PIATIGORSKY, GREGOR The Art of. Works by Saint-Saens / Strauss / Bloch / Beethoven / Brahms / Prokofiev. WHRA 6cds + 1dvd

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Piatigorsky Gregor The Art Of Brahms Prokofiev Whra 6Cds 1Dvd

The Art of Gregor Piatigorsky

CD 1

SAINT-SAËNS: Concerto no.1 in a, op. with A. Hilsberg, Philadelphia Orchestra, 4/10/49 Col. (unis SCHUMANN: Concerto in a, op. 129 with F. Reiner, N.Y. Philharmonic-Symph.Orchestra on 4/4/43. ELGAR: Concerto in e, op. 85 with J. Barbirolli, N.Y. Philharmonic-Symph.Orch. 11/10/40.

CD 2

STRAUSS: Don Quixote, op. 35 with A. Wallenstein, Los Angeles Phil. 1/13/55

BLOCH: Schelomo: Rhapsodie hébraïque with A. Wallenstein, Los Angeles Phil. 1/23/55

CD 3

HINDEMITH: Concerto (1940) with P. Hindemith, CBS Symphony 12/15/43. Also includes works by Piatigorsky, Saint-Saëns, Rubinstein, Weber, Ravel, Massenet, Rachmaninoff, and Saint-Saëns with A. Kostelanetz with the CBS Symphony and D. Voorhees with the NBC Symphony

CD 4

BOCCHERINI (arr. GP): Sonata in C. with R. Berkowitz, piano mid-1940s VOA

WEBER: Sonata in A (arr. GP) with I. Newton, piano 12/7/33, 5/15/34 HMV DB 2248

BEETHOVEN: 12 Var. in F op. 66 with L. Foss, piano 6/14/RCA LM 6120

BEETHOVEN: Sonata no.2 in g, op. 5/2 with A. Schnabel, piano

BRAHMS: Sonata no.1 in e, op. 38 with A. Rubinstein, piano 7/6/36 HMV DB 2952-54

CD 5

GRIEG: Sonata in a, op. 36 with R. Berkowitz, piano 6/8/45 Col. (unissued)

DEBUSSY: Sonata no.1 in d with R. Berkowitz, piano 12/9/47 Col. (unissued)

BARBER: Sonata, op. 6 with R. Berkowitz, piano 5/29/47 Col. (unissued)

PROKOFIEV: Sonata, op. 119 with R. Berkowitz, piano

CD 6

Tracks 1-15 are rare 1924-1934 issued recordings by Davidov, Popper, Chopin, Sarasate,

Beethoven, Ippolitov-Ivanov, Glinka, Massenet, Mendelssohn, Moszkowski, and Tchaikovsky

Tracks 16-24 are unissued Columbia recordings by Piatigorsky, Bloch, Prokofiev; a VOA recording by Prokofiev; issued recordings by Scriabin, Granados and Foss.

FREE BONUS DVD - Gregor Piatigorsky in Performance

Chapter 1 Weber-Piatigorsky: Andante [Adagio] et Rondo (1934). Chapter 2 An Early Television

Profile (1949). Works by Bach, Chopin, Prokofiev, Rubinstein, Tchaikovsky, and Schubert, all with Ralph Berkowitz, piano. Chapter 3 Rubinstein-Heifetz-Piatigorsky Trio (1949). Schubert: Trio in Bb (Movt. 1). Mendelssohn: Trio in d 49. Chapter 4 from Carnegie Hall: Saint-Saëns: The Swan (1947)

The present collection offers fascinating insight into the artistry one of the great musicians the twentieth century, the legendary cellist Gregor Piatigorsky (1903-1976). The recordings in this collection are either previously unissued studio recordings, or if issued, were not widely distributed when they were initially released, or are previously unissued public performances that were only heard when originally broadcast from the concert hall. This material constitutes a significant portion Piatigorsky’s recorded legacy and provides eloquent evidence of his importance in the world of modern cello playing, especially for those who never had the opportunity to hear him live.

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