Artur Balsam In Concert At The Manhattan School Of Music

Release Date: 6/5/2007
Label: Bridge
Catalog Number: BCD9226A/B
Performer: Artur Balsam
Number of Discs: 2

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$16.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
This exciting release presents the Polish born pianist Artur Balsam (1904-1994) in concert performances given during the latter part of the great artist's career. The two-disc set is drawn from three recitals given by the pianist in 1982, 1986 and 1987. Balsam's intense musicality and his formidable technique remained with him to the end of his life and these recordings, crowned by a stunning account of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, show him deepening his art to the end.
Works on This Recording
1. Sonata for Keyboard no 60 in C major, H 16 no 50 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Artur Balsam (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: c1794-95 ;
2. Variations (33) for Piano on a Waltz by Diabelli in C major, Op. 120 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Artur Balsam (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1819-1823 ; Vienna, Austria
3. Pieces (4) for Piano, Op. 119: no 1, Intermezzo in B minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Artur Balsam (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Austria
4. Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118: no 2, Intermezzo in A major by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Artur Balsam (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Austria
5. Pieces (8) for Piano, Op. 76: no 5, Capriccio in C sharp minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Artur Balsam (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878 ; Austria
6. Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 1, Andante in E flat major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer: Artur Balsam (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841-1845 ; Germany
7. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Artur Balsam (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846 ; Paris, France
8. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 142/Op. 48: no 2 in F sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Artur Balsam (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841 ; Paris, France
9. Polonaises (2) for Piano, B 90/Op. 26: no 2 in E flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Artur Balsam (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1834-1835 ; Paris, France
10. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17: no 4 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Artur Balsam (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1832-1833 ; Paris, France
11. Variations for Piano in B flat major on a theme from Hérold's "Ludovic", B 80/Op. 12 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Artur Balsam (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1833 ; Paris, France
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