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Complete 1950s Solo Studio Recordings / Gieseking


Release Date: 07/21/2017 
Label:  Apr   Catalog #: APR7402  
Composer:  Johannes BrahmsRobert SchumannFranz SchubertFrédéric Chopin,   ... 
Performer:  Walter Gieseking
Number of Discs: 4 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Walter Gieseking (1895-1956) is acknowledged as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, but his renown in the music of Debussy and Ravel in particular has led to other areas of his recorded legacy being comparatively neglected. The set attempts to redress that balance by presenting his rarely reissued complete post-war commercial recordings, made for UK Columbia, of Brahms, Schubert and Schumann. Most of these titles are not otherwise currently available on the market. Gieseking began studying piano at the age of four. After World War II, like many other German artists, Gieseking was blacklisted. By 1947, however, the U.S. military government had cleared his name, and he resumed his American career. His 1953 Carnegie Hall concert Read more garnered him extraordinary popularity in the United States. He is most remembered for his perfect pitch and abnormally good memorization skills. He could study an entire concerto away from the piano and have it memorized in just one day. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pieces (4) for Piano, Op. 119 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
2.
Rhapsodies (2) for Piano, Op. 79 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879; Austria 
3.
Kinderszenen, Op. 15 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
4.
Carnaval, Op. 9 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1835; Germany 
5.
Albumblätter for Piano, Op. 124: no 16, Schlummerlied in E flat major by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1845; Germany 
6.
Waldszenen, Op. 82: no 7, Vogel als Prophet by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1849; Germany 
7.
Pieces (8) for Piano, Op. 76 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
8.
Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
9.
Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
10.
Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
11.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
12.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 935/Op. 142 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
13.
Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 
14.
Pieces (3) for Piano, D 946 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
16.
Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
17.
Počmes (2) for Piano, Op. 32: no 1 in F sharp major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 
18.
Preludes (5) for Piano, Op. 15: no 4 in E major by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Walter Gieseking (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1895-1896; Russia 

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