V2: Claudio Arrau Live

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Label: DOREMI
Catalog: DHR-8235/6
Format: COMPACT DISC

Claudio Arrau Danish Radio Orchestra

Chilean virtuoso Claudio Arrau (1903-1991) was one of the greatest and most recorded pianists of all time. His musical talent was recognized from an early age, and he played his first recital at age five. At age eight, the Chilean government awarded him a grant for study in Berlin with Waldemar Lütsch and Martin Krause, who was a student of Franz Liszt and whose teaching and influence were greatly significant on Arrau. Arrau’s adolescent career flourished in Germany - his formal Berlin debut of 1914 was followed by tours of Germany and Scandinavia. He won the Liszt prize for the second time in 1920. The same year, he played his Berlin Philharmonic debut with conductor Karl Muck. Also in 1920, he made his London debut. In 1923 and 1924, he came to the United States. In 1926, Arrau returned to the Stern Conservatory in Berlin as a professor of piano, a position which he held until 1940. In 1927, he won the Concours International de Pianists in Geneva. He returned to the USA with a 1941 Carnegie Hall recital receiving rave reviews, which effectively re-launched his American career. DOREMI is pleased to present here Claudio Arrau in two concerts of Chopin and Liszt: two concertos from Copenhagen with the Danish Radio Orchestra (September 1967), and his recital at the Helsinki Festival in September 1972, which includes Liszt’s Sonata in B Minor.

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