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Idil Biret: Bach & Mozart Edition [13 CD]


Release Date: 01/13/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8501206   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachFranz LisztJohannes BrahmsWolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Idil BiretJean Françaix
Conductor:  Hakkı ÖztürkPatrick GalloisJohn GibbonsJörg Färber,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kuşadası Chamber OrchestraLondon Mozart PlayersWurttemberg Chamber Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 13 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The music critics of the Paris press dedicated glowing articles last week to the 11 years old Turkish pianist Idil Biret. Ms. Idil Biret made a triumphal success in performing with the great master of the piano Wilhelm Kempff, Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos in E-Flat" - La Republique "Biret's unusual compilation of Wilhelm Kempff's Bach transcriptions is unlikely to be outclassed in the near future." - Gramophone "Idil Biret takes up the works of Bach. As these recordings once more show, Biret counts among the greatest pianists of the 20th century in every respect." - Piano News In 1945 Idil Biret was four years old and living with her parents in Ankara, Turkey. She could not read music yet, but she was Read more playing Mozart or the preludes and fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier of Bach - music she had heard on the radio." - Dominique Xardel in the foreword of the book "Une Pianist" "The soloist, at the SSO concert in the Sydney Opera House performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466 was Idil Biret, the Turkish pianist. Her playing was eminently musical, stylishly phrased, totally free of mannerisms or effects imposed from outside, firm yet emotionally attuned to a work with a deep vein of sadness." - Sydney Morning Herald "The Idil Biret 'Concerto Edition' turns to Mozart, showcasing both the composer and the considerable skill that Biret brings to the performance of Mozart's music... She handles the Piano Concertos Nos. 13 and 17 with firm understanding both intellectual and technical, and with a wonderful sense of the music's ebb and flow, it's structure and it's emotional evocations." - Infodad Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Partita for Keyboard no 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
English Suite no 3 in G minor, BWV 808 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
5.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
6.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 2, BWV 870-893 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1738-1742; Leipzig, Germany 
7.
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue no 5 in D major, BWV 850 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1722; Cöthen, Germany 
8.
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
9.
Concerto for Harpsichord in D minor, BWV 1052 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Hakkı Öztürk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kuşadası Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
10.
Italian Concerto in F minor, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
11.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Hakkı Öztürk
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kuşadası Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
12.
Fantasy and Fugue of JS Bach in G minor (BWV 542) for Piano, S 463 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1863 
13.
Studies (5) for Piano, Anh. 1a/1: no 3, Presto after Bach in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1879; Austria 
14.
Studies (5) for Piano, Anh. 1a/1: no 5, Chaconne by Bach by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
15.
Partita for Violin solo no 3 in E major, BWV 1006: Excerpt(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
16.
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1723; Germany 
17.
Nun freut euch, lieben Christen, BWV 734 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
18.
Sonata for Flute and Harpsichord in E flat major, BWV 1031: 2nd movement, Siciliano by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1734; Leipzig, Germany 
19.
Herzlich tut mich verlangen, BWV 727 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
20.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
21.
Wir danken dir, Gott, BWV 29: no 1, Sinfonia in D major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
22.
Chorale Preludes (6) BWV 645-650 "Schübler": no 1, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1748-1749; Leipzig, Germany 
23.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056: 2nd movement, Largo-Arioso by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
24.
Orgelbüchlein: Ich ruf'zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1713-1717; Weimar, Germany 
25.
In dulci jubilo, BWV 751 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
26.
Fantasy for Piano in C minor, K 475 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
27.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C minor, K 457 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
28.
Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
29.
Concerto for Piano no 13 in C major, K 415 (387b) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Period: Classical 
Written: 1782-1783; Vienna, Austria 
30.
Concerto for Piano no 17 in G major, K 453 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Patrick Gallois
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
31.
Concerto for Piano no 15 in B flat major, K 450 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  John Gibbons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
32.
Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  John Gibbons
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Mozart Players
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
33.
Concerto for Piano no 9 in E flat major, K 271 "Jeunehomme" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Jörg Färber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1777; Salzburg, Austria 
34.
Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Louis Frémaux
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Sydney Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1785; Vienna, Austria 
35.
Studies (5) for Piano, Anh. 1a/1: no 5, Chaconne by Bach by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
36.
French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
37.
Concerto for 2 Pianos in E flat major, K 365 (316a) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano), Jean Françaix (Piano)
Conductor:  Nadia Boulanger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  French Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 

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