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“For unalloyed dignity and composure, these performances are hard to equal.” –Gramophone, May 2011

“This is vintage Cherkassky; playing to charm the birds out of the trees” –Gramophone, March 2013 // ICA Classics offers five of the greatest pianists in legendary performances featuring concertos by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Grieg, Liszt and Tchaikovsky. Claudio Arrau, Shura Cherkassky, Georges Cziffra, Emil Gilels and Julius Katchen were all considered iconic pianists of the 20th century – here they are combined in one box set at a fantastic price.
Facts
Item number ICAB 5114
Barcode 5060244551145
Release date 10/29/2013
Category Concertos
Label ICA CLASSICS (CD)
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 5
Performers
Classical Artist Arrau, Claudio
Cherkassky, Shura
Gilels, Emil
Katchen, Julius
Classical Composer Cziffra, György
Disc: 1
1 I. Allegro con brio 00:14:29 Gilels, Emil Boult, Adrian New Philharmonia Orchestra
2 II. Largo 00:11:57 Gilels, Emil Boult, Adrian New Philharmonia Orchestra
3 III. Rondo: Allegro scherzando 00:08:31 Gilels, Emil Boult, Adrian New Philharmonia Orchestra
4 I. Allegro con brio 00:16:42 Gilels, Emil Boult, Adrian New Philharmonia Orchestra
5 II. Largo 00:10:06 Gilels, Emil Boult, Adrian New Philharmonia Orchestra
6 III. Rondo: Allegro 00:08:33 Gilels, Emil Boult, Adrian New Philharmonia Orchestra
Disc: 2
1 I. Maestoso 00:21:04 Kempe, Rudolf BBC Symphony Orchestra Katchen, Julius
2 II. Adagio 00:12:58 Kempe, Rudolf BBC Symphony Orchestra Katchen, Julius
3 III. Rondo: Allegro non troppo 00:11:16 Kempe, Rudolf BBC Symphony Orchestra Katchen, Julius
4 Ballade No. 3 in A-Flat Major, Op. 47 00:07:19 Katchen, Julius
5 Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke, S514/R181, "Mephisto 00:09:59 Katchen, Julius
6 Waldscenen, Op. 82: No. 7. Vogel als Prophet (The 00:03:09 Katchen, Julius
7 Iberia, Book 2: III. Triana 00:04:22 Katchen, Julius
8 Julius Katchen discusses Mozart's Concerto K. 466 00:05:34 Katchen, Julius Amis, John
Disc: 3
1 I. Allegro maestoso 00:20:21 Arrau, Claudio Klemperer, Otto WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
2 II. Romanza: Larghetto 00:10:49 Arrau, Claudio Klemperer, Otto WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
3 III. Rondo: Vivace 00:09:24 Arrau, Claudio Klemperer, Otto WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
4 I. Allegro moderato 00:19:56 Arrau, Claudio Dohnányi, Christoph von WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
5 II. Andante con moto 00:05:45 Arrau, Claudio Dohnányi, Christoph von WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
6 III. Rondo: Vivace 00:10:08 Arrau, Claudio Dohnányi, Christoph von WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln
Disc: 4
1 I. Allegro molto moderato 00:13:17 Cziffra, György Tzipine, Georges Orchestre national de l'ORTF
2 II. Adagio 00:06:05 Cziffra, György Tzipine, Georges Orchestre national de l'ORTF
3 III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato 00:09:14 Cziffra, György Tzipine, Georges Orchestre national de l'ORTF
4 Allegro maestoso 00:05:45 Cluytens, André Cziffra, György Orchestre national de l'ORTF
5 Quasi adagio 00:04:53 Cluytens, André Cziffra, György Orchestre national de l'ORTF
6 Allegretto vivace - Allegro animato 00:04:11 Cluytens, André Cziffra, György Orchestre national de l'ORTF
7 Allegro marziale presto 00:04:30 Cluytens, André Cziffra, György Orchestre national de l'ORTF
8 Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Themes, S123/R458, "Hun 00:15:30 Cluytens, André Cziffra, György Orchestre national de l'ORTF
9 Gavotte en rondeau in D Minor 00:02:21 Cziffra, György
10 Keyboard Sonata in D Major, K.96/L.465/P.210 00:04:37 Cziffra, György
Disc: 5
1 I. Allegro maestoso 00:21:45 Cherkassky, Shura BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Adey, Christopher
2 II. Romanza: Larghetto 00:10:47 Cherkassky, Shura BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Adey, Christopher
3 III. Rondo: Vivace 00:10:35 Cherkassky, Shura BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Adey, Christopher
4 I. Maestoso 00:14:02 Cherkassky, Shura Hickox, Richard BBC Symphony Orchestra
5 II. Larghetto 00:09:08 Cherkassky, Shura Hickox, Richard BBC Symphony Orchestra
6 III. Allegro vivace 00:08:56 Cherkassky, Shura Hickox, Richard BBC Symphony Orchestra
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