Name Length
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CD1

RACHMANINOV**

1
Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op.42
18:26
2
Prelude in C-sharp Minor Op.3 No.2
3:37
3
Prelude in D Major Op. 23 No.4
5:52
4
Prelude in G minor Op.23 No.5
4:04
5
Prelude in E-flat Major Op.23 No.6
3:11
6
Prelude in G Major Op.32 No.5
3:49
7
Prelude in G-sharp Minor Op.32 No.12
2:40

CHOPIN

8
Scherzo No.1 in B Minor Op.20
8:48
9
Mazurka No.10 in B-flat Op.17 No.1
2:32
10
Mazurka No.41 in C-sharp Minor Op.63 No.3
2:19
11
Etude in E Major Op.10 No.3 *
5:05
12
Etude in C-sharp Minor Op.10 No.4 *
2:07
13
Etude in G-flat Major Op.10 No.5 “Black Key”
1:48
14
Etude in A-flat Major Op.10 No.10 *
2:28
15
Etude in A Minor Op.25 No.11 “Winter Wind” *
3:33
16
Nocturne No.4 in F Op.15 No.1
5:11
17
Waltz No.14 in E Minor Op. posth.
2:45
18
Polonaise in A-flat Op.53 “Heroic” *
6:31
Total Duration: 85:00

* Previously unreleased
** First ever stereo release

 

CD2

BRAHMS

1
Variations on a Theme of Corelli Op.42
18:26
2-5
Four Piano Pieces Op.119

2. Intermezzo in B Minor
3. Intermezzo in E Minor
4. Intermezzo in C Major
5. Rhapsody in E-flat Major

4:11
4:38
1:46
5:10

6
Rhapsody in G Minor Op.79 No.2
4:50

LISZT

7
Rigoletto Paraphrase (Verdi-Liszt)
7:15
8
Liebeslied /Widmung (Devotion) (Schumann-Liszt)
3:55
9
Hulanka (Drinking Song) (Chopin-Liszt)
2:00

SCHUMANN

10
Arabeske Op.18
7:17

MENDELSSOHN

11
Duetto in E-flat Op.38 No.6
from “Songs Without Words”
5:51

DEBUSSY

12
Clair de lune
from “Suite Bergamasque”
4:41

GRANADOS

13
Quejas O La Maja Y El Ruisenor
“The Maiden and the Nightingale” – from Goyescas
6:38
Total Duration: 83:40

 

"What we have here are some of the most beautiful recorded performances of the time bathed in what I can only describe as that warm, intimate piano tone familiar from the LP era now all too often lost to clinical digitisation: the Grieg Concerto (as poetic and full-blooded as they come), the four Brahms Ballades (straight to the top of my personal favourites) and 16 Waltzes (ditto), Grieg's Ballade (perhaps the most convincing version on disc f this awkward, flawed work), nine popular Lyric Pieces (how one wishes there were more) and Liszt's E flat Concerto (a magisterial "first movement", an unusually limpid quasi adagio and a thrilling finale). Buy this release. You'll be richly rewarded.” Jeremy Nicholas, Gramophone July 2009