Piano: Great Recordings

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W. A. MOZART / RACHMANINOV / BEETHOVEN / SCARLATTI / BACH / DVORAK / SCHUMANN / etc
Piano: Great Recordings
Robert Casadesus, Vladimir Horowitz, Martha Argerich, Leon Fleisher, Yefin Bronfman, Byron Janis, Emil Gilels, etc

[ Sony RCA Red Seal / 30 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Monday 20 February 2017

A special selection of the most outstanding and bestselling albums by leading pianists of the 20th and 21st century. Includes Rubinstein, Horowitz, Gould, Perhia, Kissin, Volodos, Richter, Serkin, Gilels and many more.

Rosette (highest rating) Penguin Stereo Guide (on the Robert Casadesus Mozart)

"Kissin takes his time over the Ballades, emphasising their intensity but without becoming mired in too much indulgence." MusicWeb on Kissin Chopin Ballads

"Gould gives one of the most personal performances of the French Suites available on disc." MusicWeb on Gould Bach French Suites

"Horowitz plays Scarlatti is one of the great joys of the collection. He plays twelve sonatas and it's impossible to choose one performance to exemplify his aesthetic." MusicWeb

"The performance of Lupu and Perahia is full of haunting poetry, with each of these highly individual artists challenging the other in imagination." Penguin Guide on the Perahia / Lupu Mozart & Schubert

Tracks:

Bach, J S:
French Suites Nos. 1-6, BWV812-817
Glenn Gould (piano)

Goldberg Variations, BWV988
Murray Perahia (piano)

Beethoven:
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
Rudolf Serkin (piano)
The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy

Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata'
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
Leon Fleisher (piano)
The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell

Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106 'Hammerklavier'
John Ogdon (piano)

Chopin:
Ballades Nos. 1-4
Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57
Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60
Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Op. 54
Evgeny Kissin (piano)

Mozart:
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 21 in C Major, K.467 "Elvira Madigan"
Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.24 in C minor, K.491
Piano sonata No 12 in F K332
Robert Casadesus (piano)
The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell

Piano Sonata No. 1 in C, K279
Piano Sonata No. 2 in F, K280
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B flat, K281
Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major K282
Piano Sonata No. 5 in G, K283
Rondo in D major, K485
Lili Kraus (piano)

Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K482
Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major, K537 'Coronation'
Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
English Chamber Orchestra, Sir Colin Davis

Mussorgsky:
Pictures at an Exhibition (piano version)
Yefim Bronfman (piano)

Nielsen:
Chaconne, Op. 32 (FS79)
Den Luciferiske Suite, Op. 45 (FS91)
John Ogdon (piano)

Schubert:
Piano Sonata No. 1 in E major, D157
Piano Sonata No. 18 in G major, D894
Arcadi Volodos (piano)

Schumann:
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
Byron Janis (piano)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17
Fantasiestücke, Op. 12
Martha Argerich (piano)

Stravinsky:
Petrushka
Yefim Bronfman (piano)

Tchaikovsky:
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
Emil Gilels (piano)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner

Weber:
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, J. 98, Op. 11
Piano Concerto No. 2 in E flat major, J. 155, Op. 32
Gerhard Oppitz (piano)
Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Sir Colin Davis

and much much more