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CHOPIN, F.: Piano Sonata No. 2 / SCHUMANN, R.: Kinderszenen / Carnaval (Cortot) (1953)

    
      

 

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CHOPIN, F.: Piano Sonata No. 2 / SCHUMANN, R.: Kinderszenen / Carnaval (Cortot) (1953)

Alfred Cortot was renowned above all as a pianist whose interpretations, especially of the works of Schumann, Debussy and Chopin, were often on a spiritual level.This 1953 performance of Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 2 is his fifth and final commercial recording of the work (the 1928 recording is available on Naxos 8.111065; the 1927 recording is unissued). Cortot wanted to record the work again partly because he felt his interpretation would be ‘an example for the young pianists, who are so little imbued with the Romantic spirit’. His 1953 and third recording of Schumann’s Kinderszenen is notable for the familiar singing tone and poetic warmth he brings to Kind im Einschlummern (Child falling asleep) and Der Dichter spricht (The poet speaks). Cortot’s interpretation of the youthful romanticism of Carnaval is full of colour and character,far preferable to bland and uninspired subsequent accounts from lesser pianists.


Chopin, Fryderyk

  Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 35, "Funeral March"
1.   Play with flash player I. Grave - Doppio movimento 00:05:25
2.   Play with flash player II. Scherzo 00:04:50
3.   Play with flash player III. Marche funebre: Lento 00:05:42
4.   Play with flash player IV. Finale: Presto 00:01:39

Schumann, Robert

  Kinderszenen (Scenes of Childhood), Op. 15
5.   Play with flash player No. 1. Von fremden Landern und Menschen (Of Foreign Lands and People) 00:01:39
6.   Play with flash player No. 2. Curiose Geschichte (A Strange Story) 00:00:58
7.   Play with flash player No. 3. Hasche - Mann (Catch - as - catch - can) 00:00:34
8.   Play with flash player No. 4. Bittendes Kind (Pleading Child) 00:00:51
9.   Play with flash player No. 5. Gluckes genug (Happy Enough) 00:01:12
10.   Play with flash player No. 6. Wichtige Begebenheit (An Important Event) 00:00:53
11.   Play with flash player No. 7. Träumerei (Dreaming) 00:02:29
12.   Play with flash player No. 8. Am Camin (By the Fire - side) 00:00:52
13.   Play with flash player No. 9. Ritter vom Steckenpferd (Knight of the Hobby - horse) 00:00:45
14.   Play with flash player No. 10. Fast zu ernst (Almost Too Serious) 00:01:31
15.   Play with flash player No. 11. Furchtenmachen (Frightening) 00:01:41
16.   Play with flash player No. 12. Kind im Einschlummern (Child Falling Asleep) 00:01:42
17.   Play with flash player No. 13. Der Dichter spricht (The Poet Speaks) 00:02:07
  Waldszenen, Op. 82: No. 7. Vogel als Prophet (The Songster-Prophet)
18.   Play with flash player Waldszenen, Op. 82: No. 7. Vogel als Prophet (The Songster - Prophet) 00:02:36
  Carnaval, Op. 9
19.   Play with flash player No. 1. Preambule 00:02:36
20.   Play with flash player No. 2. Pierrot 00:01:08
21.   Play with flash player No. 3. Arlequin 00:00:43
22.   Play with flash player No. 4. Valse noble 00:01:19
23.   Play with flash player No. 5. Eusebius 00:01:30
24.   Play with flash player No. 6. Florestan 00:00:53
25.   Play with flash player No. 7. Coquette 00:01:01
26.   Play with flash player No. 8. Replique 00:00:26
27.   Play with flash player Sphinx 1 - 3 00:00:23
28.   Play with flash player No. 9. Papillons 00:00:43
29.   Play with flash player No. 10. ASCH - SCHA (Lettres dansantes) 00:00:38
30.   Play with flash player No. 11. Chiarina 00:00:49
31.   Play with flash player No. 12. Chopin 00:01:17
32.   Play with flash player No. 13. Estrella 00:00:30
33.   Play with flash player No. 14. Reconnaissance 00:01:56
34.   Play with flash player No. 15. Pantalon et Colombine 00:00:52
35.   Play with flash player No. 16. Valse allemande 00:00:54
36.   Play with flash player No. 17. Intermezzo: Paganini 00:01:18
37.   Play with flash player No. 18. Aveu 00:00:53
38.   Play with flash player No. 19. Promenade 00:01:44
39.   Play with flash player No. 20. Pause 00:00:18
40.   Play with flash player No. 21. Marche des Davidsbundler contre les Philistins 00:03:36

Total Playing Time: 01:02:53






Composer(s):
Chopin, Fryderyk; Schumann, Robert

Artist(s):
Cortot, Alfred

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Pianists

Genre: Instrumental

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111327

Barcode: 0747313332724

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Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions.


Release Date: 09/2008

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