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CHOPIN, F.: Piano Concerto No. 1 / BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concerto No. 4 (Arrau, Klemperer, C. von Dohnanyi) (1954, 1959)

CHOPIN, F.: Piano Concerto No. 1 / BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concerto No. 4 (Arrau, Klemperer, C. von Dohnanyi) (1954, 1959)

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release date: March 2012


Artists:

Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra


Klemperer, Otto


Dohnanyi, Christoph von


Claudio Arrau

Soloist

Otto Klemperer

Soloist

Venue:

Saal 1, Funkhaus, Cologne



Record Label
ICA Classics

Genre:

Orchestral & Concertos


Classical

Total Time - 76:23
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CHOPIN, F.: Piano Concerto No. 1 / BEETHOVEN, L. van: Piano Concerto No. 4 (Arrau, Klemperer, C. von Dohnanyi) (1954, 1959)

     
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FRYDERYK CHOPIN

 

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

 
1 I. Allegro maestoso 20:21
 Otto Klemperer Soloist
 Klemperer, Otto
     
2 II. Romanza: Larghetto 10:49
 Otto Klemperer Soloist
 Klemperer, Otto
     
3 III. Rondo: Vivace 9:24
 Claudio Arrau Soloist
 Klemperer, Otto
     
 

LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN

 

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58

 
4 I. Allegro moderato 19:56
 Claudio Arrau Soloist
 Dohnanyi, Christoph von
     
5 II. Andante con moto 5:45
 Claudio Arrau Soloist
 Dohnanyi, Christoph von
     
6 III. Rondo: Vivace 10:08
 Claudio Arrau Soloist
 Dohnanyi, Christoph von


 Chilean pianist Claudio Arrau (1903–1991) was described at various times as ‘Prince’, ‘Emperor’ and ‘King’ of the keyboard, conveying something of the awe in which he was held. Few artists of any generation prompted such consistent praise, a pianist who embraced virtually every part of the repertoire, including marathon cycles of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin and Liszt. Both these broadcast recordings are sourced from the original WDR tapes and have been remastered to a very high standard.

 

 “The recording quality in the Funkhaus, Cologne is excellent...Arrau plays with huge distinction; poetic, controlled, the trills even and measured, powerful but also agitated, and leonine in the first movement cadenza [Beethoven]. The Klemperer-led Chopin makes this a very special acquisition for Arrau collectors.  ”

 
MusicWeb.International.com - February 2012
 

 “Here is an absolute blinder from ICA Classics, featuring the great pianist Claudio Arrau... I have never heard the wondrous pianist so magisterial, so strong, firm and indisputably authoritative.  He brings an entirely new perspective to the Chopin - sheer weight - and it really works.   Arrau’s philosophical Beethoven Four is spellbinding... ”

 
Herald Scotland - December 2011
 

’Supersonic’

 
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