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Piano Recitals 1954, 1960, & 1963 / Arrau


Release Date: 01/12/2018 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 19054  
Composer:  Wolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van BeethovenRobert SchumannClaude Debussy,   ... 
Performer:  Claudio Arrau
Number of Discs: 5 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a first release of the recitals from 1954, 1960 in Ludwigsburg and a re-release of the recital from 1963 in Schwetzingen. Claudio Arrau was one of the most prominent pianists of the 20th century with a career that lasted for 80 years. Claudio Arrau, renowned throughout the world as one of the supreme keyboard masters of the century, ended his career by achieving the one artistic goal he had pursued for a lifetime: the total fusion of virtuosity and meaning. Where other famous pianists play the piano for excitement, power or display, Arrau played to probe, to divine, to interpret. Says Arrau, "An interpreter must give his blood to the work interpreted." The famed late doyen of London music critics, Sir Neville Cardus of the Read more Guardian, explained Arrau vividly: "Arrau is the complete pianist. He can revel in the keyboard for its own pianistic sake, representing to us the instrument's range and power, but he can also go beyond piano playing as we are led by his art to the secret chambers of the creative imagination." Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Rondo for Piano no 1 in D major, K 485 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1786; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1804-1805; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Phantasie for Piano in C major, Op. 17 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1838; Germany 
4.
Suite for Piano "Pour le piano" by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1896-1901; France 
5.
Jeux d'eau by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1901; France 
6.
Miroirs: Alborada del gracioso - Excerpt(s) by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904-1905; France 
7.
Polish Songs (6) for Piano (Chopin), S 480: no 5, My darling by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847-1860; Weimar, Germany 
8.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 4 in C sharp minor, B 74 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Poland 
9.
Rondo capriccioso for Piano in E major, Op. 14 by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1824; Germany 
10.
Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
11.
Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
12.
Scherzo for Piano no 4 in E major, B 148/Op. 54 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
13.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
14.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
15.
Rondo for Piano in G major, Op. 51 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: ?1798; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Sonata for Piano no 28 in A major, Op. 101 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Variations and Fugue for Piano in B flat major on a theme by Handel, Op. 24 by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1861; Germany 
18.
Carnaval, Op. 9 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833-1835; Germany 

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