Byron Janis: The RCA Recordings 1950 - 1959 [5 CD set]

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Byron Janis: The RCA Recordings 1950 - 1959 [5 CD set]
Byron Janis (piano) / Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner

[ Sony / RCA Classical Masters / 5 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Sunday 16 October 2016

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Byron Janis has been called one of the most exciting and dynamic American pianists to emerge on the post-war scene. All of his RCA recordings, dating from 1947 to 1959, are collected in the new 5-CD set. The performances include Beethoven sonatas ("bracing, virile interpretations [that] sound as fresh and modern today as they must have 60-plus years ago - ClassicsToday.com), extensive Chopin and Liszt selections, as well as concertos by Schumann, Rachmaninoff (the First and Third), Liszt (Totentanz) and Strauss (Burleske) with the Chicago and Boston Symphony orchestras under Fritz Reiner and Charles Munch, all played with "steel-edged articulation, nervous energy, and gauntly singing lines" (ClassicsToday.com).

Tracks:

includes

Beethoven:
Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 31 No. 2 'Tempest'
Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 'Waldstein'
Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109

Brahms:
Waltz, Op. 39 No. 1 in B major
Waltz, Op. 39 No. 2 in E major
Waltz, Op. 39 No. 6 in C sharp major
Waltz, Op. 39 No. 15 in A flat major

Chopin:
Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre'
Étude Op. 10 No. 5 in G flat major 'Black Key'
Scherzo No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39
Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

Gershwin:
Rhapsody in Blue

Liszt:
Totentanz, S126 for piano & orchestra
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner
Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto, S.434 after Verdi's opera
Liebestraum, S541 No. 3 (Nocturne in A flat major)
Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 6 in D flat major

Mussorgsky:
Pictures at an Exhibition (piano version)

Rachmaninov:
Piano Concerto No. 1 in F sharp minor, Op. 1
Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner

Schubert:
Impromptu in E flat major, D899 No. 2
Schulz-Evler:
Arabesques on themes from 'The Beautiful Blue Danube'

Schumann:
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner

Strauss, R:
Burleske for Piano and orchestra in D minor, AV85
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner