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Naxos Historical


Naxos digra katalog med historiska inspelningar är en riktig skattkista, för såväl erfarna samlare som nybörjare inom klassisk musik. Här finns hundratals inspelningar med 1900-talets allra största och mest talangfulla musiker och artister, omsorgsfullt restaurerade för att möta dagens krav på ljudbild och kvalitet.

Samlade i olika serier presenteras de bästa dirigenterna, pianisterna, violinisterna, cellisterna och sångarna från förr. Från Bartók till Rachmaninov, från Heifetz till Kreisler – en fest för alla musikälskare!

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Image Beethoven / Grieg / Schubert - Violinsonater
Fritz Kreisler, violin; Segej Rachmaninov, piano.
Ludwig van Beethoven

Violinsonat nr 8 Op 30:3

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Image Symphony No. 6
Furtwänglers legandariska HMV-inspelning från 1938, med Berlinfilharmonikerna, av Tjajkovskijs sjätte symfoni.
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra / Wilhelm Furtwangler

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Image Enigma Variations
Här dirigerar Edward Elgar själv bl a de populära "Enigmavariationerna". Inspelningarna är gjorda mellan åren 1926-1933.

BBC Symphony Orchestra; London Symphony Orchestra;

Royal Albert Hall Orchestra/Edward Elgar

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Image Gigli Edition, Vol. 1
Mästertenoren Beniamino Gigli sjunger operaarior ur t ex Puccinis "La Boheme" och "Tosca", "Mefistofele" av Boito och Mascagnis "Cavalleria Rusticana".

Beniamino Gigli, tenor
Gemma Bosini, sopran
Maria Zamboni, sopran
Elvira Casazza, mezzosopran
Dario Zani, baryton
Carlo Scattola, bas

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Image Aida (Complete)
Denna inspelning från Rom 1952 har hyllats av många, och här kan vi höra några av de största italienska sångarna som fanns att tillgå vid denna tid, såsom sopranen Renata Tebaldi.
Vi rekommenderar även två andra utgåvor på Naxos Historical där Renata Tebaldi medverkar - "La Bohème" (8.110252) och "Madam Butterfly" (8.110254).

Renata Tebaldi, sopran;
Ebe Stignani, mezzosopran;
Piero de Palma, tenor;
Mario del Monaco, tenor;
Fernando Corena, baryton;
Aldo Protti, baryton;
Dario Caselli, bas.

Chorus and Orchestra of
the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Rome / Alberto Erede.

92 kr (149 kr)
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Image Piano Sonata No. 2
Alfred Cortot was renowned above all as a pianist whose interpretations, especially of the works of Schumann, Debussy and Chopin, were often on a spiritual level.This 1953 performance of Chopin's Piano Sonata No. 2 is his fifth and final commercial recording of the work (the 1928 recording is available on Naxos 8.111065; the 1927 recording is unissued). Cortot wanted to record the work again partly because he felt his interpretation would be 'an example for the young pianists, who are so little imbued with the Romantic spirit'. His 1953 and third recording of Schumann's Kinderszenen is notable for the familiar singing tone and poetic warmth he brings to Kind im Einschlummern (Child falling asleep) and Der Dichter spricht (The poet speaks). Cortot's interpretation of the youthful romanticism of Carnaval is full of colour and character,far preferable to bland and uninspired subsequent accounts from lesser pianists.

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Image Preludes Op 28
Detta är den första volymen av fem i Naxos serie med Alfred Cortots Chopininspelningar från 78-varvseran.
Alfred Cortot, piano.

24 Preludier Op 28

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Image Ballades/Nocturnes
• As with previous discs, this fifth and final release in the Naxos series of Cortot’s 78 rpm era Chopin recordings includes versions of recordings which have not been reissued often, if at all. The 1929 set of Ballades, which emerge from Cortot’s hands with all the passion and emotion, poetry and tenderness that were the hallmark of his playing, has been chosen over the more familiar 1933 remake.

• The 1949 re-recording of the Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2 has not previously been available on CD outside of Japan. Cortot’s phrasing, colourful tonal palette and singing tone in the F major and C sharp minor Nocturnes are without equal, while the dramatic middle sections of these works explode in anguish or ecstasy.

• Posterity has judged Alfred Cortot as one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. His Naxos Historical recording of Chopin and Schumann Piano Concertos had him elevated in The Sunday Times as “The great French pianist famous for…. his magical touch and lovely singing tone and a flexibility of phrasing and movement as natural as breathing.”

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Image Etudes (Complete)
International Piano skrev bl a följande om de tidigare volymerna i denna serie (Preludier, 8.111023 & Valser, 8.111035): is the pianist’s tonal variety that sets this playing apart...

...Credit must go to Mark Obert-Thorn’s transfers, which manage to convey Cortot’s special tone and nuance, plus a sense of acoustic space...
Alfred Cortot, piano

Etyder Op 10

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Image Piano Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3

Posterity has judged Alfred Cortot as one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. His Naxos Historical recording of Chopin and Schumann Piano Concertos had him elevated in The Sunday Times as “The great French pianist famous for…. his magical touch and lovely singing tone and a flexibility of phrasing and movement as natural as breathing.”

This fourth disc in the Naxos five volume series devoted to his 78 rpm era recordings of Chopin includes three rarities: My Joys and the Polonaise-Fantasie, both unreleased on 78 rpm, and the first-ever CD appearance of the1933 version of the Piano Sonata No. 2. Completed in only fourteen takes on 6th July, this version of the Sonata has incredible energy, particularly in the last movement.

The stunning performance of the Grande Polonaise, Op. 22, demonstrates Cortot’s total understanding of Chopin’s use of the decorated melodic line. The popular Polonaise in A flat, Op. 53 is played with majestic swagger and pomp, aided by a well recorded Steinway piano.
Alfred Cortot - Chopin

78 rpm recordings Vol. 4

49 kr (79 kr)
Image Waltzes (Nos. 1-14)
Detta är den andra volymen av fem i Naxos serie med Alfred Cortots Chopininspelningar från 78-varvseran.

...this whole series of valses is played with an
artistry that a few technical lapses cannot mar...

...The records are an object lesson in
the difficult art of rubato

(Gramophone, 1934)

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Image Encores
This collection brings together Alfred Cortot’s complete electrical recordings for the Victor Talking Machine Company. Of special interest to collectors are the March 1925 recordings of the second half of Chopin’s G minor Ballade, which here receives its first CD release outside Japan, and Liszt’s Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11, transferred for this Naxos release from a vinyl test pressing for the unissued twelveinch 78rpm. All these early electrical recordings are notable not only for the improved quality of sound, but for the way the microphone captured Cortot’s huge palette of tonal colours, on a Steinway piano rather than his preferred Pleyel. As a critic wrote after Cortot’s 5th January 1927 recital at New York’s Aeolian Hall: ‘He is one of those great musicians from whose readings of familiar works there is almost invariably something to learn and remember… it would be hard to surpass his sincerity, his feeling, his colouring, and declamation of the music. Nor are many as fortunate as he in striking the mean between what is nobly expressive and what is sentimental….’

Alfred Cortot, piano
Alfred Cortot - Encores

Franz Schubert
1. Litanei auf das Fest aller Seelen, D. 343 (arr. A. Cortot for piano)

Fryderyk Chopin
2. Impromptu No. 2 in F sharp major, Op. 36
3. Etude No. 13 in A flat major, Op. 25, No. 1, "Harp Study"
4. Waltz No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64, No. 2
5. Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23 (concluding section)

Johannes Brahms
6. 5 Lieder, Op. 49: No. 4. Wiegenlied (Lullaby) (arr. A. Cortot for piano)

Franz Liszt
7. 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244/R106: Rhapsody No. 11 in A minor

Carl Maria von Weber
8. Aufforderung zum Tanze (Invitation to the Dance), Op. 65, J. 260

George Frideric Handel
9. Keyboard Suite No. 5 in E major, HWV 430: IV. Air and Variations, "The Harmonius Blacksmith"

Isaac Albéniz
10. Chant d'Espagne, Op. 232: III. Sous le palmier

Carl Maria von Weber
11. Aufforderung zum Tanze (Invitation to the Dance), Op. 65, J. 260

Fryderyk Chopin
12. Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
13. Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57

Franz Liszt
14. 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244/R106: Rhapsody No. 2 in C sharp minor
15. 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244/R106: Rhapsody No. 11 in A minor
16. Verdi - Rigoletto: Paraphrase de concert , S434/R267

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Image 1929-1937 Recordings
Ranked among the most insightful of pianists for his exploration of the spiritual depths of the music he interpreted, Alfred Cortot was a multi-faceted musician with a wide-ranging repertoire. This album couples small treasures such as the four miniatures by Purcell and Bach's transcription of a Vivaldi Concerto, with masterpieces by Mendelssohn and Franck, of whose music Cortot was one of the greatest exponents. In Cortot's hands, even Saint-Saëns's technically demanding Étude en forme de Valse poses no obstacles to his enviable lightness of touch.

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Image Piano Sonata No. 2
Alfred Cortot was one of the very greatest pianists of the 20th Century, renowned above all for his intuitive, highly personal interpretations of Romantic masterpieces. Drawn from sessions in London between 1931 and 1948, these recordings include a wonderfully poetic reading of Weber's introspective and playful Second Piano Sonata, and intense yet subtly nuanced renditions of Liszt's groundbreaking B minor Sonata, issued almost entirely from first takes, and Légende No. 2. Cortot's own arrangements imbue Schubert's Litanei and Brahms's famous Lullaby with a heartfelt touch.

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Image Piano Concertos
Arthur Rubinstein’s career extended well into his eighties, with his final recital taking place in London’s Wigmore Hall in June 1976 at the age of 87. In the late 1920s Rubinstein’s playing contained a joie de vivre that was missing from his later more serious and occasionally stolid recordings. This 1929 recording of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 is notable for Rubinstein’s overall fleetness and light-footed approach. The result is a refreshing and exciting reading. Rubinstein’s 1932 recording of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 is similarly characterised by a lack of weightiness and a freshness of approach that makes this reading a delight to hear. At the beginning, when Rubinstein plays the first statement of the theme in octaves, how beautifully and lyrically he shapes the phrases, and he keeps the underlying rhythm going in the following short cadenza so that it sounds an integral part of the movement.

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Image Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
This release is the first in a series devoted to Arthur Rubinstein's 'middle period' Chopin cycle, recorded from the mid-1940s through the mid-1950s. Long admired by Rubinstein aficionados, these interpretations (the pianist's second of both works) have been said to combine the fire and youthful exuberance of his 1930s recordings with the greater maturity and structural coherence that characterize his final stereo tapings. The 1946 Carnegie Hall recording of Concerto No. 2 boasts excellent sound quality due to the use of lacquer discs later transferred to tape for LP release.

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Image Piano Sonata No. 2 / Preludes
This fourth instalment in the Naxos series of Rubinstein's middle period Chopin recordings (after the two Piano Concertos on 8.111296, the Polonaises on 8.111346 and the Waltzes and Impromptus on 8.111365) presents recordings from the two extreme ends of the period. The Sonata and Preludes were recorded in 1946 and first issued on 78 rpm discs, while the remaining selections were recorded on tape in 1957 and 1958. When the recording of the Preludes, Rubinstein's only commital of the work to disc, was issued in the UK in 1955, Gramophone declared: 'As a whole, this masterly performance is the best we have had so far of Chopin's great work'.

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Image Polonaises
Arthur Rubinstein recorded the first seven Polonaises of Chopin three times. The fine performances heard here, from the middle period of his recording career, still stand as among the best, for Rubinstein was one of only a handful of pianists able to imbue these Polish works with such rhythm, nobility and vigour.'These impressive pieces are played with authority and a fine sense of their inner meaning and have been faithfully reproduced.' (The New Records, May 1952). Rubinstein's first, 1935/6 recording of the Polonaises is available on Naxos 8.110661.

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92 kr (149 kr)
Image Nocturnes and Scherzi
"How remarkable to to have the greatest of Rubinstein's Chopin, his 1932-39 recoridngs, available on Naxos. A bargain of bargains, no more extrovert or subtly ebusive Chopin exists."

Artur Rubinstein, piano

99 kr (159 kr)
Image Piano Concerto No. 2
Although Rubinstein did not play many works by Rachmaninov, he made four recordings of the Piano Concerto No. 2. If, in this May 1946 recording, Rubinstein's adherence to the text is not always completely accurate, his performance is full of exhilaration and panache with fast tempos and a climax judged to have any audience jumping to its feet. The 1947 recording of the Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini is remarkable, even today, for the high quality of the sound, described as 'Stunning! The recording is almost too vivid', by a critic in 1948. The only solo work of Rachmaninov that Rubinstein committed to disc was the famous Prelude in C sharp minor Op. 3 No. 2 which he recorded twice.

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Image Italian Concerto
This release contains all of Schnabel’s commercial disc recordings of the works of J. S. Bach, a composer whose keyboard music the pianist felt was too intimate for performance in the concert hall. One of Schnabel’s greatest talents was the ability to employ not only seemingly natural tempos but, more importantly, the perfect tempo relationship between sections and movements. Of the recording of the Toccata in C minor, BWV 911, one critic wrote upon its release, ‘Schnabel has rarely made a more satisfying recording than this. He refuses speed and brilliance to the opening Allegro moderato, taking it more slowly than is usual… he makes the transition to the Adagio seem inevitably right.’ The Prelude and Fugue from The Well- Tempered Clavier was the last recording Schnabel made before his death in 1951.

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Image Piano Works Vol 4
Artur Schnabel, piano.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Pianosonat nr 11 B-dur Op 22

1. Allegro con brio

2. Adagio con molta espressione

3. Menuetto

4. Rondo: Allegretto

Pianosonat nr 12 Ass-dur Op 26

5. Andante con variazioni

6. Scherzo

7. Marcia funebre sulla morte d'un Eroe

8. Allegro

Pianosonat nr 13 Ess-dur Op 27:1

9. Andante

10. Allegro molto e vivace

11. Adagio con espressione

12. Allegro vivace

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Image Piano Works Vol 5
Volym 5 i Naxos serie med Schhnabels legendariska tolkningar av Beethovens pianosonater innehåller bla "Månskenssonaten".

"...his [Schnabel's] musical conduct is impeccable: his rhythm alive as fire, his line ringingly clear, his articulation acute but unfussy, his ability to convey a work's formal plasticity unrivalled."

(The Sunday Times)
Artur Schnabel, piano.

Ludwig van Beethoven - Pianosonater, vol 5

Ludwig van Beethoven

Pianosonat nr 14 ciss-moll Op 27:2 "Månskenssonaten"

1. Adagio sostenuto

2. Allegretto

3. Presto agitato

Pianosonat nr 15 15 D-dur Op 28 "Pastoral"

4. Allegro

5. Andante

6. Scherzo

7. Rondo

Pianosonat nr 16 G-dur Op 31:1

8. Allegro vivace

9. Adagio grazioso

10. Rondo - Allegretto

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Image Piano Works Vol 6
Den sjätte volymen i serien där Artur Schnabel tolkar Beethovens samtliga pianosonater innehåller bl a "Pianosonat nr 21", den s k "Waldsteinsonaten".

Artur Schnabel, piano.

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Image Piano Works Vol 7
I denna sjunde volym i serien med Schnabels legendariska inspelningar av Beethovens pianosonater ingår bl a "Appassionata" och "Les Adieux".

Artur Schnabel, piano.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Pianosonat nr 22 F-dur Op 54

1. In tempo d'un Menuetto

2. Allegretto

Pianosonat nr 23 f-moll Op 57 "Appassionata"

3. Allegro assai

4. Andante con moto

5. Allegro ma non troppo

Pianosonatnr 24 Fiss-dur Op 78

6. Adagio cantabile - Allegro ma non troppo

7. Allegro vivace

Pianosonat nr 25 G-dur Op 79

8. Presto alla tedesca

9. Andante

10. Vivace

Pianosonat nr 26 Ess-dur Op 81a "Les Adieux"

11. Adagio - Allegro

12. Andante espressivo

13. Vivacissimamente

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Image Piano Works Vol 8
I denna sjunde volym med Beethovens kompletta pianoverk ingår den kända "Hammarklaversonaten".
Artur Schnabel, piano.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Pianosonat nr 27 e-moll, Op 90

1. I. Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck

2. II. Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen

Pianosonat nr 28 A-dur, Op 101

3. I. Allegretto, ma non troppo

4. II. Vivace alla Marcia

5. III. Adagio, ma non troppo, con affetto

6. IV. Allegro

Pianosonat nr 29 B-dur, Op 106 "Hammarklvarsonaten"

7. I. Allegro

8. II. Scherzo: Assai vivace

9. III. Adagio sostenuto

10. IV. Largo - Allegro risoluto

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Image Piano Works Vol 9
Här kan vi höra den enastående Beethoveninterpreten Artur Schnabel tolka sena sonater av Beethoven, bl a "Pianosonat nr 32" som var en av Artur Schnabels favoritverk av Beethoven.

Artur Schnabel, piano.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Pianosonat nr 30 E-dur Op 109

1. I. Vivace, ma non troppo

2. II. Prestissimo molto cantabile ed espressivo

3. III. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo

Pianosonat nr 31 Ass-dur Op 110

4. I. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo

5. II. Allegro molto

6. III. Adagio ma non troppo - Fuga

Pianosonat nr 32 c-moll Op 111

7. I. Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato

8. II. Arietta (Adagio molto semplice [e] cantabile)

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Image Piano Works Vol 10
Artur Schnabel, piano.
Ludwig van Beethoven

1. Rondo A-dur WoO49

2. Menuett Ess-dur WoO 82

Sju Bagateller Op 33

3. Nr 1 Ess-dur

4. Nr 2 C-dur

5. Nr 3 F-dur

6. Nr 4 A-dur

7. Nr 5 C-dur

8. Nr 6 D-dur

9. Nr 7 Ass-dur

Sex Variationer F-dur Op 34

10. Tema: Adagio - Cantabile

11. Variation I

12. Variation II: Allegro, ma non troppo

13. Variation III: Allegretto

14. Variation IV: Tempo di Minuetto

15. Variation V: Marcia

16. Variation VI: Allegretto

17-33. Femton Variationer och Fuga Ess-dur över ett tema ur "Eroicasymfonin" Op 35

34. Fantasi g-moll Op 77

35. Bagatell a-moll WoO59 "Für Elise"

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Image Piano Works Vol 11
Ingår gör här Beethovens kända "Diabellivariationer".
Artur Schnabel, piano.

Ludwig van Beethoven

33 variationer över en vals av Anton Diabelli C-dur, Op 120

Bagateller, Op 126

Rondo a capriccio G-dur, Op 129

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Image Piano Concerto No. 27
Not long after his February 1934 London Queen's Hall concert comprising three Mozart concertos, Schnabel made his first recording of a Mozart piano concerto, No. 27 in B flat major, K.595, at the recently opened and well equipped Abbey Road Studios. Completed in one session, this recording is notable not only for the excellence of its sound but for the moulding of the slow movement, taken at a slow tempo, but without any loss of the tension between successive notes or of the coherence of harmonic progressions. Schnabel's recording of the Concerto for two pianos, with his son Karl Ulrich, is made up entirely of first takes. In the Rondo in A minor, K.511, Schnabel beautifully shapes the phrases and avoids sentimentality or overt intensity of expression.

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Image Early Recordings, Vol. 1 (The)
Michelangeli's first recordings were made for HMV in Milan in 1939, following his win at the Geneva International Piano Competition. In Granados's Andaluza Michelangeli uses a soulful singing tone to great advantage, while his phenomenal virtuoso technique can be heard in Marescotti's Fantasque, one of the test pieces for the Geneva Competition. These and the 1948 recordings of Bach, Galuppi and Brahms demonstrate that as a young man Michelangeli was already a consummate artist. As a critic wrote about the recording of the Brahms Paganini Variations: 'What a pianist! Technically, the playing is astonishing: interpretatively, here is a very great musician.... altogether this is the most exciting piano performance and recording I have heard for many a long day.'

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Image Early Recordings, Vol. 2 (The)
Producer and Audio Restoration Engineer: Ward Marston

Also available:
Michelangeli - The Early Recordings Vol 1 (1939-1948) 8.111351

49 kr (79 kr)
Image Piano Concertos
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, piano
Milan La Scala Orchestra
Antonio Pedrotti, conductor

Michelangeli was a peerless aristocrat of the piano. He had made his recording début for HMV in Milan in 1939, and in 1942 went into studios in the same city to record two major concertos for German Telefunken. Schumann's Piano Concerto is played with a dazzling, almost improvisatory freedom, whereas the Grieg Piano Concerto is a forthright, poetic and virtuosic performance, albeit one of great warmth. The smaller pieces reveal his outstanding gradations of tone. Remarkably, Michelangeli never re-recorded either concerto again in the studio.

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Image Mikrokosmos, excerpts
This disc presents Béla Bartók's complete published American Columbia recordings, made in a series of sessions in New York in April and May 1940. Although this was a time of great difficulty for the émigré composer, with the upheaval of migration, the strain of illness and several career challenges, one can only be compelled by the fire and dynamism of his playing and rewarded by his interaction with legendary violinist Joseph Szigeti and clarinetist Benny Goodman. These authoritative interpretations of his music rank among the musical treasures of the wartime discography.

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Image Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 5
Inspelning från 1938 av Beethovens "Kejsarkonsert" med pianisten Benno Moiseiwitch.

Benno Moiseiwitsch, piano.

Philharmonia Orchestra / Malcolm Sargent.

*London Philharmonic Orchestra / George Szell.

Ludwig van Beethoven

Pianokonsert nr 3 c-moll Op 37

1. I. Allegro con brio

2. II. Largo

3. III. Rondo Allegro

Pianokonsert nr 5 Ess-dur Op 73 "Kejsarkonserten"

4. I. Allegro

5. II. Adagio

6. III. Rondo

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Image Piano Sonatas Nos. 8, 14 & 21
Benno Moiseiwitsch, piano

Pianosonat nr 8 c-moll Op 13 "Pathetique"

1. I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio

2. II. Adagio cantabile

3. III. Rondo allegro

Pianosonat nr 14 ciss-moll Op 27:2 "Månskenssonaten"

4. I. Adagio sostenuto

5. II. Allegretto

6. III. Presto agitato

Pianosonat nr 21 C-dur Op 53 "Waldstein"

7. I. Allegro con brio

8. II. Introduzione - Adagio molto

9. III. Rondo - Allegretto moderato

10. Andante F-dur, WoO 57 "Andante favori"

11. Rondo C-dur Op 51:1


12. Pastoral e-moll/Capriccio E-dur K9/L413/P65 & K20/L375/P76


13. Rondo "Perpetuum mobile" ur Pianosonat nr 1 C-dur, J138

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Image 24 Preludes
This second volume of Moiseiwitsch’s Chopin recordings focuses on the complete Préludes, Op. 28, which the great pianist had attempted to record, unsuccessfully, with the acoustic process, and the Four Ballades. The recording of the complete Préludes is one of the most satisfactory on disc, as Moiseiwitsch captures perfectly the mood of each of these miniature masterpieces. The slower preludes in particular show Moiseiwitsch’s understanding of musical phrasing linked to harmonic progressions. In combination with his ideal projection of the singing line, this gives the impression that the music is a living and breathing entity. In the faster preludes, particularly No. 16 and No. 24, Moiseiwitsch never loses control of tempo or dynamics and the ornaments and figuration of the last Prélude become part of the organic whole. The recording of the Ballade No. 4, his only 78rpm recording of the work, derives from a test pressing.

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Image Piano Works
This eleventh disc in the Naxos Moiseiwitsch Edition is devoted specifically to acoustic and electrical recordings of music by Chopin made from the beginning of the legendary pianist’s career. It begins with his first published recording, Chopin’s Berceuse, Op. 57, made on 10th May 1916 (Track 1). By the time Moiseiwitsch recorded the Impromptu in F sharp, Op. 36 in September 1921, he had made his début in America and was a well-established and respected artist. Interestingly, take seven, which was issued in Britain, is some ten seconds shorter than take six which was issued in America. Both may be heard here for comparison (Tracks 6 and 7). Moiseiwitsch’s first recording sessions using the superior electrical process were made in October 1925 but nothing was issued. From the session of 10th December, however, come his first electrical recordings of Chopin in the form of the Scherzo in B flat minor, Op. 31 (Track 11). The improvement in sound quality is immediately noticeable.

Benno Moiseiwitsch, piano
Fryderyk Chopin
1. Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57
2. Prelude No. 20 in C minor, Op. 28, No. 20
3. Waltz No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 64, No. 1, "Minute"
4. Waltz No. 11 in G flat major, Op. 70, No. 1 (take 1)
5. Waltz No. 11 in G flat major, Op. 70, No. 1 (take 2)
6. Impromptu No. 2 in F sharp major, Op. 36 (take 6)
7. Impromptu No. 2 in F sharp major, Op. 36 (take 7)
8. Nocturne No. 19 in E minor, Op. 72, No. 1
9. Mazurka No. 51 in A minor, Op. posth., "A Emile Gaillard"

Franz Liszt
10. Chopin - 6 chants polonais, S480/R145 (Chopin, from Op. 74): No. 5. Meine Freuden (My Joys)

Fryderyk Chopin
11. Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31
12. Impromptu No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 29
13. Waltz No. 14 in E minor, Op. posth.
14. Etude No. 11 in E flat major, Op. 10, No. 11
15. Etude No. 4 in C sharp minor, Op. 10, No. 4
16. Etude No. 15 in F major, Op. 25, No. 3
17. Etude No. 10 in A flat major, Op. 10, No. 10
18. Polonaise No. 9 in B flat major, Op. 71, No. 2
19. Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47

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Image Benno Moiseiwitsch, vol 6
Benno Moiseiwitsch, piano.

*Philharmonia Orchestra, London / Constant Lambert.

Benno Moiseiwitsch, vol 6

1. Jardins sous la pluie ur Estampes (Debussy)

2. Clair de lune ur Suite bergamasque (Debussy)

3. Toccata ur Pour le piano (Debussy)

4. Jeux d'eau (Ravel)

5. Toccata ur Le Tombeau de Couperin (Ravel)

6. Danza espanola e-moll Op 37:5 "Playera" (Granados)

7. Danza espanola D-dur Op 37:6 "Jota" (Granados)

8. Le petit ane blanc ur Histoires (Ibert)

9. Mouvement perpetuel nr 1 C-dur (Poulenc)

10. Etyd Fiss-dur Op 7:4 (Stravinsky)

11. Suggestion diabolique Op 4:4 (Prokofjev)

12. Toccata (Vallier)

13. Konsertparafraser över ett tema ur Läderlappen (Godowsky)

14. Flirtation in a Chinese Garden Op 5 (Chasins)

15. Rush Hour in Hong Kong Op 6 (Chasins)

16. Rococo Op 47:5 (Palmgren)

17. Refrain de berceau (Palmgren)

18. West Finnish Dance (Palmgren)

Frederick Delius


19. Allegro non troppo

20. Largo

21. Tempo primo

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Image Rachmaninov / Medtner / Kabalevsky
Benno Moiseiwitsch spelar bl a preludier av Rachmaninov, Kabalevskys tredje pianosonat och Aram Chatjaturjans "Sabeldans" ur "Gayaneh".

Benno Moiseiwitsch, piano.
Great Pianists - Moiseiwitsch, vol 7

Sergej Rachmaninov

1. Moment musical nr 4 e-moll Op 16

2. Prelude nr 1 ciss-moll Op 3:2

3. Prelude g-moll Op 23:5

4. Prelude h-moll Op 32:10

5. Prelude h-moll Op 32:10

6. Prelude G-dur Op 32:5

7. Prelude giss-moll Op 32:12

8. Lilacs Op 21:5

Nikolaj Karlovich Medtner

Pianosonat g-moll Op 22

9. I - Tenebroso, sempre affrettando - Allegro assai

10. II - Interludium (Andante lugubre)

11. III - Allegro assai

12. Fairy Tale e-moll Op 34:2

13. Fairy Tale f-moll Op 42:1

14. Round Dance Op 58:1

Dmitrij Borisovich Kabalevsky

Pianosonat nr 3 F-dur Op 46

15. I - Allegro con moto

16. II - Andante cantabile

17. III - Allegro giocoso

Sergej Prokofjev

18. Suggestion diabolique Op 4:4

Aram Chatjaturjan

19. Toccata b-moll

Aram Chatjaturjanb / Oscar Levant

20. Sabeldans ur Gayaneh

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Image Acoustic Recordings, vol 10
Royal Albert Hall Orchestra, Landon Ronald
Benno Moisewitsch - Acoustic Recordings Vol. 10


1. Gavotte et Variations


2. Le coucou


3. Pastorale and Capriccio


4. Horch! Horch! der Lerch!, S. 558 No. 9


5. Perpetuum mobile (from Sonata No. 1 in C, J. 138


6. Traumes Wirren - Fantasiestücke Op. 12


7. Frühlingsnacht, S. 568


8. Capriccio in B minor, Op. 76 No. 2


9. Passepied - Le Roi s amuse: No. 6, Allegretto


10. La Jongleuse, Op. 52 No. 4


11. Barcarolle in F minor, Op. 30 No. 1


12. Gopak - Sorochinsky Fair


13. Nocturne for the left hand in D flat, Op. 9 No.3


14. Bird Song

15. The Sea

16. Finnish Dance, Op. 31


17. Arabesque en forme d’Etude, Op. 45 No. 1


18. Minstrels - Préludes Book I

19. Clair de lune - Suite bergamasque

20. Jardins sous la pluie - Estampes


21. Jeux d’eau


Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25

22. I Molto allegro con fuoco

23. II Andante

24. III Presto- Molto allegro e vivace

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Image Piano Concerto
This third Naxos volume of Claudio Arrau’s recordings from the 1930s and 1940s includes two performances set down in an incredibly short period of time. Richard Strauss’s Burleske was recorded at a morning session on 13th April 1946 at Orchestra Hall in Chicago, followed immediately by Weber’s Konzertstück (Naxos 8.111263). The 1944 recording of Schumann’s Piano Concerto was recorded in one session of one hour and 45 minutes, with the first side of the second movement and both sides of the last movement done in single takes. The 1939 recording of Schumann’s Carnaval is one of Arrau’s finest recordings. A contemporary reviewer stated that, ‘This magnificent recording shows convincingly that Carnaval is one of the masterpieces of piano literature and that Arrau is a great pianist… The recording itself is of the highest quality, better far than any record previously made by Arrau, and the performance – as I ought to have made clear by now – is of supreme artistic value and completely satisfying in every respect.’

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Image Last Recital, The

"Den rumänske pianisten Dinu Lipatti dog i leukemi 33 år gammal 1950 - redan under livstiden en legend. Berömmelsen vilade på en kort men lysande karriär. Han spelade med förtrollande klarhet och outtömlig nyansering. Själv slet jag nästan ut min lp med Chopinvalser när det begav sig på 50-talet. Lipattis sparsamma inspelningar har återkommit i olika nyutgivningar, och nu är det dags igen. Sin sista konsert gav han i Besançon, och den radierades: en Bachpartita, Mozarts a-moll-sonat, två av Schuberts impromptus och alla Chopinvalserna med ett undantag. Den allra sista valsen hade han inte ork till vid konserten, men Naxos nyutgåva kompletterar med en annan upptagning."

Besancon, 16th September 1950

Dinu Lipatti, piano

Reissue Producer and Audio Restoration Engineer: Mark Obert-Thorn

It is not surprising that Lipatti achieved cult status in the years following his death at the age of 33. He was an extremely sensitive musician and a man whose approach to the piano was one of utter fastidiousness, always striving for perfection in every aspect of his interpretation and performance. Throughout this Besançon recital there is a clarity of sound, evenness of attack and scrupulous attention to gradation of dynamics, characteristic hallmarks of Lipatti's playing. The fourteen Chopin Waltzes are played in the order that Lipatti chose for performance but, according to his wife, he was too physically weak to play the last Waltz in A flat, Op. 34 No. 1, so it is included here from his commercial recording of a few months before.

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Image Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1
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Image Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2
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Image Early Recordings, Vol. 1
Emil Gilels was one of the greatest Russian pianists of the twentieth century, born in Odessa in 1916. The recordings on this first disc of his early recordings, made in the USSR, come from the first stage of Gilels's career and include his first known recordings from 1935. Leopold Godowsky's arrangement of the Gigue by Jean-Baptiste Loeillet immediately shows the immense power the nineteen-year old Gilels had at the keyboard. His playing, especially in his youth, was fiery, volatile and exciting, and even late in his career it still retained the grandeur and sweep of a great master in the Russian tradition.

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Image Early Recordings, Vol. 2 (1937-1954)
These recordings were made in the USSR and come from the first stage of Emil Gilels's career. Although he was strongly identified with Russian repertoire, this disc presents several rarities. As performances of Medtner's music were forbidden in the USSR until after Stalin's death, Gilels, who was an ardent champion of the composer's music, was unable to record the G minor Piano Sonata until 1954. No less valuable are the recordings of Glazunov's and Prokofiev's Second Piano Sonatas which, like Rachmaninov's music, were rarely included in Gilels's concert programmes.

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Image Early Recordings, Vol. 3
Emil Gilels, piano

Emil Gilels played a sonata by Scarlatti at his first public concert in 1929 and included them in his tours to the West in the 1950s. These recordings present a splendid group of the composer's widely contrasting moods. Gilels was a true virtuoso in the Lisztian tradition, combining musical integrity with rarely equalled technique. The Fantasia was one of the works with which he won the First Soviet All-Union Competition in 1933, while his recordings of the Hungarian Rhapsodies and three works by Chopin are full of character and personality. A recently discovered notebook in which Gilels logged some of his recording sessions has made the dating of these recordings more accurate in this edition.

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Image Busoni and His Pupils
Inspelningar med pianofantomen Ferruccio Busoni och hans elever Egon Petri, Michael von Zadora och Edward Weiss.

Busoni and His Pupils

Ferruccio Busoni, piano:

1. Preludium och fuga nr 1 C-dur ur Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, bok 1 (J S Bach)

2. Chorale Prelude, 'Rejoice, Beloved Christians' (piano trans.
F. Busoni)

3. Ecossaise Ess-dur (piano trans. F. Busoni), (Beethoven)

4. Nocturne fiss-dur Op 15:2 (Chopin)

5. Preludium A-dur Op 28:7 (Chopin)

6. Etyd Gess-dur Op 10:5 (Chopin)

7. Etyd Gess-dur Op 10:5 (alternativ tagning), (Chopin)

8. Etyd e-moll Op 25:5 (Chopin)

9. Ungersk rapsodi nr 13 a-moll (Liszt)

Egon Petri, piano:

10. Chaconne ur Partita nr 2 d-moll (piano trans. F. Busoni),
(J S Bach)

11. Albumblatt nr 3: In der Art eines Choralvorspiels (Busoni)

12. Elegi nr 2: All'Italia! In modo napolitano (Busoni)

Michael von Zadora, piano

13. Sonatina nr 3 ad usum infantis (Busoni)

14. Sonatina nr 5 in diem nativitatis Christi MCMXVII (Busoni)

15. Sonatina nr 6, Fantasi över teman ur Bizets Carmen (Busoni)

Edward Weiss, piano:

Indian Diary, Book 1 (Busoni)

16. Allegretto affettuoso, un poco agitato

17. Vivace

18. Andante

19. Maestoso ma andando

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Image Goldberg Variations
The Canadian pianist Glenn Gould burst onto the world’s musical stage in January 1955 when he made his United States recital début in Washington D.C. with Bach’s Goldberg Variations. His 1955 recording of the work is one of the most important and influential piano discs of the second half of the twentieth century, leading not only to a wider appreciation of Bach’s keyboard works by the general public but to a fundamental re-appraisal of how Bach should be played.When the recording was released the American Record Guide headed its review with ‘The Record Début of Glenn Gould a Keyboard Genius.’ With its great attention to clarity and detail, little use of the sustaining pedal, and sometimes rapid or extreme tempos, this vital and exciting performance is the complete antithesis to the‘sewing-machine’ style of Bach playing.

Glenn Gould, piano

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Image Keyboard Concerto No. 1

Canadian pianist Glenn Gould's first Columbia recording, his classic 1955 Goldberg Variations [Naxos 8.111247], and second, Beethoven's last three piano sonatas [Naxos 8.111299], were followed by this 1957 rendition of Bach's D minor Concerto, praised by The New York Times critic Harold Schoenberg for its 'considerable dash... fine ensemble and musical finesse'. Of Gould's re-recordings of two keyboard partitas (he was dissatisfied with the first takes from 1956) one critic registered his astonishment when 'confronted with the naked imagination and sensitivity of a genius'.The two fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier are further testimony to Gould, the creative artist, shedding new light on familiar works with conviction.

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Image Piano Concerto No. 2
Glenn Gould played Beethoven's piano concertos from the beginning of his short concert career, this recording being made when he was 24, the same age as the composer when he wrote his Piano Concerto No. 2. Gould's vitality and enthusiasm in the first movement are particularly notable, as is Bernstein's highly expressive interpretation of the beautiful Adagio. Despite his temperamental aversion to chamber music and his preference for pre-romantic music, Gould's account with the Montreal String Quartet of Brahms's F minor Piano Quintet is clearly articulated, propulsive and highly focussed.

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Image Piano Sonatas Nos. 30-32
Not long after his February 1934 London Queen's Hall concert comprising three Mozart concertos, Schnabel made his first recording of a Mozart piano concerto, No. 27 in B flat major, K.595, at the recently opened and well equipped Abbey Road Studios. Completed in one session, this recording is notable not only for the excellence of its sound but for the moulding of the slow movement, taken at a slow tempo, but without any loss of the tension between successive notes or of the coherence of harmonic progressions. Schnabel's recording of the Concerto for two pianos, with his son Karl Ulrich, is made up entirely of first takes. In the Rondo in A minor, K.511, Schnabel beautifully shapes the phrases and avoids sentimentality or overt intensity of expression.

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Image A selection of his US Victor recordings
Ignacy Jan Paderewski enthralled the world with his artistry for more than half a century. Immensely popular as a recitalist (he played in Madison Square Garden to 20,000 people), he came to recording as late as 1911, leaving an important legacy. These recordings, mostly from the 1920s and some unpublished on 78rpm, show Paderewski as a uniquely eloquent interpreter of Beethoven, his compatriot Chopin, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Liszt, Wagner, Rachmaninov, Debussy and his own compositions. Whether performing in grand Romantic style, with scintillating virtuosity yet many wonderful subtleties, or as if confiding intimate secrets, Paderewski possessed what Henry James memorably described as "exhilarating goodness".

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Image Great Pianists - Friedman
Ignaz Friedman, piano

Great Pianists - Friedman

Complete Recordings, vol 3

Christoph Willibald Gluck

1. Gavotte

2. Menuett

Franz Schubert

3. Hark, hark, the lark

4. Alt Wien

Frédéric Chopin

5. Polonäs B-dur

6. Mazurka f-moll Op 7:3

7. Mazurka B-dur Op 7:1

8. Mazurka a-moll Op 7:2

9. Mazurka D-dur Op 33:2

10. Mazurka h-moll Op 33:4

11. Mazurka B-dur Op 24:4

12. Mazurka ciss-moll Op 41:1

13. Mazurka ciss-moll Op 41:1

14. Mazurka Ass-dur Op 50:2

15. Mazurka Ciss-dur Op 63:3

16. Mazurka C-dur Op 67:3

17. Mazurka a-moll Op 67:4

18. Mazurka a-moll Op 68:2

19. Friedman talar om Chopin

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Image Ignaz Friedman, vol 5
English Columbia Recordings (1933-1936).
Ignaz Friedman, piano.


1. Ballad nr 3 Ass-dur Op 47


2. Viennese Dance nr 2

3. Viennese Dance nr 6


4. Impromptu nr 2 Fiss-dur Op 36

5. Nocturne nr 16 Ess-dur Op 55:2


6. Aufforderung zum Tanze Op 65


7. Serenata D-dur ur Sex stycken Op 15:1


8. Humoresques nr 7 Gess-dur Op 101


9. Menuett G-dur ur Humoresques de concert Op 14:1


10. Valse Caprice Ess-dur


11. Marches militaires D-dur Op 51:1


12. Mazurka nr 17 b-moll Op 24:4

13. Mazurka nr 25 h-moll Op 33:4

14. Vals nr 9 Ass-dur Op 69:1


15. Old English Minuet

16. Friedman berättar om Paderewski

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Image Balakirev/Chopin/Liszt/Walton
Described in 1987 by Yehudi Menuhin as “one of the most generously cultivated of men… He is a musician gifted with enormous talent, both creative to composer and executive – a wonderful pianist”, Louis Kentner settled in Britain where he quickly distinguished himself for his daring and monumental piano recitals. He gave the European première of Bartók’s Third Piano Concerto and, as these recordings testify, was a devoted and untiring advocate for the music of Liszt. His recordings of Csárdás Macabre and En Rêve were the very first to appear on disc. Kentner also championed Mili Balakirev whose Sonata in B flat minor here receives its first recording: “Louis Kentner plays the work superbly, with all the requisite virtuosity yet without any lack of delicate poetic insight” (The Gramophone, August 1951).

Louis Kentner, piano