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STRAUSS, R.: Burleske / SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto, Op. 54 / Carnaval (Arrau) (1939-46)


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STRAUSS, R.: Burleske / SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto, Op. 54 / Carnaval (Arrau) (1939-46)

This third Naxos volume of Claudio Arrau’s recordings from the 1930s and 1940s includes two performances set down in an incredibly short period of time. Richard Strauss’s Burleske was recorded at a morning session on 13th April 1946 at Orchestra Hall in Chicago, followed immediately by Weber’s Konzertstück (Naxos 8.111263). The 1944 recording of Schumann’s Piano Concerto was recorded in one session of one hour and 45 minutes, with the first side of the second movement and both sides of the last movement done in single takes. The 1939 recording of Schumann’s Carnaval is one of Arrau’s finest recordings. A contemporary reviewer stated that, ‘This magnificent recording shows convincingly that Carnaval is one of the masterpieces of piano literature and that Arrau is a great pianist… The recording itself is of the highest quality, better far than any record previously made by Arrau, and the performance – as I ought to have made clear by now – is of supreme artistic value and completely satisfying in every respect.’

Strauss, Richard

  Burleske in D Minor, TrV 145
1.   Burleske in D Minor, TrV 145 00:18:32

Schumann, Robert

  Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54
2.   I. Allegro affettuoso 00:15:05
3.   II. Intermezzo: Andantino grazioso 00:05:17
4.   III. Allegro vivace 00:10:11
  Carnaval, Op. 9
5.   I. Preambule 00:02:14
6.   II. Pierrot 00:01:00
7.   III. Arlequin 00:00:35
8.   IV. Valse noble 00:01:06
9.   V. Eusebius 00:02:04
10.   VI. Florestan 00:00:50
11.   VII. Coquette 00:00:57
12.   VIII. Replique - Sphinxes 00:00:53
13.   IX. Papillons 00:00:40
14.   X. A.S.C.H. - S.C.H.A. (Lettres dansantes) 00:00:47
15.   XI. Chiarina 00:00:45
16.   XII. Chopin 00:01:24
17.   XIII. Estrella 00:00:32
18.   XIV. Reconnaissance 00:01:48
19.   XV. Pantalon et Colombine 00:00:53
20.   XVI. Valse allemande 00:00:31
21.   Intermezzo: Paganini 00:01:04
22.   XVII. Aveu 00:01:00
23.   XVIII. Promenade 00:02:10
24.   XIX. Pause 00:00:16
25.   XX. Marche des Davidsbundler contre les Philistins 00:03:35

Total Playing Time: 01:14:09

Schumann, Robert; Strauss, Richard

Defauw, Desire; Krueger, Karl

Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Arrau, Claudio

Label: Naxos Historical

Genre: Concerto; Instrumental; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111265

Barcode: 0747313326525

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Physical Release: 11/2007

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