Rudolf Serkin: The Complete RCA Album Collection

 
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J. S. BACH / BARTOK / MESSIAEN / MOZART / STRAVINSKY / etc
Rudolf Serkin: The Complete RCA Album Collection
Rudolf Serkin (piano) with Peter Serkin, Ruth Laredo, Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Pablo Casals, etc

[ Sony Classical Masters / 35 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Monday 20 July 2020

In Memoriam of Grammy winning pianist Peter Serkin (1947-2020), a "brilliant instrumentalist, sensitive, original interpreter and performer of uncommon vitality" (Michael Steinberg)

His complete legacy on RCA and Columbia/Sony, released between 1965 and 1996, in a 35-CD collection with facsimile LP and CD sleeves and a booklet with an appreciation by Jed Distler and full discographical notes.

"Thank you so much for your interest in my old recordings and for being so enterprising and bringing them out in a box set now. When I first heard about this project I thought that some of those recordings are not good enough […].

I have listened to [them] over the weekend, and I've had a change of heart about it. Even the ones I would not play that way now still may have redeeming aspects, and some of them I actually enjoyed quite a lot. …" - Peter Serkin

Peter Serkin was closely involved in the preparation for this edition but sadly did not live to see its release. He died on February 1, 2020 at his home in Red Hook, N.Y.

Tracks:

Includes:
Bach, J S: Goldberg Variations, BWV988
Bach, J S: Concerto for Three Keyboards in D minor, BWV1063
Bach, J S: Toccata in E minor, BWV914
Bach, J S: Sonata for Violin & Harpsichord No. 3 in E major, BWV1016
Mozart: Concerto for 2 Pianos and Orchestra No. 10 in E flat, K365
Busoni: Fantasia Contrappuntistica
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 1, BB 91, Sz. 83
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3, BB 127, Sz. 119
Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 8 in E flat major, D568
Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K457
Mozart: Rondo in A minor, K511
Messiaen: Vingt Regards sur l'enfant Jésus
Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du temps
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 16 in D major, K451
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K453
Chopin: Nocturne No. 4 in F major, Op. 15 No. 1
Chopin: Mazurka No. 34 in C major, Op. 56 No. 2
Chopin: Mazurka No. 62 in A flat major, Op. posth.
Chopin: Mazurka No. 28 in B major, Op. 41 No. 3
Chopin: Mazurka No. 23 in D major, Op. 33 No. 2
Chopin: Mazurka No. 49 in F minor, Op. 68 No. 4
Schubert: Piano Quintet in A major, D667 'The Trout'
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 18 in B flat major, K456
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K459
Stravinsky: L'Histoire du Soldat: Suite for violin, clarinet & piano
Chopin: Trois Nouvelles Études: Étude in A flat major
Chopin: Prelude Op. posth. in A flat major (No. 26)
Chopin: Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57
Chopin: Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60
Takemitsu: Quatrain II
Takemitsu: Water-ways
Chopin: Mazurka No. 36 in A minor, Op. 59 No. 1
Chopin: Mazurka No. 37 in A flat major, Op. 59 No. 2
Chopin: Mazurka No. 38 in F sharp minor, Op. 59 No. 3
Chopin: Impromptu No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 29
Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47
Chopin: Nocturne No. 16 in E flat major, Op. 55 No. 2
Chopin: Andante spianato & Grande Polonaise, Op. 22
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 'Moonlight'
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata'
Bach, J S: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6 BWV1046-1051