Claudio Arrau
Piano
1903 - 1991

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'ArrauHouse' - A Chronology

Maturity Period - 1963 to 1983

1963    
1963 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Weber’s Konzertstück for Piano and Orchestra in F minor and Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2, with the Tucson Symphony Orchestra conducted by Frederic Balazs at the University of Arizona's Auditorium on Tuesday 8th January at 8:30 pm, as part of the University Artists Series.

[Sources: Tucson Daily Citizen, Arizona, 5 and 9 January 1963]
1963 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance on Saturday 2nd February at the Foothill College Gymnasium, Los Altos, California, as part of the Los Altos Concert Series.

[As announced in Alexander Brailowsky's programme for 19.01.1963]
1963 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performances of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Liszt's Totentanz (Paraphrase on the 'Dies Irae') for Pianoforte and Orchestra, with the Seattle Symphony Orchestra conducted by Milton Katims on 11th and 12th February.
1963 U.S.A. 

Under the title 'Arrau at 60 ', the March issue of Musical America publishes on page 27 a tight account of Claudio Arrau's biography, awards, concert tours and remarkable career, written by Thomas F. Johnson.

The article higghlights that, on 6th February, Arrau celebrated his 60th birthday in his Douglaston home (at Long Island, N.Y.), surrounded by a large number of guests in an atmosphere of intimacy and warmth created by Arrau's friendly, unpretentious manner.  He travelled to N.Y. from his West Coast concert tour especially for the occasion, and returned to Seattle the next day.

1963 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski.
1963 Netherlands Performances by Claudio Arrau of Grieg’s Piano Concerto Op 16 and Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op 54, with The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam [Das Koninklijk Concertgebouw Orchester Amsterdam] conducted by Christoph von Dohnanyi.
1963 Germany Special Pro Musica recital by Claudio Arrau at the Concert Hall of the Berlin's College of Music on Tuesday 26th March at 8:00 pm, with a programme consisting of works by Beethoven, Brahms and Schumann.  Sould-out early.

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].
1963 Germany Subscription concert performance by Claudio Arrau in the Radio House's Grand Broadcasting Hall [Grosser Sendesaal, Haus des Rundfunks] at Masurenallee, Berlin, on Sunday 7th April at 11:00 am, Monday 8th April at 8:00 pm, and Tuesday 9th April at 8:00 pm, interpreting Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major with the Radio-Symphonie-Orchester [RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester] Berlin, conducted by Hans Werner Henze.

The programme also included Rossini's Semiramis-Ouvertüre and Schuberts's Symphonie Nr.VII C-dur.

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].
1963 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra [NDR Sinfonieorchester] conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt at the Hamburg Musikhalle on 5th and 6th of May.

[CD: NDR 20012 /EMI 7243 5 62848 2 1, Germany, 2004]
1963 Switzerland Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Zurich Townhall Symphony Orchestra [Tonhalle Orchester Zürich] conducted by Erich Schmid.
1963 Switzerland Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with Nello Santi conducting the Zurich Townhall Symphony Orchestra [Tonhalle Orchester Zürich].
1963 Italy

Recital by Claudio Arrau on Monday 20th May at the Kursaal, Teatro Appollo, as part of 'I Concerti di Lugano'.

The programme included the following works:
> Beethoven:  Piano sonata No.32
* Op.111
> Brahms:  Variazioni e fuga su un tema di Händel op.24
> Ravel:  Gaspard de la nuit [Ondine. Le gibet. Scarbo.]
> Liszt:  Gnomenreigen (Studio da concerto)
> Liszt:  Mephisto Waltz No.1
> Chopin/Liszt:  Mes joies (canto Polacco n.5)

Recorded by 'Radiotelevisione della Svizzera Italiana' and first released on CD in 1990 as Ermitage ERM 104 ADD (except
* which was released on CD Ermitage ERM 128 in 1992), Ital.

[CD for Brahms's Variations:
Praga Digitals, PRD/DSD 350 068, Austria, 2015]

1963 Germany Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Schwetzinger Festspiele in Schwetzingen on Sunday 26th May.

The programme included, inter alia, the following works:
> Beethoven: Rondo No.2 G-major Op.51
> Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.28 Op.101
> Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Händel Op.24

[CD: Hänssler Classic CD 93.703, Germany, 2009].
1963 Germany Performance by Claudio Arrau of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op.54, with the Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester [currently the WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln) under the baton of Rafael Kubelík on 31st May.
1963 Scotland Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with The Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Alexander Gibson.
1963 England Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op 54, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by George Hurst.

1963

England

Claudio Arrau celebrates his sixtieth birthday with a performance of Beethoven's complete piano concerto cycle under Otto Klemperer at the London Festival Hall.
1963 England Claudio Arrau performances of Brahms’s Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 1 at the Royal Festival Hall, with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult on Wednesday 5th June at 8:00 pm.
The programme also included Brahms's Academic Festival Overture Op.80.
1963 England Claudio Arrau performance in London of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op.54, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by George Hurst on Sunday 8th June.

[Blu Ray: Idéale Audience - Classic Archive 3073984, Austria]
[ DVD: EMI Classics DVB 4928399, BBC INA CNC, 2004]
1963 England Performances by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 4 at the Royal Festival Hall, with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult on Wednesday 12th June at 8:00 pm.
The programme also included Beethoven's Overtures Leonore No.3 and Egmont.
1963 England Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 and Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2, at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Groves, on Saturday 15th June at 7:30 pm, as part of the Summer Series.
1963 Scotland Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.2 at the Kelvin Hall of Glasgow, with the Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Sir Alexander Gibson, on Monday 17th June.

[CD: BBC BBCL 4125-2, UK, 2001]

1963

England

All-Beethoven recital by Claudio Arrau at the Royal Festival Hall of London on Thursday 20th June at 8:00 pm.  

The programme comprised:
> Sonata in E flat major Op.27 No.1
> Sonata in C sharp minor Op.27 No.2 Moonlight
> Sonata in A major Op.101
> Sonata in E major Op.109
> Sonata in C minor Op.111

1963

England

All-Chopin recital by Claudio Arrau at the Royal Festival Hall of London on Thursday 27th June at 8:00 pm.  

The programme comprised:

> Fantaisie in F minor Op.49
> Ballade in A flat major Op.47
> Ballade in F minor Op.52
> Sonata in B minor Op.58

> Barcarolle in F sharp major Op.60
> Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major Op.61
> Nocturne in B major Op.62 No.1
> Scherzo in E major Op.54

1963

Portugal

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 Op.15 and Piano Concerto No.2 Op.83, with the 'Orquestra Sinfónica da Emissora Nacional' conducted by Maestro Joaquim da Silva Pereira at the 'Teatro Tivoli' of Lisbon on Friday 5th July at 6:30 pm.  

The all-Brahms programme commenced with Tragic Overture Op.81.

1963

U.S.A.

All-Chopin recital by Claudio Arrau on 6th Ausgust at the Weston Playhouse in Vermont, New England, with proceeds towards the Weston Community Club Building Fund.  

The programme included the following works:
I
> Fantaisie in F minor Op.49
> Ballade in A flat major Op.47

II
> Sonata in B minor Op.58
Intermission
III

> Barcarolle in F sharp major Op.60
> Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major Op.61
> Nocturne in B major Op.62 No.1
> Scherzo in E major Op.54

1963

Brazil

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 Op.83 at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Rio de Janeiro, as part of the 'Festival Internacional de Música' on Saturday 31st August at 9:00 pm, with The Philharmonia Orchestra of London conducted by Sir John Barbirolli.

The programme also included Rossini's La Gazza Ladra Overture and Debussy's La Mer.

1963

Switzerland

Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto Op.54 at the Kunsthaus, as part of the 'Internationale Musik-Festwochen' in Lucerne on Saturday 7th September at 7:30 pm, with the Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester conducted by André Cluytens.

The programme commenced with Haydn's Symphonie No.96 The Miracle and concluded with Moussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.

1963

Belgium

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 L'Empereur Op.73, as part of the 'Nuits de Septembre' at Liège, on Sunday 15th September, with the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège conducted by Fernand Quinet.

Broadcast by Radio Musiq3, Belgium, on 11th December 2010.

1963

U.S.A.

An all-Beethoven recital by Claudio Arrau at the West Auditorium of the US Department of State, presented on Monday 30th September at 8:30 pm by the President's Cabinet under the stewardship of Mrs. Kennedy, as part of a promotional program entitled 'Image of Chile'.

The recital included the following works:
> Sonata No.13 quasi una fantasia in E flat major Op.27 No.1
> Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor Op.27 No.2 Moonlight
> Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111
Intermission
> Sonata No.26 in E flat major Op.81a Les adieux
> Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata

1963

Germany

Pro Musica subscription, all-Chopin recital by Claudio Arrau at the Concert Hall of the Berlin's College of Music on Thursday 17th October.

Works included in the programme were: Fantasie Op.49, Two Balladas, Sonata in B minor, Barcarolle, Polonaise, and others.


Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].

1963

Germany

Claudio Arrau wins the 1963 Deutscher Schallplattenpreis for the recordings in 1960 and 1962 of Brahm's Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Carlo Maria Giulini, for the English Columbia label (EMI).

1963

England

As part of The Beethoven Festival 1963 at the  Royal Festival Hall in London, performances by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 4 & 5 with The Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by  Otto Klemperer, on Tuesday 12th, Saturday 16th & Saturday 23rd November.

Other works perfomed by other musicians during the Festival included Beethoven's symphonies, piano sonatas, concerto for violin, cello and piano, Missa Solemnis.

1963

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau recital at the Constitution Hall of Washington on 1st December, presenting an all-Beethoven program as a tribute to the late President John F. Kennedy:

> Piano Sonata No.13 Op.27 No.1 Sonata quasi una fantasia
> Piano Sonata No.14 Op.27 No.2 Moonlight
> Piano Sonata No.32 Op.111
> Piano Sonata No.26 Op.81a Les adieux
> Piano Sonata No.23 Op.57 Appassionata

[Appraised by Charles Crowder in the Washington Post of 2nd December 1963]

1963

U.S.A.

All-Beethoven recital by Claudio Arrau at the Hunter College in New York City on Saturday 7th December in the evening, performing five Beethoven sonatas.
.

[Appraised by reviewer Raymond Ericson in the New York Times of 9 December 1963]
[Bennington Banner, Vermont, 14 December 1963]

1963

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau recital at The Library of Congress, Washington, with The Juilliard Quartet on Wednesday 18th December, to mark the 227th death anniversary of Antonio Stradivari:

> Dvorak's Quintent for Piano and Strings (Dumka Quintet) Op.81, and
> Mozart's Trio for Piano and String K.548
.

[As appraised by Paul Hume in The Washington Post of 19th December 1963,
and issued by DOREMI 2-CD, DHR-5701 in 2003]

1963

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau recital at The Library of Congress, Washington, with The Juilliard Quartet on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th December, to mark the 227th death anniversary of Antonio Stradivari:

> Schubert's Quintent for Piano and Strings in A, D.667 (The Trout), and
> Franck's Quintet for Piano and String in F minor.

[As appraised by Paul Hume in The Washington Post of 20th December 1963].
[I
ssued by DOREMI 2-CD, DHR-5701 in 2003]
1964    

1964

U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau for the Lubbock Community Concerts Association at the Monterey High School Auditorium, on Tuesday 7th January in the evening, as part of the Association's 1963-64 Season.

The programme featured the following compositions:
I
> Beethoven: Sonata No.13 Op.27 No.1
> Beethoven: Sonata No.14 Op.27 No.2 Moonlight
> Beethoven: Sonata No.32 Op.111
II
> Debussy: Estampes (complete)
> Debussy: L'isle joyeuse
> Liszt: Gnomenreigen
> Liszt: Concert Étude No.2
> Liszt: Mephisto Waltz
.
[Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Texas, 8 January 1964]

1964

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor at the San Antonio Municipal Auditorium on Saturday 11th January in the evening, with the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of visiting conductor Guglielmo Sabatini.
Numerous curtain calls.

[Express and News, Texas, 12 January 1964]
1964 Netherlands Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s complete piano concerto cycle with The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam [Das Königliche Concertgebouw Orchester Amsterdam] and Bernard Haitink conducting.
1964 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor Op.15 at the Lincoln Centre's Philharmonic Hall, as part of the New York Philharmonic's 122nd Season 1963-1964, on Sunday 16th February at 3:00 E.S.T., with Josef Krips conducting. 

The program was broadcast live over the NYP Radio Network, and also included Weber's Overture to Euryanthe and Walton's Symphony No.1.

1964

U.S.A.

All-Mozart recital by Claudio Arrau at the Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, on Wednesday 4th March at 8:30 pm, including the following works:
I
> Sonata in G major K.283
> Sonata in A minor K.310
II
> Fantaisie in C minor K.475
> Sonata in C minor K.457
Intermission
III
> Sonata in B flat major K.570
> Sonata in D major K.576

The printed programme of the recital includes both programme notes on the works performed and a brief assay on the tragic character of Mozart's compositions, entitled 'Understanding Mozart in the Twentieth Century', texts written by Maestro Claudio Arrau.

[Please see 'Documents' sub-section in the 'Miscellanea' section of 'ArrauHouse']

1964

Canada

Claudio Arrau's recital of 5th March on 'The Concert Hour' telecast through French-speaking Radio Canada Television, including the following items:

> Mozart: Piano Sonata No.7 in a minor K.310
– Brief interview in French
> Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111

[DVD: VAI 4388, New York]

1964

Germany

Claudio Arrau takes part in the inauguration of the Berlin Philharmonic's New Philharmonic Hall  - the Philharmonie -  with a complete Beethoven sonata cycle.
1964 Germany 

Arrau's Beethoven Concerto Cycle in three evenings -

Claudio Arrau performances in Berlin, at the first gala season of the new Philharmonie Hall, of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 5 on the 12th of March, repeated on the 13th;  and Concertos Nos. 2 and 3 on the 15th of March, repeated on the 16th, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester] and Bernard Haitink conducting.  Tickets sold-out in January.  

The programmes commenced with Overture Leonore 1 and 2, respectively.

[Concerto No.4 and Choral Fantasy in April. Please see entry below.]

Press raves published by Berlin Tagesspiegel and Berlin Kurier of 13th March, Berlin Tagesbericht of 14th March, Berlin Morgenpost of 15th March, Der Abend of Berlin on 16th March.

1964 Austria Piano recital by Claudio Arrau in Vienna on Wednesday 15th April at 7:30 pm, presented by the 'Vienna Friends of Music Society' [Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien].

The programme included:

> Beethoven: Sonate Nr.7 D-Dur op.10 Nr.3
> Beethoven: Sonate Nr.21 C-Dur op.53 Waldsteinsonate
Pause
> Schumann: Fantasie C-Dur op.17
> Liszt: Gnomenreigen
> Liszt: Mephistowaltzer
1964 Germany  Beethoven-Arrau Cycle at Berlin's new Philharmonie Hall in three evenings -

Third Evening: 18th of April
> Piano Concerto No. 4 and
> Choral Fantasy with piano and orchestra Op 80,
with Claudio Arrau and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester] conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch at the new Philharmonie of Berlin.

The programme commenced with Overture Leonore 3.
1964 Germany Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 Op.15, with Rafael Jeroným Kubelík conducting the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra [Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks] at the Herkulessaal der Münchner Residenz of Munich on 23rd and 24th April.

[CDs for 24 April 1964:
Orfeo d'or C 500 991 B, Germany, 1999.
Praga Digitals PRD/DSD 350 068, Austria, 2015]
1964 Germany Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with the Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra [Hamburger Philharmoniker] conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch.
1964 England Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir John Michael Pritchard.
1964 Mexico Concerto performances by Claudio Arrau with Mexico's National Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional] conducted by Edouard van Remoortel on the 15th and 17th of May.
[This entry needs corroboration]
1964 Mexico Recital by Claudio Arrau on the 18th of May.
[This entry needs corroboration]
1964 England

Claudio Arrau perforformance at the Royal Albert Hall of London on Thursday 4th June at 7:30 pm, with the New Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult.  

The programme consisted of:

Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15
Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor Op.37
Interval
Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat Op.83

1964 England

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Mozart's Piano Concerto in D major K.451, on Saturday 6th June at 3:00 pm at the Bath Assembly Rooms, with the Bath Festival Orchestra conducted by Yehudi Menuhin, as part of the 1964 Bath Festival.  

The programme also included Haydn's Symphony No.44 in E minor (Trauer) and Mozart's Haffner Serenade in D m,ajor K.250.

1964 England

All-Beethoven piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Royal Albert Hall of London on Sunday 7th June at 7:30 pm.  

The programme included:

Sonata No.7 in D major, Op.10 No.3
Sonata No.18 in E flat major, Op.31 No.3 La Chasse

Sonata No.21 in C major Op.53 Waldstein
Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata

1964 Canada

Canadian Television's Festival show of Wednesday 17th June rebroadcast a recently recorded programme where Claudio Arrau interprets Mozart's Sonata No.7 K.310 and Beethoven's Sonata No.32 Op.111, including a brief interval interview in French. 

The programme was produced by Pierre Mercure in Montreal.
[Released in 2005 on VAI DVD 4388, USA]

1964
Puerto Rico
Claudio Arrau performances at the Pablo Casals' Festival in San Juan early in June.
1964 U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No.15 in B flat major K.450 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Erich Leinsdorf on Friday 3rd July at 8:00 pm.

The all-Mozart programme also included March in D major K.237, Serenade in D major K.203, and Symphony in C major (Linz, No.36) K.425.

[The North Adams Transcript, Massachusetts, 6 July 1964]


[Full programme r
eleased on a double CDR in Japan in 2008: Von-Z S-2-276/7]

1964 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.16 in D major (K451), with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Erich Leinsdorf on Saturday 4th July.

[The North Adams Transcript, Massachusetts, 6 July 1964]  
1964 England

Claudio Arrau performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto in B flat major K.450 at the Guildhall, as part of the Festival of the City of London, with the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by John Pritchard on Wednesday 8th July at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included Purcell's Chaconne in G minor & Canzona and Funeral March for Queen Mary, Birtwistle's Three Movements with Fanfares, and Haydn's Symphony No.95 in C minor.

[Festival of the City of London Souvenir Programme 1964, page 33]

1964 U.S.A.

All-Mozart recital by Claudio Arrau on Tuesday 21st July at 8:00 pm, at Taglewood Theatre-Concert Hall, Boston, this being the Fourth Concert of the Chamber Music Series forming part of the 'Berkshire Festival 1964'.

The programme featured the following compositions:
> Sonata in G major K.283

> Sonata in A minor K.310
> Fantasy in C minor K.475
> Sonata in C minor K.457
Intermisson
> Sonata in E flat major K.570
> Sonata in D major K.576

[The North Adams Transcript, Massachusetts, 22 July 1964]

[Double CD with the entire program:
Music and Arts, CD 1274, USA, 2013]


1964 Switzerland
Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1 Op.15, with L’Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française conducted by Jascha Horenstein at Montreux on 17th September.

[CD:  Archipel ARPCD 0557, 2013]
1964 Finland Claudio Arrau performances in Helsinki late in September.
1964
Israel
Claudio Arrau's fifth concert tour.
1964
Japan
Claudio Arrau's first concert tour of Japan, under the sponsorship of the Osaka Festival.
The most enthusiastic welcome by critics and the public.
1964
Scotland

Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 Op.58, as part of the Scottish National Orchestra's 1964-65 Season, under Alexander Gibson at the Edinburgh Usher Hall on Friday 6th November at 7:30 pm, and at the Glasgow Concert Hall on Saturday 7th November, also at 7:30 pm.

On both occasions the programme also included
Beethoven's Overture 'Leonore No.3' Op.72b, and Stravinsky's 'The Rite of Spring'.

1964
England
Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat on Sunday 8th November, with the Hallé Orchestra of Manchester, conducted by Francesco Mander, at the Free Trade Hall of Manchester, this being the Hallé Concerts Society's 107th Season.

The programme commenced with Vivaldi's Concerto Grosso in A minor (for 2 violins, strings and organ), and concluded with Moussorgsky/ Ravel's Pictures from an Exhibition.
1964
England
Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor Op.15 on Tuesday 10th November at 7:30 pm, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under conductor Charles Groves.

The programme commenced with Haydn's Symphony No.102 in B flat, and Britten's Sinfonia da Requiem Op.20.
1964
England
Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor Op.15 and Liszt's Totentanz on Thursday 12th November, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor John Pritchard at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The programme also comprised a Beethoven Overture and Prokofiev's Classical Symphony.

[Source: Concert Annals]
1964
England
Claudio Arrau performance of Weber's Konzertstück for Piano and Orchestra & Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 on Saturday 14th November, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by John Pritchard at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The programme also included Beethoven's Symphony No.8.

[Source: Concert Annals]
1964 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and Laszlo Somogyi conducting.
1964 U.S.A. Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 Op.15, with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Josef Krips.

1964

 

U.S.A.

 

Recital at The Library of Congress, Washington, with Claudio Arrau and The Juilliard Quartet, on Saturday 12th December:
M
> Mozart's Trio for piano, violin and cello in C major K548, and
> Dvorák's Quintet for piano and strings in A major Op.81.
D
[DOREMI 2-CD, DHR-5701, 2003]

1965    

1965

U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Centre of New York, on Tuesday 16th February at 8:30 pm, with an all-Beethoven program.

1965

 

U.S.A.

 

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Centre of New York, on Tuesday 23rd February at 8:30 pm, with a program consisting of:

> Beethoven's Sonata No.18 in E flat major Op.31 No.3 La chasse
> Schubert's Sonata in B flat major Op.posth. D.960
> Mozart's Adagio in B minor K.540
> Beethoven's Sonata No.21 in C major Op.53 Waldstein

[The Philharmonic Hall Program 1964-1965, Middle Chapter, p.A]

[Brief biographical notes on Claudio Arrau under 'Meet the Artists', The Philharmonic Hall Program 1964-1965, Middle Chapter, p.F]

1965

U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Philharmonic Hall, Lincoln Centre of New York, on Wednesday 3rd March at 8:30 pm, with a program including works by Brahms, Schumann, and Debussy.

1965 Germany Concert performance by Claudio Arrau at the Europa Palace, Berlin, on Saturday 13th March at 6:00 pm, interpreting works by Mozart, Schumann and Chopin, with the Radio-Symphonie-Orchester [RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester] Berlin, conducted by Carlo Zecchi.
[Not stated whether Arrau interprets works by all three composers]

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].
1965 Germany Subscription concert performances by Claudio Arrau in the Radio House's Grand Broadcasting Hall [Grosser Sendesaal, Haus des Rundfunks] at Masurenallee, Berlin, on Sunday 14th March at 11:00 am, Monday 15th March at 8:00 pm, and Tuesday 16th March at 8:00 pm, interpreting Chopin's Piano Concerto in E minor with the Radio-Symphonie-Orchester [RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester] Berlin, conducted by Carlo Zecchi.

The programme likewise included Mozart's Symphony No.27 KV 199 and Schumann's Symphony No.4.

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].
1965 Germany Claudio Arrau's all-Chopin recital at the Philharmonie of Berlin, on Saturday 3rd April at 8:00 pm.

Works included in the programme are:
> Fantasy
> Ballades
> Sonate h-moll
> Barcarolle
> Polonaise
> Nocturne

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].
1965 France Cover page photograph of Maestro Claudio Arrau on Le Guide du Concert weekly magazine no. 457, of 22nd to 28th May.
1965 France Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with L’Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg conducted by Alceo Galliera. http://arrausite.free.fr/Index.html
1965 France Standing ovation in Paris after Claudio Arrau's interpretation of Schubert's great Sonata in B flat.
1965 France Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with L’Orchestre national de France conducted by Zubin Mehta.
1965
France
Claudio Arrau is awarded the
Chevalier de l'ordre des arts et des lettres
.
1965 Japan Claudio Arrau début at the Osaka Festival Hall on Saturday 24th April, including performances of Brahms's Piano Concertos 1 and 2 in the same evening, with the Japan Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra conducted by Takashi Asahina.  

A review by Ernst Gottschalk, for the Asahi Evening News of 26th April, highlights the superior attributes of Mr. Arrau's artistry, which showed through its masterly performances despite a low quality piano and an unsure conductor.
1965 Japan An all-Beethoven solo recital on Monday 26th April, at the Osaka Festival Hall.

1965

England

Claudio Arrau recital at the Royal Festival Hall of London on Thursday 3rd June at 8:00 pm. The programme comprised the following works:

> Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.18 Op.31 No.3 La chasse
> Schubert: Piano Sonata Op.posth D.960
Interval
> Mozart: Adagio in B minor K.540
> Beethoven: Piano sonata Op.53 Waldstein

1965
Poland
Claudio Arrau's return tour in June, after a 27-year absence. 
Lavishing praise from Warsaw critics.  

Maestro Arrau was presented with the Mask of Chopin (a cast of Chopin's hand), and Chopin's facsimile manuscripts.

1965

England

Claudio Arrau performance of Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 2 in A, and Strauss's Burlesque in D minor, at the Royal Festival Hall of London, as part of the "LSO International Series", with the London Symphony Orchestra under Colin Davis, on Sunday 20th of June at 7:30 pm.
 
The programme commenced with Stravinsky's Symphony in C and concluded with Sibelius's Symphony No.3 in C.

1965

England

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat, at the Royal Festival Hall of London, as part of the "LSO International Series", with the London Symphony Orchestra under Colin Davis, on Sunday 27th of June.
 
The programme commenced with Tippett's Symphony No.2 and concluded with Berlioz's Harold in Italy.
1965 Switzerland Claudio Arrau performance of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with the Zurich Townhall Symphony Orchestra [Tonhalle Orchester Zürich] conducted by Zubin Mehta.
1965 Argentina Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 5, with the National Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional] conducted by Teodoro Fuchs at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires on Sunday 1st August at 11:00 am. 

This was the first event of a series of 10 subscription concerts forming part of the 'Amigos de la Musica' 1965 Season.

The concert also included Beethoven's Overture Leonore No.3 Op.72.
1965 Argentina Claudio Arrau's recital at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Tuesday 3rd August at 6:15 pm, presented by the 'Asociación Wagneriana de Buenos Aires' in its 53rd Concert Season.

The programme, broadcast by LRA Radio Nacional, comprised the following compositions:
I
> Beethoven: Sonata No.7 en Re mayor Op.10 No.3
> Schubert: Drei Klavierstücke (obra póstuma) *
II
> Debussy: Estampes -
>>>>Pagodes. Soirée dans Grenade. Jardins sous la pluie.
> Debussy: L'isle joyeuse
> Liszt: Estudio de ejecución transcendental No.11 Harmonies du soir
> Liszt: Estudio de ejecución transcendental No.10 en Fa menor
* [Replaced with Beethoven's Sonata No.32 en Do menor Op.111]


1965

 


Argentina

 

Beethoven's complete piano concerto cycle performed by Claudio Arrau at the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, where, for the first time ever in the history of this theatre,11,000 additional spectators in every concert were allowed standing-up attendance only.
1965 Argentina Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3, with the National Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional] conducted by Teodoro Fuchs at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires on Sunday 8th August at 11:00 am. 

This was the third event of a series of 10 subscription concerts forming part of the 'Amigos de la Música' 1965 Season.

The concert also included Beethoven's Overture Egmont Op.84.
1965 Argentina Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires on Saturday 14th August at 5:30 pm, this being the Sixth Subscription Recital of the 1965 Official Season.

The program comprised the following works:
I
> Beethoven: Sonata No.8 en Do menor Op.13 Patética
> Schubert: Sonata en Si bemol mayor Op. póstuma
II
> Mozart: Adagio en Si menor K.540
> Beethoven: Sonata No.21 en Do mayor Op.53 Waldstein
1965 Argentina Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 Op.58 & Choral Fantasy Op.80, with the National Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional] conducted by Teodoro Fuchs at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires on Sunday 15th August at 11:00 am. 

This was the fourth event of a series of 10 subscription concerts forming part of the 'Amigos de la Música' 1965 Season.

The concert also featured Beethoven's The Consecration of the Hause Overture Op.124.
1965 U.S.A.  Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Southern Vermont Art Centre auditorium on Sunday 29th August in the evening.

The program consisted of the following works:
> Haydn's Variations in F minor
> Mozart's Sonata in D major K.576
> Schubert's Drei Klavierstücke
> Beethoven's Sonata No.8 in C minor Op.13 Pathétique
> Beethoven's Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111

Proceeds of this recital to go into the 'Claudio Arrau-Southern Vermont Art Center Performing Fund for Young Musicians'. The six-member board of directors of this fund will include Claudio Arrau and his manager Ms. Friede F. Rothe.

[The Bennington Banner, Vermont, 30 and 17 August 1965]
1965
Colombia
Claudio Arrau performances in September.
1965 Scotland Claudio Arrau's announced performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto in D minor, at the Usher Hall on Saturday 4th September at 8:00 pm, with the New Philharmonia Orchestra under Carlo Maria Giulini, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.
[N.B. This entry needs corroboration]
1965 Scotland Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 Op.73 The Emperor, at the Usher Hall on Monday 6th September at 8:00 pm, with the New Philharmonia Orchestra under Sir John Barbirolli, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.
The programme also featured Elgar's Introduction and Allegro for Strings & Nielsen's Symphony No.5.
1965 Scotland Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 at the Usher Hall on Wednesday 8th September at 8:00 pm, with the BBC Scottish Orchestra conducted by Norman Del Mar, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.
The programme also included Busoni's Comedy Overture & Tippett's Symphony No.1.
1965 Scotland Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Usher Hall on Friday 10th September at 8:00 pm, with a programme comprising the following works:
> Haydn: Variations in F minor Hob.XVII:6
> Haydn: Piano Sonata in C major Hob.XVI:50
> Schubert: Drei Klavierstücke D.946
> Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.23 Op.57 Appassionata
> Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.32 Op.111.
1965 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1, with the RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin conducted by Carlo Zecchi.
1965 Germany Pro Musica subscription concert by Claudio Arrau at the Concert Hall of Berlin's College of Music on Friday 8th October at 8:00 pm.

The programme includes:
> Beethoven: Sonate Op.31 Nr.3
> Beethoven: Sonate Op.53 Waldstein
> Schubert: Sonate in B flat major Op.posth.
> Mozart: Adagio

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].  

1965

 

Germany

 

The 1965 Deutscher Schallplattenpreis is awarded in 1964 to the recordings by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Five Piano Concertos with the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam under Bernard Haitink for the Philips label.
1965 Germany Article entitled Virtuoser Brahms, by A.S. Mayer, in Bonn's "General Anzeiger" newspaper of 22nd October, with an appraisal of Claudio Arrau's performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 in Duisburg, under Professor Georg Ludwig Jochum conducting the Duisburg Symphonic Orchestra [Duisburger Symphoniker], in a program also including symphonic works by Schubert and Rudi Stephans.
1965 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau recording of two pieces by Schumann in November, to be released on an LP record shared with other pianists, as a contribution towards the United Nations refugee efforts.

[Source: Le Monde, Paris, 4 December 1965]
1966    
1966 U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau on Wednesday 2nd February in the evening at the Fresno Memorial Auditorium organized by the Fresno Musical Club.

The programme included the following compositions:
> Beethoven's Sonata No.18 in E flat major Op.31 No.3 The Hunt
> Beethoven's Sonata No.21 in C major Op.53 Waldstein
> Schumann's Carnival Op.9
> Liszt's Jeux d'eau à la villa d'Este
> Liszt's Gnomenreigen

[The Fresno Bee The Republican, California, 3 February 1966]

1966 Scotland Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with The Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Alexander Gibson.
1966 U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s complete piano concerto cycle and Fantasia, in a 3-evening all-Beethoven Festival, with The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and The Cincinnati University College-Conservatory Chorus, conducted by Max Rudolf :

Tuesday 1st March at 8:30 pm
> Beethoven:  Coriolanus Overture Op.62
> Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No.1 in C Op.15
> Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No.4 in G Op.58

Friday 11th March at 8:30 pm
> Beethoven:  The Creatures of Prometheus Suite Op.43
> Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat Op.19
> Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor Op.37

Wednesday 16th March at 8:30 pm
> Beethoven:  Symphony No.2 in D Op.36
> Beethoven:  Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra Op.80
> Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No.5 Op 73 Emperor

1966 Germany Concert performances by Claudio Arrau at the Philharmonie of Berlin, on Tuesday 22nd March, Wednesday 23rd March and Thursday 24th March, all at 8:00 pm, interpreting Busoni's Indian Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, and Liszt's Totentanz, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch.

The programme also included Händel's Concerto Grosso No.12 and Schubert's Symphony No.6.

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].
1966 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra [NDR Sinfonieorchester] conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt at the Hamburg Musikhalle on 3rd and 4th of April.

[CD: NDR 20012 /EMI 7243 5 62848 2 1, Germany, 2004]
1966 U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performace of Liszt's Piano Concerto No.2 and Totentanz, on Sunday 8th May at 2:30 pm, with the Philadelphia Orchestra under guest conductor Thor Johnson, as part of the University Choral Union's May Festival, presented (where?) by the University Musical Society of Michigan. 

The programme commenced with Bernstein's Chichester Psalms, and Delius's Requiem.

1966 Mexico Claudio Arrau performnaces at the Puebla International Festival on the 10th and 12th of May.
[This entry needs corroboration]
1966 Mexico Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Festival de Puebla' on Wednesday 11th of May, at the 'Auditorio de la Reforma', Puebla.
1966 Mexico Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Festival de Puebla' on Friday 13th of May at 9:00 pm, at the 'Auditorio de la Reforma', Puebla, with an all-Beethoven programme consisting of:

> Sonata No.30 en mi mayor, Op.109 (1820)
> Sonata No.32 en do menor, Op.111 (1821-22)
Intermedio
> Sonata No.31 en la bemol mayor, Op.110 (1821-22)
> Sonata No.23 en fa menor, Op.57 Appassionata (1804-05)
1966 Mexico Interview of Claudio Arrau by journalist Sergio Dorantes Guzmán in the City of Puebla.
1966 U.S.A. On Wednesday 1st June 1966, special repeat broadcast on PBS TV Station Thirteen of a visit to the home of Claudio Arrau, filmed and first broadcast some time earlier, where the pianist discusses his Beethoven repertoire with host David Aram and is seen instructing his students on the first movement of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4. 
In a program that goes for 90 minutes, Mr. Arrau also plays Beethoven's Appassionata Sonata Op.57.

[The Bridgeport Post and Naugatuck Daily News, Connecticut, 1 June 1966]]
1966 England

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s complete piano concerto cycle and Fantasia, in a 3-evening program, with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and The Liverpool Philharmonic Choir conducted by Charles Groves:

Sunday 5th June at 7:30 pm
> Berlioz:  Overture King Lear
> Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No.1 in C
> Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat Emperor

Saturday 11th June at 7:30 pm
> Beethoven:  Overture Leonora No.2
> Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat
> Beethoven:  Rondino for Wind Instruments
> Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No.4 in G

Thursday 16th June at 7:30 pm
> Elgar:  Overture Cockaigne
> Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor
> Schubert:  Symphony No.5 in B flat
> Beethoven:  Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra

1966 England Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Royal Festival Hall of London on Wednesday 8th June.
1966 England Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concertos No.4 and No.5 at the Royal Festival Hall, on Monday 13th June at 8:00 pm, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Charles Groves.
The programme also included Beethoven's Overture Eleonore No.2.
1966 Denmark Claudio Arrau recital in Copenhagen on Wednsday 21st September, with a programme of Beethoven sonatas.
1966 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1, with the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra [NDR Sinfonieorchester] of Hamburg conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt.
1966 Germany Special Pro Musica recital by Claudio Arrau at the Philharmonie of Berlin on Monday 17th Octoberat 8:00 pm.

The programme comprised the following compositions:
> Beethoven: Sonate C-dur Op.2 Nr.3
> Schumann: Fantasie C-dur Op.17
> Debussy: Pour le piano
> Chopin: Polonaise-Fantasie
> Chopin: Nocturne H-dur
> Chopin: Scherzo E-dur

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].  
1966 Germany Claudio Arrau performance on 24th October of Strauss's Burleske for Piano and Orchestra and Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra [Symphonisches Orchester Nürnberg] under Erich Klos.
1966
Japan
Claudio Arrau's second concert tour of Japan.
1966 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with the Florida Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Canarina.
1966 U.S.A. An all-German recital by Claudio Arrau at the New Haven's Woolsey Hall, Connecticut, on Tuesday 22nd November in the evening.

The program featured Beethoven's early Sonata in C major Op.2 No.3, Beethoven's last Sonata in C minor op.111, Schumann's Carnaval, and other works.

[The Bridgeport Post, Connecticut, 23 November 1966]

1966

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau celebrates the 25th anniversary of his annual U.S.A. tours, with five concerts at the New York Philharmonic Hall.
1966-7
U.S.A. Concerto performance by Claudio Arrau in Spartanburg City, with the St Louis Symphony Orchestra, as part of the Concert Series under the auspices of the Spartanburg Civic Music Association, South Carolina.
1967    
1967
U.S.A.
Maestro Arrau establishes The Claudio Arrau Foundation in New York for the encouragement of young musicians.

1967

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of guest conductor Hans Swarowsky on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th January in the evenings.

The programme also included Berg's Three Symphonic Excerpts from 'Lulu' and Kodaly's Dances from Galanta.

[Independent, California, 28 January 1967, et al]

[CDs: Eyewitness Records - separate for the 26th and the 27th January performances]

1967

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau at the Carnegie Hall's Diamond Jubilee 75th Season
Three Beethoven Piano Sonata Evenings -

Second Program:  Wednesday 1st March at 8:30 o'clock:

> Sonata No.1 in F minor Op.2 No.1
> Sonata No.18 in E flat major Op.31 No.3 La Chasse
> Sonata No.30 in E major Op.109
Intermission
> Sonata No.2 in A major Op.2 No.2
> Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata

1967

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau at the Carnegie Hall's Diamond Jubilee 75th Season
Three Beethoven Piano Sonata Evenings -

Third Program:  Sunday 19th March at 8:30 pm:

> Sonata No.3 in C major Op.2 No.3
> Sonata No.31 in A flat major Op.110
Intermission
> Sonata No.13 quasi una fantasia in E flat major Op.27 No.1
> Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor Op.27 No.2 Moonlight
> Sonata No.21 in C major Op.53 Waldstein

1967 Denmark Claudio Arrau performances of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Militiadis Caridis.
1967 Germany

Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with the Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin conducted by Antoni Janigro at the Radio House's Grand Broadcasting Hall [Grosser Sendesaal, Haus des Rundfunks] in Masurenallee on Sunday 23rd, Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th April at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included Beethoven's Coriolan Overture and symphony No.2.

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].

1967 England Performance by Claudio Arrau of Schumann’s Piano Concerto, with the New Philharmonia Orchestra and Sir Adrian Boult conducting, at the Royal Festival Hall on Thursday 13th April at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included Beethoven's Overture Leonore No.3 and Schubert's Symphony No.9 The Great.
1967 Germany Concerto performances by Claudio Arrau on 23rd, 24th and 25th April in Berlin.
1967 Czechoslovakia Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3, with the Prague Symphony Orchestra [Symfonicky Orchestr] conducted by Zdenek Kosler on the 20th of May at the Smetana Hall of the Prague Municipal House.

[Panton CD 81 1372-2011, Czech Republic, 1994]
1967 England Claudio Arrau performance on Tuesday 23rd May at the Brent Town Hall, Wembley, Middlesex, as part of the 106th Celebrity Concert.
1967 England Piano recital by Claudio Arrau on Tuesday 23rd May at 8:00 pm at the Wembley Town Hall, Middlesex, presented by the Mill Hill Toc H Music Club, with a programme including:

> Beethoven:  Sonata No.17 in D minor Op.31 No.2 The Tempest
> Schumann:  Fantasy in C major Op.17
> Debussy:  Estampes
> Liszt:  Concert Etude No.2
> Liszt:  Jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este
> Liszt:  Mephisto Waltz
1967 England Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the London Symphony Orchestra and Seiji Ozawa conducting, on Thursday 25th May at 8:00 pm, as part of the LSO International Series 1966-67 schedule.
The programme also included Mozart's Symphony No.32 in G K.318 & Prokofieff's Symphony No.5 in B flat Op.100.
1967 England Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1, with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Seiji Ozawa, at the Royal Festival Hall of London on Sunday 28th May at 7:30 pm, as part of the LSO 53rd Annual International Series 1966-67.

The programme also included Berlioz's Le Carnaval Romain Op.9, J. Carrillo's Horizontes (first British performance), and Respighi's The Pines of Rome.
1967 Puerto Rico

Claudio Arrau performances in San Juan at the 'Festival Casals', featuring a 9-session schedule with the participation of renown soloists and conductors, as well as the Casals Festival Orchestra, at the 'Teatro de la Universidad de Puerto Rico'.  

Maestro Arrau appeared in the Fifth and Sixth sessions:

Fifth Session: Wednesday 7th June -
Soloist: Claudio Arrau.
I
> Beethoven: Rondo en sol mayor Op.51 No.2
> Beethoven: Sopnata No.30 en mi mayor Op.109
II
> Beethoven: Sonata No.32 en do menor Op.111
III
> Liszt: Sonero 123 del Petrarca
> Liszt: Les jeux d'eaux a la Villa d'Este
> Liszt: Étude d'execution trascendente No.10 en fa menor
IV
> Chopin: Polonesa-fantasía en la bemol mayor Op.61
> Chopin: Nocturno en si mayor Op.62 No.1
> Chopin: Scherzo No.4 en mi mayor Op.54

Sixth Session: Thursday 8th June -
Casals Festival Orchestra:
> Beethoven: Concierto No.3 Op.37 para piano y orquesta
> Liszt: Concierto No.2 en la mayor para piano y orquesta
> Conductor: Víctor Tevah. Soloist: Claudio Arrau.

The session also included:
   R.Strauss: Poema sinfónico 'Don Juan' Op.20
   Wagner: Los Maestros Cantores (tres piezas)

1967 France Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 29th Strasbourg International Festival on Saturday 3rd June was cancelled due to illness.

[Source: Le Monde, 5 April & 5 June, 1967]
[This entry needs corroboration]
1967 France Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 10th anniversary of the Festival de l'Ombrie (23 June - 16 July).

[Source: Le Monde, 8 May 1967]
[This entry needs corroboration]
1967 Italy Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 1967 Spoleto Festival (30th June-16th July) in Perugia.

[News-Journal, Mansfield, Ohio, 6 August 1967]
[This entry needs completion]
1967 Argentina  Claudio Arrau recital at the 'Teatro Colon' of Buenos Aires on Saturday 15th July at 5:30 pm.

The programme included the following works:
I
> Beethoven: Sonata No.3 en do mayor Op.2 No.3
> Beethoven: Quince variaciones y fuga Op.35
II
> Debussy: Images (1er cuaderno) -
>>> Reflets dans l'eau. Hommage à Rameau. Mouvement.
> Chopin: Balada No.3 en La bemol mayor Op.47
> Chopin: Balada No.4 en Fa menor Op.52
> Chopin: Scherzo No.1 en Si menor Op.20
1967 Argentina Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin's Piano Concertos No. 2 Op.21 and No.1 Op.11 at the Teatro  Colón of Buenos Aires, on Sunday 16th July at 9:45 pm, in an extraordinary event organized by the Teatro Colón and the Friends of Music Association, with Julio Malaval conducting the Friends of Music Association Orchestra [Orquesta de la Asociación Amigos de la Música].

The programme also included Mozart's Don Juan Overture K.527 and Mendelssohn's Fingal's Cave Overture Op.26.
1967 Chile After a euphoric welcome to the country by high Chilean dignataries, gala recital given by Claudio Arrau at the Teatro Municipal of Santiago on Saturday 22nd July at 7:00 pm, in aid of the Claudio Arrau Foundation for the Young Musician (Santiago - New York).

The programme featured the following compositions:
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.3 en Do mayor Op.2 No.3
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.32 en Do menor Op.111
Interval -
> Debussy:  Imágines Libro I
>      Reflets dans l'eau. Homage a Rameau. Mouvement.
> Chopin:  Scherzo No.1 en Si menor Op.20
> Chopin:  Barcarola en Fa Op.60
> Chopin:  Allegro de Concierto en La mayor Op.46

[Programme from: Centro de Documentación de las Artes Escénicas, Teatro Municipal, Santiago. Catálogo - Programas]

1967

Chile

Recital performance by Claudio Arrau at the Teatro Caupolicán of Santiago on 24th July.  

Works performed were drawn from the following repertoire:
Beethoven:  Sonata No.21 Op.53
Schumann:  Fantasy Op.17
Liszt:  Gnomenreigen, Jeux d'eau à la villa d'Este, Mephisto Waltz
Chopin:  Barcarolle Op.60, Allegro de concert Op.46.

Proceeds towards the 'Claudio Arrau Foundation for Young Musicians'.
.
Chronicle on Arrau, and interview with him and his wife Ruth, by Hans Ehrmann in Ercilla magazine of Santiago.
.

[Programme needs corroboration]

1967 Germany German Fonoforum magazine of August includes an article by Ingo Harden entitled 'Bekenntnis im Studio, Claudio Arrau beendete seinen Beethoven-Zyklus' [Studio commitment: Claudio Arrau completed his Beethoven cycle], containing an interview on, and survey of Arrau's, 32 Bethoven Sonatas on Philips LPs.

Pages 452, 453, 454 and 456. Two photographs.
1967 England Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Colin Davis at the Royal Albert Hall of London on Tuesday 22nd August at 7:30 pm, as part of the 73rd Season of the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts.

The programme also included Mozart's Overture The Magic Flute, Beethoven's Symphony No.4 and, conducted by Frederik Prausnitz, Gerhard's Symphony No.3 'Collages'.

[Please note that the complete prospectus for The Henry Wood Promenade Concerts had listed Sir Malcolm Sargent as conductor of the Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1]
1967 Scottland Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Usher Hall on Friday 25th August at 8:00 pm, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival, with a programme consisting of:

> Beethoven: Eroica Variations Op.35
> Mozart:  Fantasy and Sonata in C minor, K 475 and 457
Interval -
> Debussy:  Estampes (complete)
> Chopin:  Scherzo in B minor Op.20
> Chopin:  Nocturne in C sharp minor Op.27 No.1
> Chopin:  Allegro de concert Op.46
1967 Australia The general manager of the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC), Mr. T.S. Duckmanton, announced on 13th September that Claudio Arrau will be making his fourth visit next year, amongst 20 great artists who will tour Australia for the ABC 1968 season.

[The Age, Melbourne, 14 September 1967]
1967 Switzerland Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2, with the Zurich Townhall Symphony Orchestra [Tonhalle Orchester Zürich] conducted by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski.
1967 Germany

Special Pro Musica recital by Claudio Arrau at the Philharmonie on Monday 30th October at 8:00 pm.

The programme included:
> Beethoven: Sonate C-dur Op.2 Nr.3
> Beethoven: Eroica-Variationen
> Debussy: Images
> Chopin: [unspecified]

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].

1967 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5, Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op 54, and Weber’s Konzertstück Op 79, with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conducted by Max Rudolf.
1967 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5, with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Laszlo Somogyi.
1967 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1, with Charles Mackerras conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
1968    

1968

World

Claudio Arrau's world tour, including Australia, New Zealand, the Soviet Union, Israel, all Europe, Japan, South America, Mexico, Canada, and the U.S.

1968

Mexico

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro de Bellas Artes' of Mexico City on Thursday 29th February at 9:00 pm, marking Maestro Arrau's 35th anniversary of his debut in Mexico, and as part of the 'Festival Internacional de las Artes' attached to the Cultural Programme of the XIX Olympic Games.

The programme comprised the following works:
I
> Beethoven:  15 Variations and Fugue Op.35 Eroïca
II
> Schumann:  Fantasy in C minor
Intermission
III
> Debussy:  Images Book I -
>>>  Reflets dans l'eau. Hommage à Rameau. Mouvement.
IV
> Chopin:  Ballade No.3  Op.47
> Chopin:   Ballade No.4  Op.52
> Chopin:  Scherzo No.1  Op.20

1968

Mexico

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro de Bellas Artes' of Mexico City on Thursday 29th February, marking Maestro Arrau's 35th anniversary of his debut in Mexico, and as part of the 'Festival Internacional de las Artes' attached to the Cultural Programme of the XIX Olympic Games.

The programme comprised the following works:
> Schubert:  Fantasy in C major Op.15
> Mozart:  Fantasy K.475 and Sonata in C major K.457
> Debussy:  Pour le piano
> Chopin:  Fantasy in F minor Op.49
> Chopin:  Nocturne in B major Op.62 No.2
> Chopin:  Scherzo No.4 in E major Op.54
1968 Mexico Claudio Arrau peformances of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 with Mexico's National Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional] under Luis Herrera de la Fuente, at the 'Palacio de Bellas Artes' of Mexico City on 1st and 3rd of March (Friday and Sunday, respectively), as part of the 'Festival Internacional de las Artes 1968'.
The programme also included: R. Halffter's Don Lindo de Almería, and Stravinsky's Le sacre du printemps.

1968

Germany

An all-Chopin recital by Claudio Arrau on 27th March, as part of the Kassel Meisterzyklus.

1968

Germany

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 Op.15, with the West German Radio Symphony Orchestra [WDR Sinfonieorchester] conducted by Ferdinand Leitner at the Grosser Sendessaal in Cologne on 5th April.
[This entry needs corroboration]

[CDR: Antec Music AM3584/85, Country?, 2009]
[CDR: En Larmes ELS 05-634, USA, 2005]


1968 Germany

Claudio Arrau subscription performances on Thursday 18th April, repeated on Friday 19th April, of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Liszt’s Totentanz for piano and orchestra, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester] conducted by Theodor Bloomfield at the Philharmonie.

The programme also included Berlioz's Overture Benvenuto Cellini and Stravinsky's Firebird Suite.

Arrau's sixty-five birthday concerts organised by the Berlin Philharmonic, lavishly acclaimed by the critics on 19th April [Der Abend] and 20th April [Morgenpost, Der Telegraf, Berliner Zeitung, Der Tagesspiegal, Die Welt]

Salzburg's Der Tagesspiegel of 20th April includes an enthusiastic appraisal by Walther Kaempfer entitled Dämonische Faszination - Arrau mit den Philhatmonikern [Demonic fascination - Arrau with the Philharmonic].

Berlin's Der Welt of 20th April contains an article by M-R entitled Alle Himmel der Virtuosität [Heavens of virtuosity].

And Berlin's Der Telegraf of 20th April includes an appraisal by KW entitled Triumph Arraus.

1968 Germany

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Weber's Konzertstück für Klavier und Orchester Op.79 and Schumann’s Klavierkonzert Op 54, with Gerd Albrecht at the Philharmonie conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester] on Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd April.

The programme likewise included Mendelssohn's Symphony No.3 Scottish, and Schumann's Manfred Overture.

Arrau's sixty-five birthday concerts organised by the Berlin Philharmonic, highly acclaimed by the critics on 24th April [Der Abend] and 25th April [Berliner Zeitung, Morgenpost, Die Welt]

1968 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op 54, with Rafael Jeroným Kubelík conducting the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra [Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks] at the Herkulessaal of Munich on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th April.

[CDR:  Three "O" Classics TH084, USA, 2001]
1968 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra [Kölner Radio Symphonieorchester] conducted by Ferdinand Leitner.
1968 England Claudio Arrau performs Liszt’s Piano Concertos No. 1 & No. 2, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Bernard Haitink on Sunday 12th May at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The programme also comprised Wagner's Die Meistersinger Overture and Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.

[Source: The Annals]
1968
URSS
Claudio Arrau returns to the Soviet Union to sold-out concerts in May, after a 38-year absence.  He was welcomed with the greatest aclaim, in an event of major musical significance for Arrau and a revelation for music lovers, particularly young musicians.

Arrau gave two concerts in Leningrad, two in Moscow, and one in Kiev.

Leningrad:
> Beethoven's Piano Concertos Nos. 4 & 5, with the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra.

Moscow on 31 May:
> Brahm's Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, with the URSS Radio and Television Large Symphony Orchestra.

Kiev [?]:

1968
URSS
Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms's Piano Concertos Nos. 1 Op.15 & 2 Op.83 with the URSS Radio and Television Large Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gennady Rozhdestvensky at the Moscow Grand Hall on 31st May.

[CDs: DOREMI DHR-7890/1, Country?, 2010, from Melodiya LPs]:

1968
England

Claudio Arrau performances as part of 'The Twenty-First Aldeburgh Festival 1968'  in The Maltings at Snape, with programmes as follows:

Friday 14th June at 6:00 pm
Brahms's Liebeslieder Walzer Op.52
with Heather Harper (soprano), Janet Baker (contralto), Peter Pears (tenor) and Thomas Hemsley (baritone), accompanied by Claudio Arrau and Benjamin Britten, piano duo.
[CD: BBC BBCB 8001-2, UK, 1999]

Sunday 16th June at 3:00 pm:
Brahms's Quintet in F minor for piano and strings Op.34
with Claudio Arrau and The Amadeus Quartet.

Saturday 22nd June at 3:00 pm:
Solo recital by Claudio Arrau, rendering the following programme:
> Schubert: Two Impromtus from D.946
> Schubert: Fantasia in C major The Wanderer D.760
Interval
> Satie: Sports et Divertissements
> Debussy: Estampes (suite)
> Poulenc: Suite Napoli .

1968
England
Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1, with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, at the Royal Festival Hall on Thursday 20th June, as part of the LSO 54th International Series 1967-68.

The programme commenced with Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kije Suite and concluded with Tchaikovsky's Francesca da Rimini.
1968
England
Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat, with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gennadi Rozhdestvensky, at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday 25th June, as part of the LSO 54th International Series 1967-68.

The programme concluded with Prokofiev's Cantata Alexander Nevsky, with Mezzo-Soprano Jean Allister and the LSO Chorus.
1968
Italy
Claudio Arrau recital performance at the 11th Festival dei Due Mondi (Festival of the Two Worlds) of Spoleto (27 June - 14 July).

[Source: Le Monde, 5 July 1968]
[This entry needs completion]
1968 Asutralia Opening of Claudio Arrau's fourth visit to Australia, sponsored by the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission), with a recital at the Canberra Theatre on Tuesday 30th July including works by Beethoven (Monlight Sonata), Mozart (Fantasy in C minor K.475 and Sonata in C minor K.457), Debussy (Estampes), and Chopin (three works).

[The Canberra Times, 25 July 1968]
1968 Asutralia

Second recital by Claudio Arrau at the Canberra Theatre on Thursday 1st August with a programme including works by Beethoven (Rondo in G major Op.51 No.2 and Sonata in E major Op.109), Schumann (Fantasy in C major Op.17), and Chopin (24 Préludes).
[The Canberra Times, 2 August, 1968]

[Please note that The Canbera Times of 25 July 1962 had wrongly included Schubert's Fantasy in C major Op.15 instead of the Schumann's Fantasy Op.17]

1968 Asutralia Maestro Claudio Arrau is scheduled to perform Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 and Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra as part of tha ABC 1968 Orchestral Concerts.

[The Age, Melbourne, 7 March 1968]
1968 Asutralia Special recital by Claudio Arrau in Melbourne on Thursday 29th August with a programme including Beethoven, Schumann and Chopin.

[The Age, Melbourne, 15 August 1968]
1968 Asutralia Insightful article written by Neville Cardus in Melbourne's 'The Age' of 13th August, entitled 'The Modest Master: Claudio Arrau at 65', examines Claudio Arrau's distinguishing musical qualities, conceptions, techniques, and interpretation approaches.

[Note: Article reproduced in ArrauHouse's Documents subsection under Miscellanea]
1968 Asutralia

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1 and Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1, with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Hopkins, at a sold-out Sydney Town Hall on Suturday 17th August.

The programme also included Berlioz's 'King Lear' overture.

1968 Asutralia

Claudio Arrau performance at the Sydney Town Hall, as part of the A.B.C.'s Subscription Concerts, on Thursday 22st August, with a programme which included Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2.
The Sydney Symphony Orchestra was conducted by Ferdinand Leitner.

The session also included Webern's Passacaglia for Orchestra Op.1 and Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony.

['Rare treat from Claudio Arrau', The Australian, Tuesday 27 August 1968, page 2]

1968 Asutralia

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5, with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ferdinand Leitner at the Sydney Town Hall on Suturday 24th August.

The programme also included Haydn's London Symphony and Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements (1946).

['Arrau - magisterial playing', review by F.R. Blanks of The Sydney Morning Herald, on 26th August 1968, page 8]

1968 Asutralia Recital performance by Claudio Arrau at the Melbourne Town Hall on 29th August.

[Source: University of Melbourne. Louise Hanson-Dyer Library/Collections/Concert and Theatre Programs]
1968
Australia

Recitals by Claudio Arrau at the Sydney Town Hall in September -

3 September programme:
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.30 Op.109
> Schumann:  Fantasy Op.17
> Chopin:  Twenty-four Preludes Op.28

5 September programme:
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.14 Op.27 No.2 Moonlight
> Mozart:  Fantasy K.475 and Sonata K.457
> Debussy:  Estampes
> Chopin:  Ballades Nos. 3 & 4
> Chopin:  Scherzo No.1

7 September programme:
> Beethoven:  Eroica Variations Op.35
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.31 Op.110
> Liszt:  Les jeux d'eaux a la villa d'este
> Liszt:  Gnomenreigen
> Schumann:  Carnaval Op.9

1968 France Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.2, with Wolfgang Sawallisch conducting L’Orchestre national de France.
1968 Scotland Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3, with The Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Alexander Gibson.
1968 England Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 and Liszt’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, with Bernard Haitink conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
1968 England Claudio Arrau performances of Brahms’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 in June at the Royal Festival Hall, with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gennadi Rozhdestvensky.
1968 Italy Recital by Claudio Arrau on Wednesday 4th December, organised by L'Unione Musicale di Turino, presenting a programme with the following works:

> Beethoven: 15 Variazioni in mi bemolle maggiore con una fuga Op.35
> Mozart: Fantasia in do minore K.475
> Mozart: Sonata in do minore K.457
> Debussy: Estampes
> Chopin: Ballata in la bemolle maggiore Op.47
> Chopin: Ballata in fa minore Op.52
> Chopin: Scherzo in si minore Op.20
1968 Germany Pro Musica recital by Claudio Arrau at the Philharmonie of Berlin on Tuesday 10th December at 8:00 pm, with a programme including:

> Beethoven: Sonate As-dur Op.110
> Chopin: 24 Préludes Op.28
> Liszt: [unspecified]
> Debussy: [unspecified]

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].  
1968 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.2, with Josef Krips conducting the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra.
1969    
1969 U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performances of Liszt's Piano Concerto No.1 and Weber's Konzertstuck for piano and orchestra Op.79, as guest soloist with the Washington National Symphony Orchestra, under guest conductor Peter Herman Adler, in four Washington appearances:
- On Tuesday 14th & Wednesday 15th January at the Constitution Hall, 8:30 pm
- On Thursday 16th January at the Lisner Auditorium, 2:00 pm
- On Saturday 18th January at Baltimore's Lyric Theatre, `8:30 pm

[As announced by The Washington Post of 2nd January 1969 and appraised under the title 'Arrau Steals the Show' by Paul Hume in The Washington Post of 15th January 1969]

1969

U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Los Angeles Music Center on Sunday 16th February at 3:00 pm, as part of the Columbia Celebrity Series.

The program comprised the following compositions:

I
> Beethoven's Sonata No.31 in A flat major Op.110
> Chopin's 24 Préludes Op.28
II
> Debussy's Pour le piano
> Liszt's Ballade No.2 in B minor Hero and Leander
> Liszt's Transcendental Études Nos. 10 and 11.

[Appraisal in the Independent, California, 18 Febuary 1969]
1969 Mexico

Recitals by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro de Bellas Artes' of Mexico City on 24th and 27th of February at 9:00 pm, with the following pogrammes:

Monday 24th:
> Beethoven:  Variaciones y fuga
> Schumann:  Fantasía en do mayor
> Debussy:  Imágenes, Libro I
> Chopin:  Balada No.3 en la bemol mayor Op.47
> Chopin:  Balada No.4 en fa menor Op.52
> Chopin:  Scherzo No.1 en si menor Op.20

Thursday 27th:
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.31 Op.110
> Chopin:  24 Preludios Op.28
> Debussy:  Pour le piano
> Liszt:  Balada No.2 en si menor
> Liszt:  Dos estudios de ejecución transcendental: Nos. 11 & 10.

1969 Switzerland Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Zurich Townhall Symphony Orchestra [Tonhalle Orchester Zürich] conducted by Antal Dorati.
1969 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with Hiroyuki Iwaki conducting the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra [Rundfunksinfonie Orchester Frankfurt].
1969 Austria Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1 Op.15, with Josef Krips conducting the Vienna Symphony Orchestra [Wiener Symphoniker] on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th March, sponsored by the Society of Music Lovers in Vienna [Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien].

The programme also included Beethoven's symphony No.3 Op.55.
1969 Australia 'Concerto', the new ABC-TV series of great music and world famous pianists and violinists, broadcast on Wednesday 2nd April a 1968 live recording of Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1 with soloist Claudio Arrau and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Hopkins at the Sydney Town Hall.

[Please see 1968 entry on 17th August]
[The Canberra Times of 31 March 1969]

1969

Germany

Recital by Claudio Arrau on 14th April, as part of the 1968/69 Kassel Concert Season, with a program including works by Beethoven, Debussy and Liszt.

1969

Germany

Peters Verklag Publising House of Frankfurt commissions Professor Claudio Arrau a new Edition of Beethoven's Complete Piano Sonatas from the composer's original manuscripts.

1969

Germany

Claudio Arrau wins the 1969 Deutscher Schallplattenpreis for his 1967 & 1968 recordings of Schumann's Sonate Op.11 and Fantasiestücke Op.111, for the Philips label.

1969

Germany

Claudio Arrau performances of Richard Strauss’s Burlesque for Piano and Orchestra and Frans Liszt's Piano Concerto No.2, with the Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, conducted by Karel Ancerl at the Radio House's Grand Broadcasting Hall [Grosser Sendesaal, Haus des Rundfunks], Masurenallee 8-14, on Sunday 27th April at 11:00 am, Monday 28th April at 8:00 pm, and Tuesday 29th April at 8:00 pm.

This subscription programme also included Dvorák's Othello Overture and Brahms's Symphony No.2.

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].

1969

England

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3, at the Royal Albert Hall (as part of the "Music on the South Bank" series), with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Bernard Haitink, on Sunday 4th May at 7:30 pm.

The programmme also included Schubert's Overture in the Italian Style and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.4 in F minor.

The programme was broadcast live by the BBC.

1969

England

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4, at the Royal Albert Hall (as part of the "Music on the South Bank" series), with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Bernard Haitink, on Thursday 8th May at 8:00 pm.

The programmme also included Bruckner's Symphony No.9 in D minor.

These performances were broadcast live by the BBC.

1969

England

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, at the Royal Albert Hall (as part of the "Music on the South Bank" series), with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Bernard Haitink, on Sunday 11th May at 7:30 pm.

The programmme also included Shostakovich's Symphony No.4 in C minor.

These performances were broadcast live by the BBC.
1969 Australia 'Concerto', the new ABC-TV series of great music and world famous pianists and violinists, broadcasts on Wednesday 21st May at 9:22 pm a 1968 live recording of Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 with soloist Claudio Arrau and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Hopkins at the Sydney Town Hall.
[Please see 1968 entry on 17th August].

This is the second appearance of both soloist and conductor in this TV series.

[The Canberra Times of 19 May 1969]
1969 Italy Recital by Claudio Arrau at Brescia on 30th May.

Works performed included:
> Schumann:  Piano Sonata No.1 Op.11

[This entry needs completion]

[CD: Music & Arts CD-1263, USA, 2012]
1969 England Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with the London Symphony Orchestra under Antal Dorati at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday 17th June at 8:00 pm, as part of the LSO International Series 1968-69.
The programme commenced with Brahms's Symphony No.1.
1969 England Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the New Philharmonia Orchestra under Daniel Barenboim at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday 1st July at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included Beethoven's Symphony No.3 Eroica.
1969 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra under Lawrence Foster at the Hollywood Bawl on Tuesday 15th July in the evening.

[Independent, California, 17 July 1969]
1969 Greece Claudio Arrau is announced as taking part in a Festival Concert Tour of Athens to perform works by Beethoven, Brahms and Mendelssohn with the Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch on Friday 29th August.

Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].

1969

Scotland

Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11 at the Usher Hall, as part of the 'Edinburgh International Festival' program, with the Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Sir John Barbirolli, on Saturday 6th September at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included: Malipiero's Sinfonia delle Campane, and Sibelius's Symphony No.5 in E flat major Op.82.

1969

Scotland

Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Usher Hall, on Monday 8th September at 8:00 pm, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival 1969, with a programme consisting of the following works:

> Mozart:  Sonata in D major K576
> Schumann:  Fantasy in C major Op.17
Interval
> Debussy:  Pour le piano
> Liszt:  Ballade in B minor No.2
> Liszt:  Études d'éxecution transcendante Nos. 11 and 10

1969

Israel

Article by Yehuda Cohen in the Jedioth Hadashoth of 10th September, entitled Claudio Arrau beschliesst die Festspiele, leitet die Beethovenfeiern ein [Claudio Arrau defines the festival, leads the Beethoven celebrations], considers Arrau a Beethoven interpreter par excellence.   

The last evening of the 1969 Israeli Festival at Jerusalem is described as the prelude to the Beethoven centenary celebrations, 16 months prior to his 200th birth anniversary.  Claudio Arrau's recital at the Roman Theater in Caesaria, Jerusalem, consisted of four Beethoven sonatas.

1969

England

Claudio Arrau performances of Schumann's Piano Concerto Op.54 and Strauss's Burleske for Piano and Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall of London, as part of the First Concert Series of 'The Royal Philharmonic Sciety's 158th Season, with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by André Previn, on Wednesday 15th October at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included: Schubert's Overture in the Italian Style No.2 in C D591, and Vaughan Williams's Symphony No.4 in F minor.
1969 Netherlands Claudio Arrau performances of Brahms’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, with The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam [Das Königliche Concertgebouw Orchester Amsterdam] conducted by Bernard Haitink.
1969 Austria Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra [Wiener Symphoniker] conducted by Josef Krips.
1969 Austria Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, with Ferdinand Leitner conducting the Vienna Symphony Orchestra [Wiener Symphoniker].
1969 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performances of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Weber’s Konzertstück op 79, with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (Maryland) conducted by Sergiu Commissiona.
1970    
1970 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 Op.73 Emperor, with Victor Alessandro conducting the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra at the Theater for the Performing Arts on Thursday 15th and Saturday 17th January at 8:30 pm.
The program also includes Ravel's Valses nobles et sentimentales and Mozart's Symphony No.39 K.543.

[San Antonio Express, Texas, 30 September 1969 & 13 January 1970]
[Express and News, Texas, 17 January 1970]
1970 Netherlands

LACH, the magazine for the man of today, of 23rd January, includes a brief article on the musicianship of Maestro Arrau, entitled 'Claudio Arrau voor het voetlicht' [Claudio Arrau in the spotlight], based on a listening of the then recent Arrau recording of Schumann's Piano Sonata No.1 for Philips.

[Three photographs. Pages 30 & 31]

1970


U.S.A.


Performance by Claudio Arrau of Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini at the Chicago Symphony Centre on Thursday 29th, Friday 30th & Saturday 31st January.

The programme also included Casella's La Giara Suite & Brahms's Symphony No.3.

[Source: Concert Annals]

1970


U.S.A.


Claudio Arrau's performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini at both the Chicago Orchestra Hall and the Milwaukee Uihlein Hall on Monday 2nd February.

The programme also comprised Casella's La Giara symphonic suite and Brahms's Symphony No.3.

1970


U.S.A.


Recital by Claudio Arrau at The N.Y. Philharmonic Hall on Sunday 15th February with a program consisting of:

> Schumann's Fantasy in C
> Chopin's Ballade No. 4
>
Chopin's
Scherzo No. 1
> Debussy's Pour le piano
> Liszt's Sonnet No. 104 of the Petrarch
>
Liszt's
Ballade No. 2 in B minor
> Liszt's
two Transcendental études.

[The New York Times of 16th February]

[CD for Transcendental Study No.10: Music and Arts CD-1205, USA, 2007]

1970 England Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 and Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Bernard Haitink.
1970 England Claudio Arrau performances of Chopin’s Piano Concertos Nos.1 and 2, as well as Krakowiak Op 14, with Eliahu Inbal conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
1970

Germany 

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 at the Philharmonie of Berlin, with Hans Martin Schneidt conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester] on Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th April at 8:00 pm.

The programme also featured Bartók's Deux Images and Mozart's Symphony No.36 KV 425 Linzer.

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].  
1970

Germany

Pro Musica:  All-Beethoven recital by Claudio Arrau at the Philharmonie of Berlin on Friday 10th April at 8 pm, including:

> Sonate Nr.4 Es-dur Op.7*
> Sonate Nr.26 Es-dur Op.81a Les adieux

> Sonate Nr.30 E-dur Op.109
> Sonate Nr.32 c-moll Op.111

*Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins] had announced Sonata No.3 instead.

1970 Austria Review by f.e. in the Die Presse of Vienna (April), entitled 'So spielt man Liszt' [Thus plays Liszt], of a recital by Claudio Arrau at the Großen Musikvereinssaal [Grand Music Hall], including works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy and Liszt.

Review of the above recital by F.W. in the Vienna 'AZ ' publication of 16th April, entitled 'Ein unwirscher Beethoven' [A temperamental Beethoven].
1970 Germany The Vienna 'Express' of 16th April includes an article by Franz Tassié, entitled 'Phönix in der Asche - Im Musikverein: Klavierabend Claudio Arrau' [Phoenix in the ashes - Claudio Arrau's piano recital at the Music Association], praising Maestro Arrau's rendition of works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy and Liszt at the Great Music Hall.
1970 Germany The Munich 'Kölner Stadt Anzeiger' of 17th April includes an article by Ingeborg Schwenke-Runkel, entitled 'Entrückt-introvertierter Beethoven - Claudio Arrau und die Bayer-Philharmoniker Musizierten im Erholungshaus ', appraising Maestro Arrau's rendition of Beethoven Piano Concerto No.3 with the Bayer Philharmonik Orchestra at the Erholungshause.
1970 Germany The Münster 'W. Zeirung' of 18th April includes an article by -t-k, entitled 'Claudio Arrau im Musikverein', appraising Maestro Arrau's recent recital of woks by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, and Liszt at the Große Musikvereinssaal.
1970 U.S.A. Concerto performances by Maestro Claudio Arrau on Thursday 23rd and Saturday of 25th April at 8:30 pm with the London Philharmonic Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York, as part of the International Festival of Visiting Orchestras.

The newly formed Orchestra performs for the first time in the USA, beginning a major tour of the country with this 23rd April concert at Carnegie Hall under its Principal Conductor Bernard Haitink.
1970 France Cover page photograph of Maestro Claudio Arrau on Le guide du concert, du disque, de la musiqye et du son, no. 567 of 25th April.

1970

Germany

Bonn:  Beethoven's Bicentenary Festival in early May:

Claudio Arrau takes active part as follows:
> Beethoven Master Class at the University of Bonn.
> Filmed recital at the Bonn Beethoven Festival.

Rave reviews of Arrau's rendition of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 on the Festival's second session early in May, published in the Bonner Rundschau and the Bonn General-Anzieger of 5th May.  Overwhelming ovations.

1970

Germany

Claudio Arrau's participation at the Beethovenfest Bonn's fourth session early in May, featuring a programme which included:

> Piano Sonata No.13 in E flat major Op.27 No.1
> Piano Sonata No.30 in E major Op.109
> Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
> Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor Op.27 No.2 Mondscheinsonate
> Piano Sonata No.26 in E flat major Op.81a Les adieux

Overwhelming ovations.


Rave reviews of Arrau's two-and-a-half-hour recital of Beethoven's sonatas, published in the Bonn General-Anzieger and Bonn Rundschau of 7th May, as well as in the Rhein-Zeitung and Bonn Rundschau of 8th May.

[DVD: EuroArts 2058708, Austria, 2011]

1970 England

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4, with André Previn conducting the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 17th May at 7:30 pm, as part of the Aldeburgh Festival sponsored by the Snape Maltings Rebuilding Fund.

The programme also included Britten's The Young Person´s Guide to the Orchestra & Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.5.

[NB: Previously advertised as Gennadi Rozhdestvensky conducting, by the 'Music on the South Bank' program.

1970 Puerto Rico

Claudio Arrau performances in two sessions of the 'Festival Casals' in San Juan, dedicated this year to celebrating Beethoven's Bicentenary with a 12-session schedule featuring renown soloists and conductors, as well as the Casals Festival Orchestra.

Sixth Session: Monday 8th June -
> Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 Op.73 Emperor
> Conductor: Alexander Schneider. Soloist: Claudio Arrau.
> The session also included
> Beethoven's Coriolan Overture (Schneider) and
> Beethoven's Symphony No.7 (Casals).

Eighth Session: Wednesday 10th June -
> Beethoven's Sonata for Piano and Violin No.1 Op.12 No.1
> Beethoven's Sonata for Piano Op.57 Appassionata
> Beethoven's Sonata for Piano and Violin No.7 Op.30 No.2
> Soloists: Claudio Arrau and Henryk Szeryng

1970

England

Claudio Arrau performances in celebration of Beethoven Bicentenary 1970 at the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, with The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir conducted by Charles Groves. including the following programmes:

Friday 19th June at 7:30 pm -
> Symphony No.8
> Piano Concerto No.1
> Piano Concerto No.4

Sunday 21st June at 7:30 pm -
> Symphony No.4
> Fantasia for piano, chorus and orchestra
> Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor

Friday 3rd July at 7:30 pm -
> Symphony No.1
> Piano Concerto No.2
> Piano Concerto No.3

Tuesday 7th July at 7:30 pm
All-Beethoven recital:
> Piano Sonata No.30 in E Op.109
> Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111
> Piano Sonata No.31 in A flat Op.110
> Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata

1970

France

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111 in Paris.

[
Blu Ray: Idéale Audience - Classic Archive 3073984, Austria][DVD: EMI Classics DVB 4928399, BBC INA CNC, 2004]

1970

England

Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven's Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 4, at the Royal Festival Hall, as part of the "Music on the South Bank" program, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Lawrence Foster, on Tuesday 23rd June at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F.
1970 England

All-Beethoven recital by Claudio Arrau at the Royal Festival Hall, on Friday 26th June at 8:00 pm, as part of the 'Music on the South Bank' program.  Works performed were:

Prospect with all programmes for June:
> Sonata No.4 in E flat Op.7
> Sonata No.17 in D minor Op.31 No.2 The Tempest
> Sonata No.18 in E flat Op.31 No.3 The Hunt
> Sonata No.21 in C Op.53 Waldstein, with original Andante favori movement

Actual recital programme, on the occasion of Beethoven's bicentenary:
> Sonata No.4 E flat Op.7
> Sonata No.26 in E flat Op.81a Les adieux
Interval:
> Sonata No.7 in D Op.10 No.3
> Sonata No.21 in C Op.53 Waldstein, with original Andante favori movement

1970

England

Maestro Claudio Arrau reported ill for scheduled performances of Beethoven's Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 3, at the Royal Festival Hall, as part of the "Music on the South Bank" program, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Lawrence Foster, on Sunday 28th June at 7:30 pm.

Pianist Radu Lupu kindly filled in.
1970 England

Claudio Arrau was indisposed to appear at his announced all-Beethoven recital in aid of the British Red Cross Society, on the occasion of the Red Cross Centenary, at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on Wednesday 1st July.

The announced programme was:
> Sonata No.30 in E major Op 109
> Sonata No.31 in A flat major Op 110
> Sonata No.32 in C minor Op 111, and
> Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57, Appassionata


Pianist Louis Kentner appeared in his place.

1970

England

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, at the Royal Festival Hall, as part of the "Music on the South Bank" program, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Lawrence Foster, on Thursday 9th July at 8:00 pm.

1970

England

All-Beethoven recital by Claudio Arrau at the Cheltenham Town Hall,  Gloucestershire, on Saturday 11th July at 11:00 am, as part of the Cheltenham Festival 3-12 July 1970.

The programme included the following works:
> Sonata No.3 in C major Op.2 No.3
> Sonata No.17 in D minor Op.31 No.2 The Tempest
Interval
> Sonata No.26 in E flat major Op.81a Les adieux
> Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111

1970

Brazil

Claudio Arrau's performance of Beethoven's Piano Concertos Nos. 1 Op.15, 2 Op.19 & 3 Op.37, with the 'Orquesta Sinfónica Brasileira' conducted by Isaac Karabtchevsky, at the 'Teratro Municipal' of Rio de Janeiro, on Saturday 8th August at 16:30 hrs, as part of the Beethoven Bicentenary Festival 1970.
1970

Germany

Claudio Arrau was awarded Das Bundesverdienstkreuz (The Federal Cross of Merit), officially known as Verdienstorden der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany), one of West Germany's highest decorations.

The decoration was awarded to Claudio Arrau in September, for his lifelong dedication to the music of Beethoven, at the conclusion of the Beethoven International Festival in Bonn, which opened the official Beethoven Bicentennial celebrations in 1970 .

1970

France

Claudio Arrau's performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto in D minor at the Théâtre des Champs Élysées on Saturday 10th October, with the Orchester de Paris conducted by Alain Lombard.

Source: Le Monde, Paris, 10 & 13 October 1070.

1970

Germany

Claudio Arrau wins the 1970 Deutscher Schallplattenpreis for the 1969 recordings of Brahms' Two Piano Concertos with the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam under Bernard Haitink, for the Philips label.
1970 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with the South German Radio Symphony Orchestra [Süddeutscher Rundfunk (SDR) Symphoniker] of Stuttgart conducted by Uri(el) Segal.
1970 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmoniker] conducted by Hans-Martin Schneidt.
1970 Germany

Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester] conducted by Václav Neumann at the Philharmonie of Berlin on Friday 30th and Saturday 31st October at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included: Luboš Fišer's Fifteen pages after Dürer's Apocalypse,
and Dvorák's Symphony No.6.

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins]

1970 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, with the New Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Eliahu Inbal.
1970 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with Louis Lane conducting The Cleveland Orchestra.
1970 Mexico 

All-Beethoven piano recitals by Claudio Arrau at the Faculty of Medicine Auditorium of the 'Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México' [UNAM], as part of the Beethoven Year commemorations.

Wednesday 9th December, at 8:30 pm:
> Sonata No.4 en Mi bemol Op.7
> Sonata No.26 en Mi bemol Op.81a Los adioses
> Sonata No.7 en Re mayor Op.10 No.3
> Sonata No.23 en Fa menor Op.57 Appassionata

Friday 11th December, at 8:30 pm:
> Sonata No.3 en do mayor Op.2 No.3
> Sonata No.13 en Mi bemol Op.27 No.1
> Sonata No.14 en Do sostenido menor Op.27 No.2 Claro de luna
> Sonata No.31 en La bemol Op.110
> Sonata No.32 en Do menor Op.111

1970 Mexico Interview of Claudio Arrau by journalist Sergio Dorantes Guzmán for the magazine published by Mexico's National University.
1971    
1971

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor at Washington's Constitution Hall under guest Polish conductor Georg Semkow conducting The National Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday 5th January.

[Review entitled "An Admirable Musician", by Paul Hume in The Washington Post of 6th January]
1971

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance of Weber's Concert Piece in F minor for Piano and Orchestra and Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor, with the University of Arizona Symphony Orchestra conducted by Henry Johnson, at the University Auditorium on Wednesday 10th February in the evening.

[Review entitled "Pianist Arrau Captivates Audience", by Gordon R.Brown in The Tucson Daily Citizen of 11th February 1971]
1971

U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the University of Arizona Auditorium on Thursday 11th February at 8:00 pm, with compositions by Beethoven and Liszt.

[The Tucson Daily Citizen, Arizona, 11th February 1971]
1971

U.S.A.

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahm's Piano Concerto No. 2 at The New York Philharmonic Hall under Karl Böhm as guest conductor of The New York Philharmonic Orchestra on 4th March.
[Review entitled "Two Vigorous Veterans" by Raymond Ericson in The New York Times of 6th March]
1971 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performances of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Weber’s Konzertstück Op 79, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra under Gerhard Samuel, at the Los Angeles Music Center Pavillion on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th March at 8:30 pm.

[The San Bernardino County Sun, California, 7 March 1971]
[Independent Press-Telegram, California, 13 March 1971]
1971 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski.
1971 Canada Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Victor Feldbrill.
1971 England Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Adrian Boult at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Thursday 8th April.

The programme also included Wagner's Prelude to Act 1 of Lohengrin & Vaughan Williams's A London Symphony.

[Source: The Annals]
1971

Germany

Pro Arte, subscription Master Piano Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Philharmonie of Berlin on Tuesday 20th April at 8:00 pm.

The programme comprises:
> Beethoven: Sonate D-dur Op.10 Nr.3
> Liszt: Sonate h-moll
> Debussy: [unspecified]
> Chopin: [unspecified]

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins]

1971

Austria

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Mozarteum of Salzburg on Monday 9th August, interpreting works by Beethoven, Debussy, and Liszt.

1971

Austria

Fourth appearance by Claudio Arrau at the Salzburg Festival, Großes Festspielhaus, on 11th August, playing Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor under Alain Lombard conducting the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra.

1971

Netherlands

Claudio Arrau wins the 1971 Edison Award for his 1969 recordings of works by Liszt, including Ballade No.2, Jeux d'eaux, Petrarch Sonetti 104 & 123, Vallée d'Obermann, and Valse oubliée No.1, for the Philips label.
1971 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra [Kölner Radio Symphonieorchester] conducted by Zdenek Macal.
1971 England Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Zdenek Macal.
1971 England Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Adrian Cedric Boult at the Royal Festival Hall on Thursday 8th April at 8:00 pm, as part of the 'Music on the South Bank' program.
1971 England Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Gennadi Rozhdestvensky at the Brighton Festival, in the city of Brighton-and-Hove, on Sunday the 9th of May at 4:00 pm.
1971 England

Claudio Arrau recital at the Odeon Theatre-Cinema of Temple Fortune (Goklers Green, London) on 11th May at 08 pm, performing the following program:

> Beethoven's Sonata No.3 Op 2 No. 3
> Liszt's Sonata in B Minor
> Debussy's Images Book One
> Chopin's Ballade No. 4.
> Chopin's Nocturne Op 62 No. 1
> Chopin's Scherzo No. 1

Proceeds in aid of the Girls' Residential Club of the Stepney Jewish (B'nai B'rith) Clubs and Settlement.

(Please note that the Odeon Theatre-Cinema was demolished in 1982).

1971 Germany Münster's 'Les Leben-Kulturpolitik' magazine of 25 November 1971 publishes a review by Rudolph Reuter entitled Kongeniales Spiel eines singulären Interpreten [Congenial renditions by a unique interpreter], appraising a recent recital by Claudio Arrau which included works by Beethoven, Mozart, Debussy and Chopin.
1971 Israel Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Mann Auditorium of Tel-Aviv on Saturday 12th June at 8:30 pm, with a program comprising:

> Beethoven’s Sonata No.4 in E Flat major Op 7
> Liszt’s Sonata in B minor
> Debussy’s Images Book I
> Chopin’s Ballade No. 4 in F minor Op 52
> Chopin's Nocturne in B major Op 62 No. 1
> Chopin's Scherzo No. 1 in B minor Op 20

Proceeds to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s Musician Pension Fund.

1971

France

Two articles in Paris's 'L'Aurore' of Thursday 17th June, entitled 'Au théâtre des Champs-Elysées: Claudio Arrau' and 'La Musique par Clarendon - Claudio Arrau', apprasing the qualities of a recital given by Arrau on Tuesday 15th June at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, including -

> Liszt's B minor Sonata
> Beethoven Sonata No.4 Op.7
> Debussy's Images Book I
> Chopin's Nocturne in B major Op.62
> Chopin's Ballade Op.52, and
> Chopin's Scherzo Op.20.

1971

France

Poet Pablo Neruda, Ambassador of Chile to France, gave a reception in Paris in Honour of Maestro Claudio Arrau, after his recital there in June.

1971

Austria

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Salzburg Mozarteum on Monday 9th August, presenting the following programme:

> Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.4 Op.7
> Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.23 Op.57 Appassionata
> Debussy: Estampes
> Liszt: Ballade No.2
> Liszt: Gnomenreigen
> Liszt: Etude d' execution transcendante No.11 "Harmonies du soir"
> Liszt: Etude d' execution transcendante No.10

1971 Austria Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Czechoslovak Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Alain Lombard on Wednesday 11th August at the Grosses Festpielhaus of Salzburg.

The programme also included Bartók's Concert for Orchestra.
1971 Canada A recital by Claudio Arrau is presented on the Canadian French television network (CBOFT) on Sunday 15th August at 9:30 pm.

[The Ottawa Journal, Ontario, 14 August 1971]
1971 Brazil Claudio Arrau's recital at 'Sala Cecília Meireles' of Rio de Janeiro on Monday 23rd August at 9:00 pm, as part of the Official Concert Season 1971.

The programme featured the folowing works:
> Beethoven: Sonata op.2 no.3 em Dó maior
> Liszt: Sonata em Si menor (Dedicada a Robert Schumann)
Intervalo
> Debussy: Images
>>>Reflets dans l' eau. Hommage à Rameau. Mouvements.
> Chopin: Balada op.52 no.4 em Fá menor
> Chopin: Noturno op.62 no.1 em Si maior
> Chopin: Scherzo op.20 no.1 em Si menor

1971

Switzerland

Recital by Claudio Arrau on 17th September at the 'Chiesa del Collegio Papio', Ascona, with a programme including the following works:

> Beethoven:  Piano Sonata No.13 in E flat major Op.27 No.1
> Liszt:  Piano Sonata in B minor
> Chopin: Ballade No.3 *
> Chopin:  Ballade No.4 in F minor Op.52
> Chopin:  Nocturne in B major Op.62 No.1
> Chopin:  Scherzo No.1 in B minor Op.20

Recorded by 'Radio della Svitzzera Italiana - Rete 2' and first released on CD in 1996 as Ermitage ERM 182-2 ADD, except *
1971

Canada

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethovens Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3 with the Ottawa National Arts Centre Orchestra conducted by Mario Bernardi at the National Arts Centre on Wednesday 13th October.

[The Ottawa Journal, Ontario, 14 October 1971]

1971-1973

Germany

Maestro Claudio Arrau edits the First Volume of the Complete Beethoven Piano Sonata Urtext Edition, published by C.F. Peters Verlag in Frankfurt.
1972    
1972 U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Naples High School Auditorium, sponsored by the Naples Community Concert Association, Florida, on Wednesday 19th January at 8:30 pm.

[The Naples Daily News, Florida, 16 and 23 January 1972]

1972 U.S.A.

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor with the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Victor Alessandro on Saturday 29th January in the evening, at the San Antonio Theater for Performing Arts.

[Express and News, Texas, 30 January 1972]

1972 England

London's Gramophone magazine of February publishes an interview of Claudio Arrau by journalist Alan Blyth.

Topics include early childhood, studying in Berlin, his professor Martin Krause, his early career, famous musicians at that time, the advent of the Nazis in 1933 (Hittler "was so nonsensical that he couldn't last... I was wrong"), his professional outings away from Germany and, in particular, his trip to South America in 1935, his USA destination and trumph, his recording projects, his various other interests.

[Page 1355. One photograph].

1972 Mexico

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Palacio de Bellas Artes' of Mexico City, on Monday 28th February at 8:30 pm, presenting the following programme:

> Bethoven:  Sonata No.13 .27 No.1
> Liszt:  Sonata in B minor
> Schumann:  Carnaval Op.9

1972 Mexico

Claudio Arrau recital at the 'Palacio de Bellas Artes' of Mexico City, on Monday 6th March at 8:30 pm, including the following works:
I
> Mozart:  Fantasy K.475 and Sonata in C minor K.457
II
> Beethoven:  Sonata No. 32 Op.111
III
> Debussy: Estampes -
> > > > > > Pagodes.  Soirée dans Grenade.  Jardins sous la pluie.
IV
> Chopin:  Fantasy Op.49
> Chopin:  Nocturne Op.62 No. 2
> Chopin:  Scherzo No.4 Op.54

1972 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra [NDR Sinfonieorchester] of Hamburg conducted by Václav Neumann.
1972
Germany

Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, at the Philharmonie with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester] conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini, at 8:00 pm on Sunday 9th and Monday 10th April, at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included Brahms's Symphonie Nr.3.


Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins]

1972 England Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with Jascha Horenstein conducting the London Symphony Orchestra, at London's Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 16th April at 7:30 pm, as part of the LSO 58th Annual International Series 1971-72.

The programme also comprised Beethoven's Leonore Overture No.2 and Schoenberg's Verklaerte Nacht.
1972

Germany

Pro Arte, subscription Master Piano Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Philharmonie of Berlin on Thursday 20th April at 8:00 pm.

The programme consisted of:
> Mozart: Sonate G-dur KV 283
> Brahms: Sonate f-moll Op.5
> Schumann: Symphonischen Etüden

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins]

1972 Portugal Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Grande Audotório of the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon, on Thursday 25th May, as part of the 1971-1972 Season.

The programme featured the following works:
> Mozart:  Fantasia K.475 em dó menor
> Mozart:  Sonata K.457 em dó menor
> Beethoven:  Sonata op.111 em dó menor
Intervalo
> Schumann:  Carnaval op.9
1972 England Claudio Arrau performance of an all-Liszt programme including Sonetti del Petrarca No.104, Sonata in B minor, and Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult, at the Royal Festival Hall on Monday 5th June at 8 pm.
[From June prospectus]
1972 England Claudio Arrau performances of Chopin’s Andante spianato and Grande polonaise brillante Op 22, Fantasy on Polish Airs Op 13, and Variations on “Là ci darem la mano” Op 2, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eliahu Inbal.
1972 England

An all-Chopin programme by Claudio Arrau at the Royal Festival Hall of London, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult on Monday 12th June at 8:00 pm.  Performance in aid of the Sir John Barbirolli Memorial Foundation.

The programme included:

> Fantasy in F minor Op.49
> Nocturne in E Op.62
> Scherzo No.4 in E Op.54
> Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor
Interval
> Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor

'Arrau superb' was the opinion of London's critic for 'The Daily Telegraph' on 13th June.
The 'Arts Guardian' of 13th June elaborated further.

Please note that the June prospectus of 'Music on the South Bank' had printed Chopin's 24 Preludes Op.28, Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise Op.22, and Piano Concerto No.1 as the expected programme for this performance.

1972 Argentina Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, sponsored by the Buenos Aires City Council, as part of the 65th Concert Season on Sunday 13th August at 9:30 pm.

The programme included the following works:
I
> Beethoven: Sonata No.13 en Mi bemol mayor Op.27 No.1
II
> Liszt: Sonata en Si menor (Dedicada a Schumann)
III
> Schumann: Carnaval Op.9
1972 Argentina Buenos Aires 'La Prensa' newspaper of Wednesday 16th August includes a review by L.M.H., entitled Una Ovación recibió en el Colón Claudio Arrau [Ovation for Claudio Arrau at the Colón], of a recital given at the Teatro Colón last Sunday, with a program including Beethoven's Sonata No.13, Liszt's Sonata in B minor, and Schumann's Carnaval Op.9.  

The writer highlights Arrau's consistently serious technical and interpretative approach and professionalism.
1972 Argentina Buenos Aires 'La Nación' newspaper of Wednesday 16th August includes a review entitled Magnífica expresión de arte pianístico of a recital by Claudio Arrau encompassing Beethoven's Sonata No.13, Liszt's Sonata in B minor, and Schumann's Carnaval Op.9.

The writer calls attention to Arrau's highest interpretative qualities as a mature artist and pianist.
1972 Brazil Claudio Arrau's recital at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Rio de Janeiro on Thursday 24th August at 9:00 pm, as part of the 1972 Official Season. this time marking the 150th Anniversary of Brazil's Independence.

The programme comprised the following compositions:
I
> Mozart: Sonata em Sol maior K.283
> Brahms: Sonata em Fa menor Op.5
II
> Schumann: Carnaval Op.9
1972 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, with The Cleveland Orchestra and Aldo Ceccato conducting.

1972

 

U.S.A.

 

New York's LIFE magazine of 25th August publishes an interview entitled The Fragile Genius of a Virtuoso, conducted by Roger Kahn at Claudio Arrau's Vermont estate whereby, at age 69, Arrau speaks of an artist's need to become a vehicle for the composer's spirit, the value of psychoanalysis to combat "fatigue of the spirit", his childhood and youth years marked by Maestro Martin Krause and Dr Hubert Abrahamson, and various other topics of interest.

[Pages 49 to 52 and 54 to 56. Six photographs]
1972 Finland  Claudio Arrau's performance/s at the Helsinki Festival (25 August-11 September).

This entry needs corroboration.
[Source: Le Monde, Paris, 20 July 1972]

1972

England

In an article published in London by Records and Recording monthly of October, entitled ‘Keyboard Oracle’ (Claudio Arrau talks to Richard Osborne), critic Mr. Osborne provides interesting insights into various aspects of Maestro Arrau’s artistic life, music making, unique piano sound, and ample repertory, along with the Maestro’s appreciation of various composers, exemplary pianists, conductors and singers.

Pages from 23 to 29. Cover page photograph. Inside photographs.
1972 Japan Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with the NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) Symphony Orchestra of Tokyo conducted by Bernhard Klee.

1972

Japan

Cover page photograph of Maestro Claudio Arrau on the November issue of The Ongaku No Tomo magazine.

1972

 

U.S.A.

 

Clavier magazine of November (VOL.XI No.8), published in Illinois, contains an extensive interview of Maestro Claudio Arrau, conducted by musicologist and teacher Dean Elder, under the title 'At ease with Claudio Arrau'.  

The interview includes memories from childhood;  opinions on interpretation and the new generation;  piano techniques and approaches;  contemporary composers;  approaches to some works of Beethoven (Appassionata), Liszt, Schubert, Chopin;  concepts of tempo and mood, beat and rhythm, crescendo, accelerando, diminuendo, ritardando, and ritenuto;  approaches to live and recorded performances;  recommended books on several composers, and other educational topics.
 
[Pages 10 through to 19.  Seven photographs]

1972

 

U.S.A.

 

Claudio Arrau appears on Channel 3 WPSX-TV of Pennsylvania, at 7:30 pm on Saturday 16th December, in a repeat of the International Performance programme where he performs Beethoven's Appassionata Sonata, written during the early stages of the composer's deafness, as part of A Tribute to Beethoven celebrating the 202nd anniversary of his birth..

The programme is broadcast again on Monday 18th December through Educational TV and other channels.

[Warren Times-Mirror and Observer, Pennsylvania, 16 December 1972]
1973    

1973

 

U.S.A.

 

Early in the 1970s, most probably in 1973, the National Jewish Appeal of the USA  - founded in New York in 1939 to promote the reception of European Jews as refugees -, conferred upon Maestro Claudio Arrau a Citation for Distinguished Service in recognition of the pianist's outstanding support and contribution in solidarity with the Jewish people.

[Information corroborated by Mr. Martin Hirsh, Spiritual Guide of the Israeli Community in Concepción, Chile]

[Document image by courtesy of the Claudio Arrau Museum of Chillán, Chile, found in the Documents subsection of the Miscellanea section of ArrauHouse - Please see]

1973

U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau on Sunday 14th January at 3:00 pm at the Symphony Hall, as part of the 1972-1973 Boston University Celebrity Series.  

The program included:
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.13 in E-flat Major, Opus 27, No. 1
> Liszt:  B minor Sonata
> Schumann:  Carnaval Opus 9

http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_aboutus/archives4.htm#

1973

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Emperor Concerto with the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra at the Miller Auditorium in the campus of Western Michigan University on Tuesday 23rd January.
[This entry needs corroboration]

1973

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance at the Hunter College Assembly Hall of New York City on Saturday 27th January at 8:00 pm, presented by Columbia Artists Management Inc. 

1973 U.S.A. Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Friday 23rd February at 8:30 pm, as part of the Ninety-Fourth Annual Choral Union Series presented by the University of Michigan's Musical Society.  

The programme included the following works:

>  Beethoven, Sonata No. 13 quasi una fantasia Op.27 No.1
>  Liszt,  Sonata in B minor
Intermission
>  Schumann,  Carnaval Op.9
1973 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance on 27th February of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with Milton Katims conducting the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
1973 Switzerland Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with the Zurich Townhall Symphony Orchestra [Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich] conducted by Gerd Albrecht.
1973 Germany Recital by Claudio Arrau at Wiesbaden, reviewed by Karl Wilhelm Brühl in the Wiesbd Kurier of Monday 26th March under the title 'Meisterschaft der Form order: ein ganzer Abend als Gedicht - Claudio Arrau mit Werken von Beethoven, Schuman und Liszt' [In the league of champions: An entire evening as a poem - Claudio Arrau interprets works by Beethoven, Schumann and Liszt]
1973 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmoniker] and Gary Bertini conducting.
1973 Germany Claudio Arrau performances of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with Eliahu Inbal conducting the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchester (RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin - RSO) in the Radio Grand Concert Hall [Grosser Sendesaal der Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg] at Masurenallee 8-14, as follows:
- > Sunday 1st of April at 11:00 am
- > Monday 2nd of April at 8:00 pm
- > Tuesday 3rd of April at 8:00 pm

The programme also included:
Mozart's Symphonie g-moll K.V. 183, and Albert Roussel's Bacchus et Ariane, 1 und 2, Suite für Orchester, opus 43.

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins[ et al.
1973 France Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with L’Orchestre de Paris conducted by Josef Krips.
1973 Finland Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra [YLE Radion sinfoniaorkesteri] conducted by Okko Kamu.
1973 England Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall with David Atherton conducting.
1973 England Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with the New Philharmonia Orchestra of London, conducted by Sir Charles Groves at the Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday 2nd May at 8:00 pm, as part of the 'Music on the South Bank' program.
The programme also included Brahms's Variations on the St Anthony Chorale and Tippett's Symphony No.2.
1973 England Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Royal Festival Hall, on Monday 7th May at 8:00 pm, as part of the 'Music on the South Bank' program.  

Works performed were:
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.7 in D Op.10 No.3
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111
> Liszt:  Sonata in B minor
1973 Germany Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Schwetzinger Festspiele in Schwetzingen on Sunday 20th May.

The programme included, inter alia, the following works:
> Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.3 Op.10 No.3
> Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.23 op.57 Appassionata

[CD: Hänssler Classic CD 93.703, Germany, 2009].
1973 Italy Recital by Claudio Arrau at Brescia on Sunday 27th May.

Works performed included:
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.7 Op.10 No.3
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.13 Op.27 No.1
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.23 Op.57 Appassionata
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.32 Op.111

[CD: Music & Arts CD-1263, USA, 2012. Sonata No.32 excluded]
1973 England Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 at the Barbican Centre with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Atherton on Tuesday 12th June.

The programme also comprised Gerhard's Metamorphoses (Symphony No.2 revised) and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.2 Little Russian.
1973 France Claudio Arrau's recital at the 'Théatre des Champs'Élysées', Paris, on Thursday 21st June, with a programme comprising the following compositions:

> Beethoven: Sonate no. 7 en ré majeur op.10 no.3
> Beethoven: Sonate no.23 en fa mineur op.57, dite Appassionata
> Brahms: Sonate no.3 en fa mineur op.5
1973
Lebanon

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Baalbeck International Festival on Sunday 22nd of July, with a program comprising Beethoven's Appassionata Sonata, Liszt's B minor Sonata, and Schumann's Carnaval.

The highest appraisals on Monday 23rd July from the Liban Juillet, with an article entitled 'A Baalbeck, Le <Fils Favori> Arrau', and the L'Orient-Le Jour, with an article entitled 'Claudio Arrau, hier soir, à Baalbeck - La nuit des grandes rencontres'.

1973 Argentina Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires with a program consisting of works by Beethoven and Liszt.
1973 Argentina Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 at the Teatro Coliseo of Buenos Aires, on Monday 13th August at 9:30 pm, with a Symphonic Orchestra consisting of  Teachers from the Teatro Colón Standing Orchestra, conducted by Jacques Bodmer, as sponsored by the Wagnerian Association of Buenos Aires.
1973 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, at the Philharmonie with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester] conducted by Gary Bertini on Sunday 7th, Monday 8th, and Tuesday 9th October at 8:00 pm.

The programme also featured Beethoven's Egmont Overture and Schubert's Symphony No.4.


Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins]
1973 England On 11th November music critic Mr. Jenkins, from The Sunday Times of London, publishes an appreciative article, entitled 'Prince of Players ', including material from his recent interview of Claudio Arrau at the Savoy.
1973 England Claudio Arrau performance of Grieg’s Piano Concerto, with Edo de Waart conducting the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall on Thursday 15th November at 8:00 pm, as part of the 'Music on the South Bank' program.
1973 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op 54, with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra conducted by Aldo Ceccato.
1973 Canada Claudio Arrau performances of R.Strauss’s Burleske in D minor and Weber’s Konzertstück Op 79, with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra [L’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal] conducted by Franz Paul Decker.
1973 France Claudio Arrau dedicated a recital to the memory of Nobel Prize poet Pablo Neruda, who died on 23rd September.

The event included:
> Liszt's Sonate in B minor and
> Beethoven's Sonate No.21 Op.53 Waldstein.

Source: Le Monde, Paris, 22 November 1973.
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1974    
1974 Denmark Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Danish Radio Orchestra conducted by J. Franson.  http://arrausite.free.fr/Index.html
1974 Finland Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra (Helsinki) and Ulf  Soderblom conducting.
1974 Austria Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra [Wiener Symphoniker] conducted by Eliahu Inbal.
1974 U.S.A.

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor with the Utah Symphony Orchestra conducted by visiting conductor Joseph Rosenstock on Thursday 31st January in the evening, at the auditorium of the Weber State College Fine Arts Center in Ogden.

[The Ogden Standard-Examiner, Utah, 2 February 1974]

1974 U.S.A.

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor with the Utah Symphony Orchestra under visiting conductor Joseph Rosenstock on Saturday 2nd February in the evening, at the Salt Lake City Tabernacle.

[The Salt lake Tribune, Utah, 4 February 1974]

1974 U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, on Sunday 17th February at 3:00 pm, this being the 'Third Concert Series B' of 'Great Performers at Avery Fisher Hall'.  

The programme included the following works:
> Beethoven:  Sonata for Piano No.7 in D major Op.10 No.3
> Beethoven:  Sonata for Piano No.21 in C major Op.53 Waldstein
Intermission
> Brahms:  Sonata for Piano in F minor Op.5

1974 U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at The Met of New York, as part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art Concerts 1973-74, on Saturday 9th March.  

The programme included the following works:
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.26 in E flat Major Op.81a Les adieux
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.23 in F minor op.578 Appassionata
Intermission
> Liszt:  Sonata in B minor

1974 Germany

Pro Musica, subscription Master Piano Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Philharmonie of Berlin on Friday 29th March at 8:00 pm.

The programme consisted of:
> Beethoven: Sonate Nr.26 Op.81a
> Beethoven: Sonate Nr.21 Op.53
> Brahms: Sonate f-moll Op.5

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins]

1974 Germany Article by Friedrich Roemer in Berlin's "Die Welt" of 1st April, entitled "Ein Grandseigneur des Klavierspiels" [A Master of the Piano], appraising a Beethoven's [Les adieux, Waldstein] and Brahms's [f-moll] sonata recital given by Claudio Arrau at Berlin's Philharmonic Hall on Friday 29th March.
1974 England Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1 in C major Op.15 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Meredith Davies at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on Tuesday 7th May at 7:30 pm.

The programme also included Beethoven's Overture 'Fidelio' and Ninth (Choral) Symphony with the Royal Choral Society.
1974 England Claudio Arrau performs on 15th May at the Brighton Festival (7-19 May 1974).
1974 France Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with L’Orchestre de Paris conducted by Alain Lombard.
1974 France Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with L'Orchestre de Paris and Georg Solti conducting.
1974 England Claudio Arrau performance of R.Strauss’s Burleske for Piano and orchestra in D minor, and Liszt's Piano Concerto No.2, with the New Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Kurt Masur, at the Royal Festival Hall of London on Wednesday 19th June at 8:00 pm.
The programme also included Strauss's Don Juan Overture and Prokofiev's Scynthian Suite.
1974 Australia

Claudio Arrau's fifth tour of Australia for the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission) in August.

1974 Australia

Claudio Arrau performance with the South Australian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Carlo Bagnoli, at the Adelaide Festival Theatre on Tuesday 6th of August at 8:00 pm, as presented by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

The programme included Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor Op.54 and R.Strauss's Burlesque for Piano and Orchestra (as well as Weber's Oberon Overture and Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture).

1974 Australia

The Age, Melbourne, of Thursday 15th August reports on Maestro Claudio Arrau's recent arrival in Melbourne and his sold-out performance at the Town Hall this evening, which will be attended by Prime Minister Gough Whitlam.

Arrau's three recitals in Melbourne (including Saturday 17th and Tuesday 20th August) are reported as featuring compositions of Beethoven.

1974 Australia Claudio Arrau performance with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Patrick Thomas, at the Brisbane City Hall on Saturday 24th August at 8:00 pm.

Copy of concert program kept at the State Library of Queensland, Local id: QSL772417 Shelf: G 780.78 1974.
1974 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with the touring Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Daniel Baremboim in New York on 13th October.
1974 Sweden

Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto [Pianokonsert a-moll op.54], with the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra [Göteborgs Symfoniker] conducted by Dean Dixon at the Great Concert Hall [Stora salen] on Thursday 24th October at 8:00 pm.
The programme concluded with Bruckner's Symphony No.2.

1974 Wales

Claudio Arrau recital sponsored by the Merlin Music Society, as part of its 1974/75 Season, at the Monmouth School Hall on Thursday 7th November at 7:30 pm, with a programme comprising the following works:

> Beethoven:  Piano Sonata No.26 Op.81a Les adieux

> Liszt:  Piano Sonata in B minor G.178
Interval
> Brahms:  Piano Sonata No.3 in F minor Op.5

1974 England Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, with Arvid Yansons conducting the Hallé Orchestra at Manchester's Free Trade Hall on Sunday 10th November at 7:30 pm, as part of the Hallé Concerts Society's 117th Season 1974-75.

The programme also included the National Anthem and Shostakovich's Symphony No.15 in A.
1974 England

Claudio Arrau's participation in the Steinway Inaugural Recital at the Lancaster University of Lancashire, as part of the University Concerts season, on Tuesday 12th November at 7:30 pm, with a programme consisting of:

> Beethoven:  Piano Sonata No.26 in E flat major Op.81a Les adieux
> Liszt:  Piano Sonata in B minor
Interval
> Brahms:  Piano Sonata No.3 in F minor Op.5

1974 England Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto Nos. 1, with Bernard Haitink conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall on Thursday 14th November at 8:00 pm, forming part of the 'Music on the South Bank' program and in aid of the LPO National Appeal Fund.

The programme also comprised Rossini's Overture The Italian Girl in Algiers & Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade.
1974 England Claudio Arrau performances of Brahms’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, with Bernard Haitink conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall on Thursday 14th November at 8:00 pm and Sunday 17th November at 7:30 pm, respectively, being part of the 'Music on the South Bank' program.
1974 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and R.Strauss’s Burleske in D minor, with the Musica Aeterna Orchestra of New York conducted by Frederic Waldman.
1974 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra (Pennsylvania) conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.
1974 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with the Utah Symphony Orchestra and Joseph Rosenstock conducting.
1974 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski.
1974 U.S.A. Performance by Claudio Arrau of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op 54, with Emerson Buckley conducting the Miami Philharmonic Orchestra.
1974 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Utah Symphony Orchestra under Maurice Abravanel.

1974/5

U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau as part of the 1974-1975 Boston University Celebrity Series.
http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_aboutus/archives4.htm#

1974/5
World
Claudio Arrau's world tour.

1974-1978

Germany

Claudio Arrau edits the Second Volume of the Complete Beethoven Piano Sonata Urtext Edition, with his former pupil Philip Lorenz's collaboration and L. Hoffmann-Erbrecht's musical revision, published by C.F. Peters Verklag in Frankfurt on the Main.
1975    
1975 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performances at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, with The Musica Aeterna Orchestra conducted by Frederic Waldman, on Saturday 18th January and Sunday 19th January, in th evenings. 

The programme started with Teleman's Overture in C major and continued with:
>  Weber:  Konzertstück for piano and orchestra Op.79
>  Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major Op.73
1975 Canada Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 The Emperor, with the National Arts Centre Orchestra conducted by Raffi Armenian, in the first of a pair of Seagram's Celebrity Concerts, on Tuesday 21st January in the evening, at the NAC Opera, Ottawa.

The programme also included Srul Irvig Glick's Suite Hebraique.
[Ottawa hears a legend. The Ottawa Journal, Ontario, 22 January 1975]
1975 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance at Brooklyn College's Walt Whitman Hall, New York, as part of the Guest Artist Series with The Musica Aeterna Orchestra conducted by Frederic Waldman, on Saturday 25th January at 8:00 pm.
 
The programme included:
>  Teleman:  Overture in C major
>  Weber:  Konzertstück for piano and orchestra
>  Beethoven:  Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major
1975 Netherlands Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam [Das Königliche Concertgebouw Orchester Amsterdam] and Colin Davis conducting.
1975 Netherlands Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, with The Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jean Fournet.
1975 U.S.A.

Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Centre, New York, on Sunday 9th March, as part of the Hurok International Series 1974-75.  

The programme included:
I
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.4 in E flat major Op.7
II
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
III
> Schumann:  Études symphoniques Op.13

1975 Switzerland

Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Grosser Tonhallesaal, forming part of the Zurich Concert Society's Master Cycle [Konzertgesellschaft Zürich], on Wednesday 2nd April at 8:15 pm, with a programme including:

> Beethoven: Sonata No.26 in A flat Op.81a Les adieux
> Beethoven: Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
> Schumann: Symphonic Studies Op.13, with five posthumous variations

1975 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th April, at 8:00 pm, at the Philharmonie, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester] conducted by Uri(el) Segal.

This subscription programme also included Blacher's Pentagramm für 16 Streichinstrumente, and Brahms's Serenade Nr 2 in A-dur für kleines Orchester op.16.

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins] et al.
1975 Austria Extraordinary piano recital by Claudio Arrau for the Friends of the Vienna Music Society [Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien] on Monday 14th April, with a programme consisting of:

> Beethoven:  Klaviersonate Nr.26 Es-Dur Opus 81a Les adieux
> Brahms:  Klaviersonate Nr.3 f-Moll Opus 5
> Schumann:  12 Symphonische Etüden für Klavier Opus 13 und 5
> Variationen Opus posth.
1975 Germany Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the City of Erlangen's Grand Hall on Wednesday 16th April at 8:oo pm, as part of the GVE Charitable Society of Erlangen's 8th subscription concert, with a programme consisting of:

> Beethoven:  Klaviersonate Nr.26 Es-Dur op.81a Les adieux
> Brahms:  Klaviersonate Nr.3 f-Moll op.5
> Schumann:  12 symphonische Etüden für Klavier op.13 und
> Variationen op.posth
1975 Germany

Pro Arte, subscription Master Piano Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Philharmonie of Berlin on Tuesday 22nd April at 8:00 pm.

The programme festured the following works:
> Beethoven: Sonate Nr.4 Es-dur Op.7
> Beethoven: Sonate Nr.23 f-moll Op.57
> Schumann: Symphonische Etüden Op.13 und Variationen Op.posth.

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins]

1975 Sweden Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra [Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester] and Gary Bertini conducting.
1975 Sweden

Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra [Sveriges Radios Symfoniorkester] and Gary Bertini conducting, at the Stockholm Concert Hall on Sunday 27th April at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included Mozart's Symphony No.29 and Stravinsky's Suite from The Firebird.

1975 France Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 at the Ville de Strasbourg on Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th April, with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg conducted by Alceo Galliera.
1975 Italy

Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 at the Auditorio di Via della Conciliazione in Rome, on Sunday 4th and Monday 5th May, with the Orchestra Stabile dell' Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, conducted by Gary Bertini, as part of the 1974-75 Symphonic Season.

The program commenced with B.Bettinelli's Studio per orchestra, and Schubert's Sinfonia no. 4 in do minore Tragica.

1975 England Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Royal Festival Hall, on Wednesday 4th June at 8:00 pm, as part of the 'Music on the South Bank' program.  

Works performed were:
> Beethoven: Sonata No.26 in A flat Op.81a Les adieux
> Beethoven: Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
Interval
> Brahms: Sonata No.3 in F minor Op.5
1975 England

Recital by Claudio Arrau at The Congress Theatre of Eastbourne, East Sussex, on Tuesday 10th June, forming part of the Eastbourne Festival '75, with a programme comprising the following works:

> Beethoven:  Sonata No.26 Op.81a Les adieux
> Liszt:  Sonata in B minor
Intermission
> Schumann:  Études symphoniques Op.13 (Études en forme de
> var
iations), including five variations posthumes

1975 England

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Free Trade Hall of Manchester, Lancashire, on Thursday 12th June at 7:30 pm, as part of the '1975 Hallé Proms Programme'.  

Works performed included:
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.26 in E flat Op.81a Les adieux
> Liszt:   Sonata in B minor
Interval
> Schumann:   Études symphoniques Op.13

1975 Wales

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Llandaff Cathedral on Saturday 14th June at 7:30 pm, as part of the 'Llandaff Festival June' 75'.

Works performed included:
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.26 in E flat Op.81a Les adieux
> Liszt:   Sonata in B minor
Interval
> Schumann:   Études symphoniques Op.13

1975

England

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5, at the Royal Festival Hall, as part of the "Music on the South Bank" program, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under David Atherton, on Monday 16th of June at 8:00 pm.
 
The programme commenced with Beethoven's Symphony No.2.
1975 Scotland Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with Alexander Gibson conducting The Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
1975 Austria Claudio Arrau's recital in Vienna on Monday 14th July.

1975

Austria

Fifth participation by Claudio Arrau at the Salzburg Festival, Großes Festspielhaus, on 3rd August:  Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 under André Previn conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.

The programme also included Elgar's Cockaigne overture Op.40 and Prokofiev's 5th Symphony.

1975 Scotland Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with The Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Alexander Gibson, at the Usher Hall on Sunday 24th August at 7:30 pm, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

The programme also included Robin Orr's Symphony No.2 and Prokofiev's Suite from Romeo and Juliet.
1975 Scotland Usher Hall recital by Claudio Arrau on Monday 25th August at 8:00 pm, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival, with a programme including:

> Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.26 in E flat Op.81a Les adieux
> Liszt: Sonata in B minor
> Schumann: Etudes symphoniques Op.13
1977 Finland Recital by Claudio Arrau at Turku in August.

Works performed included:
> Brahms:  Piano Sonata No.3 Op.5

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[CD: Music & Arts CD-1263, USA, 2012]
1975 England Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with the London Symphony Orchestra under André Previn.
1975 England Claudio Arrau performance with the English Chamber Orchestra (ECO) at Windsor on 10th October.
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1975 England Celebrity Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Theatre Royal, in Newcastle upon Tyne, on Sunday 12th October at 19:30, with a program including the following works:

> Beethoven:  Sonata No.3 in C, Op.2 No.3
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.32 in C minor, Op.111
> Liszt:  Sonata in B minor (dedicated to Schumann)
1975 England

Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1, with Kurt Sanderling conducting the New Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall on Wednesday 15th October at 8:00 pm, being part of The Royal Philharmonic Society's 164th Season and the 'Music on the South Bank' program.

1975 Britain Claudio Arrau performance with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) at Edinburgh on 17th October.
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1975 Britain Claudio Arrau performance with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) at Glasgow on 18th October.
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1975 Britain Claudio Arrau recital at Birmingham on 21st October.
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1975 England Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2, with the Hallé Orchestra conducted by James Loughran at the Free Trade Hall of Manchester on Thursday 23rd October at 7:30 pm, as part of the Hallé Concerts Society's 118th Season 1975-76.

The programme also included Mahler's Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor.
1975 England

Claudio Arrau performance at the Friends of Alyn's Fourth Gala Recital in benefit of the Kiryat Hayovel Hospital for Disabled Children, Jerusalem, at The Great Hall, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, on Sunday 26th October, with a programme including:

> Beethoven:  Piano sonata No.3 in C major Op.2 No.3
> Liszt:  Sonata in B minor

1975 Britain Claudio Arrau recital at Huddersfield on 28th October.
[This entry needs corroboration]
1975 England

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Bedford Corn Exchange on Thursday 30th October, sponsored by the Bedford Music Club, with a programme comprising the following works:

Beethoven:  Sonata No.3 in C major Op.2 No.3
Beethoven:  Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111
Interval
Ravel:  Gaspard de la nuit [Ondine. Le gibet. Scarbo.]
Liszt:  Gnomenreigen
Liszt:  Mephisto Waltz

1975 England Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2, with the Hallé Orchestra conducted by James Loughran at the Royal Festival Hall on Friday 31st October at 8:00 pm, forming part of the 'Music on the South Bank' program and the Hallé Concerts Society's 118th Season 1975-76.

The programme also included Mahler's Symphony No.5 in C sharp minor.

1975

Hungary

Maestro Claudio Arrau wins the 1975 Liszt Record Grand Prix for his 1971 recordings of Liszt's Complete concert paraphrases on operas by Verdi, for the Philips label.

1975



 

U.S.A.



 

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Middletown High School of New York on Saturday 15th November as part of the Greater Middletown Arts Council's 15th Great Performance Series.  

The program comprised:
> Beethoven's Sonata No.3 in C  major Op 2 No. 3
>
Beethoven's
Sonata No.31 in A flat major Op 110
> Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit
> Liszt's Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes)
>
Liszt's
Mephisto Waltz (Dance in the Village Inn - After Lanau's 'Faust')

1975

 

U.S.A.

 

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Avery Fisher Hall of New York on 23rd November.

The program comprised:
> Beethoven's early Sonata in C  Op 2 No. 3 (No.3)
>
Beethoven's
late Sonata in A flat Op 110 (No.31)
> Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit
> Liszt's Gnomenreigen
>
Liszt's
Mephisto Waltz

Critic John Rockwell found Arrau's "technique at 72 as exciting and impeccable as ever before".
[The New York Times of 24th November]
1975 Mexico

Double concerto performance by Claudio Arrau with the Mexican State Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sonfónica del Estado de México] under visiting conductor Anshel Brusilow on Saturday 29th of November.

The program consisted of:
> Kabalevsky: Obertura a 'Colas Breugnon'
> Beethoven: Concierto para piano y orquesta No.4
Intermedio
> Brahms: Concierto para piano y orquesta No.2

[Note that the original program showed Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1 instead of No.4]

1975 Mexico

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Palacio de Bellas Artes' of Mexico City on Monday 1st December at 8:30 pm, presenting the following works:

> Beethoven:  Sonata No.3 en la mayor Op.2 No.3
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.31 en la bemol Op.110
> Ravel:  Gaspard de la nuit
> Liszt:  Danza de los enanos (Gnomenreigen)
> Liszt:  Vals de Mefisto

1975 Mexico

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Auditorio de la Reforma' of Puebla, as part of the September-December 'VII Festival de Puebla' International Music Festival, on Wednesday 3rd December at 9:15 pm.

The programme comprised the following works:
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.26 en mi bemol mayor Op.81a Los adioses
> Liszt:  Sonata en si menor (dedicada a Schumann)
Intermission:
> Schumann:  Estudios sinfónicos en forma de variaciones Op.13
> (inclusive 5 variaciones póstumas)

1975 Mexico

Claudio Arrau recital at the Tepotzotlán Festival, State of México, sponsored by the 'Museo Nacional del Virreinato', on Saturday 6th of December at 6:30 pm, with a programme including the following works:

> Beethoven:  Piano Sonata No.3 in C major Op.2 No.3
> Beethoven:  Piano Sonata No.31 in A flat major Op.110
Intermission
> Ravel:  Gaspard de la nuit (Ondine. Le gibet. Scarbo)
> Liszt:  Gnomenreigen
> Liszt:  Mephisto Waltz

1975 U.S.A. Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Theresa L Kaufman Concert Hall (92nd Street YM-YWHA), New York, on 20th December, featuring an all-Beethoven programme consisting of:

> Sonata No.30 in E major Op.109
> Sonata No.31 in A flat major Op.110
> Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111

Début performance of Maestro Arrau at the 92nd Street Y to mark the reopening of the Kaufmann Concert Hall.

[CD: APR 5633, Mono ADD, released in the UK in 2004 and dedicated to Friede Rothe Sterling (1914-2003), Claudio Arrau's Personal Manager for nearly 50 years]
1975 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with The Queens Symphony Orchestra of New York and Dr Ernst Katz conducting.
1975 Canada Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski.
1975 Canada Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with the Toronto National Arts Centre Orchestra under Raffi Armenian.
1976    

1976

U.S.A. 

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the C.W. Post College Center Auditorium, Brookville, Long Island, New York, on Saturday 3rd January at 8:40 pm.  The Programme included the following works:

> Beethoven:  Sonata No.26 in E flat Major Op.81a Les adieux
> Liszt:  Sonata in B minor (Dedicated to Schumann)
Intermission
> Schumann:  Etudes symphoniques Op.13 -
> Etudes en forme de variations, including five Variations posthumes


[CD for Liszt Sonata: Music and Arts CD-1205, USA, 2007]

1976

U.S.A. 

Claudio Arrau performances of Brahms’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, with Guy Tailor conducting the Fresno Philharmonic Orchestra in California on 16th January.

The programme also included Brahms's Academic Festival Overture.

1976




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S.A.



 

 

 




Publication of  "Memories of Berlin  - Twilight of the Weimar Culture", a documentary film produced, directed, photographed, and edited by Gary Conklin (Pasadena, California) in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
- Format: 16 mm film. DVD. VHS.
- Duration: 67'34".
- Language: English.


"During the brief span of 15 years, following WWI and until 1933, Berlin attracted the most dazzling artistic and scientific talents of the 20th century - from Einstein's physics to Brecht's epic theatre, from Schoenberg's twelve-tone scale to the modern design of Walter Gropius's Bauhaus".

This is an interview-based, illustrated documentary about the Golden Age of Berlin in the 1920s and early 1930s, featuring the views of actual protagonists of the times, such as Christopher Isherwood (writer), Louise Brooks (actress), Lotte Eisner (film historian), Elisabeth Bergner (actress), Francis/Franz Lederer (actor), Carl Zuckmayer (dramatist), Gregor Piatagorsky (cellist), Claudio Arrau (pianist), Rudolf Kolisch (violinist), Mischa Spoliansky (composer), Herbert Bayer (designer and painter), Mrs Ise Gropius (about Bauhaus design), and Arthur Koestler (journalist and author).

Claudio Arrau admired the artistic development of this emancipating period of History coinciding with his youthful years, a highly creative, as well as decadent, period that came to an abrupt end with the advent of the Nazi regime.

Arrau is seen in two segments filmed in the 1960s - in one lamenting the destruction of his beloved Stern Conservatoire and adjacent Beethoven Saal in Berlin, and, in the other, admiring Arthur Schnabel and the great orchestral and opera conductors during the Weimar period (Wilhelm Furtwängler, Otto Klemperer, Erich Kleiber, Bruno Walter, Leo Blech).

http://garyconklinfilms.com/Berlin.html

1976 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op 54, with the Sudwestfunk Symphony Orchestra [Südwestfunk-Sinfonieorchester] conducted by Ernest Bour.
1976 Germany Claudio Arrau performances of R.Strauss’s Burleske in D minor and Weber’s Konzertstück in F minor Op 79, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester] conducted by Aldo Ceccato at the Philharmonie on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th April at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included Schwarz-Schilling's Introduktion und Fuge für Streichorchester and Tschaikowsky's Symphonie Nr.II Op.17.
1976 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of R.Strauss’s Burleske in D minor and Weber’s Konzertstück in F minor Op 79, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester] conducted by Aldo Ceccato at the Philharmonie on Friday 30thApril at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included Schwarz-Schilling's Introduction und Fugue for String Orchestra and Tschaikowsky's Symphony No.2 Op.17.

This event was sponsored by the Minister for Family, Youth and Sports for the promotion of young musicians and listeners.
1976 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op 54, with the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra [Kölner Radio Symphonie Orchester] conducted by Rafael Jeroným Kubelík.

1976

Czechoslovakia

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Prague Spring Festival with a program including, inter alia, Schumann's Symphonic Etudes, and Beethoven Sonate No.3 in C Op.2 No.3.
[Appian Publications and Recordings: CD APR 5631, 2000]

[Appian Publications and Recordings: CD APR 5632, 2001]

1976 Israel Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with Zubin Mehta conducting the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra in Tel Aviv.
1976 Austria Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra [Wiener Symphoniker] conducted by Ferdinand Leitner.
1976 France Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with L’Orchestre national de France conducted by Gabriel Chmura.
1976 England Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with Klaus Tennstedt conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.
1976 England

Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Corn Exchange Entertainment and Arts Centre, Ipswich, Suffolk, on Saturday 22nd May at 7:30 pm, with a programme including:

> Beethoven:  Sonata No.30 in E, Op.109
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.32 in C minor, Op.111
Interval
> Schumann:  Études Symphoniques Op.13 [which replaced previously advertised Beethoven's Sonata No.31 in A flat, Op.110]

1976 England Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Royal Festival Hall, on Monday 24th May at 8:00 pm, as part of the 'Music on the South Bank' program.  Works performed were (two different prints made):

Recital programme
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.30 in E major, Op.109
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.32 in C minor, Op.111
> Schumann:  Études symphoniques, Op.13

Prospectus with all programs for May
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.30 in E Op.109
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.31 in A flat Op.110
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111
1976 England Recital by Claudio Arrau for the Abbotsholme Arts Society at the Sudbury Hall in Staffordshire, on Wednesday 26th May at 8:00 pm.
 
Works performed were:
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.3 in C major Op.2 No.3
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111
Interval
> Liszt:  Sonata in B minor (dedicated to Schumann)
1976 England

All-Brahms performances by Claudio Arrau as part of the International Celebrity Concerts at the Royal Albert Hall of London, with the New Philharmonia Orchestra under Neville Marriner, on Sunday 6th June, with a programme consisting of:

>  Academic Festival Overture
>  Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.15
Interval
>  Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat, Op.83

1976 Switzerland

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 Op.83 with the Orchestre national de France conducted by Igor Markevitch, on Thursday 10th June at the Théâtre de Beaulieu of Lausanne, as part of the Lausanne International Festival.

[CD: INA IMV022, France, 1996, including the concerto and an audio interview of Maestro Arrau by Cyril Huvé in French, with a printed translation into English]

1976 France Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Igor Markevitch conducting L'Orchestre national de France at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris.

Maestro Claudio Arrau replaced Emil Gilels who was unable to attend.  Curiously enough, this fortuitous occasion finally seemed to have afforded Arrau, for the very first time, the true admiration of the French critic and public, so late in his outstanding career.

[Source: Le Monde, Paris, 5 July 1997.
Brahms révélé, by Alain Lompech]

CD:  INA, mémoire vive: IMV 022. 2001.
1976 England Piano recital by Claudio Arrau on Tuesday 29th June at 8:00 pm, at the University of York Central Hall, Heslington, being part of the 'York Festival & Mystery Plays 11 June - 4 July', with a performance comprising the following works:

> Beethoven:  Sonata No.3 in C major Op.2 No.3
> Liszt:  Sonata in B minor
Interval
> Schumann:  Études symphoniques Op.13
    (including five posthumous variations) 
1976 Mexico

Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 at the 'Palacio de Bellas Artes', the 'Catedral Metropolitana', and the 'Auditorio Nacional' of Mexico City, with The Americas' Philharmonic Orchestra [Orquesta Filarmónica de las Americas] conducted by Sixten Ehrling, on Thursday 19th, Saturday 21st, and Sunday 22nd of August, respectively.

The programme also included Wagner's Das Meistersingers, and Nielsen's Symphony No.5.

1976 Mexico

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Palacio de Bellas Artes' of Mexico City, on Tuesday 24th of August at 9:00 pm, presented by the 'Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes' and the 'Asociación Musical Daniel A.C.', with a programme consisting of the following works:

> Beethoven: Sonata No.30 en mi mayor Op.109
> Beethoven: Sonata No.28 en fa menor Op.57 Appassionata
Intermedio
> Brahms: Sonata No.3 en fa menor Op.5

1976 U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Concerto No.1 for Piano and Orchestra in D minor Op.15, with The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Zubin Mehta at the Carnegie Hall of New York on Thursday 9th of September, as part of the 1976-77 Season.
The programme also included Brahms's Symphony No.4 in Eminor Op.98.

1976 England Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat Op.83 at the Birmingham Town Hall, with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra under Meredith Davies, on Thursday 7th October at 7:30 pm.

The programme also included Mozart's Cosi fan tutte Overture and Beethoven's Symphony No.2.
1976 Scotland Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Candleriggs City Hall, Glasgow, on Sunday 10th October at 3:15 pm, with the financial support of the Scottish Arts Council, as part of the Masterconcert Series.  Works performed were:

> Beethoven:  Sonata No.30 in E major, Op.109
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.32 in C minor, Op.111
> Schumann:  Études symphoniques, Op.13
1976 England Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Tuesday 12th October at 7:30 pm, as part of the Tuesday Subscription Series, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Franz-Paul Decker.
 
Other works performed were Gunther Schuller's Seven Studies on Themes of Paul Klee, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.4.
1976 England Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor at the Royal Festival Hall on Thursday 14th October at 8:00 pm, as part of the Concert Season 1976/77, with The London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Klaus Tennstedt.
 
Other works performed were Beethoven's Overture Coriolan and Bruckner's Symphony No.4 Romantic.

1976

Germany

Claudio Arrau's live performance and recording in München of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra [Symphonie-Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks] under Leonard Bernstein on 17th October in benefit of Amnesty International.

[Released on LP and reel-to-reel tape by Deutsche Grammophon in 1977, on CDR by En Larmes in 2002, and on CD by Deutsche Grammophon in 2007]

1976

U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau on Monday 15th November in the evening, at the Syracuse Civic Center, sponsored by the Civic Morning Musicals.

The programme comprised the following three contrasting compositions:
> Beethoven: Late Piano Sonata No. 30 Op.109
> Liszt: Monumental Piano Sonata in B minor
> Brahms: Great Piano Sonata No.3 in F minor Op.5

[Musicianship Marks Every Measure, by William Fleming,
The Post-Standard
, New York, 16 November 1976]

1976 Canada Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with The Montreal Symphony Orchestra [L’Orchestre symphonique de Montréal] conducted by Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos.

1976

U.S.A. 

Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with Rafael Jeroným Kubelík conducting the New York Philharmonic Orchestra at the Avery Fisher Hall of the Lincoln Center in N.Y. on Thursday 18th, Friday 19th, Saturday 20th, and Tuesday 23rd November.

The programme also included Beethoven's Egmont Overture and Dvorak's Symphony No.9 From the New World.

Live from Lincoln Centre Telecast Series, hosted by Dick Cavett, aired nationally on Saturday 20th November through various television networks.

[The Columbus Telegram, Nebraska, 20 November 1976]
[The Hamlin Herald, Texas, 17 February 1977]. Et al.

1976

U.S.A.

Performance by Claudio Arrau in Ithaca, N.Y., on Friday 3th December at 8:15 pm, as part of the Cornell University's Bailey Hall Concert Series.

[The Post-Standard, NY, 27 November 1976]
[This entry needs corroboration and completion]

1976

U.S.A. 

Claudio Arrau recital at the Boston Symphony Hall on Monday 6th December in the afternoon, as part of the Boston University Celebrity Series.

The programme included the following compositions:
> Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.30 in E major Op.109
> Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.21 in C major Op.53 Waldstein
> Brahms: Piano Sonata No.3 in F minor Op.5

[The Lowell Sun, Massachusetts, 7 December 1976]

1976

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performances of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, and R.Strauss's Burlesque in D minor, with Thomas Michalak conducting the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in its Golden Anniversary Season, at the Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Friday 17th, Saturday 18th, and Sunday 19th December, at 8:30 pm, 8:00 pm and 2:30 pm, respectively

The programme also included Britten's Variations on a Theme by Frank Bridge Opus 10 and R.Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks.
1976 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra conducted by Henry Lewis.
1976 U.S.A.  Excerpts from Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1, recorded by Arrau with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Eliahu Inbal for the Philips label, inserted in the film The little girl who lives down the lane, directed by Nic(h)olas Gessner.

1976/7

U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau as part of the 1976-1977 Boston University Celebrity Series.
http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_aboutus/archives4.htm#

1977    

1977

U.S.A.

Release in Berkerley, California, of "Claudio Arrau: a Life in Music", an essential documentary film by Robert Snyder showing the Maestro at home and on stage, expressing his views on art, culture, music and interpretation, and performing excerpts from works by Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin, Weber, and Schumann.
M
[Master and Masterworks NTSC videotape and DVD - 60 minutes]

1977 Switzerland

Robert C. Bachmann wrote Gespräch mit Musikern or Große Interpreten im Gespräch (originally published in German by Hallwag AG, Berne, in 1977).  A French translation by the title A l'écoute des grands interprètes was piblished by Editions Payot Lausanne also in 1977, with ISBN 2-601-00011-2. 

This is a compilation of interviews with narrations covering thirteen outstanding musicians.  Claudio Arrau's section runs from page 35 to page 53, including two pages of photographs.

Topics covered range from biographical details, career advancement, the development of an extensive repertoire, cultural enlightenment, and winning important competitions  to  personal philosophy, psychology and physics concerning the evolution of human beings vis-à-vis music making and spiritual elevation.

There are opinions on approach to learning new works, criteria for a valid interpretation, the characteristics of current times, and the need for young artists to combat vanity.

Description of Arrau appearance, demeanour, gestures and body language: modesty and seriousness. Arrau's art defined as a happy blend of fidelity to the composer, virtuisity, musicality, élan and sensitivity. The Classics, the Romantics, Beethoven and the avant-garde.  The critiques, other musicians. Arrau's home environment.

1977 Switzerland In an interview with Robert C. Bachmann, author of   Große Interpreten im Gespräch / A l'écoute des grands interprètes  (please see above), Maestro Caudio Arrau expressed his appreciation for two modern composers whose works he would like to learn and play, if he had time to study them.

They were:
      > Karlheinz Stockhausen
      > Hans Werner Henze

[See also entry in 1952, USA]
1977 Canada

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 Op.58 with the 'Orchestre symphonique de Montréal' conducted by Franz-Paul Decker on 8th and 9th February at the 'Place des Arts' of Montréal, as part of 'Les concerts du Maurier' series with the MSO (1976/77 Season).

The first part of the program included Mozart's Symphonie No.29 K.201, and Lutoslawski's Concerto pour orchestre.

1977 U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Pasadena's Ambassador Auditorium on Sunday 13th February in the evening, performing the following compositions:

> Beethoven:  Piano Sonata No.30 in E major Op.109
> Liszt:  Piano Sonata in B minor
> Brahms:  Piano Sonata No.3 in F minor Op.5

[Independent, California, 15 February 1977]

1977 U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 92nd Street Y on Monday 7th March at 8:00 pm. presenting a programme with the following works:

> Beethoven:  Sonata No.30 in E major Op.109
> Liszt:  Sonata in B minor
Intermission
> Brahms:  Sonata No.3 in F minor Op.5

1977


Germany


Hamburg recital by Claudio Arrau in March at age 74, with a program including Beethoven's Piano Sonata Op.109, Liszt's Sonata in B minor, and Brahms's Sonata Op.5.

Highly appreciative review by M.A.B. in the Hamburger Anzeiger of 15th March under the title "Keine Zugabe mehr möglich - Claudio Arrau nach Mammutprogramm Begeistert Gefeiert" [Insuperable – Claudio Arrau inspired festival with mammoth programme].

1977

Germany 

Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with Uri Segal conducting the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Beethoven Hall on 23rd March.

[CDR: Vibrato VLL 380, 2009, USA-Japan]
1977 Switzerland Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Zurich Townhall Symphony Orchestra [Tonhalle Orchester Zürich] conducted by Lorin Maazel.

1977

Poland 

Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 on Thursday 24th, Friday 25th and Saturday 26th March, with the National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of Warsaw conducted by Witold Rowicki, to inaugurate a Concert Cycle in commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of Beethoven's Death.

The programme also included Beethoven's Overture Leonore III and Symphony No.3 Op.55 Eroica.

1977


Germany


Recital by Claudio Arrau in late March at the Nuremberg Private Music Club, with a program including:

> Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.30 Op.109
> Liszt's Piano Sonata in B minor
> Brahms's Piano Sonata No.3 Op.5.

Most appreciative review by Br. Breithaupt in the Nürnberger Zeitung of 31st March under the title "Die Kunts des Klavierdialogs - Claudio Arrau spielte beim Privatmusikverein" [The art of piano dialogue - Claudio Arrau played at the Private Music Club], emphasising the demanding programme chosen and the inner, intimate identification of Arrau with these works.

Most appreciative review by Willi Wörthmüller in the Nadvidten of 31st March under the title "Gratwanderung über drei Gipfel: Claudio Arrau spielte in Nürnberg Beethove, Liszt, Brahms - Der 73 Jährige Klangmagier vollendeter Tastenkunst" [A walk over three summits:  Claudio Arrau played Beethoven, Liszt and Brahms in Nuremberg - The perfect keyboard art of a 73 year old magician].

1977 Netherlands Broadcast performance by Claudio Arrau of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op.54, with The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam [Das Königliche Concertgebouw Orchester Amsterdam] conducted by Eugen Jochum on 21st April.

[CD: TAHRA TAH 241, France, 1997]
1977


Germany


Claudio Arrau performance on Friday 29th April of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, at the City of Essen's Municipal Grand Hall, with the City of Essen's Philharmonic Orchestra [Philharmonisches Orchester der Stadt Essen] conducted by Heinz Wallberg, forming part of the 'Philharmonische Konzerte der Stadt Essen 1976/77'.

The programme commenced with Beethoven's Egmond Overture and Schostakovitsch's Symphony No.1 Op.10.
1977 Italy Recital by Claudio Arrau at Brescia on 2nd May.

Works performed included:
> Beethoven:  15 Variations and Fugue Op.35 Eroica
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.30 Op.109
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.32 Op.111

[This entry needs completion]

[CD: Music & Arts CD-1263, USA, 2012]
1977


Germany


Claudio Arrau performances on Sunday 8th and Monday 9th May of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and R.Strauss’s Burleske in D minor, at the Hamburger Musikhalle, with the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra [NDR Sinfonieorchester] of Hamburg conducted by Klaus Tennstedt.

The programme also included Haydn's Symphony No.103 and Stravinsky's The Firebird (1919).

[Both piano works: CDR En Larmes ELS 02-221, USA, 2022]
[Liszt piano concerto: CDR Three "O" Classics TH084, USA, 2001]
1977


Germany


Pro Arte, subscription Master Piano Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Philharmonie of Berlin on Monday 23rd May.

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].  
1977 England Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Royal Festival Hall, on Monday 20th June at 8:00 pm, as part of the 'Music on the South Bank' program.

Works performed were:
> Beethoven:  Variations on a Theme of Prometheus Op.35 Eroïca
> Liszt:   Sonata in B minor*
> Brahms:   Sonata No.3 in F minor Op.5
* Replacing the previously announced  Trascendental Studies Nos. 12, 11 and 10.
1977 Italy  Claudio Arrau performance forming part of the 'Serate Musicali', Comune di Milano.
1977 U.S.A.

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 at Tanglewood (Lenox, Massachusetts) with Seiji Ozawa conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra on Friday 26th August at 9:00 pm.

The programme also included Bartók's Music for String Instruments, Percussion and Celesta.

Sources: The Berkshire Eagle, Massachusetts, 29 August 1977, et al.

1977 Mexico  Claudio Arrau performance at the 'Festival Internacional Cervantino' in Ciudad de Guanajuato.
1977


Germany


Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Beethoven Festival in Bonn, performing an all-Beethoven programme which comprised, inter alia:

> Piano Sonata No.21 in C major Op.53 Waldstein
> Piano Sonata No.3 in C major Op.2 No.3
> Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111

[DVD: EuroArts 2058708, Austria, 2011]
1977 Switzerland  Claudio Arrau performance at the Lucerne Festival (17 August - 9 September).

Source: Le Monde, Paris, 9 June 1978.
[This entry needs corroboration]
1977


Germany


Article in the Bonner Rundschau of 22nd September entitled Der Abend wurde zum Ereignis - Ovationen für den Pianisten Claudio Arrau im Beethovenfest [The evening was the event - Ovations for pianist Claudio Arrau at the Beethoven Festival], appraising Maestro Arrau's recent all-Beethoven recital of variations and sonatas at the Beethovenhalle in Bonn.
1977


Germany


Pro Musica, subscription Master Recital at the Philharmonie of Berlin on Monday 3rd October at 8:00 pm, with a programme including compositions by Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, and Liszt, as part of the 2 Sept-8 Oct Berlin Festival.

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].  
1977 Canada  Toronto recital by Claudio Arrau in November with a programme which included, inter alia, Liszt's Sonata in B minor.
1977 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, with Harold Farberman conducting the Oakland Symphony Orchestra, California.
1977 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Stanislaw Skrowaczewski.
1977 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Gerhardt Zimmerman.
1977 U.S.A.  Maestro Claudio Arrau's performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra at Woolsey Hall (Yale University) and Murry Sidlin conducting, on Tuesday 22nd November in the evening.

Reviewer Ruth Steinkraus Cohen commented for the Bridgeport Post: 
"... a refined and aristocratic performance... Professor of an impeccable piano technique, with pearly scales, beautifully measured trills an ritards, and a glamorous piano tone, Mr. Arrau approaches Beethoven with respect, and a kind of relaxed authority.  Taste, poise, control, fluent pianism, all were there.  In a reflective mood, Mr. Arrau gave a model performance, mellowed by the experiences of playing all five Beethoven concerti numerous times during the last half-century¨.

[The Bridgeport Post, Connecticut, 23 November 1977]
1977 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Carlo Maria Giulini conducting, at the Chicago Orchestra Hall on Wednesday 23rd, Friday 25th and Saturday 26th November.

The programme also included Beethoven's Symphony No.3 Eroica.
1977 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra conducted by Michael Palmer.
1977 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op 54, with the Houston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Samuel Jones.
1978    
1978 U.S.A.

Recital by Maestro Arrau at the Royce Hall of the University of California, Los Angeles, on Sunday 8th January at 8:00 pm, sponsored by the UCLA Committee on Fine Arts Productions.

The performance included the following works:
> Beethoven: Sonata No.26 in E flat Op.81 a Les adieux*
> Liszt: Sonata in B minor (Dedicated to Robert Schumann)
Intermission
> Brahms: Sonata No.3 in F minor Op.5

*NB: The printed program showed Beethoven's Sonata in D major Op.10 No.3 instead.

1978

England

R. Wayton produced a taped audio programme containing 50 minutes and 16 seconds of an interview in English with Maestro Claudio Arrau, including excerpts from his recordings. 

(The tapes were
found in the private collection of the late Sylvia Cartner, a record producer with the BBC during 1960s-1980s).

1978

Netherlands

Philips releases Claudio Arrau's 1974-76 recordings of Liszt's 12 Études d'exécution transcendante, to coincide with the Maestro's 75th birthday.
1978 Canada Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with the National Arts Centre Orchestra under Mario Bernardi at the NAC Opera, Ottawa, on Tuesday 24th and Wednesday 25th January in the evening.

The programme also included Beethoven's Overture and incidental music for Egmont Op.84.

[Arrau's Beethoven defies description. The Ottawa Journal, Ontario, 25 January 1978]
1978 England Critic Richard Osborne writes a rave appraisal of Claudio Arrau’s art, entitled 'Claudio Arrau at 75 - A birthday tribute', encompassing the most essential aspects of the Maestro's musical career and personal development, as well as the artist’s views and opinions on music making, piano sound making, piano techniques, music idols, essential composers, and recordings.  The article also includes relevant biographical highlights.

Gramophone magazine, February 1978, pp.1385 and 1386. Claudio Arrau’s caricature on cover page. The publication also contains two recording ads and several appreciative recording reviews.
1978 France Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with L’Orchestre de Paris under Daniel Baremboim.

1978

U.S.A.

Critic Joseph Horowitz writes a formidable appraisal of Claudio Arrau's achievements, entitled "The Strength of a Maestro", in The New York Times of 5th February.

1978

U.S.A.

Photo

Claudio Arrau's 75th birthday piano recital at the Avery Fisher Hall of the Lincoln Center in New York on Sunday 5th February at 3:00 pm, this being the 'Third Concert Series B' of 'Great Performers at Lincoln Center'.   The programme included:

> Beethoven: Sonata No. 26 in E flat major Op.81a Les adieux
> Liszt: Sonata in B minor
Intermission
> Brahms: Sonata No.3 in F minor Op.5

After the recital, Maestro Arrau joined hand with his wife Ruth as they cut a birthday cake to the singing of Happy Birthday
backstage.

[The Brahms sonata was released in Appian Publications and Recordings: CD APR 5632, 2001]

1978

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performances of Brahms's Variations on a Theme By Haydn Op.56a, Liszt's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in a major, and R.Strauss's Burleske for Piano and Orchestra in D minor, with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra conducted by Oleg Kovalenko, as follows:

8th February at 8:30 pm:  Metuchen High School, Metuchen, N.J.
11th February at 8:30 pm:  Montclair High School, Montclair, N.J.
12th February at 7:30 pm:  Morris Knolls High School, Denville, N.J.

The programme also included Prokofiev's Symphony No.3 in C minor Op.44 (1928).

1978

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini.
The program also included Beethoven's Symphony No.3 in E flat major Op.55 Eroica.
[Live recordings released on CDR by FKM: 263/4, USA, 2008]
1978 Germany R. Piper & Co Verlag publishes and expanded edition of its 1972 'Große Pianisten in unserer Zeit' [Great pianists of our time], a collection of interviews by Joachim Kaiser (260 pages, 27 pianists).  
The interview with Maestro Claudio Arrau appears on pages 110 through to 121, including a photograph.
1978 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 on Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th April, at 8:00 pm, at the Philharmonie, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmoniker] and Gabriel Chmura conducting.

The programme also included Mendelssohn's Overture Die Hebriden and Bartók's Konzert für Orchester.
1978 Germany Article on Claudio Arrau in the Wiesbadener Kurier of 8th April, under the title 'Weder Altersmystik, noch Distanz treiben in einen Unnahbarkeitskult' [Neither age mysticism nor distance drive in a sense of aloofness].

Claudio Arrau's recent recital in Wiesbaden included works by Beethoven (Sonata Op.109), Liszt (Sonata in B minor), and Brahms (Sonata Op.5).
1978


Germany


Heilbronn recital by Claudio Arrau in April at age 75, with an all-Beethoven program including Piano Sonatas Op.81a, Op.53, Op.109, and Op.111.

Most appreciative review by Theophil Hammer in the Heilbronn Zeitung of 15th April under the title "Claudio Arrau - ein großer Pianist dient einem großen Komponisten" [Claudio Arrau - A great pianist and a great composer], emphasising the identification of Arrau with Beethoven, the combination of faithfulness and intuition in Arrau's interpretation of Beethoven, and the fact that no other living pianist plays Beethoven in public more often than Arrau.

1978

Germany

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester] conducted by Gabriel Chmura at the Philharmonie on Saturday 22nd, Sunday 23rd, and Monday 24th April at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture and Bartók's Concert for Orchestra.


Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].
1978 Switzerland Claudio Arrau performances of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and R.Strauss’s Burleske in D minor, with the Zurich Townhall Symphony Orchestra [Tonhalle Orchester Zürich] conducted by Witold Rowicki.
1978 Norway Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 at the Oslo Philharmonic Hall, with Okko Kamu conducting the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra.
1978 Scotland Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, with The Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Lawrence Foster.
1978 Wales

Recital by Claudio Arrau at Cardiff's New Theatre on Sunday 30th April at 8:00 pm, as part of the Cardiff International Concerts Series Two, with a programme consisting of:

> Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.21 in C Op.53 Waldstein
> Beethoven:  Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111
Interval
> Liszt:  Ballade No.2 in B minor
> Liszt: Les jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
> Liszt: Gnomenreigen

1978 England

Claudio Arrau recital at the Royal Festival Hall, on Wednesday 3rd May at 8:00 pm, as part of the 'Music on the South Bank' program.  Works performed were:

> Brahms:  Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel Op.24
> Schumann:  Fantasie in C Op.17
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111

[An alternative, incomplete program for this event was also printed]

1978 England

Recital by Claudio Arrau at The Dome, on Friday 5th May at 7:30 pm, as part of the '12th Brighton Festival' programme (28th April-7th May).  Works performed were:

> Beethoven:  Piano Sonata No.21 in C Op.53 Waldstein
> Beethoven:  Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111
> Liszt:  Sonata in B minor

[This is a modified programme, the originally advertised having included Brahms's Handel Variations Op.24, Schumann's Fantasie Op.17, and Beethoven's Sonata Op.111]

1978 France

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Théâtre des Champs Élysées of Paris on Monday 12th June.  

Works included in the programme were:
> Beethoven:  Piano Sonata No.21 in C Op.53 Waldstein
> Beethoven:  Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111
> Liszt:  Sonata in B minor

[Seriously reviewed by Gérard Condé for Le Monde, Paris, 16 June 1978]

1978

 

England

 

An all-Beethoven programme performed by Claudio Arrau including Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5, at the Royal Festival Hall on 14th June at 8:00 pm, in aid of the Musicians Benevolent Fund, with the London Symphony Orchestra led by Richard Studt and conducted by Walter Susskind, as part of the Musik on the South Bank programme.

The programme also included Beethoven's The Consagration of the House overture.
1978 England Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under Walter Weller on Saturday 17th June at 7:30 pm.

The programme, which also including Brahms's Symphony No.2, was relayed live by the BBC on Radio 3.
1978 Scotland Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 at the Kelvin Hall of Glasgow, with the Scottish National Orchestra under Lawrence Foster on Monday 19th June at 7:30 pm.

The programme also included Mendelssohn's Overture Ruy Blas and Brahms's Symphony No.4.

1978


U.S.A.


Critic Paul Hertelendy writes an informative article entitled Claudio Arrau – Veteran Virtuoso & Scholar, about the Maestro’s musical urtext research into Beethoven’s, Liszt’s and Schumann’s piano works, as well as Arrau’s thoughts regarding modern piano literature, including modern music he plays and would like to record.

[Contemporary KEYBOARD magazine, July 1978, Saratoga, California]
1978 France Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with L’Orchestre national de France and Witold Rowicki conducting.
1978 France Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with Alain Lombard conducting L’Orchestre philharmonique de Strasbourg.
1978 England Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concero No.3 Op.37, with the Hallé Orchestra conducted by James Loughran at the Royal Festival Hall of London on Friday 29th September at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included Schubert's Symphony No.9 in C The Great.
1978 England Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concero No.3 Op.37, with the Hallé Orchestra conducted by James Loughran at the Free Trade Hall of Manchester on Sunday 1st October at 7:30 pm.

The programme also included Beethoven's Grosse Fuge in B flat Op.133 and Symphony No.5 in C minor Op.67.
1978 Ireland

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) Concert Hall on Tuesday 3rd October at 8:00 pm, as part of the 'John Player Concerts'.

Works performed were:
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.7 in D Op.10 No.3
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
Interval
> Liszt:  Sonata in B minor

1978 England Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Wessex Hall, Poole Arts Centre, Dorset, on Friday 6th October at 7:30 pm, with a program comprising:

> Beethoven’s Piano Sonata No.7 in D Op.10 No.3
> Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
> Liszt’s Piano Sonata in B minor
1978 Scotland Performances of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 on 13th October at the Edinburgh Usher Hall and on 14th October at the Glasgow City Hall, with Alexander Gibson conducting The Royal Scottish National Orchestra, were suspended due to severe influenza preventing Maestro Arrau from leaving Germany.
 
Pianist Shura Cherkassky kindly agreed at short notice to perform Liszt's Piano Concerto No.1 instead.
1978 Italy  Claudio Arrau performance as part of the 'Serate Musicali', Comune di Milano.
1978 Canada Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Quebec Symphony Orchestra [Orchestre symphonique de Québec] and James DePriest conducting.
1978 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performances of R.Strauss’s Burleske in D minor and Weber’s Konzertstück Op 79, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Zinman.

1978/9

U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau as part of the 1978-1979 Boston University Celebrity Series.
http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_aboutus/archives4.htm#

1979    

1979

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor Op.15 at the Carnegie Hall of N.Y. on Tuesday 16th January at 8:00 pm, with The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy.

The programme also included Brahm's Tragic Overture Op.81 and Symphony No.3 Op.90.

1979

U.S.A.

Mr. Claudio Arrau becomes a U.S. citizen in February, after travelling difficulties stemming from his using a life-long, Chilean diplomatic passport at a time when there was an internationally-questioned, de facto regime in his homeland.
1979 Canada Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier de la Place des Arts of Montreal on Wednesday 21st February, with a program including:

> Beethoven: Sonata No.7 and Sonata No.23 Appassionata
> Debussy: Images
> Liszt: Ballade No.2 and Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este
> Chopin: Ballade No.3 and Scherzo No.1

Appraisal on 22nd February in 'La Presse' of Montreal, with an article by Claude Gingras entitled 'Musique/Critique: Il n'ya qu'un Arrau, un grand' [Music critic:  There is but one Arrau - a grand one].
1979 U.S.A. Recital by Claudio Arrau at the San Francisco Masonic Auditorium on Friday 23rd February in the evening.

The programme featured the following compositions:
I
> Beethoven: Sonata No.7 in D major Op.10 No.3
> Beethoven: Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
II
> Debussy: Images, Book I
> Liszt: Ballade No.2 in B minor
> Chopin: Ballade No.3 in A flat major Op.47
> Chopin: Scherzo No.1 in B minor Op.20

[Santa Cruz Sentinel, California, 25 February 1979]
1979 U.S.A. Recital by Claudio Arrau at the San Francisco Masonic Auditorium on Sunday 25th February, with a program which included, inter alia, Liszt's Ballade No.2 and Jeux d'eau à la villa d'Este.
[This entry needs corroboration and completion]

[CD for the above works: Music and Arts CD-1205, USA, 2007]
1979 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performances of Weber’s Konzertstück for piano and orchestra Op.79 and R.Strauss's Burleske in D minor for piano and orchestra, with The 92nd Street YMHA [Young Men’s Hebrew Association] Chamber Symphony conducted by Gerard Schwarz at The Y's Theresa Kaufmann Concert Hall, New York, on Saturday 3rd March at 8:00 pm and Sunday 4th March at 2:00 pm.
1979 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra [Münchner Philharmoniker] and Gary Bertini conducting.
1979 Germany Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor, with Gary Bertini conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester] at the Philharmonie on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th March at 8:00 pm.

The programme likewise included Haydn's Symphony No.89 and Berg's Lulu Symphonie.

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].  
1979 Germany In the Der Bund of 30th April, published in Bern under the title Weise Beherrscher der Töne - Klavierabend Claudio Arrau im Berner Meisterzyklus [Wise ruler of sound - Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at Bern Master Cycle] there is an appraisal of a recital given by Maestro Arrau at the Grossen Casinosaal on Friday 27th April.

The recital encompassed works by Beethoven (Sonatas Nos. 7 and 23 Appassionata), Liszt (Jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este, Ballade No.2), Debussy (two Images), and Chopin (Ballade No.3).
 
"An essential experience, a wealth of tones, a mature rendition". M.F.
1979 Germany Pro Arte, subscription Master Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Philharmonie of Berlin on Tuesday 1st May at 8:00 pm.

The programme comprised the following works:
> Mozart: Sonata in D major KV 576
> Schumann: Twelve symphonic studiesOp.13 with five variations Op. posth.
> Debussy: Images Book I
> Liszt: Ballade No.2
> Liszt: Les jeux d'eau à la villa d'Este
> Chopin: Ballade No.3
> Chopin: Scherzo No.1

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].  
1979 Germany

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Frankfurt Art Community Hall [Frankfurter Kunstgemeinder] on Monday 7th May at 8:00 pm, as part of the 'Special Performances at the Opera 1978/79', with a programme including the following works:

> Beethoven: Sonate Nr.7 D-dur Op.10 Nr.3
> Beethoven: Sonate Nr.23 f-moll Op.57 Appassionata
Pause
> Debussy: Images. 1. Band  Reflets dans l'eau. Hommage à Rameau. Mouvement.
> Liszt: Ballade Nr.2 h-moll
> Chopin: Ballade Nr.3 As-dur Op.47
> Chopin: Scherzo Nr1 h-moll Op.28

1979 Switzerland Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5, with the Zurich Chamber Orchestra [Chamberorchester Zürich] and Edmond de Stoutz conducting.

1979

Hungary

Maestro Claudio Arrau wins the 1979 Liszt Record Grand Prix for his 1974-76 recordings of Liszt's 12 Études d'exécution transcendante, for the Philips label.

1979

Belgium

Maestro Claudio Arrau wins the 1979 Caecilia Award from the 'Union de la Presse Musicale Belge', for his comprehensive Schumann recording project, spanning from 1966 through to 1976, on the Philips label.

1979




France

Maestro Claudio Arrau wins the 1979 Diapason d'or de l'année for his 1977-78 Philips recordings of Chopin's Complete Nocturnes on the Philips label.

On 6th of June, President and General Manager of Phonogram, Mr. Jacques Caillart, and Award Director, Mr. George Cherière, handed over the Diapason d’Or to Maestro Claudio Arrau at a lunch hosted by the General Manager and President of Phonogram. 

Maestro Arrau was reported to have been highly appreciative of the fact that this distinction came not from a jury of specialists but from music lovers themselves. [See photo].

1979

Australia

The Australian Broadcasting Commission's Acting Federal Director of Concerts announced on 18th July that the expected concert tour of Australia by pianist Claudio Arrau, aged 76, has been concelled on medical advice.
[The Canberra Times, 19 July 1979]
1979 England Publication of 'Facing the Music - An Autobiography', by part-time pianist and organist, and BBC broadcaster, Joseph Cooper.
In a rather superficial account of his life, Cooper shows that not every pianist has what it takes to cope with the demands and discipline necessary to become a great concert pianist.

A photograph with Claudio Arrau is found following page 118, and references to Arrau's late 1940s-early 1950s playing, sound, technical dexterity, and members of immediate family, are found on pages 119, 120, 121, 129, 130, 131, 135, 141, 149, and 150.

[Weidenfeld and Nicolson, London, 1979. ISBN 0 297 77718 1]
1979 Canada Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos 4 and 5 with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kazuyoshi Akiyama.
1979 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Colin Davis conducting.
1979 U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Carlo Maria Giulini on Thursday 1st, Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of Los Angeles.

The programme also included Mozart's Divertimento No.11 in D major K.251, and Mahler's Andante-Adagio from his Tenth Symphony.

1979 U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance/s with the Fesno Philharmonic Orchestra, California, conducted by Guy Taylor.
[This entry needs corroboration]

1979 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performances of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and R.Strauss’s Burleske in D minor, with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and John Nelson conducting.
1979 England Performance by Claudio Arrau of Liszt’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Colin Davis.
1979 England Claudio Arrau performance of Liszt’s Piano Concertos No.2 on Sunday 16th December at 7:30 pm at the Royal Festival Hall, with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Colin Davis as part of the LSO 's 75th Anniversary Concert Season 1979/80.
The programme also included Berlioz's Overture King Lear and Shostakovitch's Symphony No.5.
1980    
1980 U.S.A.

Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the McCarter Theatre Company of New Jersey on Monday 11th February at 8:00 pm, as the Fourth Event of the 'Music-at-McCarter' Series.

The programme included:
> Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.30 in E major Op.109
> Beethoven:  Piano Sonata No.21 in C major Op.53 Waldstein
Intermission
> Debussy:  Images Book I
> (Reflets dans l'eau. Hommage à Rameau. Mouvement)
> Liszt:  Ballade No.2 in B minor Hero and Leander
> Liszt:  Les jeux d'eaux à la villa d'Este
> Chopin: Ballade No.3 in A flat major Op.47
> Chopin: Scherzo No.1 in B minor Op.20

1980 U.S.A.

Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Avery Fisher Hall, NY, on Sunday 17th February at 3:00 pm, as part of the 'Great Performers at Lincoln Center' series.

The programme included:
> Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.30 in E major Op.109
> Beethoven:  Piano Sonata No.21 in C major Op.53 Waldstein
Intermission
> Debussy:  Images for piano, Book I
> (Reflets dans l'eau. Hommage à Rameau. Mouvement)
> Liszt:  Ballade No.2 in B minor
> Liszt:  Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este
> Chopin: Ballade No.3 in A flat major Op.47
> Chopin: Scherzo No.1 in B minor Op.20

1980 U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor Op.54 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Colin Davis at the Carnegie Hall of New York on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th March at 8:00 pm, as part of the 1979-1980 Season.

The programme also included Scubert's Symphony No.8 in C, D.944 (formerly Symphony No.9 The Great).

1980 Italy

All-Beethoven recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro alla Scala' of Milan on Monday 31st March at 8:30 pm. A sold-out session, with a programme comprising the following works:

> Piano Sonata No.7 Op.10 No.3
> Piano Sonata No.26 Op.81a Les adieux
> Piano Sonata No.30 Op.109
> Piano Sonata No.23 Op.57 Appassionata

1980 Germany Claudio Arrau's performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with Hubert Soudant conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester] at the Philharmonie on Friday 11th , Saturday 12th, and Sunday 13th April at 8:00 pm.

The programme comprised Ravel's Ma Mère l'Oye and Bruckner's Symphony in D minor (No. zero) as well.

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].  
1980 Germany

The Gevelsberg Ennepetaler newspaper of 21st April containns an article by G.v.H. entiled 'Hochachtung, Bewunderung - Der 77 Jährige Claudio Arrau Erneut Als Gefeiertter Künstler in Gevelsberg' [Respect, Admiration - The 77-year-old Claudio Arrau is once again a celebrated artist in Gevelsberg], reviewing Maestro Arrau's recital at the Großen Saal of the CVJM-Saales on 19th April, which included works by Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin and Liszt.

1980 Germany

The Gevelsberg's Westfälische Rundschau of 21st April includes an article by Dagmar Zschliesche, entitled 'Claudio Arrau: Keine Wiederholung, sondern neues Erleben - Ovation Biem Sonderkonzert im Vollbesetzten CVJM-Saal für den Großen Künstler am Klavier' [Ovation for the greatest artist of the piano at a special full-house concert in the CVJM Hall - Claudio Arrau, an entirely new experience].

The article reviews Maestro Arrau's recent Gevelsberg recital of 19th April which consisted of:

> Beethoven:  Sonate No.30 Op.109
> Beethoven:  Sonate No.21 Op.53 Waldstein
> Debussy:  Estampes
> Chopin:  Fantasie F-Moll
> Liszt:  Dante Sonate

1980

Germany

Cover page photograph of Maestro Claudio Arrau on the 4th April issue of Fono Forum, Magazin für gute Musik und HiFi, containing an article entitled 'Claudio Arrau - Ein Grandseigneur des Klaviers '.

1980





Chile

Journalist Eugenio Gutiérrez interviews Maestro Claudio Arrau in Washington for Cosas magazine of Santiago.  

Arrau speaks briefly of childhood memories in Chillán, interpretation of Beethoven and Schubert, preferred conductors, writers and philosophers, good film directors, his fondness for The Beatles, and other such topics.

[Cosas, No. 94 of 8th May, Santiago, pages 48 and 49. In Spanish]
1980 Mexico Recital by Claudio Arrau on Sunday 11th May at the 'Festival Cervantino' of Guanajuato.
1980 Canada Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Toronto National Arts Centre Orchestra conducted by Mario Bernardi.
1980 England

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 on Friday 23th May at 8:00 pm at the Royal Festival Hall, with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly as part of the LSO 's 75th Anniversary Concert Season 1979/80.
The programme also included Tchaikovsky's Manfred Symphony in B minor.

[N.B.: A prospectus with all programmes for May had previously advertised Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.2 instead, as part of the 'Music on the South Bank' program].

1980 England

Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Plymouth Guildhall, Devon, as part of the 9th International Piano Series (Plymouth) and The Drake 400 Commemorative Festival 10th May-28th September 1980, on Wednesday 18th June at 7:30 pm.

The programme included:
> Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.7 in D major Op.10 No.3
> Beethoven:  Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
Interval
> Debussy:  Estampes
> (Pagodes. Soirée dans Grenade. Jardins sous la pluie)
> Chopin:  Fantasy in F minor Op.49
> Liszt:  Fantasia quasi sonata: après une lecture du Dante

1980 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmoniker] conducted by Hubert Soudant.
1980 Germany Performances by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 3 and 4, with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra [Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart] and Gary Bertini conducting.
The Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 was performed on 19th July [and released on CDR En Larmes ELS 03-368, USA, in 2003]

1980

Germany

Maestro Claudio Arrau was bestowed Die Hans von Bülow Medaille by the Berlin Philharmonic on the occasion of Maestro Arrau's 60th anniversary of his début with the Orchestra.

1980

Germany

Henry Litolff's Verlag / C.F. Peters publishes in the early 1980s a series of interviews conducted by Jürgen Meyer-Josten with outstanding contemporary pianists, including one entitled 'Musiker im Gespräch - Claudio Arrau' [Musicians in Conversation], with a Foreword written by Claudio Arrau.  This same foreword by Arrau appears in all interviews of the series.

The Foreword highlights the important role of the piano as a unique instrument in musical practices, development and interpretation throughout history and into the future.

[20-page booklet. Edition Peters, Nr.8440, published in 1980]


1980 France Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with L’Orchestre de Paris under Daniel Baremboim.
1980 Austria Claudio Arrau performance of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra [Wiener Philharmoniker] conducted by Lawrence Foster.
1980 Switzerland Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with Stanislaw Skrowaczewski conducting the Lucerne Festival Orchestra.
1980 England Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Chailly.
1980 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performances of Grieg’s Piano Concerto Op 16 and Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op 54, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Colin Davis.
1980 U.S.A. Performances by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 and Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Kurt Masur conducting.
1980 Scotland

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Usher Hall on Thursday 28th August, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival 1980, presenting the following programme:

> Beethoven:  Piano Sonata No.7 in D major Op.10 No.3
> Beethoven:  Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
Interval
> Debussy:  Images, Book I

> Liszt:  Ballade No.2 in B minor
> Chopin:  Scherzo No.1 in B minor

1980 Scotland

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 Op.58 at the Usher Hall on Saturday 30th August at 8:00 pm, with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Kurt Masur, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival 1980.

The programme also included Mozart's Symphony No.35 K.385 Haffner, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.5 Op.64.

1980 Switzerland Claudio Arrau performance in September of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 with the Orchestra della Radiotelevisione della Svizzera italiana, as part of the Settimane Musicali di Ascona.
1980 Mexico Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4, with the Mexico City Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica de la Ciudad de México], conducted by Fernando Lozano, at the Sala Ollin Yoliztli of Mexico City on 11th November.

1980/1

U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau as part of the 1980-1981 Boston University Celebrity Series.
http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_aboutus/archives5.htm

1981    
1981 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmoniker] and Gary Bertini conducting.

1981

 

 

Germany

 

 

Maestro Claudio Arrau writes a Foreword for a 24-page booklet in German entitled "Svjatoslav Richter", by Jürgen Meyer-Jostenrgen, of the Musiker im Gespräch series, published this year by Henry Litolff's Verlag/C.F. Peters, Frankfurt and New York.
[N.B.:  The booklet was later translated into English by John Nowell and published in Recorded Sound number 84 of July 1983.  A slightly different version of the same translation appeared in the Autumn 1997 edition of International Piano Quarterly]

1981

U.S.A.

The Pan American Society of New England granted Maestro Claudio Arrau an Honorary Membership in January.
1981 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5, with The Y Chamber Orchestra of New York conducted by Gerard Schwartz, at the Avery Fisher Hall on Friday 16th January at 8:00 pm, as part of the 'Great Performances at the Lincoln Centre' series.  [Y: Youth]
1981 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5, with The Y Chamber Orchestra of New York conducted by Gerard Schwartz, on Saturday 17th January at 8:00 pm and Sunday 18th January at 3:00 pm, as part of the 1980-81 Season of The 92nd Street YM/YWHA.

1981

U.S.A.

Steinway and Sons presented on Radio WNCN-FM of New York a series of six one-hour programmes where Maestro Claudio Arrau was interviewed by music critic David Dubal.  

Interviews were broadcast from the 9th to the 14th of February and covered several of the Maestro's chosen composers, with the insertion of selected movements from Arrau's commercially recorded works.
1981 U.S.A. Recital by Claudio Arrau on Tuesday 24th February at 8:oo pm, forming part of the 1980-81 Season of The 92nd Street YM/YWHA, New York, with a program which included, inter alia, Liszt's Sonata quasi una Fantasia, après une lecture de Dante.

[CD for Dante Sonata: Music and Arts CD-1205, USA, 2007].
1981 U.S.A. Boston's The Globe of 4th March includes a critique of Claudio Arrau's solo recital at the Boston Symphony Hall on Sunday 1st March, whereby the performance is characterized as 'superbly finished instrumental mastery' and the artist as a 'sovereign pianist at his very best', 'marvelously intact at the age of 78', 'one of the very last of the titans'.

The program comprised the following works:
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.13 Op.27 No.1
> Schumann:  Etudes symphoniques
> Chopin:  Fantasia in F minor
> Debussy:  Jardins sous la pluie (from Estampes)
> Liszt:  Dante Sonata
1981 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and David Zinman conducting.
1981 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra of California conducted by Calvin Simmons.
1981 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with Eduardo Mata conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra.
1981 Germany Performance by Claudio Arrau of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with Gary Bertini conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester] at the Philharmonie on Tuesay 24th and Wednesday 25th March at 8:00 pm.

The programme also fetured Brahms's Serenade No.2 Op.16 and Bartók's The Miraculous Mandarin.

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].
1981 Germany Pro Arte, subscription Master Piano Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Philharmonie of Berlin on Sunday 29th March at 800 pm.

The programme performed was as follows:
> Beethoven: Sonata in E flat major Op.27 No.1
> Schumann: Twelve Symphonic Studies Op.13 with five Variations Op. posth.
> Debussy: Estampes
> Chopin: Fantasy in F minor Op.49
> Liszt: Dante Sonata

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].  
1981 Spain Claudio Arrau performances in Madrid.
1981 Italy  Claudio Arrau performance as part of the 'Serate Musicali', Comune di Milano.
1981 France Claudio Arrau performance/s at the Rencontres Musical d'Évian, Évian-les-Bains, in April-May.

Source: Le Monde, Patris, 11 May 1981.
[This entry needs completion]
1981 Italy 

Recitals by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro La Fenice' of Venice on 7th and 11th November, with a programme including the following works:

> Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.13 Op.27 No.1

> Chopin: Fantasia Op.49
> Liszt: Dante Sonata

> Schumann: Études symphoniques Op.13

Video of the recital produced and directed by John Lollos, co-produced and edited by Ken Currier, advised by Robert Snyder, written by Frieda Roth, and narrated by Lloyd Moss.
Video Properties Inc. Copyright 1982.

1981 England

Solo piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Royal Festival Hall in London, on Monday 9th November, rendering the following works:

> Beethoven:  Sonata No.13 in E flat Op.27 No.1
> Schumann:  Etudes Symphoniques in C sharp minor Op.13
> Debussy:  Estampes - La soirée dans Grenade & Jardins sous la pluie
Interval
> Chopin:  Fantaisie in F minor Op.49
> Liszt:  Après une lecture du Dante, Fantasia quasi sonata

1981 England Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of London conducted by Sir Charles Groves, on Wednesday 11th November, at the Royal Festival Hall.    

The programme also included Tchaikowsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture and Harris's Symphony No.3.
1981-1982
World
Claudio Arrau's world tour including the U.S., Canada, Europe, Brazil, and Japan.
1981
Japan
Concerto performance by Claudio Arrau with the NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai or Japan Broadcasting Corporation) Symphony Orchestra conducted by Aldo Ceccato in Tokyo.
1981 Canada Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal [Montreal Symphony Orchestra] and guest conductor David Atherton, on Tuesday 15th December, at the Sale Wilfrid-Pelletier de la Place des Arts.    

The programme also included Brahms's Symphony No.4.

Montreal's La Presse of 17th December publishes a Claude Gingras's appraisal of the above Gala Concert entitled Un Brahms qui confirme la suprématie d' Arrau [A Brahms that confirms Arrau's supremacy].
1982    
1982 U.S.A. Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Davies Symphony Hall of San Francisco on Sunday 10th January in the evening, with the following programme:

> Beethoven:  Sonata No.26 in E flat major Op.81a Les adieux
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
Intermission
> Liszt:  Sonata in B minor
> Liszt:  Après une lecture de Dante - Fantasia quasi sonata

[At 79, Arrau Fingers Are Nimble.
Santa Cruz Sentinel
, California, 13 January 1982]
1982 U.S.A. In January, Maestro Claudio Arrau instructed his layers in New York to register the formation of the 'Claudio Arrau Foundation' as an autonomous and politically independent entity, dedicated to fostering music and the arts.
1982 U.S.A. Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Carnegie Hall of New York on Saturday 16th January at 8:00 pm, rendering the following programme:

> Beethoven:  Sonata No.26 in E flat major Op.81a Les adieux
> Liszt:  Sonata in B minor
Intermission
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
> Liszt:  Après une lecture de Dante - Fantasia quasi sonata
1982 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performances of Weber's Konzertstück for Piano and Orchestra Opus 79 and Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 on Thursday 11th February at 8:00 pm, Friday 12th February at 2:00 pm, Saturday 13th February at 8:00 pm, and Tuesday 16th February at 7:30 pm, with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Klaus Tennstedt at the Avery Fisher Hall.

The programme also included Schubert's Symphony No.9 in C major.

1982

Germany

Maestro Claudio Arrau writes a Foreword for a 24-page booklet in German entitled "Alfred Brendel ", by Jürgen Meyer-Jostenrgen, of the Musiker im Gespräch series, published in 1982 by Henry Litolff's Verlag/C.F. Peters, Frankfurt, New York, London.
1982

Italy

Claudio Arrau cover photograph on the March issue of the quarterly magazine Musica published in Milan (Trimestrale di informazione musicale e discografica, numero 24, anno 6).

Three articles in Italian: 
'Il pianista Claudio Arrau ' by Marvin Allen Wolfthal, 
'Claudio Arrau ricorda i grandi pianisti ' by Peter Warwick, and
'Claudio Arrau e il disco ' by Riccardo Risaliti.  

[Pages 32 through to 42.  Six photographs]
1982 Germany Performance by Claudio Arrau of Weber’s Konzertstück in F minor for Piano and Orchestra Op.79, and R. Strauss's Burleske in D minor for Piano and Orchestra, with Horst Stein conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester] at the Philharmonie on Thursday 18th and Friday 19th March at 8:00 pm.

The programme also fetured Berlioz's Benvenuto Cellini Overture Op.23 and Hindemith's Mathis the Painter Symphony.

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].

[18th March:  CDR: FKM CDR-76, USA, 2000]
1982 Germany Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the University of Munster's Auditorium [Hörsaalgebäude] on Thursday 25th March at 8:00 pm, as part of the 8. Meisterkonzert 1981/82 - Zyklus A.

The programme featured the following compositions:
> Beethoven: Klaviersonate Nr.26 Es-dur op. 81a Das Lebewohl
> Liszt: Klaviersonate h-moll op. 143
Pause
> Beethoven: Klaviersonate Nr.23 f-moll op.57 Appassionata
> Liszt: Fantasia quasi sonata (Dante-sonate)

1982

Europe

Claudio Arrau performances at festivals in Strasbourg, Lausanne, Zurich, Lucerne, Montreux, and Stresa.
1982 Mexico Recital by Claudio Arrau on Monday 10th May at the 'Templo de la Compañía' Jesuit Church, as part of the 'Festival Cervantino' of Guanajuato.

The programme included Liszt's Sonata in B minor, amongst other works, and was broadcast by XHTM-8 TV Channel.
1982 U.S.A. On 22nd May, The University of Vermont awarded Maestro Claudio Arrau the degree of Doctor in Humane Letters Honoris Causa.
See image.
1982 France

Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Salle Pleyel of Paris on Wednesday 2nd June at 8:30 pm, as part of the 1981/82 Season, with a Liszt and Beethoven programme.

1982 England

Solo piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Royal Festival Hall in London, on Tuesday 8th June at 8:00 pm, rendering the following works:

> Beethoven:  Sonata No.26 in E-flat major Op.81a Les adieux
> Liszt:  Sonata in B minor
Interval
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
> Liszt:  Après une lecture du Dante, Fantasia quasi Sonata

1982 England A House du Maurier concert: Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 at the Royal Festival Hall of London with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti on Tuesday 6th July at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included Music of Gaity from Fitzwilliam Virginal Book, and Beethoven's Symphony No.2.

1982


Austria


Sixth (and last) appearance of Maestro Claudio Arrau at the Salzburg Festival, with a performance at the Großes Festspielhaus on 15 August, including:

> Beethoven's Les adieux sonata (No.26),
> Liszt's B minor sonata,
> Beethoven's Appassionata sonata (No.23), and
> Liszt's Après une lecture du Dante fantasy-sonata.

[Australian ABC FM Radio presenter of a 1983 broadcast of this recital found it "rather marvelous"]

[CD Orfeo C611 031 B, Germany, 2003, contains Beethoven Sonata No.23 as well as Liszt's Sonate in B minor and Dante Sonata]

[Both CD FS96CD37-2, released in Italy, 1998, & CDR FKM-1018 released in USA in 2000, contain the two Beethoven sonatas and Liszt's Dante Sonata]


1982

Germany

Recordings by Claudio Arrau of Mozart’s Piano Concertos Nos. 20 (K466) and 24 (K491), with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra [Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks] conducted by Sir Colin Davis.
[Recordings reportedly not released by Philips due to sound engineering issues]
1982 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra [Münchner Philharmoniker] conducted by Lawrence Foster.

1982

 

Germany

The world's first ever commercial classical music compact disc, produced on 17th August, contained the standard selection of 14 Waltzes by Chopin (Philips 400 025-2) as interpreted and recorded by Claudio Arrau in 1979.  

To mark this historical event Maestro Arrau came to the Hannover Philips production plant and pressed the Start button.

http://www.quickcopy.com.au/newsletter/May03/newssmll.htm
[as seen in April 2006].

1982


Chile


A letter to the editor, published by El Mercurio newspaper of Santiago, raises controversy surrounding Claudio Arrau's acquisition of U.S. citizenship in 1979 and alleged abandonment of his Chilean citizenship.  
The fact was eventually established that, in acquiring the U.S. citizenship, Arrau had not renounced his original citizenship.

1982

Switzerland

Claudio Arrau performance at the 37e Festival de Musique Classique, Montreux-Vevey.
1982 Scotland Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with The Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Alexander Gibson.

1982

Hungary

Maestro Claudio Arrau wins the 1982 Liszt Record Grand Prix for the 1979 recordings of Liszt's Two Piano Concertos with the London Symphony Orchestra under Sir Colin Davis for the Philips label.

1982

England

Publication of the biographical book Conversations with Arrau by Joseph Horowitz, Collins, St James's Place, London, widely held as essential reading.

1983 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award for excellence in writing about music.
1982 U.S.A. On  12th September, Claudio Arrau names his cousin-once-removed, Mr. Agustín Arrau (often wrongly referred to as nephew), as First Director and President of the Claudio Arrau Foundation, with full powers.
1982 U.S.A. A review of Joseph Horowitz's book Conversations with Arrau in The Washington Post of Saturday 23rd October, whereby the newspaper's music critic Joseph McLellan appraises the valuable contents of the book and highlights important aspects of Claudio Arrau's life, musicianship, and artistic career.

1982

Brazil

Series of four performances by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Rio de Janeiro, during the 'Arrau Festival' held in the Maestro's honour.
1982 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Weber’s Konzertstück Op 79 on 2nd November, with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Klaus Tennstedt.
1982 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concertos No. 1 Op.15, with Sir Alexander Gibson conducting The Scottish National Orchestra at the Carnegie Hall of New York, on Sunday 7th November at 8:00 pm, as part of the Carnegie Hall 1982-1983 Season.

The programme also included Sibelius's Symphony No.2 Op.43.
1982 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 3 and 5, with Gerard Schwartz conducting The Y Chamber Orchestra of New York. [Y: Youth]
1982 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performances of R.Strauss’s Burleske in D minor and Weber’s Konzertstück Op 79, with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra conducted by Gerard Schwartz.
1982 Canada

Recital by Claudio Arrau, believed to have taken place in Toronto, with a programme including at least the following works:

> Liszt: Après une lecture du Dante
> Liszt: Sonata in B minor for piano
> Beethoven: Sonata No.26 Op.81a Les adieux

[CD: Music and Arts CD 282, USA, 1988.  This disc wrongly states that its contents are from a 1968 recital in Santiago]

1982

Mexico

Maestro Claudio Arrau was bestowed, along with Karajan and Bernstein, La Orden del Águila Azteca by the Mexican Government at the Cervantes Festival in Mexico City.
 
The Order of the Aztec Eagle is the highest Mexican distinction awarded to foreigners for services to Mexico or humankind.

1982

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 3, with Gerard Schwarz conducting The Y Chamber Symphony at the Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Centre, New York, on Friday 17th December.  [Y: Youth]

1982/3

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau recital as part of the 1982-1983 Boston University Celebrity Series.
http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_aboutus/archives5.htm

1982/3

U.S.A.

The Winter 1982-83 issue of 'The Piano Quarterly' magazine (No.120, 31st Year), published in Wilmington, Vermont, includes a recent interview with Claudio Arrau by Robert J. Silverman.

Various assorted issues are briefly discussed, such as Joseph Horowitz's publication of 'Conversations with Arrau', listening to Busoni speak, meeting Glenn Gould, studio recordings versus live performances, practising times and learning a new work by heart (four kinds of memory), being ambidextrous, a pianist's physical or psychological pitfalls, preparation of performances for the 80th birthday, and optimism about humankind.
[Pages 30, 32 & 33. Two photographs.]

The Winter 1982-83 issue of 'The Piano Quarterly' magazine (No.120, 31st Year), also publishes a review by Joseph Bloch of Joseph Horowitz's 'Conversations with Arrau' under its Book Review section. [Page 34].

1982/3

World

Main musical circles around the world declared the 1982-83 season The Arrau Year in honour of Maestro Claudio Arrau.
1983    
1983
Netherlands
Philips issues a 59-LP Arrau Edition to mark the Maestro's 8Oth birthday.

1983

U.S.A.

Cover page title Claudio Arrau: The "Maestro" turns 80 and photograph of Arrau on the January issue of Ovation, The Magazine for Classical Music Listeners, published in New York.

This issue includes a Herbert Kupferberg's article entitled Claudio Arrau - Gearing up for a busy 80th birthday year, with a comprehensive account of Maestro Claudio Arrau's personal bearing, musical styles, repertory, concertising, recordings, opinions, plans, and biographic notes, in the lead up to a very active 8oth birthday.  

[Pages 12 through to 15. Cover page photograph, full page inner photograph, and two smaller photographs]
1983
France
Claudio Arrau performances of Brahms's Piano Concertos Nos.1 & 2, with the Orchestre de Paris conducted by Daniel Baremboim early in January, celebrating the 150 birth anniverary of the composer.

[Source: Le Monde, Paris, 16 June 1982 & 8 January 1983]

1983

U.S.A.

Under the title "I, Claudio", Stuart Isacoff writes an article in the January/February issue of Keyboard Classics magazine of New York, surveying Maestro Claudio Arrau's early biography, his stature amongst pianists, piano techniques, interpretation approaches, and teachings.

Also, "An Appreciation", by Garrick Ohlsson.

Photograph on cover. Three internal studio photos. Three fingering illustrations. Pages 7 to 10.

1983

U.S.A.

Cover page photograph of Maestro Claudio Arrau on Fanfare, The Magazine for Serious Record Collectors, of January/February, published in New Jersey.

A rather unappreciative review by John D. Wiser of Joseph Horowitz's award winning book 'Conversations with Claudio Arrau' is contained on pages 374-375.
1983 Canada

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with Kazuyoshi Akiyama conducting the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, as part of the 'Musically Speaking Series' at The City of Vancouver Orpheum, on Sunday 9th January, repeated on Monday 10th January.

Rave review by Lloyd Dykk in The Vancouver Sun of 10th January: an heroic, commanding and visionary rendition of the concerto.

1983

U.S.A.

Maestro Claudio Arrau was made an Honorary Member of the Pan American Society of New England at an 80th birthday reception in his honour attended by the pianist and his wife Ruth, as well as Dr. James Nelson Goodsell, President of the Society, his wife Rhoda Ford, and numerous members and friends, held at the Cohen Room of the Boston Symphony Hall, after a full-house concert at the Symphony Hall late in January. [Precise date needs corroboration].

1983

U.S.A.

Homage and congratulations on the occasion of Claudio Arrau's 8Oth birthday on 6th February are reported as received from leaders, dignitaries and authorities all over the world.

1983

France

Article on Claudio Arrau entitled 'Claudio Arrau sur le divan: Conseils de Sage' [Claudio Arrau on the couch: Tips from a wise man], being a translation into French by Christine Paly of a section from J. Horowitz's 'Conversations with Arrau', appearing on Le Monde de la Musique magazine of February.
The article explores piano technicques and psychoanalysis.
Two photographs.
  Pages 22 to 24.
1983 U.S.A. Cover page photograph of Maestro Claudio Arrau on February's Schwann-1 Record & Tape Guide, published in Boston.

1983

England

Critic Richard Osborne writes a rave appraisal of the artist, entitled "Claudio Arrau at 8O ", in the Gramophone magazine edition of February 1983, pages 911 and 912.
1983 ? Cover page photograph of Maestro Claudio Arrau on an issue of the Music & Musicians, incorporating Records & Recording magazine, with the heading "Arrau at 80 ".

1983

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 at the Carnegie Hall of N.Y. on Tuesday 8th February at 8:00 pm, with The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Ricardo Muti, as part of the Carnegie Hall's Eighty-Third Season 1982-1983.

1983

U.S.A.

Recording of Claudio Arrau's performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 with The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Ricardo Muti at the Philadelphia Academy of Music, Pennsylvania, in February.

[VHS: Philips 070 122-3, The Netherlands, 1990]

1983

U.S.A.

Critic Bernard Holland writes a comprehensive appraisal of the artist, entitled "Claudio Arrau at 8O ", in The New York Times of 20th February.

1983

Chile
The Chilean Goverment censorship office ordered the state television network to cancel the scheduled live telecast of Claudio Arrau's 80th birthday concert at New York's Lincoln Center on Sunday 20th February.

[The Index-Journal, South Carolina, 14 May 1984]

1983

U.S.A.

Televised Gala Recital given by Maestro Claudio Arrau at the Avery Fisher Hall of the Lincoln Center in New York on Sunday 20th Februaryat 3:00 pm.  

The programme consisted of the following works:
I
> Beethoven's Sonata No.21 in C major Op.53 Waldstein
II
> Beethoven's Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
Intermission
III
> Debussy's Reflets dans l'eau (from Images Book I)
> Liszt's Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este
> Liszt's Ballade No.2 in B minor (Hero and Leander)
> [Chopin-Liszt's Meine Freuden (from Six Polish Songs)]: Not played.
> Chopin's Scherzo No.1 in B minor Op.20

At the end of the programme, world renowned tenor Plácido Domingo surprisingly appeared on stage pushing a piano-shaped, large birthday cake, and sang the Happy Birthday to the Maestro.

[DVD: Philips UCBP-9007, Japan ]
[DVD: EuroArts 2058678, Austria, 2011. Note that this release mistakenly states the recital to have taken place on 6th February]

1983

U.S.A.

The City of Philadelphia presented Maestro Claudio Arrau with The Philadelphia Bowl, the highest city decoration, after a celebrated concert performance of Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4, with Riccardo Muti conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra on 17thFebruary.

DVD Video, Philips 075 092-9, Germany, 2003.

1983 U.S.A. The March issue of Clavier, The Magazine for Pianists and Organists, Volume 22, No. 3, published in Evanston, Illinois, shows a full cover page photograph of Maestro Claudio Arrau and includes an article by Carol Montparker, senior editor of Clavier, entitled 'Portrait of an artist at eighty', which combines interview material with informative commentaries and a description of the atmosphere and precious objects in Arrau's home studio. 

Arrau recollects Brahms being disliked in the early 20th century, and remembers Berlin during the Weimar Republic and his subsequent departure from Germany.  Various matters of interpretation and search for meaning, vanity and ego, and the misplacement of competitiveness in the arts are discussed.  

[Pages from 18 through to 21. Three photographs]

1983


France


80th birthday performances by Claudio Arrau of Brahms's Piano Concertos at the Salle Pleyel in Paris, with the Orchestre de Paris under Daniel Baremboim:

Wednesday 16th March: Concerto No. 1
Thursday 17th March: Concerto No. 2
Friday 18th March: Concertos Nos. 1 & 2.

[Source: Le Monde de la Musique, Paris, February 1983]
[Source: Le Monde, Paris, 19 March 1983]
1983
France

President François Mitterrand named Maestro Claudio Arrau
a Commandeur de la Légion d'Honneur,
France's highest decoration in the arts,
for his life-long contributions to the arts and
on the occasion of his 80th birthday in February 1983.

[As announced in Le Monde, Paris, 13 January 1984]

1983


France


80th birthday performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, with the Orchestre de Paris under Daniel Baremboim in mid March.

[Source: Le Monde, Paris, 19 March 1983]

1983


U.S.A.


Opera journalist Robert Baxter reproduces a conversation he held with Maestro Claudio Arrau, entitled Of Songs and Singers, where Arrau speaks about similarities between voice and instrumental interpretations, and speaks about opera singers, conductors and interpretations that inspired him and influenced his playing.
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[Opera News magazine, New York, 9th April 1983, pages 14, 15, 61, and 62]
1983

Germany

Claudio Arrau's performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor Op.15, with Sir Colin Davis conducting the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester] at the Philharmonie on Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th April at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included Brahms's Tragic Overture Op.81 and Berg's Three Orchestral Pieces Op.6.

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins] et al.
1983

Germany

Pro Musica, subscription Master Recital at the Philharmonie of Berlin on Saturday 30th April at 8:00 pm.

The programme comprised the following works:
> Beethoven: Sonate Nr.4 Es-Dur Op.7
> Beethoven: Sonate Nr.26 Es-Dur Op.81a
> Brahms: Sonate Nr.3 f-Moll Op.5


Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].
1983

France

Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with L’Orchestre de Paris under Daniel Baremboim.
1983 U.S.A. Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Edo de Waart conducting.
1983 Switzerland

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Geneve Grand Théâtre on 12th June, which inspired an appreciative review by critic Sylvie Bonier in Spectacles of 13th June.  

The programme included:
>  Beethoven:  Sonata No. 7 Op.10 No.3
>  Schubert:  Klavierstück No.1
>  Chopin:  Ballade Op.47 No.3
>  Debussy:  L'Isle joyeuse
>  Liszt:  Sonnet 104 de Pétrarque
>  Brahms:  Sonate Op.5

1983


U.S.A.


On the occasion of the Maestro's 8Oth birthday, music critic Allan Kozinn publishes a précis of the artist's career and an interview with him, under the title "Claudio Arrau - 75 years on the concert circuit ".

Maestro Arrau speaks of his approach to music, his musical and artistic tastes, and his expected recording plans which at the time included works by Debussy, Ravel and Schönberg.

[KEYBOARD magazine, July 1983, California, pages 27 through to 31]
1983 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with the Sarrebruck Radio Symphony Orchestra [Radio-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrücken] conducted by Jacques Mercier.  http://arrausite.free.fr/Index.html
1983 Poland Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with the Warsaw National Philharmonic Orchestra and Kazimierz Kord conducting.
1983
Sweden
Claudio Arrau is bestowed The Music Prize by the International Music Council of UNESCO on 21st July in Stockholm.

This Prize is awarded annually to musicians and musical institutions who have contributed to the enrichment and development of music and served in the cause of peace and international cooperation.

1983

Italy
Maestro Claudio Arrau is made a Commandatore by the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia in Rome.
1983
U.S.A.
Maestro Claudio Arrau is awarded The Beethoven Medal by the Beethoven Society in New York.
1983
England
Maestro Claudio Arrau is awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by Oxford University.
1983
Scotland
Claudio Arrau performance of R.Strauss's Burleske in D minor for piano and orchestra and Weber's Konzertstück for piano and orchestra, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Klaus Tennstedt at the Usher Hall, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival, on Tuesday 30th August at 8:00 pm.

The Programme also featured R.Strauss's Don Juan tone poem, Wagner's Siegfried's Journey to the Rhine Götterdämmerung, and J.Strauss Jnr's Emperor Waltz.

[Edinburgh International Festival 1983 - Complete Programme Guide, pages 106 to 108]

1983

Chile

Cover page photograph of Maestro Claudio Arrau on the September issue of Pluma y Pincel magazine, published in Valparaíso, containing an article entitled 'Claudio Arrau '.

1983

Italy

On Claudio Arrau's turning 80, journalist Franca Piperno writes an article entitled 'Arrau, dalla pianola al laser', published in Milan's Alta Fedeltá magazine of September, where she highly praises the celebrated pianist by quoting or borrowing from the recently published book 'Conversations with Arrau', by Joseph Horowitz, some essential details of his biography, musical characterization, triumphant career, recording legacy, worldwide recognition, and colleagues' opinions.
[Pages from 146 through to 149. Promotional photographs.]
1983
Germany
Maestro Claudio Arrau is made The First Honorary Member of the Robert Schumann-Gesellschaft in Düsseldorf.

The ceremony took place on 18th October and the laudation was presented by Prof. Dr. Karl Schumann of Munich.
1983
Germany

Pro Musica, subscription Master Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Philharmonie of Berlin on Thursday 20th October at 8:00 pm.

The programme featured the following compositions:
> Beethoven: Sonate Nr.7 Op.10 Nr.3
> Beethoven: Either
Sonate Nr.23 Op.57 Appassionata
                         or Sonate Nr.32 Op.111 
> Brahms: Sonate Nr.3 f-Moll Op.5


Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].

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

1983

Chile

November was marked all over the country as Claudio Arrau's Month, with photographic exhibitions, piano marathon, piano competition, special radio programmes, literary contests, cultural activities, and various celebrations, all sponsored by numerous organizations to honour the Maestro.
1983 Canada Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the National Arts Center Orchestra [NACO] conducted by Franco Mannino.

Ottawa's The Citizen of Thursday 24th November publishes a critique by Jacob Siskind, entitled 'Arrau, NACO inspired each other ', describing the concerto performance of Wednesday 23rd November in superlative terms for both Maestro Arrau and the Orchestra, in what was considered a rare overwhelming occasion where everything fell into place to perfection.
The performance is repeated today.

1983

Chile

Maestro Claudio Arrau was awarded the Premio Nacional de Arte: Mención en Música, by the Ministry of Education on 21st December.

This distinction had previously been awarded only to Nobel Prize poets Gabriela Mistral [in 1945] and Pablo Neruda [in 1971].


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