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Murray Perahia - 25th Anniversary Edition


Release Date: 11/18/1997 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 63380   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Domenico ScarlattiWolfgang Amadeus MozartFranz SchubertRobert Schumann,   ... 
Performer:  Murray PerahiaThea KingNeil BlackGraham Sheen,   ... 
Conductor:  Murray PerahiaZubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra membersAmadeus String Quartet membersChamber Orchestra of Europe,   ... 
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 4 Hours 30 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

REVIEWS:
BBC Music (3/98, pp.76-77) - "A special set released to celebrate 25 years of Murray Perahia's performing career is itself something of a cause for celebration. Perahia is not only a pianist's pianist, he is a musician's musician....His playing does not only sing: it speaks, providing an oasis of sanity and sensitivity, unfailing beauty and far-sighted humility. A treasure."
REVIEWS:
BBC Music (3/98, pp.76-77) - "A special set released to celebrate 25 years of Murray Perahia's performing career is itself something of a cause for celebration. Perahia is not only a pianist's pianist, he is a musician's musician....His playing does not only sing: it speaks, providing an oasis of sanity and sensitivity, unfailing beauty and far-sighted humility. A treasure." Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 27/L 449 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Date of Recording: 10/1996 
Venue:  Neumarkt in der Oberpfalz, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 43 Secs. 
2. German Dances (6), K 509 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Prague, Czech Republ 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Venue:  Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 20 Secs. 
3. Adagio for Piano in B minor, K 540 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Venue:  Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, England 
Length: 9 Minutes 39 Secs. 
4. Sonata for Harpsichord in A major, K 212/L 135 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 1996 
Venue:  Le Sofiens, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
5. Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 4 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/1982 
Venue:  Vanguard Studios, New York City 
Length: 7 Minutes 33 Secs. 
6. Papillons, Op. 2 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1831; Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/22/1976 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 14 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD Recording. 
7. Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
Date of Recording: 06/1994 
Venue:  Chaux de Fonds, Switzerland 
Length: 8 Minutes 55 Secs. 
8. Concert Etudes (2) for Piano, S 145: no 2, Gnomenreigen by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1862-63; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 1991 
Venue:  Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 59 Secs. 
9. Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 5 in E flat minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
10. Suite for Piano, Op. 14/Sz 62 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1916; Budapest, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 08/08/1980 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Studios, New York City 
Length: 8 Minutes 35 Secs. 
11. Etudes-tableaux (9) for Piano, Op. 39: no 6 in A minor by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1916-1917; Russia 
Date of Recording: 1990 
Venue:  Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
12. Improvisations (8) on Hungarian Peasant Songs, Op. 20/Sz 74 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Budapest, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 11/19/1980 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 10 Minutes 27 Secs. 
13. Sonata for Piano, Op. 1 by Alban Berg
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: ?1907-08; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 23 Secs. 
14. Out of Doors, Sz 81 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; Budapest, Hungary 
Date of Recording: 03/29/1976 
Venue:  Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC 
Length: 15 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD Recording. 
15. Sonata for Piano no 1 by Michael Tippett
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1935/1942; England 
Date of Recording: 04/16/1986 
Venue:  Vanguard Studios, New York City 
Length: 20 Minutes 14 Secs. 
16. Quartet for Piano and Strings in E flat major, Op. 16 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano), Thea King (Clarinet), Neil Black (Oboe),
Graham Sheen (Bassoon), Anthony Halstead (French Horn)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra members
Period: Classical 
Written: 1796; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1984 
Venue:  Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, England 
Length: 27 Minutes 17 Secs. 
17. Lieder (5), Op. 40 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Peter Pears (Tenor), Murray Perahia (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1979 
Venue:  EMI Studios, London, England 
Length: 10 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: German 
18. Quartet for Piano and Strings no 1 in G minor, Op. 25 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Martin Lovett (Cello), Peter Schidlof (Viola), Norbert Brainin (Violin),
Murray Perahia (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Amadeus String Quartet members
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855-1861; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1986 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, London, England 
Length: 40 Minutes 18 Secs. 
19. Concerto for Piano no 27 in B flat major, K 595 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Murray Perahia
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1990 
Venue:  Siemens Villa, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 29 Minutes 13 Secs. 
20. Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Murray Perahia (Piano)
Conductor:  Zubin Mehta
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 02/1989 
Venue:  Live  Mann Auditorium, Tel Aviv, Israel 
Length: 29 Minutes 35 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Six German Dances, K. 509
Adagio, K. 540
Mäßig bewegt from Sonata for Piano, Op. 1
I. Allegro
II. Andante tranquillo
III. Presto
IV. Rondo giocoso con moto

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