Artur Schnabel - The Rca Victor Recordings 2cd

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Label: RCA
Catalog: 88985389712
Format: CD

Disc: 1   1. I. Allegro moderato   2. II. Andante con moto   3. III. Rondo - Vivace Piano Concerto No. 5 in E Flat major, Op. 73, "Emperor"   4. I. Allegro   5. II. Adagio un poco mosso   6. III. Rondo - Allegro Disc: 2   1. I. Vivace non troppo   2. II. Prestissimo   3. III. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung (Variations 1 - 6)   4. I. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato   5. II. Arietta - Adagio molto semplice cantabile   6. Impromptu No. 1 in C Minor   7. Impromptu No. 2 in E - Flat Major   8. Impromptu No. 3 in G - Flat Major   9. Impromptu No. 4 in A - Flat Major

Sony Classical pays tribute to Artur Schnabel one of the 20th century's most influential pianists and musical thinkers with a 2-CD set of his complete American RCA Victor recordings. Artur Schnabel - The RCA Victor Recordings brings together all of the pianist's sessions for RCA Victor, recorded within an intense two months of activity in 1942. Beethoven's G major and "Emperor" Concertos with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (conducted by its long time music director Frederick Stock) first appeared on 78s. Two late Beethoven Sonatas, No. 30 in E major op. 109 and No. 32 in C minor op. 111 were issued for the first time in 1976, inviting comparisons alongside Schnabel's much imitated early 1930s versions. Also from the 1942 sessions are the previously unpublished Schubert Impromptus D 899, a significant addition to Schnabel's discography.

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