Claudio Arrau
Piano
1903 - 1991

www.arrauhouse.org



IMPORTANT
Direct access to  www.arrauhouse.org  is completely free of charge
,
but you may help ensure its continuity by becoming a  Sponsor.


 'ArrauHouse'- A Chronology

 Development Period - from 1913 to 1941

1913    

1913 - 1918

 

Germany

 

Introduced in 1913 by Chilean pianist Rosita Renard, who was already making a promising career in Europe, Claudio Arrau became a pupil under the legendary Maestro Martin Krause (Lipsia 1853-Berlin 1918), himself a former pupil of Franz Liszt, at the renowned Julius Stern Conservatory of Berlin.

After listening to the child playing, Maestro Krause is reported to have said: 
"This boy shall be my masterwork!"

[
Beethoven -> Czerny -> Liszt -> Krause -> Arrau ] 

1913

Germany

Public performance in Berlin as part of shared programme.

1913

Germany

Public performance in Leipzig as part of a shered programme.
₪ ₪
1914    

1914

Germany

At the age of 11, Claudio Arrau begins studying Franz Liszt's 12 Études d'exécution transcendante at the Julius Stern Conservatory under Maestro Martin Krause:   Mazeppa,  Feux follets,  Eroica.

1914

Germany

On Saturday 16th May, Claudio Arrau plays at a ceremony before Frederick Augustus III, King of Saxony, in Dresden, causing great enthusiasm amongst an audience of distinguished guests.

1914

Germany

In June , Claudio Arrau performs at the Gesellschaftshaus des Westens, on the inauguration ceremony of the Ibero-American Centre in Berlin, with a program consisting of:

> Schubert:  Impromptu No.4 from D.899 / Op.90
> Liszt:  The Nightingale (Le rossignol) S.250/1
> Albéniz:  Sevilla (from Suite española)
Encore:
> Scarlatti-Tausig:  Capriccio

From an appreciative article on the young artist, entitled "Un niño prodigio" [A childprodigy], by Alberto GURIDI Bazerque, published in the 19th June edition of El Argentino of Berlin.

1914

 

 

Germany

 

Formal Berlin début recital by Claudio Arrau as a virtuoso, at the Künstlerhaus on Thursday 10 December, considered a major successful event, with a programme including:

> Bach's Preludes and Fugues in F major, F sharp major, and G major
.   from Book II of The Well-tempered Klavier;
> Beethoven's Variations on a Russian dance WoO71;
> Adolf von Henselt's Romance in B flat minor Op.10
> Adolf von Henselt's Study in F sharp Op.2 No. 6
> Friedrich Gernsheim's Prelude in C sharp minor Op.2
> Friedrich Gernsheim's Prelude in B flat minor Op.2
> Friedrich Gernsheim's Legend Op.44
> Chopin's Waltz in A flat Op.42; and
> Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No.11.
N.B.: Some sources also include:
> Stephen Heller's Sonata No.4 Op.143

Acclaimed by critics Hugo Basch in Allgemeine Musik-Zeitung, Paul Geyer in Der Reichsbote, and others.

1914

Germany

Claudio Arrau's very first public performance of Weber's Konzertstück for piano and orchestra, from a French edition.
(This work was to accompany Arrau until his old age).

1914

Germany

Dr Leopoldo Schmidt, writing for the Berliner Tageblatt on 18th December, expresses his admiration for Claudio Arrau's extraordinary musical talent and promising future.

1914-1915

Europe

From age 11, Claudio Arrau goes on extensive tours of Germany first, and then Scandinavian and Baltic countries, including Norway, Denmark, Poland, Austria, Rumania and Yugoslavia.
Undated Entries

1914

Germany

Claudio Arrau plays in the courts of Prussia, Bavaria, Wurtemburg, Hessen, Weimar, Coburg and Oldemburg to the delight of appreciative audiences.
₪ ₪
1915    

1915

 

 

 

Germany

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Künstlerhaus of Berlin on Tesday 19 January, with a programme consisting of:

> Bach's Three Préludes (F major, F sharp major, G minor)
> from Book 2 of the Well-tempered Klavier;
> Beethoven's Variations;
> Stephen Heller's Sonata No.4 in B flat minor Op.143;
> Adolph von Henselt's Romanza in B flat minor;
> Adolph von Henselt's Bird Study;
> Friedrich Gernsheim's Two préludes, C sharp minor and B flat minor;
> Friedrich Gernsheim's Legend Op.44;
>
Chopin's Valse in A flat Op.42;  and
> Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11.

Acclaimed in disbelief, according to an account appearing on page 12 of New York's Musical Courier magazine on 20th January, entitled 'Berlin acclaims new Wunderkind on piano'.

1915

Germany

Dr. Hugo Leichtentritt, writing for the Vossische Zeitung of Berlin on 9 February, highly praises Claudio Arrau's musical attributes and expects a brilliant future for the young pianist.

1915

 

 

Germany

 

 

Further full-house, Berlin recital by Claudio Arrau at the Künstlerhaus on Monday 15 February, with a programme comprising the following works:

> G.F. Händel's Suite in D minor;
> Mozart's Sonata in D K.576;
> Weber's Rondo brilliant in E flat Op.62;
> Schubert's Moment musical in C sharp minor op.94 n.4;
> Mendelssohn's Caprice in E minor Op.16 No.2;
> Giovanni Sgambati's Vecchio Minuetto, Nenia e Toccata dall' Op.18
> Giovanni Sgambati's Notturno from Op.20
> Liszt's Paganini Étude No.5 and La liggierezza.

Acclaimed by critics as in his 1914 Berlin début and 1915 Berlin first recital.

1915

Germany

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Singakademie Chemnitz, on Friday 23rd April, with a program consisting of wotks by:

> Händel:  Suite in D minor
> Beethoven:  Three Bagatelles
> Weber:  Rondo in E flat
> Henselt, Adolph von:  [work?]
> Mendelssohn:  Études in F sharp major and Capriccio in E minor
> Chopin:  Nocturne
> Liszt:  Rhapsodie
Encore:
> Scarlatti:  Capriccio

Critiques in the Chemnitzer Neusten Nachrichten, the Chemnitzer Tageblatt, and the Allgemeine Zeitung Chemnitz of Sunday 25 April.

1915

Germany

On 15th June, the Mainzer Anzeiger announces that

The
Gustav Holländer Medal


contest, run by the Stern Conservatory,
was awarded to Professor Martin Krause's pupil Claudio Arrau.

1915

Germany

On 19th June, Claudio Arrau was the winner of the

Ibach-Schulhoff Prize
,


contested by seven young finalists before a jury comprising Mr. Max Fiedler, Prof. Xaver Scharwenka, and Mr. Paul Scheinpflug.
The prize consisted of a grand concert piano annually donated by Ibach Sohn manufacturers to the Stern Conservatory for the contest.

[Source: The Deutscher Tonkünstler Zeitung, 5 July 1915]

1915

Chile

On 3rd August, the La Discusión newspaper of Chillán published translated excerpts of German critics' acclaim of Claudio Arrau as appeared in recent months in the Vossische Zeiting, the Germania, the Berliner Tageblatt, and other Berlin publications.

1915

Chile

On 22nd August, the El Mercurio newspaper of Santiago published a commentary on the progress achieved by Claudio Arrau in Germany, his critics' acclaim, and his benevolent recitals, including one for the benefit of blinded soldiers.

1915

Chile

The Chillán newspaper El Diario Nuevo of 11th September published translations of critical appraisals appearing in the Chemnitz press on 25 April, regarding Claudio Arrau's recital at the Singakademie Chemnitz in Germany on Friday 23rd April.

1915

Germany

Recital by Claudio Arrau on Friday 19th October (city and venue unspecified), hosted by the Richard Wagner Society [Verein].   

The programme included the following works:
> Bach, J.S.:  Partita No.4  D-dur
> Mozart, W.A.:  Phantasie und Fuge  C-dur KV.394 (383a)
> Haydn, J:  Variationen F-moll
> Weber, C.M. von:  Aufforderung zum Tanz
> Schumann, R.:  Romanze D-moll op.28 Nr.3
> Weingartner, P.F.:  Five Sound Pictures for Basic Studies, from Op.2
> Bülow, H. von:  Tarantella A-moll op.19
> Liszt, F.:  Etude F-moll
> Liszt, F.:  Ungarische Rhapsodie No.11
> Three encores (unspecified)


[Source: Deutsche Tonkünstler Zeitung, Berlin, 23 Oct 1915]

1915

Germany

The Association of Berlin Newspaper Men coordinated a concert for Tuesday 7th December for the benefit of the war funds.  "The great sensation of the evening was the young pianist Claudio Arrau who, with his splendid technique, played some most difficult pieces of Liszt, which received great applause".

[Source: The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 8 Dec 1915]

1915 onwards

Germany / Europe

The First World War (28 July 1914 to 11 Nov 1918) made Germany and Europe an inhospitable place to live in, where the ravages of poverty prevailed.  
The Arrau family was advised to leave, but mother decided to stay for the sake of Claudio's artistic development.

1915-1918

Europe

Extensive series of European recitals and concerts by Claudio Arrau under Arthur Nikish (Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig), Fritz Steinbach, Karl Muck, Wilhelm Mengelberg, Wilhelm Fürtwangler, Richard Strauss, Otto Klemperer, et al.
  
Claudio gave recitals before the King of Württemberg, the Bavarian Royal Family, the Queen of Rumania, the Norwegian Monarchs, and several other distinguished admirers.
Undated Entries

1915

Germany

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Beethove-Saal of Berlin with a programme whose second part consisted of:

Part 2:
> Raff:  Rigaudon Op.204 No.3
> Raff:  Gavotta Op.125
> Bülow:  Tarantella Op.19
> Weingartner:  Tonbilder Op.2

[Source: From 'Claudio Arrau, il filosofo', Piero Rattalino, Varese, 2006]
This entry needs completion.

1915

Germany

Claudio Arrau performance in Leipzig of Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 under Artur Nikisch conducting the Staatskapelle Dresden [or Leipziger?] Sinfonie-Orchester.

[This entry needs completion]
₪ ₪
1916    

1916

Germany

Claudio Arrau's takes part in an extensive shared musical programme and performs Liszt's Hungarian Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra G.123, with the Grand Ducal Court Orchestra at Weimar's Court Theatre on Monday 10th January.

[Source: Printed concert programme at State Archive, Thuringia & Main State Archive, Weimar]

1916

U.S.A.

On 20th January, in referring to Claudio Arrau's début at the Künstlerhaus of Berlin on 10th December 1914, the Musical Courier of New York praises the young pianist's extraordinary technical piano exploits at age 11.

1916

Germany

Claudio Arrau's recital in Münich on 16 October.

[This entry needs completion]

1916

Germany

Recital by Claudio Arrau in Hamburg on Friday 20th October, with a program including works by:

> Bach:  Prelude and fugue
> Haydn:  Fantasie
> Mozart:  Rondo
> Beethoven: Les adieux sonata (No.26)
> Schumann:  Variations Op. 1
> Sofie Menter:  Two Studies and Waltz
> Liszt:  Spanish Rhapsodie

[Source: Neue Hamburger Zeitung, 21 Oct 1916]
[Source: Hamburger Nachrichtena, 21 Oct 1916]

1916

Germany

Acclaimed recital by Claudio Arrau at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Friday 3rd November, with a program including:

> Bach:  Prelude and Fugue in G major, Book I,
    Well-Tempered Keyboard
> Haydn:  Fantasia in C major
> Mozart:  Rondo in A minor
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.26 Op. 81a Les adieux
> Schumann: Variations on the Name Abegg Op.1
> Gernsheim: Three Préludes from Op.2
> Liszt:  Spanish Rhapsodie
Encore
> Mendelssohn:  [work ?]

Sources:
Allgemeine Musik Zeitung.
Lokal Anzeiger.
Der Tag, 7 November.
Vossische Zeitung, 8 November.
Berliner Tageblatt, 12 November.

1916

Germany

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Meistersaal of Berlin in early November.

[Source: Lokal Anzeiger]
₪ ₪
1917    

1917

U.S.A.

"Claudio Arrau, the child piano prodigy, is creating furore in Berlin.  He is only thirteen years old, but his playing reveals great musical intelligence, sound musicianship and a brilliant technic".

[Source: The Reform Advocate, Chicago, 6 Jan 1917]

1917

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau's revered, exemplary pianist, Venezuelan-born Teresa Carreño (1853-1917), a pupil of Anton Rubinstein and wife of (amongst others) celebrated pianist Eugene d'Albert, dies on 12 June in New York.
Undated Entries

1917-8?

Germany

Claudio Arrau is awarded -

Die
Sachsen-Gothaische Medaille.
₪ ₪
1918    

1918

Germany

Graduation:

Exceptional Honours Diploma in Piano


from the Julius Stern Conservatory, an award especially created for Claudio Arrau.

1918

Germany

Acclaimed recital by Claudio Arrau at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Monday 11th March, with a program including:

> Bach:  Preludes and Fugues in C major and B flat minor, from Book II, Well-Tempered Keyboard
> Beethoven:  Variations Op.35 Eroïca
> Schubert:  Impromptus Op.90 No.2 and Op.142 Nos. 2 & 4
> Georg Schumann:  Variations and Fugue on an Original
    Theme Op.64
> Strauss-Tausig: Nachfalter (Valse caprice)
> Liszt:  Mazeppa

1918
Poland
Recitals by Claudio Arrau in Swinoujscie (Swinemünde) on 25th July, and Miedzyzdroje (Misdroy), on 26th July.

[This entry needs completion]
1918
Germany
Recitals by Claudio Arrau in Heringsdorf (date?), Kolberg (on 27th July), Heringsdorf again (on 1st August), Travermünde (on 3rd August), Binz (on 5th August), Brunshaupten (on 6th August) ...

[This entry needs completion]
1918
Germany
Claudio Arrau's revered teacher and mentor, Martin Krause, dies aged 65, on 2nd August, from this year's great flu pandemic.  

His students played at the funeral ceremony.  
Claudio Arrau rendered Liszt's Hexameron in his teacher's honour.

A period of self-doubt, anxiety and depression followed.
1918
Germany
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Beethoven-Saal of Berlin on Monday 7th October, performing the following programme:

> Bach:  Fantasia and fugue in A minor
> Beethoven:  Piano Sonata No.28 Op.101
> Mendelssohn:  Variations sérieuses Op.54
> Chopin:  Barcarolle Op.60
> Chopin:  Nocturne Op.48
> Chopin:  Scherzo Op.39
> Edvard Moritz:  Four pieces Op.1
> Liszt et al:  Héxaméron
1918
Europe
Claudio Arrau goes on a concert tour including Norway, Finland, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia.
1918
Germany
Claudio Arrau's Berlin performance in December, with a programme including the following orchestral works:

> Hermann Goetz:  Piano Concerto No.2 Op.18
> Chopin:  Variations for piano and orchestra on a theme from
    Mozart's Don Giovanni Op.2
> Richard Strauss:  Burleske for piano and orchestra
> Liszt:  Piano Concerto No.1 G.124
₪ ₪
1919    
1919 England
Claudio Arrau visits London for the first time in November and attends two receptions (on Tuesday the 4th and Saturday the 8th) where he displays his talent before selected audiences, in an attempt at obtaining a contract.
Undated Entries
1919
Germany
Claudio Arrau wins the -

Franz Liszt Prize,

awarded for the first time in 45 years.
₪ ₪
1920    

 1920

 

 England

 

Claudio Arrau secures an engagement to appear at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 30th May at 3:00 pm, sharing a recital with singers Nellie Melba, Maurice D'Oisly, and Dinh Gilly of The Royal Opera Covent Garden.  [Violinist Bronislaw Hubermann?]

Claudio Arrau played Liszt's Rhapsodie espagnole to astonishing acclaim.

[Source: The Times, London, 26 May 1920]

 1920

 Germany

Shared fund raising evening held at The Sing-Akademie zu Berlin, on Monday 20th September at 7:30 pm for the benefit of Ernst von Wolzogen, cultural critic and founder of Cabaret in Germany. 

Claudio Arrau confirmed his participation as a solo performer, amongst other artists, including soprano Hertha Stolzenberg.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins) of 19th to 26th Sept 1920]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

 1920

 England

Claudio Arrau's performance in a shared recital programme, under the title 'International Celebrity Subscription Concerts', with prima dona Graziella Pareto, baritone Dinh Gilly, and violinist Milan Yovanovitch Bratza, at the Hanley Victoria Hall, on Thursday 30th September at 7:30 pm.

1920

Germany

Claudio Arrau's first piano evening at the Beethoven Hall of Berlin on Tuesday 5th October.   'Hermann Wolff und Jules Sachs GmbH' managed the presentation.

The programme included:
> Bach's Toccata in C minor,
> Beethoven's Sonata No.30 in E major Op.109,
> Chopin's Sonata in B minor Op.58, and
> short pieces by Debussy and Balakirev.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins0 of 7th and 14th Oct 1920]

 1920

 England

Second pianoforte recital by Claudio Arrau at the Aeolian Hall, London, on Friday 5th November at 3:00 pm.

[Source: The Times, London, 03 Nov 1920]

 1920

 England

Claudio Arrau obtains an engagement to appear at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 7th November, sharing a recital with Mlle. Grazielle Pareto, Mr. Dinh Gilly, and Mr. Albert Sammons.

[Source: The Times, London, 3 Nov 1920]

 1920

 England

Claudio Arrau's performances in shared recital programmes, under the title 'International Celebrity Subscription Concerts', with prima dona Graziella Pareto, baritone Dinh Gilly, and violinist Milan Yovanovitch Bratza, at 7:30 pm, as follows:

> Bedfordshire Corn Exchange, Thursday 4th November *
> Hanley Victoria Hall, Thursday 11th November
> Preston Pubic Hall, Monday 15th November
> Plymouth Guildhall, Thursday 18th November
> Bradford City Hall, Tuesday 30th November **

* The programme included, amongst other works, Debussy's La cathredale engloutie, Réflets dans l'eau & Feux d'artifice, and Liszt's Rhapsodie espagnole.
** The performance comprised various pieces by Chopin, including a Nocturne and two Waltzes.

[This entry needs completion]

 1920

 England

Performance by Claudio Arrau at the Reading Town Hall on Tuesday 16th November in the evening.

[This entry needs completion]

 1920

 England

Claudio Arrau's performances in shared recital programmes, under the title 'International Celebrity Subscription Concerts', with prima dona Graziella Pareto, baritone Dinh Gilly, and violinist Milan Yovanovitch Bratza, at 7:30 pm*, as follows:

> Leeds Town Hall, Friday 3rd December **
> Hull City Hall, Monday 6th December
> Sheffield Victoria Hall, Wednesday 8th December ** & ***
> Nottingham Albert Hall, Thursday 9th December
> Cardiff's The Empire, Saturday 11th December (2:30 pm*)**
> Leicester's De Montfort Hall, Thursday 16th December (8:00 pm*)****

** The programme comprised works by Chopin, Debussy (La cathedrale engloutie, Réflets dans l'eau & Feux d'artifice) and Liszt (Rhapsodie espagnole).
*** With encores: Liszt-Schubert's Hark hark the lark, and Chopin's Waltz in A flat.
**** With encores: Liszt-Schubert's Hark hark the lark, and Mendelssohn's Capriccio in E minor.

[This entry needs completion]

1920

Germany

Claudio Arrau's début with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchestre] under Karl Muck in December, interpreting:

> Liszt's arrangement for piano and orchestra of Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy.

[This entry needs completion]

 1920

 Germany

First presentations followed suit for Claudio Arrau with the main German Orchestras in Berlin, Munich, Dresden, Leipzig, Stuttgart, Hamburg, and Frankfurt, under leading conductors including Wilhelm Furtwängler (whose musical attributes were revered by Arrau), Karl Muck, Leo Blech, and others.
Undated Entries
1920
Germany
Claudio Arrau wins the -

Franz Liszt Prize,

for a second consecutive year.
1920

England

Claudio Arrau has his London recital début at the Aeolian Hall with:

> four sonatas by A. Scarlatti and
> Goldberg Variations
by J.S. Bach.
₪ ₪
1921    

1921

Austria

First recital by young piano virtuoso from Chile, Claudio Arrau, at the Vienna Concert House today Friday 4th February at 7:00 pm.

[Source: Reichspost Wien, 4 Feb 1921]

Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

1921

Austria

Only piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Vienna Music Academy on Sunday 6th February at 5:00 pm.

[Source: Pester Lloyd Wien, 30 Jan 1921]

Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

1921

Austria

Virtuoso pianist Claudio Arrau to perform in the Grand Hall of the Vienna Concert House on Saturday 12th February

The Vienna Symphony Orchestra [Wiener Symphoniker] and soloist will play the following programme under the baton of opera conductor Franz Schalk:

> Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat major Op.23
> R.Strauss's Burlesque in D minor
> Liszt's Piano Concerto No.2 in A major.

[Source: Reichspost Wien, 5, 9 & 11 Feb 1921], et al.

Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

1921

Austria

Claudio Arrau third appearance at the Vienna Concert House on Wednesday 16th February, interpreting Beethoven's Sonate Es-dur op.31 Nr.3.

[Source: Wiener Zeitung, 17 Feb 1921 (Concerts Suplement)]
[Source: Reichspost Wien, 16 Feb 1921 (Theater, Arts and Music)]

1921

Germany

Organized by 'Hermann Wolf und Jules Sachs GmbH', piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Beethoven Hall of Berlin on Friday 4th March, with a programme including:

> Bach's Variations for keyboard in A minor in the Italian style,
> Beethoven's Sonata No.2 in A major Op.2 No.2,
> Schumann's Études symphoniques Op.13, and
> pieces by Albéniz and Liszt.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins) for 21 Jan to 5 Feb 1921, and for 28 Feb to 12 March 1921]

Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

1921

Germany

Managed by 'Hermann Wolf und Jules Sachs GmbH', Hertha Kahn (violin) and Claudio Arrau (piano) perform a sonata recital at the Beethoven Hall of Berlin on Monday 14th March at 7:30 pm.

The programme consists of:
> Brahms's Sonata No.2 in A major Op.100,
> Edvard Moritz's Sonata in F minor, and
> César Franck's Sonata.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins) for 7 to 19 March 1921]

Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

1921

Germany

Journalist A.M. de Candia, from the Caras y Caretas magazine of Buenos Aires, interviews Claudio Arrau in Berlin in March, for a two-page article published by 'Caras y Caretas' on 26 June [pages 51 and 52]

A slightly edited version of the article (excluding brief irrelevant diversions) is found in the Documents section of 'ArrauHouse', under Miscellanea.

1921

 

 

Chile

 

 

Claudio Arrau's first professional recital and concert tour of Chile started on 12th May.

A series of 11 both greatly acclaimed and controversial recitals was presented at the Teatro Municipal of Santiago. 

Controversy arose because of the modern works included in the programs [Diario Ilustrado newspaper of 19th June].

The above 11 recitals included works from the following repertoire played during this Chilean tour -

> Bach: Partita in C Minor
> Beethoven: Variations Op.35
> Beethoven: Sonata No.18 Op.31 No.3 The Hunt
> Beethoven: Sonata No.26 Op.81a Les adieux
> Chopin: Sonata No.2 Op.35
> Liszt: Dante Sonata
> Brahms: Paganini Variations Op.35
> Schumann: Études symphomiques Op.13
> Balakirev: Islamey
> Menter, Sophie: Valse for Claudio Arrau
> Schulz-Evler, Adolf: Arabesques on 'An der Schönen
>>> Blauen Donau' Op.314 (On the Blue Danube).

> Tausig, Carl: Nachtfalter Transcriptions Op.157
>>> (Night butterfly) from "Nouvelles Soirées de Vienne". 

> Strauss, Johann (junior): Man lebt nur einmal! Op.67
>>> (We live only once). 

> Jensen, Adolph: Four pieces from the Erotikon Op.44. 

> Sgambati, Giovanni: Vecchio minuetto Op.13. 

> Albéniz: Fête-Dieu à Séville & Triana (from Iberia)
> Debussy: Soirée dans Grenade & Jardins sous la pluie
>>> (from Estampes)
> Debussy: Reflets dans l'eau (from Images book I)
> Debussy: Voiles, La sérénade interrompue, La cathédrale
>>> engloutie, Minstrels & Feux d'artifice (from Préludes
>>> books I and II)
.

At the Teatro Municipal of Santiago, performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1 and Liszt's Piano Concerto No.1, under Luigi Stefano Giarda.

Claudio Arrau also visited Valparaíso where he gave a recital at the Teatro Victoria [La Estrella newspaper of Valparaíso].

1921

Chile

Claudio Arrau's performance at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Saturday 14th May.

[This entry needs completion]

1921

Chile

Santiago's El Mercurio newspaper of Sunday 15th May publishes on page 5 an extensive, rhetorical appreciation of Claudio Arrau's art, written by Agustín Cannobrio G.

1921

Chile

Second performance by Claudio Arrau at [?] on [?] ...

[This entry needs completion]

1921

Chile

Third recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Thursday 19th May

The programme comprised Beethoven's Sonata Op.2 No.2, three works by Debussy including La cathedrale engloutie, two works by Albéniz including El Corpus en Sevilla, and Liszt's Rapsodia española.
By way of encores, there were: Debussy's Souvenir of Grenade, a Liszt-Schubert's Serenata, and a Waltz by Chopin.

[Source: El Mercurio, Santiago, 20 May 1921]

1921

Chile

Fourth performance by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Friday 20th May.

[This entry needs completion]

1921

Chile

Claudio Arrau's fifth performance at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Saturday 21st May.

[This entry needs completion]

1921

Chile

Claudio Arrau's sixth performance at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Sunday 22nd May at 6:15 pm.

[This entry needs completion]

1921

Chile

'La Estrella' newspaper of Valparaíso, in its editions of 25th and 26th of May, gives account of the ambitious recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Victoria' of Valparaíso, in two articles entitled 'Today's Great Concert' [El Gran Concierto de Hoy] and 'Yesterday's Concert' [El Concierto de Ayer].
The programme included a Sonata by Beethoven, Symphonic Studies by Schuman, [unspecified] work/s by Debussy, and one of Liszt's Petrarca Sonnets.
The article includes a defence of 'disonant' Debussy, thus reflecting a degree of public opposition to this modern composer.

1921

Chile

Seventh performance by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Thursday 26th May at 6:15 pm.

[This entry needs completion]

1921

Chile

Claudio Arrau's performance at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Saturday 4th June at 6:15 pm.

[This entry needs completion]  

1921

Chile

Tenth recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Saturday 11th June at 5:45 pm.

The programme featured the following works:
> Bach, JS:  Preludio y fuga en Re mayor
> Bach, JS:  Preludio y fuga en Do sostenido mayor
> Beethoven:  15 Variaciones y fuga Op.35 Eroica
> Jensen, Adolf:  From Erotikon -
>>>> Kassandra.  Die Zauberin (La Maga).  Galatea.  Kypris.
> Liszt: Étude en Fa menor
> Liszt: Étude en Mi mayor (La chasse, Paganini)
> Liszt: Rhapsodie hongroise No.11

[Source: El Mercurio, Santiago, 11 June 1921]


1921

Chile

Last recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Monday 20th June.

[This entry needs completion]

1921

Argentina

'Caras y Caretas' magazine of Buenos Aires published on 26th June an interview with Claudio Arrau and his mother, conducted in March in Berlin, whereby journalist A.M. de Candia gives a comprehensive overview of Claudio Arrau's activities and success in Europe.

1921

Chile

Twelfth performance: Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Viña del Mar on Saturday 25th June at 6:15 pm, with proceeds donated to the Child Protection Society [Sociedad Protectora de la Infancia].

[Source: Printed programme cover]

This entry needs completion.

1921

Chile

Recital by Claudio Arrau in Talca on Saturday 9th July.

[This entry needs completion]

1921

Chile

Claudio Arrau returned to his birthplace, Chillán, for the first time late on 9th July, accompanied by his mother.  

Two recitals by Arrau at the Teatro Municipal of Chillán on 10th and 11th July were offered to an extremely emotional, loving public.
[Source: La Discusión newspaper, Chillán, July 1921].

The performance of Sunday 10th July at 6:30 pm included works by:
I
> Schumann: Études Symphoniques Op.13
II
> Chopin: Nocturno en Do menor Op.48 No.1
> Chopin: Barcarole Op.60
> Chopin: Mazurka en do sostenido menor
> Chopin: Scherzo en do sostenido menor Op.39
III
> Liszt: La chasse (Paganini)
> Liszt: Rhapsodie hongroise No.9 (Carnaval de Pest)
[Source: La Discusión newspaper, Chillán, 10, 12 & 19 July 1921]

On Monday 11th July, the programme included works by Bach, Beethoven & Debussy.

Arrau was transported from the Schleyer-Gazmuri family home, where he was staying, to the 'Teatro Municipal' of Chillán, on a carriage drawn by white horses which, at a particular point in the trajectory, were replaced with a group of enthusiastic local high school students who completed the distance, whilst the crowds cheered in the streets.

[Source: La Discusión newspaper, Chillán, 15 June 1991].

1921

Chile

Arrau opens in Chillán the 'Claudio Arrau Music Academy' in August, founded and led by Ms. Dolores Sánchez de Rodas. At the end of the artistic programme that formed part of the Academy's opening ceremony, Arrau played a popular work by Johann Strauss.

[Source: La Discusión newspaper, Chillán, 8 Sept 1921].

1921

Argentina

Claudio Arrau's first professional concert tour of Argentina in October, with greatly acclaimed recitals in Buenos Aires. 

[This entry needs completion]

1921

Argentina

Claudio Arrau's fourth recital at the 'Teatro Cervantes' of Buenos Aires in October.  The programme consisted of:

> Beethoven: Sonata No.26 en mi bemol mayor, Los adioses

> Debussy: La cathédrale engloutie
> Debussy: Minstrels
> Debussy: Jardins sous la pluie

> Liszt: Balada en si menor
> Liszt: Ricordanza
> Liszt: Rhapsodie espagnole

[Source: Caras y Caretas, Buenos Aires, 29 Oct 1921, p.2]
Undated Entries

 1921

Chile

Claudio Arrau Scholarship from the Chilean Government to pursue studies in Berlin comes to an end.

1921

England

Claudio Arrau's first ever acoustic recordings:  a Schubert Moment musical and a Chopin Waltz on the Vocalion label.

[Marston CD 52023-2, USA, 2000]
₪ ₪
1922    
1922
Germany
Recently returned from a South American tour, Claudio Arrau performs a solo recital at the Schwechten Hall of Berlin on Wednesday 22nd February at 8:00 pm, featuring a programme with works by Mozart, Schumann, Ravel, Bartók, and Scriabin.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins) for 13 to 26 Feb 1922]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.
1922
Austria
Claudio Arrau gives a postponed piano recital in the Middle Concert Hall of the Vienna Konzerthaus on Thursday 30th March

Amongst the works included in the programme is a cycle of miniature sketches for the piano by Heinrich Knödt, entitled Stimmungen (Moods).

'Claudio Arrau deepens his great technical skills to penetrate the sources of artistic literature'
.

[Sources:
Wiener Zeitung,
28 Feb 1922;
Reichspost Wien,
17 March 1922;
Wiener Zeitung,
17 May 1922]
1922
Austria
Vienna performance by Claudio Arrau in June, with a progamme including works by Ravel and Scriabin,

'... rendered with a certain boyish charm'.

[Source: Arbeiter Zeitung, Arts and Knowledge section, Vienna, 30 June 1922]
1922
Germany

Claudio Arrau's first recital at the Meistersaal of Berlin devoted to J.S. Bach's Well Temepered Clavier on Tuesday 26th September.  (Announced but not performed on two previous dates).

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]

1922
Germany

Claudio Arrau's second recital at the Meistersaal of Berlin devoted to J.S. Bach's Well Temepered Clavier on Friday 21th October.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]

1922

Austria

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Central Concert Hall of the Konzertbüro der Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft at 7:00 pm on Tuesday 14th November, with a program including:

> Beethoven, Sonate Nr.28 A-dur Op.101

> Schubert, Sonate B-dur

> Chopin, Ballade F-dur Op.38
> Chopin, Nocturno E-moll Op.72 Nr.1
> Chopin, Impromptu Fis-dur Op.36
> Chopin, Scherzo Cis-moll Op.39

1922
Austria

On Saturday 18th November, at the very start of the Vienna SchubertFest season, performance, amongst other works, of Schubert's Trio No. 1 in B-flat major for piano, violin and violoncello, D. 898 Op.99, including Claudio Arrau and members of the local Mairecker Buxbaum Quartet.

'... the performers played almost to perfection, with complete maturity, reaching the very last heights, which perhaps can only occasionally be achieved without deliberately attempting to do so'.   [Wiener Zeitung]

[Sources:
Reichspost Wien, 18 Nov 1922,
Wiener Zeitung, 22 Nov 1922,
'Claudio Arrau il filosofo', book by Piero Rattalino, Zecchini Editore, Varese, 2006]

1922
Austria

First Linz recital by Claudio Arrau at the Ballroom of the Linz Business Club [Festsaal des Kaufmannischen Vereinshaus], on Friday 24th November at 8:00 pm, with a programme comprising the following works:

> Beethoven:  Sonate No.28 in A major Op.101
> Schumann:  Sonate in F sharp minor Op.11
> Chopin:  Ballade in F major Op. 58
> Chopin:  Nocturne Op.72 No.1
> Chopin:  Impromptu Op.35
> Chopin:  Scherzo Op.39
> Encores:  Two Chopin waltzes

Critics are bewildered by these performances. Several riveting reviews are published.

This first recital sets the tone for a series of successful Linz performances, with another two appearances at the same venue this year, and a further three recitals in three years time [please see under 1925 below].

[Sources:
Linzer Tages-Post, 19, 21, 23, 28 & 29 Nov 1922.
Tagblatt Wien, 29 Nov 1922]

1922
Austria
Claudio Arrau plays J.S. Bach's The Well-tempered Klavier in Vienna, at the Konzerthaus-Kasse, on Sunday 19th, Wednesday 22nd and Sunday 26th November, at 11 am, 4 pm and 11 am, respectively.

[Source: Vienna's Neue Freie Presse, 19 Nov 1922, page 20, 4th column]
1922
Austria

Second Linz recital by Claudio Arrau at the Ballroom of the Linz Business Club [Fetstsaal des Kaufmannischen Vereinshaus], on Thursday 30th November.

The programme included the following works:
> Bach, J.S.: Three Préludes and Fugues from the Well Tempered
    Clavier Book II:  in C major, B flat minor, and D sharp minor
> Mozart:  Piano Sonata No.4 in E flat major KV.282
> Schubert:  Piano Sonata No.21 in B flat major D.960
> Liszt:   Mephisto Waltz
> Liszt:   Soneto del Petrarca No.104
-  Encores, including:
    -  Liszt's Vals oubliée
    -  Mendelssohn's Caprice [unspecified]
    -  and two others.

This second recital is again enthousiastically appreciated, with the concert agent engaging the pianist for a farewell, third appearance on 4th December this year.  

The director of the Linz Bussiness Club [Kaufmannischen Vereinshaus] publishes an apraisal of the pianist in the Linzer Tages Post, portraying the artist as "an apostle of pure art".

[Sources:
Linzer Tages-Post, 16, 29 & 30 Nov 1922,
Linzer Tages-Post, 3 Dec 1922,
Tagblatt Wien, 24 & 26 Nov 1922,
Tagblatt Wien, 2 Dec 1922]

1922
Austria

Farewell, third recital by Claudio Arrau at the Ballroom of the Linz Business Club [Fetstsaal des Kaufmannischen Vereinshaus], on Monday 4th December.

The programme featured the following works:
> Beethoven:  Sonate Es-dur nr.26 op.81a Les adieux
> Chopin:  Ballade F-moll
> Chopin:  Nocturno C-moll
> Chopin:  Barcarole
> Chopin:  Polonaise As-dur
> Debussy:  Jardins sous la pluie
> Debussy:  Minstrels
> Debussy:  Feux d'artifice
> Liszt:  Spanische Rhapsodie
Encores:
- Schubert/Liszt:  Ständchen
- Either - Paganini/Liszt:  Jagdetüde/Jagd Caprice E-dur (Nr.5)
> Or - Liszt:  Konzert-Etude F-moll  [reviews differ]
- Mendelssohn:  Spinnerlied (song without words)
- Chopin:  Waltz

Sold-out performance highly appreciated by both critics and the public.  Reviews are staggering and critics term Arrau "the present day Von Bulow" for his stupendous technique.

[Sources:
Lizer Tages-Post, 24 Nov 1922, and 2, 3, 5 & 7 Dec 1922.
Tageblatt Wien, 6 Dec 1922]

1922
Germany

Claudio Arrau's third Bach recital at the Meistersaal of Berlin on Friday 15th December.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]

This entry needs completion.

Undated Entries
1922
England
Claudio Arrau's triumphal performance in London at the famous 'Sunday Celebrity Show'.

1922

England

Two piano roll perforations by Claudio Arrau:  

> a Schubert Impromptu [N.4 D.935], and
> Sophie Menter's Valse dedicated to Claudio Arrau.

[Aeolian Duo Art Rolls  PR010  &  PR019]
₪ ₪
1923    
1923
Germany

Claudio Arrau's fourth Bach recital at the Meistersaal of Berlin on Thursday 11th January, playing The Well-tempered Klavier at the Berlin's Meistersaal over four evenings to great critical acclaim.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)] et al.

1923
Germany

A Gustav Bumcke Composition Evening is organized for Tuesday 16th January at the Berlin Singing Academy [Singakademie], with the participation of Prof. Schubert, Arrau, Madsen and Drwenski; the Fleck, Hahn and Peiper female trio; and the wind quintet formed by Harz, Conrad, Moritz, Schumann et. al.

The programme included:
> Suite for two pianos
- Tenor songs with chamber orchestra
- Female trios
- Organ preludes
> Sextet for piano and winds

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

1923
Germany
Claudio Arrau's concert performances with the 'Philharmonisches Orchester' conducted by Prof. Richard Hagel at the Beethoven-Saal of Berlin on Friday 16th February at 8:00 pm.

The programme consisted of:
> Schumann: Piano Concerto
> Chopin: Piano Concerto [unspecified]
> Busoni: Indian Fantasy (Fantasia indiana/Indianische Fantasie) for Piano and Orchestra Op.44 in three movements.

Aclaimed performances.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
1923
Germany
Shared performance by Claudio Arrau at the Bechstein Hall of Berlin on Wednesday 4th April, interpreting solo works by Brahms and Chopin in the second part of the programme..

The first part consisted of songs and arias by various composers, interpreted by Sophie Krause with the accompaniment of Bruno Seidler-Winkler.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.
1923
Germany Piano and violin sonata recital by Claudio Arrau and Stefan Frenkel at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Saturday 7th April at 7:30 pm.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

1923

U.S.A.

In an account of the wealth of artists expected to participate in the incoming season, and under the heading "Beethoven Cycle for Paris", The New York Times of 26 August mentions the impending first ever North American tour by pianist Claudio Arrau.  Under the ironic subtitle "Yes, we have no pianists", there is a list of 22 pianists for the season, the last entry being Claudio Arrau.

1923-1924

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau début tour of the U.S. organised by the Baldwin Company, including -
> three recitals in New York,
    and concerts with:
> the Boston Symphony under Pierre Monteux
> the Chicago Symphony under Leopold Stokowski, and
> the Chicago Symphony under Frederick Stock

Positive reaction from the public to splendid performances.
Rather lukewarm reception by critics.
Contract dishonoured by Arrau's impresario.


1923

 





U.S.A.

 




Claudio Arrau's U.S. début recital at the Main Hall of the Carnegie Hall, New York, on 20th October at 14:30 pm, with a program comprising:
I
> Beethoven's Sonata No.18 in E-flat Major Op.31 No.3 The Hunt
II
> Chopin's Nocturne in C Minor Op 48 No. 1
> Chopin's Waltz in F Major Op.34 No.3
> Chopin's Scherzo No.3 in C-sharp Minor Op.39
III
> Debussy's Reflets dans l'eau
> Debussy's
Minstrels
> Debussy's Feux d'artifice
IV
> Liszt's Reminiscences of Don Juan fantasie S.418

Encores:
> Chopin's Waltz [unspecified]
> Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody R.106.

[Source: Appreciative review in The New York Times, 21 Oct 1923]
[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]
[Source: Electronic copy of recital programme]


1923

 

 


U.S.A.

 

 

Claudio Arrau's second recital at the Aeolian Hall, Manhattan, on Wednesday 14th November playing:

> three preludes and fugues from the Well Tempered Clavier by Bach
> Les adieux sonata by Beethoven (No.26)
> works by Chopin (including Ballade in F minor, a Nocturne)
> works by Debussy (including Gardens in the Rain)
> Liszt's Spanish Rhapsody, and
> Busoni's Carmen Fantasy.

[Source: The New York Times, 15 Nov 1923]
[Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, 15 Nov 1923]

1923

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performances in November of Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Busoni’s arrangement for piano and orchestra of Liszt’s Rhapsodie Espagnole, under Frederick Stock conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

[This entry needs completion]

1923

 

 

U.S.A.

 

 

The International Composers Guild opened its season on Sunday 2nd December at the Vanderbilt Theatre of New York, with a program of works by contemporary composers as interpreted by various artists.

Arrau contributed his interpretations of:
> Arthur Lourie's Syntheses (set of pieces),
> Hindemith's March and Nachtstück, and
> Bartók's Improvisations.

Critic H.C. Colles felt unable to make much musical sense out of the whole evening.

[Source: The New York Times, 3 Dec 1923]
Undated Entries
1923-1924 U.S.A. A typical Claudio Arrau recital program during his first tour of the U.S. was the following one, published in New York and Chicago by The Civic Music Association:

> Mozart's Rondo in D major and
> Beethoven's Sonata No.14 in C sharp major Op.27 No.2 Moonlight
> Chopin's Ballade in G minor and
>
Chopin's Barcarolle, followed by
> Liszt's Au bord d'une source,
>
Liszt's Petrarch Sonetto 123, and
>
Liszt's Mephisto Waltz.
Intermission

> Debussy's Poisons d'or and
>
Debussy's La cathédrale engloutie,
> Ravel's Alborada del gracioso and
>
Ravel's Ondine,
> Albéniz' Rondo, and
> Granados's El pelele.
 
1923
Germany
Acclaimed performance by Claudio Arrau of one of Schubert's Piano Sonatas in G and Liszt's Réminiscences de Don Juan Fantasy (from Mozart's Don Giovani) in Munich.

[This entry needs completion]
1923 U.S.A. Performance by Claudio Arrau of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Pierre Monteux conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

[This entry needs completion]
₪ ₪
1924    

1924-1940

Germany

Claudio Arrau is appointed to a:

Professorship in Piano


with the Julius Stern Conservatory of Berlin [Berliner Musikschule], succeeding Maestro Martin Krause.

1924

Germany

Claudio Arrau enters the rich European musical and intellectual circle of the times, including contacts with Ferruccio Busoni, Wilhelm Furtwängler, Erick Kleiber, Otto Klemperer, Artur Schnabel, Edwin Fischer, and many others.
1924
U.S.A. At a second 'International Referendum Concert' organized in New York by the Franco-Americam Society on Friday 22nd February, pianists Robert Schmitz and Claudio Arrau contributed with their renditions on two pianos of:

> Louis Vuillemin: Two dances
> Manuel Infante: Danses Andalouses [first performance]

[Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 23 Feb 1924]

1924

Chile

Recital by Claudio Arrau in Santiago, including works by both classical and at the time unknown modern composers, such as:

> Scriabin:  Sonata No.5
> Ravel:  Alborada del gracioso
> Ravel:  Gaspard de la nuit
> Busoni:  La berceuse
> Schönberg:  Drei Klavierstücke Op.11
> Bartók:  Suite Op.14

On Friday 11th July Arrau took part in a Santiago Bach Society's Concert to perform, along with pianist Armando Palacios, one of J.S. Bach's concertos in C minor for two keyboards, as part of an all-Bach program including several musicians.

On Friday 18th, Monday 21st, Friday 25th & Tuesday 29th July, Arrau performed Bach's The Well-tempered Klavier for the first time in Santiago.

Undated Entries

1924

Germany

Claudio Arrau public performance of Richard Strauss's Burleske for piano and orchestra, with the Chemnitz Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Strauss himself.

[This entry needs completion]

1924

Germany

Claudio Arrau meets Dr. Hubert Abrahamsohn, noted Jungian psychologist from Düsseldorf, a pivotal influence on Arrau's personal and artistic development.
 
Arrau had previously received professional support and wise encouragement from Dr. Leo Barcynski, a physician turned opera singer.
1924
Austria
Claudio Arrau interprets J.S. Bach's The Well-tempered Klavier in Vienna.

[This entry needs completion]
1924
England
Claudio Arrau interprets J.S. Bach's The Well-tempered Klavier in London.

[This entry needs completion]

1924

South America

Claudio Arrau tours South America from Germany, including a second professional visit to his home country.

[This entry needs completion]

1924

Chile

Claudio Arrau is appointed Active Permanent Member of the Santiago J.S. Bach Society, headed by Mr. Domingo Santa Cruz.

1924

Chile

Private performance by Claudio Arrau in Santiago of 'Sonate Dionisiaque', a fantasy sonata of the Chilean composer Acario Cotapos.  
[Source: Nuevas luces sobre Acario Cotapos, a book by Luis Merino M.]

This entry needs completion.
₪ ₪
1925    
1925
Germany
First recital by Claudio Arrau including new compositions at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Tuesday 3rd February at 8:00 pm.

The programme consisted of:
> Bach-Busoni: [Unspecified]
> Mozart: Sonata in A minor
> Ravel: [Unspecified]
> Scriabin: Sonata No.5

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
1925
Germany

Second recital by Claudio Arrau including new compositions at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Friday 3rd April at 8:00 pm, with a programme comprising works by:

> Mozart,
> Chopin,
> Béla Bartók: Etüden Op.18,
> Jean Wiener,
> Stravinsky: Piano Rag Music (for the first time).

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
[Source: Das Unterhaltungsblatt, 24 April 1925]  

1925
Austria

Sixth subscription recital by Claudio Arrau at the Ballroom of the Linz Bussines Club [Festsaal des Kaufmannischen Vereinshaus], on Thursday 7th May in the evening, performing the following programme:

> Chopin:  Ballade Op.23
> Chopin:  Mazurka Op.63 No.1
> Chopin:  Mazurka Op.41 No.1
> Chopin:  Polonaise Op.26 No.2  
> Beethoven:  Sonata in A major Op.110
> Liszt:  Reminiscences of Don Juan
Encores:
> Schumann:  Studien nach Capricen von Paganini Nr.2
> Chopin:  Impromptu
> Schubert/Liszt:  Ständchen

A full house for a Claudio Arrau wearing a beard and displaying his stupendous technique, which prompted the critic to call him 'the present day Von Bülow'.

[Source: Tages-Post, Linzer, 26 April & 7, 9, 12 May, 1925]
[Source: Tagblatt, Vienna, 26 April & 10 May 1925]

1925
Austria

Seventh subscription recital by Claudio Arrau at the Ballroom of the Linz Business Club [Festsaal des Kaufmannischen Vereinshaus], on Tuesday 12th May at 8:00 pm, featuring the following programme:

> Bach: Prelude and Fugue in D major for Organ
    (transcribed for the piano by F. Busoni))
> Mozart: Sonata in A minor KV310
> Debussy: Mouvement, Voiles, Minstrels, L'isle joyeuse
> Chopin: Twelve etudes Op.25
> Encores: Three Chopin pieces.

Sold out house and riveting reviews.

Remarkably, at some point during the recital, Arrau addresses several young ladies in the front row who were chattering about, instead of listening...

[Source: Tages-Post, Linzer, 26 April, 7, 12 & 15 May, 1925.
>>>>>>Theather, Kunst und Wissenschaft]
[Source: Tagblatt, Vienna, 26 April & 15 May, 1925. 
>>>>>>Theater und Kunst]

1925
Austria

Farewell recital by Claudio Arrau at the Ballroom of the Linz Business Club [Festsaal des Kaufmannischen Vereinshaus], on Friday 15th May at 8:00 pm, with a programme including the following works:

> Bach: Prelude and Fugue in D major (Book I, Well Tempered Clavier)
> Bach: Prelude and fugue in C sharp minor (Book II, Well Tempered Clavier)
> Beethoven: Sonata in F sharp major Op.78
> Beethoven: Fantasy for Piano Op.77
> Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit (three poems)
> Chopin: Preludes Op.28
Encores:
> Liszt: Valse oubliée
> Liszt: Au bord d'une source
> Mendelssohn: Capriccio

Raving reviews, with particular attention to Arrau's Ravel and Chopin renditions.

[Source: Tages-Post, Linzer, 16 & 21 May, 1925]

[Source: Tagblatt, Vienna, 16 & 20 May, 1925]

1925
Switzerland
On the occasion of the 115th Chilean national anniversary, the delegation of Chile to the League of Nations offered in September a grand evening reception in Geneva, during which Chilean artists made themselves heard.  Mme Sofía del Campo de Aldunate, a singer, along with young pianist Claudio Arrau and violinist Ernesto Valdivia, made for a successful concert.  Over four hundred members of the diplomatic corps attended the reception, followed by a ball.

[Source: Le Gaulois, Paris, 16 & 27 Sept 1925]
1925
Germany

Third recital by Claudio Arrau including new compositions at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Friday 22nd November at 8:00 pm.

The programme included works by:
> Bach: [Unspecified]
> Busoni: Fantasia contrapuntistica
> Alkan, Ch. V.: [Unspecified]
> Liszt: [Unspecified]

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

Undated Entries
1925
Germany
Claudio Arrau spends sommertime at the Königssee Lake in Berchtesgaden, Bavaria.

[Source: Tages-Post, Linzer, 21 June 1925]
₪ ₪
1926    
1926
Sweden
Performance/s by Claudio Arrau in Stockholm early in May.

[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 14 May 1926]
This entry needs completion.
1926
Germany

Claudio Arrau recital at the Blüthnersaal [Lützowstraße 76] of Berlin on Friday 8th October at 8:00 pm.

The programme consisted of works by:
> Weber: Piano Sonata No.2 in A flat major
> Rameau: [Unspecified]
> Strawinsky: Serenade in A (for the first time)
> Liszt: Paganini Etudes

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

1926
Austria
Claudio Arrau recital at the Kleiner Hall on Tuesday 19th October at 8:00 pm.

[Source: Wiener Zeitung, Vienna, 15 Oct 1926]
This entry needs corroboration/completion.
1926
Austria

Claudio Arrau recital at the Ballroom of the Commercial Association House, playing a Blüthner piano on Wednesday 20th October at 8:00 pm.

The programme compriseded:
I
> Weber: Klaviersonate in A flat major Op.39
II
> Chopin: Impromptu in F sharp major
> Chopin: Ballade in G minor
> Chopin: Nocturne in B major
> Chopin: Prélude in D minor
> Chopin: Étude in E minor
> Chopin: Étude in C sharp minor
III
> Liszt: Six Grand Études after Paganini S.141
  - No.1 in G minor
  - No.2 in E flat
  - No.3 in G sharp minor La campanella
  - No.4 in E
  - No.5 in E major La chasse
  - No.6 in A minor

"... Arrau has won the unanimous flattering acclaim of all critics and the entire press, and comparisons such as 'a new Liszt', 'the Sarasate of the piano', 'as gifted as Mozart', and the like, indicate that no praise is too high for this artist's phenomenal performance." 

[Source: Linzer Tages-Post, Vienna, 16, 19, 20 & 24 Oct 1926]

1926
Austria

Claudio Arrau recital on a Blüthner piano [where?] on or prior to Tuesday 26th October at 8:00 pm in the Ballroom of the Commercial Association House in Linz.

The programme included:
> Weber: Piano Sonata Op.39
> Chopin: Six études
> Chopin: Ballade
> Liszt: Grand études after Paganini

[Source: Tagblatt, Vienna, 26 Oct 1926]
[Source: Linzer Tages-Post, Vienna, 27 Nov 1926]

1926
France
Performance by Claudio Arrau of Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor Op.21 with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Paris conducted by Hans Weisbach (from Dusseldorf) in the Salle Gaveau on Wednesday 3rd November at 9:00 pm.

[Source: Paris midi, 31 Oct 1926]
[Source: Le Matin, Paris, 3 Nov 1926]
[Source: Le Journal, Paris, 10 Nov 1926]
1926
France

Evening recital by Claudio Arrau in Paris on Friday 12th November, with a programme comprising, inter alia, Weber's Sonata Op.39 and Stravinsky's Serenade.

[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 19 Nov 1926]
[Source: Excelsior, Paris, 17 & 25 Nov 1926]
This entry needs completion.

1926
France

Second evening recital by Claudio Arrau in the Salle des Agriculteurs, Paris, on Wednesday 17th November at 9:00 pm.

The programme included compositions by J.S. Bach, F. Poulenc, H. Sauguet, A. Lourié, N. Nabokoff* and F. Chopin.

*[This was the premiere public rendition of Nobokoff's first sonata].

[Source: Excelsior, Paris, 17 & 25 Nov 1926]
[Source: Comoedia, Paris, 17 Nov 1926]
This entry needs completion.

1926
Germany

Claudio Arrau performance at an all-Tschaikovsky broadcast by Radio Leipzig on Friday 19th November at 8:30 pm, with the Leipzig Symphony Orchestra.

[Source: Tagblatt, Vienna, 19 Nov 1926]
This entry needs corroboration/completion.

1926
Germany

Claudio Arrau second recital (of the 1926/27 season) at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Friday 17th December at 8:00 pm.

The programme included works by the following composers:
> Schubert
> Georges Auric (for the first time)
> Henri Sauguet (for the first time)
> Nicolas Nabokoff (for the first time)
> Chopin

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
This entry needs completion.

Undated Events
1926
Austria
Claudio Arrau farewell recital (in October?)

The programme included, inter alia, Schubert's Sonata in A major, a composition by Rameau, Stravinsky's Serenade in A major, Liszt's Funérailles & other works, and several encores.

[Source: Tagblatt Wien, Vienna, 3 Nov 1926]
This entry needs completion.
₪ ₪
1927    

1927

Czechoslovakia

Radio Prague broadcast of a programme with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra at the Smetana Hall of the Prague Municipal House on Sunday 2nd January at 3:30 pm, as part of  'Countryside Broadcasting' [Landwirtschaftlicher Rundfunk].

Claudio Arrau interpreted Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor.

The programme also included Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture.

[Source: Radio Wein magazine, Vienna, 3 Jan 1927]

1927

Austria

Recital by Claudio Arrau early in February at Linz's Tanzsaal Schlesinger (used for the first time for this purpose), with a programme encompassing the following compositions:
 
> Bach JS: Fantasy in C minor
> Bach JS: Partita in a minor
> Stravinsky: Petrushka Suite
> Auric G: Sonatine No.1
> Auric G: Sonatine No.2
> Auric G: Sonatine No.3
> Chopin: A Nocturne
> Chopin: Three Études

[Source: Linzer Tages-Post, Linz, 8 Feb 1927]
[Source: Arbeiter Zeitung Wien, 9 Feb 1927]
[Source: Tagblatt Wien, 10 Feb 1927]
This entry needs further specification.

1927

Finland

Claudio Arrau performance in Helsinki of Liszt's complete Etudes d'exécution transcendante d'après Paganini G.140 (Nos. 1 through to 6) on Monday 21st February.

[This entry needs completion]
1927
Germany
Likely electrical recording in March of Beethoven's Adagio plus Theme and Variations from the Trio B-dur Op.11;  and likely electrical recording in October of Schubert's Scherzo from the Trio B-dur Op.99 and Scherzo from the Trio B-dur Op.100, with the Weissgerber Trio, including Claudio Arrau (piano), Andreas Weissgerber (violin), and Joseph Weissgerber (cello), for the German Vox label.

Vox 06337-E, sides A and B, issued in March 1927.
Vox 06368-E, sides A and B, respectively, issued in October 1927.

Important: This entry needs corroboration through contemporary printed sources.
1927
Germany
Claudio Arrau's third and last recital (of the 1926/27 season) at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Monday 4th April at 8:00 pm.

The programme included works by:
> Chopin: [Unspecified]
> Liszt: Sonate in B minor
> Strawinsky: Petruschka

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.
1927
Germany

Claudio Arrau colaborates with violinist Stefan Frenkel and cellist Maurits Frank in a shared recital of chamber music at the Voxsaal, Berlin, on Friday 15th April, to interpret the following works:

> Georges Auric: Sonatine für Klavier
> Arthur Honegger: Sonate für Violoncello und Klavier
> Nicolas Nabokov: Fünf Klavierstücke
> Anton Webern: Drei kleine Stücke für Violoncello un Klavier op.11

The programme also included Fidelio Finke's Sonate für Violoncello solo & Bohuslav Martinů's Duo für Violine und Violoncello Nr.1

[Source: Rezeption der Werke Bohuslav Martinůs im deutschsprachigen Musikleben der Hahre 1923-1939, Dissertation, Doctor Philosophiae, Jana Hřebíková. Universität Leipzig, Prag, Leipzig 2011]

1927

Switzerland

Claudio Arrau is awarded Geneva's

Grand prix international des pianistes


by unanimity, in a contest held over 28th April-22nd Ma.

There were 160 applicants from 15 countries, of whom 20 were short-listed.  All participants were required to include Balakirev's Islamey as well as a piece of their choice in their single individual recitals.  

Judges were Alfred Cortot, Jose Vianna da Motta, Josef Pembauer, Arthur Rubinstein, and Ernst Schelling.

After the results were announced, Mr. Arrau chose to play a Caprice by Paganini-Liszt.

[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 3 June 1927] et al.

1927

Austria

Claudio Arrau's recital at the Schlesinger Hall, Bismarckstraße 3, Linz, on Friday 4th February at 8:00 pm.

[Source: Linzer Tages-Post, Linz, 1 June 1927]
This entry needs completion.
1927
France
Virtuoso recital by Claudio Arrau in Paris on Monday 13th June at 9:00 pm in 'La Comédie' des Champs-Elyses, Théâtre Durand, at 9:00 pm.

The programme included works by:
> Bach: Partita
> Liszt: Sonate
> Stravinsky: Petrouchka.

[Source: L'Intransigeant, Paris, 9 June 1927]
[Source: Comédie, Paris, 13 June 1927]
[Source: L'Action française, Paris, 13 June 1927]
[Source: Le Gaulois, Paris, 4, 10, 11 & 13 June 1927]
[Source: L'Homme libre, Paris, 13 & 14 June 1927]

[Source: Excelsior, Paris, 4, 11, 12, 13 & 23 June 1927]
[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 24 June 1927]
1927
Germany
Claudio Arrau performed at the Fifth Festival of the International Society for Contemporary Music - ISCM [Fünftes Fest der Internationalen Gesellschaft für Neue Musik], held at the Frankfurt Opera House between 29th June – 4th July.

The first chamber music concert, held on Thursday 30th June at 7:30 pm, included five new compositions, amongst them Joaquín Turina’s Trio for piano, violin and cello composed in 1926, which was performed by Claudio Arrau (from Berlin), piano; Stefan Frenkel (from Berlin), violin; and Maurits Frank (from Frankfurt), cello.

The third chamber music concert, held on Monday 4th July at 7:30 pm, included a further five new compositions, amongst them Alexander Jemnitz’s Sonate for violin and piano Op.22, which was performed by Stefan Frenkel (violin) and Claudio Arrau (piano).

[Source: Electronic copy of printed Festival programmes]
1927
Switzerland
Full-house recital by Claudio Arrau in Geneva at the Reformation Hall on Saturday 13th August, in celebration of his winning the Grand Prix International des Pianistes.

The programme included a Partita and two Fugues by Bach, the Sonata in B minor by Liszt, Petrushka by Stravinsky and, as an encore, the mandatory composition of this year's Grand Prix, Islamey by Balakirev.

Acclaimed by the Geneva critic.

[Source: El Mercurio, Santiago, Chile, 14 Aug 1927]
1927
France
Claudio Arrau's recital at the Théâtre des Champs- Élysées [sometime in August].

The programme comprised several Préludes by J.S. Bach, Liszt's Sonata, and Stravinsky's Petrouchka.

"M. Claudio Arrau possède une technique éblouissante..., beaucoup de charme et de sensibilité..."

[Source: Le Ménestrel, journal de musique,
Paris, 24 Aug 1927]
This entry needs completion.

1927

Germany

First recital by Claudio Arrau at the Singakademie of Berlin on Saturday 1st October at 8:00 pm.

The programme included works by:
> Scarlatti: [Unspecified]
> Bach: Goldberg Variations
> Liszt: [Unspecified]

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
This entry needs corroboration.
1927
England
Claudio Arrau's recital in the Aeolian Hall, London, on Thursday 27th October, featuring a programme which included:

> Scarlatti: Four sonatas
> Bach: Goldberg Variations
> Liszt: Jeux d'eau a la Villa d'Este
> Liszt: Étude in F minor
> Liszt: Other compositions

[Source: The Era, London, 9 Nov 1927]

1927

Germany

Second recital by Claudio Arrau at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Saturday 10th December at 8:00 pm, playing a Blüthner grand piano.

The following works were included in the programme:
> Chopin: Polonaise
> Chopin: Tarantella
> Brahms: Paganini Variations
> Busoni: Elegy
> Liszt: Mephisto Waltz

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.
Undated Entries
1927
Europe
The Geneva's Grand Prix promoted Claudio Arrau's career and resulted in recording contracts with Polydor and Electrola.
1927
England
Claudio Arrau's first electrical, 78 rpm recordings for HMV in London.

1927

Switzerland

Claudio Arrau performances in Geneva of Arthur Oscar Honegger’s Concertino for Piano and Orchestra and Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande conducted by Ernest Ansermet.

[This entry needs completion]

1927

Germany

Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op 54 with the Wiesbaden Orchestra [Wiesbadener Orchester] conducted by Otto Klemperer.

[This entry needs completion]

1927/
1928?

Germany

Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the [Berlin Philharmonic?] conducted by Willem Mengelberg.

http://arrausite.free.fr/Index.html

[This entry needs completion]
 
₪ ₪
1928    
1928
Austria Performance by Claudio Arrau at the Linzer Urania, Vienna, on Wednesday 4th January.
.
[Source: Tages-Post, Linzer, 1 Jan 1928]
[Source: Tagblatt, Vienna, 1 Jan 1928]
This entry needs corroboration/completion.
1928 U.S.A. An article by John J. Daley about soprano Sofía del Campo touring the U.S., entitled 'The Singing Senora', published in the Washington Post of 8th January, mentions Claudio Arrau, amongst several internationally renown, leading artists at the time, whose performances in Berlin have been received with stirring enthusiasm.
1928 France Evening recital by Claudio Arrau in Salle Chopin, Pleyel (252 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré) on Wednesday 18th January.

[Source: L'Œuvre, Paris, 12 Jan 1928]
[Source: Comoedia, Paris, 12 & 13 Jan 1928]
[Source: L' Intransigeant, Paris, 13 Jan 1928]
This entry needs completion.
1928 France Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 in G major Op.58 in Salle Pleyel, Paris, on Saturday 21st January at 15:30 hrs, as part of the Concerts du Conservatoire by the Société des Concerts, conducted by Philippe Gaubert.

The orchestral programme also included Philippe Gaubert's Symphonie héroïque, Ravel's La Valse, and Debussy's two Nocturnes (Nauges, Fêtes).

[Source: L'Œuvre, Paris, 12 Jan 1928]
[Source: Comoedia, Paris, 12 & 13 Jan 1928]
[Source: L' Intransigeant, Paris, 13 Jan 1928]
[Source: Le Matin, Paris, 20 Jan 1928]
[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 20 Jan 1928]
1928 France Recital by Claudio Arrau in Salle Chopin, Pleyel (252 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré) on Tuesday 24th January at 9:00 pm.

The programme included the following works (inter alia):
> Beethoven: Sonate Op.110
> Liszt: Étude en fa mineur
> Liszt: Sonnetto 123 del Petrarca
> Chopin: Tarantelle

[Source: L'Œuvre, Paris, 12 Jan 1928]
[Source: Comoedia, Paris, 12 & 13 Jan 1928]
[Source: L' Intransigeant, Paris, 13 Jan 1928]
[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 20 Jan & 3 Feb 1928]
1928
Germany Claudio Arrau's last recital, prior to leaving for South America, at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Monday 12th March at 8:oo pm.

The programme consisted of works by Chopin and Liszt.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.
1928
Uruguay Claudio Arrau's recital at the 'Teatro Solís' of Montevideo on Saturday 14th April, with a programme including the following works:

> Scarlatti:  Two Sonatas
> JS Bach:   Two Preludes and Fugues
> Chopin:    Ballade
> Chopin:    Nocturne
> Chopin:    Two Études
> Chopin:    Scherzo
> Sauguet:  Françaises
> Busoni:    Fantasie après Carmen
> Liszt:       Étude in F
> Liszt:       Mephisto Waltz

[Source: The Teatro Solís, 150 Years of Opera, Concert and Ballet in Montevideo, 2003, by Susana Salgado]
1928
Uruguay Claudio Arrau's recital at the 'Teatro Solís' of Montevideo on Saturday 21st April, delivering a programme with the following compositions:

> Brahms:    Variations on a Theme of Paganini
> Chopin:      Polonaise Fantasie
> Chopin:      Tarantelle
> Chopin:      Impromptu
> Chopin:      Mazurka
> Chopin:      Scherzo in B minor
> Debussy:   Minstrels
> Debussy:   Mouvement
> Debussy:   Au bord d'une source
> Balakirev:  Islamey

[Source: The Teatro Solís, 150 Years of Opera, Concert and Ballet in Montevideo, 2003, by Susana Salgado]
1928
Uruguay Recital by Claudio Arrau on Saturday 28th April, at the 'Teatro Solís' of Montevideo, with a programme comprising the following works:

> JS Bach:        Partita in G
> Beethoven:   Two Rondos
> Liszt:             Sonata
> Ravel:            Ondine
> Debussy:       Feux d'artifice
> Stravinsky:   Petrushka (three movements)

[Source: The Teatro Solís, 150 Years of Opera, Concert and Ballet in Montevideo, 2003, by Susana Salgado]
1928
Uruguay Claudio Arrau's recital on Sunday 6th May, at the 'Teatro Solís' of Montevideo, rendering a programme comprised of the following compositions:

> JS Bach:           Fantasia in C minor
> Mozart:            Rondo in D major
> Haydn:             Fantasia
> Scarlatti:          Two Sonatas
> Chopin:             Sonata Op.58
> Schubert:         Impromptu
> Mendelssohn: Scherzo a capriccio
> Liszt:                Les jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
> Liszt:                Étude in C minor
> Liszt:                Valse mélancolique
> Balakirev:        Islamey

[Source: The Teatro Solís, 150 Years of Opera, Concert and Ballet in Montevideo, 2003, by Susana Salgado]
1928
Argentina Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Salón La Argentina' of Buenos Aires, on Monday 21st May at 9:15 pm, presented by the 'Asociación Wagneriana de Buenos Aires'.

The programme comprised the following compositions:
> JS Bach: Dos preludios con fuga
> JS Bach: Partita en La menor
> Chopin: Sonata No.2 en Si bemol menor Op.35
> N.Nabokov: Sonata (primera audición)
> Stravinsky: Petrouchka (tres movimientos)

[Source: Electronic copy of autographed recital programme]
1928
Chile Two piano recitals by Claudio Arrau at the premises of the 'Club Alemán' of Puerto Montt (located at the corner of Antonio Varas and San Felipe streets), on Tuesday 31st July and Wednesday 1st August, sponsored by the Board of the local German Club.

[Source: El Llanquihue newspaper, Puerto Montt, 19 Aug 2028]
1928
England Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Aeolian Hall, London, on Thursday 8th November in the afternoon, where he demonstrated "complete command of his instrument" and "possessing to the full the attributes of power, fluency and variety of tone".

The programme included:
> Beethoven's Rondo in G,
> Brahms's Paganini Variations (both Books), and
> Chopin's B minor Sonata.

[Source: The Era newspaper, London, 14 Nov 1928]
1928
France Claudio Arrau's performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 Op.58* at the Salle des Fêtes du "Journal" (100, Rue Richelieu, Paris), with the orchestra conducted by N. Henri Tomasi at the Journal's Sunday Concerts on 11th November, starting at 14:30 pm.

*This was the third entry in an extended 9-entry shared programme lasting several hours and broadcast from Paris by Radio P.T.T. (458m).

[Source: Le Journal, Paris, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 Nov 1928]
1928
France Recital performance* by Claudio Arrau at the Salle des Fêtes du "Journal" (100, Rue Richelieu, Paris), as part of the Journal's Sunday Concerts on 11th November, starting at 14:30 pm.

The performance comprised the following works:
> Paganini-Liszt: Andantino capriccioso
> Liszt: Au bord d'une source
> Balakireff: Islamey, fantaisie orientale

*This was the eighth entry in an extended 9-entry shared programme lasting several hours and broadcast from Paris by Radio P.T.T. (458m).

[Source: Le Journal, Paris, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12 Nov 1928]
1928
Germany Claudio Arrau's performance of Chopin's Piano Conceto No.2 in F minor Op.22, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Issai Dobrowen at the Philharmonie (Bernburger Str. 22/23) on Wednesday 14th November at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included Dvorak's From the New World Symphony, and Prokofiev's Suite from the opera The Love for Three Oranges.

[Source: Electronic copy of printed advertisement]
[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration].
1928
Rumania Performance/s by Claudio Arrau in Bucharest in November.

[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 7 Dec 1928]
This entry needs completion.
1928
Germany Claudio Arrau's recital at the Singakademie on Thursday 29th November at 8:00 pm.

The programme included works by:
> Bach: [unspecified]
> Chopin: Sonata in C minor
> Debussy: [unspecified]
> Stravinsky: Petruschka

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration]
1928
Italy Claudio Arrau's second subsciption recital presented by the 'Società del Quartetto' of Napoli at the 'Sala del Regio Conservatorio' on Saturday 8th December at 5:00 pm, as part of the 1928-29 Season.

The programme consisted of the following compositions:
I
> Scarlatti: Quattro sonate
II
> Brahms: Variazioni su un tema di Paganini
III
> Chopin: Ballata in fa minore
> Chopin: Tarantella
> Chopin: Notturno in si maggiore
> Chopin: Scherzo in do diesis minore
IV
> Ravel: Ondine
> Debussy: L'isle joyeuse
> Debussy: Bruyères
> Debussy: Reflêts dans l'eau
V
> Balakyrew: Islamey (fantasia orientale)

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]
Undated Entries
1928
Germany
Electrical, 78 rpm recordings by Claudio Arrau for German Gramophone (Polydor).
1928
Chile

Series of Claudio Arrau performances in Santiago with programs including works by Mozart, Haydn, Brahms, Schubert, Balakirev, as well as the following compositions by -

> Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4 Op.58
> Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 Op.21
> Bussoni: Indianische Fantaisie for piano & orchestra Op.44
... All with Armando Carvajal conducting.
and
> Bach: Partita in G major
> Chopin: Sonata No.2 Op.35
> Weber: Sonata No.2 Op.39
> Meldenssohn: Variations sérieuses
> Liszt: Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este
> Liszt: Études d'exécution trascendante d' après Paganini
> Debussy: Les collines d' Anacapri (from Préludes book I)
> Debussy: La puerta del vino (from Préludes book II)
> Debussy: La terrase des audiences du clair de lune (from Préludes
> book II)
> Auric, Georges: Sonatina (of 1923)
> Sauguet, Henri: Trois Françaises (études of 1923)
> Stravinsky: Piano Rag Music
> Stravinsky: Petrushka Suite (three movements)

₪ ₪
1929    
1929 Germany Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Tuesday 8th January at 8:00 pm, performing solo works of Chopin, Schumann and Liszt.

[Source: Printed copy of Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)] et. al.
1929 Germany Broadcast by Radios Berlin & Stettin, on Friday 18th January at 8:30 pm, of a symphonic programme which included Claudio Arrau's interpretation on a Blüthner grand piano of Stravinsky's Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments in its original version, with the Berlin Radio Orchestra.

[Source: Radio-Wein magazine, Vienna, 11 Jan 1929]
This entry needs corroboration.
1929 France Claudio Arrau's performance of Liszt's Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat, with L' Orchestre Symphonique de Paris conducted by Oskar Fried in the Salle Pleyel on Sunday 27th January at 3:00 pm.

The event also comprised Tchaikowsky's Symphonie Pathétique and Kodaly's Háry János Suite.

[Source: Excelsior, Paris, 23, 26 and 27 Jan 1929]
[Source: Comoedia, Paris. 26 Jan 1929]
[Source: Le Gaulois, Paris, 26 and 27 Jan 1929]
[Source: Le Matin, Paris, 27 Jan 1929]
[Source: L'Intransigeant, Paris, 27 Jan 1929]
[Source: Le Petit Parisien, Paris, 27 Jan 1929]
1929 Switzerland

Recital by Claudio Arrau in Basel on Wednesday 13th March with a programme including the following works:

> Mendelssohn:  Variations sérieuses Op.54
> Schumann:  Piano Sonata Op.11
> Liszt:  Sonetto No.123 del Petrarca
> Liszt:  Funérailles
> Liszt:  Ballade in B minor
> Chopin: Ten études

1929 Germany Third and last recital of the season by Claudio Arrau at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Sunday 6th April at 8:00 pm.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.
1929 France Claudio Arrau's recital in the Salle des Concerts du Conservatoire, Paris, on Monday 8th April at 9:00 pm, with a programme including works by Mendelssohn, Schumann, Liszt, Poulenc, and Chopin.

[Source: Comoedia, Paris, 5 April 1929]
[Source: Excelsior, Paris, 6 April 1929]
[Source: Le Journal, Paris, 6 April 1929]
This entry needs completion.
1929 France Claudio Arrau's second recital in the Salle des Concerts du Conservatoire, Paris, on Thursday 11th April, with a programme including works by Liszt, Chopin, A.Lourié, G.Auric, Stravinsky and Balakirev.

> A. Lourié: Waltz and March
> I. Stravinsky: Piano Rag-Music

[Source: Comoedia, Paris, 5 April 1929]
[Source: Le Journal, Paris, 10 April 1929]
[Source: Journal des débats, Paris, 11 April 1929]

[Source: Excelsior, Paris, 11 & 13 April 1929]
[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 19 April 1929]
This entry needs completion.
1929 France     "In two recitals, Claudio Arrau allowed us to appreciate in its most diverse aspects the development of his young and great talent.  I will particularly remember his performance of Liszt's Sonata in B minor.
     In this magnificent, deep, tumultuous work, Mr. Arrau has displayed the ardor and power demanded by the master of the Faust Symphony;  but he went further than most performers go, and he was able to identify the lines and the meaning of this vast composition with a penetration and a self-control which affirm the mastery of an artist"
.
     Gustave Bret.

[Source: L' Intransigeant, Paris, 22 April 1929]
1929 Spain First ever tour of Spain by Claudio Arrau, organized by the 'Asociación de Cultura Musical' [A. de C.M.] of Madrid.
[Please see below]
1929 Spain Claudio Arrau's anounced performance in Santander on Tuesday 8th October.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]
1929 Spain Performance by Claudio Arrau in Valladolid on Wednesday 9th October.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]
1929 Spain Claudio Arrau's recital in Salamanca, on Friday 11th October with a programme comprising works by:

> Bach, J.S.:  Preludio y fuga en Do sostenido mayor
> Beethoven:  Rondó en Sol mayor
> Chopin:  Balada en Fa bemol
> Chopin:  Dos preludios
> Chopin:  Dos estudios
> Chopin:  Scherzo en Si menor
> Brahms:  Variaciones sobre un tema de Paganini
> Debussy:  [Unspecified]
> Balakireff:  [Unspecified]

[Source: A.B.C., Madrid, 15 Oct 1929]
This entry needs completion.
1929 Spain

Claudio Arrau's full-house recital in the 'Teatro de la Comedia' of Madrid, sponsored by the 'Asociación de Cultura', on Monday 14th October, with a formidable programme consisting of:

> Bach, J.S.: Preludio y fuga en Do sostenido mayor
> Beethoven: Rondó en Sol mayor
> Brahms: Variaciones sobre un tema de Paganini Op.35

> Chopin: Sonata en Si bemol (replaced)
> Chopin:  Balada en Fa bemol
> Chopin:  Dos preludios
> Chopin:  Dos estudios
> Chopin:  Scherzo en Si menor
-  Encore - Chopin: A waltz

> Debussy:  Réflets dans l'eau
> Debussy:  Minstrels
> Debussy:  Les collines d'Anacapri
> Strawinsky:   Petruchka -
        Danza rusa.  En casa de Petruchka.  La Pascua.

Encores:
-  Paganini-Liszt: Étude
-  Liszt:   Au bord d'une source
-  Schubert:  Viennese pieces

[Source: La Libertad, Madrid, 15 de octubre de 1929]
[Source: El Sol, Madrid, 10, 15 de octubre de 1929]
[Source: La Voz, Madrid, 15 de octubre de 1929]
[Source: A.B.C., Madrid, 15 de octubre de 1929]
[Source: La Nación, Madrid, 16 de octubre de 1929]
[Source: El Imparcial, Madrid, 16 de octubre de 1929]
[Source: El Liberal, Madrid, 16 de octubre de 1929]
[Source: La Época, Madrid, 17 de octubre de 1929]
[Source: Música, Barcelona, noviembre de 1929]

1929 Spain Claudio Arrau's recital in Alicante on Tuesday 15th October.

[This entry needs completion]
1929 Spain Claudio Arrau's announced performance in Alcoy (Valencia) on Wednesday 16th October.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]
1929 Spain Recital by Claudio Arrau in Cartagena (Murcia) on Thursday 17th October.

[This entry needs completion]
1929 Spain Claudio Arrau's recital in Murcia on Friday 18th October.

[This entry needs completion]
1929 Spain Performance by Claudio Arrau in Lorca (Murcia) on Saturday 19th October.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]
1929 Spain

Claudio Arrau's recital in Granada on Monday 21st October.

[This entry needs completion]

1929 Spain

Recital by Claudio Arrau on Tuesday 22nd October at 6:30 pm, as part of Chile's Week at the Ibero-American Expo of Seville 1929'.

Arrau performed at least the following works:
> Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Paganini Op.35
> Beethoven: Rondo 
> Chopin: Two impromtus
> Chopin: Two études
> Chopin: Scherzo
> Strawinsky: Petruchka

[Source: A.B.C., Sevilla, 22 & 25 octubre 1929]
[Source: Música, Barcelona, diciembre 1929]

1929 Spain Recital by Claudio Arrau in Cádiz on Monday 28th October.

[This entry needs completion]
1929 Spain Claudio Arrau's recital in Jerez on Wednesday 30th October.

[This entry needs completion]
1929 Spain

Claudio Arrau participation at a four-part shared recital in Málaga, organized by the 'Sociedad Filarmónica de Málaga', which took place on Thursday 31st October

Arrau performed solo in the 2nd and 4th parts of the programme, as follows:

Second Part:
> Bach, J.S.:  Preludio y fuga en Do sostenido mayor
> Beethoven:  Rondó en Sol mayor
> Brahms:   Variaciones sobre un tema de Paganini Op.35

Fourth Part:
> Chopin:  Dos estudios
> Liszt:  La caza
> Strawinsky:  Danza rusa (de Petruchka)
> Balakirev:  Islamey (fantasía oriental)

Musicians in Parts 1 and 3 were Jaime Kachiro (violin) and Narciso Figueroa (accompanying pianist).

[Source: Boletín Musical, Córdoba, septiembre-octubre 1929, p.14]
[Source: Música, Barcelona, enero, 1930]

1929 Bulgaria Claudio Arrau performance/s in Sofia in November.

[This entry needs completion]
1929 Germany Claudio Arrau's recital at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Friday 8th November at 8:00 pm.

The programme included works by:
> Bach
> Schumann: Symphonischen Etüden
> Chopin
> Ravel
> De Falla
> Liszt: Spanische Rhapsodie

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration/completion.
1929 Italy Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Santa Cecilia in Trastevere' church, Rome, on Monday 16th December, performing the following programme:

> Beethoven:  Rondo Op.51 No.2
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.18 Op.31 No.3 The Hunt
> Schumann:  Symphonic Studies Op.13
> Chopin:  Five Préludes
> Chopin:  Scherzo Op.20
> Chopin:  Nocturne
> Chopin:  Two Studies
> Debussy:  Les collines d'Anacapri
> Debussy:  Minstrels
> Debussy:  Feux d'artifice
> Liszt:  Rhapsodie espagnol

[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 27 Dec 1929] et al.
Undated Entries
1929 URSS Claudio Arrau first tour of the URSS:  Moscow, Leningrad and Kiev.

[This entry needs completion]
1929 Latvia/Letonia Claudio Arrau performance/s in Riga.

[This entry needs completion]
1929 Estonia Claudio Arrau performances in Reval (Tallinn), Pernau (Pärnu) & Dorpat (Tarbatu).

[This entry needs completion]
1929 Czechoslovakia

Claudio Arrau performance/s in Prague.

[This entry needs completion]

1929

Switzerland

Claudio Arrau performance of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Zurich Townhall Orchestra [Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich] conducted by Volkmar Andreae.

http://arrausite.free.fr/Index.html
[This entry needs completion]
₪ ₪
1930    
1930
Rumania
Concerto performance/s by Claudio Arrau at the 'Filarmonica' of Bucharest, under conductor Georges Goergesco early in January.

[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 10 Jan 1930]
1930
Germany
Broadcast from Königs Wusterhausen Radio (1634,9m 183,5kHz 26kW), Brandenburg, of a piano recital by Claudio Arrau on Tuesday 7th January at 8:00 pm, comprising the following works:
I
> Bach: Partita in A minor: 
        Fantasia,  Allemande,  Courante,
        Sarabande,  Burleska,   Scherzo,  Gigue.
II
> Liszt: Jeux d'eaux à la villa d'Este
> Liszt: Sonetto 104 del Petrarca
> Liszt: Au bord d'une source
III
> Debussy: Les collines d'Anacapri
> Debussy: Minstrels
> Debussy: La soirée dans Grénade
> Debussy: Feux d'artifice

[Source: Radio-Wien magazine, Vienna, 3 Jan 1930]
1930
Germany
Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Conventgarten, großer Saal' of Hamburg on Thursday 9th January at 8:00 pm.

The programme comprised the following works:
I
> Beethoven: Rondo G-dur
> Brahms: Variationen über ein Thema von Paganini
> Chopin: Sonate Nr.3 h-moll
II
> Debussy: Reflets dans l'eau
> Debussy: Minstrels
> Debussy: Feux d'artifice
> Balakirew: Islamey (Orientalische Fantasie)

[Source: Printed recital programme]
1930
Germany
Cover page photograph of Claudio Arrau   - the world-renowned piano virtuoso -   on the March issue (Nachtrag No.19) of the Odeon-Electric catalogue published in Berlin.  On page 3, Arrau's recording of Liszt's Die Wasserspiele in der Villa d'Este  is advertised as Odeon O-6743, 78rpm.
Eight-page catalogue, 14.2cm x 21.4cm.
1930
Germany
In early November, Claudio Arrau is reported to be in an extended tour of South America, where he had again achieved the greatest success.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
1930
Argentina
Concerto and recital performance by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires on Saturday 15th November at 9:15 pm. 

The Teatro Colón Standing Orchestra was conducted by Juan José Castro for the concerto and symphonic works in the programme.

The music works included in the programme were:
I
> Tschaikovsky: Concierto para piano y orquesta No.1 en Si bemol menor
II
> Debussy: Reflets dans l'eau
> Debussy: Minstrels
> Stravinsky: Petrouchka (tres movimientos)-
>>>>Danza rusa. En casa de Petrouchka. Carnaval.
> Debussy: Golliwog's Cakewalk
III
The programme also included Rimsky-Korsakoff's Overtura 'Gran Pascua Rusa' & segments from Falla's 'El Sombrero de Tres Picos'.

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]
1930
Spain
Announced performance/s by Claudio Arrau in Nov/Dec, sponsored by Madrid's 'Asociación de Cultura Musical', with the 'Orquesta Filarmónica de Madrid' conducted by Maestro Bartolomé Pérez Casas.

[Source: El Heraldo de Madrid, 12 Nov 1930, p.6]
[Source: La Libertad, Madrid, 14 Nov 1930, p.2]

This entry needs corroboration/completion.
1930
Spain
Claudio Arrau performance in Madrid's 'Teratro de la Comedia' on Friday 12th December at 6:30 pm, sponsored by the 'Asociación de Cultura Musical', with a programme including:
I
> Mozart: Rondó en Re mayor
> Beethoven: Sonata No.18 Op.31 No.3
II
> Schumann: Estudios sinfónicos Op.13
III
> Debussy: Jardines bajo la lluvia
> Debussy: Danzas de Delphes
> Debussy: La noche en Granada
> Debussy: Brezos (Bruyères)

> Debussy: Golliwogg's Cake-Walk
> Balakirev: Islamey, fantasía oriental

[Source: A.B.C., Madrid, 12 de diciembre de 1930]
[Source: El Sol, Madrid, 14 de diciembre de 1930]
[Source: Música, Barcelona, January 1931, p.22]
1930
Spain
Calendar of Claudio Arrau's performance tour for December, as organized by the 'Asociación de Cultura Musical': 

    Friday 5th:   Jaén
    Tuesday 9th:   Palma
    Friday 12th:   Madrid
    Saturday 13th:   Huelva
    Monday 15th:   Jerez
    Tuesday 16th:   Cádiz
    Wednesday 17th:   Gibraltar
    Friday 19th and Saturday 20th:   Granada
    Monday 22nd:   Almería
    Wednesday 24th:   Alcoy
    Monday 29th:   Alicante
    Tuesday 30th:   Murcia

[Source: Boletín Musical, Córdoba, January 1931, p.4]
These performances need completion - please see below.
1930
Spain
Claudio Arrau's performance in Jaen (Andalusia) on Friday 5th December.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]
1930
Spain
Recital performances by Claudio Arrau in Palma (Balearic Islands) on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th December.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]
1930
Spain
Claudio Arrau's recital in Madrid on Friday 12th December.

[This entry needs completion]
1930
Spain
Recital by Claudio Arrau in Huelva (Andalusia) on Saturday 13th December.

[This entry needs completion]
1930
Spain
Claudio Arrau's recital performance in Jerez (Cadiz) on Monday 15th December.

[This entry needs completion]
1930
Spain
Claudio Arrau's recital performance in Cadiz on Tuesday 16th December.

[This entry needs completion]
1930
Spain
Performance by Claudio Arrau in Gibraltar on Wednesday 17th December.

[This entry needs completion]
1930
Spain Recital performances by Claudio Arrau in Granada on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th December.

[This entry needs completion]
1930
Spain Recital performances by Claudio Arrau in Granada on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th December.

[This entry needs completion]
1930
Spain Claudio Arrau's recital in Almería (Andalusia) on Monday 22nd December.

[This entry needs completion]
1930
Spain Performance by Claudio Arrau in Alcoy (Valencia) on Wednesday 24th December.

[This entry needs completion]
1930
Spain Claudio Arrau's recital in Salamanca on Saturday 27th December.

[This entry needs completion]
1930
Spain Recital by Claudio Arrau in Alicante on Monday 29th December.

[This entry needs completion]
1930
Spain Claudio Arrau's recital performance in Murcia on Tuesday 30th December.

[This entry needs completion]
1930
Spain
Claudio Arrau's recital in Valencia on Wednesday 31st December, as organized by the 'Sociedad Filarmónica de Valencia'.   The programme included:

> Back, J.S.: Preludio y fuga en do sostenido mayor
> Beethoven: Rondó en sol mayor
> Brahms: Variaciones sobre un tema de Paganini Op.35

> Chopin: Balada en la bemol
> Chopin: Dos preludios
> Chopin: Dos estudios
> Chopin: Scherzo en si menor

> Strawinsky: Danza rusa (de Petrouchka)
> Debussy: Minstrels
> Liszt: La caza
> Balakirev: Islamey, fantasía oriental

[Source: Boletín Musical', Córdoba, February 1931]
Undated Entries
1930
URSS
Claudio Arrau's second tour of the URSS: Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Odessa.

[Source: Express and News, Texas, 11 Jan 1970]
This entry needs corroboration/completion.
1930
Chile

Visit to Chillán, where Claudio Arrau was honoured with a reception dinner hosted by the Unzueta-Urrejola family and attended by Alfonso Urrejola Arrau, then Governor of Concepción, José Francisco Arrau, then Chillán's Lord Mayor, Miguel Unzueta, then Quillón's Lord Mayor, as well as several family members and distinguished local guests, including Lucía Unzueta de Arrau, Domitila Unzueta, Rosa Urrejola, Lisandro Martínez Serrano, Aída Bunster Ebherard, Berta Rosenberg Spoerer, María Campos Harriet, Carlos Díaz Garcés, and others.

[Source: La Discusión newspaper, Chillán, 15 June 1991]

1930
Chile
Claudio Arrau performances in Santiago.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]
1930
Brazil
Claudio Arrau performance/s in Aug/Sept.

[Source: Música, Barcelona, octubre de 1930, p.16]
This entry needs corroboration/completion.
₪ ₪
1931    
1931
Spain
Performance by Claudio Arrau in Málaga on Saturday 3rd January, sponsored by the 'Asociación de Cultura Musical' of Madrid.

[Source: Boletín Musical, Córdoba, February 1931]

This entry needs completion.
1931
Spain
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Principal' of Zaragoza on Wednesday 7th January, organized by this City's Philharmonic Society.

The programme comprised de following compositions:
I
> Bach, J.S.:  Preludio y fuga en Do sostenido
> Mozart:   Rondó en Re mayor
> Brahms:  Variaciones sobre un tema de Paganini Op.35
II
> Beethoven:  Sonata en Mi bemol mayor Op.31 No.3
III
> Debussy:  Reflets dans l'eau
> Debussy:  Minstrels
> Strawinsky:  Petrouchka -
xxxxDanza rusa. En casa de Petrouchka. La Pascua rusa.
> Encores

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]
[Source: La Voz de Aragón, 9 de enero de 1931, p.2]
1931
Portugal
Claudio Arrau's recital at the 'Orpheon Portuense', in Porto, on Friday 9th January at 9:00 pm, as part of a series of commemorative soirees celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Orpheon Society in Porto.

The programme included the following works:
I
> Bach: Prelúdio e fuga em dó sustenido
> Beethoven: Rondó em sol, op.51
> Brahms: Variações sôbre um tema de Paganini, op.35
> Chopin: Balada em fá menor, op.52
> Chopin: Dois Prelúdios
> Chopin: Dois Estudos
> Chopin: Scherzo em dó sustenido menor, op.39
II
> Debussy: Reflets dans l'eau
> Debussy: Minstrels
> Paganini-Liszt: La chasse
> Balakirev: Islamey, fantasia oriental

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]
1931
Portugal
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Orpheon Portuense', in Porto, on Saturday 10th January at 9:00 pm, as part of a series of commemorative soirees marking the 50th aniversary of the Orpheon Society in Porto.

The programme comprised the following compositions:
I
> Mozart: Sonata em ré
> Schumann: Estudios sinfónicos, op.13
> Chopin: Balada em sol menor, op.23
> Chopin: Impromptu em fá sustenido menor, op.36
> Chopin: Dois Estudos
> Scherzo em si bemol menor, op.31
II
> Debussy: Jardins sous la pluie
> Debussy: Golliwogg's Cakewalk
> Strawinsky: Petrouchka (1.ª audição) -
>>>Dança russa. Em casa de Petrouchka. Carnaval.

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]
1931
Spain
Claudio Arrau's performance in Tolosa (Guipúzcoa) on Monday 12th January, sponsored by the 'Asociación de Cultura Musical' of Madrid.

[Source: Boletín Musical, Córdoba, February 1931]

This entry needs completion.
1931
Germany
Claudio Arrau performance in Cologne on Wednesday 14th January.

[This entry needs completion]
1931
Germany
Claudio Arrau takes part in a programme shared with other musicians, entitled 'One Hour of Spanish Music', broadcast by Radio Leipzig (1184kHz 253,4m 2,3kW) on Friday 23rd January at 9:10 pm.

[Source: Radio Wein magazine, Vienna, 16 Jan 1931]
This entry needs completion.
1931
England
Solo recital by Claudio Arrau at Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone, on Friday 30th January at 3:00 pm.

[This entry needs completion]
1931
Poland
Claudio Arrau's solo recital at the Conservatorium Hall of the Vilnius Philharmonic, Warsaw, on Saturday 14th February at 8:00 pm, with a programme including the following works:
I
> Bach:  Suita francuska E-dur
> Beethoven:  Sonata Es-dur op.7
II
> Schumann:  Etiudy symfoniezne
III
> Debussy:  Mouvement
> Debussy:  Golliwogs Cake Walk
> Albéniz:   Navarra
> Albéniz:  Córdoba
> Liszt:  Rapsodja hiszpańska

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]
1931
Rumania
Performance/s by Claudio Arrau in Bucharest in March.

[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 3 April 1931]
1931
Germany
Broadcast by Berlin Radio (716kHz 419m 1,7kW) at 8:10 pm on Wednesday 25th March, of Claudio Arrau's rendition of Liszt's Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat major, with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra.

[Source: Radio Wein magazine, Vienna, 20 March 1931]
1931
Germany
Broadcast by Berlin Radio (716kHz 419m 1,7kW) at 9:10 pm on Wednesday 16th September, of Claudio Arrau's interpreting Chopint's Piano Concerto in E minor Op.11, with the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Werner Wolff.

[Source: Radio Wien magazine, Vienna, 11 Sept 1931]
1931
Germany
Broadcast by Berlin Radio (716kHz 419m 1,7kW), at 10:00 pm on Friday 23rd October, of Claudio Arrau's celebrating Franz Liszt's 120 anniversary on 22 October, with an interpretion of four of his compositions:

> Die Wasserspiele in der Villa d' Este
> Pastorale (Suisse)
> Gnomenreigen
> Etüde F-moll

[Source: Radio Wein magazine, Vienna, 16 Oct 1931]
1931
Austria
Claudio Arrau performance at the Ballroom of the Kausmännischen Bereinshauses, Vienna, on Friday 27th November at 8:00 pm, featuring a programme of works by Beethoven, Mozart, Schumann and Chopin.

[Source: Linzer Tages-Post, Vienna, 19 & 26 Nov 1931]
This entry needs completion.
1931
Spain
Recital by Claudio Arrau in Salamanca on Thursday 3rd December.

[This entry needs completion]
1931
Spain
Claudio Arrau's recital in La Coruña (Galicia) on Tuesday 15th December.

[This entry needs completion]
1931
Spain
Claudio Arrau's recital at the 'Teatro Principal' of Zaragoza on Monday 21st December, in an event coordinated by the Zaragoza Philharmonic Society.

The programme featured de following works:
I
> Beethoven:  Variaciones en Fa mayor Op.34*
> Mozart:   Sonata en Re mayor (Allegro. Adagio. Rondo.)
II
> Chopin:  Balada en La bemol mayor
> Chopin:  Estudio
> Liszt:   Juegos acuáticos en la Villa de Este
> Liszt:   Estudio en Fa menor
III
> Ravel:  Ondina*
> Albéniz:  Corpus Christi en Sevilla
> Albéniz:  El puerto
> Debussy:  La isla alegre

*Compositions presented for the first time in Zaragoza.

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]
[Source: La Voz de Aragón, 22 Dec 1931, p.11]
1931
Spain
Performances by Claudio Arrau in Santander (Cantabria) on Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th December

This entry needs completion.
1931
Spain
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Palau de la Música Catalana', Barcelona, on Sunday 27th December.

[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 5 Feb 1932]

This entry needs completion.
1931
Spain
Claudio Arrau's recital in Palma (Balearic Islands) on Tuesday 29th December.

This entry needs completion.
₪ ₪
1932    
1932
Poland
Warsaw Radio (212,5kHz 1411,8m 120kW) broadcast on Sunday 31st January at 10:10 pm, with a performance by Claudio Arrau of the following works:

> J.S. Bach: Prélude et fougue Fa-majeur
> J.S. Bach: Prélude et fougue Do dièze-majeur
> Beethoven: Rondo Sol-majeur
> Debussy: Jardins sous la pluie
> Liszt: Les jeux d'eau à la villa d'Este
> Liszt: Etude Fa-mineur

[Source: Radio Wein magazine, 29 Jan 1932]
1932
Rumania
Claudio Arrau's performance/s in Bucharest in February.

[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 4 March 1932]
This entry needs completion.
1932
Germany
On Wednesday 9th March at 7:35 pm, Radio Frankfurt (770kHz 389,6m 1,5kW) broadcasts a recital by Claudio Arrau which includes the following compositions:

> Mozart: Sonate in D-Dur
> S.A. Jemnitz: Dritte Sonate Op.26
> Liszt: Zwei Etüden
> Liszt: Wasserspiele in der Villa d'Este
> Liszt: Etüde F-moll (aus den Etüden transcendentes)

[Source: Radio Wein magazine, 4 March 1932]
1932
Austria
Claudio Arrau's recital at the Vereinshaus Ballroom on Monday 14th March at 8:00 pm, with a programme featuring works by Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt, Debussy, Bartók, and Albéniz.

[Source: Tagblatt, Vienna, 10 March 1932]
[Source: Linzer Tages-Post, Vienna, 5 March 1932]
This entry needs corroboration/completion.
1932
Brazil

Recitals by Claudio Arrau in Rio de Janeiro early in April, including on Saturday 9th April, with highly appreciative reactions from the critics, similarly followed by recitals in São Paulo.

[This entry needs completion]

1932
Uruguay Claudio Arrau's recital at the 'Teatro Solís' of Montevideo on Thursday 28th April

The programme featured the following works:

> Mozart: Rondo
> Beethoven: Sonata No.7, Op.10 No.3
> Chopin: Ballade in A flat major
> Chopin: Two Études
> Chopin: Scherzo in B flat
> Debussy: Danseuses de Delphes
> Debussy: Jardins sous la pluie
> Bartók: Allegro barbaro
> Albéniz: El puerto
> Albéniz: Triana

[Source: The Teatro Solís, 150 Years of Opera, Concert and Ballet in Montevideo, 2003, by Susana Salgado]
1932
Uruguay

Claudio Arrau performance on a Blüthner piano at the Teatro Solís of Montevideo, with a 3-part farewell recital on Thursday 12th May at 18:30 pm.

The programme comprised the following works:
> Beethoven:  Sonata
> Musorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition
> Liszt:            É
tude in F minor
> Liszt:            Armonies du soir
> Balakirev:    Islamey

[Note: The actual programme needs corroboration]

1932
Argentina
First ever recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Belgrano' of the Fine Arts Academy of Tucumán, early in June, sponsored by the 'Orquesta Filarmónica de Tucumán'.

The programme featured the following works:
> Mozart: Rondó en Re mayor
> Beethoven: Sonata en Re mayor Op.10
> Chopin: Dos estudios
> Chopin: Scherzo en Si bemol menor
> Debussy: Danseuses de Delphes
> Debussy: Jardin sous la pluie
> Bartók: Allegro barbaro
> Albéniz: El puerto
> Albéniz: Triana

[Source: La Gaceta, Tucumán, early June 1932 & 19 June 2017]
1932
Argentina
Claudio Arrau's performance early in June of a Beethoven concerto at the 'Teatro Belgrano' of the Fine Arts Academy of Tucumán, with the sponsoring 'Orquesta Filarmónica de Tucumán' conducted by Maestro Olivares.

[Source: La Gaceta, Tucumán, early June 1932 & 19 June 2017]

This entry needs completion.
1932
Argentina
Claudio Arrau's recitals in Córdoba on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June, and Buenos Aires on Tuesday 14th and Sunday 19th June.

[These entry needs completion]
1932
Uruguay
Claudio Arrau's concerto performance in Montevideo on Saturday 18th June.

[This entry needs completion]
1932
Chile
Claudio Arrau's performances in July/August.

[This entry needs completion]
1932
Peru
Claudio Arrau's performances in August/September.

[This entry needs completion]
1932
Colombia

Claudio Arrau performances in Bogotá early in October (first ever visit to Colombia).

[This entry needs completion]

1932
Spain
Claudio Arrau's performance/s in Madrid in December.

[Source: Sparta, Madrid, 5 Nov 1932, p.4]
This entry needs corroboration/completion.
1932
Spain
Claudio Arrau's recital in Barcelona on Monday 12th December, at the 'Palau de la Musica Catalana'.

[Source: La Vanguardia, Barcelona, 16 Dec 1932, p.10]
This entry needs completion.
1932
Spain
Recital by Claudio Arrau in Palma (Balearic Islands) on Wednesday 14th December.

This entry needs completion.
1932
Spain
Claudio Arrau's recital in Cadiz on Saturday 17th December.

This entry needs completion.
1932
Spain
Recital by Claudio Arrau in Huelva on Monday 19th December, with a programme including, amongst other works, outstanding renditions of the following compositions:

> Mozart: Sonata
> Chopin: Scherzo in C minor
> Mussorgsky: Pictures of an Exhibition
xxx (a remembrance of painter Viktor Hartmann)

[Source: Musicografía, Monóvar, Julio de 1933]
This entry needs completion.
1932
Spain
Claudio Arrau's recital in Granada on Wednesday 21st December.

This entry needs completion.
1932
Spain
Claudio Arrau's recital in Almería on Wednesday 23rd December.

This entry needs completion.
1932
Spain
Recital performance by Claudio Arrau in Santander on Friday 30th December.

This entry needs completion.
Undated Entries
1932
Germany
Establishes in Berlin the Claudio Arrau Quartet, performing until 1937.

[This entry needs completion]
1932
Germany
Contextual notes:
Political developments in Germany suggested Claudio Arrau the idea of exploring further audiences and horizons overseas, particularly in The Americas. 
₪ ₪
1933    

1933

Austria

Recital by Claudio Arrau broadcast by Radio Vienna on Sunday 8th January at 7:20 pm.

The programme included the following works:
> Beethoven: Variationen F-Dur Op.34
> Chopin: Ballade As-Dur
> Chopin: Etude F-Dur
> Chopin: Scherzo B-Moll
> Debussy: Voiles
> Debussy: Feux d'artifice

[Source: Radio Wein magazine, Vienna, 23 & 30 Dec 1932]
[Source: Neue Freie Presse, Vienna, 7 Jan 1933]
[Source: Arbeiter Zeitung, Vienna, 7 & 8 Jan 1933]
[Source: Neues Wiener Journal, Vienna, 8 Jan 1933]
[Source: Nottingham Evening News, England, 7 Jan 1933]

1933

Hungary

Claudio Arrau performance at the University Conservatory in Budapest on Tuesday 10th January at 7:45 pm, with a programme comprising works by Beethoven and Liszt.

[Source: Prager Tagblatt, Prague, 8 & 11 Jan 1933]
[Source: Arbeiter Zeitung, Vienna, 10 Jan 1933]
This entry needs completion.

1933

Serbia

Claudio Arrau's performance broadcast by Radio Belgrade (698kHz 429.8m 2,5kW) on Sunday 15th January at 8:00 pm.

[Source: Radio Wein magazine, Vienna, 13 Jan 1933]
This entry needs completion.

1933

Romania

Recital performance by Claudio Arrau in Bucharest in mid February.

[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris. 3 March 1933]
This entry needs completion.

1933

Germany

Claudio Arrau's performance of Liszt's Piano Concerto No.2 broadcast by Radio Berlin (716kHz 419.8m 1,5kW) on Saturday 18th February at around 7:20 pm.

[Source: Radio Wein magazine, Vienna, 13 Jan 1933]
This entry needs completion.

1933

Germany

Economy admission: Claudio Arrau's performance of Moussorsky's Pictures at an Exhibition at the Koenings Wusterhausen of Berlin on Wednesday 29th February at 7:35 pm.

[Source: Arbeiter Zeitung, Vienna, 28 Feb 1933]

1933

Germany

Claudio Arrau's performance of Moussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition broadcast by Radio Deutsche Welle (183,5kHz 1634.9m 160kW) on Wednesday 1st March at 7:35 pm.

[Source: Radio Wein magazine, Vienna, 24 Feb 1933]

1933

Italy

Claudio Arrau's concert performance broadcast by Radio Rome (680kHz 441,2m 50kW) from the 'Accademia di Santa Cecilia' at 4:00 pm on Saturday 11th March.

[Source: Le Petit Journal, Paris, 10 March 1933]
[Source: Radio Wein magazine, Vienna, 11 March 1933]

1933

Czechoslovakia

German Radio [Deuttschlandsender] broadcast to be heard in Prague at 9:20 pm on Monday 13th March, with a performance by Claudio Arrau of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.

[Source: Prager Tagblatt, Prague, 12 March 1933]
[Source: Radio Wein magazine, Vienna, 10 March 1933]

1933

Austria

Radio Vienna (580 kHz 517.2 m 15 kW) broadcasts a piano recital, at 9:30 pm on Monday 20th March, with Claudio Arrau interpreting the following works:

> Mozart: Sonata in G major
> Moussorgsky: Tableaux d'une exposition
> Albéniz: El Puerto
> Albéniz: Triana

[Source: Radio Wein magazine, Vienna, 17 March 1933]

1933

Norway

Performance by Claudio Arrau of one of Brahms's Piano Concertos early in May, as part of commemorations by the Philarmonie in Oslo, marking the composer's birth centennary.

[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 19 May 1933]

1933

Hungary

Claudio Arrau's performance in Budapest of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor and Liszt's Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat in May.

[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 26 May 1933]

1933

Spain

Recital by Claudio Arrau in Salamanca on Friday 2nd June

This entry needs completion.

1933

Spain

Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto with the 'Orquesta Filarmónica de Madrid' [Madrid Philharmonic] under the baton of D. Bartolomé Pérez Casas, on Monday 5th June at the 'Sala de la Comedia', organized by the 'Asociación de Cultura Musical' as its season finale.

The programme also included Mozart's Symhony in C major Jupiter, Honegger's Summer Pastorale, Debussy's Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien, and Stravinsky's Russian Easter.

Enthusiastic reviews of performances by soloist, orchestra and conductor.

[Source: La Nación, Madrid, 6 de junio de 1933, p.12]
[Source: La Libertad, Madrid, 2 & 7 de junio de 1933]
[Source: Musicografía, Monóvar, Julio de 1933, p.69]
[Source: A.B.C., Madrid, 6 de junio de 1933, p.47]

1933

Spain

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 Op.37 and Schumann's Piano Concerto Op.54, with the 'Orquesta Clásica' of Barcelona conducted by Maestro Josep Sabater on Friday 9th June at the 'Palau de la Música Catalana', sponsored by the 'Asociación de Cultura Musical'.

[Source: Musicografía, Monóvar, July 1933]

1933

Mexico

Claudio Arrau arrived in Veracruz by ship early in October and travelled overnight by train to Mexico City.

Once in Mexico, in a very short time Arrau managed to achieve with complete success his goal of widening horizons and furthering relationships outside Germany and Europe.  Mexico's warm welcome became an important turning point in this endeavour.

1933

England

The Record Review in the Banbury Advertiser of Thursday 19th October advises as follows: "A splendid pianoforte record is that of Claudio Arrau in Balakirev's famous and terribly difficult Islamey, a record not to be missed".

1933

Mexico

Claudio Arrau's first ever recital in Mexico at the Teatro Hidalgo (of 2a Calle de Regina No.52), Mexico City, on Wednesday 11th October at 7:30 pm, with a programme comprising the following works:
I
> J.S. Bach:  Preludio y fuga en Do sostenido mayor
> Beethoven:  Rondó en Sol mayor
> Brahms:  Variaciones y fuga sobre un tema de Haendel
II
> Chopin:  Scherzo en Mi mayor
> Chopin:  Dos estudios
> Debussy:  La noche en Granada
> Villa-Lobos:  Dos cirandas
> Stravinsky:  Tres movimientos de 'Petrouschka'

>>>>>>>>>> Danza rusa.  En casa de Petrouschka.  Carnaval ruso.

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]

1933

Mexico

Following Claudio Arrau's début in Mexico City with his recital on the 11th of October (see above), there was a series of further recital performances:   on Sunday 15th, Wednesday 18th, Sunday 22nd and Wednesday 25th October;  Sunday 5th, Wednesday 8th, Sunday 12th and Sunday 26th November;  and finally Thursday 14th and Wednesday 20th December.

[This entry needs completion]
[Source: Musicografía, Monóvar, Spain, Dec 1933]

1933

Mexico

On Tuesday 5th and Monday 11th December, there were two concert performances by Claudio Arrau with the Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra [Orquesta Filarmónica de Mexico], conducted by Julián Carrillo and José Rocabruna, respectively.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]

₪ ₪
1934    

1933/34

Mexico

All in all, Claudio Arrau gave a series of 21 performances in Mexico, between October 1933 - January 1934, with no work repeated.

[Source: Arrau, el gran artista latinoamericano, Dorantes Guzmán, Universidad Veracruzana, México, 1991]

1934 Mexico

Concerto performances by Claudio Arrau with Mexico's Philharmonic Orchestra [Orquesta Filarmónica de México] conducted by José Rocabruna on Wednesday 3rd and Tuesday 9th of January.

[Source: Arrau, el gran artista latinoamericano, Dorantes Guzmán, Universidad Veracruzana, México, 1991]
This entry needs completion.

1934 Venezuela

Claudio Arrau's recital at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Caracas on Tuesday 3rd April.

The programme included at least the following works:
> Bach, JS:  Preludio y fuga
> Beethoven:  Rondó
> Strawinsky:  Petruchka
> Brahms:  Variaciones sobre un tema de Paganini
> Chopin:  Estudios
> Chopin:  Scherzo

[Source: Revista Élite, Caracas, 17 March, 7 & 28 April, 1934]

1934 Venezuela

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Caracas on Saturday 28th April.

The programme included the first ever performance of 'Suburbio', a work by the Venezuelan composer Juan Vicente Lecuna, dedicated to Claudio Arrau, which later became 'Danza', the fourth piece of the composer's work entitled 'Quatre Pièces'.

[This entry needs completion]

1934

Chile

Seven recitals and one concert in Santiago over July-August, where Claudio Arrau selected works with a stronger emphasis on Classical and Romantic composers, such as Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms and Liszt.  
Less emphasis was given to modern composers who were represented with the following works:
> Moussorgsky:  Pictures at an exhibition
> Debussy:  Danse, Soirée dans Grenade, Voilés, Feux d' artifice,
> Mouvement
> Ravel:  Jeux d' eaux

[This entry needs completion]

1934

Chile

Announced recital by Claudio Arrau on Tuesday 24th July at 6:30 pm at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago?

[Source:
Electronic copy of a recital programme cover]
This entry needs corroboration/completion.

1934

Chile

First and second recitals of the season by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Thursday 26th July and Sunday 29th July at 6:30 pm, presented by 'Conciertos Daniel', with a programme including the following works:
I
> Scarlatti: Dos sonatas
> Beethoven: Sonata No.7 en Re mayor Op.10 No.3
II
> Mussorgsky: Cuadros de una exposición
III
> Albéniz:   Corpus Cristi en Sevilla (de Iberia)
> Ravel:      Juegos acuáticos
> Debussy: El cake-walk de Golliwogg
> Debussy: La isla alegre

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]
[Source: El Diario Ilustrado newspaper, Santiago, 26 July 1934]
[Source: El Mercurio newspaper, Santiago, 26 July 1934]
[Source: La Nación newspaper, Santiago, 26 July 1934]
[Source: El Diario Ilustrado newspaper, Santiago, 28 and 29 July 1934]

1934

Chile

Claudio Arrau's recital at the 'Teatro Real' of Valparaíso on Saturday 28th July. Passionate ovations following every work performed.

[Source: El Mercurio newspaper, Santiago, 29 July 1934]
[Source: La Nación newspaper, Santiago, 29 July 1934]

This entry nees completion.

1934

Chile

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Tuesday 31st July at 6:30 pm.

[Source: El Mercurio newspaper, Santiago, 30 July 1934]
[Source: El Diario Ilustrado newspaper, Santiago, 30 July 1934]
[Source: La Nación newspaper, Santiago, 30 July 1934]

This entry needs completion.

1934

Chile

Claudio Arrau's recital at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Tuesday 9th August at 6:30 pm, featuring a programme of works by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Ravel & Stravinsky (Petrouchka).

[Source: El Mercurio newspaper, Santiago, 7th Aug 1934]
[Source: El Diario Ilustrado newspaper, Santiago, 7th Aug 1934]

This entry needs completion.

1934

Chile

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Sunday 12th August at 6:30 pm.

[Source: El Mercurio newspaper, Santiago, 11 Aug 1934]
[Source: El Diario Ilustrado newspaper, Santiago, 12 Aug 1934]
[Source: La Nación newspaper, Santiago, 12 Aug 1934]

This entry needs completion.

1934

Chile 

Claudio Arrau's recital at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Wednesday 15th August at 6:30 pm.   The evening included works by Bach, Brahms, Chopin and Liszt.

[Source: El Mercurio newspaper, Santiago, 15 Aug 1934]
[Source: El Diario Ilustrado newspaper, Santiago, 15 Aug 1934]
[Source: La Nación newspaper, Santiago, 15 Aug 1934]

This entry needs completion.

1934

Chile

Last solo rececital of the season by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Sunday 19th August at 6:30 pm.  

The programme comprised the followig works:
I
> Beethoven: Variaciones en La mayor Op.34
> Mozart: Sonata No.5 en Sol mayor KV.283
II
> Schumann: Fantasía en Do mayor Op.17 (dedicada a Schumann)
III
> Bartók: Alegro bárbaro
> Ravel: Scarbo (según E.T.A. Hoffman)
> Debussy: Las colinas de Anacapri
> Debussy: Jardines bajo la lluvia
> Poulenc: Capricho italiano (de la Suite Napoli)

[Source: El Mercurio newspaper, Santiago, 19 Aug 1934]
[Source: El Diario Ilustrado newspaper, Santiago, 19 Aug 1934]
[Source: La Nación newspaper, Santiago, 19 Aug 1934]
1934 Chile

At 6:30 pm on Saturday 25th August, farewell function in honour of Claudio Arrau at the Teatro Municipal, for artists and students to pay homage to the distinguished pianist who will interpret works by Schubert, Chopin and Albéniz.

[Source: El Mercurio newspaper, Santiago, 22 Aug 1934]
[Source: El Diario Ilustrado newspaper, Santiago, 22 Aug 1934]
[Source: La Nación newspaper, Santiago, 22 Aug 1934]

This entry needs completion.

1934 Chile

Claudio Arrau's extended stay to take part as the soloist in a benefit concert, with all proceeds to go to the 'Asistencia Publica de Santiago' [Santiago Emergency Health Service], at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Saturday 1st September at 9:45 pm.

The programme consists of three concertos with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Santiago [Santiago Symphony Orchestra], conducted by Armando Carvajal

> Brahms:  Una obertura
> Schumann:  Concierto para piano y orquesta en La menor
> Grieg:   Concierto para piano y orquesta en La menor
> Liszt:   Concierto No.1 para piano y orquesta en Mi bemol mayor

[Source: El Mercurio newspaper, Santiago, 1 Sept 1934]
[Source: El Diario Ilustrado newspaper, Santiago, 1 Sept 1934]
[Source: La Nación newspaper, Santiago, 1 Sept 1934]

1934 Peru

Performance/s by Claudio Arrau in Lima in September.

[Source: Revista de las Españas, Unión Ibero-Americana, Sept-Oct 1934]
This entry needs corroboration/completion.

1934 Mexico

Concerto performance by Claudio Arrau with the Iturbi Orchestra [Orquesta Iturbi] conducted by José Iturbi on Wensday 3rd of October.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]

1934 Mexico

Claudio Arrau's first recital at the 'Palacio de Bellas Artes' of Mexico City on Wednesday 24th of October.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]

1934 Mexico Performance by Claudio Arrau of   J.S. Bach's complete Well-tempered Klavier   at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City - a series of four recitals given on Wednesdays 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th of November.

At the time, Arrau played the Hans Bischoff's edition which he subsequently considered superseeded.

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programmes]

1934

Mexico

Claudio Arrau performance of Stravinsky’s Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble with members of the Mexico Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica de México] conducted by Carlos Chávez on Friday 23rd November.

[Source: Vicente T. Mendoza:  La influencia de Stravinsky en México. Anales, UNAM, 1940. Page 58]
This entry needs completion.
Undated Entries

1934

Mexico

Claudio Arrau features as a pianist for some 4'30" in Tu Hijo (Thy Son), a film directed by José Bohr and produced by Producciones Duquesa Olga [José Bohr], Mexico, in an act where he enters a room and greets three characters before sitting at the piano to play Chopin-Liszt's My joys.

[Source: 'Arrau: el gran artista latinoamericano', Julio Dorantes Guzmán, Universidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, 1991]
1934 Mexico Performance by Claudio Arrau of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with the Mexico Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica de México] and Ernest Ansermet conducting.

[This entry needs completion]

1934

Mexico

Claudio Arrau performance of Stravinsky’s Concerto for Piano and Wind Ensemble with members of the Mexico Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica de México] conducted by Ernest Ansermet.

[This entry needs completion]

1934

Brazil

Performance/s by Claudio Arrau.

[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 28 Sept 1934]
[This entry needs completion]
₪ ₪
1935    

1935

Mexico

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Degollado' of Guadalajara, Jalisco, on Thursday 31st January in the evening, with a programme including the following works:
I
> J.S.Bach: Preludio y fuga en Do sostenido
> Beethoven: Sonata Claro de Luna
II:
> Schumann: Carnaval Op.9
III
> Ravel: Juegos acuáticos
> Debussy: Fuegos artificiales
> Debussy: La isla alegre
> Debussy: Homenaje a Rameau
Encores:
- Three works by Chopin and Liszt.

[Source: El Informador, Guadalajara, 27, 29 Jan & 1 Feb 1935]

1935

Mexico

Farewell recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Degollado' of Guadalajara, Jalisco, on Saturday 2nd February 9:00 pm.

The Programme comprised:
> Beethoven: Sonata No.7 Op.10 No.3
> Mussorgsky: Cuadros de una exposición
> Ravel: [Unspecified]
> Bartók: [Unspecified]
> Liszt: [Unspecified]
> Chopin: [Unspecified]

[Source: El Informador, Guadalajara, 1, 2 & 3 Feb 1935]
This entry needs completion.

1935

Mexico

Claudio Arrau features as Franz Liszt in Sueño de amor (Liebesträume), a 70-minute film about Franz Liszt's life, directed by José Bohr and produced by Producciones Duquesa Olga [José Bohr] in Mexico.

The production was filmed from 1st March at Jorge Stahl's Mexico Film Studios, and world-premiered on 4th April at the 'Cine Palacio' of Mexico City.  It was subsequently premiered in September in Chile.

The film was projected at the Teatro Campoamor of New York on 10th January 1936, and positively reviewed, according to the standards at the time, as "highly entertaining, well acted and supported, with excellent musical performances, and a realistic atmosphere", by critic Harry T. Smith of the New York Times on 11th January 1936.

In the film, Arrau plays the protagonist role of Liszt and performs Liszt's compositions Liebesträume, Un sospiro and La chasse.

[See 'ArrauHouse' Chronology under September 2017 & December 2018]

1935

Mexico

Claudio Arrau is engaged by a private music lovers' group of Guadalajara for a series of four master classes and recitals of J.S. Bach's keyboard compositions, on Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st March at 9:00 pm in the auditorium of the Jalisco State Museum.

[Source: El Informador, Guadalajara, 15 and 16 March 1935]

1935

Austria

Broadcast from Radio Vienna on 8th May, at 9:20 pm, of a performance by Claudio Arrau including:

> Haydn: Andante mit Variationen F-moll
> Moussorgsky: Bilder einer Ausstellung/Pictures at an Exhibition

[Source: Radio Wien magazine, 8 May 1935]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

1935

Austria

Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Vereinshaus of Linz on Friday 10th May at 8:00 pm, with a programme comprising works by Beethoven, Brahms, Mussorgsky, Ravel, Debussy and Albéniz.

[Source: Linzer Volksblatt, 8 May 1935]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.
This entry needs completion.

1935

Hungary

Broadcast from Radio Hungary on Sunday 12th May, at 10:15 pm in Vienna, of a performance by Claudio Arrau in Budapest.

[Source: Neues Wiener Journal, Austria, 11 May 1935]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.
This entry needs completion.

1935

Germany

78 rpm recording by Claudio Arrau of Liszt's Piano Concerto No.1 under Hans Rosbaud conducting the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra on 15th May (RRG 24391/95): Arrau's first ever concerto recording.

[CD: Music & Arts, CD-1060, USA, 2000, Claudio Arrau in Germany]
[CD: Urania URN 22.145, Italy, 2000, where it wrongly appears as recorded in 1942]

1935

Austria

Broadcast from Vienna Radio, on Wednesday 18th May at 8:45 pm, of an all-Liszt orchestral programme with the Radio Orchestra in which Claudio Arrau performed Liszt's Piano Concerto in E flat major.

[Source: Neues Wiener Journal, Radio Wein, 10 May 1935]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.
This entry needs completion.

1935

Belgium

Recital by Claudio Arrau in Brussels on Tuesday 18th June, performing the following programme:

> Beethoven:  Variations Op.34
> Brahms:  Capriccio Op.76 No.2
> Brahms:  Rhapsody Op.119 No.4
> Mussorgsky:  Pictures at an exposition
> Albéniz:  Navarra
> De Falla:  Dance of Terror
> De Falla:  Dance of the Miller
> Liszt:  Les jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
> Liszt:  
Étude d'exécution transcendante No.10

1935

Brazil

Recital by Claudio Arrau in Rio de Janeiro in mid July.

[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 30 Aug 1935]
This entry needs completion.

1935

Brazil

Second recital by Claudio Arrau in Rio de Janeiro in mid July.

[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 30 Aug 1935]
This entry needs completion.

1935

Brazil

Claudio Arrau's farewell recital at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday 23rd July at 5:00 pm, with a performance comprising the following works:
I.
> Bach, JS:  Preludio e fuga em mi bemol maior
> Beethoven:  Variações e fuga em mi bemol maior op.35 Heroica
II.
> Liszt:  Ballada em si menor
> Liszt:  Soneto 123 de Petrarcha
> Liszt:  Mephisto-Vals
III.
> Bartók:  Allegro barbaro
> Ravel:  Ondina
> Debussy:  Movimento
> Debussy:  Fogos artificiaes
> Debussy:  Minstrels

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]

[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 30 Aug 1935]


1935

Argentina

Claudio Arrau's premier recital at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires on Saturday 10th August at 6:00 pm, in an Extraordinary Evening Function where the following works were performed:
I
> Bach:  Del Clavecín Bien Temperado:
>>> Preludio y fuga en Do sostenido mayor
>>> Preludio y fuga en Do sostenido menor
>>> Preludio y fuga en Fa mayor
>>> Preludio y fuga en Fa menor
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.14 Op.27 No.2 Claro de luna
II

> Brahms:  Variaciones y fuga sobre un tema de Haendel Op.24
III
> Albéniz:  Almería
> Albéniz:  Navarra
> De Falla:  Danza del molinero
> De Falla:  Danza del terror
> Debussy:  Soirée dans Grenade
> Debussy:  Golliwogg's Cake Walk

[Source: Printed recital programme]
[Source: El Siglo Futuro, Madrid, 9 Sept 1935]
[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 15 Nov 1935]

1935

Argentina

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Nacional de Comedia - Cervantes' of Buenos Aires, on 26th August at 9:30 pm, presented by the 'Asociación Wagneriana de Buenos Aires', with the following programme:
I
> Bach:  Preludio y Fuga en Fa mayor
> Bach:  Preludio y Fuga en Fa sostenido mayor
> Bach:  Preludio y Fuga en Fa sostenido menor
> Bach:  Preludio y Fuga en do mayor
> Beethoven: Sonata en Si bemol mayor Op.81
II
> Schumann:  Novellette en Re mayor
> Chopin:  Tres estudios
> Chopin:  Scherzo en si bemol menor
III
> Debussy:  Mouvement
> Stravinsky:  
Petrouschka -
>>>>Danse russe. Chéz Pteouschka. La semaine grasse

[Source: Printed recital programme]
[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 15 Nov 1935]

1935

Germany

Claudio Arrau performs César Franck's Les Djinns (a symphonic poem for piano and orchestra after a poem by Victor Hugo), with the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra [Frankfurter Funkorchester] under Hans Rosbaud at the Saalbau Grand Hall on Sunday 13th October.

The event formed part of the Museum Society Concerts and was broadcast live over Radio Frankfort (251 m) at the 8:00 pm time slot.

1935-1937

Germany

Claudio Arrau consolidates his European reputation by breaking new grounds and performing from memory a series of highly acclaimed complete cycles at the Meistersaal of Berlin, including the complete Bach keyboard works over 12 recitals (please see below), starting in October 1935.

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programmes]
1935 Germany  [1]

Claudio Arrau's celebrated rendition from memory of the entire piano work of Johann Sebastian Bach in 12 Wednesday evenings at the Meistersaal of Berlin.

[1] Wednesday 9 October at 8:00 pm:

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, I. Teil, erste Hälfte
1. Praeludium und Fuge C-Dur
>  Praeludium und Fuge c-moll
>  Praeludium und Fuge Cis-Dur
>  Praeludium und Fuge cis-moll
2. Praeludium und Fuge D-Dur
>  Praeludium und Fuge d-moll
>  Praeludium und Fuge Es-Dur
>  Praeludium und Fuge es-moll
3. Praeludium und Fuge E-Dur
>  Praeludium und Fuge e-moll
>  Praeludium und Fuge F-Dur
>  Praeludium und Fuge f-moll
l

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]

1935 Germany  [2]

Claudio Arrau's celebrated rendition of the entire piano work of Johann Sebastian Bach in 12 Wednesday evenings at the Meistersaal of Berlin.

[2] Wednesday 23 October at 8:00 pm:

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, I. Teil, zweite Hälfte
1. Praeludium und Fuge Fis-Dur
>  Praeludium und Fuge fis-moll
>  Praeludium und Fuge G-Dur
>  Praeludium und Fuge g-moll
2. Praeludium und Fuge As-Dur
>  Praeludium und Fuge gis-moll
>  Praeludium und Fuge A-Dur
>  Praeludium und Fuge a-moll
3. Praeludium und Fuge B-Dur
>  Praeludium und Fuge b-moll
>  Praeludium und Fuge H-Dur
>  Praeludium und Fuge h-moll

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]

1935 Germany  [3]

Claudio Arrau's celebrated rendition of the entire piano work of Johann Sebastian Bach in 12 Wednesday evenings at the Meistersaal of Berlin.

[3] Wednesday 6 November at 8:00 pm:

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, II. Teil, erste Hälfte
1. Praeludium und Fuge C-Dur
>  Praeludium und Fuge c-moll
>  Praeludium und Fuge Cis-Dur
>  Praeludium und Fuge cis-moll
2. Praeludium und Fuge D-Dur
>  Praeludium und Fuge d-moll
>  Praeludium und Fuge Es-Dur
>  Praeludium und Fuge dis-moll
3. Praeludium und Fuge E-Dur
>  Praeludium und Fuge e-moll
>  Praeludium und Fuge F-Dur
>  Praeludium und Fuge f-moll

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]

1935 Germany  [4]

Claudio Arrau's celebrated rendition of the entire piano work of Johann Sebastian Bach in 12 Wednesday evenings at the Meistersaal of Berlin.

[4] Wednesday 20 November at 8:00 pm:

Das Wohltemperierte Klavier, II. Teil, zweite Hälfte
1. Praeludium und Fuge Fis-Dur
>  Praeludium und Fuge fis-moll
>  Praeludium und Fuge G-Dur
>  Praeludium und Fuge g-moll
2. Praeludium und Fuge As-Dur
>  Praeludium und Fuge gis-moll
>  Praeludium und Fuge A-Dur
>  Praeludium und Fuge a-moll
3. Praeludium und Fuge B-Dur
>  Praeludium und Fuge b-moll
>  Praeludium und Fuge H-Dur
>  Praeludium und Fuge h-moll

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]

1935 Germany  [5]

Claudio Arrau's celebrated rendition of the entire piano work of Johann Sebastian Bach in 12 Wednesday evenings at the Meistersaal of Berlin.

[5] Wednesday 11 December at 8:00 pm:

Die 6 Französischen Suiten
Suite 1 in d-moll:
>  Allemande. Courante. Sarabande. Menuet 1. Menuet 2. Gigue.
Suite 2 in c-moll:
>  Allemande. Courante. Sarabande. Air. Menuet. Gigue.
Suite 3 in h-moll:
>  Allemande. Courante. Sarabande. Anglaise. Menuet. Trio. Gigue.
Suite 4 in Es-Dur:
>  Allemande. Courante. Sarabande. Gavotte. Air. Gigue.
Suite 5 in G-Dur:
>  Allemande. Courante. Sarabande. Gavotte. Bourrée. Loure. Gigue.
Suite 6 in E-Dur:
>  Allemande. Courante. Sarabande. Gavotte. Polonaise. Menuet. Bourrée. Gigue.

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]
[Source: L'Art musical, Paris, 3 Jan 1936]

1935 Rumania Claudio Arrau's performance/s in Bucharest in early December.

[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 20 Dec 1935]
This entry needs completion.
1935 Belgium Performance by Claudio Arrau at the third piano recital presented by La Societé Philharmonique de Bruxelles at the Great Hall of Fine Arts [Grande Salle des Beaux-Arts] in December.

The programme comprised the following works:
> Bach J.S.: Partita in C minor
> Brahms: Variations on a theme by Handel
> Liszt: Sonata in B
> Debussy [work unspecified]
> Granados [work unspecified]
> Ravel [work unspecified]
- Two encores [unspecified]

... "Impossible de réunir plus de qualités transcendantes:  beauté du son et du phrasé, style, expression, perfection du mécanisme, grandeur simple, élégance sobre, tout contribuait à un ensemble idéal"...

[Source: Le Vingtième artistique et littèraire,
10th Jan 1936]
1935 Spain Claudio Arrau's performance/s in Madrid in December.

[Source: El Siglo Futuro, Madrid, 13 Dec 1935]
This entry needs completion.
Undated Entries
1935? Argentina Recital of French poems and musical compositions, rendered by Victoria Ocampo, writer, and Claudio Arrau, pianist, somewhere in Buenos Aires.

Claudio Arrau performed the following works:
> Debussy:  Images (premiére seri) -
>>> Reflets dans l'eau.  Hommage à Rameau.  >>>
>>> Mouvement.
> Debussy:  Préludes - 
>>> Danseuses de Delphes.  Voiles. 
>>> Les collines d'Anacapri.
>>> La cathédrale engloutie.  Feux d'artifice.
> Ravel:   Gaspard de la nuit -
>>> Ondines.  Le Gibet.  Scarbo.

Victoria Ocampo recited seven poems by Baudelaire, Mallarmé and Valéry.

[Source: 'Sur' magazine supplement, Buenos Aires]
This entry needs completion.
₪ ₪
1936    

1936

U.S.A.

1935 Mexican film Sueño de Amor (Liebesträume), directed by José Bohr, was screened at the Teatro Campoamor of New York on 10th January, and positively reviewed as:  highly entertaining, well acted and supported, with excellent musical performances, and a realistic atmosphere, by critic Harry T. Smith of the New York Times on 11th January.

Claudio Arrau plays the role of composer Franz Liszt in the film and interprets three of his piano works: Liebesträume, Un sospiro and La chasse.

1936 Germany  [6]

Claudio Arrau's celebrated rendition of the entire piano work of Johann Sebastian Bach in 12 Wednesday evenings at the Meistersaal of Berlin.

[6] Wednesday 15 January at 8:00 pm:

Die 6 Englischen Suiten
Suite 1 in A-Dur:
>  Prélude. Allemande. Courante 1 und 2. Double 1 und 2. Sarabande.
>  Bourrée 1 und 2. Gigue
Suite 2 in a-moll:
>  Prélude. Allemande. Courante. Sarabande. Bourrée 1 und 2. Gigue
Suite 3 in g-moll:
>  Prélude. Allemande. Courante. Sarabande. Gavotte 1 und 2. Gigue.
Suite 4 in F-Dur:
>  Prélude. Allemande. Courante. Sarabande. Menuet 1 und 2. Gigue.
Suite 5 in e-moll:
>  Prélude. Allemande. Courante. Sarabande. Passepied 1 und 2. Gigue.
Suite 6 in d-moll:
>  Prélude. Allemande. Courante. Sarabande. Double. Gavotte 1 und 2. Gigue.

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]

1936 Germany  [7]

Claudio Arrau's celebrated rendition of the entire piano work of Johann Sebastian Bach in 12 Wednesday evenings at the Meistersaal of Berlin.

[7] Wednesday 29 January at 8:00 pm:

Fantasie in c-moll
15 Symphonien: C-Dur. c-moll. D-Dur. d-moll. Es-Dur. E-Dur. e-moll.
>  F-Dur. f-moll. G-dur. g-moll. A-dur. a-moll. B-dur. h-moll.
Toccata in c-moll
Capriccio in B-Dur: Arioso. Andante. Adagiosissimo. Un poco largo.
>  Adagio poco. Allegro.
Preludium un fuge in a-moll
Fragment einer Suite in f-moll:
Prélude. Sarabande. Gigue.
3 Klavierstücke in Suiten-Form: Allemande. Courante. Gigue.
Fugue in a-moll

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]

1936 Germany Claudio Arrau's concerto performance at the Singakademie of Berlin with the Landesorchester Gau conducted by Roel Hazenberg on Sunday 16th February at 8:00 pm.

The programme consisted of:
-  Bach, J.C.:  Sinfonia
> Bach, J.S.:  Klavierkonzert d-moll
> Liszt:  Rhapsodie Espagnole

-  Tschaikowsky:  Romeo and Juliet

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration].
1936 Spain Scheduled performance by Claudio Arrau at the 'Asociación Cultural' of Madrid for February.

[Source: A.B.C., Madrid, 10 Jan 1936]
[Source: La Libertad, Madrid, 10 Jan 1936]
This entry needs corroboration/completion.
1936 Germany Concerto performance by Claudio Arrau in Berlin, in late February/early March, with a programme including Bach's Concerto in D minor, Liszt's transcription for piano and orchestra of Busoni's Spanish Rhapsody, and other works.

[Source: L'Art musical, Paris, 6 March 1936]
This entry needs completion.
1936 Germany  [8]

Claudio Arrau's celebrated rendition of the entire piano work of Johann Sebastian Bach in 12 Wednesday evenings at the Meistersaal of Berlin.

[8] Wednesday 11 March at 8:00 pm:

Fantasie und Fuge in a-moll
15 Inventionen: C-Dur. c-moll. D-Dur. d-moll. Es-dur. E-Dur. e-moll.
>  F-Dur. f-moll. G-Dur. g-moll. A-Dur. a-moll. B-Dur. h-moll.
Toccata in fis-moll
Sonata in d-moll: Adagio. Andante. Allegro.
Adagio in g-Dur
Suite in e-moll: Prélude. Allemande. Courante. Sarabande. Bourrée.
>  Gigue.
Die Klavierübung -
Das italienische Konzert: Allegro. Andante. Presto.


[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]

1936 Germany  [9] Claudio Arrau's celebrated rendition of the entire piano work of Johann Sebastian Bach in 12 Wednesday evenings at the Meistersaal of Berlin.

[9] Wednesday 25 March at 8:00 pm:

Die Klavierübung -
Partita I in B-Dur:
>  Praeludium. Allemande. Corrente. Sarabande. Menuet I und II. Gigue.
Partita II in c-moll:
>  Sinfonia. Allemande. Corrente. Sarabande. Rondeau. Capriccio.
Partita III in a-moll:
>  Fantasia. Allemande. Corrente. Sarabande. Burlesca. Scherzo. Gigue.
Partita IV in D-Dur:
>  Ouverture. Allemande. Corrente. Aria. Sarabande. Menuet. Gigue.
Partita V in G-Dur:
>  Praeambulum. Allemande. Corrente. Sarabande. Tempo di Minuetta.
>  Passepied. Gigue.
Partita VI in e-moll:
>  Toccata. Allemande. Corrente. Air. Sarabande. Tempo di Gavotta. Gigue.

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]
1936 Belgium

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Schumann's Piano Concerto with Erich Kleiber conducting L'Orchestre Philharmonique de Bruxelles in Antwerp [late in April], as part of the 'Nouveaux-Concerts'.

"... Mr. Claudio Arrau has a deep sensitivity, subtle sounds and a rare sincerity".

The programme also included Beethoven's Symphony No.8 and Léo Weimer's Suite Op.18.

[Source: L'Art Musical, 1 May 1936]
This entry needs completion.

1936 Germany  [10] Claudio Arrau's celebrated rendition of the entire piano work of Johann Sebastian Bach in 12 Wednesday evenings at the Meistersaal of Berlin.

[10] Wednesday 8 April at 8:00 pm:  Illness reported.
[10] Wednesday 30 September at 8:00 pm:

Die Klavierübung -
Ouverture nach Französischer Art in h-moll
:
>  Ouverture. Vivace. Courante. Gavotte I und II. Passepied I und II.
>  Sarabande. Bourrée I und II. Gigue. Echo.
Vier Duette:  e-moll.  F-Dur.  G-Dur.  a-moll.
Aria mit 30 Veränderungen, Goldbergschen Variationen

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]
[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)].
1936 Canada On Monday 12th October, relaying through the New York DJD and DJB networks, a short wave broadcast of a Berlin Radio performance by Claudio Arrau of Chopin's Piano Sonata in B minor.

[Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 12 Oct 1936]

1936

Germany

'Celebrating Liszt' recital by Claudio Arrau at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Thursday 22nd October, as part of the Geo Albert Backhaus's 1936/37 programme.

Works included in the recital:
> Wilhelm Tell-Kapelle
> Das Obermanntal
> Die Wasserspiele der Villa d'Este
> Ballade h-moll
> Trauerzug [Funérailles]
> Mephisto Waltzer
> Sonate h-moll
> Drei große Etüden

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
[Source: L'Art musical, Paris, 11 Dec 1936]
1936 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1 Op.11, at the Philharmonie, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester] conducted by Willem Mengelberg on Sunday 8th November at 11:30 am and Monday 9th November at 8:00 pm.

The program also included Johan Wagenaar's Overture Op.25, Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, and Tchaikowsky's Symphony No.5 Op.64.

[Source: Electronic copy of printed concert programme]
[Source: L'Art musical, Paris, 11 Dec 1936] 
1936 Germany  [11] Claudio Arrau's celebrated rendition of the entire piano work of Johann Sebastian Bach in 12 Wednesday evenings at the Meistersaal of Berlin.

[11] Wednesday 9 December at 8:00 pm:

Aria variata alla maniera italiana
12 Kleine Praeludien
Capriccio in E-Dur
Kleine Zweistimmige Fuge in c-moll
Fuge in C-Dur
Fuge in C-Dur
Fuge in d-moll
Fuge in d-moll
Fuge in e-moll
Fuge in a-moll
Fuge in A-Dur
Toccata in e-moll

Suite pour le Clavecin in a-moll: Allemande. Courante. Sarabande
>  simple. Sarabande double. Gigue.
Suite pour le Clavecin in Es-Dur: Allemande. Allemande. Courante.
>  Sarabande. Bourrée. Menuet I und II.
Drei Menuetten
Toccata in D-Dur

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]
[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)].
1936 Belgium Claudio Arrau's recital for the Societé Philharmonique in Brussels on Wednesday 16th December, with a programme including works by Bach, Scarlatti, Mozart and Spanish composers.

[Source: L'Art musical, Paris, 11 Dec 1936]
This entry needs completion.
1936 Germany Celebrating Carl Maria von Weber's 150th anniversary of his birth, Claudio Arrau devotes a full recital to this composer at the Beethovensaal on Friday 18th December at 8:00 pm.

The programme featured the following compositions:
> Sonate d-moll Op.49
> Sonate As-dur Op.39
> Sonate C-dur Op.24
> Rondo brillant Op.62
> Aufforderung zum Tanz Op.65
> Polacca brillante

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Undated Entries
1936 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester] conducted by Leo Borchard. 

[This entry needs completion]
₪ ₪
1937    

1937

U.S.A.

On Monday 4th January, relaying through the New York DJD and DJC networks, a short wave radio broadcast from Berlin with Claudio Arrau and the Lutz Quartette performing one of Dvořák's pianoforte quintets.

[Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 4 Jan 1937]
This entry needs completion.

1937

Germany

Recital by Claudio Arrau and the Lutz-Quartett at the Singakademie of Berlin on Sunday 10th January at 8:00 pm, performing the following compositions:

> Frank, C.:   Klavier Quintett
> Dvorák, A.:   Klavier Quintett

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
[Source: L'Art Musical, Paris, 19 Feb 1937]
1937 Italy

Claudio Arrau's second recital at 'Santa Cecilia in Trastevere', Rome, on Friday 12th February, including the following works:

> Bach:  A Prélude and fugue in C sharp minor from the Well-Tempered Klavier
> Brahms:  Variations on a Theme by Handel
> Chopin:  Ballade Op.52
> Chopin:  Nocturne Op.72 No.1
> Chopin:  Scherzo Op.54
> Ravel:  Jeux d'eau
> Granados:  La maja y el ruiseñor
> Busoni:  All' Italia (from Turandot)
> Busoni:  Il Gineceo (from Turandot)
> Alfredo Casella:  Toccata

1937 Germany  [12]

Claudio Arrau's celebrated rendition of the entire piano work of Johann Sebastian Bach in 12 Wednesday evenings at the Meistersaal of Berlin.

[12] Wednesday 3 March at 8:00 pm:
[Sold out early in February]

> Praeludium, Fuge und Allegro in Es-Dur
> 6 Kleine Praeludien
> Fantasie in c-moll
> Fantasie in g-moll
> Fantasie in a-moll
> Toccata in g-moll
> Preludio con Fughetta in d-moll
> Preludio con Fughetta in e-moll
> Praeludium und Fuge in Es-Dur
> Praeludium und Fuge in a-moll
> Toccata in d-moll
> Ouverture in F-Dur:  
xxx Ouverture. Entrée. Menuet. Trio. Bourrée. Gigue.
> Fuge in A-Dur über ein thema von Albinoni
> Praeludium und Fuge in h-moll über ein
xxx Thema von
Albinoni
> Chromatische Fantasie und Fuge


[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]
[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]

1937

Germany

Claudio Arrau's performance of Tschaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1 in B minor with the Landsesorchester of Berlin conducted by Fritz Zaun at the University College of Music [Hochschule für Musik] on Saturday 6th March at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included Anatol Ljadow's Der verzauberte See, and Berlioz's Fantastische Symphonie.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
[Source: L'Art musical, Paris, 9 April 1937]

1937

Rumania

Claudio Arrau's performance/s in Bucharest early in April.

[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 16 April 1937]
This entry needs completion.

1937

Germany

Last recital of the season by Claudio Arrau at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Saturday 17th April at 8:oo pm.

The all-Russian programme included:

> Scriabine:  Drei Klavierstücke Op.52
> Scriabine:   Sonate Op.53
> Moussorgski:   Bilder einer Ausstellung
> Tchaikowsky:   Dumka
> Strawinsky:  Petrouchka
.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

1937

Germany

Recital of Trio Sonatas for piano, violin and cello interpreted by Claudio Arrau, Georg Kulenkampff and Tibor de Machula at the White Hall [Weisser Saal] of Berlin on Sunday 9th May at 8:3o pm.

The programme comprised:
> Dvorák:  Dumky-Trio
> Brahms: Trio H-dur

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

1937

Germany

Recital of Sonatas for piano and violin by Claudio Arrau and Wilhelm Stross at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Thursday 13th May at 8:oo pm.

The programme comprised:

> Bach:  Sonate E-dur
> Mozart:    Sonate Es-dur
> Brahms:   Sonate G-dur
> Beethoven:   Kreutzer-Sonate
  

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
[Source: L'Art musical, Paris, 9 July 1937]

1937 Portugal

Sole recital by Claudio Arrau in the 'Orpheon Portuense', Porto, on Tuesday 25th May at 5:30 pm, with a programme including the following works:

> Bach J.S.:  Prelúdio e fuga em dó sustenido menor
xxx(do Livro I do Cravo Bem Temperado)
> Brahms:  Variações e fuga sôbre um tema de Händel
> Chopin:  Balada em fá, op.52
> Chopin:  Nocturno em mi, op.72 no.1
> Chopin:  Scherzo em si bemol menor, op.31
II
> Granados:  La maja y el ruiseñor (Goyescas n.º 4)
> Ravel:  Jeux d'eau
> Ravel:  Ondine
> Debussy:  Danse
> Debussy:  Feux d'artifice

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]

1937

Germany

Arrau establishes the short-lived Claudio Arrau Trio in June, comprising Claudio Arrau (piano), Hermann Hubl (violin), and Professor Hans Münch-Holland (cello).

The Trio would serve as a source of mutual moral support and reassurance during public performances, through the increasingly difficult prevailing political cirumstances. 

Arrau and Hubl were known to have played together earlier in the 1930s.

[Source: L'Art musical, Paris, 7 July 1939]
1937 Germany

Claudio Arrau and the Lutz Quartet are heard in recital on Berlin Radio in the evening of Monday 5th July.

[Source: Aberdeen Press and Journal, Scotland, 5 July 1937]
This entry needs completion.

1937

Germany

Claudio Arrau marries German mezzo-soprano, and subsequent spouse for life, Ruth Schneider on 8th July(?).
 
The couple had met in 1935, when Ruth became a piano student of Claudio.

They had a daughter, Carmen (1938), and a son, Mario (1940).
In 1959 they adopted Christopher (1959).

Ruth was born in Frankfurt on 23rd February 1908. There came to be an inlaw Jewish connection within her family.

[Source: Arrau family members in the 1960s]

[Please note that the year 1910 shown as her year of birth on a Chilean passport of the 1940s is incorrect].

1937 Germany

Claudio Arrau made recordings in Stuttgart for Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv on 19th July, including:

> Liszt: Soneto 104 del Petrarca
> Liszt: Harmonies du soir (Étude d'exécution transcendante)

[Claudio Arrau in Germany, Music & Arts CD-1060, USA, 2000]

1937 USA/Canada On Tuesday 24th August, relaying through the DJD and DJB networks, a short wave radio broadcast of a piano performance by Claudio Arrau in Berlin. [DJD 25.4m, 11.77 meg]

[Source: Altoona Tribune, Pennsylvania, 24 Aug 1937]
[Source: The Ottawa Journal, Ontario, 24 Aug 1937]
1937 USA On Thursday 16th September, relaying through the DJB network, an originally short wave radio broadcast from Berlin of an earlier performance by Claudio Arrau and the Lutz Quartet.

[Source: Altoona Tribune, Pennsylvania, 16 Sept 1937]
[Source: Dixon Evening Telegraph, Illinois, 16 Sept 1937]

1937

Germany

An all-Brahms recital by Claudio Arrau at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Thursday 30th September at 8:oo pm.

The programme included:

> Rhapsodie Es-dur
> Variationen und Fuge über ein Thema von Händel
> Sonate f-moll Op.5
> Capriccio h-moll
> Variationen über ein Thema von
Paganini

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

1937

Germany

Claudio Arrau and the Lutz-Quartett performed a recital of piano quintets at the Singakademie of Berlin on Monday 25th October at 8:oo pm.

The programme featured:

> Reger, M.:  Klavierquintett c-moll
> Brahms, J:  Klavierquintett f-moll

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

1937

Germany

A French-and-Spanish recital by Claudio Arrau at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Sunday 31st October at 8:oo pm.

The programme comprised compositions by:

> Debussy
> Ravel
> Albéniz
> De Falla
> Granados
s

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.
This entry needs completion.

1937

Germany

Chamber music recital by Claudio Arrau with the Lutz Quartet in Berlin early in November.

[Source: L'Art musical, Paris, 12 Nov 1937]
This entry needs completion.

1937

Germany

Performance by the Claudio Arrau Trio at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Saturday 27th November at 8:oo pm.

Works featured were:
> Schumann:  Klavier-Trio d-moll
> Ravel:   Klavier-Trio
> Tschaikowsky:   Klavier-Trio a-moll Op.50

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

1937

Germany/
Chile

Mrs. Ruth Schneider-Arrau acquires her first Chilean passport in December.
₪ ₪
1938    

1938

Germany

Radio Stuttgart's 75-minute evening broadcast of Claudio Arrau's performances on 3rd January, which included:

> De Falla: Noches en los jardines de España for piano and orchestra
> Chopin: Two études for piano
> R.Strauss: Burleske for piano and orchestra

with the Radio Stuttgart's Symphony Orchestra being conducted by Gustav Leonhardt.

[Source: L'Intransigeant, Paris, 3 Jan 1938]

1938

Poland

Claudio Arrau's evening concert performance on Friday 7th January, with the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eugen Jochum, as broadcast by Radio Warsaw (1339m).

[Source: The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 7 Jan 1938]
[Source: The Palestine Post, Jerusalem, 7 Jan 1938]
This entry needs completion.

1938

Poland

Performance by Claudio Arrau as broadcast by Radio Warsaw (1339m) on Friday 28th January.

[Source: The Palestine Post, Jerusalem, 28 Jan 1938]
This entry needs completion.

1938

Germany

Recital of Sonatas for piano and violin with Claudio Arrau and Wilhelm Stross in the city of Waldenburg, Schlesien, on Tuesday 18th January at 8:oo pm.

[Source: Printed Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.
This entry needs completion.

1938

Germany

Recital of Sonatas for piano and violin by Claudio Arrau and Wilhelm Stross at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Sunday 23th January at 8:oo pm.

The programme comprised the following works:
> Mozart: Sonate B-dur KV.454
> Schubert: Fantasie C-dur op.159
> Busoni: Sonate e-moll op.36 Nr.2
> Beethoven: Sonate A-dur op.47 Kreußer-Sonate


[Source: Printed Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
[Source: Electronic copy of autographed recital programme]
[Source: L'Art musical, Paris, 4 March 1938]

1938

Germany

The fourth in a series of 'Musical Evenings' was held by the Community of Young Musicians [Gemeinschaft junger Musiker] at the German Press House of Tiergartenstraße 16, Berlin, on Monday 24th January at 8:15 pm.

Musicians attending were Else Lampmann, alto, Claudio Arrau, piano, and Wilhelm Stross, violin.

The following compositions were performed:
> Walter Felix [?]:   Violin-Sonate
> Konrad F. Noetel:   Lieder/Songs
> Gerhart von Westerman:   Lieder/Songs
> J. Brahms:   Violin-Sonate
> Hugo Wolf:   Lieder/Songs

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]

1938

Poland

A 40-minute piano recital by Claudio Arrau broadcast by Warsaw Radio on Sunday 30th January in the evening.

[Source: Aberdeen Press and Journal, Scotland, 29 Jan 1938]
This entry needs completion.

1938

Germany

Performance by Claudio Arrau of the   Complete Mozart Piano Sonata Cycle (and some other chamber works) at the Bechsteinsaal of Berlin, in five subscription recitals starting on Wednesday 2nd February at 8:00 pm.  {Please see below].

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]

1938

Germany  [1]

Performance by Claudio Arrau of the first recital of his Complete Mozart Piano Sonata Cycle at the Bechsteinsaal of Berlin on Wednesday 2nd February at 8:00 pm.

The programme comprised the six sonatas Mozart dedicated to the Baron von Dürnitz in Münich, composed up to 1774:
I
> Sonate C-dur KV Nr.279
> Sonate F-dur KV Nr.280
II
> Sonate B-dur KV Nr.281
> Sonate Es-dur KV Nr.282
III
> Sonate G-dur KV Nr.283
> Sonate D-dur KV Nr.284

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]

1938

Germany  [2]

Performance by Claudio Arrau of the second recital of his Complete Mozart Piano Sonata Cycle at the Bechsteinsaal of Berlin on Friday 11th February at 8:00 pm.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
This entry needs completion.

1938

Germany  [3]

Performance by Claudio Arrau of the third recital of his Complete Mozart Piano Sonata Cycle at the Bechsteinsaal of Berlin on Wednesday 16th February at 8:00 pm.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
This entry needs completion.

1938

Germany [5]

Recital of Mozart's Sonatas for Violin and Piano by Claudio Arrau, piano, Pál Kiss, a piano student of Arrau's, and members of the Lutz Quartett at the Bechsteinsaal of Berlin on Wednesday 16th March at 8:00 pm.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
This entry needs completion.

1938

Germany

Claudio Arrau concerto performance in the Concert Hall of the State College of Music [Staatliche Hochschule für Musik] of Berlin-Charlottenburg, with the Landesorchestra conducted by Fritz Zaun on Sunday 26th March at 8:00 pm.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
This entry needs completion.

1938

Germany  [4]

Performance by Claudio Arrau of the fourth and final recital of his Complete Mozart Piano Sonata Cycle at the Bechsteinsaal of Berlin on Wednesday 23th 30th March at 8:00 pm.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
This entry needs completion.

1938

England

Recital performance by Claudio Arrau at the Wigmore Hall, London, on Sunday 24th April

Schumann's Fantasy in C major was part of the programme.

[Source: Wigmore Morning News, London, 25 April 1938]
This entry needs completion.

1938

England

Claudio Arrau's recital performance at the Wigmore Hall, London, on Friday 29th April.

The programme comprised works by Beethoven, Mozart and Moussorgsky.

[Source: Daily Herald, London, 23 April 1938]
[Source: L'Art Musical, Paris, 5 June 1938]
This entry needs completion.

1938

Germany

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 in G major at the Baden-Baden Philharmonie, as part of the Third International Contemporary Music Festival  [3. Internationales Zeitgenössisches Musikfest].

The programme included, inter alia, Stravinsky's Persephone and Béla Bartók's Five Hungarian Folksongs.

http://www.philharmonie.baden-baden.de/de/DE/Geschichte/1900-1999
(as seen in 2020)

1938 Germany

Claudio Arrau made recordings in Stuttgart for Deutsches Rundfunkarchiv on 31st May, including:

> Chopin: Ballade No.1 Op.23
> Beethoven: Sonata No.7 in D major Op.10 No.3
> Mozart: Sonata in D K.576
> Beethoven: Sonata in C major No.3 Op.2
> Haydn: Andante con variazioni in F Op.83

N.B.: A few other broadcast recordings seem to have been lost from the Radio archives.

[CD:  Claudio Arrau in Germany, Music & Arts of America, CD-1060, USA, 2000]

1938

Germany

Claudio and Ruth Arrau's daughter Carmen is born in Frankfurt on 14th June.

1938

Germany

Performance by the 'Claudio Arrau Trio' at the 'Monbijou Castle' of Berlin on Friday 24th June at 8:30 pm, as part of the Berlin Arts Week.

The programme consisted of piano trios by:

EITHER - Schumann, Schubert and Chopin.
>>>  OR - Bach, Haydn and Schubert.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

This entry needs clarification/comletion.

1938

Austria

Salzburg Festival début:

Claudio Arrau plays César Franck's Symphonic Variations for Piano and Orchestra with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra [Wiener Philharmoniker] under Vittorio Gui as part of the Festival's Fourth Concert at 11:00 am on 15th August in the Großes Festspielhaus.  (The 1938 Salzburg Festival ran from 23 July-31 August).

The programme also included orchestral works by Niccolò Porpora, Ennio Porrino, Debussy and Brahms.

[Source: Printed concert programme]

N.B.: The influx of Hitler’s troops into Austria led to substantial unannounced interference in the Festival’s programmes by way of additional, unscheduled patriotic hymns by the Nazi Youth and others.

1938

Germany

Berlin Radio [Deutschlandsender] evening broadcast on Monday 15th August of a radio recording by Claudio Arrau and the Lutz Quartet of Brahms's Piano Quintet in F minor.

[Source: Birmingham Daily Gazette, England, 15 Aug 1938]

1938

Mexico

For the first time ever, Claudio Arrau interprets the -

complete Beethoven sonata and concerto cycles

in Mexico City, in an 8-session programme performed on Monday 29th and Wednesday 31st of August and on Tuesday 6th, Thursday 8th, Sunday 11th, Wednesday 14th, Friday 23rd and Wednesday 28th of September.

[This entry needs completion]

1938

Germany

Returning from a tour of South America and Mexico, performance by Claudio Arrau of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.3 Op.30 at the Gewandhaus of Leipzig with the Gewandhauseorchester conducted by Paul Schmitz in the Grosser Saal on Thursday 3rd November at 19:30 pm.

The programme concluded with Beethoven's Synphony No.3 Op.55 Eroica.

[Source: Auffuhrungen des Gewandhausorchesters].

1938

Germany

All-Schumann recital by Claudio Arrau at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Sunday 6th November at 8:00 pm.

The programme included the following works:
> Kreisleriana
> Humoreske
> Fantasiestücke
> Impromtus
> Toccata C-dur

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration
.

1938

England

International Subscription Celebrity Concerts tour, where Claudio Arrau shared a programme with tenor Richard Tauber at the following venues:
- Sunday 27th November at the Liverpool Paramount Theatre
- Monday 28th November at the Middlesbrough Town Hall
- Tuesday 29th November at the Newcastle City Hall
- Thursday 1st December at the Glasgow St. Andrews Hall
- Saturday 3rd December at the Edinburgh Usher Hall, and
- Sunday 4th December at the Manchester Paramount Theatre

The solo piano parts of the program (ie. parts 2 and 4) were performed by Claudio Arrau and consisted of:
Part 2:
> Schumann - Carnaval suite Op.9
Part 4:
> Ravel - Jeux d'eau
> Debussy - Mouvements, Danse, Feux d'artifice

Tenor Richard Tauber was accompanied by pianist Percy Kahn.

[Source: Printed programme schedule and flyers]

1938

Germany

By popular demand, a Chopin-Debussy recital by Claudio Arrau at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Sunday 11th December at 8:00 pm.

The programme included the following works:
> Chopin:     The four Ballades
> Chopin:     The four Scherzi
> Debussy:   Jardins sous la pluie
> Debussy:   Voiles
> Debussy:   Minstrels
> Debussy:   La cathédrale engloutie
> Debussy:   La soirée dans Grénade
> Debussy:   L'isle joyeuse

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
[Source: L'Art musical, Paris, 27 Jan 1939]

1938

Germany /
Poland

Radio Warsaw's evening broadcast of a concert, on Friday 16th December, relayed from the Philharmonie, with Hermann Abendroth conducting the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and Claudio Arrau at the piano.

[Source: Nottingham Journal, England, 16 Dec 1938]

This entry needs completion.

1938

Italy

Radios Milan, Turin & Trieste broadcast a recital by Claudio Arrau, performed at the Royal Academy of St. Cecilia in Rome, at 4:00 pm on Friday 30th December.

[Source: The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 30 Dec 1938]


This entry needs completion.
Undated Entries

1938

Chile

Deteriorating socio-political conditions in Germany finally made Claudio Arrau's mother, Lucrecia, and niece, Violeta, leave Germany to settle back in Chile (followed by sister Lucrecia late in 1939).

[Please also see 1953]

1938

Chile

Claudio Arrau pays a professional visit to his homeland.

For the first time ever, Arrau plays in Santiago the

complete Beethoven sonata and concerto cycles.

[This entry needs completion]

1938

Cuba

Claudio Arrau performance/s in Havana.

[This entry needs completion]
₪ ₪
1939    
1939 Germany Contextual notes:

In 1938 (long before the start of World War II in September 1939), Mrs. Ruth Schneider-Arrau renews her first personal Chilean passport obtained in 1937, this time as a diplomatic passport(1).

Claudio Arrau had been taking part discretely in the hectic diplomatic activity prompted by the increasingly overwhelming socio-political developments in Germany. 

For many years, the German fervent artistic world had provided Arrau with countless opportunities to get closely acquainted with Jewish intellectuals, artists, musicians and students.

From at lest early 1937 to the moment Claudio Arrau left Germany not to return in May 1940, he and his sister Lucrecia  - an employee of the Chilean Embassy in Berlin -  had risked their skins by actively contributing to saving many lives and assets of German Jews, individuals and families, heading for England, the USA and elsewhere.

In relation to Chile in particular, Arrau helped to facilitate the passage of psychiatrist Hubert Abrahamson, musicologist Rudi Lehmann (who became a professor with the National Conservatory of Music in Santiago), leading violinist Freddy Vang (also Wang) born in Austria, and many others.  Lucrecia Arrau estimated that some 700 Jewish families were thus assisted to travel to Chile.

Numerous members of the German Jewish community fleeing persecution and expecting transit to foreign countries used to be discretely accommodated at the Frankfurt estate of Mrs. Ruth Schneider-Arrau's parents.  Mr. Hans Schneider, married to Marta Hartwig, was a senior director with an important metallurgical company which was amongst those intervened in and controlled by the Nazi regime, and earmarked for war machinery production(2).

During these years, Arrau himself felt to be under suspicion, due to a circulating interpretation of his surname as being of Sephardic Jewish origin(3).

(1)
Electronic copies of passports [See 'Documents' in 'Miscellanea'].
(2) Members of the Arrau family.
(3) Marco Aurelio Reyes C., Columnist, La Discusión, Chillán, Chile, 18 Nov 2004.
1939 Germany Claudio Arrau's performance of Chopin's Klavierkonzert e-moll at Freiburg-in-Breisgau (Baden-Württemberg) on Monday 9th January.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.


This entry needs completion.
1939 Germany Claudio Arrau's performance of Manuel De Falla's Nächte in Spanischen Gärten [Noches en los jardines de España] at Remscheid on Wednesday 11th January for the first time.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

This entry needs completion.
1939 Germany Recital by the Claudio Arrau Trio (Arrau, Hubl, Münch-Holland) on Wednesday 18th January at 8:00 pm at the Chamber Music Theatre of the Mülheim-an-der-Ruhr Twon Hall, North Rhine.

The program, being the second chamber recital of Mülheim-an-der-Ruhr Cultural Events 1938/39, comprised the following works:

> Brahms:  Klaviertrio op.87 C-dur
> Beethoven:  Klaviersonate Nr.26 op.81a Es-dur Les adieux
Pause
> Tchaikovsky:  Klaviertrio op.50 a-moll

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]

N.B.: Substantial interference in the programme by way of additional, unscheduled patriotic hymns performed by the Nazi Youth and others.
1939 Germany Chamber music recital with Claudio Arrau, piano, Lore Fischer, alto, and the Peter Quartett, at the Singakademie of Berlin on Sunday 22nd January, as part of 'The Music Hour at 5 pm' series, featuring works by Mozart, Händel and Beethoven.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

This entry needs completion.
1939 Germany All-Beethoven recital by Claudio Arrau at the Bachsaal (Lützowstraße 76) of Berlin on Thursday 26th January at 8:15 pm.

The programme included the following compositions:
> Sonate A-dur Nr.2 Op.2 No.2
> Sonate Es-dur Nr.26 Op.81 Les adieux
> Sonate Es-dur Nr.18 Op.31 No.3
> Sonate D-dur Nr.7 Op.10 No.3

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]

1939

Germany

Concerto performance by Claudio Arrau with the Grenzland-Orchester at the Waldburg Mountain Chapel in the city of Waldenburg-in-Schlesien on Tuesday 7th February.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

This entry needs completion.
1939 Germany Claudio Arrau's performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester] conducted by Carl Schuricht on 13th February as part of the Masterwork Concert Series for the State-controlled workers’ organisation [KdF] and the citizens of Berlin.
1939 Germany Claudio Arrau's performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 Op.26 at the Philharmonie, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berlin Philharmonisches Orchester] conducted by Carl Schuricht on 14th February at 8:00 pm, as part of a Subscription concert series.

The programme also included J. Haydn's Synphony No. 104 in D major & J. Brahms's Symphony No.4 in E minor Op.98.

[Source: Electronic copy of printed concert programme]
[Source: L'Art Musical, Paris, 3 March 1939]

1939

Germany

Increasingly concerned with the dramatic turns of events in Germany, Claudio Arrau decided to  resign his Professorship  with the Stern Conservatory of Berlin, a decision painfully taken in repudiation of the Nazi regime.

The resignation was submitted in writing in February -  following the inescapable peremptory formalities prevailing -  under the pretext of an "oncoming, longer than usual overseas tour".

This long-evolving decision turned into a must once Arrau became aware of the persistent persecution of at least two of his Jewish pupils, one of them being Karlrobert Kreiten (who was hanged later in the early 1940s, despite the good offices of the renown, highly respected conductor Wilhelm Furtwängler). Another of Arrau's piano students subjected to persecution was Pál Kiss, born in Hungary.

There was, likewise, the increasing intimidation suffered by Arrau's wife, Ruth, under suspicions of her having Jewish relations.

[Source: Arrau family members in the 1960s]
[Source: Le Monde, Paris, 11 June 1991]

1939 Rumania Recital performance/s by Claudio Arrau at the 'Filarmonica' of Bucharest in February-March.

[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 17 March 1939]
This entry needs completion.
1939 England Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, with Thomas Beecham conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra on 5th March at 3:15 pm, as part of the Beecham Sunday Concerts.

The programme also included Sibelius's Pohjola's Daughter, and Brahms's Symphony No.3 Op.90.

[Source: Printed concert flyer]
[Source: Electronic copy of printed concert programme]
1939 Germany Announced recital by the 'Claudio Arrau Trio' at the Bachsaal of Berlin on Wednesday 15th March at 8:15 pm.  [Claudio Arrau, Hermann Húble and Hans Münch-Holland].

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

This entry needs completion.
1939 Germany Berlin's Funkstunde Radio broadcasts a pre-recorded tape of César Franck's Piano Quintet in F minor, with Claudio Arrau and the Lutz Quartet, at 4:00 pm on Monday 20th March.

[Source: The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 20 March 1939]
1939 England Claudio Arrau's announced concerto performance at Liverpool's Central Hall (Renshaw Street) under conductor Albert Coates on Tuesday 21st March at 7:45 pm.

[Source: Philharmonic Society's Centenary printout. 1939]
This entry needs corroboration/completion.
1939 England Regional BBC Radio (342.1 m) broadcasts on Sunday 31st March at 6:00 pm a performance by Claudio Arrau of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exibition, in celebration of the composer's recent centenary.

[Source: The Dalily Mirror, London, 31 March 1939] et al

1939

England

Claudio Arrau peforms Schumann's Carnaval in a London recital, and subsequently records it for Parlophone early in April (his first large-scale, multi-movement solo recording), together with Debussy's Tarantelle styrienne and Jardins sous la pluie.

[This entry needs completion]
1939 Germany Broadcast over Deutschlandsender Radio (1571 m) at 10:30 am on Sunday 2nd April of a recording of Prokofieff's Piano Concerto in C major performed by Claudio Arrau with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Carl Schuricht.

[Source: Das Kleine Blatt, Wien, 31 March 1939]
[Source: The Nottingham Evening Post, England, 1 April 1939]
1939 England Claudio Arrau's recital at the Aeolian Hall, London, on Wednesday 5th April.

The programme comprises sonatas by Mozart, Beethoven and Weber, as well as Schumann's Carnaval suite, and works by Liszt.

[Source: Western Morning News, SW England, 3 April 1939]
[Source: The Sketch weekly, London, 5 April 1939]
This entry needs completion.
1939 Germany Claudio Arrau's recorded Beethoven sonata broadcast by Stuttgart Radio as part of the 11:00 am all-Beethoven programme on Sunday 9th April.

[Source: Nottingham Evening Post, England, 8 April 1939]
This entry needs completion.
1939 Germany

Prior to touring South America, farewell recital by Claudio Arrau at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Friday 21st April at 8:00 pm, in support of the victims of the recent Chilean earthquake, under the patronage of the Chilean Embassy and the Ibero-American Institute.

The programme included:
> Bach:  Händel-Variationen
> Liszt:  Sonate h-moll
> Moussorgsky:  Bilder einer Ausstellung

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]

1939 Germany An all-Brahms chamber music recital by the 'Claudio Arrau Trio' at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Friday 28th April at 8:00 pm, as part of the Music Festival of the Capital Berlin.

The programme featured the following works:
> Klaviertrio Op.8
> Klaviertrio Op.87
> Klaviersonate Op.5

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.
1939 Argentina Claudio Arrau's recital at the 'Teatro Odeón' of Buenos Aires on Tuesday 20th June at 6:30 pm, presented as part of the 1939 Season organized by 'Conciertos Daniel', and sponsored by Blüthner pianos.

The programme encompassed the following compositions:
I
> JS Bach: Concierto al estilo italiano
> Beethoven: Sonata No.18 en Mi bemol mayor Op.31 No.3
II
> Brahms: Variaciones y Fuga sobre un tema de Haendel
III
> Ravel: Jeux d' eau
> Debussy: Danse
> Debussy: Voiles
> Debussy: Feux d' artifice

[Source: Printed recital programme & flyer]
1939 Argentina Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Odeón' of Buenos Aires, on Tuesday 27th June at 6:30 pm, presented by 'Conciertos Daniel' as the Season's last piano recital.

The programme included the following works:
I
> JS Bach: Partita en Do menor
> Beethoven: Sonata No.26 en Mi bemol mayor Op.81
II
> Mussorhsky: Cuadros de una Exposición
III
> Liszt: Balada en Si menor (Hero y Leandro)
> Debussy: Reflets dans l' eau
> Debussy: L' isle joyeuse

[Source: Printed recital programme & flyer]
1939 Cuba Performance/s by Claudio Arrau in Havana in July.

[Source: L'Art Musical, Paris, 28 July 1939]
This entry needs completion.
1939 Colombia Performance/s by Claudio Arrau in Bogotá in July.

[Source: L'Art Musical, Paris, 28 July 1939]
This entry needs corroboration/completion.
1939 Chile Several recitals by Claudio Arrau in Santiago.

The fifth of these recitals was presented in August at the 'Teatro Central' with the following programme -

> Mozart:  Sonata in D mayor
> Liszt:  Sonata in B minor
> Albéniz:  Fête-Dieu à Séville
> Granados:  Quejas o La maja y el ruiseñor
> Debussy:  L' isle joyeuse
1939 Chile Chilean composer and teacher Pedro Allende Sarón wrote a critique in the 'South Pacific Mail' of Valparaíso, dated 17 August, praising Arrau's masterly interpretation of his repertoire and criticizing the interpreter for not including works by Chilean composers in his programmes as a means of expressing gratitude for the bursary assistance received from the Chilean Government as a child prodigy.
1939 Europe On Friday 1st September Germany invaded Poland and on Sunday 3rd September France and Britain declared war on Germany. 

The breakout of WW II found Claudio Arrau in concert tour for South America, accompanied by his wife Ruth.  One-year-old daughter Carmen had been left in the loving care of her family in Frankfurt.

[Source: Mrs. Arrau's private correspondence]  

1939

Panama/
Germany

Sometime in September, after WWII was declared, Mrs. Ruth Schneider-Arrau returns to Frankfurt by herself to join her beloved fifteen-month-old daughter and caring family.
 
After arrival she becomes aware that she had fallen pregnant.  Given the risks posed by the recently declared War, she decided to stay with her family in Frankfurt until childbirth.

[Source: Mrs. Schneider-Arrau's private correspondence]


1939 Germany  Claudio Arrau's performance of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.3 at the Baden-Baden Philharmonie, as part of the Fourth International Contemporary Music Festival  [4. Internationales Zeitgenössisches Musikfest] in October.

The 'Friends of Music Society' issued some new compositions for inclusion in the Festival.

http://www.philharmonie.baden-baden.de/de/DE/Geschichte/1900-1999
(as seen in 2020)

1939 Germany 'Music Hour' recital by the Claudio Arrau Trio and baritone Kurt Gester at the Singakademie of Berlin on Sunday 29th October at 5:00 pm.

The programme included:
> Brahms's Trio H-dur Op.8
> Songs by Beethoven, Wolf, Giordano and Bizet.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.
1939 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 26 Köch-Verz 537, at the Conventgarten Großer Saal in Hamburg, with the State Philharmonic Orchestra [Philharmonisches Staatsorchester] conducted by Paul van Kempen on Monday 13th November at 7:30 pm.

The program also included Beethoven's Coriolan Overture Op.62 and Brahm's Erste Sinfonie Op.68.

[Source: Electronic copy of printed concert programme]
1939 Germany 'Music Hour' recital by Claudio Arrau and the Ondrícek-Quartett at the Singakademie of Berlin on Sunday 10th December at 5:00 pm.

The programme included chamber works by Liszt, Novák and Dvorák.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

This entry needs completion.
Undated Entries
1939 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto, with admired Wilhelm Furtwängler conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester].

[This entry needs completion]
1939 Germany/
Chile
Towards the end of the year, Claudio Arrau's sister Lucrecia, an employee of the Chilean Embassy in Berlin, returns to Chile for good.
1939 Chile Claudio Arrau's   Complete Beethoven sonata and concerto cycles in Santiago.
.

[This entry needs completion]
1939
Argentina

In Buenos Aires, Claudio Arrau, aged 36 as depicted, performs two Beethoven cycles at the 'Teatro Colón':

- Complete Beethoven sonata cycle.

- Complete Beethoven concerto cycle.
.

[This entry needs completion]

1939

Cuba

Claudio Arrau gives two performances in Havana.
.

[This entry needs completion]

1939

Puerto Rico

Claudio Arrau performs for 'Pro Arte Musical' in San Juan.
.

[This entry needs completion]
₪ ₪
1940    
1940 Germany  [1] First all-Schubert recital by the Claudio Arrau Trio at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Sunday 13th January at 8:00 pm.

[Claudio Arrau, piano, Hermann Hubl, violin, Hans Münch-Holland, cello]

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]

This entry needs completion.
1940 Germany Recital by the Claudio Arrau Trio at the Bach-Saal of Berlin on Thursday 25th January at 8:00 pm.

The programme included the following works:
> Beethoven: Trio B-Dur Op.97
> Dvorák: Trio f-moll Op.65

[Claudio Arrau, piano, Hermann Hubl, violin, Hans Münch-Holland, cello]

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.
1940 Netherlands Claudio Arrau performs in Amsterdam for the first time in February.

[Source: Le Ménestrel, Paris, 23 Feb 1940]
1940 Germany  [2]

Second All-Schubert recital by the Claudio Arrau Trio at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Saturday 24th February at 8:00 pm.

The programme included a Piano Quartet, a Duo, and the 'Trout Quintet'.
[Claudio Arrau, piano, Hermann Hubl, violin, Hans Münch-Holland, cello, et al]

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]

1940 Germany  [3]

Third All-Schubert recital by Claudio Arrau, with the participation of violinist Pál Kiss, at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Saturday 16th March at 8:00 pm.

The programme included the following compositions:     

> Solo - Sonate B-dur
> Duo - Sonate B-dur
            - Fantasie f-moll
            - Allegro (Lebensstürme)
            - Andantino con Variazioni

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

1940 Germany

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Thursday 28th March at 8:00 pm.  Sold-out early in March.

The programme featured the following works:     

> Beethoven:  Variationen E-Dur Op.34
> Beethoven:  15 Variationen mit Fuge Op.35
> Schubert:  Drei Klavierstücke es-moll, Es-Dur, C-Dur
> Schubert:   Sonate A-Dur Op.120
> Weber:   Sonate C-dur Op.24

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

1940 Austria

Broadcast by Vienna Radio (506.8 m 592 kHz 100 kW) on 7th April at 10.05 am of 'Master of the Instruments' programme, featuring Claudio Arrau in J.S. Bach's Partita in C minor and J. Brahms's Sonate in F minor Op.5.

[Source: Das Kleine Blatt, Wien, 5 April 1940]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

1940 Germany

An all-Mozart chamber music recital by the Claudio Arrau Trio at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on Thursday 25th April at 8:00 pm. 

The programme featured the following works:     

> Klaviertrio C-dur KV 548
> Klaviersonate B-dur KV 570
> Klaviertrio E-dur KV 542
> Klavierquartett g-moll KV 478

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration.

Departure from Germany
1940

Chile

Claudio Arrau temporarily settles residence in Santiago in June, where he establishes his own Piano School.

1940

Uruguay

Claudio Arrau's recital at the 'Teatro Solís' of Montevideo on Monday 1st July, the programme including the following works:

> Bach:             Concerto italiano
> Beethoven:   Sonata No. 26, Op.81a
> Musorgsky:  Pictures at an Exhibition
> Ravel:           Jeux d'eau
> Granados:    La maja y el ruiseñor
> Liszt:            Au bord d'une source
> Liszt:            Mephisto Waltz

[Source: The Teatro Solís, 150 Years of Opera, Concert and Ballet in Montevideo, 2003, by Susana Salgado]
1940

Argentina

Second performance by Claudio Arrau at the premises of Radio El Mundo LR1 of Buenos Aires, on Monday 8th July at 9:30 pm (a broadcast sponsored by the West India Oil Company), with Maestro Juan José Castro conducting the Radio El Mundo Symphony Orchestra.

The all-Beethoven programme consisted of both solo and concerto works.

[Source: Photo with autographed description]

This entry needs completion.

1940

Chile

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Teatro Municipal of Santiago on Wednesday 7th August at 6:30 pm, with a programme including the following works:

> Schubert:   Sonata in B flat major (posthumous)
Interval
> Schumann:   Sonata in F sharp minor Op.11
Interval
> Chopin:  Sonata in B minor Op.58

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]
1940
Chile

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Teatro Municipal of Santiago on Saturday 10th August at 6:45 pm.

The programme included the following works:
> Bach:  From Book I of 'The Well-Tempered Klavier' -
>>>>>   Prélude and Fugue in C sharp major
>>>> >  Prélude and Fugue in C sharp minor
>>>>>   Prélude and Fugue in F sharp minor
>>>>>   Prélude and Fugue in G major
> Bach:  Italian Concerto (Allegro, Andante, Presto)
Interval
> Beethoven: Sonata No.3 in C major Op.2 No.3 (dedicated to Haydn)
Interval
> Ravel:  Gaspard de la nuit (Ondine, Le gibet, Scarbo)
> Debussy: Trois préludes (Minstrels, Voiles, Feux d'artifice)


[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]

1940
Chile

All-Russian recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Thursday 15th August, including the following works:

> Scriabin:        Sonata No.5
> Balakirev:      Islamey - Oriental Fantasy
Interval
> Moussorgski: Pictures at an Exhibition
Interval
> Stravinsky:    Petrouschka -
>>>Russian dance.  At Petrouschka's home.  Carnaval.

1940
Chile

Romantic recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Wednesday 21st August at 6:30 pm, with a programme comprising the following works:

> Chopin:  Nocturne in E major
> Chopin:  Barcarolle
> Chopin:  Ballade in G minor
Interval
> Chopin:  Fantasy
> Chopin:  Nocturne in E minor
> Chopin:  Scherzo in B flat minor
Interval
> Liszt:  Sonata in B (dedicated to Robert Schumann)
> Liszt:  Jeux d' eau à la Villa d' Este
> Liszt:  Mephisto Waltz


[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]

1940

Argentina

Claudio Arrau's recital at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires on Saturday 21st September at 5:30 pm.

The programme comprised the following works:
I
> JS Bach: Partita en Do menor
> Beethoven: Sonata en Fa menor Op.57 Appassionata
II
> Chopin: Balada en La bemol mayor
> Chopin: Balada en Fa menor
> Chopin: Scherzo en Mi mayor
III
> Ravel: Jeux d' eau
> Granados: La maja y el ruiseñor
> Liszt: Armonías del atardecer (Estudio transcendental)
> Liszt: Vals de Mefisto (La danza de la hostería)


[Source: Printed recital programme]

1940

Argentina

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires on Thursday 26th September at 6:00 pm.

[This entry needs completion]

1940

Argentina

Claudio Arrau's recital at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires on Saturday 5th October.

[This entry needs completion]

1940

Uruguay

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 Op.37 and No.4 Op.58, at the Estudio Auditorio SODRE* [Teatro Urquiza] of Montevideo, with Lamberto Baldi conducting, on Saturday 12th October at 6:30 pm, as part of the 'Temporada Oficial 1940'.

The programme also included the 'Jena Symphony in C major' by Friedrich Witt, at the time wrongly attributed to Beethoven.

*[SODRE - Servicio Oficial de Difusión Radiofónica y Espectáculos]

[Source: Printed concert programme]

1940

Germany

Claudio and Ruth Arrau's son Mario, their second child, is born in Frankfurt on 31st October.

1940

Peru

Performances by Claudio Arrau in Lima in December.

[This entry needs completion]

1940

Peru

Cables sent by Claudio Arrau from Lima to Berlin in December, cancelling all outstanding performance contracts in Germany.

These include, inter alia, the following cancelled performances:

> Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Beethovensaal of Berlin on 14th February 1941.
> Brahms's Concerto in B-dur at the State Music University with the State Orchestra of Berlin conducted by Fritz Zaun on 1st March 1941.
> Recital by the Claudio Arrau Trio at the Beethovensaal in Berlin on 15th March 1941.
> Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Titania Palace Cinema of Steglitz, Berlin, on 29 April 1941.

[Sources: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)] et al.

Undated Entries

1940

Chile

The Santiago City Council names an avenue after Claudio Arrau, located in the Pudahuel district, in recognition of the artist's hero-like popularity.

[This entry needs completion]
₪ ₪
1941    
1941 South America

Contextual notes:

On Friday 3rd January, on board of the Imperial motor vessel from the Chilean-South American Shipping Co., Claudio Arrau writes in Spanish to his beloved mother in Chile as follows [translated]:

Dearest litle thing,
     I'm on a voyage to try my luck in New York: I'm no longer going [back] to Europe.   The trip has been very pleasant so far.   A group of Chilean students are coming on board, all of them most likeable and intelligent.  The heat is nearly unbearable!
     How has your health been?  Has your stay in Viña [del Mar] made you feel well?  How long are you staying there for?  Any news about untie Celina and antie Carmela?  Write to me via airmail to the Chilean Consulate in New York.
     I'm feeling well as usual - deeply concerned about how to take Ruth  and  the  children  out  of  that  Nazi  hell  in  Germany.  The problem is made worse because all ships bound out of Europe are fully booked well in advance.  Be it as it may, I'll find out about all that in New York.  I hope I will have you all over here soon.
     I'll write to you again from Panama, dearest little thing.
     With all my heart, your son Claudio.


[Source:  'Arrau, el Hombre y el Artista', by Antonio Landauro, p.111. Impresoras Santa Cecilia, Santiago, Chile, 2002.
From a collection of papers and letters in possession of Claudio Arrau's Last Will executor, Mr. Agustín Arrau, in New York, at the time the material for the book was being sourced ].

1941 U.S.A. First return recital by Claudio Arrau at the New York Town Hall on 25th January with a formidable programme of large-scale works:

> Bach's Partita No.2 in C minor
> Beethoven's Sonata in C major Op.2 No.3
> Brahms's Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel Op.24
> Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition
Encores:
> Debussy's Danse and
> Chopin-Liszt's Chant Polonaise

[Appreciative review in the New York Times of 26 Jan 1941]
1941 Canada Some time during the first fortnight of February, piano recital by Claudio Arrau as part of the Toronto Musical Season, including works by German Classic composers, modern French and Spanish composers, and Schumann's Carnaval.

[Source: The Ottawa Journal, Ontario, 22 Feb 1941]

This entry needs completion.
1941 Canada Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 in G major at the Plateau Auditorium of Montreal, on Tuesday 11th February at 8:45 pm, with the Orchestra of Les Concerts Symphoniques conducted by Jean Morel.

The programme also included Chausson's Symphony in B minor, Berlioz's Roman Carnival Overture & Ravel's La valse.

Radios CBC and CBF broadcast Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 and Ravel's La valse at 10:00 pm.

[Source: The Gazette, Montreal, 7, 8, 10 & 12 Feb 1941]
1941 U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau's triumphant return engagement at the Carnegie Hall of New York on Wednesday 19th February in the evening, with a recital programme comprising the following works:

> Bach's Italian concerto
> Beethoven's Sonata No.18 in E flat Op.31 No.3
> Schumann's Carnaval Op.9
> Chopin's Scherzo No.4 in E Op.54
> Liszt's Concert Etude in D flat Un sospiro
> Ravel's Jeux d'eau
> Debussy's Feux d'artifice

[Sources: Highest praise by Noel Strauss in the New York Times of 20th February, and by Robert Lawrence in The New York Herald Tribune
]

1941

Germany/
Portugal/
Argentina

On 26th February, Mrs. Ruth Arrau and her children   - 2-and-a-half-year-old Carmen and 4-month-old Mario -   eventually managed to fly to Lisbon from Berlin, accompanied by Claudio Arrau's associate Rafael de Silva, from where they embarked on 10th March to meet Claudio in Buenos Aires late in April.

1941

USA/
Colombia

On 9th March, Claudio Arrau sailed from New York for an extensive tour of South America, starting with Bogotá, Colombia, where he had been scheduled to play the complete Beethoven piano concerto cycle with the Bogota Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica de Bogotá] under Guillermo Espinosa.

[Source: The New York Times, 9 March 1941]
1941
Colombia
Concert performances by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro de Colón' of Bogotá, with the 'Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional' conducted by Guillermo Espinosa on Monday 17th, Tuesday 25th and Saturday 29th March, with an extensive programme consisting of the following works:

> Beethoven: The five Piano Concertos
> Beethoven: Choral Fantasy
> Weber: Konzertstück for Piano and Orchestra in F minor
> Chopin: Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor
> Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor

[This entry needs further specification]
1941 Holland Claudio Arrau was scheduled to perform Brahms' Piano Concerto No.2 on 23rd March at 2 o'clock, with Eduard van Beinum conducting the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, as part of the Eight Sunday Afternoon Concerts series [Acht Zondagmiddagconcerten].

[Source: Printed concert schedule]

[N.B.: Having cancelled from Lima, Peru, in December 1940, all scheduled performances in Germany for the February-April 1941 period, and considering his numerous engagements in South America at the time, Arrau's actual appearance in Amsterdam at this scheduled event is unfeasible and highly unlikely]

1941

Argentina

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, on Sunday 20th April at 6:00 pm, being the first extraordinary concert of the 1941 Season, with a programme containing the following works:
I
> Bethoven: Sonata No.18 en Si bemol mayor Op.31 No.3 La caza
> Brahms: Variaciones sobre un tema de Paganini Op.35
II
> Schumann: Fantasía en Do mayor Op.17
III
> Debussy: Images, Book I
> Liszt: Juegos acuáticos en la villa de Este
> Liszt: Estudio de ejecución transcendental en Fa menor

[Source: Printed recital programme]

1941

Argentina

Claudio Arrau's performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto with the Teatro Colón Standing Orchestra conducted by Fritz Busch at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires, on Wednesday 23rd April at 9:30 pm, being the third subscription event of this year's symphonic cycle.

The programme also comprised short orchestral compositions by Weber, Schubert, Wagner, Mendelssohn and Berlioz.

[Source: Printed recital programme]

1941

Argentina

Claudio Arrau's recital at the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, on Saturday 26th April at 6:00 pm, being the third extraordinary concert of the 1941 Season, with a programme featuring the following works:
I
> Mozart: Sonata en Sol mayor
> Beethoven: Variaciones con Fuga Op.35 Eroica
II
> Liszt: Funerailles
> Liszt: Balada en Si menor
> Chopin: Scherzo en Do sostenido menor
III
> Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit - Ondine. Le Gibet. Scarbo.
> Bartók: Allegro barbaro

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]

1941

Argentina

Claudio Arrau's fourth recital of the 1941 Season at the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, on Wednesday 30th April at 6:00 pm, presenting a program of 'Música Romántica':

> Weber:  Rondo Brillante en Mi bemol mayor
> Schumann:  Sonata para piano Op.11 Florestán y Eusebio

> Mendelssohn:  Variations sérieuses
> Mendelssohn:  Scherzo a capriccio
> Mendelssohn:  Rondo capriccioso

> Chopin:  Fantasía en Fa menor
> Chopin:  Estudio en Do sostenido menor
> Chopin:  Barcarola
> Chopin:  Scherzo en Si menor

[Source: Printed recital programme]

1941

Argentina

Sometime late in April, Claudio, Ruth and their two small children finally and happily meet in Buenos Aires, after a 3-month long trip by sea and an anxious wait.

1941

Argentina

Farewell recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires, on Sunday 4th May at 6:00 pm, being the sixth extraordinary concert of the 1941 Season.  The programme featured the following works:
I
> Haydn: Andante con variaciones
> Brahms: Sonata in Fa menor Op.5
II
> Schumann: Carnaval Op.9 (A pedido/As requested)
III
> Chopin: Impromptu en Fa sostenido mayor
> Chopin: Balada en Sol menor
> Debussy: Le vent dans la plaine
> Debussy: Voiles
> Poulenc: Capricho italiano (de la suite 'Napoli')

[Source: Printed recital programme]

1941

Argentina

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Nacional de Comedia Cervantes' of Buenos Aires, on Monday 5th May at 9:30 pm, presented by the 'Asociación Wagneriana de Buenos Aires'.

The programme comprised the following compositions:
I
> Bach: Suite francesa en Mi mayor
> Beethoven: Sonata quasi una fantasía en Mi bemol mayor Op.27 No.1
II
> Liszt: Sopnata en Si menor (dedicada a Schumann)
III
> Granados: La maja y el ruiseñor
> Albéniz: Corpus Christi
> Debussy: Soirée dans Grenade
> Debussy: Minstrels

[Source: Printed recital programme]

1941

Argentina

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 Op.58, with the Teatro Colón Standing Orchestra conducted by Fritz Busch, at the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires on Saturday 10th May at 9:30 pm.

[Source: Electronic copy of printed concert programme page]
This entry needs completion.

1941

Argentina

Second and last farewell recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires, on Sunday 11th May at 5:30 pm, being the eighth extraordinary concert of the 1941 Season.

The programme comprised the following works:
I
> Mozart: Sonata en La menor
> Beethoven: Sonata No.23 en Fa menor Op.56 Appassionata
II
> Mussorgsky: Cuadros de una exposición (A pedido/As requested) III
> Chopin: Scherzo en Mi mayor
> Debussy: La catedral sumergida
> Debussy: Las colinas de Anacapri
> Liszt: Vals de Mefisto (Baile de la taberba)

[Source: Printed recital programme]

1941

Argentina

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Real Cine Theatre' of Córdoba on Wednesday 14th May, sponsored by the Archidiocesan Council of the Catholic Action Women's Association (A.M.A.C.).

[Source: Electronic copy of autographed cover of the printed recital programme]

This entry needs completion.

1941

Uruguay

'Great Farewell Recital' by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro 18 de Julio' of Montevideo, on Friday 23rd May at 6:30 pm, with a programme comprising the following works:
I
> Bach: Suite francesa en Mi mayor
> Beethoven: Sonata No.13 cuasi una fantasía Op.27 No.1
II
> Liszt: Sonata en Si menor (dedicada a Schumann)
III
> Albéniz: Almería
> Albéniz: Corpus Cristi
> Debussy: Soirée dans Grenade
> Bartók: Allegro bárbaro

[Source: Electronic copy of printed, autographed recital programme]

1941

Argentina

Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Nacional de la Comedia - Cervantes' of Buenos Aires, on Monday 1st June at 9:30 pm, sponsored by the 'Asociación Wagneriana de Buemos Aires', with a programme encompasing the following works:
I
> Mozart: Fantasía KV.475
> Mozart: Sonata en Do menor KV.457
II
> Schumann: Humoresque [deleted]
> Liszt: Balada en Si menor
> Liszt: Estudio transcendental en La menor
III
> Debussy: Homenaje a Rameau
> Debussy: Mouvement
> Debussy: Jardines bajo la lluvia
> Bartók: Allegro bárbaro

1941

Chile

Claudio Arrau's second return to his birthplace on 20th August, where he offered two recitals and was declared -

Hijo Ilustre de Chillán

by the City's Lord Mayor.

[Source: La Discusión newspaper, Chillán, 3 Oct 1941]

This entry needs completion.

1941

Chile

An all-Beethoven recital by Claudio Arrau at the Chillán's High School Concert Hall, with a program consisting of:

> Piano Sonata No. 14 Op.27 No.2 Moonlight
> Piano Sonata No. 12 Op.26
Interval -
> Piano Sonata No. 26 Op. 81a Les adieux
> Piano Sonata No. 23 Op. 57 Appassionata

[Source: La Discusión newspaper, Chillán, 26 Aug 1941]

1941

Chile

Performance by Claudio Arrau in Santiago of the   complete Beethoven piano sonata cycle   as part of the 1941 Concert Season.

[Source: El Diario Ilustrado newspaper, 30 Aug 1941]

This entry needs completion.

1941

Chile

Contextual note:

On 28th August, Mrs. Ruth Arrau, temporarily residing in Santiago, writes in German to the closest of her close friend, pianist Grete Sultan (born Johanna Margarete Sultan), already in the USA from Berlin via Lisbon. [Translated excerpts]:

"My beloved Gretelein, ...

... Children are children, and will behave accordingly. To bring them half way across the world, given the circumstances, was an enormous task that took all my physical and psychological energy.  Mario's first tooth came through on the equator, and the 'Puppenkind' (doll-like child) turned the whole ship upside down. 

... Claudio was awaiting me in Buenos Aires with a very nice and competent German children's nurse... 
... Claudio was so indescribably happy - he was speechless...   We are so grateful  - with all our hearts -  that destiny brought us together again ...
... Claudio is fetching the stars for us. He wants to make the impossible possible - all to see us happy again.

... at the end of October... [Claudio] is going to the USA. If all goes well, we'll settle in the States for some years, which has anyway been a long held desire...
"
.

1941

Chile

For the first time in Viña del Mar (Valparaíso), Claudio Arrau performance of the  -

complete Beethoven piano sonata cycle.

[Source: El Diario Ilustrado newspaper, 30 Aug 1941]

This entry needs completion.

1941

Chile

Claudio Arrau performances at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago, with the Chilean Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile] conducted by Armando Carvajal, in a concert cycle presented by the 'Instituto de Extensión Musical' of the Chilean National University, as follows:

First Concert: 
Monday 1st September at 6:45 pm
I
> Mozart:  Concierto para piano y orquesta No.26 K.537 La Coronación
> Weber:  Konzertstück para piano y orquesta Op.79
II
> Schumann:  Concierto para piano y orquesta Op.54
III
> Strauss:  Burlesca para piano y orquesta en re menor

Second Concert:  
Thursday 4th September
at 6:45 pm
I
> Beethoven:  Concierto para piano y orquesta No.5 Op.73 Imperial
II
> Chopin:  Concierto para piano y orquesta No.1 Op.11
III
> Tschaikowsky: Concierto para piano y orquesta No.1

Third Concert:  
Monday 8th
 Saturday 13th September at 6:45 pm
I
> Beethoven:  Concierto para piano y orquesta No.3 Op.37
II
> Liszt:  Concierto para piano y orquesta No.2
III
> Grieg:  Concierto para piano y orquesta Op.16


[Source: Electronic copies of printed recital programmes]

1941

South America

Claudio Arrau moves residence from Santiago, Chile, to New York.

Early in October, Claudio Arrau departs from the Port of Valparaíso to New York, on board the 'Motonave Imperial', a cargo-passanger ship of the 'Compañía Sudamericana de Vapores', based in Valparaíso, Chile. 

Wife Ruth along with toddler Carmen and baby Mario temporarily stayed in Santiago.

1941

South America

In mid October, en route performances by Claudio Arrau in Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Panama, Guatemala, and Mexico, before his arrival in New York.

[This entry needs completion]

1941

Europe

During the war years, recordings by Claudio Arrau along with other favourite musicians, both on disc and radio tape, were frequently broadcast and relayed over radio waves as part of both Home Services and Services for the Forces in England.
 
This was likewise the case with radio stations in Germany, Italy, France, Poland and other European countries.
1941 entries continue on the following 'Middle Period, 1941-1962' section.

'Development Period' section onder construction.


This section last updated on 31st July 2021