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Clara Haskil - The Salzburg Recital - 8 August 1957


Release Date: 06/27/2000 
Label:  Music & Arts Programs Of America Catalog #: 1059   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van BeethovenFranz Schubert
Performer:  Clara Haskil
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Clara Haskil's Salzburg recital from August 8, 1957, is familiar from the pianist's Philips studio versions--but these live traversals are preferable. Haskil's sonority, for one, benefits from a closer mike pickup that conveys the full measure of the Romanian pianist's gutsy, musicianly playing. Her angular passagework in the wonderful Mozart C major Sonata K. 330 is more controlled than in her Philips recording. Likewise, the biting, woodwind-like left hand lines in the Scherzo of Beethoven's E-flat major Sonata Op. 31 No. 3 swagger with more conviction. Oddly, she omits the first movement repeat honored in her two studio versions. There's also a greater degree of risk as well as accuracy in this live Schubert B-flat Sonata--a performance Read more filled to the brim with touching lyricism and tensile strength. A tip of the hat, then, to Music and Arts for making this material available in very good mono broadcast sound. Haskil may have had a saintly reputation, but as a pianist she was one tough cookie!

--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 10 in C major, K 330 (300h) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783 
Date of Recording: 08/08/1957 
Venue:  Live  Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 15 Minutes 26 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 18 in E flat major, Op. 31 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1802; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/08/1957 
Venue:  Live  Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 19 Minutes 35 Secs. 
3.
Sonata for Piano in B flat major, D 960 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Clara Haskil (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 08/08/1957 
Venue:  Live  Mozarteum, Salzburg, Austria 
Length: 32 Minutes 21 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K. 330: I. Allegro moderato
Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K. 330: II. Andante cantabile
Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K. 330: III. Allegretto
Piano Sonata No. 18 in E flat major, Op. 31, No. 3, "La Chasse": I. Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 18 in E flat major, Op. 31, No. 3, "La Chasse": II. Scherzo: Allegretto vivace
Piano Sonata No. 18 in E flat major, Op. 31, No. 3, "La Chasse": III. Menuetto: Moderato e grazioso - Trio
Piano Sonata No. 18 in E flat major, Op. 31, No. 3, "La Chasse": IV. Presto con fuoco
Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D. 960: I. Molto moderato
Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D. 960: II. Andante sostenuto
Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D. 960: III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace con delicatezza
Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D. 960: IV. Allegro ma non troppo

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