2012

  1. Zino Francescatti – Violin: a treasury of studio recordings 1931-1955

    Zino Francescatti – Violin: a treasury of studio recordings 1931-1955

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    CD 1: (75:42) Chausson - Concerto in D. Casadesus, Guilet Quartet, 1954. Debussy - Sonata No. 3. Casadesus, 1946. Ravel – Sonata. Balsam, 1955. CD 2: (72:58) Faure - Sonatas, No. 1 in A & No. 2 in e. Casadesus, 1953; Vieuxtemps - Concerto No. 4 in in d. Ormandy, Philadelphia Orchestra, 1954. CD 3: (77:12) Lalo - Symphonie Espagnole, Op. 21. Cluytens, Le Grand Orch. Symph. Col., 1954. Franck - Sonata in A; Casadesus, 1947. Ravel –Tzigane. M. Fauré, 1931. Ravel – Kaddisch, Pièce en forme de Habanera & Berceuse. Balsam, 1955. Audio restoration: Lani Spahr. Notes in French (by J-M Molkhou) & English (by Henry Roth). Includes complete Francescatti discography. ADD. Total time 3 hours, 46 minutes. Special offer: 3 CDs priced as 2! UPC# 017685-126024.


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  2. KOCZALSKI PLAYS CHOPIN: BROADCAST RECORDINGS FROM GERMAN RADIO · 1945 AND 1948

    KOCZALSKI PLAYS CHOPIN: BROADCAST RECORDINGS FROM GERMAN RADIO · 1945 AND 1948

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    CD 1: (65:56) Mazurka No. 25 in B minor, Op. 33, No. 4*; Nocturne No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 9, No. 1*; Nocturne No. 19 in E minor, Op. 72, No. 1*. Waltz No. 14 in E minor, Op. Posth.*; Prelude in C sharp minor, Op. 45*; Mazurka No. 17 in B flat minor, Op. 24, No. 4*;Waltz No. 6 in D flat, Op. 64, No. 1 ("Minute") *. Prelude No. 15 in D flat major, Op. 28, No. 15 ("Raindrop") *; Waltz No. 3 in A minor, Op. 34, No. 2 ("Valse brillante")*. Polonaise No. 3 in A, Op. 40, No. 1 ("Military") * [all Rec. Feb. 6, 1948 in Studio Kleistsaal, RIAS, Berlin]. Mazurka No. 31 in A flat, Op. 50, No. 2* [Rec. Feb. 9, 1948 in RIAS Studio I, Berlin]. Fantaisie in F minor, Op. 49 [Rec. April 5, 1948 in RIAS Studio I, Berlin*]. Nocturne No. 9 in B, Op. 32, No. 1 [Rec. Feb. 9, 1948 in RIAS Studio I, Berlin*]. Fantaisie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op. 66 [Recorded 1945 in Berlin]. CD 2: (74:25) Etude No. 8 in F, Op. 10, No. 8* [ Rec. April 5, 1948 in RIAS Studio I, Berlin]; Impromptu No. 1 in A flat, Op. 29* [Rec. Feb. 9, 1948 in RIAS Studio I, Berlin]. Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58* [ Rec. Apr. 5, 1948 in RIAS Studio I, Berlin]; Waltzes: No. 3 in A minor, Op. 34, No. 2 ("Valse brillante"); No. 4 in F, Op. 34, No. 3 ("Valse brillante"); No. 8 in A flat, Op. 64, No. 3 [Rec. Oct. 24, 1948 in Berlin]. Ecossaises, Op. 72: No. 1 in D; No. 2 in G minor; No. 3 in D flat [Rec.Oct. 24, 1948 in Berlin]. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, with Berlin Radio Orchestra [Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin] conductor, Sergiu Celibidache [Rec. Sept. 25, 1948 in Berlin]. Raul von Koczalski, piano Audio Restoration Engineer: Mark Obert-Thorn. Includes over 70 minutes of unissued material. * previously unreleased UPC# 017685-12612-3.


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  3. SZYMON GOLDBERG: THE CENTENARY COLLECTION - VOL. II: COMMERCIAL RECORDINGS, 1932-1951.

    SZYMON GOLDBERG: THE CENTENARY COLLECTION - VOL. II: COMMERCIAL RECORDINGS, 1932-1951.

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    SZYMON GOLDBERG: THE CENTENARY COLLECTION - VOL. II: COMMERCIAL RECORDINGS, 1932-1951.

    Recordings were made of Szymon Goldberg (1909-1993) over virtually a 60-year period. It must have been one of the longest studio careers of any violinist – it was certainly one of the most consistent in quality. The present set gathers up all the 78rpm material, which itself covers some two decades and presents the violinist in repertoire to which he did not return in later years, such as string quartets, string trios and string duos. An earlier volume (Music & Arts CD-1223, 8 CDs) presented Goldberg's best live recordings. Despite an often difficult life, Goldberg had an extraordinary ability to project a balanced view of the music he played. He was the archetypal Classical violinist and in his everyday life, behaved exactly as he played – a rare gift. In person, he was diminutive and soft-spoken. On stage, he never hectored the audience through his violin or pulled the music about to create an effect. Taking the view that the composer knew best, he did not impose an egotistical interpretation. Rather, he sought out the quiet centre of the piece he was playing and let his performance grow out of that. It followed that he was a great Mozart violinist, possibly the finest of the last century. He was, perhaps, at his best in chamber music, well represented here; but he was also an assured soloist and made a few excellent concerto recordings in the 78rpm era. Volume I of this Goldberg project (CD-1223) was released in 2010 and was named a Musicweb International Record of the Year and earned a gold medal from Diapason Magazine.

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  4. CLAUDIO ARRAU IN RECITAL: BEETHOVEN, SCHUMANN & BRAHMS SONATAS

    CLAUDIO ARRAU IN RECITAL: BEETHOVEN, SCHUMANN & BRAHMS SONATAS

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    Beethoven - Sonata No. 7 in D, Op. 10, No. 3; Sonata No. 13 in Eb, Op. 27, No. 1 (Quasi una Fantasia); Sonata No. 23 in f , Op. 57 "Appassionata" Live 27 May 1973, Brescia, Italy (mono) 15 Variations and a Fugue on an Original Theme in Eb, Op. 35 "Eroica"; Sonata No. 30 in E, Op. 109; Sonata No. 32 in c, Op. 111 Live 2 May 1977, Brescia, Italy (stereo) Schumann - Sonata No. 1 in f#, Op. 11 Live 30 May 1969, Brescia, Italy (mono); Brahms - Sonata No. 3 in f, Op. 5 Live August 1975 Turku, Finland (stereo). Audio restoration: Lani Spahr; Notes: Bryce Morrison. All previously unissued; released by permission of the Arrau Estate. TT: 3 hrs 39 min 14 sec. UPC # 0-17685 1263-1 (3CDs)

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