Gina Bachauer: The Rare Recordings / LSO, BBC Symphony, London Orchestra

Release Date: 6/15/2018
Label: Profil
Catalog Number: PH18018
Performer: Gina Bachauer
Number of Discs: 4

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CD
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$35.99
Notes and Editorial Reviews
When Gina Bachauer made her first gramophone recordings in 1949, she could already look back on an impressive career. Alfred Cortot and Sergey Rachmaninov were among her teachers; Dimitri Mitropoulos conducted her first public concert in Athens in 1935, and concert appearances all over Europe soon followed. When the Second World War broke out she was in Egypt, and while there she gave more than 600 concerts to the Allied troops. 1947 saw her resume her professional activities in London and later the USA. For John Barbirolli, she was the “glorious Greek,” and Yehudi Menuhin remembered her warm-hearted humanity “always at one of those cosy tiled stoves in Germany.” Music critics were impressed by the “quite demonstrative cleanness of her solo playing” and the subtle rhythmic nuances clearly audible in the closing bars of the Rondo: “Nothing is drowned out in the pedaling” (Harden, Willmes: Pianistenprofile, Barenreiter Verlag). This extensive release showcases her shining career by presenting her rare recordings, brilliantly remastered for optimal sound quality.
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 16 by Edvard Grieg
Performer: Gina Bachauer (Piano)
Conductor: Basil Cameron
Orchestra/Ensemble: BBC Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868/1907 ; Norway
2. Concerto for Piano no 5 in E flat major, Op. 73 "Emperor" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer: Gina Bachauer (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1809 ; Vienna, Austria
3. Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Gina Bachauer (Piano)
Conductor: Alec Sherman
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1786 ; Vienna, Austria
4. Concerto for Piano no 26 in D major, K 537 "Coronation" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Gina Bachauer (Piano)
Conductor: Alec Sherman
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Orchestra
Period: Classical
Written: 1788 ; Vienna, Austria
5. Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C major, BWV 564 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Gina Bachauer (Piano)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1708-1717 ; ?Weimar, Germany
6. Concerto for Piano no 2 in G minor, Op. 22 by Camille Saint-Saëns
Performer: Gina Bachauer (Piano)
Conductor: Alec Sherman
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; France
7. Ballade for Piano in F sharp major, Op. 19 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer: Gina Bachauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1877-1879 ; France
8. Gaspard de la nuit by Maurice Ravel
Performer: Gina Bachauer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1908 ; France
9. Pour le piano, L. 95 by Claude Debussy
Performer: Gina Bachauer (Piano)
10. Concerto for Piano no 2 in B flat major, Op. 83 by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Gina Bachauer (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1878-1881 ; Austria
11. Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses, S 173: no 7, Funérailles by Franz Liszt
Performer: Gina Bachauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1845-1852 ; Weimar, Germany
12. Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244: no 12 in C sharp minor by Franz Liszt
Performer: Gina Bachauer (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1846-1885 ; Weimar, Germany
13. Rhapsodie espagnole for Piano, S 254 by Franz Liszt
Performer: Gina Bachauer (Piano)
Conductor: Alec Sherman
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: circa 1863 ; Rome, Italy
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