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Masters Of The Keyboard / Argerich, Arrau, Richter, Et Al

Release Date: 02/10/2004 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000193202   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachDomenico ScarlattiFranz Joseph HaydnWolfgang Amadeus Mozart,   ... 
Performer:  Martha ArgerichArturo Benedetti MichelangeliChristoph EschenbachMitsuko Uchida,   ... 
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 31 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With artists such as Argerich, Michelangeli, Uchida, Ashkenazy, Richter, Gilels, Schiff, Arrau, de Larrocha, Kocsis, Bolet, Weissenberg, and many more, this 2-disc compilation from DG boasts a "who's who" of the greatest names to ever touch the ivories in a varied program of magical piano-playing. With artists such as Argerich, Michelangeli, Uchida, Ashkenazy, Richter, Gilels, Schiff, Arrau, de Larrocha, Kocsis, Bolet, Weissenberg, and many more, this 2-disc compilation from DG boasts a "who's who" of the greatest names to ever touch the ivories in a varied program of magical piano-playing. Read less

Works on This Recording

Toccata in C minor, BWV 911 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1717; Weimar, Germany 
Length: 10 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Sonata for Harpsichord in C major, K 159/L 104 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Sonata for Keyboard no 50 in D major, H 16 no 37 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Christoph Eschenbach (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1780; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Length: 10 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Rondo for Piano no 3 in A minor, K 511 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Mitsuko Uchida (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1787; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 10 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 2 in E flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Moments musicaux (6) for Piano, D 780/Op. 94: no 2 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  András Schiff (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823-1828; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 6 Minutes 26 Secs. 
Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
Length: 9 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Transcendental Etudes (6) after Paganini, S 140: no 3 "La Campanella" by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Jorge Bolet (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Switzerland 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Romances (3) for Piano, Op. 28: no 2 in F sharp major by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Claudio Arrau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Germany 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 4, Presto in C major "Spinning Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Daniel Barenboim (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Pieces (8) for Piano, Op. 76: no 2, Capriccio in B minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Stephen Kovacevich (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118: no 2, Intermezzo in A major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Radu Lupu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Melodies (2) for Piano, Op. 3: no 1 in F major by Anton Rubinstein
Performer:  Shura Cherkassky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; Russia 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Souvenir de Porto Rico, RO 250/Op. 31 "Marche de Gibaros" by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Performer:  Ivan Davis (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1857; Antilles 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Etudes (6) for Piano, Op. 52: no 6, En forme de Valse by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer:  Magda Tagliaferro (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Vers la flamme, Op. 72 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer:  Sviatoslav Richter (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914; Russia 
Length: 6 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 2 in B flat major, Maestoso by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Vladimir Ashkenazy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1903; Russia 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 10 in B minor, Lento by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Lazar Berman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Suite Iberia: no 13, Navarra [unfinished] by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Alicia De Larrocha (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1906-1908; France 
Length: 6 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
Length: 2 Minutes 49 Secs. 
L'isle joyeuse by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Alexis Weissenberg (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
Le tombeau de Couperin: no 5, Menuet by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Jean-Yves Thibaudet (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1917; France 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Romanian Folkdances (6) for Piano, Sz 56 by Béla Bartók
Performer:  Zoltán Kocsis (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1915; Budapest, Hungary 
Length: 5 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Variations on "I got rhythm" for Piano and Orchestra by George Gershwin
Performer:  Werner Haas (Piano)
Conductor:  Edo De Waart
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Monte Carlo Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Length: 8 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 11: Bewegte Achtel by Arnold Schoenberg
Performer:  Mitsuko Uchida (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Sonata for Piano no 31 in A flat major, Op. 110: 3rd movement, Adagio ma non troppo by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Emil Gilels (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 17 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Toccata In C Minor BWV 911
Sonata in C major, K.159
Piano Sonata in D, H.XVI No.37: 1. Allegro con brio
Piano Sonata in D, H.XVI No.37: 2. Largo e sostenuto
Piano Sonata in D, H.XVI No.37: 3. Finale (Presto, ma non troppo)
Rondo in A minor, K.511
Piano Sonata No.31 in A flat, Op.110: 3. Adagio ma non troppo - Fuga (Allegro ma non troppo)
Impromptu in E flat, D.899 No.2
6 Moments musicaux, Op.94 D.780: No.2 in A flat (Andantino)
Préludes - Book 1, L.117: 8. La fille aux cheveux de lin
Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23: Largo - Moderato - Con fuoco
6 Etudes d'exécution transcendante d'aprčs Paganini, S.140: 3. La Campanella
L'Isle joyeuse
3 Romanzen, Op.28: No. 2 in F sharp (Einfach)
Le tombeau de Couperin - Piano version: 5. Menuet
Lieder ohne Worte, Op.67: No. 4. Presto in C "Spinning Song"
6 Roumanian Folk Dances, BB 68, Sz. 56: 1. Stick Dance
6 Roumanian Folk Dances, BB 68, Sz. 56: 2. Sash Dance
6 Roumanian Folk Dances, BB 68, Sz. 56: 3. In One Spot
6 Roumanian Folk Dances, BB 68, Sz. 56: 4. Horn Dance
6 Roumanian Folk Dances, BB 68, Sz. 56: 5. Roumanian Polka
6 Roumanian Folk Dances, BB 68, Sz. 56: 6. Fast Dance
Three Piano Pieces, Op.11 (1909): 3. Bewegte Achtel
8 Piano Pieces, Op.76: 2. Capriccio in B minor
6 Piano Pieces, Op.118: 2. Intermezzo in A
Melody in F, Op.3, No.1
Souvenir de Porto Rico, Marche des Gibaros
Etude en forme de valse
Vers la flamme, Op.72
Prelude in B flat, Op.23, No.2
Prelude in B minor, Op.32, No.10: Lento
Variations on "I got Rhythm" for Piano and Orchestra

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