[ Philips / BMG / 2 CD ]
Release Date: Thursday 1 June 2000
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This 200-CD edition is not only the largest project ever undertaken by a recording company in the history of recorded music, but it also marks the first time that all the major recording companies have participated in a project developed by one of their competitors. These partners, EMI Classics, BMG Classics, Deutsche Grammophon, Decca, Sony Classical, Vanguard Classics and Teldec Classics, to mention only a few, are among the greatest labels in the history of recorded music. We are also honoured that Steinway & Sons has supported this project from the very beginning and has decided to become our official sponsor.
GREAT PIANISTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY is a celebration of great artistry; it is also the result of extensive and careful research on the part of all who have participated in its creation. We trust that it will bring joy as well as enlightenment to generations of music lovers to come in the new millennium.
1. Prelude and Fugue In A Minor, BWV 543: 1. Prelude
2. Prelude and Fugue In A Minor, BWV 543: 2. Fugue
3. Piano Sontana No.17 In D Minor, Op.31 No.2 'Temptest': 1. Largo - Allegro
4. Piano Sontana No.17 In D Minor, Op.31 No.2 'Temptest': 2. Adagio
5. Piano Sontana No.17 In D Minor, Op.31 No.2 'Temptest': 3. Allegretto
6. Impromptu In E-flat, D.899 No.2
7. Waltzes, Op.39 (Excerpts): No.15 In A-flat
8. Waltzes, Op.39 (Excerpts): No.1 In B
9. Waltzes, Op.39 (Excerpts): No.2 In E
10. Waltzes, Op.39 (Excerpts): No.6 In c-sharp
11. Arabesques on 'An der schonen, blauen Donau'
12. Liebestraum No.3 In A-flat
13. Hungarian Rhapsody No.6 In D-flat
14. Consolation No.5 In E (Andantino)
15. Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
16. 'Rigoletto' Paraphrase
1. Ballade No.1 In G Minor, Op.23
2. Impromptu No.1 In A-flat, Op.29
3. Waltz In E Minor, Op. posth.
4. Waltz In A Minor, Op.34 No.2
5. Mazurka In A Minor, Op.67 No.4
6. Etide In F, Op.25 No.3 'Tristesse'
7. Etude In F, Op.25 No.3
8. Etude In G-flat, Op.10 No.5 'Black Keys'
9. Etude In F, Op.10 No.8
10. Piano Sonata No.2 In B-flat Minor, Op.35 'Funeral March': Grave - Doppio movimento
11. Piano Sonata No.2 In B-flat Minor, Op.35 'Funeral March': Scherzo - Piu Iento - Tempo I
12. Piano Sonata No.2 In B-flat Minor, Op.35 'Funeral March': Marche funebre. Lento
13. Piano Sonata No.2 In B-flat Minor, Op.35 'Funeral March': Finale. Presto
14. Scherzo No.3 In C-sharp Minor, Op.39