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BEST OF IDIL BIRET - Selections from The Complete Studio Recordings (6-CD Box Set)

    
      

 

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BEST OF IDIL BIRET - Selections from The Complete Studio Recordings (6-CD Box Set)

The Turkish pianist Idil Biret celebrated her 75th birthday in November 2016. To approach and honour this milestone, her own label (IBA), distributed by the now-venerable Naxos, has been releasing a series of comprehensive box sets traversing her entire career. The word “comprehensive” is not used lightly; in this set alone, the ninth in the series, we hear performances from her earliest radio broadcasts in 1949 to July of 2016, allowing Biret’s changing approaches to these composers’ works full documentation and exploration; it’s quite a journey, and I have heard no other pianist that has made the complex but still intuitively simple interpretative decisions Biret has made… With these enduring compositions as multisided sculptures to be reexamined, the set constitutes a voyage through the developing art of a child prodigy. It goes a long way toward answering questions about where the preternaturally gifted interpreter goes when convention and career opportunity become subservient to artistic pursuit. May it be an example to those embarking on a similar journey. – Prof. Marc Medwin (USA)



Disc 1

Couperin, François

  Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 18th Ordre in F Minor-Major: Le tic-toc-choc, ou Les maillotins
1.   Play with flash player Pieces de clavecin, Book 3: 18th Ordre in F Minor - Major: Le tic - toc - choc, ou Les maillotins 00:02:01

Scarlatti, Domenico

  Keyboard Sonata in G Minor, K.12/L.489/P.68
2.   Play with flash player Keyboard Sonata in G Minor, K.12/L.489/P.68 00:03:35

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Kempff, Wilhelm, arranger(s)

  Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Chorale: Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring) (arr. W. Kempff for piano)
3.   Play with flash player Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Chorale: Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring) (arr. W. Kempff for piano) 00:03:07

Gluck, Christoph Willibald
Kempff, Wilhelm, arranger(s)

  Orphée et Eurydice, Act II: Dance of the Blessed Spirits (arr. W. Kempff for piano)
4.   Play with flash player Orphée et Eurydice, Act II: Dance of the Blessed Spirits (arr. W. Kempff for piano) 00:04:45

Handel, George Frideric
Kempff, Wilhelm, arranger(s)

  Keyboard Suite No. 1 in B-Flat Major, HWV 434: IV. Minuet (arr. W. Kempff for piano)
5.   Play with flash player Keyboard Suite No. 1 in B - Flat Major, HWV 434: IV. Minuet (arr. W. Kempff for piano) 00:03:13

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Kempff, Wilhelm, arranger(s)

  Pastorale variée, K. Anh. 209b (arr. W. Kempff for piano)
6.   Play with flash player Pastorale variée, K. Anh. 209b (arr. W. Kempff for piano) 00:05:48

Schubert, Franz

  4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899: No. 3 in G-Flat Major
7.   Play with flash player 4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899: No. 3 in G - Flat Major 00:04:51

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Nocturne No. 16 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, No. 2
8.   Play with flash player Nocturne No. 16 in E - Flat Major, Op. 55, No. 2 00:05:16
  3 Nouvelles Etudes: I. Etude No. 25 in F Minor
9.   Play with flash player 3 Nouvelles Etudes: I. Etude No. 25 in F Minor 00:02:02
  Mazurka No. 41 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 63, No. 3
10.   Play with flash player Mazurka No. 41 in C - Sharp Minor, Op. 63, No. 3 00:02:30

Schumann, Robert

  Kinderszenen (Scenes of childhood), Op. 15: VII. Träumerei (Dreaming)
11.   Play with flash player Kinderszenen (Scenes of childhood), Op. 15: VII. Träumerei (Dreaming) 00:02:44

Liszt, Franz

  Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S141/R3b: No. 3 in G-Sharp Minor, "La campanella"
12.   Play with flash player Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S141/R3b: No. 3 in G - Sharp Minor, "La campanella" 00:04:52

Brahms, Johannes

  Waltzes, Op. 39: No. 15 in A Major (1867 version)
13.   Play with flash player Waltzes, Op. 39: No. 15 in A Major (1867 version) 00:01:25
  10 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: No. 4 in F-Sharp Minor
14.   Play with flash player 10 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1: No. 4 in F - Sharp Minor 00:05:10

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 21. Sweet Dreams (Douce reverie)
15.   Play with flash player Album for the Young, Op. 39: No. 21. Sweet Dreams (Douce reverie) 00:02:32

Rachmaninov, Sergey

  13 Preludes, Op. 32 (excerpts)
16.   Play with flash player No. 1 in C Major: Allegro vivace 00:01:09
17.   Play with flash player No. 5 in G Major: Moderato 00:03:37
18.   Play with flash player No. 12 in G - Sharp Minor: Allegro 00:02:23

Scriabin, Alexander

  3 Pieces, Op. 2: No. 1. Etude in C-Sharp Minor
19.   Play with flash player 3 Pieces, Op. 2: No. 1. Etude in C - Sharp Minor 00:03:27

Ravel, Maurice

  Gaspard de la nuit: I. Ondine
20.   Play with flash player Gaspard de la nuit: I. Ondine 00:07:37

Debussy, Claude

  Children's Corner: Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum
21.   Play with flash player Children's Corner: Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum 00:02:20

Ligeti, György

  Études, Book 1: No. 6. Automne à Varsovie
22.   Play with flash player Études, Book 1: No. 6. Automne à Varsovie 00:05:39


Disc 2

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846-869: Prelude and Fugue No. 8 in E-Flat Minor, BWV 853 (2015 recording)
1.   Play with flash player The Well - Tempered Clavier, Book 1, BWV 846 - 869: Prelude and Fugue No. 8 in E - Flat Minor, BWV 853 (2015 recording) 00:11:25

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331: III. Alla turca: Allegretto
2.   Play with flash player Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331: III. Alla turca: Allegretto 00:03:36

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2, "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto
3.   Play with flash player Piano Sonata No. 14 in C - Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 2, "Moonlight": I. Adagio sostenuto 00:06:12

Schubert, Franz

  Piano Sonata No. 12 in F Minor, D. 625: III. Allegro
4.   Play with flash player Piano Sonata No. 12 in F Minor, D. 625: III. Allegro 00:06:35

Schumann, Robert

  Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17: I. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen - Im Legendenton - Erstes tempo
5.   Play with flash player Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17: I. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen - Im Legendenton - Erstes tempo 00:13:28

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 35: I. Grave - Doppio movimento
6.   Play with flash player Piano Sonata No. 2 in B - Flat Minor, Op. 35: I. Grave - Doppio movimento 00:06:10

Liszt, Franz

  2 Concert Etudes, S145/R6: No. 2. Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes)
7.   Play with flash player 2 Concert Etudes, S145/R6: No. 2. Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes) 00:03:16

Brahms, Johannes

  6 Piano Pieces, Op. 118: No. 6. Intermezzo in E-Flat Minor
8.   Play with flash player 6 Piano Pieces, Op. 118: No. 6. Intermezzo in E - Flat Minor 00:03:54

Franck, César

  Prélude, choral et fugue, M. 21: Prélude
9.   Play with flash player Prélude, choral et fugue, M. 21: Prélude 00:05:43

Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich

  Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade
10.   Play with flash player Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade 00:01:30

Rachmaninov, Sergey

  Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: No. 2. Prelude in C-Sharp Minor
11.   Play with flash player Morceaux de fantaisie, Op. 3: No. 2. Prelude in C - Sharp Minor 00:04:26

Bartók, Béla

  Allegro barbaro, BB 63
12.   Play with flash player Allegro barbaro, BB 63 00:02:31

Prokofiev, Sergey

  Piano Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 14: I. Allegro, ma non troppo
13.   Play with flash player Piano Sonata No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 14: I. Allegro, ma non troppo 00:06:31

Boulez, Pierre

  Piano Sonata No. 3, Formant 2: Trope: Parenthèse
14.   Play with flash player Piano Sonata No. 3, Formant 2: Trope: Parenthèse 00:03:12


Disc 3

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Rachmaninov, Sergey, arranger(s)

  Bach - Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: I. Prelude
1.   Play with flash player Bach - Violin Partita No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1006: I. Prelude 00:03:36

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Kempff, Wilhelm, arranger(s)

  Flute Sonata in E-Flat Major, BWV 1031: II. Siciliano (arr. W. Kempff for piano)
2.   Play with flash player Flute Sonata in E - Flat Major, BWV 1031: II. Siciliano (arr. W. Kempff for piano) 00:02:49
  Es ist gewisslich an der Zeit, BWV 307 - Nun freut euch, BWV 734 (arr. W. Kempff for piano)
3.   Play with flash player Es ist gewisslich an der Zeit, BWV 307 - Nun freut euch, BWV 734 (arr. W. Kempff for piano) 00:02:59

Brahms, Johannes

  Gluck - Iphigénie en Aulide, Act II: Gavotte, Anh. Ia/2
4.   Play with flash player Gluck - Iphigénie en Aulide, Act II: Gavotte, Anh. Ia/2 00:03:48

Liszt, Franz

  Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A Major, S464/R128: II. Allegretto
5.   Play with flash player Beethoven - Symphony No. 7 in A Major, S464/R128: II. Allegretto 00:11:11
  12 Lieder von Schubert, S558/R243 (excerpts)
6.   Play with flash player No. 2. Auf dem Wasser zu singen 00:04:40
7.   Play with flash player No. 12. Ave Maria 00:06:43
  Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique, S470/R134-136: II. Un bal
8.   Play with flash player Berlioz - Symphonie fantastique, S470/R134 - 136: II. Un bal 00:06:10

Brahms, Johannes

  Schumann - Piano Quintet: III. Scherzo, Anh. 1a/7
9.   Play with flash player Schumann - Piano Quintet: III. Scherzo, Anh. 1a/7 00:05:55

Brahms, Johannes
Biret, Idil, arranger(s)

  Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90 (arr. I. Biret for piano): III. Poco allegretto
10.   Play with flash player Symphony No. 3 in F Major, Op. 90 (arr. I. Biret for piano): III. Poco allegretto 00:07:28
  15 Romanzen aus Die Schöne Magelone, Op. 33: No. 12. Muss es eine Trennung geben (arr. I. Biret for piano)
11.   Play with flash player 15 Romanzen aus Die Schöne Magelone, Op. 33: No. 12. Muss es eine Trennung geben (arr. I. Biret for piano) 00:03:29

Liszt, Franz

  Wagner - Isoldes Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, S447/R280
12.   Play with flash player Wagner - Isoldes Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, S447/R280 00:07:25
  Verdi - Rigoletto: Paraphrase de concert, S434/R267
13.   Play with flash player Verdi - Rigoletto: Paraphrase de concert, S434/R267 00:08:07

Stravinsky, Igor

  The Firebird: Appearance of the Firebird, Pursued by Prince Ivan (version for piano)
14.   Play with flash player The Firebird: Appearance of the Firebird, Pursued by Prince Ivan (version for piano) 00:02:25
  3 Movements from Petrushka: No. 1. Danse russe (Russian Dance)
15.   Play with flash player No. 1. 3 Movements from Petrushka: No. 1. Danse russe (Russian Dance) 00:02:46


Disc 4

Liszt, Franz

  Berlioz - Harold en Italie, S472/R138: II. Marche de pèlerins
1.   Play with flash player Berlioz - Harold en Italie, S472/R138: II. Marche de pèlerins 00:09:12

Schumann, Robert

  Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, Op. 44: I. Allegro brillante
2.   Play with flash player Piano Quintet in E - Flat Major, Op. 44: I. Allegro brillante 00:09:48

Brahms, Johannes

  Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99: I. Allegro vivace
3.   Play with flash player Cello Sonata No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99: I. Allegro vivace 00:09:56
  Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34: I. Allegro non troppo
4.   Play with flash player Piano Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34: I. Allegro non troppo 00:12:11

Mahler, Gustav

  Piano Quartet in A Minor
5.   Play with flash player Piano Quartet in A Minor 00:11:29

Franck, César

  Piano Quintet in F Minor, M. 7: III. Allegro non troppo ma con fuoco
6.   Play with flash player Piano Quintet in F Minor, M. 7: III. Allegro non troppo ma con fuoco 00:09:01

Hindemith, Paul

  Kammermusik No. 2, Op. 36, No. 1: III. Kleines Potpourri - IV. Finale
7.   Play with flash player Kammermusik No. 2, Op. 36, No. 1: III. Kleines Potpourri - IV. Finale 00:08:05

Pars, Ateş

  Viola Sonata, Op. 57: II. Larghetto espressivo
8.   Play with flash player Viola Sonata, Op. 57: II. Larghetto espressivo 00:04:27


Disc 5

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Keyboard Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052: I. Allegro
1.   Play with flash player Keyboard Concerto in D Minor, BWV 1052: I. Allegro 00:07:20

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

  Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, Op. 9, K. 453: III. Allegretto - Presto
2.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, Op. 9, K. 453: III. Allegretto - Presto 00:08:38

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58: II. Andante con moto
3.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58: II. Andante con moto 00:05:34

Schumann, Robert

  Introduction and Concert Allegro, Op. 134
4.   Play with flash player Introduction and Concert Allegro, Op. 134 00:14:52

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21: II. Larghetto
5.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21: II. Larghetto 00:09:23

Liszt, Franz

  Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, S124/R455: Allegro maestoso
6.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto No. 1 in E - Flat Major, S124/R455: Allegro maestoso 00:06:05

Brahms, Johannes

  Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83: IV. Allegretto grazioso
7.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto No. 2 in B - Flat Major, Op. 83: IV. Allegretto grazioso 00:09:31

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 44: II. Andante non troppo (original version)
8.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 44: II. Andante non troppo (original version) 00:14:56


Disc 6

Grieg, Edvard

  Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16: III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato
1.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16: III. Allegro moderato molto e marcato 00:10:42

Rachmaninov, Sergey

  Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18: II. Adagio sostenuto
2.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18: II. Adagio sostenuto 00:11:24
  Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 18
3.   Play with flash player Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 18 00:02:52

Saint-Saëns, Camille

  Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22: III. Presto
4.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22: III. Presto 00:07:14

Ravel, Maurice

  Piano Concerto in G Major: II. Adagio assai
5.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto in G Major: II. Adagio assai 00:11:06

Bartók, Béla

  Piano Concerto No. 2, BB 101: III. Allegro molto
6.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto No. 2, BB 101: III. Allegro molto 00:06:47

Saygun, Ahmet Adnan

  Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 34: II. Andante con moto - Sostenuto - Tempo primo
7.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 34: II. Andante con moto - Sostenuto - Tempo primo 00:07:38

Hindemith, Paul

  Klaviermusik mit Orchester, Op. 29: I. Einleitung: Maßige schnelle Halbe -
8.   Play with flash player Klaviermusik mit Orchester, Op. 29: I. Einleitung: Maßige schnelle Halbe - 00:02:32

Shostakovich, Dmitry

  Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102: II. Andante
9.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Major, Op. 102: II. Andante 00:05:50

Prokofiev, Sergey

  Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26: I. Andante - Allegro
10.   Play with flash player Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26: I. Andante - Allegro 00:10:10

Total Playing Time: 07:44:46






Composer(s):
Bach, Johann Sebastian; Bartók, Béla; Beethoven, Ludwig van; Boulez, Pierre; Brahms, Johannes; Chopin, Fryderyk; Couperin, François; Debussy, Claude; Franck, César; Gluck, Christoph Willibald; Grieg, Edvard; Handel, George Frideric; Hindemith, Paul; Ligeti, György; Liszt, Franz; Mahler, Gustav; Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus; Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich; Pars, Ateş; Prokofiev, Sergey; Rachmaninov, Sergey; Ravel, Maurice; Saint-Saëns, Camille; Saygun, Ahmet Adnan; Scarlatti, Domenico; Schubert, Franz; Schumann, Robert; Scriabin, Alexander; Shostakovich, Dmitry; Stravinsky, Igor; Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

Arranger(s):
Biret, Idil; Kempff, Wilhelm; Rachmaninov, Sergey

Conductor(s):
Fournet, Jean; Gallois, Patrick; Geretz, Arpad; Guschlbauer, Theodor; Loughran, James; Öztürk, Hakkı; Saygun, Ahmet Adnan; Shimada, Toshiyuki; Stankovsky, Robert; Tabakov, Emil; Wilson, Dorian; Wit, Antoni

Orchestra(s):
Bilkent Symphony Orchestra; Kuşadası Chamber Orchestra; Lausanne Chamber Orchestra; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; London Mozart Players; Orchestre Colonne; Orchestre National de France; Philharmonia Orchestra; Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra; Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice; Yale Symphony Orchestra

Ensemble(s):
Borusan Quartet; London String Quartet

Artist(s):
Bennigsen, Roderic von; Biret, Idil; Güneş, Ruşen

Label: Idil Biret Archive

Genre: Chamber Music; Concerto; Instrumental; Orchestral

Period: 20th Century; Baroque; Classical; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.506035

Barcode: 747313603534

Release Date: 02/2019

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