/24/1952 
35.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33: no 3 in C major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 03/01/1953 
Venue:  Live  Frick Collection, New York City 
36.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33: no 4 in B minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 02/20/1952 
37.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 41: no 2 in E minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 02/20/1952 
38.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 145/Op. 50: no 2 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/27/1951 
39.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 145/Op. 50: no 3 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 02/26/1952 
40.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 153/Op. 56: no 3 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/27/1951 
41.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 157/Op. 59: no 1 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 02/26/1952 
42.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 157/Op. 59: no 2 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 02/26/1952 
43.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63: no 2 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 02/20/1952 
44.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63: no 3 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 02/26/1952 
45.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 67: no 2 in G minor, B 167 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/23/1952 
46.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 67: no 3 in C major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 02/20/1952 
47.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 67: no 4 in A minor, B 163 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 06/23/1951 
48.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 68: no 2 in A minor, B 18 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Poland 
Date of Recording: 02/20/1952 
49.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 68: no 3 in F major, B 34 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
Date of Recording: 02/20/1952 
50.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 68: no 4 in F minor, B 168 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 02/20/1952 
51.
Mazurka for Piano in A minor, B 134 "Notre temps" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 02/20/1952 
52.
Mazurka for Piano in B flat major, B 73 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832 
Date of Recording: 12/27/1951 
53.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 152/Op. 55: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 03/01/1953 
Venue:  Live  Frick Collection, New York City 
54.
Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 06/24/1952 
55.
Piano Playtime: no 4, By the Brook by Abram Chasins
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1952 
56.
Piano Playtime: no 5, Dancing Bagpipes by Abram Chasins
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1952 
57.
Piano Playtime: no 6, Tricky Trumpet by Abram Chasins
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 06/1952 
58.
Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S 514 "Mephisto Waltz no 1" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859-1860; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/19/1945 
59.
Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année, S 161 "Italie": no 5, Sonetto 104 del Petrarca by Franz Liszt
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1849; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/22/1947 
60.
Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 5, Moderato in B minor by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/18/1950 
61.
Sonata for Piano no 17 in B flat major, K 570: 2nd movement, Adagio by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/21/1949 
62.
Toccata Ostinato by Robert Palmer
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 03/21/1947 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
63.
Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3: no 2, Prélude in C sharp minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Date of Recording: 03/19/1945 
64.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142: no 2 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1953 
65.
Ländler (16) for Piano, D 734/Op. 67: no 1 in G major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1822; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/03/1952 
66.
Ländler (16) for Piano, D 734/Op. 67: no 2 in D major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1822; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/03/1952 
67.
Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94: no 3 in F minor by Franz Schubert
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/21/1949 
68.
Waltzes (12) for Piano, D 145/Op. 18: no 2 in B major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815/1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/03/1952 
69.
Waltzes (12) for Piano, D 145/Op. 18: no 6 in B minor by Franz Schubert
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815-1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/03/1952 
70.
Waltzes (36) for Piano, D 365/Op. 9: no 26 in E major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816-1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/03/1952 
71.
Waltzes (36) for Piano, D 365/Op. 9: no 32 in F major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816-1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/03/1952 
72.
Waltzes (36) for Piano, D 365/Op. 9: no 34 in F major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816-1821; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/03/1952 
73.
Romances (3) for Piano, Op. 28: no 2 in F sharp major by Robert Schumann
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/07/1947 
74.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 10 in C sharp minor, Moderato non troppo by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
Date of Recording: 03/19/1945 
75.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 14 in E flat minor, Adagio by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
Date of Recording: 03/19/1945 
76.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 34: no 24 in D minor, Allegretto by Dmitri Shostakovich
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1932-1933; USSR 
Date of Recording: 12/11/1944 
77.
Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7: no 2 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/26/1952 
78.
German Dances (16) and Ecossaises (2) for Piano, D 783/Op. 33: no 6 in B flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/03/1952 
79.
German Dances (16) and Ecossaises (2) for Piano, D 783/Op. 33: no 7 in B flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 07/03/1952 
80.
Partita for Keyboard no 4 in D major, BWV 828: Allemande by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/20/1951 
81.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58: 1st movement, Allegro maestoso by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/21/1949 
82.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58: 3rd movement, Largo by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/21/1949 
83.
Sonata for Violin and Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 108: 2nd movement, Adagio by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jascha Heifetz (Violin), William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1888; Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1950 
84.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 41: no 1 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 02/20/1952 
85.
Partita for Keyboard no 4 in D major, BWV 828 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1952-53 
86.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in D minor, Op. 30 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Conductor:  Sir Bernard Heinze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Victorian Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1909; Russia 
87.
Suite in A minor, BWV 818 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
88.
Pictures at an Exhibition for Piano by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
89.
God Save the King by Thomas Augustine Arne
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1745; England 
90.
Sonata for Piano no 17 in B flat major, K 570 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
91.
Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
92.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 152/Op. 55: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
93.
Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1832; Poland 
94.
Sonata for Piano no 7 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Sergei Prokofiev
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939-1942; USSR 
95.
Suite bergamasque by Claude Debussy
Performer:  William Kapell (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1890/1905; France 

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 Indispensable October 30, 2014 By paul orgel (Shelburne, VT) See All My Reviews "The Bach 4th Partita, Chopin Mazurkas and B Minor Sonata, the Prokofiev 7th Sonata, and 3rd Concerto are extraordinary. Almost everything else is played with brilliant insight and excitement. This bargain set shows the great musical range that Kapell (arguably the greatest pianist that America has produced) achieved, even as his career was just getting started. Essential listening for anyone interested in piano playing." Report Abuse
 SPECTACULAR!!!! October 21, 2014 By P. Ledesma (Wellington, KS) See All My Reviews "I'd only heard of the legendary pianists on THE RECORD SHELF radio program. When I heard him for myself on the incredible set of recordings I was absolutely floored! His artistry is absolutely out of this world! My only complaint is the duplication of the Pictures at an Exhibition. Kepell's technique is second to no artist that has every touched a keyboard! And I learned that there was so much more to this music I thought I'd known so well! I often felt that the man had 4 hands with all of the music I was hearing! THIS MUST BE HEARD TO BE BELIEVED!" Report Abuse
 Outstanding Offer October 21, 2014 By Bruce B. (university park, FL) See All My Reviews "This collection clearly establishes why Kapell is still considered by many to be the best classical pianist America produced in the 20th Century. The collection demonstrates why he was a jewel, both technically and interpretively. It includes recordings of Prokofiev, Rachmaninoff and Khachaturian that have good sound quality even with monaural recording. The collection of Chopin mazurkas is outstanding. Kudos for making this available." Report Abuse
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