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Idil Biret: Concertos & Solo Music Edition


Release Date: 05/11/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8501207  
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyCamille Saint-SaënsMaurice RavelJules Massenet,   ... 
Performer:  Idil Biret
Conductor:  Emil TabakovJosé SerebrierJean FournetJames Loughran,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilkent Symphony OrchestraPhilharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 12 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

After making her first solo piano LP recording in 1959 at the age of seventeen, Idil Biret had to wait nearly three decades before recording with an orchestra in a studio. In 1988 she recorded in London the 2nd and 4th Piano Concertos of Saint-Saens with the legendary Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by James Loughran. The Philharmonia Orchestra was established after WWII and employed extensively by another legend of music, the great producer Walter Legge, to make recordings for EMI/HMV. It was led by some of the greatest conductors of the twentieth century, such as Furtwangler, Toscanini, Richard Strauss, and Karajan. Many great pianists had recorded with this orchestra. During the next twenty-five years Biret made recordings of over sixty Read more works for piano and orchestra in studio and at concerts under the baton of eminent conductors including Jean Fournet, Emil Tabakov, and Toshi Shimada. All of these have been released on Naxos and IBA under Naxos catalogue numbers. Additionally, live recordings of other piano concertos from Biret’s concertos from 1954 onwards with eminent orchestras are available as well. All of the aforementioned are included in this enormous release. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 3 in E flat major, Op. 75 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Emil Tabakov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Russia 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in G major, Op. 44 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Emil Tabakov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879-1880; Russia 
3.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Emil Tabakov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
4.
Concert Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra in G major, Op. 56 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  José Serebrier
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Russia 
5.
Concerto for Piano no 5 in F major, Op. 103 "Egyptian" by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Jean Fournet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; France 
6.
Concerto for Piano no 4 in C minor, Op. 44 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  James Loughran
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875; France 
7.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  James Loughran
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; France 
8.
Concerto for Piano in G major by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Jean Fournet
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1929-1931; France 
9.
Concerto for Piano in E flat major by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Alain Pâris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903; France 
10.
Les Djinns, M 45 by César Franck
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Alain Pâris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; France 
11.
Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra, M 46 by César Franck
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Alain Pâris
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885; France 
12.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 
13.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1907; Norway 
14.
Sonata for Piano in A major, D 664/Op. 120 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1819/1825; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Sonata for Piano in F minor, D 625 [fragment] by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
16.
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 3 in G flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
17.
Fantasy for Piano in C major, D 760/Op. 15 "Wanderer" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
18.
Symphonie fantastique (Berlioz), S 470 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Paris, France 
19.
Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 2: no 1, Etude in C sharp minor by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1887-1889; Russia 
20.
Fantasy for Piano in B minor, Op. 28 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1900; Russia 
21.
Etudes (8) for Piano, Op. 42 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; Russia 
22.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 8 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1894; Russia 
23.
Sonata for Piano no 9 in F major, Op. 68 "Black Mass" by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; Russia 
24.
Sonata for Piano no 7 in F sharp major, Op. 64 "White Mass" by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; Russia 
25.
Sonata for Piano no 6, Op. 62 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; Russia 
26.
Sonata for Piano no 10, Op. 70 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; Russia 
27.
Gaspard de la nuit by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; France 
28.
Pictures at an Exhibition for Piano by Modest Mussorgsky
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Russia 
29.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in E major, Op. 75 by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Russia 
30.
Oriental Fantasy for Piano, Op. 18 "Islamey" by Mily Balakirev
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1869/1902; Russia 
31.
Prelude, Chorale and Fugue for Piano, M 21 by César Franck
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; France 
32.
Prelude, Aria and Finale for Piano, M 23 by César Franck
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886-1887; France 
33.
Theme and Variations for Piano in C sharp minor, Op. 73 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; France 
34.
Etude for Piano, Op. 27 "Le chemin de fer" by Charles Valentin Alkan
Performer:  Idil Biret (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; France 

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