Concertos, Sonatas & Pieces / Solomon

Release Date: 7/3/2020
Label: Profil
Catalog Number: PH20032
Performer: Solomon
Number of Discs: 10

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$41.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
Solomon (1902-1988) was one of the best and most successful concert pianists in the world when in December 1956 his career came to an abrupt end after a debilitating stroke. This collection is the first to offer an overview that ranges from the most important early recordings such as Brahms’s Handel Variations and the concerto by Arthur Bliss premiered by Solomon, via the exemplary Beethoven sonatas, to the last performances in Rome, Berlin and London. The critics praised Solomon's recordings, above all, for his tonally beautiful, powerful and yet sophisticated playing. On the subject of the Beethoven sonatas, Joachim Kaiser praised the inner meaning of Solomon’s “austerity”, perceiving an astringency, a fire sparked by the work itself, a total commitment to the interpretation and meaning of every single note.

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REVIEW:

Solomon’s coloristic intuition and refined tonal qualities, combined with a well handled rubato, are wonderfully vivid, especially in the solo pieces included here. Whoever is satisfied with pure beauty and brilliant pianism is certainly well served.

– Pizzicato (Remy Franck)
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 19 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1793/1798 ; Vienna, Austria
2. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1809 ; Vienna, Austria
3. Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Paris, France
4. Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1842 ; Paris, France
5. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831 ; Poland
6. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 2 in E flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831 ; Poland
7. Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 133 "Sostenuto" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1840 ; Paris, France
8. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1836-1839 ; Paris, France
9. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 8 in F major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1829 ; Poland
10. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 1 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1836 ; Paris, France
11. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 2 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1836 ; Paris, France
12. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 3 in F major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1832-1836 ; Paris, France
13. Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841 ; Paris, France
14. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841-1845 ; Germany
15. Concerto for Piano no 15 in B flat major, K 450 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1784 ; Vienna, Austria
16. Sonata for Piano no 18 in D major, K 576 "Hunt" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1789 ; Vienna, Austria
17. Sonata for Piano no 13 in B flat major, K 333 (315c) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1783-1784 ; Linz, Austria
18. Sonata for Keyboard no 50 in D major, H 16 no 37 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: by 1780 ; Eszterhazá, Hungary
19. Sonata for Piano no 3 in F minor, Op. 5 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1853 ; Germany
20. Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1810-1811 ; Vienna, Austria
21. Trio for Piano and Strings no 7 in B flat major, Op. 97 "Archduke" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1810-1811 ; Vienna, Austria
22. Sonata for Piano no 8 in C minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1797-1798 ; Vienna, Austria
23. Sonata for Piano no 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1804-1805 ; Vienna, Austria
24. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1801 ; Vienna, Austria
25. Sonata for Cello and Piano no 5 in D major, Op. 102 no 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1815 ; Vienna, Austria
26. Concerto for Piano no 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23 by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
27. Concerto for Piano in F sharp minor, Op. 20 by Alexander Scriabin
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1896 ; Russia
28. Hungarian Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, S 123 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1852 ; Weimar, Germany
29. Concerto for Piano in B flat major, F 108 by Sir Arthur Bliss
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1938-1939 ; England
30. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868/1907 ; Norway
31. Intermezzi (3) for Piano, Op. 117: no 2 in B flat minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Austria
32. Concerto for Piano no 1 in D minor, Op. 15 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1854-1858 ; Germany
33. Rhapsodies (2) for Piano, Op. 79: no 2 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1879 ; Austria
34. Variations and Fugue for Piano in B flat major on a theme by Handel, Op. 24 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1861 ; Germany
35. Carnaval, Op. 9 by Robert Schumann
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1833-1835 ; Germany
36. Sonata for Piano no 3 in C major, Op. 2 no 3 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1794-1795 ; Vienna, Austria
37. Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 no 2 "Moonlight" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Classical
Written: 1801 ; Vienna, Austria
38. Italian Concerto, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1735 ; Leipzig, Germany
39. Fantasies (7) for Piano, Op. 116: no 4, Intermezzo in E major by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Austria
40. Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 118: no 6, Intermezzo in E flat minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1892 ; Austria
41. Rhapsodies (2) for Piano, Op. 79: no 1 in B minor by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1879 ; Austria
42. Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1837 ; Paris, France
43. Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1841 ; Paris, France
44. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 1 in B flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer: Solomon (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1830-1831 ; Poland
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