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Edwin Fischer - Concert Performances & Broadcasts 1943-1953


Release Date: 10/23/2001 
Label:  Music & Arts Programs Of America Catalog #: 1080   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsLudwig van BeethovenWolfgang Amadeus MozartJohann Sebastian Bach,   ... 
Performer:  Edwin FischerAdrian AeschbacherPaul BaumgartnerEdmond De Francesco,   ... 
Conductor:  Edwin FischerHans MünchAnatole Fistoulari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraBasel Symphony OrchestraLausanne Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 6 Hours 30 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Variations (11) for Piano on an Original Theme, Set 1, Op. 21 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1949 
Length: 16 Minutes 26 Secs. 
2.
Fantasia for Piano in G minor, Op. 77 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1809; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/23/1952 
Length: 9 Minutes 5 Secs. 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in C major, Op. 15 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Conductor:  Edwin Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/1943 
Venue:  Live  Berlin, Germany 
Length: 35 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Notes: Edwin Fischer performs his own cadenza. 
4.
Fantasy for Piano in C minor, K 475 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/29/1941 
Venue:  Electrola Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 55 Secs. 
5.
Romance for Piano in A major, K Anh. 205 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Date of Recording: 05/29/1941 
Venue:  Electrola Studio, Berlin, Germany 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
6.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Conductor:  Hans Münch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Basel Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878-1881; Austria 
Date of Recording: 02/16/1943 
Venue:  Live  Basel, Switzerland 
Length: 45 Minutes 24 Secs. 
7.
Concerto for Harpsichord in E major, BWV 1053 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Conductor:  Edwin Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/10/1945 
Venue:  Live  Lausanne, Switzerland 
Length: 21 Minutes 58 Secs. 
8.
Concerto for 3 Harpsichords in D minor, BWV 1063 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Edwin Fischer (Piano), Adrian Aeschbacher (Piano), Paul Baumgartner (Piano)
Conductor:  Edwin Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/10/1945 
Venue:  Live  Lausanne, Switzerland 
Length: 18 Minutes 41 Secs. 
9.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in G major, Op. 58 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Conductor:  Anatole Fistoulari
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestre de la Société du Conservatoire Paris
Period: Classical 
Written: 1806; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 01/23/1949 
Venue:  Paris, France 
Length: 32 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: Ediwn Fischer performs his own first movement cadenza and Eugène d'Albert's third movement cadenza. 
10.
Concerto for Flute, Violin and Harpsichord in A minor, BWV 1044 "Triple Concerto" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Edwin Fischer (Piano), Edmond De Francesco (Flute), Giovanni Bagarotti (Violin)
Conductor:  Edwin Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1730; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/10/1945 
Venue:  Live  Lausanne, Switzerland 
Length: 25 Minutes 7 Secs. 
11.
Quintet for Piano and Winds in E flat major, K 452 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Josef Zutter (Bassoon), Wilhelm Meyer (Oboe), Gerhard Burdach (French Horn),
Edwin Fischer (Piano), Paul Blöcher (Clarinet)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: C1943 
Venue:  Live  Berlin, Germany 
Length: 17 Minutes 59 Secs. 
12.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in F minor, Op. 5 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1853; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/14/1948 
Venue:  Live  Italy 
Length: 26 Minutes 37 Secs. 
13.
Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Conductor:  Edwin Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/25/1948 
Venue:  Live  Lausanne, Switzerland 
Length: 17 Minutes 29 Secs. 
14.
Musikalisches Opfer, BWV 1079: no 5, Ricercar a 6 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Edwin Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/25/1948 
Venue:  Live  Lausanne, Switzerland 
Length: 11 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Edwin Fischer 
15.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 3rd movement, Presto by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Conductor:  Edwin Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/25/1948 
Venue:  Live  Lausanne, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
16.
Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Conductor:  Edwin Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Strasbourg Municipal Theater Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/11/1953 
Venue:  Live  Strasbourg, Germany 
Length: 30 Minutes 39 Secs. 
17.
Symphony no 40 in G minor, K 550 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Edwin Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Strasbourg Municipal Theater Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/11/1953 
Venue:  Live  Strasbourg, Germany 
Length: 23 Minutes 11 Secs. 
18.
Concerti armonici (6): no 4 in F minor by Unico Graf Van Wassenaer
Performer:  Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Conductor:  Edwin Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1740; Netherlands (Holland 
Date of Recording: 10/25/1948 
Venue:  Live  Lausanne, Switzerland 
Length: 14 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Notes: This work was formerly attributed to Pergolesi.
Arranged: Sam Franko 
19.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 2nd movement, Largo-Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Edwin Fischer (Piano)
Conductor:  Edwin Fischer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/25/1948 
Venue:  Live  Lausanne, Switzerland 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 

Sound Samples

11 Variations on an Original Theme in D major, Op. 21, No. 1
Fantasia in G minor, Op. 77
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15: I. Allegro con brio
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15: II. Largo
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15: III. Rondo: Allegro scherzando
Fantasia in C minor, K. 475
Romance for Piano in A flat major, K. Anh. 205/K. Anh. C27.04
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83: I. Allegro non troppo
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83: II. Allegro appassionato
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83: III. Andante
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83: IV. Allegretto grazioso

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