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BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3 / WEBER: Konzertstuck / Piano Sonata No. 1 (Arrau) (1941-47)

    
      

 

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BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3 / WEBER: Konzertstuck / Piano Sonata No. 1 (Arrau) (1941-47)

One of the great pianists of the 20th century, Claudio Arrau arguably achieved his greatest postwar renown for the textual fidelity, spirituality and elegance of his Beethoven interpretations. This recording of the Piano Concerto No. 3, characterized by strong and forthright playing in the outer movements, is the first of three he set down in the studio. Arrau played Weber’s Konzertstück throughout his career. This 1946 recording is notable for its lightness and fleetness of execution. When reviewing the recital performance of Weber’s Piano Sonata No. 1, prior to the recording, Olin Downes wrote in The New York Times of Arrau’s ‘courtliness, wit, scintillation [and] chivalric flourish’.


Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
1.   Play with flash player I. Allegro con brio 00:15:49
2.   Play with flash player II. Largo 00:10:40
3.   Play with flash player III. Rondo: Allegro 00:08:39

Weber, Carl Maria von

  Konzertstuck in F Minor, Op. 79, J. 282
4.   Play with flash player I. Larghetto affettuoso 00:05:09
5.   Play with flash player II. Allegro passionato 00:03:56
6.   Play with flash player III. Adagio - Tempo di Marcia 00:07:11
  Piano Sonata No. 1 in C Major, Op. 24, J. 138
7.   Play with flash player I. Allegro 00:06:02
8.   Play with flash player II. Adagio 00:06:14
9.   Play with flash player III. Minuetto: Allegro 00:05:09
10.   Play with flash player IV. Rondo, "Perpetuum Mobile": Presto 00:03:48

Total Playing Time: 01:12:37






Composer(s):
Beethoven, Ludwig van; Weber, Carl Maria von

Conductor(s):
Defauw, Desire; Ormandy, Eugene

Orchestra(s):
Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Philadelphia Orchestra

Artist(s):
Arrau, Claudio

Label: Naxos Historical

Genre: Concerto; Instrumental

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.111263

Barcode: 0747313326327

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Release Date: 09/2007

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