Claudio Arrau
Piano
1903 - 1991

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 'ArrauHouse' - A Chronology 

 Middle Period - 1941 to 1962

1941 entries continued from the previous 'Development Period' section.
1941    
1941-47
U.S.A.

Once in New York , the Arrau family settles in Forest Hills in 1942, where they lived until 1947.

1941
U.S.A.
Ms. Friede Rothe-Sterling becomes Arrau's personal manager, an association that was to last for life.
1941
U.S.A.
Once settled and engaged in musical activities, Claudio Arrau has opportunities to meet again in New York and elsewhere in the United States, over the following months and years, numerous colleagues, artists and intellectuals he had known well whilst in Germany, who had departed from Berlin either before or after he himself left for Chile early in May 1940.
1941
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau's tour of the U.S. greeted with the highest critical acclaim. Rave reviews from the US media, including Time Magazine, The New York Times, and most others.
1941
U.S.A.
Arrau performances as a soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, under Musical Director Fritz Reiner, at the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Friday 25th October and Sunday 27th October.

1941

U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at Carnegie Hall, New York, on Friday 14th November in the evening.

The programme included:

>  Mozart's Sonata in D K.576
>  Schumann's Fantasia in C Op.17
*
>  Weber's Sonata in C major Op.24
>  Ravel's Ondine
>  Debussy's Danse
>  Granados
>  plus encores
H
Highly appreciative critique by Olin Downes in The New York Times of 15th November.

[The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 15 November 1941]

*[Some sources show Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy in C major instead]

1941
Canada
Performance by Claudio Arrau of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.3 as guest artist of Les Concerts Symphoniques de Montreal, over the CBC-CBK and CJRC radio networks on Tuesday 18th November.

[The Winnipeg Tribune, Manitoba, 18 November 1941]
1941
U.S.A.
The New York Times of 7th December reviews Claudio Arrau's first recordings for the Victor label:  Mozart's Sonata No. 5 in G  KV283 and Sonata No. 17 in D  KV576: "a blend of lightness, clarity and lyricism".
1941
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Conservatory of Music of the Peabody Institute of the City of Baltimore (Maryland), on Friday 12th December at 4 o'clock. The programme was  The Seventh Peabody Recital of the 1941-42 Season, and included works of Beethoven, Schumann, Ravel and Debussy.
1941
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau devotes himself to teaching.
1941/2
World
Recitals/concerts by Claudio Arrau in all major cities of the world, except Peking.

This endeavour was to become the hallmark of his legendary, unrelenting artistic activity which, throughout the decades, meant marathon schedules exceeding one hundred appearances per year in solo recitals and concerts with all major orchestras of the world, including annual tours of the U.S. repeated until 1989 inclusive.
1941/6
U.S.A.
Arrau makes recordings for the Victor label including works by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, R. Strauss, Weber, and his first commercial recording of an orchestral work in the U.S.: Schumann's Piano Concerto with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Karl Krueger in 1944.
1942    
1942
Canada
Debut recital by Claudio Arrau at the Women's Musical Club of Winnipeg on Monday 5th January

Works performed were:
> Bach: Italian concerto
> Beethoven: Sonata No.18 in E flat major op.31 No.3 La caza
> Schumann: Carnaval
> Debussy: Veils
> Debussy: Feux d'artifice
> Ravel: Jeux d'eau
Encore:
> Chopin-Liszt: Chanson Polonaise


[The Winnipeg Tribune, Manitoba, 6 January 1942]
1942
U.S.A.
Full cover page photograph of Claudio Arrau on 'Musical America' magazine of 10th January, published in New York.
1942
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Bradford Senior High School Auditorium on Monday 12th January in the evening, interpreting works by Haydn, Brahms, Chopin, Liszt, Granados, Ravel and Debussy.  
There were two encores (Chopin-Liszt's Polish Song, and Liszt's Un sospiro).

[Bradford Evening Star, Pennsylvania, 13 January 1942]
1942
U.S.A.
Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under conductor Richard Burgin at the Boston Symphony Hall on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th January.

The programme likewise included Schoenberg's orchestration of Brahms's Piano Quintet in G minor.

[Source: Concert Annals]
1942
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau organized by the Civic Music Association, held at the Sandusky High School Auditorium on Tuesday 20th January in the evening, with a formidable programme consisting of:
I
> Haydn: Andante con Variazioni
> Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel
II
> Chopin: Ballade in A-flat major
> Chopin: Scherzo in E major
> Liszt: Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
> Liszt: Étude in F minor
III
> Granados: La maja y el ruiseñor
> Ravel: Jeux d'eau
> Debussy: Fireworks


[The Sandusky Register, Ohio, 21 January 1942]
1942
U.S.A.

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Concerto for Pianoforte No.4 in G major Op.58, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Burgin, at the Boston Symphony Hall on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th January, as part of the Sixty-First Season 1941-1942.

The programme also included:
Vivaldi's Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra in A minor, arranged by Tividar Nachéz (solo part played by multiple violins), and
Dvorak's Symphony No.5 in Eminor From the New World Op.95.

N.B. Repeat appearance in one season was unprecedented for an artist.

1942
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Simonsen High School Auditorium on Monday 16th February in the evening, under the auspices of the Civic Music Association.

The programme comprised the following works:
I
> Haydn: Andante con Variazioni
> Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel Op.24
II
> Chopin: Ballade in A-flat major
> Chopin: Scherzo in E major
> Liszt: Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
> Liszt: Étude in F minor
III
> Granados: La maja y el ruiseñor
> Ravel: Jeux d'eau
> Debussy: Feux d'artifice


[Jefferson City Post-Tribune, Missouri, 16 February 1942]
1942
U.S.A.
Concerto performances by Claudio Arrau with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Frederick Stock, twice early in March .
[Note that repeat appearances in one season used to be unprecedented for an artist]
.
1942
U.S.A.
An article entitled "Arrau Makes Hay", in TIME Magazine of 23th March, praises Claudio Arrau for his quick rise to fame in the USA after his Carnegie Hall recitals in the Autumn of 1941.  
Arrau is commended for his prodigious technique, thorough repertoire, sober modesty, and
true greatness.
1942
Puerto Rico
Claudio Arrau performances in San Juan in mid March.
1942
Argentina
Performance by Claudio Arrau of César Franck's Symphonic Variations and Franz Liszt's Piano Concerto No.2, at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires on Sunday 12th April at 6:00 pm, with maestro Alberto Wolff conducting the Teatro Colón Standing Orchestra.

The programme also included Berlioz's 'Benvenuto Cellini' Overture, and Shostakovitz's Symphomy No.1.

[Autumn 1942 Season, First Subscription Concert].
1942
Argentina
Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 Op.73, at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires on Saturday 25th of April at 6:00 pm, with Juan José Castro conducting the Teatro Colón Standing Orchestra.

The programme also
comprised Beethoven´s 'Coriolan' Overture, and Juan José Castro's Biblical Symphomy for Chorus and Orchestra.
[Autumn 1942 Season, First Extraordinary Concert].
1942
Argentina

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven Complete Piano Sonata Cycle at the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires in a series of six subscription recitals over April and May:

First recital - Sunday 19th April at 6:00 pm
I
> Sonata No.1 en Fa menor Op.2 No.1
> Sonata No.2 en La mayor Op.2 No.2
II
> Sonata No.3 en Do mayor Op.2 No.3
III
> Sonatina No.25 en Sol mayor Op.79
> Sonata característica No.26 en Mi bemol mayor Op.81 Les adieux

Second recital - Sunday 26th April at 6:00 pm
I
> Sonata No.5 en Do menor Op.10 No.1
> Sonata No.6 en Fa mayor Op.10 No.2
II
> Sonata No.7 en Re mayor Op.10 No.3
> Sonata No.24 en Fa sostenido mayor Op.78
III
> Sonata No.22 en Fa mayor Op.54
> Sonata No.23 en Fa menor Op.57 Appassionata

Third recital - Saturday 2nd May at 6:00 pm
I
> Sonata No.4 en Mi bemol mayor Op.7
II
> Sonata No.9 en Mi mayor Op.14 No.1
> Sonata No.10 en Sol mayor Op.14 No.2
III
> Sonata No.15 en Re mayor Op.28 Pastoral
IV
> Sonata No.13 en Mi bemol mayor Op.27 No.1 Quasi una fantasia.
> Sonata No.14 en Do sostenido menor Op.27 No.2 Quasi una fantasia. Claro de luna.

Fourth recital - Wednesday 6th May at 6:00 pm
I
> Sonata fácil No.19 en Sol menor Op.49 No.1
> Sonata fácil No. 20 en Sol mayor Op.49 No.2
> Sonata No.16 en Sol mayor Op.31 No.1
II
> Sonata No.17 en Re menor Op.31 No.2
> Sonata No.18 en Mi bemol mayor Op.31 No.3
III
> Sonata No.21 en Do mayor Op.53 La aurora

Fifth recital - Sunday 10th May at 6:00 pm
I
> Sonata No.8 en Do menor Op.13 Patética
II
> Sonata No.11 en Si bemol mayor Op.22
> Sonata No.29 en Si bemol mayor Op.106 Hammer-Klavier

Sixth recital - Friday 15th May at 6:15 pm
I
> Sonata No.12 en La bemol mayor Op.26 Marcha fúnebre
II
> Sonata No.27 en Mi menor Op.90 [misprint in programme]
> Sonata No.28 en La mayor Op.101
III
> Sonata No.30 en Mi mayor Op.109
> Sonata No.31 en La bemol Op.110
IV
> Sonata No.32 en do menor Op.111
.

1942

 

 

 

 


Uruguay

 

 

 

 


Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven Complete Piano Sonata Cycle at the Teatro Solís of Montevideo, in a series of six subscription recitals over April and May, as part of the 1942 Concert Season run by the Organización Musical Daniel:

First recital: Wednesday 22nd April at 5:45 pm

> Sonata No.1 en fa menor Op.2 No.1
> Sonata No.2 en la mayor Op.2 No.2
> Sonata No.3 en do mayor Op.2 No.3
> Sonata No.25 en sol mayor Op.79
> Sonata No.26 en mi bemol mayor Op.81a  Los adioses

Second recital: Wednesday 29th April at 5:45 pm

> Sonata No.5 en do menor Op.10 No.1
> Sonata No.6 en fa mayor Op.10 No.2
> Sonata No.7 en re mayor Op.10 No.3
> Sonata No.24 en fa sostenido mayor Op.78  Para Teresa
> Sonata No.22 en fa mayor Op.54
> Sonata No.23 en fa menor Op.57  Apasionada

Third recital: Friday 8th May at 5:45 pm

> Sonata No.4 en mi bemol mayor Op.7
> Sonata No.9 en mi mayor Op.14 No.1
> Sonata No.10 en resol mayor Op.14 No.2
> Sonata No.15 en re mayor Op.28
> Sonata No.13 en mi bemol mayor Op.27 No.1
> Sonata No.14 en do sostenido menor Op.27 No.2 Claro de luna

1942
Uruguay
Fourth recital by Claudio Arrau of the complete Beethoven sonata cycle at the Teatro Solís of Montevideo on Monday 11th May, including Sonatas Nos.16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 La aurora.
1942
Argentina
Claudio Arrau's recital at the 'Teatro Nacional de Comedia - Cervantes' of Buenos Aires, presented by the 'Asociación Wagneriana de Buenos aires', featuring a programme including the following works:
I
> Mozart: Fantasía KV.475
> Mozart: Sonata en Do menor KV.457
II
> Schumann: Humoresque [deleted]
> Liszt: Balada en Si menor
> Liszt: Estudio transcendental en Fa menor
III
> Debussy: Homenaje a Rameau
> Debussy: Mouvement
> Debussy: Jardines bajo la lluvia
> Debussy: Golliwog's Cakewalk
> Bartók: Allegro barbaro
1942
Uruguay

Claudio Arrau's farewell recital at the Teatro Solís, Montevideo, as part of the Temporada Oficial de Conciertos de 1942, on Monday 8th June at 5:45 pm, with a programme consisting of:

Mozart:  Fantasía K.475 y sonata en do menor K.457
> Schumann:  Humoresque Op.20
> Liszt:  Balada en si menor
> Liszt:  Estudio trascendental en fa menor
> Debussy:  Homenaje a Rameau
> Debussy:  Movimiento
> Debussy:  Jardines bajo la lluvia

> Debussy:  Golliwoggs Cake Walk
> Bartók:  Alegro bárbaro

1942
Chile
Claudio Arrau concerts with the Chilean Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile] under Erich Kleiber at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago.
First concert on Sunday 26th July at 6:00 pm.
1942
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau writes an article for the August edition of "The Etude" Music Magazine, published in Philadelphia, entitled Creative Technic for the Piano, where Arrau discourses about technique development only as a means of realizing interpretation and expression. [Pages 511, 512, and 562]
1942
U.S.A.
On 23rd August, The New York Times critic Howard Taubman reviews Claudio Arrau's recordings of Beethoven's Theme and Variations in F Op 34, and Theme and Variations in E flat (Eroica Variations) Op 35, for the Victor label [DM-892]. "Brilliant", "flavoursome", "well recorded" performances of otherwise not recently recorded works.
1942
Peru

Claudio Arrau's second and farewell recital at the Teatro Nacional of Lima on Sunday 30th August, with a programme including the following works:

> Mozart:  Sonata in G major
> Beethoven:  Sinata No.26 in E flat major Op.81a Les adieux

Intermission
> Liszt:  Ballada in B minor
> Chopin:  Ballade in F minor
> Chopin:  Scherzo in E major 
 
Intermission
> Ravel: Ondine
> Ravel:  Hommage à Rameau
> Debussy:  Mouvement 

> Debussy:  La puerta del vino
> Debussy:  L' isle joyeuse

1942
Mexico

Claudio Arrau recitals on 25th, 28th, and 30th September, and on 2nd October.
[This entry needs corroboration]

1942
U.S.A.
An article headed 'Almost Unprecedented Number of Recitals ', in 'Variety' (USA) magazine of 21st October, calls attention to the fact that, in his second year in the USA, Claudio Arrau has now been set for more recitals and concerts than any pianist since the hey-day of Pederewski in 1922-23, with 70 engagements so far for the 1942-43 season.
1942
Canada
Sixty presentations by Claudio Arrau, greeted with the highest critical acclaim.
1942
U.S.A.
Carnegie Hall recital by Claudio Arrau on 28th October with a program comprising:

>  Mozart's  early Sonata in G major
Brahms's  Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel
>  Schumann's  Humoresque
>  Liszt's  Ballade in B minor
>  Bartók's  Allegro barbaro
>  Debussy's  L'isle joyeuse, and
Poulenc's  Capriccio Italien
and several encores, amongst them
>  Chopin's  Étude in E minor and
>  Debussy's  Golliwog's Cakewalk (From Children's Corner)

[Superlative praise, with minor "buts" regarding the Teutonic works, by a reviewer for The New York Times of 29th October]
1942
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau records Bach's Goldberg Variations for the Victor label on 78 rpm masters (recording first ever released in 1988 as RCA Gold Seal CD 7841-2-RG).
1942
Canada
Claudio Arrau's second appearance in Winnipeg this year, with a recital at the Auditorium on Monday 9th October, forming part of the Celebrity Concert Series.

The programme comprised the following works:
> Mozart: Sonata in D
> Schumann: Fantasia in C major
> Weber: First Sonata in C major
> Ravel: Ondine
> Debussy: Danse
Encores:
> Chopin-Liszt: Polish Song
> Debussy: Golliwog's Cake Walk
> Liszt: Concert Study in D flat
> Debussy: Fireworks
1942
U.S.A.

Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Harrisburg Forum on Thursday 22nd October, under the auspices of the Wednesday Club Civic Music Association.

The programme consisted of the following works:
> Haydn: Andante with Variations
> Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel Op.24
> Chopin: Ballade in A flat major
> Chopin: Scherzo in E major
> Liszt: Étude in F minor
> Liszt: Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
> Granados: The Lover and the Nightingale
> Ravel: Jeux d'eau
> Debussy: Fireworks
Encores:
> Chopin-Liszt: Polish Song
> Liszt: Étude de concert

[Harrisburg Telegraph and The Evening News, Pennsylvania, 23 October 1942]

1942
U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau's piano recital at Carnegie Hall, New York, on Wednesday 27th October in the evening.

The programme included:  Mozart's Piano Sonata in G K.283;
Brahms's Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel Op.24;
Schumann's Humoresque Op.20; and works by Liszt, Bartók, Debussy, and Poulenc.

[The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 29 October 1942]

1942
U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on Friday 6th November in the afternoon.

[The Edwardsville Intelligencer, Illinois, 7 November 1942]

1942
Canada

Second Winnipeg recital by Claudio Arrau this year and debut at the Winnipeg Auditorium, forming part of the Celebrity Concert series, on Monday 9th November.

The programme comprised the following works:
> Mozart: Piano Sonata in D
> Schumann: Fantasia in C major
> Weber: First sonata in C major
> Ravel: Ondine
> Debussy: Danse
Encores:
> Chopin-Liszt: Polish Song
> Debussy: Golliwog's Cake Walk
> Liszt: Concert Study in D flat
> Debussy: Fireworks

[The Winnipeg Tribune, Manitoba, 10 November 1942]

1942
U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Amarillo High School Auditorium, Texas, presented by the Civic Music Association on Sunday 6th December in the afternoon. 

The programme consisted of:
I
> Haydn: Andante con Variazioni
> Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel
II
> Chopin: Ballade in A flat major
> Chopin: Scherzo in E major
> Liszt: Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
> Liszt: Étude in F minor
III
> Granados: La maja y el ruiseñor
> Ravel: Jeux d'eau
> Debussy: Feux d'artifice / Fireworks

[Amarillo Daily News, Texas, 7 December 1942]

1942/3
U.S.A.
US tour:  Claudio Arrau played with the Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, New York Philharmonic, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, and San Francisco Orchestras.

With the Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, Arrau had the added rare distinction of being invited back to play twice in the same season
:
> Boston Symphony under Serge Koussevitzky, twice in January 1942.
> Chicago Symphony under Frederick Stock, twice in March 1942.
1943    
1943 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau's first appearance as soloist with The New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos at the Carnegie Hall on Sunday 3rd January in the afternoon.

The orchestral program included Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major
, which was radio broadcast over WABC, KQW and other networks.

The audience demanded
repeated curtain calls.
Appreciative review by critic R.P. in The New York Times
.

[The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 3 January 1943]
[Mount Carmel Item, Pennsylvania, 2 January 1943]
[The Times, California, 2 January 1943]
1943 U.S.A. First recital appearance by Claudio Arrau at Salt Lake City's Kingsbury Hall, on Monday 25th January in the evening, with a programme including the following interpretations:
I
> Haydn's Andante con Variazioni
> Brahms's Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel
II
> Chopin's Scherzo in E major
> Chopin's Ballade (?)
> Liszt's Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
III
> Granados's The Lover and the Nightingale
> Ravel's Jeux d'eau
> Debussy's Feux d'artifice
Encores
> A Liszt Étude,
> Debussy's Golliwogg's Cake Walk,
> "and another gem-like number".


[Superlative review by Eva E. Hollis, The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah, 26 January 1943]
1943 U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 Op.58, with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Dimitri Mitropoulos, on Friday 29th January at 8:30 pm, at the Cyrus Northrop Memorial Auditorium, University of Minnesota, as part of the Fortieth Season 1942-1943.

The program also included Cherubini's Overture to Les Abencérages, Mendelssohn's Symphony No.4 Italian & Roy Harris's Folk Rhythms of Today.

1943 U.S.A. 

Claudio Arrau's recital in Ohio, at the John Simpson Junior High School Auditorium, for members only of the Mansfield Civic Music Association, on Thursday 18th February at 8:15 pm, performing a program which comprised:

>  Haydn:  Andante con Variazioni
>  Brahms:  Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Händel Op.24

>  Chopin:  Ballade in A flat major
>  Chopin:  Scherzo in E major
>  Liszt:  Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este

>  Liszt:  Etude in F minor

>  Granados:  La maja y el ruiseñor
>  Ravel:  Jeux d'eau
>  Debussy:  Feux d'artifice

Encores:
> Chopin-Liszt:  My joys (Polish Song)
> Liszt: Concert Étude


[News Journal, Ohio, 19 February 1943, et al.]

1943 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance in Daytona, Florida, on 7th March.
1943 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under Eugene Goosens.
1943 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra under Dimitri Mitropoulos.
1943 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under Dimitri Mitropoulos.
[Music and Arts: CD-1174. 2005]
1943
U.S.A.
Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Olean High School Auditorium on Friday 19th March in the evening, sponsored by the Olean Civic Music Association, New York.

The programme consisted of the following works:
I
> Haydn
: Andante con Variazioni
> Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel Op.24
II
> Chopin: Ballade in A flat major
> Chopin: Scherzo in E major
> Liszt: Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
> Liszt: Étude in F minor
III
> Granados: La maja y el ruiseñor
> Ravel: Jeux d'eau
> Debussy: Feux d'artifice
Encores:
> Chopin-Liszt: A Polish Song

> Liszt: Un sospiro

[
Times Herald, Olean N.Y., 20 March 1943]
1943
U.S.A.
Arrau performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugen Ormandy at the Carnegie Hall on 23rd March.

[Appreciative review by critic Olin Downes in The New York Times of 24th March]
1943
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the University of Arizona Auditorium on Monday 12th April in th evening.

The programme consisted of:
> Haydn
's Andante con Variazioni
> Brahms'
s Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel
> Liszt's Jeux d'eau à la villa d'Este
> Liszt's [unnamed]
> Chopin's Ballade in A flat major
> Chopin's Scherzo in E major
> Ravel's Jeux d'eau

> Debussy's Feux d'artifice
> Two encores

[Tucson Daily Citizen, Arizona, 13 April 1943]
1943
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Texas State College for Women [TSCW] on Monday 19th April in th evening.

The programme consisted of:
> Haydn
's Andante con Variazioni
> Brahms'
s Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel
> Chopin's Ballade in A flat major
> Chopin's Scherzo in E major
Encores:
> Chopin-Liszt's My Joys

>
Liszt's Étude in E flat

[Denton Record-Chronicle, Texas, 20 April 1943]
1943 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performances in Oklahoma, Texas and Arizona in May.
1943
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau performances of Mozart's Piano Quartet in G minor KV 478, Dvorak's Piano Quintet in G major Op.77, and Schubert's Piano Quintet in A major Op.114 (The Trout), with the Budapest String Quartet (Josef Roismann, Alexander Schneider, Boris Kroyt, and Mischa Schneider) in the Coolidge Auditorium, presented by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation (Library of Congress) on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st May.

[Review by Ray C. B. Brown for The Washinfton Post of 21st May]
1943
U.S.A.
Founds The Claudio Arrau Academy in New York , where he and his teaching partner Rafael de Silva dedicated their professional endeavours towards the training of young, talented pianists.
1943
U.S.A.
Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Los Angeles conducted by Vladimir Bakaleinikoff at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday 27th July at 8:15 pm, opening the fourth week of the 'Symphonies Under the Stars' season, sponsored by the Southern California Symphony Association.

The programme started with Beethoven's Leonore Overture No.3.

After intermission, the orchestra played Tchaikowsky's Italian Caprice, followed by Claudio Arrau performing four solo piano pieces:

> Villa-Lobos: Choros No.5 (Alma brasileira)
> Villa-Lobos: Ciranda No.6 (Passa, passa, gavião)
> Villa-Lobos: Ciranda No.11 (N'estra rua n'estra rua)
> Juan-José Castro: Toccata
1943
Mexico
Premier performances by Claudio Arrau of Carlos Chávez's Piano Concerto, under the composer's baton, with the Mexican National Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México] at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City on 1st, 3rd, 7th and 15th August.

[
Middlesboro Daily News, Kentucky, USA, 31 August 1943, et al.]
1943
Mexico
Recitals by Claudio Arrau on 21st, 25th, 30th and 31st of August.
[This entry needs corroboration]
1943
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau is soloist with the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos, interpreting Liszt's Piano Concerto No.2, broadcast over the Columbia radio network on Sunday 5th September at 3:00 pm.

The programme also
featured Milhaud's Suite Provençale and Moussorgsky-Ravel's Pictures at an Exhibition.

[
The Charleston Daily Mail, West Virginia, 5 September 1943]

[Liszt CD: Music & Arts CD-1174, USA, 2005]
[Liszt CD: Fabula Classica FAB 2222, Italy, 2011]


1943
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau performance of Dvorak's Piano Quartet in G major Op.77 with the Chamber Music Guild String Quartet (Mishel Piastro, Harold Kohon, Jack Frost, and Marcel Ancher) at the Memorial Continental Hall, Washington DC, on the opening of the Guild's fourth season on Monday 4th October.

The program also included solo works by other composers interpreted by Claudio Arrau.

[Account by Ray C. B. Brown for The Washinfton Post of 7th October]
1943
Canada
Recital by Claudio Arrau on Wednesday 13th October at the Ottawa Glebe Collegiate Auditorium, forming part of the Coronet Concerts Series.

The programme consisted of:
> Chopin: Ballade in F minor Op.52
> Chopin: Scherzo in E major Op.54
> Debussy: Estampes [Pagodes. Granade. Jardins.]
> Liszt: Mephisto Waltz
Several curtain calls and three encores:
> Chopin: Chants Polonaise
> Liszt: Etude in D flat
> Debussy: Golliwog's Cakewalk


[
The Ottawa Journal, Ontario, 14 October 1943]
1943
U.S.A.
Arrau writes a short article on the prospects of South American music, published in The New York Times of 17th October.
1943
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau is soloist on a broadcast over a vast radio netwok, interpreting Richard Strauss's Burleske for piano and orchestra, with the Columbia Concert Orchestra conducted by Bernard Herrmann, and Mozart's Rondo with Variations in D major, on Wednesday 20th October.

[
The Decatur Herald, Illinois, The Mason City Globe-Gazette, Iowa, 20 October 1943, et al.]

1943

 


U.S.A.

 


Carnegie Hall recital by Claudio Arrau on Wednesday 27th October, with a program comprising:
I
Mozart's  Rondo in A minor
>  Beethoven's  15 Variations and Fugue Eroica
II
>  Chopin's 
Ballade in F minor
>  Liszt's  Jeux d'eau ŕ la
Villa d'Este
>  Bus
oni's transcription of Liszt's Mephisto Waltz
>  Debussy's
Estampes
>>>> Pagodes. La soirée dans Grenade.  Jardins sous la pluie.
III

>  Juan Lecuna's  Suburbio*
>  Juan-José Castro's  Tocata*
>  Domingo Santa-Cruz's  Vigneta No. 4* (from Op.8), and
>  Granados's  El pelele (from Goyescas).
    *These three composers are from
Venezuela, Argentina and Chile, respectively. The first two dedicated the above compositions to Claudio Arrau.

[
Less than wholehearted reviews by critics Olin Downes in The New York Times, and Miles Kastendieck in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, of 28th October]
1943
U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, N.Y., on Tuesday 9th November, interpreting the following program:
I
>  Mozart,  Rondo in A minor
>  Beethoven,  Variations and Fugue Op 35 Eroica Variations
II
>  Chopin,  Ballade in F minor
>  Chopin,  Scherzo in E major
>  Liszt,  Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
>  Liszt,  Mephisto Waltz

Intermission
III
>  Debussy, Estampes:
>  >  Pagodes. La soirée dans Granade. Jardins sous la pluie.
>  Albéniz,  El puerto (from Iberia)
>  Albéniz,  Fête-Dieu à Seville (from Iberia)
>  Granados,  El pelele (from Goyescas)

1943
U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau's recital at the Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Friday 3rd December at 8:30 pm, as part of the Sixty-Fifth Annual Choral Union Concert Series presented by the University Musical Society.

The programme consisted of the following works:

I
>  Mozart,  Rondo in A minor
>  Beethoven,  Variations and Fugue Op 35 Eroica Variations
II
>  Chopin,  Ballade in F minor
>  Chopin,  Scherzo in E major
>  Liszt,  Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
>  Liszt,  Mephisto Waltz

Intermission
III
>  Debussy, Estampes:
>  >  Pagodes. La soirée dans Granade. Jardins sous la pluie.
>  Albéniz,  El puerto (from Iberia)
>  Albéniz,  Fête-Dieu à Seville (from Iberia)
>  Granados,  El pelele (from Goyescas)

1943
U.S.A.
The New York Times of 12th December reports that pianist Claudio Arrau has added Nikolai Lopatnikoff's newly composed piano sonata to his repertoire and is playing it on tour.
[
This is unlikely]
1943/4
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau as part of the 1943-1944 Aaron Richmond Celebrity Series of Boston.  http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_aboutus/archives.htm#
1943/4
U.S.A.
Performance by Claudio Arrau in New York at the Peoples' Symphony Concerts, as part of the Artists' Series.
1944    

1944

 


U.S.A.

 


Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 at the Constitution Hall of Washington, with the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hans Kindler on Sunday 9th of January.

The program also included Bach's Passacaglia in C minor and Beethoven's Symphony No.5.


[Review by Ray C. B. Brown for The Washington Post of 10th January]
1944
U.S.A.
Wartime series of three recitals by Claudio Arrau(pn) and Joseph Szigeti(vl) performing Beethoven's Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano Cycle, recorded by The Library of Congress, Washington, and first released by Vanguard on 4 LPs as SRV-300/3 in 1970-71.

[4-CD set: Vanguard Classics 08 8063 74, The Netherlands, 1993]

1944

 


U.S.A.

 


Claudio Arrau and Joseph Szigeti performed at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Friday 28th January in the evening the first of a 3-part series, presented by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation, comprising all 10 Beethoven's sonatas for violin and piano.

The first program consisted of:
>  Sonata No.7 in C minor Op 30 No. 2,
>  Sonata No.2 in A major Op 12 No. 2,
and
>  Sonata No.10 in G major Op 9
6.

[Review
by Ray C. B. Brown for The Washington Post of 30th January]

1944

 


U.S.A.

 


Claudio Arrau and Joseph Szigeti performed at the N.Y. Town Hall on Sunday 30th January in the afternoon the first of a 3-part series, presented by the New Friends of Music, comprising all 10 Beethoven's sonatas for violin and piano.

Today's program consisted of:
>  Sonata No.7 in C minor Op 30 No. 2,
>  Sonata No.2 in A major Op 12 No. 2,
and
>  Sonata No.10 in G major Op 9
6.

[Review by R.L. for The New York Times of 31st January]

1944


U.S.A.


Claudio Arrau performance in Washington of Mozart's Quartet for Piano and Strings in G minor K.478, with members of the Budapest String Quartet (Joseph Roisman vn, Boris Kryot va, Mischa Scneider vlc).
[This entry needs completion]

[CD: Music and Arts, CD-643, USA, 1990, from lacquer discs]

1944


Argentina


First subscription recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires on Thursday 18th May at 5:45 pm, featuring the following programme:
I
> Mozart: Rondó en la menor
> Beethoven: 15 Variaciones con Fuga Op.35
II
> Chopin: Balada en fa menor
> Liszt: Juegos acuáticos en la villa del este
> Liszt: Vals de Mefisto
>>>>>  (Escena del Fausto de Leanu: Danza de la Taberna.)
III
> Debussy: Estampas
>>>>>  (Pagoda. Noche en Granada. Jardines bajo la lluvia.)
> Ravel: Juegos acuáticos
> Granados: La maja y el ruiseñor (de Goyescas)
> Granados: El pelele
1944
Uruguay

First Grand Recital of pianist Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro 18 de Julio' of Montevideo, as part of the 'Temporada de Grandes Conciertos de 1944', on Friday 26th May at 6:30 pm, with a programme consisting of:

> Mozart:  Rondó en la menor
> Beethoven:  15 variaciones con fuga Op.35

> Chopin:  Balada en fa menor
> Liszt:  Juegos de agua en la Villa de Este
> Liszt:  Vals de Mefisto

> Debussy:  Estampas (Pagoda. Noche en Granada. Jardines bajo la lluvia)
> Ravel:  Juegos de agua

> Granados:  La maja y el ruiseñor (de Goyescas)
> Granados:  El pelele (de Goyescas)

1944
Argentina

Six subscription recitals by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires in May/June, whose programmes were as follows:

First Recital - Thursday 18th May at 5:45 pm
I
> Mozart: Rondó en La menor
> Beethoven: 15 variaciones con fuga Op.35 Heroica
II
> Chopin: Balada en Fa menor
> Liszt: Juegos de agua en la Villa de Este
> Liszt: Vals de Mefisto (dansa de la taberna)
III
> Debussy: Estampas (complete)
> Ravel: Juegos de agua
> Granados: La maja y el ruiseñor (from Goyescas)
> Granados: El pelele

Second Recital - Sunday 21st May at 5:45 pm
I
> Beethoven: Variaciones en Fa menor Op.34
> Schumann: Sonata en Fa sostenido menor Op.11
II
> Chopin: Balada en Sol menor
> Chopin: Fantasía en Fa menor Op.49
> Chopin: Tres estudios
III
> Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit (complete)
> Debussy: Danza
> Balakirev: Islamey (fantasía oriental)

Third Recital - Saturday 27th May at 5:45 pm
I
> Bach: Suite francesa en Mi mayor
> Mozart: Sonata en Re mayor
II
> Schumann: Carnaval Op.9
III
> Albéniz: Iberia, Book I (Evocación. El puerto. Corpus.)
> Chopin: Scherzo en Mi mayor

Fourth Recital - Thursday 1st June at 5:45 pm
[Details forthcoming]

Fifth Recital - Saturday 3rd June at 5:45 pm
I
> Bach:  Suite inglesa en la menor
> Beethoven:  Sonata para piano No.26 en mi bemol mayor El adiós

II
> Schumann:  Estudios sinfónicos Op.13
III

> Liszt:  Balada en si menor
> Chopin:  Balada en la bemol
> Poulenc:  Capricho italiano (de la Suite Napoli)


Sixth Recital - Thursday 8th June at 5:45 pm
I
> Mozart: Rondó en Re mayor KV485
> Weber: Sonata en Do mayor Op.24
II
> Chopin: Scherzo en Si bemol menor
> Chopin: Barcarola
> Schubert: Fantasía Op.15 (El peregrino)
III
> Liszt: Valle de Obermann
> Liszt: A orillas de un manantial
> Liszt: Estudio en Fa menor
.

1944
Argentina

Extraordinary recital (no. 14) by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires on Saturday 10th June at 5:45 pm, performing the following works:
I
> Haydn:  Andante con variaciones en Fa menor
> Beethoven: Sonata en Fa menor Op.57 Appassionata
II
> Chopin: Sonata en Si menor Op.58
III
> Albéniz: El Albaicín
> Liszt: Soneto 123 del Petrarca
> Liszt: Armonías del atardecer
> Debussy: La isla alegre

1944
Argentina

Farewell recital (no. 15) by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires on Saturday 17th June at 5:45 pm, a farewell session including the following works:
I
> Mozart:  Sonata en Sol mayor
> Beethoven: Sonata No.14 casi una fantasía en Do sostenido menor Op.27 No.2 Claro de luna
II
> Mussorgsky: Cuadros de una Exposición
III
> Debussy: Dos preludios
> Albéniz: Almería
> Tschaikowsky: Dumka
> Liszt: Soneto 104 del Petrarca
> Chopin: Scherzo en Si menor

1944
Uruguay

Claudio Arrau performces of Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 Op.73 and Schumann's Piano Concerto Op.54 at the 'SODRE Studio Auditorio' of Montevideo, on Sunday 18th June at 6:30 pm, with the OSSODRE (Orquesta Sinfónica del Servicio Oficial de Difusión Radio Eléctrica), conducted by Lamberto Baldi, as part of the 'Temporada Oficial 1944'.

The program also included an orchestral transcription by Lamberto Baldi of J.S. Bach's Sonata No.5, and Glazunov's Stenka Razin (Symphonic poem in B minor Op.13).

1944
Chile

Claudio Arrau's concert performances at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Friday 23rd June at 6:45 pm, as part of the Winter Season sponsored by the 'Instituto de Extensión Musical' of the Chilean National University, with Chile's Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile] conducted by Armando Carvajal.  

The programme consisted of:
I
> Mozart:  Concierto para piano y orquesta en la mayor, K.488
II
> Beethoven:  Concierto para piano y orquesta No.3 en do menor, Op.37
III
> Brahms:  Concierto para piano y orquesta No.1 en re menor, Op.15

1944
Uruguay

Second Grand Recital of pianist Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro 18 de Julio' of Montevideo, as part of the 'Temporada de Grandes Conciertos de 1944', on Monday 29th June at 6:30 pm.

1944
Argentina

Extraordinary recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Presidente Alvear' of Buenos Aires on Monday 3rd July at 9:30 pm, presented by the 'Asociación Wagneriana de Buenos Aires'.

The programme included the following works:
I
> Beethoven:  Rondó
> Beethoven: Sonata Op.111 en Do menor
II
> Schumann: Humoresque
III
> Debussy: Tres preludios -
>>>>Voiles
>>>>Les parfums et les sons tournent dans l'air du soir
>>>>Ce que a vu le vent de l'ouest
> Domingo Santa Cruz: Danza (Viñeta No.4)
> Villalobos: Choro No.5 (Alma brasileña)
> Chopin: Scherzo en Do sostenido menor

1944
Chile

First recital by Claudio Arrau at the Teatro Municipal of Santiago in July, forming part of the 'Temporada Oficial de Conciertos de 1944', with a programme featuring the following works:

> Mozart: Rondó en La menor
> Beethoven: 15 variaciones con fuga Op.35 Heroica

> Chopin: Balada en fa menor
> Liszt: Juegos de agua en la Villa de Este
> Liszt: Vals de Mefisto (Danza de la taberna)

> Debussy: Estampas (Pagodas. Noche en Granada. Jardines bajo la lluvia)
> Ravel: Juegos de agua
> Granados: La maja y el ruiseñor (de Goyescas)
> Granados: El pelele (de Goyescas)

1944
Chile

Second recital by Claudio Arrau at the Teatro Municipal of Santiago in July, as part of the 'Temporada Oficial de Conciertos de 1944', with a programme including the following works:

> Beethoven: Variations in F major Op.34
> Schumann: Fantasy in C major Op.17

> Chopin: Ballade in G minor
> Chopin: Fantasy in F minor Op.49
> Chopin: Three Études

> Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit (Ondine. Le gibet. Scarbo)
> Debussy: Dance
> Balakirev: Islamey (Oriental Fantasy)

1944
Chile
Third recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago in July. within the 'Temporada Oficial de Conciertos de 1944', presenting a programme with the following works:

> Bach: Suite francesa en mi mayor
> Mozart: Sonata en re mayor

> Schumann: Carnaval Op.9

> Albéniz: Suite Iberia (Primer Cuaderno)
> Chopin: Scherzo in mi mayor
1944
Chile
Fourth recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago in July. as part of the 'Temporada Oficial de Conciertos de 1944', with a programme including the following works:

> Mozart: Fantasia en do menor KV 396
> Beetoven: Sonata No.21 en do mayor Op.53 Aurora

> Brahms: Variaciones con fuga sobre un tema de Haendel

> Debussy: Imágenes (Primer Cuaderno)
> Bartók: Alegro bárbaro
> Juan Vicente Lecuna: Suburbio
> Juan José Castro: Tocata
1944
Chile
Fifth recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago in July. forming part of the 'Temporada Oficial de Conciertos de 1944', with a programme comprising the following works:

> Bach: Suite inglesa en la menor
> Beetoven: Sonata No.26 en mi bemol mayor Los adioses

> Schumann: Estudios sinfónicos Op.13

> Liszt: Balada en si menor
> Chopin: Balada en la bemol
> Poulenc: Capricho italiano (de la suite Napoli)
1944
Chile
Sixth Claudio Arrau's recital at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago in July. during the 'Temporada Oficial de Conciertos de 1944', consisting of the following programme:

> Mozart: Rondo en re mayor KV 485
> Weber: Sonata en do mayor Op.24

> Chopin: Scherzo en si bemol menor
> Chopin: Barcarola
> Schubert: Fantasía Op.15 (El peregrino)

> Liszt: Valle de Obermann
> Liszt: A orillas de un manantial
> Liszt: Estudio en fa menor
1944
Chile
Seventh recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago in July. during the 'Temporada Oficial de Conciertos de 1944', with a programme containing the following works:

> Haydn: Andante con variaciones en Fa menor
> Beethoven: Sonata No.23 en Fa menor Op.57 Appassionata

> Chopin: Sonata en Si menor Op.58

> Albéniz: El Albaicín
> Liszt: Soneto No.123 del Petrarca
> Liszt: Armonías de la tarde
> Debussy: La isla alegre
1944
Chile
Claudio Arrau performance at the 'Teatro Caupolicán' of Santiago.
1944
Chile
Claudio Arrau is awarded a Gold Medal by the Chilean Government, at the time under the Juan Antonio Ríos administration, in appreciation for the honour his art has brought about onto Chile.
1944
Mexico
Claudio Arrau recital on Tuesday 19th September.
[This entry needs corroboration]
1944
Mexico
Claudio Arrau performance of Fauré's Ballade for Piano and Orchestra Op.19 with Mexico's National Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México] under Carlos Chávez on Friday 1st and Sunday 3rd September.
[This entry needs corroboration]
1944
Mexico
Claudio Arrau performance of Carlos Chávez's Piano Concerto with Mexico's National Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México] under Carlos Chávez on Friday 8th and Sunday 10th September.
[This entry needs corroboration]
1944
Mexico
Complete Cycle of 21 Mozart Piano Concertos in September.
[This announced cycle is unlikely and needs corroboration]

1944

 

 


U.S.A.

 

 


Claudio Arrau's recital at the Blair Junior High Auditorium of Norfolk, Virginia, forming part of the 'William and Mary Concert Series', on Monday 30th October at 8:15 pm.

The programme comprised the following works:
>  
Haydn's Andante con Variazioni,
>  
Brahms's Variations and fugue on a theme of handel Op.24,
>  
Chopin's Ballade in A flat major,
>  
Chopin's
Scherzo in E major,
>  
Liszt's Jeux d'eau à la villa d'Este,
>  
Liszt's Étude in F minor,
>  
Granados's La maja y el ruiseñor (from Goyescas),
>  Ravel's
Jeux d'eau, and
>  Debussy's
Feux d'artifice.

1944

 

 


U.S.A.

 

 


On 14th November, Claudio Arrau's first Carnegie Hall Recital of the season, presenting the following program:
>  Beethoven's Variations in F minor Op 34,
>  Beethoven's Sonata No.26 in E flat Op 81a Les adieux,
>  Schumann's Carnaval,
>  Albéniz's Almería (from Iberia),
>  Ravel's Alborada del gracioso, and
>  Debussy's preludes Voiles and Les collines d'Anacapri.

[Critic M.A.S. from The New York Times writes a mixed review on 15th November, favouring Arrau's interpretations of Latin works as against those of German works].
1944 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2, with Eugene Goosens conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
1944 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto with Karl Krueger conducting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
[Artone, MCPS. 24 Bits 96 Khz. 222367-354/3. 2005]

1944


U.S.A.


Carnegie Hall concert by Claudio Arrau on 12th December with The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugen Ormandy and a performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor.

Enthusiastically reviewed by critic Olin Downes in The New York Times of 13th December
.

1944


U.S.A.


Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann's piano concerto at Washington's Constitution Hall on Tuesday 26th December, with The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugen Ormandy, as an additional concert to those included in the subscription series.
[This entry needs corroboration]
[Announced in The Washington Post of 24th December 1944]
1944/5 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance at the Omaha Performing Arts Society Centre, Nebraska, as part of the Tuesday Musical Concert Series.
1945    
1945
World
After World War II, Claudio Arrau pursues an eminent international career which establishes him as one of the premier masters of the piano.

1945


U.S.A.


The New Friends of Music presented distinguished musicians Josef Szigeti and Claudio Arrau in four of Mozart's 18 sonatas for violin and piano at The New York Town Hall on 11 February.

The program consisted of:
>  the Great Sonata in B flat KV 454,
>  early Sonata in G, [KV 283]
>  early Sonata in B flat, [KV 281] and
>  late Sonata in A major KV 586.


Superlative review by critic E.L. in The New York Times of 12 February.

1945

U.S.A.

Carnegie Hall performance by Claudio Arrau of Igor Stravinsky's Serenade in A for Piano (1925 First Edition).
 
The
all-Stravinsky program also included Duo Concertante for violin and piano (1932), performed by the composer and violinist Joseph Szigeti.

 

 

1945

 

 

 


 

 

U.S.A.

 

 

 


Claudio Arrau's recital at the Newark Mosque Theatre in New Jersey on Sunday 18th February at 04:00 pm:

>  Mozart's  Rondo in D minor KV485
>  Brahms's  Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel Op.24
>  Chopin's  Ballade in A flat major
>  Chopin's  Scherzo in E major
>  Liszt's  Au bord d'une source
>  Liszt's  Mephisto Waltz

Intermission

>  Ravel's  Jeux d'eau
>  Debussy's  Feux d'artifice
>  Albéniz's  El puerto (from Iberia)
>  Granados's
  El pelele (from Goyescas).
1945 U.S.A.

Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Constitution Hall of Washington on Sunday 25th February, including the following works:

> Mozart's Rondo in A minor
> Beethoven's Sonata No.18 in E flat major Op.31 No.3 The Hunt
> Schumann's Carnival Op.9
> Granados's La maja y el ruiseñor
> Albéniz's El puerto
> Debussy's Poissons d'or
> Poulenc's Italian caprice

[Announced in The Washington Post of 25th February 1945]

1945 U.S.A. As part of the 103rd Carnegie Hall Season 1944/45, Claudio Arrau performances of Fauré’s Ballade for Piano and Orchestra, and Strauss's Burleske for Piano and Orchestra, with the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra and George Szell conducting, on the 8th and 9th of March.

http://www.sickinger.com/nypoconcerts.html
[The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 9 March 1945]
1945 U.S.A. As part of the 103rd Carnegie Hall Season 1944/45, Claudio Arrau performance of Strauss's Burleske for Piano and Orchestra in D minor, and Weber’s Konzertstück for Piano and Orchestra Op.79, with the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra and George Szell conducting, on the 11th of March at 3:00 pm.

The program, broadcast over the CBS and CBO (Ottawa) radio networks, included the following works:
> R.Strauss: Burleske for Piano and Orchestra in D minor
> Weber: Konzertstück for Piano and Orchestra in F minor Op.79
As weel as:
> Smetana: Overture to 'The Bartered Bride'
> Beethoven: Symphony No.3 Op.67

http://www.sickinger.com/nypoconcerts.html
[The Ottawa Journal, Ontario, 10 March 1945]
11.03.1945 - CD WHRA 6037, released in January 2011.
1945
Cuba
Claudio Arrau's performances in Havana.
1945
Brazil
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Rio de Janeiro on Thursday 14th June at 9:00 pm, as part of the 1945 Official Season, with a programme including the following works:
I
> Bach: Fantasia e fuga cromática
> Beethoven: Sonata No.23 em fa menor Op.57 Appassionata
II
> Schumann: Carnaval Op.9
III
> Villa-Lobos: Choros No.5
> Debussy: Poissons d'or
> Debussy: La cathedrale engloutie
> Debussy: Feux d'artifices
> Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
1945
Chile
Two sold-out recitals by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago, on 10th and 12th July.

1945

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 Op.11 at the Civic Auditorium of San Francisco, with Bruno Walter conducting the San Francisco Symphony on Saturday 28th July in the evening, as part of the Summer Concert Series.

Other works in the programme included Beethoven's Overture Leonore 3, Mozart's Jupiter Symphony, and three selections from Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust.

[The Times, San Mateo, California, 26 July 1945 & San Anselmo Herald, San Anselmo, California, 2 August 1945]
[Programme needs corroboration]

1945

U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at Forest Meadows Dominican College, San Rafael, as guest artist of the Marin Music Chest, on Sunday 5th August at 3:00 pm.

Arrau was heard in compisitions of Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Ravel, Albéniz, and Granados.

[San Anselmo Herald, California, 2 and 9 August, 1945]
[Programme needs corroboration]

1945

Mexico

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concertos Nos. 3 and 5 at the 'Teatro Metropólitan', Mexico DF, presented by the ‘Asociación Musical Daniel’, with Jascha Horenstein conducting the Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra [Orquesta Filarmónica de México] on Sunday 30th September at 11:15 am (low-fee admission matinée) .

The all-Beethoven programme comprised:
>  Piano Concerto No.3
>  Symphony No. 7
>  Piano Concerto No.5 The Emperor

1945

Mexico

Members of the 'Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa' formed the 'Claudio Arrau Friendly Society' in Xalapa, Veracruz.

1945

 

Mexico

 

Claudio Arrau performance presented by the ‘Asociación Daniel A.C.’ of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1 and Liszt's Totentanz, at the 'Teatro Lerdo' of Xalapa, with José Yves Limantour conducting the 'Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa', on Monday 1st October.
1945 U.S.A.

As part of the 104th Carnegie Hall Season 1945/46, Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, with the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra and George Szell conducting, on 8th and 9th November in the evenings. and 11th November in the afternoon.

The 11th November was an all-Beethoven program at 3:00 pm which also included Overture to 'Prometheus' Op.43 and Symphony No.8 Op.93.

11.11.1945 - Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1:
C
D WHRA 6037, released in January 2011.


http://www.sickinger.com/nypoconcerts.html
[The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 9 November 1945]

1945/6
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau with violinist Joseph Szigeti, as part of the 1945-1946 Aaron Richmond Celebrity Series of Boston.

http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_aboutus/archives.htm#
1945/6
U.S.A.
Performance by Claudio Arrau in New York at the Peoples' Symphony Concerts, as part of the Artists' Series.
1946    
1946 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau's concerto performances at the Kansas Music Hall with the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd January.
1946 U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the University of Arizona Auditorium on Monday 7th January in the evening.   The program comprised compositions such as the following:

>  Bach:  Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
>  Beethoven:  Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
>  Chopin:  Fantasy in F minor Op.49
>  Chopin:  Three études (including Op.10 No.3)
>  Debussy:  Poissons d'or
>  Albéniz:  Navarra
>  Granados:  Los requiebros (from Goyescas)
>  And others
Encore:
>  Chopin-Liszt: Polish song

[Tucson Daily Citizen, Arizona, 8 January, 1946]

1946 U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance of Liszt's Piano Concerto No.1 at the Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah Campus, on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th January in the evenings, with the Utah State Symphony Orchestra under guest conductor Milton Forstat

[The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah, 11 January, 1946]

1946 U.S.A. Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Auditorium on 29th January, with a program comprising the following works:

>  Bach:  Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
>  Beethoven:  Sonata No. 23 Op.57 Appassionata

>  Schumann:  Carnaval Op.9

>  Ravel:  Ondine
>  Debussy:  Feux d'artifice
>  Granados:  The Maiden and the Nightingale (from Goyescas)
>  Poulenc:  Caprice Italien (from 'Suite Napoli')
1946 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, on Monday 4th February in the evening at the Brooklyn City Center, with the New York City Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Bernstein.

Other works in the programme were Rossini's Overture to La Scala di Seta, and the New York premier of David Diamond's Second Symphony.

[The
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 5 February, 1946]
1946 U.S.A. On Friday 8th February in the evening, amongst three extra-subscription concerts featured on the Philharmonic-Symphony's February schedule, there is a chamber music recital by Szigeti, Arrau and Stravinsky at the Carnegie Hall, New York.

The programme includes Stravinsky's Duo Concertante for violin and piano, played by Szigeti and the composer, and Stravingsky's Serenade, played by Claudio Arrau.

[The
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 20 January and 3 February, 1946]
[This entry needs further corroboration]
1946 U.S.A. Performances by Claudio Arrau of Weber’s Konzertstück Op.79 and R.Strauss’s Burleske, with Désiré Defauw conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
1946 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with Milton Forstat conducting the Utah Symphony Orchestra.
1946 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra under Dimitri Mitropoulos.
1946 U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Kleinhans Music Hall of Buffalo, New York, on Tuesday 12th March, of a program including:

>  Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue (piano),
>  Schumann's Symphonic Etudes in the form of variations (piano), and
>  Prokofieff's Sonata No. 2 in D major Opus 94 for violin and piano, with Joseph Szigeti, violin.

1946 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance at the Philadelphia Academy of Music on 15th March.
1946 Canada Claudio Arrau's recital for the final event of the Tremblay Series at Ottawa's Capitol Theatre on Wednesday 24th April at 8:30 pm, with a programme consisting of the following works:

> Haydn: Fantasie in C major
> Beethoven: Sonata No.21 in C major Op.52 Waldstein
> Mendelssohn: Variations Serieusses Op.54
> Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien
> Chopin: Ballade in A flat Op.47
> Chopin: Berceuse Op.57
> Debussy: Feux d'artifice
> Albéniz: Navarra
> Poulenc: Caprice italien

[The
Ottawa Journal, Ontario, 20 and 25 April, 1946, et al.]
1946
Argentina

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires with a program including works by Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Debussy, Granados, and Albéniz.

1946
Argentina

Claudio Arrau's recital at the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires with a program including works by Mozart, Schumann, Chopin, Debussy, Satie, and Ravel.

1946
Argentina

Fourth subscription recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires, on Thursday 6th June at 6:30 pm, with a program comprising the following works:
I
> Mozart: Sonata en Si bemol mayor KV.570
> Brahms: Variaciones sobre un tema de Paganini Op.35
II
> Chopin: Fantasía Op.49
> Chopin: Impromptu en Fa sostenido mayor Op.36
> Chopin: Estudio en Fa mayor op.10 No.8
> Chopin: Nocturno en Mi mayor Op.62 No.2
> Chopin: Scherzo en Mi mayor Op.54
III
> Stravinsky: Serenata en La -
>>>Himno. Romanza. Rondoletto. Cadenza. Finale.
> Ravel: Juegos acuáticos
> Poulenc: Suite 'Napoli' -
>>>Barcarola. Nocturno. Capriccio italiano.

1946
Argentina

Fifth subscription recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires, on Saturday 8th June at 6:00 pm, presented by the Buenos Aires City Council.

The
program included the following works:
I
> Mozart: Fantasía en do menor K.396
> Beethoven: Sonata No.32 en Do menor Op.111
II
> Mendelssohn: Variations serieuses Op.54
> Mendelssohn: Rondó caprichoso
> Liszt: Juegos acuáticos en la villa de Este
> Liszt: Estudio transcendental en Fa menor
III
> Bartók: Suite Op.14 -
>>>Allegretto. Scherzo. Allegro molto. Sostenuto.
> Debussy: Seis preludios -
>>>Danseuses de Delphes. Ondine. Minstrels.
>>>Danse de Puck. La puerta del vino. Feux d' artifice.

1946
Argentina

Last subscription recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires, on Thursday 13th June at 6:00 pm, presented by the Buenos Aires City Council.

The
program comprised the following compositions:
I
> Bach: Tres preludios y fugas, del Clavecín bien temperado
> Beethoven: Sonata Op.10 No.3 en Re mayor
II
> Liszt: Vallée d' Obermann
> Liszt: Au bord d' une source
> Liszt: Vals de Mephisto
III
> Chabrier: Idilio
> Chabrier: Scherzo-Valse
> Debussy: Images -
>>>Reflets dans l'eau. Hommage a Rameau. Mouvement.
> Debussy: L'isle joyeuse

1946
Argentina

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 and Liszt's Piano Concerto No.2, at the 'Teatro El Círculo' of Rosario on Thursday 27th June at 9:30 pm, with the Rosario Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro José Francisco Berrini, as part of the 15th Cycle presented by the Rosario Symphony Association.
The programme also included Weber's Freischutz Overtu
re.

1946
Argentina

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's complete piano concerto cycle, as part of the Beethoven Festival held at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Sundays 16th, 23rd and 30th of June at 10:30 am, with the Buenos Aires Symphony Association Orchestra [Orquesta de la Asociación Sinfónica de Buenos Aires] conducted by Joscha Horenstein.

Sunday 16th June -
> Piano Concertos No.1 Op.15 and No.4 Op.58

   Overture Leonore No.3 and Seventh Symphony Op.93

Sunday 23rd June -
> Piano Concertos No.2 Op.19 and No.3 Op.37
    Sixth Symphony Op.68

Sunday 30th June -
> Piano Concerto No.5 Op.73
    Overture Egmont Op.84 and Fifth Symphony Op.67

1946


Argentina


Outdoor concert in benefit of the European Relief, at the Buenos Aires 'Estadio Luna Park' on Sunday 30th June, with Claudio Arrau performing before a 25,000-strong audience (hitherto the largest in the history of the City), with the Teatro Colón Orchestra under Jascha Horenstein interpreting Beethoven's Emperor Concerto.

[News report in The New York Times of 3rd July]

1946

Argentina

Extraordinary recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Nacional de Comedia Cervantes' of Buenos Aires on Monday 1st July at 9:30 pm, presented by the 'Asociación Wagneriana de Buenos Aires' as part of its 34th Concert Season.

The programme
included the following compositions:
I
>
Mozart: Sonata en Do menor K.457
>
Brahms: Variaciones y fuga sobre un tema de Haendel Op.24
II
> Schubert: Fantasía en Do menor Op.15 El peregrino
III
> Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
>>>>Ondine. Le gibet. Scarbo.
> Debussy:
>>>>Voiles. Les collines d'Anacapri. Golliwogg's vakewalk.

1946

Argentina

Last extraordinary recital of the season by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Tuesday 2nd July at 10:00 pm.

The programme comprised the following works:
I
> JS Bach: Suite francesa en Mi mayor
> Beethoven:
Sonata para piano No.23 en Fa menor Appassionata
II
> Chopin: Cinco estudios
> Liszt: Juegos acuáticos en la villa de Este
> Liszt: Estudio transcendental en Fa menor
III
> Debussy: Jardines bajo la lluvia
> Debussy: La isla alegre
> Chabrier: Idilio
> Chabrier: Valse scherzo
> Gtranados: El pelele

[This entry needs corroboration]

1946

Argentina

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Grieg's Piano Concerto Op.16 at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Sunday 7th July at 10:30 am, with the Buenos Aires Symphony Association Orchestra [Orquesta de la Asociación Sinfónica de Buenos Aires] conducted by Jascha Horenstein, as part of a concert which also included Beethoven's Symphony No.3 and Wagner's Tannhäuser Overture.

1946

Argentina

Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Tuesday 9th July at 10:30 am, with the Buenos Aires Symphony Association Orchestra [Orquesta de la Asociación Sinfónica de Buenos Aires] conducted by Jascha Horenstein, as part of an extraordinary concert which also included Strauss's Don Juan Symphonic Poem* and Schubert's Unfinished Symphony.

* Other source shows Wagner's Prelude and Death of Isolda, instead.

1946 Chile

Recitals by Claudio Arrau at the Teatro Municipal of Santiago on the following dates:

13th July:

15th July:
Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Stravinsky, Ravel, Poulenc.

17th July:
Haydn, Beethoven, Schumann, Fauré, Ravel, Albéniz, and Debussy.

18th July:
> Bach:  Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.23 Op.57 Appassionata
> Chopin:  Fantasy
> Chopin:  Impromptu
> Chopin:  Étude
> Chopin:  Nocturne
> Chopin:  Scherzo
> Liszt:  Au bord d'une source
> Albéniz:  Navarra
> Granados:  El pelele

[This entry needs corroboration and completion]

1946

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance at the Robin Hood Dell (Philadelphia's outdoor music venue) on Monday 29th July at 8:30 pm, as part of the 'Music in the Park' series.

[This entry needs corroboration]

1946

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor at Tanglewood with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by its leader Serge Koussevitzky on Thursday 1st August in the evening, as part of the Ninth Berkshire Festival.
Numerous re-calls.


[The Berkshire Eagle, Massachusetts, 2 August 1946]

1946

U.S.A.

Unprecedented performances by Claudio Arrau of both Brahms’s monumental Piano Concertos in the one program, at the Philadelphia Fairmount Park, on or around Friday 9th August, with the Robin Hood Dell Orchestra of Philadelphia, conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos.

[
TIME weekly magazine, 12 August, page 60]
1946 Chile The Revista Musical Chilena of September 1946 criticises the insufficient 20th century compositions included in the programmes recently performed by Claudio Arrau in Chile.  One of the programmes included Stravinsky's Serenata.

1946

Peru

Claudio Arrau performance/s in Lima.

1946

Guatemala

A few days' vacation.
[The Washington Post of 22 September]

1946

Colombia

Claudio Arrau performance/s in Bogotá.

1946

Mexico

Recitals by Claudio Arrau on the 19th, 20th, 24th and 30th of September.
[This entry needs corroboration and completion]

1946

 

 


U.S.A.

 

 


Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Carnegie Hall, New York, on Sunday 20th October, with an extensive program comprising works by:

>  Liszt  Variations on a theme by Bach
>  Mendelssohn  Rondo capriccioso
>  Schumann  Faschingsschwank aus Wien
>  Brahms  Paganini variations
>  Fauré  Impromptu No. 1
>  Debussy  Two Études
>  Robert Palmer  Toccata ostinato for piano
     (first ever public performance)
>  Albéniz   Navarra
>  Granados   El pelele


Acclaimed by critic Noel Straus, in The New York Times of 21st October, for masterly performances of contrasting styles.

1946 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performed one of Brahms’s piano concertos with the New York City Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Bernstein at the City Center.
1946 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau concerto performance with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under Fritz Reiner on 27th October.
[Carnegie Library of Pitssburgh]
1946 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance at the Mosque Theatre, Newark, N.J., on Sunday 3rd November in the afternoon, under the auspices of the Griffith Music Foundation, as part of the Master Piano Series of the 1946-47 Concert Season.
1946 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 The Emperor at the Lyric Theatre of Baltimore, Maryland, with The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy on Wednesday 27th November.at 8:30 pm.
The programme also included Mozart's Symphony in D major K.504, and Carpenter's The Seven Ages Symphonic Suite.
1946 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 (on 12th and 13th December) and Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 (on 15th December), with the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra and George Szell conducting, as part of the 105th Carnegie Hall Season 1946/47. 

Liszt concerto was radio broadcast live on the WSOY network.
15.12.1946 - Liszt Concerto No.2: CD WHRA 6037, released in January 2011.

http://www.sickinger.com/nypoconcerts.html
[The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 15 December 1946]
1946/7
Scotland
First performance by Claudio Arrau at the Edinburgh Festival, during its inaugural season.
1946/7
U.S.A.
Performance by Claudio Arrau in New York at the Peoples' Symphony Concerts, as part of the Artists' Series.
1946/51
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau recordings of works by Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Chopin, Ravel, and Schumann for U.S. Columbia Masterworks (1946-51), as well as Books I and II of Albéniz' Iberia for Odyssey (in 1946-47).
1947    
1947
England
Layout of Claudio Arrau's International Subscription Celebrity Concerts UK tour in January:

5th January, 3:00 pm, Royal Albert Hall, London
7th January, 7:00 pm, Sheffield City Hall
8th January, 6:45 pm, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
11th January, 3:00 pm, Usher Hall, Edinburgh
13th January, 7:30 pm, St Andrew's Hall, Glasgow
14th January, 7:00 pm, Newcastle City Hall
17th January, 8:00 pm, Belfast Assembly Hall
19th January, 3:00 pm, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
20th January, 7:00 pm, Birmingham Town Hall
1947
England
Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 at The Royal Albert Hall of London, on Sunday 5th January at 3:00 pm, as part of the 1946-47 Sunday Orchestral Concerts series, under the batton of Malcolm Sargent.

The programme also included Smetana's Overture 'The Bartered Bride', Borodin-Sargent's Nocturne, and Dvorak's Symphony No.4.
1947
England

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Sheffield City Hall, on Tuesday 7th January at 7:00 pm, as part of the International Subscription Celebrity Concerts, with a programme consisting of the following works:

Bach
: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 Op.57 Appassionata
Chopin: Ballade in A flat major
Chopin: Berceuse
Chopin: Scherzo in E major
Chopin: Two études - Op.25 No.5 and Op.10 No.4
Interval
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso

Debussy: Two études - Pour des cinq doigts. Por les octaves.
Albéniz: Navarra (original version)
Granados: El pelele (from 'Goyescas')

1947
Scotland

Recital by Claudio Arrau at St. Nndrew's Hall, Glasgow, on Monday 13th January in the evening, forming part of the International Subscription Celebrity Concerts, with a programme consisting of the following works:

Bach
: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 Op.57 Appassionata
Chopin: Ballade in A flat major
Chopin: Berceuse
Chopin: Scherzo in E major
Chopin: Two études - Op.25 No.5 and Op.10 No.4
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso

Debussy: Two études - Pour des cinq doigts. Por les octaves.
Albéniz: Navarra (original version)
Granados: El pelele (from 'Goyescas')

1947
England

Claudio Arrau recital at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, on Sunday 19th January at 3:00 pm, forming part of the International Subscription Celebrity Concerts, with a programme including the following works:

Bach
: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
Mozart: Sonata in B flat major K.570
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Book 2
Schumann: Carnaval Op.9
Debussy: Ondine
Debussy: Two études - Pour des cinq doigts. Pour les octaves.
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso

Poulenc: Suite 'Napoli' - Barcarolle. Nocturne. Caprice italien

1947
England
Claudio Arrau's performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 on Wednesday 22nd January at 8:00 pm, in the Royal Albert Hall of London, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the batton of Sir Adrian Boult.

The programme also included Wag
ner's Prelude to Tristan and Isolda & Vaughan Williams's Job, a masque for dancing.

1947


England


The March issue of the English magazine The Gramophone shows Claudio Arrau on the cover page. COn page 149, critic Alec Robertson appraises Arrau's HMV recording of Schumann's Piano Concerto with the Detroit S.O. conducted by Karl Krueger.H
Robertson
finds Arrau "a rich artist", able to produce the frequently missing feeling of chivalric impulse needed for this often feminized work.
1947
England
The March-April issue of the 'His Mater's Voice Record Review' magazine (Hayes, Middlesex) shows a photograph of Claudio Arrau on the cover page, along with an appraisal of Arrau's HMV recording of Schumann's Piano Concerto with the Detroit S.O. under Karl Krueger, that continues on page 2.
1947
England
Claudio Arrau records his first Brahm's Piano Concerto No.1, with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Basil Cameron for HMV.
1947
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau moves family from Forest Hill (Queens, NY) and settles in 202 Shore Road, Douglaston (Long Island, NY).
1947
Australia
In his first tour of Australia, Claudio Arrau arrived on Wednesday 30th April at Mascot Airport, Sydney, from the U.S.A., engaged by the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) for a scheduled 12-week tour including over 30 recitals and concertos.
Arrau was welcomed at the airport by the General Manager of the ABC, Mr. Charles Moses, and Chilean minister (Head of Legation) Mr. Manuel Hubner.

[The Sydney Morning Herald, NSW, 30 April 1947]
[The Wodonga and Towong Sentinel, Victoria, 4 July 1947]
1947
Australia
The first recital of Claudio Arrau's 1947 Australian tour took place at the Brisbane City Hall, Queensland, on Friday 2nd May.
The programme included
Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor, Beethoven's Appassionata Sonata, works by Chopin, Ravel's Alborada del gracioso, works by Albéniz and Granados, and two études by Debussy.

[The Courier-Mail, Brisbane, Queensland, 7 May 1947]
[The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria, 30 April 1947]
1947
Australia
Farewell recital by Claudio Arrau at the City Hall in Brisbane, Queensland, on Thursday 8th May, including works by Mozart (Sonata in B Flat major K.570), Brahms (Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Book II), and Schumann, as well as Spanish and French composers.

[The Courier-Mail, Brisbane, Queensland, 9 May 1947]
1947
Australia
Claudio Arrau performance of Liszt's Piano Concerto No.1, on Saturday 17th May at the Capitol Theatre of Perth, Western Australia, with Warwick Braithwaite conducting the Perth Symphony Orchestra.

The programme also included Schubert's Rosamunde Overture, Brahms's Symphony No.2, andTchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet Overture.

[Sunday Times, Perth, Western Australia, 18 May 1947]
1947
Australia
Recital by Claudio Arrau at The Capitol Theatre of Perth, Western Australia, on Tuesday 20th May, with a programme including:

>
Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor,
> Beethoven's
Sonata No.23 Op.57 Appassionata,
> Chopin's Ballade in A flat,
> Chopin's Berceuse,
> Chopin's Scherzo in E major,
> Chopin's Études Op.25 No.5
,
> Chopin's Étude
Op.10 No.4,
> Ravel's Alborada del gracioso,
> Debussy's Étude For the Five Fingers,
> Debussy's Étude For the Octaves,
> Granados's El pelele.
There were two encores:
> Liszt-Chopin's Polish song and
> Liszt's
Concert study The Sigh.

[The West Australian, Perth, 21 May 1947]
1947
Australia

Second and final recital by Claudio Arrau at the Capitol Theatre of Perth, Western Australia, on Thursday 22th May.

[The West Australian, Perth, 15 and 21 May 1947]

1947
Australia

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Sydney Town Hall on Tuesday 3rd June, including works by Bach (Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue), Beethoven (Appassionata Sonata), Chopin (Ballade in A flat, Berceuse, Scherzo in E major), as well as French and Spanish composers.

[The Sydney Morning Herald, NSW, 4 June 1947]

1947
Australia

Third Claudio Arrau recital at the Sydney Town Hall on Saturday 7th June including:

>
Schumann's Études symphoniques,
> Beethoven's Sonata No.18
in E flat Op.31 No.3 The Hunt,
> Debussy's Pour le piano
- Prélude, Sarabande, and Tocatta,
> Satie's Sarabande,
> Faure's Impromptu No.1,
> Chabrier's Scherzo Valse.

[The Sydney Morning Herald, NSW, 9 June 1947]

1947
Australia

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Sydney Town Hall on Tuesday 10th June with a programme including Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy, Beethoven's Waldstein Sonata, Chopin's Études Nos.3 and 8 from Op.10, and other works.

[The Sydney Morning Herald, NSW, 11 June 1947]

1947
Australia

The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser of NSW publishes on Thursday 12th June an article entitled 'Claudio Arrau's First Australian Tour' whith information on Arrau's bussy international schedule, his Australian tour, USA audiences and musical fashions, as well as personal details and his popular music and movie tastes.

1947
Australia

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the National Theatre of Launceston, Tasmania, on Thursday 12th June.

The programme included:
> Mozart's Piano Sonata in B flat K.570 ("played with great charm and fidelity to the 18th century tradition"),
> Brahms's Variations on a Theme by Paganini ("played with great brilliancy" and "amazing dexterity")
,
> Schumann's Carnival ("stricking rhythms, lively scenes, tender passages, real and imaginary characters"),
> works by Chopin,
> Granados's La maja y el ruiseñor,
> Ravel's Ondine,
> Faure's Nocturne,
> Debussy's Danse and
>
Debussy's L'ile joyeuse.

[Examiner, Tasmania, 13 June 1947]

1947
Australia

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Hobart Town Hall, Tasmania, on Saturday 14th June.

The programme comprised
:
>
Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue,
> Beethoven's
Sonata No.23 Op.57 Appassionata,
> Ravel's Alborada del gracioso,
> Granados's El pelele,
> Debussy's
Étude For five fingers
> Debussy's Étude In octaves,
> Albéniz's Navarra,
> Chopin's Ballade in A flat major,
> Chopin's Berceuse,
> Chopin's Scherzo in E major,
> Chopin's
Étude No.5 Op.25
> Chopin's Étude No.4 Op.10,
> Chopin-Liszt's Polish Song.

[The Mercury, Hobart, Tasmania, 16 June 1947]

1947
Australia

Claudio Arrau's recital at the Melbourne Town Hall, Victoria, on Monday 16th June.

The programme included
:
>
a work by Mozart,
> Brahms's Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel,
> Ravel's Ondine,
> Debussy's L'ile joyeuse,
> Chopin's Ballade No.4 in F minor
,
> Chopin's Scherzo in C sharp minor,
> Liszt's Soneto 104 del Petrarca,
> Granados's The Lover and the Nightingale,
> Faur
é's Nocturne No.6.

[The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria, 17 June 1947]

1947
Australia

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Adelaide Town Hall, South Australia, on Thursday 19th June.

The programme included
:
> Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue,
> Beethoven's
Sonata No.23 op.57 Appassionata,
> Chopin's Ballade in A flat minor,
> Chopin's Berceuse,
> Chopin's Scherzo in F major,
> Chopin's two studies,
> Ravel's Alborada del gracioso,
> two studies by Debussy,
> works of Albéniz and Granados.

[The Advertiser, Adelaide, South Australia, 20 June 1947]

1947
Australia

In announcing a recital for the ABC to take place at the Canberra Albert Hall on 7th July, The Canberra Times of 21st June publishes an outline of Claudio Arrau's biographic details, ample repertoire, complete cycle performances, prizes, phenomenal technique, critics's high appraisals, and popularity worldwide, under the title 'Famous Pianist and Diplomat'.

1947
Australia

Under the titles of "Best Beethoven for Years" and "Impeccable Playing by Claudio Arrau", Dr. Enid Robertson writes on 23rd June in The Advertiser of Adelaide, South Australia, about Arrau's recital of Saturday 21st June in the Adelaide Town Hall.

The programme included
:
>
Bach's Partita in C minor,
> Beethoven's Sonata No.26 Op.81a
Les adieux,
> Chopin's Fantasy in F minor
,
> Chopin's Ballade in G minor,
> Liszt's Au bord d'une source
,
>
Liszt's Mephisto Waltz,

> Ravel's Jeux d'eau,

> Chabrier's Idylle,
> Poulenc's Suite Napoli.

[The Adelaide 'News' of 23rd June also gives account of this recital]

1947
Australia

Broadcast by Radio 2NC on Monday 30th June at 9:35 pm to 10:00 pm, of [part of] an ABC sponsored recital at the Sydney Town Hall, including Claudio Arrau's renditions of Albéniz's Almería (from Iberia Suite), and Debussy's Poissons d'or (from Images), Minstrels (from Préludes Book I) and Feux d'artifice (from Préludes Book II).

['Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate', NSW, 30 June 1947].

1947
Australia
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Sydney Town Hall on Monday 30th June with a programme including:

> Brahms's Handel Variations ["powerfull and splendid"],
> Mozart's Rondo K.485 ["filigreed phrases exquisitely turned, tone crystal pure"],
> Chopin's Ballade No.4
> Chopin's Scherzo in C sharp minor,
> pieces by Liszt and Debussy.

[The Sydney Morning Herald, NSW, 1 July 1947].
1947
Australia
The Sydney Morning Herald of 2nd July reports:

"Special Performance:
While Kubelik (conductor) and Arrau (pianist) were rehearsing with the orchestra in Sydney yesterday, the conductor's baton flew out of his hand and landed behind the piano. There were just four bars to go before Arrau's solo part commenced.  But he jumped from his seat, slid round behind the piano, retrieved the baton while the orchestra continued to play and came in on his note at the exact moment".
1947
Australia
Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Rafael Kubelik at the Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday 2nd July.

The programme also included Beethoven's Egmont Overture and the following Czeck compositions: Novak's symphonic poem In the Tatra Mountains, & Dvorak's two Legends and a Slavonic Dance.

[The Sydney Morning Herald of 3rd July 1947]
1947
Australia
A further two concerts by Claudio Arrau with conductor Rafael Kubelík and the Sydney Symphony Orhestra at the Sydney Town Hall on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th July.

[The Sydney Morning Herald of 3rd July 1947]
[The Canberra Times of 7th July 1947]
[This entry needs corroboration]

1947
Australia
In response to numerous requests, the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) arranged a further recital by Claudio Arrau, "the master pianist", at the Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday 9th July at 8:15 pm.

The programme included the following compositions:

> Mozart's Fantasy in C minor
> Beethoven's last piano sonata in C minor Op.111 (No.32)

> Mendelssohn's Rondo capriccioso
> Schumann's Carnival Jest from Vienna

> Debussy's Estampes
> Albéniz's Evocación (from Iberia suite)
> Bartók's Allegro barbaro

[The Sydney Morning Herald,
1 and 10 July 1947],
1947
Australia

The Chilean Legation in Canberra, led by minister Manuel Hubner, offered a private reception in Claudio Arrau's honour on Sunday 6th July, attended by the Australian Minister for External Affairs, members of the Diplomatic Corps, and the recently appointed musical conductor for the ABC.

Mr. Arrau chose to play four works
by Chopin, Mendelssohn, Albéniz and Debussy.

The ABC will forward Mr. Arrau's library in New York 30 volumes of stories covering every phase of Australian life.

[The Canberra Times of 7 July 1947]

1947
Australia

Recital by Claudio Arrau at Canberra's Albert Hall on Monday 7th July, including works by Mozart, Brahms (Paganini Variations), Schumann, Debussy, Albéniz.

His Excellency the Governor-General and spose Mrs. McKell attended the recital.


[The Canberra Times of 7th July 1947]

1947
Australia

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Broadmeadow Century Theatre (Newcastle, NSW) on Tuesday 15th July, including works by Mozart (Rondo in D K.485), Brahms (Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel), Chopin, Liszt (Étude transcendental), Albéniz (Almería), Debussy (an Image, two Préludes).

The programme was broadcast from the Century Theatre by Radio 2NC, commencing at 9:00 pm.

[Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate of 15 and 16 July 1947]

1947
Australia

Farewell recital by Claudio Arrau in Sydney on Saturday 19th July, including works by:

> Bach
: Partita in C minor No.2,
> Beethoven: Sonata No.26 Op.81a Les adieux,
> Chopin
: Fantasy and
> Chopin
: Ballade in G minor,
> Ravel
: Jeaux d'eau,
> Chabrier
: Idylle,
> Poulenc
: Suite Napoli,
> and two pieces by Liszt, including Mephisto Waltz.


[The Sydney Morning Herald of 21 July 1947]

1947
Australia
Newspaper reports indicate that pianist Claudio Arrau will take a baby kangaroo when he leaves Australia on Monday 21st July.

Mr. D.R. McCaugher, grazier of Coonong in Narrandera, NSW, presented the animal, the transfer of which had been duly cleared by the relevant authorities.
The animal is being taken by Mr. Arrau to his home at Long Island, New York, to show his children, and subsequently deliver it to Bronx Zoo in New York.

[As reported by:
Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate,
NSW, of 19th July 1947 ;
Worker of Brisbane, Queensland, of 28 July 1947]
1947
U.S.A.
The Washington Post of 12th October reports that the mayor of Wagg-Wagga, NSW, Australia, presented Mr. Arrau with a female baby kangaroo, which he had it transported to his Long Island estate, NY, where he initially kept it and named 'cangurusa'.
1947 Argentina Claudio Arrau performances in Buenos Aires.
1947

Chile

Claudio Arrau performances in Santiago.
1947 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performances of Weber’s Konzertstück Op 79 and Chopin’s Andante spianato & Grande polonaise brillante Op 22 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Tuesday 21st October, with Thomas Scherman conducting The Little Orchestra of New York (established by Scherman in 1947).

[The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 22 October 1947].
1947 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau's piano recital at the Symphony Hall of Boston on Sunday 2nd November, as part of the Celebrity Series presented by Aaron Richmond.  

The programme consisted of the following works:
I
Mozart
:  Rondo in A minor K.511
Beethoven:  Sonata No.26 in E flat Op. 81a Les adieux
Brahms:  Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Book II
II
Mendelssohn:  Rondo capriccioso
Schumann:  Faschingschwank aus Wien Op.26
Intermission
III
Ravel:  Pavane pour une infante d
éfunte
Albéniz:  Navarra (original version)
Robert Palmer:  Toccata ostinato
Debussy:  Two études
Debussy:  L' isle joyeuse
1947 U.S.A. Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms’s Piano concerto No.2 Op.83 with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Erich Leinsdorf in the Eastman Theatre of the University of Rochester, New York, on Thrusday 6th November in the evening.

The programme also included D.Moore's Symphony in A Major and R.Strauss's Don Juan Op.20.
1947 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Weber’s Konzertstück Op 79 with Erich Kleiber conducting the NBC Symphony Orchestra.
1947 U.S.A. Performance by Claudio Arrau at the Constitution Hall of Washington on 12th November, sponsored by Patrick Hayes, and reception in Arrau's honour by the Chilean Ambassador in Washington and his spouse Sra. de Nieto del Río.

[As reported by The Washington Post of 13 November 1947]
1947 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. 
[Possibly on 15th and 16th of November - corroboration needed]
1947 U.S.A. Radio broadcast through the WNBC network of Weber's Concert Piece in F minor, as performed by Claudio Arrau with the *NBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Erich Kleiber on Saturday 20th December.
[*NBC: National Broadcasting Company]

[The Evening Sun and The Gazette and Daily, Pennsylvania, 20 December 1947]

CD from broadcast:
[Music and Arts: CD 1112, USA, 2002 & CD 1174, USA, 2005]
1947 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conducted by Fritz Reiner on 27 December.  [Carnegie Library of Pitssburgh]
1947/8 U.S.A. Concerto performance by Claudio Arrau in Spartanburg City, with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, forming part of the 1947-48 Concert Series under the auspices of the Spartanburg Civic Music Association, South Carolina.
1947/8
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau as part of the 1947-1948 Aaron Richmond Celebrity Series of Boston.  http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_aboutus/archives.htm#
1948    

1948


U.S.A.


Two centuries of piano literature,
from J. S. Bach to A. Schönberg

.
Carnegie Hall Cycle:

.
First recital on ...

Second recital on 6th February with a program consisting of:
>  Bach's Prelude and Fugue in A minor (independent)
>  Mozart's Sonata in D major KV 576
>  Beethoven's Sonata No.13 in E flat major Op 27 No. 1
Ravel's Gaspard de la Nuit
>  Bartók's Allegro barbaro
>  Albéniz's Fęte-dieu ŕ Seville
>  Debussy's L'isle joyeuse and Masques, and
>  Poulenc's Caprice Italien.

[News report on The New York Times
, 7th February]
[The Brooklyn Daily
Eagle, New York, 7th February]
1948 U.S.A. Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium on Saturday 28th February in the evening, sponsored by the Santa Cruz Civic Music Association in its 1947/48 series.

The programme included the following compositions:
I
> Bach's Prelude and Fugue in A minor
> Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.26 Op.81a Farewell
II
> Mendelssohn's Rondó caprichoso Op.14
> Chopin's Ballade in G minor
> Chopin's two waltzes
> Brahms's Variations on a Theme by Paganini
III
> Ravel's Jeux d'eau
> Ravel's Pavane pour une infante défunte
> Debussy's Minstrels
> Debussy's Lísle joyeuse
Encores:
> Chopin's Étude No.2 Op.10 No.4
> Chopin's waltz

[Santa Cruz Sentinel, California, 1 March 1948]
1948 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 The Emperor with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra conducted by H. Arthur Brown at the El Paso Liberty Hall on Thursday 4th March in the evening.
Mr. Arrau also played two solo encores.
.

[Report in El Paso Herald-Post, Texas, 5 March 1948]
1948 Netherlands Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 The Emperor with the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam under Edward van Beinum.
Audience and musicians alike stood up to applaud and cheer Arrau for a 12-minute ovation.
1948 Scotland Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Alexander Gibson.
1948 England Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the London Symphony Orchestra and Artur Rodzinski conducting.
1948 U.S.A. The April issue of 'The Etude musical magazine', published in Philadelphia, contains a dissertation by Claudio Arrau, secured for the magazine by Rose Heylbut, entitled 'Training for Artistry', whereby the writer speaks of the need to train young pianists beyond fingering techniques and towards music making.

Arrau stresses the requirement to respect in detail the composer's intentions, getting to know his circumstances at the time of composing, developing a practice approach, identifying and isolating difficult phrases, understanding the relative meaning of passages, and developing musical expression.

[Pages 209, 260 & 276. One photograph.]
1948 Argentina Claudio Arrau's recital, being the Season's First Subscription Concert presented by 'Conciertos Daniel' at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Monday 10th May at 6:00 pm, with a programme featuring the following compositions:
I
> JS Bach's Preludio y Fuga en La menor
> Beethoven's Sonata en Mi bemol mayor Op.31 No.3
II
> Schumann's Arabescos
> Mendelssohn's Scherzo caprichoso
> Liszt's Juegos acuáticos en la villa de Este
> Brahms's Variaciones sobre un tema de Paganini (Libro II)
III
> Albéniz's Suite Iberia (Libro I):
>>>>Evocación.  El puerto.  Corpus Christi en Sevilla.
> Debussy's Masques
> Debussy's Dos Estudios: Para las octavas. Para cinco dedos.
1948 Argentina Second Subscription recital by Claudio Arrau, presented by 'Conciertos Daniel' at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Wednesday 12th May at 6:00 pm. 

The programme consisted of the following compositions:
I
> Mozart: Fantasía en Re menor K.397
> Schumann: Kreisleriana Op.16
II
> Chopin: Balada en Sol menor
> Chopin: Nocturno en Si mayor
> Chopin: Scherzo en Do sostenido menor
III
> Fauré: Nocturno No.6
> Debussy: Peces de oro
> Ravel: Pavana para una infanta difunta
> Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
1948 Argentina Third Subscription recital by Claudio Arrau, presented by 'Conciertos Daniel' at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Wednesday 19th May at 6:00 pm. 

The programme included of the following renditions:
I
> Bach JS: Preludio y Fuga en La bemol mayor
> Beethoven: Sonata en La bemol mayor Op.110 No.31
> Beethoven: 32 Variaciones en Do menor
II
> Liszt: Tres estudios transcendentes -
>>> En Fa menor (Allegro agitato)
>>> Armonías de la noche
>>> Caza salvaje
III
> Ravel: Juegos acuáticos
> Debussy: Las colinas de Anacapri
> Debussy: Minstrels
> Granados: La maja y el ruiseñor, de 'Goyescas'
> Granados: El pelele
1948 Argentina Claudio Arrau's recital, being the Season's Fifth Subscription Concert presented by 'Conciertos Daniel', at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Wednesday 26th May at 6:00 pm, performing a programme with the following works:
I
> Mozart's Sonata en Mi bemol mayor K.282
> Weber's Sonata No.3 en Re menor
II
> Schubert's Marcha en Mi mayor
> Schubert's Impromptu en Fa menor
> Chopin's Balada en Fa menor
> Chopin's Scherzo en Si menor
III
> Albéniz's Suite Iberia (Segundo Cuaderno):
>> >Rondeña.  Almería.  Triana.
> Debussy's La puerta del vino
> Debussy's Danza
1948
Argentina

Claudio Arrau performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto KV 488 and Liszt's Piano Concerto No.1, at the 'Teatro El Círculo' of Rosario on Saturday 29th May at 6:10 pm, with the Rosario Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro José Francisco Berrini, as part of the 17th Cycle presented by the Rosario Symphony Association.
The programme also included Mozart's The Magic
Flute.

1948 Argentina Piano recital by Claudio Arrau, identified as the Season's Sixth Subscription Concert presented by 'Conciertos Daniel', at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Monday 31st May at 6:00 pm, with a programme including the following works:
I
> Haydn's Fantasía en do mayor
> Schumann's Danzas de la Cofradía de David Op.16
II
> Mendelssohn's Rondó caprichoso Op.14
> Chopin's Berceuse Op.54
> Liszt's Vals Mefisto
III
> Villa-Lobos's Choros No.5
> Villa-Lobos's Ciranda No.11
> Robert Palmer's Toccata ostinato
> Albéniz's El Albaicín
> Debussy's Estampas
>>>>(Pagodas. Noche en Granada. Jardines bajo la lluvia)
1948 Argentina Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 with the 'Asociación Filarmónica de Buenos Aires', under the baton of Juan José Castro on Monday 7th June at 6:15 pm, as part of the Second Subscription Concert.
The programme also included Brahms's Symphony No.4 and Honegger's Sérénade à Angélique & Chant de joie.
1948 Chile

Recitals by Claudio Arrau on the 16th, 17th, 20th, 23rd, 24th, 26th, and 27th June.

17th June:
> Bach: Prélude and Fugue in A minor
> Beethoven: Sonata in E flat major
> Liszt: Jeux d'eau à la villa d' Este
> Albéniz: Iberia Book I (three movements)
> Debussy: Masques
> Debussy: Études

[This entry needs corroboration and completion]

1948 Chile Claudio Arrau performances in Santiago of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 Op 73 and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 Op.83, with Chile's Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile] conducted by Víctor Tevah Tellias on the 18th of June.
[This entry needs corroboration]
1948 Chile Claudio Arrau performances in Santiago of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op 54 and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 Op.83, with Chile's Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile] conducted by Víctor Tevah Tellias on the 27th of June.
[This entry needs corroboration]
1948 Chile/Mexico Claudio Arrau is appointed Honorary Cultural Attaché of Chile with the Chilean Embassy in Mexico in July.
1948
USA
Claudio Arrau makes 'Telephone Hour' début on Monday 9th August at 9:00 pm over the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) radio netwok stations, accompanied by the Bell Telephone Orchestra conducted by Donald Voorhees.

Arrau's part of the programme includes:
> Liszt: Valse oubliée
> Chopin: Étude in C sharp
> Chopin: Final movement of Piano Concerto in E minor

[Telephone Topics montly, August 1948 issue, Vol.42 No.4]
[The Van Nuys News, California, 29 July 1948]
[The Evening Sun, Pennsylvania, and The Cumberland News, Meryland, 9 August 1948]

1948 Mexico Claudio Arrau recitals on the 17th, 19th, 23rd, and 31st August.
[This entry needs corroboration]
1948 Mexico Concert performance by Claudio Arrau with Mexico's Philharmonic Orchestra [Orquesta Filarmónica de México] conducted by José Ives Limantour on the 17th, 19th, 23rd, and 31st August.
[This entry needs corroboration]
1948 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under Thor Johnson.
1948 Scotland  Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with The Scotish Symphony Orchestra under Walter Susskind at the Saint Andrews Hall of Glasgow on Saturday 9th October.  
[The program also included Elgar's Symphony No.2]
1948 England Claudio Arrau recital sponsored by the Wimbledon Concert Club, performed at the Wimbledon Town Hall, North London, on Tuesday 12th October at 7:30 pm, forming part of the Club's Second Season.  

The programme comprised the following works:
> Bach-Liszt: Organ Prelude and Fugue in A minor
> Beethoven: Sonata No.18 in E-flat major Op.31 No.3 The Hunt
> Schumann: Arabesque in C major
> Mendelssohn: Scherzo a Capriccio
> Liszt: Les jeux d'eau  a la Villa d'Este
> Brahms: Variations on a theme by Paganini, Book 2
> Debussy: Four preludes -
> > >Danseuses de Delphes
> > >Les collines d'Anacapri
> > >La cathedrale engloutie
> > >Feux d'artifice
> Poulenc: Suite Napoli -
> > >Barcarolle
> > >Nocturne
> > >Caprice Italian
1948 England  Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with The BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sir Adrian Boult at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 13th October at 8 pm.  
The program also included three symphonic works: Beethoven's Symphony No.8, Debussy's La Mer, and Ravel's Alborada del gracioso.
1948
Netherlands

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Concertgebouw, hosted by the Amsterdam Arts Foundation [Stichting Amsterdamsche Kunstkring], on Monday 18th October at 8:15 pm.

The programme comprised the following works:
> Mozart: Sonate D gr. t. K.V.376
> Beethoven: Sonate No.26 in Es op. 81a Les adieux
> Mendelssohn: Rondo Capriccioso
> Schumann: Arabesque C gr. t. op.18
> Liszt: Les jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
> Liszt: Mephisto Waltz
Pauze
> Ravel: Pavane pour une infante defunte
> Ravel: Jeux d'eau
> Debussy: Préludes
         [Voiles. La puerta del vino. Feux d' artifice]
> Granados: El pelele

1948 England  Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by *Artur Rodziski on Sunday 5th December at 3 pm, as part of the 'Sunday Orchestral Concerts' at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The programme also included Beethoven's Overture Leonora No.3 and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.5.

*[Alternatively advertised as Josef Krips]
[This entry needs clarification]
1948 England 

Only recital by Claudio Arrau this season at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, on Sunday 12th December.

The program encompassed the following works:
>  Mozart, Sonata in D major K.376
>  Beethoven, Sonata No.26 in E flat Op.81a Les adieux
>  Mendelssohn, Rondo capriccioso
>  Chopin, Scherzo No.4 in E major
>  Liszt, Les jeux d'eaux a la villa d'este
Liszt, Mephisto Waltz
>  Ravel, Pavane pour une infante defunte
Bartók, Allegro barbaro
>  Debussy, Three préludes:
         (Voiles, La puerta del vino, Feux d'artifice)
>  Granados, El pelele.

1948 Italy  Claudio Arrau performs eight recitals in eight days.
1948/9 U.S.A.  Recital by Claudio Arrau as part of the 1948-1949 Aaron Richmond Celebrity Series Boston.
 http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_aboutus/archives.htm#
1949    
1949
England
The February issue of The Gramophone magazine of London, in its Letter from America section written by Harold C. Schonberg, appraises Claudio Arrau's 1947 recording for US Columbia of Chopin's Andante spianato and Grande polonaise brillante, with The Little Orchestra Society of New York conducted by Thomas Scherman.
A caricature of a young Claudio Arrau
by Schonberg is also included.
1949
U.S.A.
Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Lincoln Stuart Theatre, Nebraska, on Tuesday 8th February at 8:30 pm, with a program consisting of the following works:

> Bach: Prelude and Fugue
> Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.26 Op.81a Les adieux
> Mendelssohn: Rondo capriccioso

> Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Paganini
> Ravel: Jeux d'eau
> Ravel: Pavane for a dead princess
> Chopin: Ballad No.1
> Chopin: Little waltz

Encores:
> Chopin
-Liszt: My delight
> Chopin: an
Étude
.
[Highly appreciative reviews in The Nebraska State Journal of 9 February, and The New York Times of 28th March]
1949
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor at the University of Texas' Gregory Gym, with the Austin Symphony Orchestra under guest conductor Orlando Barera on Saturday 12th February in the evening.   Audience demanded and obtained an ancore.
.
[The Austin American, Texas, 13 February 1949]
1949
U.S.A.
Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at Carnegie Hall, New York, on Sunday 27th March, with a program consisting of works by Mozart, Liszt, Chopin, Fauré, Debussy, and Ravel, plus three encores.
[Highly appreciative review in The New York Times of Monday 28th March]
1949 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos.
1949 U.S.A. Recital by Claudio Arrau at Boston's Symphony Hall on Sunday 3rd April at 2:45 pm, as part of the Aaron Richmond Celebrity Series 1949-1950.

The programme comprised the following works:
I
> Schubert: Allegretto in C minor
> Beethoven: Sonata No.21 in C major Op.53 Waldstein
II
> Schumann: Carnaval Op.9
Intermission
III
> Debussy: Pour le piano [Prèlude. Sarabande. Toccata]
> Fauré: Impromptu in E flat major Op.25 No.1
> Ravel: Jeux d'eau
> Bartók: Allegro barbaro
1949 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pierre Monteux on Tuesday 12th April and Monday 18th April, both at 8:30 pm, as part of a Beethoven Cycle at the San Francisco Opera House.
1949 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra.
1949
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau appearance at the 'Telephone Hour' on Monday 11th July at 9:00 pm over the WTBO, WMAQ and other radio netwok stations, accompanied by the Bell Telephone Orchestra conducted by Donald Voorhees.

Arrau's parts of the programme included:
> Chopin-Liszt: My beloved
> Chopin: Prélude in D minor
> Grieg: Final movement of Piano Concerto in A minor

[The Decatur Herald, Illinoi, 20 July 1949]
[The Cumberland News, Maryland, 11 July 1949]

1949
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with Serge Koussevitzky conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the Berkshire Symphonic Festival in Tanglewood (Lenox, Berkshire Hills, Western Massachussets) on Saturday 30th July in the evening.

[Review by Ross Parmenter
, The New York Times, 1st August 1949]
[The North Adams  Transcript, and The Berkshire Eagle, Massachussetts, 1st August 1949]
1949
South Africa

For the first time in South Africa, Claudio Arrau gives a series of concerts in August and September.
 
The tour consisted of seven sold out concerts in Johannesburg and three sold out concerts in Cape Town.

This tour made Arrau known to audiences in five continents, the first celebrated pianist of his generation to achieve such a record and the only pianist in history to attain such accomplishment before the age of 50.

1949
Mexico
Claudio Arrau is named
Hijo Predilecto de México
,
the highest Mexican arts award.
1949
Brazil
Two performances by Claudio Arrau in Rio de Janeiro (including one on 27th May) followed by one in São Paulo.
1949
Venezuela
Claudio Arrau performance/s in Caracas in June.
1949
Chile
Claudio Arrau is awarded the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by the Chilean National University in Santiago.
1949 Netherlands Claudio Arrau performances of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, R.Strauss’s Burleske in D minor, and Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam [Das Königliche Concertgebouw Orchester Amsterdam] under Edward van Beinum.
1949 France Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with L'Orchester de la société des concerts du conservatoire and André Cluytens conducting. http://arrausite.free.fr/Index.html
1949 England Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, on Sunday 9th October at 7:30 pm.

The performance comprised the following works:
> Haydn: Fantasia in C major
> Beethoven: Sonata No.21 in C major Op.53 Waldstein
> Schumann: Études symphoniques Op.13
> (including five variations posthumes)
> Satie: Sports et divertissements
> Granados: El fandango de candil (from Goyescas)
> Ravel: Oiseaux tristes
> Debussy: Por le piano (Prélude. Sarabande. Toccata.)
1949 England Claudio Arrau's Chopin Centenary Recital at the BBC, London, on Monday 17th October.
1949 England Claudio Arrau at the BBC 'Friday Recital', London, on 2nd December.
1949 England Performance by Claudio Arrau of Schumann’s Piano Concerto, with The Hallé Orchestra under Sir John Barbirolli, at the Sheffield City Hall on Saturday 3rd December at 7:00 pm.

The programme also included Smetana's The Batered Bride overture, Debussy's L' après-midi d'un faune prelude, and Elgar's Symphony No.1.
1949 England Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto, with The Hallé Orchestra under Sir John Barbirolli, at the King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, on Sunday 4th December at 6:30 pm.
The programme also included Smetana's The Bartered Bride, Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'une faune, & Elgar's Symphony No.1.
1949 England Claudio Arrau's third BBC recital in London on Monday 5th December.
1949 England Performance by Claudio Arrau on Tuesday 6th December at the Birmingham Town Hall.
1949 England Claudio Arrau performance on Friday 9th December at the Eastbrook Hall, Bradford.
1949 England Claudio Arrau performances of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the London Symphony Orchestra under Gaston Poulet, at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 11th December at 3:00 pm, as part of the 'Sunday Afternoon Orchestral Concerts', Season 1949-50.

The programme also included: Berlioz's Overture 'Carnaval Romain', C.Franck's morceau symphonique 'Redemption', and Wagner's prelude 'Lohengrin' and overture 'Tannhauser'.
1949 England Performance by Claudio Arrau for the BBC Third Programme at the Royal Albert Hall, London, on Sunday 11th December in the evening.
1949 England Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Winbledon Town Hall, London, on Tuesday 13th December at 7:30 pm.
1949 England Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 at the Royal Albert Hall, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult, on Wednesday 14th December at 8:00 pm, as part of the Royal Philharmonic Society's 138th Season 1949-50.

The programme also included Schumann's Overture Genoveva Op.81 and Vaughan Williams's Symphony No.6.
1949 Scotland Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 Op.83 with The Scottish Orchestra conducted by Walter Susskind at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, on Friday 16th December, this being the fifth concert of the 1949-50 Season under the auspices of The Edinburgh Concert Society.

The programme also included Mozart's Overture Don Giovani, Schubert Symphony No.6 in C major, and Liszt's Symphonic Poem Prometheus.
1949 Scotland Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2 Op.83, with The Scottish Orchestra conducted by Walter Susskind at Glasgow's St Andrew's Hall on Saturday 17th December at 7:30 pm, as part of The Choral and Orchestral Union of Glasgow's 1949-1950 Season.

The programme also included Mozart's Overture 'Don Giovanni', Schubert's Symphony No.6, & Liszt's Symphonic Poem 'Prometheus'.
1949 Scotland Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor, with The Scottish Orchestra conducted by Walter Susskind at the Green's Playhouse of Glasgow on Sunday 18th December at 3:00 pm, this being the Season's 'Eleventh Sunday Concert'.

The programme also included Mozart's Overture 'Don Giovanni' & Brahms's Symphony No.4.
1950    
1950 U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau in New York on Tuesday 10th January at 8:30 pm, as part of the Carnegie Hall 1949-1950 season, with a program comprising the following works:

>  Haydn - Fantasia in C major
>  Beethoven - Sonata No.21 in C major Op 53 Waldstein
Schumann - Études symphoniques (12 études en forme de variations)
Satie - Sports et divertissements (first ever New York performance)
>  Debussy - Feux d'artifice
>  Ravel - Oiseaux tristes
>  Liszt - Études d'exécution trascendante Nos. 11 and 10.

1950 Mexico

Claudio Arrau concert at the 'Palacio de Bellas Artes' of Mexico City, on Monday 20th of February at 8:30 pm, with the National Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional] conducted by José Yves Limantour, as organised by the 'Asociación Musical Daniel'.

The programme comprised the following works:
> Weber's Konzertschtücke for Piano and Orchestra Op.79
> Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2 Op.21
> Liszt's Piano Concerto No.2

1950 Mexico Farewell recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Palacio de Bellas Artes' of Mexico City, presented by the 'Asociación Musical Daniel' on Wednesday 22nd of February at 8:30 pm.

Amongst compostions forming part of the programme was Satie's Sports and divertissements.
1950 Mexico Music critic Federico de Lachica highly praises the musical talents of ‘Maestro’ Claudio Arrau when reviewing his recital of Thursday 23rd February at the 'Gran Teatro Rex' of the Technological Artistic Society (SAT) in Mexico City.  

The program consisted of:
> Mozart:  Rondo in A minor K.511
> Beethoven:  Piano sonata No.21 in C Op.53 Aurora
> Schumann:  Symphonic Etudes Op.13
> Satie:  Sports et divertissements
> Debussy:  Masques
> Ravel:  Oiseaux tristes
> Liszt:  Études d'exécution transcendante Nos.11 and 10
> Chopin-Liszt:  Mes joies

Review on page 4 of fortnightly ‘El Borrego’ No. 59, published at Colonia Alta Vista on 24th March by the Students Association of the 'Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiors de Monterrey' (ITESM), Mexico City.

1950 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 with the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington conducted by Howard Mitchell at the Constitution Hall on Wednesday 1st March.

The programme also included Beethoven's Symphony No.5 and R.V. Williams's Fantasy for String Orchestra.

[As announced in The Washington Post of 26 February 1950 and appraised in The Washington Post of 3 March 1950]
1950 U.S.A. Cover page photograph of Claudio Arrau on the March edition of Musical America, New York, and brief biographical note on page 17.
1950 Argentina

Claudio Arrau recital at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Wednesday 3rd May at 9:45 pm, presented by 'Conciertos Daniel' and featuring the following programme:
I
> Bach: Preludio y Fuga en La menor
> Beethoven: Sonata No. 26 en Si bemol mayor Op.81a Los adioses *
II
> Schumann: Estudios Sinfónicos Op.13
III
> Albéniz: Almería
> Liszt: Al borde de un manantial (No.4, 1er. Año de Peregrinación)
> Liszt: Vals Mefisto

Originally advertised as:
* Beethoven's Sonata No.31 Op.110
.

1950 Argentina

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Thursday 11th May at 9:45 pm, featuring the following programme:
I
> Debussy: Images - Primer Cuaderno
> Debussy: Images - Segundo Cuaderno
II
> Brahms: Variaciones y Fuga sobre un tema de... [unspecifed] *
III
> Chopin: Impromptu [unspecified] **
> Chopin: Balade No.2 en Fa menor Op.38 ***
> Chopin: Scherzo No.3 en Do sostenido menor Op.39
> Chopin: Scherzo No.4 en Mi mayor Op.54

Originally advertised as:
*** Liszt: Sonata en Si menor (dedicada a Schumann)
*** Chopin: Scherzo No.1 en Si menor op.20
*** Chopin: Scherzo No.2 en Si bemol menor Op.31

1950 Argentina

Performances by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3, Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1 & Schumann's Piano Concerto, with the Buenos Aires Wagnerian Association Symphony Orchestra conducted by Roberto Kinsky at the 'Gran Teatro Broadway' of Buenos Aires on Monday 15th May at 9:30 pm, as part of the Association's 38th Concert Season.

1950 Chile Claudio Arrau recitals in Santiago, as part of the Winter Season.
1950 Colombia

Only recital by Claudio Arrau at the Teatro de Colón of Bogotá, attended by an admiring full-house, featuring a programme which included:

> Mozart: Rondó en La menor K.511
> Beethoven: Sonata No. 21 en Do mayor Op.53 Aurora

> Debussy: Two études
> Chopin: Two études
> Liszt: Two études

1950 Puerto Rico

Announced Complete Beethoven Sonata Cycle in San José for May.
[The Terre Haute Tribune, Indiana, 21 March 1950]
This entry needs corroboration.

1950 U.S.A. Shared recitals including soloist Claudio Arrau, soprano Lotte Lehmann, pianist Paul Ulanowsky, and the Paganini Quartet at the Ravinia Summer Festival, Chicago, on 8th, 10th, 12th and 13th August.

On 8th August, Claudio Arrau interprets (unspecified) solo works on the Baldwin piano.

On 10th August, there were performances by Claudio Arrau and the Paganini Quartet of chamber works by Mozart and Schubert.

On 12th August, Claudio Arrau and the Paganini Quartet interpreted chamber compositions by Brahms, Vivaldi and Schumann.

And on 13th August, Arrau plays solo works by Debussy and Ravel, as well as joins the Paganini Quartet in works by Dvorak and Brahms.

[The Lotte Lehmann Chronology, Lotte Lehmann Foundation]
1950
Scotland
Claudio Arrau's second appearance at the Edinburgh Festival, with a recital at the Usher Hall on Sunday 27th August comprising:

>  Mozart:  Rondo in a minor K.511
>  Beethoven:  Sonata No.26 in E flat Op.81a Das Lebewohl
>  Schumann:  Phantasie Op.17
Interval     
>  Ravel:  Miroirs -  
   
      Noctuelles, Oiseaux tristes, Une barque sur l'océan,
>  Ravel:Alborada del gracioso
>  Ravel: La vallée des cloches.
>  Debussy: 
Préludes from Book 2
   
      La puerta del vino & Feux d'artifice
1950
Scotland
As part of the Edinburgh Festival, Claudio Arrau performance at the Usher Hall of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 with the Statsradiofonien Orchestra of Copenhagen conducted by Erik Tuxen on Tuesday 29th August at 7:30 pm.

The programme also included Weber's 'Oberon' Overture and Nielsen's Symphony No.5 Op.50.
1950
England

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 in G major with the Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maurice Miles at the Leeds Town Hall in West Yorkshire, on Friday 6th October at 11:00 am, as part of the Leeds Triennial Musical Festival.

The programme also included Brahms's Symphony No.2.

1950
England

Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat Op.83 with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Hugo Rignold at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Friday 10th October at 7:00 pm, as part of the 112th Season of the Liverpool Philharmonic Society's Second Tuesday Subscription Concert.

The programme also included -
Prokofieff's March from 'The Love of Three Oranges',
Bach-Klenovsky's 'Toccata and Fugue in D minor',
Martinon's 'Symphoniette Op.16 for strings, piano, harp and timpani', and
Falla's suite 'The Three-Cornered Hat'.

1950
England

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Issay Dobrowen at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 11th October at 8:00 pm, as part of the BBC Symphony Concerts Season 1950-51.

The programme also included - Beethoven's Overture Leonora No.3, and Mahler's 'The Song of the Earth'.

1950 England Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Josef Krips at the Royal Albert Hall on 15th October at 3:00 pm.

The programme also included Weber's Overture 'Der Freischutz' and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.5.
1950
England

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 in G major with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Alceo Galliera at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 16th October at 7:30 pm, as part of the 'Mysore Concerts' Subscription Series 1950-51.

The programme also comprised - Reznicek's Overture Donna Diana, Debussy's Three Nocturnes, and Brahm's Symphony No.2.

1950
England

Repeat recital by Claudio Arrau at His Majesty's Theatre, Haymarket, on Sunday 22nd October at 8:15 pm, in aid of The Allied Circle.

The programme comprised -
> Mozart: Rondo in A minor K.511
> Beethoven: Sonata No.26 in E flat major Op.81a Les adieux
> Schumann: Phantasie in C major Op.17
Interval
> Liszt/Thalberg/Pixis/Herz/Czerny/Chopin:
> Hexameron - Morceau de concert:

> Grandes Vatriations de Bravoure sur la Marche des Les
> Puritans de Bellini.

1950
France

Sole recital in Paris on Wednesday 25th October at the the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.

[Source: Le Monde, Paris, 6th September 1950]
[This entry needs corroboration]

1950 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor K.491 and Liszt's Totentanz (Dance of Death), with the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington conducted by Howard Mitchell at the Constitution Hall on Wednesday 22nd November.

The programme also included a new overture by Spencer Huffman.

[As announced in The Washington Post of 19 November 1950].  This entry needs corroboration.
1950 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2 Op.21 at the Metropolitan Opera House, with the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra under Fritz Busch on 10th December, as part of the U.N. Human Rights Day Concert.

[CD: Guild GHCD 2354, England, 2009]
[CD: Music and Arts CD-1158(1), USA, 2005]
1950 U.S.A. Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and Antal Dorati conducting.
1950 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performances of Chopin’s Andante spianato and Grande polonaise brillante Op 22, Krakowiak concert rondo Op 14, and Variations on Là ci darem la mano Op 2, with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under Thor Johnson.
1951    

1951

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau's appearance in Aaron Richmond's Celebrity Series, at the Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts, on Sunday 11th March in the afternoon.
http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_aboutus/archives.htm#
1951 U.S.A. 

Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op 54, with the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Victor de Sabata at the Carnegie Hall on Thursday 5th March in the evening.

[CD: Aura Music AUR 252, Italy, 2002]

1951 U.S.A. 

Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op 54, with the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Victor de Sabata on 18th March.

[CD: Nuova Era, 013.6338, Italy, 1988]
[CD: Music & Arts CD-1174, USA, 2005]

1951

Mexico

Claudio Arrau's performance of Carlos Chávez's Piano Concerto under the composer's baton, with the Mexican National Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México] on Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd April at the Mexico City's Palacio de Bellas Artes.

[Account by reporter William P. Varney in The New York Times of 2nd April]
1951 Italy

Claudio Arrau performance at Teatro Lirico di Milano on Thursday 5th April, organised by the Società del Quartetto.  

The programme comprised:

> Schubert: Allegretto in do minore
> Schumann: Fantasia Op.17

> Chopin:  Balata op.52
> Chopin:  Mazurca op.50
> Chopin:  Fantasia op.49
> Chopin:  Scherzo op.54
> Debussy:  Images serie I
> Granados:  La maja y el ruiseñor
> Granados:  El pelele

1951 England

The May 'Musical Events' monthly of London shows Claudio Arrau on the cover page, along with recital details on page 15 and brief biographical notes on page 29.

1951 Italy

Claudio Arrau's performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 in Venice, with Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice on Saturday 5th May.

The programme also included Dvorák's Symphony No.8 and Bonporti's Concerto for Strings Op.11 No.1.

1951
England

Special recital by Claudio Arrau, as part of the Festival of Britain organised by the Orchestral Concerts Society Ltd in conjunction with The London Season of The Arts, at 8:00 pm on Friday 11th May at The Royal Festival Hall, with a programme consisting of:

From recital programme:
I
> Schubert:  Allegretto in C minor
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111
II
> Chopin:  Ballade in F minor No.4
> Chopin:  Mazurka in C sharp minor Op.41 No.3 (1841)
> Chopin:  Fantasy in F minor Op.49
> Chopin:  Scherzo No.4 in E major Op.54 (1843)
III
> Albéniz:  Iberia Book I -  Evocación, El puerto, Fête-Dieu à Séville
> Debussy:  La puerta del vino
> Granados:  The Maiden and the Nightingale (from Goyescas)
> Granados:   El pelele (from Goyescas)

From recital flyer:
Part II dedicated to Chopin works is shown as -
> Chopin:  Scherzo No.4 in E major Op.54
> Chopin:  Barcarolle Op.60
> Chopin:  Polonaise Fantaisie in A flat major Op.61
> Chopin:  Mazurka in C sharp minor Op.41 No.3
> Chopin:  Allegro de concert in A major Op.46

1951
England
Claudio Arrau plays the complete Beethoven's sonata cycle plus the Diabelli Variations on BBC Radio's Third Programme in May
The cycle, which attracted great acclaim, was given in a series of 16 broadcasts over a period of four weeks.
1951
England
The Columbia Record Guide of May includes on page 12 an appraisal of Claudio Arrau's masterly command of the keyboard, and advertises the release of his recordings of Chopin's Scherzo No.4 Op.54 and My Joys on Columbia 78rpm LX8792-3.  [A photograph]
1951 England  Claudio Arrau's solo recital at the Royal Festival Hall of London on Friday 11th May at 8:00 pm, as part of the Festival of Britain Concert Series.

The evening comprised works by Schubert, Beethoven, Chopin, Albéniz, Debussy & Granados.

1951


Israel


Claudio Arrau's first tour of Israel in May-June, performances including six recitals, one dedicated to Kibbutz Givat Brenner, and 11 concerts with the Israel Philharmonic under Paul Paray, starting with Beethoven's Concerto No. 4.

The tour
was reported to have created "some of the wildest scenes of audience enthusiasm ever seen in this country".

[News report in The New York Times of 15 June 1951]
1951 England  Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 and Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Adrian Boult at the Royal Festival Hall of London on Wednesday 27th June at 7:30 pm, as part of the Festival of Britain Concert Series.

1951

 


Israel

 


Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Edison Hall of Jerusalem on Thursday 6th July at 9:00 pm, as part of The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's 1950/51 Season.

The programme included the following works:

I
>  
Mozart's Rondo in a minor K.511,
>  
Beethoven's Sonata No.26 in E flat major Op.81a Les adieux
II
>  
Schumann's Fantasy in C major Op.17
Interval
III
>  
Debussy's Pour le piano [Prélude. Sarabande. Toccata]
>
  Chopin's Scherzo No.4 in E major Op.54
>  Ravel's Jeux d' eau
>  Ravel's
Alborada del gracioso

1951


U.S.A.


Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1 on 23rd July at the Lewisohn Stadium, City College of New York, under Pierre Monteux conducting the Stadium Concerts Symphony.

The audience demanded encores
:
>  Mendelssohn's Rondo capriccioso,
>  Chopin's Etude in C sharp minor from Op 10,
>  Bartók's Allegro barbaro, and
>  Chopin-Liszt's My Joys.

[Review by R.P. in The New York Times of 24th July
]
1951 U.S.A.  Performance by Claudio Arrau of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.2 in A major, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Rafael Kubelík on 1st and 2nd November.
[This entry needs corroboration]
1951 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto in F minor Op 21, with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra conducted by Orlando Barera on Thursday 15th November.

[El Paso  Herald-Post, Texas, 16 November 1951]
1951 U.S.A.  Performance by Claudio Arrau of Weber’s Konzertstück Op 79, with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under Ivan Butekoff.
1951 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1 with Thor Johnson conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
1951 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor at the Kansas City Music Hall, this being a subscription function with the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Hans Schweiger on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th December in the evenings.
Numerous stage calls both evenings.

[The Kansas City Times, Missouri, 19 December 1951]

1951/2

U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance at the Milton Academy of Boston, as part of the Gratwick Concert Series.
1951/52
U.S.A.
Celebrated monaural recordings by Claudio Arrau of five Hungarian Rhapsodies by Liszt for Desmar, not released until 1978.
1951/60
England
Claudio Arrau makes recordings of works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Granados, Grieg, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schubert, and Tchaikovsky for the English Columbia label (EMI).
1952    
1952 U.S.A.  Performance by Claudio Arrau of Weber’s Konzertstück Op 79, with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and Antal Dorati conducting.
1952
U.S.A. 

Piano recital by Claudio Arrau on Friday 18th January at the Iowa Memorial Union, State University of Iowa, as part of the University Concert Course, with a program consisting of:

> Beethoven's Rondo in G major Op.51 No.2
> Beethoven's Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
> Mendelssohn's Rondo Capriccioso
> Mendelssohn's Song Without Words in G major
> Brahms's Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Book II
Intermission
> Debussy's Pour le piano
> Granados's The Maiden and the Nightingale
> Granados's El pelele
Encores:
> Chopin-Liszt's Polish Song
> Chopin's Étude in C sharp minor

[Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa, 19 January 1952]

1952
U.S.A. 
Claudio Arrau performances of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Fantasy in E minor on Hungarian Folk Tunes, with Alexander Hilsberg conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Philadelphia Academy of Music on 8th and 9th February, at 2:30 pm and 8:30 pm respectively, as part of the 1951-52 Season.

The programme also included Locatelli's Concerto for Four Violins, string Orchestra and Organ Op.1 No.12, Schubert's Symphony No.5 in B-flat major, and Bartok's Dance Suite for orchestra.
1952 USA Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1 with Alexander Hilsberg conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Carnegie Hall, New York, on 19th February at 8:30 o'clock, as part of the 1951-52 Season.

The Concerto was the last item in a program of orchestral works also including Wagner's Lohengrin Prelude to Act III, Schubert's Symphony No.5, and Bartok's Dance Suite for Orchestra.
1952 Italy

Recital by Claudio Arrau at Teatro Nuovo di Milano, organised by the Società del Quartetto.

The programme included, amongst other works:
> Beethoven:  Sonata No. 32 op.111

> Brahms:  Variazioni su un tema di Händel

1952 U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau is reported to admire modern music and even plan to play it.  
In a New York press interview, Arrau singled out a number of modern composers of particular interest he would like to have the time to study and play in public, including:

-  Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, Roger Sessions, and Walter Piston of the USA.
-  Olivier Messiaen and Pierre Boulez of France.
-  Benjamin Britten and Lennox Berkeley of Britain
-  Juan José Castro and Juan Carlos Paz of Argentina
-  Domingo Santacruz of Chile
-  Camargo Guarnieri and Heitor Villalobos of Brazil

[Aiken Standard, South Carolina, 24 April 1952]
[The Terre Haute Tribune, Indiana, 11 May 1952]

[
See also entry in 1977, Switzerland]


1952 England

Claudio Arrau performance in London of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1, at the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 15th May at 7:30 pm, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Walter Susskind, as part of the International Celebrity Music Festival.
The programme also included Beethoven's Overture 'Egmont' and Kabalevsky's Overture 'Colas Breugnon'.

1952 England

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday 27th May at 8:00 pm, with a programme consisting of:

>  Mozart:  Fantasie in D minor K397
>  Beethoven:  Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
>  Schubert:  Wanderer Fantasy Op.15
>  Ravel:  Gaspar de la nuit
>  Liszt:  Mephisto Waltz

1952 England Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with Josef Krips conducting The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam [Das Königliche Concertgebouw Orchester Amsterdam].
1952
Austria
Claudio Arrau to give a three-week piano master course at the Salzburg Summer Academy, from 1st to 21st August.

The Academy director, Prof. Eberhard Preussner,
will select 20 of the best prepared students from all over the world to work with Arrau, who will instruct his classes in four languages (French, English, German, and Spanish) as needed.

This announced event needs corroboration.
[The Terre
Haute Tribune, Indiana, 19 May 1952]
1952
Austria
Second appearance by Claudio Arrau at the Salzburg Festival on 27 AugustBeethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 under Igor Markevitch conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra [Weimer Philharmoniker] at the Festspielhaus at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included Schubert's Symphony No.3 and Stravinsky's Le sacre du printemps.

1952
U.S.A.
The September issue of Américas magazine [published in Washington by The Pan-American Union, General Secretariat of the Organization of American States, in Spanish, English and Portuguese] contains an article by Cecil M. Smith, entitled 'Claudio Arrau, musical ambassador', surveying Arrau's extraordinary international career so far, basic biographical aspects, influence of Professor Martin Krause, deep interpretative approach to music, ample repertoire, exclusion of light music, and close links with native Chile and his mother.

[Spanish version:  Volume 4, No.9, pages 9 to 11 and 28, eight photographs]
1952
South Africa
Tour of South Africa, with nine sold-out concerts in Johannesburg alone, generously treated to the highest critical acclaim.

The Johannesburg Rand Daily Mail of 13 September contains a most appreciative assessment of Arrau's artistry in an article by P.B. entitled "Claudio Arrau, Aristocrat Among Pianists".
1952
U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau recital at the Jordan Hall, Boston, on Sunday 19th October in the afternoon, being the opening event of the Celebrity Series presented by Aaron richmond.  

The programme included the following works:

> Brahms, Variations and fugue on a theme by Handel op.24
> Beethoven, Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
Intermission
> Debussy, Estampes

> Liszt, Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes)
> Liszt, Mephisto Waltz

1952
U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Tuesday 25th November at 8:30 pm, as part of the Seventh Annual Extra Concert Series presented by the University of Michigan Musical Society.  

The programme included the following works:


>  Mozart, Fantasy in D minor K.397
>  Beethoven, Sonata No.26 in E flat major Op.81a Les adieux
>  Schumann, Fantasy in C major op.17

>  Beethoven, Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata

Note:  The University Musical Society had previously presented Claudio Arrau on 3rd December 1943.

1952
U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance at the Del Mar College's Richardson Performance Hall, with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra of Texas, conducted by Maestro Frederick Vajda on Monday 1st December.

The parts of the programme involving Claudio Arrau included the following works:
I
> Granados: The Maiden and the Nightingale (from Goyescas)
> Granados: El pelele (from Goyescas)
> Liszt: Gnomenreigen
> Mendelssohn: Rondo capriccioso
    (instead of the announced Mephisto Waltz by Liszt)
II
> Tschaikowsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor
 
[The Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Texas, 2 December 1952]

1952/3
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau as part of the 1952-1953 Aaron Richmond Celebrity Series of Boston.  http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_aboutus/archives.htm#
1952/3
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau makes recordings of solo piano works by Beethoven and Chopin for the American Decca label.
1953    
1953 U.S.A.  On the occasion of Claudio Arrau's visit to Boston, The Boston Herald of 10th January publishes an article by Rudolph Elie appraising the extraordinarily unique qualities of Arrau's interpretation.
1953 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto in B flat minor K.595 and R.Strauss's Burleske for piano and orchestra, forming part of the Baltimore Series of the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dr. Howard Mitchell at the Lyric Theatre (Opera House), Maryland, on Tuesday 27th January at 8:30 pm.

The programme also included: R.Strauss's Don Juan, Berlioz's Royal Hunt and Storm, and Rudolph Ganz's Love, Yet Laughter.

[The Evening Sun, Pennsylvania, 24 January 1953]
This announced program needs corroboration.
1953 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau's 50th birthday subscription performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1, with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at the Music Hall on Friday 6th February.

Article by Henry S. Humphreys on The Cincinnati Times-Star of 7th February, entitled 'Claudio Arrau gives audience birthday party', refers to a "rich and delicious" rendition with " sparkling cadenzas" "from the gods".
1953 Cuba Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1 at the 'Teatro Auditorium' of Havana, on Sunday 22nd February at 10:45 am and Monday 23rd February at 9:30 pm, with the Havana Philharmonic Orchestra [Orquesta Filarmónica de La Habana] conducted by Frieder Weissmann.

The programme also included: Kabalevsky's Colas Breugnon Overture, and Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra.
1953 U.S.A.  Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Page Auditorium of Duke University (Durham, North Carolina) on 26th February, kindly appearing for pianist Rudolph Serkin who reported ill, with an extensive program consisting of works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Debussy, and Granados.
1953 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 at the Carnegie Hall on Thursday 12th March in the evening, with the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York under the baton of Guido Cantelli.
The programme also included orchestral works by Debussy and Ravel.
1953 U.S.A. Performance by Claudio Arrau of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.2 at the Carnegie Hall on Sunday 15th March at 2:30 pm, with the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York conducted by Guido Cantelli.

The programme was radio broadcast and also included: Brahms's Tragic Overture Opus 81, Debussy's four excerpts from Le Martyre de St.Sebastien, and Ravel's Suite No.2 from Daphnis et Chloe.

[CD of Liszt's piano concerto:
- Music and Arts CD-625, USA,1989
- AS Disc: AS 509, Italy, 1989]
1953
India
Claudio Arrau first tour of India , in the company of wife Ruth, at the invitation of the Indian Head of State, Prime Minister Nehru and his daughter, Indira Gandhi, who attented Arrau's first recital in Delhi.

Liaison for the tour was facilitated by the
Chilean Ambassador to India at the time, Mr. Miguel Serrano.
 
The first recital consisted of works by Mozart and Beethoven.
1953 Netherlands Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.2 with the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam under Edward van Beinum.
1953 England Piano recital by Claudio Arrau, as part of the Thirty-third Season 1952-53 Oxford Subscription Concerts, at the New Theatre on Thursday 21st May

The programme consisted of the following works:
> Mozart: Rondo in D major, K.485
> Beethoven: Sonata No.26 in E flat major Op.81a Les adieux
> Schumann: Fantasia in C major Op.17
Interval
> Debussy: Pour le piano [Prélude. Sarabande. Toccata]
> Granados: The Maiden and the Nightingale
[from Goyescas]
> Granados: El pelele
> Liszt: Mephisto Waltz
1953 England Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dr. Karl Rankl (replacing an indisposed Josef Krips), as part of an all-Beethoven 'Grand Coronation Concert' held at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 31st May at 3:00 pm.

The programme commenced with Beethoven's Symphony No.8 and concluded with Beethoven's Symphony No.5.
1953
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau's mother moves from Chile to live with the artist in New York.
1953 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Guido Cantelli.
1953 U.S.A.  Performance by Claudio Arrau of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thor Johnson.
1953 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 (K 595), with the National Symphony Orchestra [of Washington] conducted by H. Mitchell.  http://arrausite.free.fr/Index.html
1953 Israel 

After a resounding success in his 1951 first tour of Israel, Arrau visits for the second time to perform several concerts and recitals over most of the month of June, until the 28th.

1953 Israel 

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Rafael Kubelik at Ohel Shem High School, Tel Aviv, on Wednesday 3th June
Performance repeated on 6th, 7th, 9th, 11th and 14th June.
[This entry needs corroboration]

1953 Israel 

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Rafael Kubelik at Binyanei HaUma International Convention Center, Jerusalem, on Thursday 4th June
[This entry needs corroboration]

1953 Israel 

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Rafael Kubelik conducting, at the Ohel Shem Hall of Tel Aviv, on Monday 8th June, as part of the 1952/03 Season (subscription concert No.10).

The programme also included Martinu's Concerto for Two String Orchesters, Piano, and Timpani; and Dvorak's Symphony No.2.

1953
Israel 

Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Edison Hall of Jerusalem on Wednesday 10th June at 9:00 pm, as part of the 1952/53 Season, with a programme consisting of:

> Mozart: Sonata in D major K.576
> Beethoven: Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
Interval
> Schumann: Carnaval suite Op.9
> Liszt: Mephisto Waltz

1953 Israel 

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Rafael Kubelik at Armon Cinema, Haifa, on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th June
[This entry needs corroboration]

1953 Israel 

Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2 Op.21 with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Rafael Kubelik at Ohel Shem High School, Tel Aviv, on Sunday 21st June
[This entry needs corroboration]

1953 Israel

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 Op.73 with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under visiting conductor Heinz Freudenthal at the Armon Hall of Haifa, on Wednesday 24th June at 9:00 pm, as part of the 1952/03 Season (special subscription concert No.5).

The programme also included Verdi's La Forza del Destino Overture, Kurt Weill's Kleine Dreigrosehenmusik for wind players, and Hugo Alfven's Midsummernight's Watch Swedish Rhapsody.

1953 Israel

Farewell recital by Claudio Arrau at the Armon Hall of Haifa on Thursday the 25th of June at 9:00 pm, as part of the 1952/03 Season.

1953 England 

Claudio Arrau's recital in London on Tuesday 30th June at 8:00 pm, at the Royal Festival Hall, with a programme including the following works:

> Mozart:  Sonata in D major K.576
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.31 in A flat major Op.110
> Schumann:  Carnaval Op.9
> Liszt:  Ballade No.2 in B minor
> Ravel:  Ondine
> Albéniz:  Fetes-Dieu a Seville
> Granados:  El pelele

An article by music critic Cecil Smith, entitled 'Quiet, please, for a Master', published in the London Daily Express of 1st July, appraises the recital as revealing amazing riches of musical thought and sentiment.

1953


U.S.A.


Claudio Arrau's performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 Op.83 at the Lewisohn Stadium (College of the City of New York), with the Stadium Concerts Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Smallens, on Thursday 23rd July at 8:30 pm.

The all-Brahms programme also included Academic Festival Overture Op.80 and Symphony No.2 Op.73.

1953


U.S.A.


Claudio Arrau performance on 9th August in the final concert of the Newport (Rhode Island) First Outdoor Music Festival, interpreting Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 under Remus Tzincoca conducting a sixty-member ensemble from the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra.

[News report in The New York Times of 10th August 1953]
[Newport Daily News, Rhode Island, 10th August 1953]

1953


U.S.A.


Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Charles Munch on 1st September.

[CD: WHRA 6015, CD 7, Canada, 2007]
1953 Mexico Claudio Arrau's concerto performance with Mexico's Philharmonic Orchestra [Orquesta Filarmónica de México] conducted by J.F. Vázquez on the 20th and 27th of September.
[This entry needs corroboration]
1953 Mexico Claudio Arrau recital on the 29th of September.
[This entry needs corroboration]
1953
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau writes an article in The New York Times of 11th October, entitled Beethoven Sonatas, whereby Arrau explains his views as to why a pianist should play all 32.
1953
U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the St. Paul Auditorium Theatre of Minnesota on Tuesday 27th October, as part of The Schubert Club's 71st Season.   The program comprised the following works:
I.
>  Mozart's  Fantasy in D minor KV397
>  Beethoven's  Sonata No.8 in C minor Op.13 Pathétique
II.
>  Schumann's  Fantasy in C Op.17
III.
>  Beethoven's  Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata

1953/54
U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performs the complete Beethoven sonata cycle at the New York Town Hall in a 'Grand Cycle of Seven Recitals', starting on Saturday 17 October 1953 and concluding on Saturday 13 February 1954.  

Program I: Saturday 17th October at 3:00 pm
> Sonata No.3 in C major Op.2 No.3
> Sonata No.26 in E flat major Op.81a Les ad
ieux
> Sonata No.31 in A flat major Op.110
> Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata


Program II: Saturday 24th October at 3:00 pm

Program III: Saturday 31st October at 3:00 pm
> Sonata No.5 in C minor Op.10 No.1
> Sonata No.7 in D major Op.10 No.3
> Sonata No.15 in D major Op.28 Pastorale
> Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111

Program IV: Saturday 7th November at 3:00 pm
> Sonata No.12 in A-flat major Op.26 Funeral March
> Sonata No.19 in G minor Op.49 No.1
> Sonata No.8 in C minor Op.13 Pathétique
> Sonata No.6 in F major Op.10 No.2
> Sonata No.24 in F-sharp major Op.78 For Therese
> Sonata No.16 in G major Op.31 No.1

Program V: Saturday 14th 28th November at 3:00 pm
> Sonata No.2 in A major Op.2 No.2
> Sonata No.25 in G major Op.79
> Sonata No.30 in A major Op.109
> Sonata No.13 in E flat major Op.27 No.1
> Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor Op.27 No.2 Moonlight

Program VI: Saturday 5th December at 3:00 pm

Program VII: Saturday 12th December 1953 13th February 1954 at 3:00 pm  [See below]

Arrau was the first pianist to play the entire Beethoven sonata cycle in New York since Arthur Schnabel did it in the early 1930s.

Rave reviews by:
Noel Strauss of The New York Times (18 October 1953),
Francis Perkins of New York Herald Tribune (18 October 1953),
Winthrop Sargeant of The New Yorker (24 October 1953),
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 19th October 1953.
The Yuma Daily Sun, Arizona, 29 October 1953
, and others.  
News item on The New York Times of 14 February 1954.

1953-1954

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau records the sound track piano parts for the 1954 MGM film Rhapsody, directed by Charles Vidor, including, amongst other composers', the only recordings ever made by Arrau of excerpts from Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.2 and Scriabin's Etude No.12 Op.8. (1993 MGM/UA Home Video M201131).
1954    
1954
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau interprets Chopin’s Variations on Mozart's Là ci darem la mano Op 2, and Franz Liszt’s Totentanz for piano and orchestra (Danse Macabre), with the Little Orchestra Society and Thomas Scherman conducting at a New York Town Hall public concert on 4th January.

Miles Kastendieck appraises a brilliant performance in the New York Journal-American of 6th January.

[Traverse City Record-Eagle, Michigan, 26 January 1954]

Unique live recording held by the New York Public Library, Catalog No. LT-10 4205, duration: 16’15”
.
1954
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Kansas City Music Hall on Friday 8th January in the evening, this being Arrau's seventh Kansas City appearance in 12 years.

The program featured the following compositions:
I
> Mozart: Sonata No.17 in D mayor
> Beethoven: Sonata No.23 in F minor Appassionata
II
> Granados: The Maiden and the Nightingale (Goyescas)
> Granados: El pelele

> Albéniz: Fête Dieu à Seville (Iberia)
> Liszt: Gnomenreigen
> Liszt: Mephisto Waltz
Encores
> Mendelssohn: Rondo Capriccioso
> Chopin-Liszt: Polish Song No.5
> Chopin: Étude
No.4

[T
he Kansas City Times, Missouri, 9 January 1954]
1954 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau is reported to have recorded the piano sound track for the newly shot MGM movie Rhapsody, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Vittorio Gassman.

In the film, 12 minutes of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.2, and segments of solo works by by Liszt (Valse oubliée), Chopin (Ballade  in G minor), Scriabin (12th Étude), Weber, Schumann, and others, are heard as recorded by Claudio Arrau in "the latest medium of 3-D stereophonic sound".

[Please note that, although Arrau did play Rachmaninoff in public on a few occasions, and Scriabin on several occasions, these are the only recordings he ever made of them].

[The Independent Record, Montana, 24 January 1954]
[The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 12 March 1954]
[The Evening Independent, Ohio, 15 June 1954]
1954
U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Helena Civic Center Auditorium, Montana, on Thursday 28th January at 8:15 pm, as part of the Center's Community Concert Series.

The program included compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Debussy, and Granados.

[
The Independent Record, Montana, 28 & 29 January 1954]

1954 U.S.A.  The February edition of ETUDE, the music magazine, published monthly by Theodore Presser Co. of Phuiladelphia, contains an article entitled An approach to Beethoven, edited from an interview with Claudio Arrau by Rose Heylbut. Pages 9, 62 and 63. One photograph.
1954 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau's conclusion of the complete Beethoven piano sonata cycle at the New York Town Hall , started on Saturday 17th October 1953. [See 1953 above].

Program VII: Saturday 13th February at 3:00 pm.
> Sonata No.20 in G major Op.49 No.2
> Sonata No.9 in E major Op.14 No.1
> Sonata No.27 in E minor Op.90
Intermission
> Sonata No.29 in B flat major Op.106 Hammerklavier
1954 Germany  First post-war, triumphant return public performances by Claudio Arrau in Berlin in March
Three orchestral appearances.
Arrau received the welcoming of a homecoming hero.
Superlative critic acclaim.
1954 Germany

Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 0n Sunday 14th and Monday 15th March, at 11:00 am and 7:30 pm respectively, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester] conducted by Milan Horvat (from Dublin), at the Titania Palace of Steglitz. 

A 12-curtain-call ovation.  

Accolades from the critic through articles published on 15th March by the Neue Zeitung (H.H.Stuckenschmidt), The Berlin Kurier, and the Spandauer Volkesblatt.

The programme also included Weber's Oberon Overture and Martinu's Symphony No.4.

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

1954 Germany

Sold-out recital by Claudio Arrau at the Berlin's College of Music [Konzertsaal, Hochschule für Musik] on Thursday 25th March at 8:00 pm, with a program consisting of:

>  Mozart:  Rondo D-dur
>  Bethoven: Sonata No.23 Op.57 Appassionata
>  Schumann:  Fantasy C-dur Op.17
>  Debussy:  Pour le piano
>  Ravel:  Jeux d'eaux
>  Mendelssohn: [Unspecified]
>  Liszt: [Unspecified]
>  Encores: [Unspecified]

Unanimously superlative reviews of the entire recital published on 26th March in the following media:  
The Berlin Telegraf,  Tagesspiegel,  Der Abend,  Spandauer Volksblatt,  Neue Zeitung,  The Kurier,  Der Tag, and others.

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

1954 Switzerland Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 with L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande conducted by Ataúlfo Argenta.
1954 Switzerland Performances by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 and Liszt’s Totentanz for piano and orchestra, with the Zurich Townhall Orchestra [Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich] conducted by Hans Rosbaud.
1954 England  Renditions by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 in G & Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Adrian Boult on Sunday 18th April at 7:30 pm at the Royal Albert Hall.
The programme also included Beethoven Symphony No.8 & Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnol.
1954 England Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Hugo Rignold on Tuesday 20th April, this being the Sixteenth Tuesday Subscription Concert of the Liverpool Philharmonic's 115th Season.
1954 England Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Rafael Kubelik, an International Celebrity Concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 2nd May at 7:30 pm.
The programme also included Brahms's Academic Festival Overture and Symphony No.1.
1954 Portugal

Claudio Arrau's recital at the Teatro Nacional de São Carlos in Lisbon on Saturday 22th May at 9:45 pm, as part of the Musical Culture Circle's 20th Seasn 1953-1954.

The peformance included the following works:
> Mozart:  Rondó em ré maior
> Beethoven:  Sonata op.57, em fá menor (Appassionata)
> Schumann:  Fantasia op.17, em dó maior
Interval
> Granados:  La maja y el ruiseñor (Goyescas)
> Granados:  El pelele
> Albéniz:  El Corpus Christi en Sevilla
> Liszt:  Valsa Mefisto

1954 England

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall under Josef Krips on 28th May at 8:00 pm.
The all-Beethoven programme also included Symphonies Nos. 6 and 8.

1954 Scotland

Claudio Arrau's performance of Brahms's Pianoforte Concerto No.1 Op.15 at Edinburgh's Usher Hall under Karl Rankl conducting the Scottish National Orchestra on Monday 31st May at 7:30 pm.
The programme also festured Mozart's Overture 'Don Giovanni' and brahms's symphony No.4.

1954
U.S.A.
Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5 at the Lewisohn Stadium (City College of New York) on Monday 28 June in the evening, with the Stadium Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pierre Monteux, this being the Summer's second all-Beethoven program.
.
[Most positive review of Monteux and Arrau by
Paul Affelder for The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of 29th June]
1954
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau's participation in an all-Beethoven programme of chamber music at Tanglewood's Theater-Concert Hall (Lenox, Massachusetts) to open the 17th Berkshire Festival on Thursday 8th July at 8:30 pm.

Mr. Arrau's part of the program consisted of three Beethoven sonatas.  He donated his services this evening to the Berkshire Music Center.

[
The Kinston Daily Freeman, New York, 8 July 1954]
[The North Adams Transcript, Massachusetts, 10 July 1954
]
1954
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Emperor Concerto in E flat major under Pierre Monteux conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the Berkshire Music Festival of Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts, on Sunday 11 July in the afternoon.

Most
appreciative review of Monteux and Arrau by Olin Downes for The New York Times of 12th July.
[Also, The North Adams Transcript, Massachussetts, 12 July 1954]
1954
Uruguay

Only recital by Claudio Arrau as part of the 1954 Official Season of Montevideo, on Wednesday 18th August at 6:45 pm at the Estudio Auditorio S.O.D.R.E.*, with a programme consisting of:
I.
> Mozart: Fantasía en Re menor K.397
> Beethoven: Sonata No.23 Op.57 Appassionata
II.
> Schumann: Fantasía en Do mayor Op.17
III.
> Liszt: Dos leyendas:
     - San Francisco de Asís predicando a los pájaros.
     - San Francisco de Paula sobre las olas.
> Poulenc: Suite Napoli
     - Barcarola. Nocturno. Capricho italiano.

*S.O.D.R.E. Official Radio Broadcasting Service - Servicio Oficial de Difusión
Radio Eléctrica.

1954 Scotland

Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2 with the Hamburg Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh Festival, on Tuesday 31st August at 8:00 pm.

Rave, poetic review by Neville Cardus in The Manchester Guardian of 3rd September - "Chopin as he should be played - The perfection of Claudio Arrau".

The programme also included Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements, and Brahms's Symphony No.2 Op.73.

1954 Scotland Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Usher Hall on Saturday 4th September, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival of Music & Drama, with a program comprising:

>  Liszt's Piano Sonata in B minor
>  Chopin's Ballade No.4 in F minor Op.52
>  Chopin's Nocturne in B major Op.61 No.1
>  Chopin's Scherzo No.4 in E major Op.54
Intermission
>  Liszt's Deux légends:
>.     St François d' Assise - La prédication aux oiseaux
>      St François de Paule - Marchant sur les flots
>  Chopin's Sonata in B minor Op.58
1954

Scotland

Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op.54 with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, on Monday 6th September, as part of the 1954 Edinburgh International Festival.

The programme also included Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique Op.14, and Wagner's Prelude and Liebestod from 'Tristan und Isolde'.

1954

England

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 Op.37 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Josep Krips at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on Tuesday 28th September, forming part of the 1954 International Celebrity Concert programme.

The programme also comprised R.Strauss's Don Juan Tone Poem, and Schubert's Symphony No.9 in C major The Great.
1954

England

Piano recital by Claudio Arrau in London on 29th September, as part of the celebrity concerts broadcast on television.

1954

England

Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Josep Krips at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on Thursday 30th September at 8:00 pm, as part of the 1954 International Celebrity Concert programme.

The programme also comprised Mozart's Symphony No.41 in C major Jupiter, and Schubert's Symphony No.9 in C major The Great.
1954

England

Recital by Claudio Arrau at The Dome, Brighton, on Sunday 3rd October at 14:45 hrs, sponsored by The Brighton Philharmonic Society.

The programme featured the following works:
> Mozart: Piano Sonata in D major K.576
> Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
> Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Book 2
Interval
> Granados: The Maiden and the Nightingale (from Goyescas)
> Granados: El pelele
> Albéniz: Fête-Dieu à Seville
> Liszt: Sonetto del Petrarca No.104
> Liszt: Mephisto Waltz
1954

England

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under guest conductor Alfred Wallenstein, on Tuesday 5th October at 7:30 pm, this being the Liverpool Philharmonic Society's Second Tuesday Subscription Concert of its 116th season.

The programme also included Bruckner's Symphony No.4 in E flat Romantic.
1954

England

The Autumn issue of The Listener magazine, published by the British Broadcasting Corporation in London on 7th October (Vol. LII No.1336), includes a photograph with the caption "Claudio Arrau at the piano on September 29" and a brief note by critic Philip Hope-Wallace to record his ecstatic admiration for the pianist [page 589].

1954

England

Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on Thursday 7th October at 8:00 pm, as part of the International Celebrity Concert schedule.

1954 Wales Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts, October 11th to 16th:
Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3, with The Hallé Orchestra conducted by Sir John Barbirolli, at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, on 11th October at 7:30 pm, in a programme also including Brahms's Academic Festival Overture and Symphony No.2.
1954
Germany
Broadcast performance by Claudio Arrau of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the 'Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester' (now renamed WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln) under Otto Klemperer, recorded at Saal 1, Funkhaus, Cologne, on 25th October.

[CDs:
ICA Classics WDR ICAC 5045, Austria, 2011.
Music and Arts CD-1158, 2005, and CD-625, 1989, USA.
La Grande Classica BBBCD9015, Italy, 1995.
1954
Germany
Broadcast performance by Claudio Arrau of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with the 'RIAS Symphonie-Orchester' of Berlin under Georg Ludwig Jochum (rather than Eugen Jochum) on 31st October and 1st November (rather than 1st January).
[RIAS:  Radio In The American Sector/Radio im Amerikanischem Sektor (of Berlin)]

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin / Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins, et al.
1954 England Performances by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 and Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Adrian Boult.
1954 Scotland Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1 with Alexander Gibson conducting The Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
1954 U.S.A.  Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under Thor Johnson.
1954
Chile
Claudio Arrau recitals on 28th July and 1st August.
[This entry needs corroboration and completion]
1954
Chile
Claudio Arrau performances of Mozart's Piano Concerto K.595 and Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 Op.83 on the 30th and 31st of July.
[This entry needs corroboration and completion]
1954
Chile
Claudio Arrau is made an Honorary Member of the Chilean National University's Faculty of Musical Science and Art, on 24th August.
[Revista Musical Chilena, October 1954]
1954?
Chile
The Santiago City Council bestows its Illustrious Son Decoration upon Claudio Arrau. [1959?]
1954
Colombia
Concert by Claudio Arrau with the Colombian Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica de Colombia] on the re-inauguration this year of the Cali Municipal Theatre, originally opened in 1929.
1954
Singapore
Claudio Arrau performance/s in September.

[This entry needs corroboration]

1954
Netherlands
Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1 Op.11 on Saturday 16th October at 8:00 pm, with The Resident Orchestra [Het Residentie-Orkest] of the Utrecht's Arts and Sciences House [Gebouw voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen], conducted by Willem van Otterloo.

The programme also included Alexander Voormolen's Sinfonia, and Anton Bruckner Symphonie No.3.
1954
Germany
Only recital by Claudio Arrau at the Concert Hall of the Berlin's College of Music on Wednesday 20th October at 8:00 pm.

The programme was as following:
> Mozart:  Fantasie d-moll KV 397
> Beethoven:  Sonate As-dur Op.110
> Brahms:  Händel-Variationen
> Granados:  [unspecified]
> Albéniz:  [unspecified]
> Liszt:  [unspecified]

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

1954
Germany
Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2 Op.21 with the RIAS (Berlin's American Sector Radio) Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Georg Ludwig Jochum on 31st October or 1st November in Berlin.

[CD: Hunt Productions HUNTCD 511, France/Italy, 1986?]
1954 Italy Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.2, with Nino Sanzogno conducting the Orchestra della Scala, Milano, on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th November at 9:15 pm.

The programme also included Saint-Saenz's Symphony No.3 Organ, R. Castagnone's Passacaglia, and F. Testi's Crocifissione.

[Archivio La Scala]
1954 U.S.A. Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Hazleton Senior High School Auditorium, Pennsylvania, as part of the Community Concert Season, on Monday 6th December in the evening.

The program comprised the following compositions:
I
> Mozart: Sonata in G major K.283
> Beethoven: Sonata No.21 in C major Op.53 Waldstein
> Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Book II
II
> Chopin: Nocturne in B flat minor
> Chopin: Three Mazurkas
> Liszt: Gnomenreigen
> Liszt: Mephisto Waltz
Three encores.

[The Plain Speaker, Pennsylvania, 7 December 1954]
1954 U.S.A. Recital by Claudio Arrau at the then Tuesday Musical Club of Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Monday 13th December..

The program was generous and comprised several works, including Brahms's Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel Op.24, Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.32 in C Minor Op.111, and others.

[Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Iowa, 19 December 1954]
1954-5 U.S.A. Arrau performance at the Omaha Performing Arts Society Centre, Nebraska, as part of the Tuesday Musical Concert Series.
1955    
1955 U.S.A. As part of the 113th Carnegie Hall Season 1954/55, performances by Claudio Arrau of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1, with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and George Szell conducting, on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th of January.
http://www.sickinger.com/nypoconcerts.html
1955 U.S.A. As part of the 113th Carnegie Hall Season 1954/55, Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2 Op.21, with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under guest conductor George Szell, on Sunday 9th January at 2:30 pm.

The programme also included Brahms's Symphony No.4 Op.98, and constituted the 759th broadcast over the CBS Radio Network, from 2:30 to 4:00 pm (E.S.T.).

Concert programme at http://www.sickinger.com/nypoconcerts.html

09.01.1955 - Chopin piano concerto 2:
C
D WHRA 6037, released in January 2011.
1955 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor at the Liberty Hall, with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Orlando Barera, on Monday 31st January at 8:30 pm.

[El Paso Herald-Post, Texas, 1st February 1955]
1955 U.S.A. Front cover photograph of Claudio Arrau on the 15th February Special Edition, 298-page issue of Musical America magazine (published in Pennsylvania from New York).
1955 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5 with Erich Leinsdorf conducting the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra of New York on Sunday 27th February.
1955 Austria Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 Op.58 with Josef Krips conducting the Vienna Symphony Orchestra on Saturday 11th June.
The programme also included Bruckner's Symphony No.8.
1955 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau records two Mozart's and two Beethoven's sonatas for the U.N. Audio Library in New York, never released[KV 310/KV311 and Op.21/Op.23, respectively].
These recordings are currently available at the U.N. Audio Library.
1955
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau at Boston's Symphony Hall on Sunday 30th October at 3:30 pm, as part of the 1955-1956 Aaron Richmond Celebrity Series, with a programme including works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Schumann.

1956    
1956 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1 in C major and Liszt's Piano Concerto No.2 in A major, with the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington conducted by Howard Mitchell at the Constitution Hall on Wednesday 1st February.

The programme also included Stravinsky's Firebird Suite.

[Appaised in The Washington Post of 2 February 1956]
1956 Canada

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Eaton Auditorium of Toronto, Ontario, on 1st March at 8:45 pm, with a programme including:

>  Mozart's  Sonata in A minor KV.310
>  Beethoven's Sonata No.21 in C major Op.53 Waldstein
>  Brahms's Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Book II
Intermission
>  Debussy's 'Pour le piano' [Prélude  Sarabande  Toccata]
>  Liszt's  Gnomenreigen
>  Liszt's  Mephisto Waltz

1956 Germany

Claudio Arrau's recital in Hanover, superlatively appraised by publications such as Presse, Norddeutsche Zeitung, and Allgemeine Zeitung of 16th March.

The programme consisted of -
>  Mozart's  Adagio
>  Schumann's  Fantasy
>  Beethoven's  Sonata Op.111
>  Beethoven's  Sonata Op. 21 Waldstein

1956 Germany Fourth post-war tour of Germany by Claudio Arrau in March.  

Performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Mozart's Piano Concerto KV 271, with the RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch at the Concert Hall of Berlin's College of Music on Sunday 18th at 11:00 am, and Monday 19th March at 8:00 pm.

This subscription concert also included Bach's Branderburg Concert No.6, and EITHER Stravinsky's Apollon Musagèle OR Prokofieff's Symphony No.5.

Rave acclaim by the critics in the following Berlin publications of 21st March:   
Morgenpost,  Tagesspiegel, Kurier,  Abend,  Der Tag, Telegraf,  Spondauer Volksbaltt, Mongs-Echo.
Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].
1956 Germany

Claudio Arrau performance in Munich of Brahms's Piano Concerto in B flat.
Highly appreciative reviews in Abendzeitung and Mercur of 25th March.

1956 Germany

Claudio Arrau performance at the Schumannsaal of Düsseldorf met with the most appreciative critiques published in the Nachrichten and the Rheinische Post on 28th March.

1956 Germany

Claudio Arrau performance in Hamburg of Brahms's Piano Concerto in D minor.
Superlative reviews in Abendblatt, Echo, Norddeutsche Nachrichten, and Die Welt of 10th April.

1956 England

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 at the Royal Festival Hall, with Joseph Krips conducting the London Symphony Orchestra on Monday 28th May at 8:00 pm.
The programme also featured Beethoven's Overture to Egmont & Symphony No.3 Eroica.

[Concert Annals]

1956 England

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1 at the Royal Festival Hall, with Joseph Krips conducting the London Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday 30th May at 8:00 pm.
The programme also included Beethoven's Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5.

[Concert Annals et al.]

1956 England

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.2 at the Royal Festival Hall, with Joseph Krips conducting the London Symphony Orchestra on Sunday 4th June at 8:00 pm.
The programme also comprised Beethoven's Symphonies Nos. 4 and 8.
[Concert Annals]

1956 England

Claudio Arrau's rendition of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 at the Royal Festival Hall, with Joseph Krips conducting the London Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday 6th June at 8:00 pm.
The programme also featured Beethoven's Overture Coriolan & Symphony No.7.

[Concert Annals]

1956 England

Claudio Arrau's performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor at the Royal Festival Hall, with Joseph Krips conducting the London Symphony Orchestra on Sunday 11th June at 8:00 pm.
The programme also included Beethoven's Overture Leonore No.3 & Symphony No.6 Pastoral.

[Concert Annals]

1956 England

Highly acclaimed performances by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s complete piano concerto cycle with Josef Krips conducting the London Symphony Orchestra, at the Royal Festival Hall in May-June.  

Monday 28th May:  Piano Concerto No.4
Wednesday 30th May:  Piano Concerto No.1
Monday 4th June:  Piano Concerto No.2
Wednesday 6th June:  Piano Concerto No.3
Monday 11th June:  Piano Concerto No.5

Rave reviews in:

London Times of 29th May - review of Concerto No.4
Daily Telegraph and Morning Post of 31st May - reviews of Concerto No.1
News Chronicle of 5th June - review of Concerto No.2
Manchester Guardian (Neville Cardus) of 6th June - review of concerto No.3
London Daily Express and London Times of 13th June - reviews of Concerto No.5

1956 England

The June issue of Music and Musicians magazine of London shows a photograph of Claudio Arrau on the cover and contains an editorial article with general biographical details and two photographs on page seven.
The June performances forming part of the May-June complete cycle of Beethoven's piano concertos under Joseph Krips are announced on both page four and pages 38/39.

1956 England

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.2 at the Royal Festival Hall, with Joseph Krips conducting the London Symphony Orchestra on Monday 4th June at 8:00 pm.
The programme also included Beethoven's Symphonies Nos. 4 and 8.

1956 England Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 at the Royal Festival Hall, with Joseph Krips conducting the London Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday 6th June at 8:00 pm.
The programme also included Beethoven's Coriolan Overture and Symphony No. 7.
1956 England Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 at the Royal Festival Hall, with Joseph Krips conducting the London Symphony Orchestra on Monday 11th June at 8:00 pm.
The programme also included Beethoven's Leonora Overture No.3 and Symphony No.6.
1956
India
Claudio Arrau's concert tour.
1956
Ceylon
Concert tour by Claudio Arrau..
1956
Singapore
Concert tour by Claudio Arrau.
1956
Malaya
Concert tour by Claudio Arrau.
1956
Ethiopia Abyssinia
Concert tour by Claudio Arrau.
1956
U.R.S.S.
Concert tour by Claudio Arrau.
1956
South Africa

Performances by Claudio Arrau at the Johannesburg Festival (which ran from 16th September to 27th October).

[The Rand Daily Mail 0f 13th September reported Arrau to have arrived in Johannesburg on Monday 10th September]

1956
Canada
Claudio Arrau performances at the Stratford Festival Music Hall, Ontario, as part of the 2nd Stratford Music Festival staged from 7th July to 11th August, as well as a Master Class on piano interpretation under the auspices of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto.
1956 England Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rudolf Schwarz.
1956 England Recitals by Claudio Arrau in London, Leeds and Birmingham.
1956 England Claudio Arrau performances of Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2 with Sir Malcolm Sargent conducting the B.B.C. Symphony Orchestra.

1956

England

Cover page photograph of Claudio Arrau on the June issue of Music and Musicians monthly magazine of London.
1956
Austria
Third participation by Claudio Arrau in the Salzburg Festival at the Großes Festspielhaus on Wednesday 22nd August at 8:00 pm:B
Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 Op.73, under Fritz Reiner conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orceshtra.

The programme also included Berlioz's overture The Roman Carnival Op.9, and R.Strauss's Thus spoke Zarathustra Op.30.

1956

 


Austria

 


At Salzburg Mozarteum, on Thursday 23rd August at 8:00 pm, Claudio Arrau performs an all-Mozart recital including:

>  Fantasy
in C minor K475
>  Sonata in C minor K457
>  Sonata in A minor K310
>  Sonata in D major K576
>  Sonata in F major K332


[CD Orfeo d'or - C 459 971 B, Germany, 1997, excluding K310 which became part of C 712 062 I, Germany, 2006].
1956 U.S.A. Performances by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1, with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Antal Dorati.
1956 U.S.A. Four recitals by Claudio Arrau in New York, which comprised the entire solo piano literature by Mozart.
1956 Malaya Claudio Arrau recital in Kuala Lumpur on 11th November, hosted by the Malayan Arts Council, with a programme consisting of:

>  Mozart, Sonata in D major
>  Beethoven, Les adieux Sonata (No 26)
and
Schumann, Fantasy in C major Op.17
>  Liszt, Three pieces from Années de pèlerinage
>  Poulenc, Suite Napoli

Proceeds towards the Poppy Day Fund (in remembrance of those who die in wars).
1956 Germany

Pro Musica evening recital by Claudio Arrau at the Concert Hall of the Berlin College of Music [Konzertsaal, Hochschule für Musik, Berlin] on Wednesday 5th December at 20 hrs.

Programme:
>  Mozart's Phantasie c-moll KV 475
>  Mozart's Sonate c-moll KV 457
>  Beethoven's either Sonate Nr.21 Op.53 Waldstein or Nr.26 Op.81a Les adieux
Schumann's Carnaval Op.9
>  Poulenc's Suite Napoli


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

[Note: Two announcements of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration] 

1957    
1957 Puerto Rico Recital by Claudio Arrau in San Juan, presented by Pro Arte on Monday 28th January in the evening, with a programme comprising:

> Mozart's Fantasy and Sonata for Piano K.475 and K.557,
> Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.21 Op.53 Waldstein,
> Schumann's Carnaval Op.9,
> Schönberg's Three Pieces for Piano.
Encores:
> Mozart's Rondo in D major,
> Chopin Étude in C minor.

The recital received enthusiastic ovations and was attended by distinguished cellist Pau Casals.

[El Mundo, San Juan, 31 January 1957]
1957 Mexico Concerto performance by Claudio Arrau with the National Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional] under José Ives Limantour on the 3rd of February.
[This entry needs corroboration]
1957 Mexico Claudio Arrau recital on the 6th of February.
[This entry needs corroboration]

1957


U.S.A.


Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor, with Hans Schweiger conducting the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra at the local Music Hall.

[
Review by Clyde B. Neibarger for The Kansas City Times of 13 February 1957]

1957

 


U.S.A.

 


Recital by Claudio Arrau on 23rd February, as part of the Hunter College of the City University of New York's 1956-57 subscription series, with a program comprising:

Beethoven's  Bagatelle in G minor Op 119 No. 1
>  Beethoven's  Waldstein Sonata (No.21)
>  Schumann's  Carnaval
>  Mozart's  A minor Sonata KV 310
Schönberg's  Three Pieces Op 11, and
>  Poulenc's  Napoli Suite.

[Highly appreciative account by The New York Times' critic J.B. on 25 February]
1957 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau's recital sponsored by The YM-YWHA of Paterson, N.J., on Monday 25th of February, forming part of their 25th Season 1956-57.
1957 U.S.A. Performance by Claudio Arrau on the 10th of March at the West Shore Concert Series, Cleveland.
1957 Spain Claudio Arrau performance/s in Madrid, after a 25-year absence.
1957
Spain
Claudio Arrau performance/s in Barcelona, after a 25-year absence.
1957 Switzerland Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande conducted by Ernest Ansermet.
1957 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.2 with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmoniker] conducted by Hans Knappertsbusch.
1957
Portugal
Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concertos No.4 Op.58 and No.5 Op.73 at the Tivoli, Lisbon, with the Orquestra Sinfónica Nacional conducted by Frederico de Freitas on Tuesday 14th May at 6:30 pm, as part of the Círculo de Cultura Musical's 1956-1957 Season.

The programme also included Beethoven's Coriolan Overture.
1957 England Performances by Claudio Arrau in the 'Seventh Series of Beethoven Concerts' at the Royal Festival Hall, with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Josef Krips, including the following piano concertos on Friday 17th, Monday 20th & Sunday 26th May, respectively:

> Piano Concerto No.4
>>>>Plus Symphonies Nos. 8 & 5

> Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor
>>>>Plus Symphonies Nos. 6 & 4

> Piano Concerto No.3
>>>>Plus Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7

[Comcert Annals]
1957 France Le guide du concert et du disque weekly magazine of 24th May shows a cover page photograph of Claudio Arrau.
1957 England Sole recital by Claudio Arrau at the Royal Festival Hall of London this season, with a programme on Thursday 30th May at 8:00 pm consisting of the following works:

> Mozart: Fantaisie in C minor K.475
> Mozart: Sonata in C minor K.457
> Beethoven: Sonata No.21 in C major Op.53 Waldstein
> Schoenberg: Three pieces Op.11
> Schumann: Carnaval Op.9

1957

France

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 with L'Orchestre de la Société des concerts du conservatoire conducted by Pierre Dervaux. http://arrausite.free.fr/Index.html

1957

Australia

Second Australian tour by Claudio Arrau for the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) over 11 weeks in June-August, comprising more than 30 concerto and recital performances.

1957

Australia

Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 ["towering majesty"] and Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2 ["romantic iridescences"] with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under Nicolai Malko at the Sydney Town Hall on Thursday 20th June.

The programme also included Schubert's Rosamunde Overture and Barber's second Essay for Orchestra.

"Arrau is universally ranked among the supreme contemporary masters" L.B.
" The largest Town Hall audience for some years". L.B.
[The Sydney Morning Herald of 21 June 1957]

Film held at the National Archives of Australia (NAA).
1957 Australia

Four acclaimed recitals by Claudio Arrau:

Three recitals at the Sydney Town Hall -

25th June programme:
>  Beethoven:  Bagatelle Op.119 No.2
>  Beethoven:  Sonata No.31 Op.110
Schumann:  Fantasie Op.17
Debussy:  Pour le piano suite
Liszt:  Gnomenreigen and Mephisto Waltz

27th June programme:
>  Schumann:  Humoreske Op.20
Ravel:  Gaspard de la nuit
>  Poulenc:  Napoli suite
>  Beethoven:  Sonata Op.10 No.3

29th June all-Beethoven programme:
>  Eroica Variations Op.35
>  Sonata No.32 Op.111
>  Sonata No.18 Op.31 No. 3 The Hunt, and
>  Sonata No.23 Op.57 Appassionata

One recital in Melbourne.

1957
Australia
Article by L.B. in The Sydney Morning Herald of Monday 1st July, entitled "All-Beethoven Arrau Recital", apprasing Claudio Arrau's renditions on Saturday 29th June as the most revealing and engaging of performances.
1957
Australia
Recital by Claudio Arrau at Canberra's Albert Hall on Monday 1st July.

The programme comprised
:
>
Mozart's Sonata in D major,
> Beethoven's
Sonata No.26 in E flat major Op.81a Les adieux,
> Brahms's Variations on a Theme of Handel Op.24,
> Chopin's Barcarolle Op.60,
> Chopin's Fantasie in F minor,
> Chopin's Nocturne in B major,
> Chopin's Scherzo No.4 in E Op.54,
> with Chopin-Liszt's Polish Song No.5 as an encore.

[The Canberra Times of 27 June and 2 July, 1957]
1957
Australia
Claudio Arrau concerto performance at the 4th subscription concert with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rudolf Pekarek at the Brisbane City Hall on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July.

[Source: University of Melbourne, Louise-Dyer Library/ Collections/ Concert and Theatre Programs]
1957
Australia
Mr. Arrau, who arrived in Melbourne with his wife on 7th July, is reported as saying he enjoyed jazz music for relaxation.
Mrs. Arrau, a former operatic singer, is reported as curently dedicating her time to photography, a field in which she had won several prizes.
[The Age of 8 July, Melbourne]
1957
Australia
Claudio Arrau's two-concerto performances at the Melbourne Town Hall on Tuesday 9th July, with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra under Kurt Woess.

[Source: University of Melbourne, Louise-Dyer Library/ Collections/ Concert and Theatre Programs
]
1957
Australia
Claudio Arrau's Melbourne Town Hall performance of 9th July makes TV history in Australia as the first orchestral concert to be televised.
[The Age of 8 July, Melbourne]
1957
Australia
Claudio Arrau's recitals at the Melbourne Town Hall on Thursday 11th, Saturday 13th, Saturday 20th and Tuesday 23rd July.

[Source: University of Melbourne, Louise-Dyer Library/ Collections/ Concert and Theatre Programs]

1957
Australia
Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Emperor Concerto ["compound of pianistic genius, intellect and feeling"] with the Victorian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Kurt Woess on Saturday 3rd August.

The programme, which was
broadcast live by Radio 3LO at 8:00 pm
, also included Strauss's Symphonia Domestica.

[The Age of 1, 5 and 10 August, Melbourne]
1957
Australia
Claudio Arrau's farewell piano recital at the Melbourne Town Hall on Saturday 10th August.

The programme comprised Schumann's Carnival, Beethoven's Waldstein Sonata, Liszt's Fountains of the Villa d'Este and Valse oubliée, and works by Debussy and Ravel.

[The Age of 12 August, Melbourne]
1957
Australia
Article in The Sydney Morning Herald of Wednesday 21st August, entitled "Arrau in Brahms Concerto", assesses Claudio Arrau's rendition of Brahms's Concerto No.2 on Tuesday 20th August as a performance of overwhelming power, vision and magnitude - "a major musical event of our generation".
Nicolai Malko conducted the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
1957
Australia
On 26th August, William James, from the then Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC), cabled Columbia Artists Management in New York as follows:   "Claudio Arrau tour unsurpassed by any artist visiting Australia. Record full houses, both in Sydney and Melbourne".
1957
Australia
Claudio Arrau cancelled, on medical advice, two final Sydney rectitals (announced for 28th and 31st August) and his planned New Zealand tour, leaving for the U.S. on 31st August.
1957 France

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 with the Orchestre National de France under André Cluytens, at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées on Sunday 20th October.

Source: Le Monde, Paris, 24 October 1957, et al.

1957 England Performances by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 4 and 5 with Josef Krips conducting the London Symphony Orchestra.

1957


England


Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 4, 5 and 5 on Tuesday 15th, Thursday 17th, Thursday 24th, Saturday 26th October and Sunday 3rd, Monday 4th, and Friday 8th November, respectively, as part of the Beethoven Festival, staged at the Royal Festival Hall, London, with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Otto Klemperer - a highly celebrated event.

Superlative reviews of the series and 'The Emperor' concerto in particular, published in, amongst others, The London Times of 5 November, and the Daily Telegraph, Morning Post, and London Daily Mail of 9 November.

[Live recordings of concertos Nos. 3 (24 Oct), 4 (3 Nov) and 5 (8 Nov) released on CD by Testament SBT2 1351, in 2004]
1957 England

Claudio Arrau's recital at the City of Leeds Town Hall, West Yorkshire, on Sunday 27th October at 7:30 pm, with a programme consisting of:

> Mozart:  Sonata in B flat K.570
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.26 in E flat major Op.81a Les adieux
> Schumann:  Carnaval

Interval
> Debussy
:  Pour le piano
> Liszt:  Gnomenreigen
> Liszt:  Mephisto Waltz 

1957 England Claudio Arrau performances of Grieg’s and Schumann’s Piano Concertos, with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Alceo Galliera.
1957 England Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2 with Andrzej Panufnik conducting the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
1957 England Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 under Sir John Barbirolli conducting the Hallé Orchestra at the Free Trade Hall of Manchester on Sunday 10th November at 7:00 pm, as part of the Hallé Centenary Year Festival 1957-8.

The programme also included Mendelssohn's Overture 'The Hebrides', Robert Hughes's Sinfonieta (world premiere), and Stravinsky's Ballet Suite 'The Fire Bird'.
1957 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performances of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.2 and R.Strauss’s Burleske in D minor, with Thor Johnson conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
1957 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Charles Munch at the Symphony Hall, Boston, on 30th November.

The program also included Beethoven's Symphony No.3, "Eroica", Op.55.

[West Hill Radio Archives, WHRA-6014, 5CDs, EU, 2008]
1957/8
World
Claudio Arrau performances in Czechoslovakia (Prague), Romania (Bucharest), the Soviet Union, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Israel [see below], the U.S.A., Canada, Mexico, and South America (including his homeland in 1958).
1958    
1958 U.S.A.

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor on Saturday 11th January in the evening, as part of an all-Beethoven program with the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Victor Alessandro.

[Express and News, Texas, 12 & 5 January 1958]

1958 U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra conducted by Jacques Singer on Monday 13th January in the evening.

[The Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Texas, 12 & 19 January 1958]

1958 Germany

Pro Musica evening recital by Claudio Arrau at the Concert Hall of the Berlin College of Music [Konzertsaal, Hochschule für Musik, Berlin] on Monday 17th March at 20 hrs.

Programme:
Beethoven:  32 Variationen c-moll
>  Beethoven:  Sonate Nr.32 c-moll Op.111
>  Schubert:  Drei Klavierstücke Op.Posth (1828)
and
>  Chopin:  Phantasie f-moll Op.49
>  Chopin:  Nocturne H-dur Op.62 Nr.1
>  Chopin:  Allegro de Concert Op.46

1958 Germany

Claudio Arrau recital forming part of the Six Heidelber Masterconcerts 1957/58 Winter Season. The performance took place at the Großer Saal of the Stadthalle Heidelberg on Friday 21st March at 8:00 pm.

The programme included:
Mozart:  KV 576
>  Beethoven: Sonate No.26 Op.81a Les adieux
>  Debussy:  Images Book I
>  Bartók:  Suite Op.14
>  Poulenc: Suite Napoli

1958
Germany

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 Op.37 with the North German Radio Symphony Orchester [Sinfonieorchester des NDR], Hamburg, conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt on Monday 31st March.
[Date needs corroboration]

[CD: Green Hill GH-0015-0016, USA, 1996]

1958
England

Claudio Arrau is bestowed The Medal of the Royal Philharmonic Society of London after recipient pianists Hans von Bülow, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Artur Schnabel, and Artur Rubinstein.

1958 England Claudio Arrau performance of Grieg’s Piano Concerto on 3rd April at the Royal Festival Hall of London, with Thomas Schippers conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra.
1958 England Claudio Arrau performances of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op.54 and Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2, on Sunday 6th April at 7:30 pm, at the Royal Festival Hall of London, with László Somogyi conducting The London Symphony Orchestra, in a program which commenced with Schubert's Symphony No.8 "Unfinished".
1958 Germany Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Wuppertal-Elberfeld Grand Hall [Stadhalle Wuppertal-Elberfeld, Großer Saal] on Friday 18th April at 8:00 pm.

The programme comprised the following works:
> Beethoven: 32 Variationen c-moll
> Beethoven: Sonate Nr.32 c-moll op.111
> Schubert: Drei Klavierstücke (Impromptus) op.posth.
> Chopin: Phantasie f-moll op.49
> Chopin: Nocturne H-dur op.62 Nr.1
> Chopin: Allegro de concert op.46
1958 England

International Celebrity Music Festival, 6 May-8 June:  
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Royal Festival Hall of London on Wednesday 14th May at 8:00 pm, with a program comprising:

Beethoven:  32 Variations in C minor
>  Schubert:  Drei Klavierstücke Op.Posth(1828)
Beethoven:  Piano Sonata No.23 Op.57 "Appassionata"
>  Liszt:  Four pieces from Années de Pèlerinage
         Sonnet de Petrarque no.123
         Les jeux d'eau à la villa d'Este
         Au bord d'une source
         La chapelle de Guillaume Tell.
      
>  Liszt:  Mephisto Waltz

1958 Czechoslovakia All-Beethoven recital by Claudio Arrau at the Artists' House [Dům Umĕlců] of Prague on Sunday 18th May at 8:00 pm, as part of the Prague Spring International Music Festival [Mezinárodní Hudební Festival, Pražské Jaro] that ran from 11th May to 3rd June.

The programme comprised the following works:
> Piano Sonata No.31 in A flat major Op.110
> Piano Sonata No.21 in C major Op.53 Waldstein
Interval
> Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111
> Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
1958 England Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s complete piano concerto cycle, with Alceo Galliera conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra.
1958 England Performance by Claudio Arrau of Grieg’s Piano Concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra under Alexander Gibson.
1958 England Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with Andrzej Panufnik conducting the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.
1958
England
Spring Tour performances by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 3 and 5 with Hans Swarowsky conducting the Scottish National Orchestra.

The tour programme also included Mozart's Symphony No.40 K550.
1958
Israel

Claudio Arrau performs fourteen concertos and recitals in May-June at the recently inaugurated Frederick R. Mann Auditorium of Tel Aviv.  
Concertos were performed with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Recitals were devoted to Beethoven's 32 piano sonatas.

1958
Czechoslovakia

After his previous artistic visit to Prague in 1929, Claudio Arrau particpates for the first time in the Prague Spring Festival in May, with several performances of Beethoven concertos and solo piano music.  

One recital was rewarded with a 28-curtain-call ovation.

Highly acclaimed performances prompting critics' statements such as:  "Arrau is probably the greatest of contemporary pianists", "Arrau has no comptetition today in the world".

Highly appreciative reviews in Lidova Demokracie (20th May), Obrana Lidu, Práce, and Svobodné Slovo of Prague.

1958
Israel
Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 The Emperor, with Izler Solomon conducting the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at the Armon Hall of Haifa, on Thursday 29th May at 9:00 pm.

The programme also included Weber's Overture 'Oberon' and Mendelssohn's Symphony No.4 Op.90 Italian.
1958
Israel
Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2, with Izler Solomon conducting the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra at the Armon Hall of Haifa.

The programme also included Weber's Overture 'Oberon' and Mendelssohn's Symphony No.4 Op.90 Italian.
1958
Israel
An all-Beethoven recital by Claudio Arrau at the Fredric R. Mann Auditorium of Tel Aviv on 7th June at 8:30 pm, interpreting the following compositions:

> Sonata No. 18 in E flat Op.31 No.3
> Sonata No.31 in A flat major Op.110
Intermission
> Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111
> Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
1958 England Record Times magazine of August reports on page 4 about Claudio Arrau's participation in this years Edinburgh Festival and his recent, highly appraised performances in Prague and Tel Aviv.
1958 Argentina Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires on Saturday 9th August at 5:30 pm, as part of the Fiftieth Anniversary Season.

The programme featured the following works:
I
> Beethoven: Treinta y dos variaciones en Do menor
> Schubert: Tres piezas para piano Op. póstuma
> Beethoven: Sonata No.32 en Do mayor Op.111
II
> Liszt: Soneto del Petrarca No.123
> Liszt: Juegos acuáticos en la villa de Este
> Liszt: Al borde de una vertiente
> Liszt: La Capilla de Guillermo Tell
> Chopin: Scherzo No.4 en Mi mayor Op.54

Part II originally advertised as:
- Liszt: La Capilla de Guillermo Tell
- Liszt: Juegos acuáticos en la villa de Este
- Chopin: Scherzo No.4 en Mi mayor Op.54
- Chopin: Nocturno No.17 en Si mayor Op.62 No.1
- Chopin: Allegro de concerto Op.46
1958 Argentina Claudio Arrau's subscription performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 Op.83 with the 'Orquesta Sonfónica Nacional' conducted by Lamberto Baldi at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires on Monday 11th August at 9:30 pm, as part of the 1958 Season.

The programme also comprised JS Bach's Sonata No.3 transcribed for orchestra by L. Baldi, Stravinsky's Four Norwegian Moods, and Respighi's Fontane di Roma.
1958 Argentina Claudio Arrau's recital at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires on Saturday 16th August at 5:30 pm, as part of the Fiftieth Anniversary Season.

The programme comprised the following works:
I
> Mozart: Sonata No.17 en Re mayor K.576
> Beethoven: Sonata No.26 en Mi bemol mayor Op.81a
> Schumann: Fantasía en Do mayor Op.17
II
> Debussy: Images (1er Cuaderno)
>>>>Reflejos en el agua. Homenaje a Rameau. Movimiento.
> Chopin: Balada No.3 en La bemol mayor Op.47
> Chopin: Nocturno No.17 en Si mayor Op.62 No.1
> Chopin: Allegro de concierto Op.46
1958 Argentina Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Gran Teatro Broadway' of Buenos Aires on Monday 18th August at 10:00 pm, as part of the 46th Arts Season sponsored by the 'Asociación Wagneriana de Buenos Aires'.

The programme comprised the following compositions:
I
> Schönberg: Tres Piezas Op.111
> Beethoven: Sonata Op.57 en Fa menor Appassionata
II
> Chopin: 25 Preludios Op.28
> Liszt: Vals Mefisto
1958 Brazil Recital by Claudio Arrau on Monday 25th August at 9:00 pm, at the 'Teatro Municipal' of the Federal District [Rio de janeiro], as part of the 'Pro Arte Brasil' 1958 Season.

The programme included the following compositions:
I
> Mozart: Sonata em ré maior KV.576
> Beethoven: Sonata Op.53 em do maior Waldstein
> Schumann: Fantasia Op.17
II
> Debussy: Images (primeiro volume) -
>>>>Reflets dans l'eau. Hommage à Rameau. Mouvement.
> Liszt: Danse des Gnomes
> Liszt: Mephisto-Valse
1958 Scotland An all-Beethoven recital by Claudio Arrau at the Usher Hall on Tuesday 2nd September, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival, with the following program:

>  Sonata No.7 in D major Op.10 No.3
>  Sonata No.21 in C major Op.53 Waldstein
Interval
>  Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111
>  Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
1958 Scotland

An all-Chopin recital by Claudio Arrau at the Usher Hall on Sunday 7th September at 2:30 pm, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival, interpreting the following works:

>  24 Préludes Op.28
>  Allegro de concert Op.46
>  Fantaisie in F minor O.49
>  Nocturne in B major Op.62 No.1
>  Mazurka in C sharp minor Op.41 No.1
>  Ballade in A flat major Op.47

>  Four Studies from Op.10
>  Two Studies from Op.25

A thorough appraisal of Arrau's Chopin by music critic Neville Cardus in an article entitled 'Rediscovery of Chopin's Musical Power - Claudio Arrau's Mastery', published in The Manchester Guardian of Wednesday 10 September.

1958 Scotland

Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat Op.83 at the Usher Hall on Tuesday 9th September at 8:00 pm, with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra conducted by Josef Krips, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

The programme also featured Weber's Overture Oberon and Schubert's Symphony No.9 in C major The Great.

1958 Scotland

Claudio Arrau performance of Mozart's Concerto for Pianoforte and Orchestra in C minor K.491, as part of an all-Mozart programme at the Usher Hall on Friday 12th September, with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra under Josef Krips, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

The programme also included Mozart's Symphony in E flat K.543 and Symphony in C major K.551 Jupiter.

1958 Romania Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 Op.83 with the Romanian National Radio Orchestra conducted by Constantin Silvestri at the First International 'George Enescu' Festival held in Bucharest on Friday 19th September.

[Reference: Musical America, 1st January 1960, page 4]
[CD: ECR-272, Radio România, Bucharest, 2011]
1958 France? Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 Op.15 with the ORTF National Orchestra conducted by Igor Markevitch on Thursday 25th September.

[This entry needs corroboration and completion]
1958 England

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat The Emperor at the Birminghan Town Hall on Tuesday 28th October at 7:30 pm, with the City Of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Andrzej Panufnik, as part of the Sixth Series of the 1958-59 Season.

The programme also included Mozart's Symphony No.40 in G minor K.550 and Andrzej Panufnik's Sinfonia Elegiaca..

1958 Scotland Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the London Symphony Orchestra under Alexander Gibson.
1958 Scotland Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 and Grieg’s Piano Concerto Op 16, with the Scottish National Orchestra and Colin Davis conducting in the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, on Friday 31st October at 7:30 pm.

The programme also included Berlioz's Overture Waverley Op.1 and Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements. .
1958 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1 with Fritz Rieger conducting the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra [Münchner Philharmoniker].
1958 Germany Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 with the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra [NDR Sinfonieorchester] of Hamburg conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt.
1958
Chile
Claudio Arrau's recitals in Santiago.
[This entry needs corroboration]
1958
Mexico
Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1 and Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2, with Mexico's National Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México] conducted by José Ives Limantour at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City.

[Claudio Arrau, último gran pianista de la tradición germana, S. Dorantes G,' Cronos', Jalapa, Veracruz, 1980]
1958 Scotland Performances by Claudio Arrau of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.21 in C major K.503[misprinted K number] and Grieg's Piano Concerto in A minor Op.16, at the St. Andrew's Hall of Glasgow, with the Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Colin Davis, on Saturday 1st November at 7:30 pm.

The programme also included Berlioz's Overture 'Waverley' Op.1 and Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements.
1958 England Claudio Arrau performances of Grieg’s Piano Concerto in A minor and Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 Op.15, at the Royal Albert Hall of London, with the London Symphony Orchestra and Alexander Gibson conducting, on Sunday 2nd November at 7:30 pm.

The programme also included Wagner's Overture Die Meistersinger, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnole.

Appraisals in The Times, Daily Telegrah, and Morning Post of 4th November.
1958 Italy Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4, with the Orchestra della Scala, Milano, conducted by Lovro von Matacic on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th, and Sunday 9th November at 9:15 pm.

The programme also comprised Haydn's Symphony No.103, and Beethoven's Symphony No.3 Eroica.

[Archivio La Scala]
[Musical America, 1st January 1960, page 4]
1958 U.S.A.

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 Op.37 at Carnegie Hall, with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and Leonard Bernstein conducting on 4th, 5th and 6th December.

The 6th December programme also included:
Vivaldi's Concerto in D minor for Oboe, Strings and Cembalo F.VII, No.1; Copland's Music for the Theatre; and Copland's Orchestral Variations.

1959    
1959 Canada Claudio Arrau performance of Mozart's  Piano Concerto in C minor K.491 (No.24) and R.Strauss's Burleske for Piano and Orchestra, under the direction of Thomas Mayer conducting The Ottawa Philharmonic Orchestra at the Capitol Theatre on Monday 5th January in the evening.

The programme also included Schumann's Symphony No.1 in B flat Op.38 Spring.

After the event, the Ambassador of Germany and spouse offered a reception at their residence in honour of conductor Thomas Mayer, soloist Claudio Arrau, and their respective spouses.

[Reviews in the The Ottawa Journal, Ontario, 6 and 7 January 1959]
1959 East Germany Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Metropol-Theater of East Berlin, broadcast by German Democratic Republic Radio [Rundfunk der DDR] on Thurssday 8th January.

The programme featured the following works:
> Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.26 Op.81a
> Schumann: Fantasie in C major Op.17
> Debussy: Pour le piano L.95
> Liszt: Mephisto Waltz No.1 HS.514
> Liszt: Gnomenreigen, Concert Étude No.2 HS.145

[Date, venue and programme need corroboration]
[CD: Melo Classic MC1010, country?, year?]
1959 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's  Piano Concerto No.1 under the baton of Maestro Maurice Abravanel conducting The Utah Symphony Orchestra at the Salt Lake City Tabernacle on Wednesday 21st January in the evening.

The programme also included Mendelssohn's Fingal's Cave Overture and Mozart's Jupiter Symphony.

[Reviews in The Salt Lake Tribune, Texas, 22 January 1959]
1959 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's  Piano Concerto No.1 under the baton of Maestro Maurice Abravanel conducting The Utah Symphony Orchestra at the Ogden High School Auditorium on Thursday 22nd January in the evening.

The programme also included Mendelssohn's Fingal's Cave Overture and Mozart's Jupiter Symphony.
.
[The Ogden Standard-Examiner, Utah, 23 January 1959]
1959 Mexico Claudio Arrau recitals on the 3rd, 12th and 14th of February.
[This entry needs corroboration]
1959
Canada
Performance by Claudio Arrau on Canadian television in a programme shared with other artists, with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra conducted by Walter Susskind on Tuesday 24th February.
.
[The Ottawa Journal, Ontario, 25 February 1959]

1959 Netherlands Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with the Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam conducted by Paul Kletzki.
1959 Germany /
Switzerland
Claudio Arrau's performances over March-June of Beethoven’s complete piano sonata cycles three consecutive times: in Berlin, Hamburg and Zürich.

[Musical America, 1st January 1960].
1959 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Complete Piano Sonata Cycle in seven recitals at the Concert Hall of the Berlin's College of Music, starting on 12th March.
1959 Germany  [1] Claudio Arrau performance of the first recital in his Beethoven's Complete Piano Sonata Cycle at the Concert Hall of the Berlin's College of Music on Thursday 12th March at 8:00 pm.

The programme included:
> Sonate Nr.3 C-dur Op.2 Nr.3
> Sonate Nr.26 Es-dur Op.81a Les adieux
> Sonate Nr.31 As-dur Op.110
> Sonate Nr.23 f-moll Op.57 Appassionata

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].
1959 Germany  [2] Claudio Arrau performance of the second recital in his Beethoven's Complete Piano Sonata Cycle at the Concert Hall of the Berlin's College of Music on Monday 16th March. at 8:00 pm.

The programme included:
> Sonate Nr.4 Es-dur Op.7
> Sonate Nr.28 A-dur Op.101
> Sonate Nr.10 C-dur Op.14 Nr.2
> Sonate Nr.22 F-dur Op.54
> Sonate Nr.21 C-dur Op.53 Waldstein

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].
1959 Germany  [3] Claudio Arrau performance of the third recital in his Beethoven's Complete Piano Sonata Cycle at the Concert Hall of the Berlin's College of Music on Thursday 19th March. at 8:00 pm.

The programme included:
> Sonate Nr.5 c-moll Op.10 Nr.1
> Sonate Nr.7 D-dur Op.10 Nr.3
> Sonate Nr.15 D-dur Op.28
> Sonate Nr.32 c-moll Op.111

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].
1959 Germany  [4] Claudio Arrau performance of the fourth recital in his Beethoven's Complete Piano Sonata Cycle at the Concert Hall of the Berlin's College of Music on Thursday 27th March at 4:00 pm postponed for 29th April <<<.

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].
1959 France Claudio Arrau performance on 24th March of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 with Carl Schuricht conducting L' Orchestre national de France at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Paris, on the occasion of the Orchestra's 25th anniversary.

The programme also included Beethoven's Coriolan Overture and Brahms's Symphony No.4.

[CD: Altus INA ALT210/11, Japan, 2011]
1959 Germany Broadcast performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, with the 'Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester' (now renamed WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln) under Christoph von Dohnányi, recorded at Saal 1, Funkhaus, Cologne, on 6th April.

[ICA Classics: ICAC 5045 CD, issued in 2011, Austria]
1959 Germany  [5] Claudio Arrau performance of the fifth recital in his Beethoven's Complete Piano Sonata Cycle at the Concert Hall of the Berlin's College of Music on Wednesday 8th April at 8:00 pm.

The programme included:
> Sonate Nr.2 A-dur Op.2 Nr.2
> Sonate Nr.25 G-dur Op.79
> Sonate Nr.30 E-dur Op.109
> Sonate Nr.13 Es-dur Op.27 Nr.1
> Sonate Nr.14 cis-moll Op.27 Nr.2 Mondschein

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].
1959 Germany Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms' Piano Concerto No.1 with the Essen Municipal Orchestra [Städtisches Orchester Essen] conducted by Gustav König at the Municipal Music Club [Städtisches Musikvertein] on 10th April at 8:oo pm.
1959 Germany  [6] Claudio Arrau performance of the sixth recital in his Beethoven's Complete Piano Sonata Cycle at the Concert Hall of the Berlin's College of Music on Friday 17th April at 8:00 pm.

The programme included:
> Sonate Nr.1 f-moll Op.2 Nr.1
> Sonate Nr.11 B-dur Op.22
> Sonate Nr.17 d-moll Op.31 Nr.2
> Sonate Nr.18 Es-dur Op.31 Nr.3

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].
1959 Germany  [7] Claudio Arrau performance of the seventh recital in his Beethoven's Complete Piano Sonata Cycle at the Concert Hall of the Berlin's College of Music on Friday 24th April at 8:00 pm.

The programme included:
> Sonate Nr.20 G-dur Op.49 Nr.2
> Sonate Nr.9 E-dur Op.14 Nr.1
> Sonate Nr.27 e-moll Op.90
> Sonate Nr.29 B-dur Op.106 Hammerklavier

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].
1959 Germany  [4] Claudio Arrau performance of the fourth recital in his Beethoven's Complete Piano Sonata Cycle at the Concert Hall of the Berlin's College of Music on Wednesday 29th April at 4:00 pm (postponed from 27th March).

The programme included:
> Sonate Nr.12 As-dur Op.26
> Sonate Nr.19 g-moll Op.49 Nr.1
> Sonate Nr.8 c-moll Op.13 Pathétique
> Sonate Nr.6 F-dur Op.10 Nr.2
> Sonate Nr.24 Fis-dur Op.78
> Sonate Nr.16 G-dur Op.31 Nr.1


Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Führer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].
1959 Portugal Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Tivoli' of Lisbon on Tuesday 19th May at 6:45 pm, as part of the Círculo de Cultura Musical's 25th Season (1958-1959).

The programme featured the following compositions:
> Schubert: Três peças para piano
> Beethoven: Sonata quasi uan Fantasia op.27 no.1
> Beethoven: Sonata quasi una Fantasia op.27 No.2
Intervalo
> Liszt: Duas peças das Années de Pelérinage:
             -  Chapelle de Guillaume Tell
             -  Jeux d'eaux à la villa d'Este
> Chopin: Fantasia em fá menor
> Chopin: Scherzo no.4 op.54 em mi maior
1959 Norway Claudio Arrau performance/s at the Bergen International Festival to take place from 29 May to 14 June.

[The Ottawa Journal, Ontario, Canada, 31 January 1959]
This entry needs corroboration.
1959 England

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s complete piano sonata cycle at the Royal Festival Hall in London, over June with full houses, crowded to the stage [Musical America, 1st January 1960, page 4].

Wednesday 3rd June at 8:00 pm:
>  Sonata No.3 in C major Op.2 No.3
>  Sonata No.26 in E flat major Op.81a Les adieux
    Interval
>  Sonata No.31 in A flat major Op.110
>  Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata


Tuesday 16th June at 8:00 pm:
> Sonata No.4 in E-flat Opus 7
> Sonata No.28 in A major Op 101
    Interval
> Sonata No.8 in C minor Op 13 Pathétique
> Sonata No.21 in C major Opus 53 Waldstein

Monday 22nd June at 8:00 pm:
> Sonata No.5 in C minor Op 10 No.1
> Sonata No.7 in D major Opus 10 No.3
    Interval
> Sonata No.15 in D major Opus 28 Pastorale
> Sonata No.32 in C minor Opus 111

Monday 29th June at 8:00 pm:
> Sonata No.2 in A major Opus 2 No.2
> Sonata No.30 in E major Opus 109
> Sonata No.18 in E-flat major Opus 31 No.3 The Hunt
> Sonata No.13 in E-flat major Opus 27 No.1
> Sonata No.14 in C-sharp minor Opus 27 No.2 Moonlight

The London Times of 23rd June appraised the cycle with an article whose inspired titled was "Music at one with eternity".

The cycle concluded on 29th June to the highest critic acclaim.  

1959 England London's 'Music and Musicians' magazine of June highlights Claudio Arrau as This Month's Personality, with a quarter page photograph and a quarter page biographical précis on the editorial page.
1959 England An article by William Mann, occupying page 3 of 'Record Times' monthly magazine of June, refers to a series of recitals by Arrau at the Royal Festival Hall of London devoted to the Beethoven piano sonatas.  

The writer highlights Arrau's great musicianship, scrupulous technical care and power, and ability to relate detail to the whole work performed and to the whole of life. 
[Two photographs].
1959 England Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Rafael Jeroným Kubelík.
1959 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performances of Brahms’s Piano Concertos 1 and 2 with the Utah Symphony Orchestra under Maurice Abravanel.
1959 U.S.A. Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Max Rudolf conducting.
1959
Chile
A 10-day professional visit by Claudio Arrau to Chile from the 4th July, with five recitals in Santiago at the Teatro Astor (2), Teatro Alameda (2), and Teatro Caupolicán (1) , as well as two recitals in Concepción, one in Valparaíso, and one in Chillán (please see below).
[Revista Musical Chilena, July-August 1959]

The repertoire played in these recitals was drown from the following works:

Beethoven: Sonatas Nos. 3, 4, 13, 14, 21, 23, 28, 30, and 31.
Chopin:
Ballade Op.47, Préludes Op.28,
Fantasy Op.49, Scherzo Op.54
Debussy: Pour le piano, Images Book I
Liszt: MephistoWaltz,
Jeux d'eau à la villa d'Este, La Chapelle de Guillaume Tell

[
Repertoire needs corroboration]

1959 Chile Claudio Arrau's Extraordinary Concert on Sunday 5th July, comprising Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1 & Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1, with Juan Matteucci conducting the Chilean Philharmonic Orchestra [Orquesta Filarmónica de Chile] at the 'Teatro Muncipal' of Santiago, as part of its Reopening Week.

[Centro de Documentación de las Artes Escénicas del Teatro Municipal de Santiago]

1959


Chile


Third return to Chillán, Claudio Arrau's birthplace, on 15th August.

On 16th August at
12:00 noon, Arrau was declared Hijo Benemérito de Chillán, and Calle Lumaco, the street at whose number 554 Claudio Arrau was born, was officially named after him.

On 16th August at
19:00 hours, recital at the Teatro Central
of Chillán, featuring works by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, and Liszt.
1959
Chile
Concepción City Council awarded Claudio Arrau the Honorary Citizen's Decoration and The City's Gold Medal in August.
1959
Chile
The University of Concepción named Arrau an Honorary Member in August.
1959
Chile
The Santiago City Council awarded Claudio Arrau its Honorary Citizen's Decoration in August.
1959 England A cover page article on the 'Record Times' monthly magazine of August, entitled Arrau's 'Emperor', announces the release on the Columbia label of Claudio Arrau's recording of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 with Alceo Galliera.  

The article calls attention to the fact that just as Klemperer is normally associated with Beethoven's symphonies, Arrau is associated with Beethoven's piano music.  It goes on to emphasize Arrau's masterly artistry and technique, and the sheer joy of his sound.
[Cover page photograph].
1959 Switzerland Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Zurich Townhall Symphony Orchestra [Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich] conducted by Hans Rosbaud.
1959
Switzerland
Claudio Arrau début at the International Music Festival of Lucerne (15th August - 10th September).

Source: Le Monde, Paris, 17 August 1959, et al.
[This entry needs completion]

1959 Switzerland

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven Piano Concerto No.4 Op.58, with the Philharmonia Orchestra from England conducted by Rafael Kubelík on 2nd September at the Kunsthaus of Lucerne.

Inspiring performance, long ovation..
Source: Le Monde, Paris, 9 September 1959, et al.

1959 Switzerland

Claudio Arrau performance in Montreux of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2, with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam conducted by Paul Klecki in September.
[This entry needs corroboration]

[Claves CD, Radio Suisse Romande, 2007]

1959 Switzerland

Recital by Claudio Arrau on 9th September as part of the 'Settimane Musical di Ascona' at the Palazzo Scolastico, with a programme including the following works:

> Bethoven: 32 Variations on an Original Theme in C minor*
> Beethoven:  Sonata per pianoforte n.23 op.57 Appassionata
> Schumann:  Fantasia in do maggiore op.17
> Debussy:  Pour le piano, suite per pianoforte
> Chopin:  Etude op.10 n.4 in do diesis minore (Presto)
> Chopin/Liszt: Mes joies (Polish song)
*

Recorded by Radiotelevisione della Svizzera Italiana - Rete 2, and first released on CD in 1994 as Ermitage ERM 149 ADD (but excluding *).

1959
England
Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, with the Hallé Orchestra conducted by Sir John Barbirolli at the Free Trade Hall of Manchester on Wednesday the 7th and Thursday the 8th of October, as part of the 1959-60 Mid-Week Series organised by the Hallé Concerts Society.

The programme also included Haydn's Symphony No.93 in D and Sibelius's Symphony No.2 in D.
1959
England
Recording by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata for the BBC Television Studios in London on 13th October.

[DVD: ICA Classics ICAD 5073, Austria, 2012]
1959
England
Performance by Claudio Arrau of Liszt’s Totentanz Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra and Strauss's Burlesque in D minor for Piano and Orchestra, with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent at the Royal Festival Hall of London on Wednesday 14th October, this being the First Concert of The Royal Philharmonic Society's 148th Season.

The programme also included Berlioz's Overture Benvenuto Cellini and Elgar's Symphony No.1 in A flat.
1959

Germany

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 Op.58, with the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig conducted by Franz Konwitschny at the Kongressaal, Deutsches Museum, Munich, in October.
[Date needs completion]

Satellite broadcast by Bayern 4 Klassik, Munich, on 6th May 2010.

1959
Italy.
Claudio Arrau's performance/s in Milan in late October interrupted by a family tragedy.
1959
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau's beloved mother dies and is buried on 29th October in grave No.68 at Mapledwood Gardens 4, Ferncliff Cemetery, Westchester County, New York.
1959 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance at Logan with the Utah Symphony Orchestra on Thursday 5th November in the evening.

[The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah, 8 November 1959]
1959 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat with the Utah Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Maurice Abravanel on Friday 6th November in the evening at the Salt Lake Tabernacle.

[The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah, 7 November 1959]
1959 U.S.A. Special benefit recital by Claudio Arrau, organized by the Utah Symphony at the University Student Union's Faculty Club lounge, with standing room only audience in the main ballroom, presented on Saturday 7th November in the evening under the auspices of the Symphony Guild.

The program comprised the following compositions:
> Mozart's Sonata in a minor
> Beethoven's Sonata No.23 Op.57 Appassionata
> Debussy's Suite Pour le piano
> Ravel's Ondine (from Gaspard de la nuit)
> Liszt's Mephisto Waltz

[The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah, 8 November 1959]
1959 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Arturo Basile on 18th November.

http://www.camasb.org/archives/1950-60.shtml
1960    
1960
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau's twentieth annual tour of the U.S.
1960 U.S.A. Musical America magazine of 1st January shows a cover page photograph of Claudio Arrau and inludes on its page 4 a brief account of the artist's busy schedule around the world.
1960 U.S.A. Opening of the 1960 Concert Season of the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington with Claudio Arrau performances of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor at the Constitution Hall on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th January, and at the Lisner Auditorium on Thursday 7th January.

[As announced in The Washington Post of 1st January 1960]
1960 U.S.A. Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Stuart Theater, Lincoln, Nebraska, on Tuesday 19th January in the evening, under the sponsorship of the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra.

The programme included the following works:
> Mozart's Rondo in A minor
> Beethoven's Sonata No.18 in E flat major The Hunt
> Beethoven's Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor Moonlight
> Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit
> Liszt's two études
> Two encores:
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[Lincoln Evening Journal, Nebraska, 20 January 1960]
1960 U.S.A. Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Carnegie Hall of New York on Saturday 27th February at 2:40 pm, as part of the 1959-1960 Season.
1960 France Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 5 with L’Orchestre de la Société Philharmonique de Paris conducted by Léon Barzin. http://arrausite.free.fr/Index.html
1960 Germany Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 at the Konzertsaal, Hochschule für Musik [College of Music's Concert Hall] of Berlin, with the Berlin Radio-Symphonie Orchester conducted by Bernard Haitink on Sunday 6th March at 11:00 am and Monday 7th March at 8:00 pm.

The programme for these subscription performances also included Haydn's Symphony No.99 & Honegger's Symphonie liturgique (No.3).
1960 Germany Claudio Arrau performance in Munich of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchester and Massimo Pradella conducting on 9th March.

[CD: WHRA 6050, E.U., 2013]
1960 Germany Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Konzertsaal, Hochschule für Musik [College of Music's Concert Hall] of Berlin on Friday 25th March at 8:00 pm, with the follwing programme:

>  Mozart:  Rondo a-moll KV 511
>  Schumann:  Fantasie C-dur Op.17

>  Schoenberg:  Drei Klavierstücke Op.11
>  Ravel:  Gaspard de la nuit
>  Liszt:  Etudes d'exécution transcendante Nr.11 und Nr.10

Superlative critiques with titles such as "Ovations for Arrau", "Subliminal Virtuisity" [Vergeistigte Virtuosität], "Festive Hours", in reviews which appeared in Spandamer Volksblatt, Der Tag, Der Tagesspiegel, Berliner Morgenpost, and Telegraf  late in March.
1960 Sweden Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven sonatas in Stockholm on 5th April, recorded by Swedish Radio Studios.

> Piano Sonata No.31 Op.110
> Piano Sonata No.32 Op.111
> Piano Sonata No.23 Op.57 Appassionata

CD: ICA Classics, ICAC 5122, Austria, 2014.
1960 England Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir John Michael Pritchard on Thursday 16th June at 8:00 pm at the Royal Festival Hall.

The programme also included Berlioz's Overture Benvenuto Cellini & Nielsen's Symphony No.4 The Inextinguishable.
1960
England
Recording by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111 for the BBC Television Studios in London on 22nd June.

[DVD: ICA Classics ICAD 5073, Austria, 2012]
1960 England Claudio Arrau perfomance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat Op.73 Emperor and Liszt's Piano Concerto No.1 in E flat on Saturday 25th June at 7:30 pm, at the Philharmonic Hall of London, with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under guest conductor Hugo Rignold.

The programme also included Mendelssohn's Overture 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', and Dvorak's Symphonic Variations on an Original Theme Op.78

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Claudio Arrau was interviewed as guest of BBC 4 ’s Dessert Island Discs programme, broadcast on 4th July 1960:

Maestro Arrau's personal music selection sampled was as follows (available at the time on LP records):

Schubert’s Symphony No.9, Berlin Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler, 1952
-> DG Mono CD  447 439-2  The Originals  [1995]
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Ravel’s La flûte enchantée, from Schéhérazade, mezzo-soprano Jennie Tourel, New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, 1950
-> Pearl Mono CD  GEM-0198  [2003]
.
Granados’s Los requiebros, from Goyescas, Alicia de Larrocha, 1955
-> DG
Mono CD set  00289 477 9527  The Liszt Legacy [2011]
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Saint-Saëns’s Piano Concerto No.2, Emil Gilels, Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, André Cluytens, 1956
-> EMI-MHS Mono CD  5189871  Great Recordings of the Century
.......[2006]
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Schönberg’s Erwartung, soprano Dorothy Dow, New York Philharmonic, Dimitri Mitropoulos, 1951
-> Sony Classical Mono CD  MH2K 62759  Masterworks Heritage
......
[1997]
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Schubert’s Die Junge Nonne, soprano Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, pianist Edwin Fischer, 1952
-> EMI Mono CD  50999 6 78751 2 3  EMI Masters [2012]
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Schubert’s posthumous Piano Sonata in B flat major D.960, Arthur Schnabel, 1939
-> EMI Mono CD  2 65075 2  ICON [2009]
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Beethoven’s late String Quartet No.15 Op.132, the Koeckert Quartet, 1955
-> DG-TowerRecords Mono CD  PROC-1192/8  Vintage Collection No.14
       
[2012]

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One
recording choice:
Schubert’s Symphony No.9, Berlin Philharmoniker, Wilhelm Furtwängler, 1952, Deutsche Grammophon
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One luxury choice:
A work of art - A court lady statuette from China's Second Wei Dynasty
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One book choice:
Goethe’s complete works.

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Words spoken at the interview are accessible, without the music selection, at:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/desert-island-discs/castaway/b95c56d9

1960 U.S.A.

All-Chopin recital by Claudio Arrau, as one of The Berkshire Festival's Six Concerts of Chamber Music, performed at the Theatre-Concert Hall, Tanglewood, Massachusetts, on Wednesday 20th July at 8:30 pm, with a programme consisting of the following works:

> Ballade No.4 in F minor Op.52
> Scherzo No.4 in E major Op.54
> Sonata in B minor Op.58
Intermission
> Twenty-four préludes Op.28

The pianist contributed this recital to benefit the Berkshire Music Center scholarship fund.

[The Berkshire Eagle, Massachussetts, 21 July 1960]

[Note that Chopin's Fantasy in F minor Op.49 was also included in the originally advertised programme, but excluded from the actual performance]

1960 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 Op.73 The Emperor at Tanglewood, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pierre Monteux on 23rd July at 8:30 pm, as part of the Berkshire Festival.

The programme also included -
Cherubini's Overture to 'Anacréon',
Respighi's Fountains of Rome Symphonic Poem, and
Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks Op.28.

[CD containing concerto: WHRA-6047, E.U., 2012]
1960 U.S.A. Performance by Claudio Arrau of Chopin's Piano Cencerto in E minor with the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra.
1960 Greece Claudio Arrau performance/s at the Odeon of the Herodes Atticus, under Ernest Ansermet, as part of the Festival of Athens.
1960 England Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hugo Rignold.
1960 England Claudio Arrau performances of Grieg’s and Schumann’s Piano Concertos, with the Philharmonia Orchestra under Alceo Galliera.
1960 England Performances by Claudio Arrau of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Weber’s Konzertstück Op 79, with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Alceo Galliera.
1960
Argentina
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Gran Teatro Broadway' of Buenos Aires on Monday 1st August at 10:00 pm, presented by the local 'Asociación Wagneriana' as part of its 48th Arts Season.

The programme featured the following works:
> Beethoven: Sonata en Re mayor Op.10 No.3
> Schumann: Carnaval Op.9
> Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
> Liszt: Dos estudios de ejecución transcendental -
>>> No.11 Harmonies de soir
>>> No.10 en Fa menor
1960
Argentina
Performace by Claudio Arrau of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 Op.15 at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires with the 'Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional' conducted by Juan José Castro on 8th August at 9:45 pm.
This Tenth Subscription Concert also featured Mozart's Magic Flute Overture, Ravel's Ma mère l'oye & Britten's Four See Interludes.
1960 England Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra.
1960 Scotland Claudio Arrau performance at the Edinburgh International Festival, Usher Hall, on Wednesday 24th August at 8 pm, interpreting Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1 Op.15 with Carlo Maria Giulini and the Philharmonia Orchestra.

The programme also included Mozart's Symphony No.39 K.543 and Brahms's Symphony No.1 Op.68.
1960 Scotland Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Edinburgh International Festival, Usher Hall, on Friday 26th August at 8 pm.

The programme comprised the following compositions:
> Beethoven: Sonata No.13 in E flat major Op.27 No.1
> Schumann: Kreleriana Op.16
> Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
> Smetana: Sketch to a scene from Shakespeare
> Liszt: Concert Study No.2 Gnomenreigen
> Liszt: Etude d'execution transcendante in F minor, No.2
1960 Switzerland Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with the Zurich Town Hall Symphony Orchestra [Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich] conducted by Georg Solti.
1960 Germany Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with the RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester conducted by Bernard Haitink.
1960 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ferdinand Leitner.
1960 Germany Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Concert Hall of Berlin's College of Music [Hochschulsaal] on Wednesday 5th October at 8:00 pm.
1960 Germany Article in Berlin's 'Kurier' of 6th October, entitled "On Gieseking's Throne: Claudio Arrau", with a rave appraisal of a recital at the Hochschulsaal, comprising Chopin's 28 Préludes and B minor Sonata, as well as Schumann's Carna val.

A suggestion and request:  An all-Liszt programme.
1960 Germany Article in Berlin's 'Der Tag' of 7th October, entitled "All the Marvels of the Romantic Style", with a whole-hearted appraisal of a recent Claudio Arrau recital comprising Chopin's 28 Préludes and B minor Sonata, and Schumann's Carnival.  The pianist received a stormy ovation.
1960 Germany Article in Berlin's 'Telegraf of 9th October, entitled "Piano Playing of Highest Rank", with an appreciative appraisal of a recent Claudio Arrau recital comprising Chopin's 28 Préludes and B minor Sonata, and Schumann's Carnival.
1960 England Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, with John Pritchard conducting The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, as part of the Third Subscription Series of The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Society, on Tuesday 18th October at 7:30 pm.

The programme also included:
Hindemith's Symphony 'Mathis der Maler'
Mozart's Symphony No.38 in D Prague K.504
Enesco's Roumanian Rhapsody No.1 in A Op.11
1960
Czechoslovakia
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Prague Spring Festival with a program including, inter alia, Chopin's 24 Preludes Op.28.A
[Appian Publications and Recordings: CD APR 5631, 2000]
1960
Italy
Claudio Arrau's reital at the Sala Maggiore, Galleria Nazionale Dell' Umbria, on Friday 4th November at 6:00 pm, presented by the Associazione Amici Della Musica Perugia in the inaugural event of the XVI Anno Dalla Fundazione Sala Maggiore.

The programme comprised the following compositions:
> Schumann: Fantasia op.17 in do maggiore
> Chopin: 24 Preludi op.28
Intervallo
> Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
>>> (Tre ballate poetiche di Luis Bertrand)
> Liszt: Due studi -
>>> No.2 dei '
Sei* Studi da concerto', in fa diesis minore
>>> No.10 dei 'Dodici Studi trascendentali', in fa minore


1960


U.S.A.


Chopin-Schumann recital by Claudio Arrau on Friday 11th November, at the Grace Rainey Auditorium of the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, to pay homage to both composers born 150 years earlier.

The recital, held as magnificent throughout, consisted of the following masterpieces:
>  Chopin's  Nocturne in B Op 62 No. 1
>
 Chopin's
 Fantasy in F minor
>
 Chopin's
 Ballade in F minor
>
 Chopin's
 Twenty-four Preludes
>  Schumann
's  Fantasy in C.

[Rave critique of performance by Raymond Ericson for The New York Times of
12 November 1960]

1960


U.S.A.


Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major on Monday 14th November in the evening at the Kingston Community Theatre, with Claude Monteaux conducting the Huston Valley Philharmonic Orchestra.
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[The
Kingston Daily Freeman, New York, 15 November 1960]
1960
Puerto Rico
Claudio Arrau performances at the Casals Festival in San Juan.
1960 U.S.A. Performance by Claudio Arrau of Liszt's Totentanz and R.Strauss's Burleske, with the Houston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent in Houston on 8th December.

Review by Herbert Garon, entitled 'Virtuoso's Holiday Spent With Pianist Arrau', included in the Rice Thresher issue of 9th December 1960, Houston, Texas (Rice University), refers to it as 'piano diablerie'.
1960 U.S.A. In a performance review by Herbert Garon, entitled 'Virtuoso's Holiday Spent With Pianist Arrau', included in the Rice Thresher issue of 9th December 1960, Rice University, Houston, Texas, the assertion is made that Claudio Arrau might have had a mild heart attack early in June.
However, asked in March 2011, writer Ruth Jody, a close friend of the Arrau family at that time, could not recall such an incident.
1960/1
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau recital as part of the 1960-1961 Boston University Celebrity Series. http://www.celebrityseries.org/CS_aboutus/archives3.htm
1961    
1961
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1 in F minor on Saturday 7th January at 8:30 pm, with Victor Alessandro conducting the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra at the San Antonio Municipal Auditorium.

[Express and News, Texas, 7 and 8 January 1961]
1961
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau recital at the University of Arizona Auditorium, Tucson, on Thursday 12th January in the evening, with a program which included the following works:

> Liszt's Vallée d'Obermann (from Années de Pelerinage)
> Schumann's Humoreske
> Liszt's Benediction de Dieu dans la solitude
> Schumann's Carnival in Vienna
> Chopin-Liszt's My joys


[
Tucson Daily Citizen, Arizona, 13 January 1961]
1961
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1 in F minor, with Maestro Maurice Abravanel conducting the Utah Symphony Orchestra at the Salt Lake City Tabernacle on Wednesday 18th January in the evening.

[
The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah, 19 January 1961]
1961 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2 with the Utah Symphony Orchestra under Maurice Abravanel.
1961
Israel
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Fredric R. Mann Auditorium of Tel Aviv on Saturday 8th April at 8:30 pm, with a program including works by Beethoven, Schumann and Liszt.
1961
Israel
Claudio Arrau's farewell appearance at the Fredric R. Mann Auditorium of Tel Aviv with special performances of Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1, Chopin Piano Concerto No.1, and Liszt Piano Concerto No.2, on Saturday 15th April at 8:30 pm, with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Irwin Hoffman
Proceeds for the Musicians Pension Fund.
1961
Sweden
Claudio Arrau recital at the Royal Exchange Large Hall [Stora Börssalen] of Stockholm on Monday 12th June at 8:00 pm, as part of the Stockholms Festspel 1961.

The programme included:
> Mozart's Sonata in D major K.576
> Beethoven's Sonata No.13 in E flat major Op.27 No.1 Quasi una fantasia
Intermission
> Beethoven's Sonata in C sharp minor Op.27 No.2 Moonlight
> Schumann's Carnival Op.9
1961
Puerto Rico
Claudio Arrau performs Brahm's Trio No.2 for piano, violin and cello Op. 87, with Isaac Stern and Pablo Cassals on 27th June in San Juan, as part of the 'Pablo Casals Festival'.

Unique recording held by:
> the Library of Congress in Washington, Catalog No. 91480576,
> and the New York Public Library, VHS black and white 1/2 inch videocassette, remastered in 1990.
1961 Germany Claudio Arrau performances of Schumann’s Piano Concerto with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester] conducted by Istvan Kertecz on Sunday 12th and Monday 13th March at the Concert Hall of Berlin's College of Music.

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].
1961 Israel Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Fredric R. Mann Auditorium of Tel Aviv on Saturday 8th April at 8:30 pm, with a programme featuring works by Beethoven, Schumann and Liszt.
1961 Germany Claudio Arrau performance of Liszt’s Totentanz for piano and orchestra, with the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra [Münchner Philharmoniker] and Fritz Rieger conducting.
1961 England Triumphal concerto festival with Claudio Arrau and the London Philharmonic Orchestra, under Sir Adrian Boult, at the Royal Festival Hall on 7th, 16th and 20th of June, playing nine of the great concerti in three sold-out sessions to the highest acclaim from critics and audiences alike.

Daily Telegraph, Daily Express, and London Times of 8th June.
Manchester Guardian of 21st June.
1961 England Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann's Carnaval Op.9, filmed in London on 19th June.

[Blu Ray: Idéale Audience - Classic Archive 3073984, Austria]
[DVD: EMI Classics DVB 4928399, BBC INA CNC, 2004]
1961
England
Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2 Op.21, Grieg's Piano Concerto Op.16 & Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 Op.73 Emperor, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult at the Royal Festival Hall on 16th of June at 8:00 pm.
1961
England
Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann's Carnaval Op.9 for the BBC in London on 19th June.

[DVD:
EMI Classics, 7243 4 92839 9 2, E.U., 2004]
[CD: BBC Music, BBCMM349, England, 2012]
1961
England
Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto Op.54, Liszt's Piano Concerto No.2 in a major & Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 Op.83, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday 20th of June at 8:00 pm.
1961
Finland
Claudio Arrau performances at the Sibelius Festival in Helsinki, including Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tauno Heikki Hannikainen.
1961 France Claudio Arrau Performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with Igor Markevitch conducting L' Orchestre national de France.
1961 U.S.A. Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major  under the baton of Erich Leinsdorf conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra at the Hollywood Bowl on Thursday 13th July in the evening.

[Independent, Long Beach, California, 15 July 1961]
1961 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with Charles Munch conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood on Friday 18th August.

[CD: WHRA-6017, E.U., 2012]
1961 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau's recital on Sunday 20th August in the evening at the Southern Vermont Art Center, with a program including the following compositions:
I
> Mozart: Fantasia in D minor
> Beethoven: Sonata No.21 in C major Waldstein
> Schumann: Carnaval
II
> Liszt: Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude
> Liszt: Gnomenreigen
> Liszt: Mephisto Waltz

The pianist donated the proceeds of this recital to the Bennington Art Center.

[Bennington Banner, Vermont, 22 August 1961]
1961 U.S.A. The Arrau family moved to their new home in Andover, Vermont, on Monday 21st August.
[Bennington Banner, Vermont, 22 August 1961]
1961 U.S.A. Recital by Claudio Arrau on Friday 17th November at 8:15 pm in the Wollman Auditorium of the Ferris Booth Hall, Morningside, Maryland.

The performance included the following compositions:
> Mozart's Sonata in a minor K.310
> Beethoven's Sonata in F minor Op. 57
> Debussy's Twelve Préludes Book I
> Liszt's Études Nos. 10 and 11

Proceeds from the performance went to the Columbia Scholarship Fund, to povide financial assistance for needy students.

[Source: Columbia Daily Spectator, NY, 14 November & 15 December, 1961]
1962    
1962
Israel
Claudio Arrau performs twelve concerts in fifteen days.
1962
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau records Schumann’s Fantasiestücke Nos. 2 & 5 for Everest Records, in benefit of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (LP - UN M/S 2).
1962
U.S.A.
Four sold-out Claudio Arrau concerts at the newly inaugurated New York Philharmonic Hall.
1962 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos No. 1 and 5, with Theodore Bloomfield conducting the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, New York.
1962 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 Op.73 with Hans Schweiger conducting the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra in the local Music Hall on Tuesday 27th February at 8:30 pm.

The programme is repeated at 2:00 pm on Wednesday 28th February at the Kansas City Plaza Theater.

[The Kansas City Times, Missouri, 26 & 28 February 1962]
1962 Venezuela Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Caracas.
http://arrausite.free.fr/Index.html
1962 Netherlands Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op 54, with the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam conducted by Eugen Jochum.
1962 Germany Claudio Arrau performances of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonikisches Orchester] conducted by Sir Colin Davis, on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th March at 8:00 pm. at the Concert Hall of Berlin's College of Music.

The programme also included Mozart's Prague Symphony and Tippet's Concert for Double String Orchestra.

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins] et al.
1962 Germany Pro Musica subscription recital by Claudio Arrau at the Concert Hall of Berlin's College of Music on Friday 6th April.  Sold-out early.

The programme comprised the folling compositions:
> Beethoven: Sonate Nr.11 B-dur Op.22
> Debussy: 12 Préludes (1. Heft)
> Liszt: Ballade No.2
> Liszt: Mephisto Waltzer
> Liszt: Other pieces.

Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin [Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins].
1962 Germany Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Concert Hall of Berlin's College of Music on Monay 16th April.

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

[Note: Announcement of a forthcoming event whose actual performance needs corroboration]
1962 Netherlands
Claudio Arrau solo recital at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw on Wednesday 18th April at 8:15 pm, the last performance in the 'Four Masters of the Piano' series, with a programme consisting of the following works:

> Beethoven:  Piano Sonata No.11 Op.22
> Debussy:  Twelve Préludes, Book I
Interval
> Liszt:  Ballade No.2
> Liszt:  Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude
> Liszt:  
Études d'exécution transcendante -
                No.11 in D flat Harmonies du soir
                No.10 in F minor
1962
England
Nine concertos in three appearances by Claudio Arrau with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
1962 England Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra.
1962 Germany

Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op.54, with Rafael Kubelík conducting -

Either:  the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra on Thursday 31st May in Cologne

Or:  the North German Radio Symphony Orchestra on Thursday 31st May in Cologne (?).  [CD: WHRA6050, E.U., 2013]

[This entry needs clarification]

1962 Netherlands
Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op 54, with The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam [Das Koninklijk Concertgebouw Orchester Amsterdam] conducted by Eugen Jochum.
1962
Netherlands
Claudio Arrau's Beethoven complete piano concerto cycle with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in June.

1962

 

Netherlands

 

Claudio Arrau signs a long-term recording contract with the Philips label, subsequently renewed for life, resulting in his well-known, extensive recordings of works by Beethoven, Brahms, Liszt, Chopin, Schumann, Debussy, Schubert, and Mozart, as well as a sample of Bach, Grieg, and Tchaikovsky.
1962-1970
Netherlands
Claudio Arrau records his celebrated, complete Beethoven piano sonata and concerto cycles for Philips.
1962
England

International Celebrity Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on Wednesday 6th June at 8 pm, with Arrau performing the following works:

> Mozart:  Sonata in D, K.576
> Brahms:  Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op.24
> Debussy:  Twelve Préludes, Book I
> Liszt:  Études d'exécution transcendante -
               No.11 in D flat Harmonies du soir
               No.10 in F minor

1962
England
Claudio Arrau's performance in London of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3, Weber's Konzerstück Op.79, and Liszt's Totentanz, under Sir Adrian Boult conducting the London Philharmonic Orchestra on 21st June.
 
The programme also included Elgar's Introduction and Allegro.


Maestro Arrau performed in aid of the humanitarian programmes assisted by The British United Nations Association.

1962
Australia
Claudio Arrau's eight-week tour of Australia (over July-August-September) for the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC).
1962
Australia
Claudio Arrau recital at the Sydney Town Hall on 28th July.
[The Sydney Morning Herald of 23 July 1962]
1962
Australia
Claudio Arrau recital at the Sydney Town Hall on 30th July, with the following programme:

> Mozart: Sonata K.576
> Brahms: Variations & Fugue on a Theme by Handel Op.24
> Debussy: Twelve préludes Book I
> Debussy: L'isle joyeuse
1962
Australia
Recital by Claudio Arrau at Canberra's Albert Hall, as part of the ABC 1962 Series, on Wednesday 1st August

The programme included Mozart's Sonata in A minor K.310, Brahms's Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel Op.24, and Ravel's Gaspard de la nuit.

[The Canberra Times of 2 August 1962]
1962
Australia
Second Claudio Arrau recital at the Canberra Albert Hall, as part of the ABC 1962 Series, on Thursday 2nd August.

The programme included Mozart's Sonata in D major ('the Trumpet Sonata'), Schumann's Fantasy in C major Op.17, Debussy's twelve Préludes Book I and L' isle joyouse.

[Brilliant. Warmly acclaimed.]
[The Canberra Times of 3 August 1962]
1962
Australia

Claudio Arrau's performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 Op.15, with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under visiting conductor Jascha Horenstein at the Sydney Town Hall on Tuesday 7th August at 8:00 pm, as part of the Australian Broadcasting Commission's Twenty-Seventh Season.

The programme also included Mozart's 'Symphony No.39 K.543, and Petrassi's Concerto for Orchestra No.1 (first performance in Australia).

Reviews on Wednesday 8th August by R.C. for The Sydney Morning Herald, Framk Harris for Sydney's Daily Mirror, and Wolfgang Wagner for Sydney's The Sun.

The printed programme shows repeats scheduled for Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th August.

1962
Australia

Claudio Arrau's performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3, with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra conducted by visiting conductor Jascha Horenstein at the Sydney Town Hall on Saturday 11th August at 8:00 pm, as part of the Australian Broadcasting Commission's Twenty-Seventh Season.

The evening also included Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro' overture, and Bruckner's Symphony No.3 in D minor.

M.L., from Sydney's Daily Telegraph of 13th August, provides a review on Horenstein's and Arrau's performances under the title 'Music on a Heroic Scale'.

The above performance is also reviewed by R.C. in the Sydney Morning Herald of Monday 13th August.  The conductor's, soloist's and orchestra's rare altitudes of achievements are well appreciated (but the reviewer became distracted by unusual, intrussive noises surrounding the Sydney Town Hall during the performance, and by perceived inaccuracies in the notes included in the printed programme).

The printed programme shows a repeat scheduled for Monday 13th August.

1962
Australia

Private recital given by visiting pianist Claudio Arrau on Sunday 12th August for the benefit of the 'Victoria League in New South Wales' (that is, the Victoria League for Commonwealth Friendship).

The recital was held at the Woollahra home of Lady Lloyd Jones, in Rosemont, hosted by the chair of the league, Mrs. H.B. Farncomb, who welcomed more than 100 guests to the recital.  Mr. Arrau was accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Ruth Arrau.

The General Manager of the Australian Broadcasting Commission, Sir Charles Moses, introduced Mr. Arrau, who performed the following works:

> Beethoven's Rondo Op.51 No.2
> Beethoven's Sonata No.13 Op.27 No.1  Sonata quasi una fantasia
> Liszt's Ballade No.1
> Liszt's Fountains at the Villa d'Este

[Journalist account of the occasion and photograph of Claudio Arrau and Lady Lloyd Jones found on The Sydney Morning Herald of Monday 13th August]

1962
Australia
Mr. Claudio Arrau and Spouse arrived in Melbourne on 14th August.
Interview of Mrs. Ruth Arrau about her career in fotography, published by Melbourne's The Age of 15th August.
1962
Australia
Claudio Arrau's opening recital at the Melbourne's Town Hall on Wednesday 15th August with an all-Beethoven programme, including sonatas Op.27 No.1, Op.27 No.2, Op.111, Op.22 and Op.57.

[The Age, Melbourne, 15 and 16 August 1962]
1962
Australia
Claudio Arrau recital performance at the Melbourne Town Hall on Saturday 18th August.

[Source: University of Melbourne. Louise Hanson-Dyer Library/Collections/Concert and Theatre Programs]
1962
Australia
Claudio Arrau performance/s in Tasmania in August.
1962
Australia
Claudio Arrau all-Beethoven recitals at the Sydney Town Hall -

30th August programme:
> Sonata No.15 Op.28 Pastorale
> Sonata No.16 Op.31 No.1
> Sonata No.29 Op.106 Hammerklavier

7th September
programme:
> Sonata No.2 Op.2 No. 2
> Sonata No.28 Op.101
> Sonata No.30 Op. 109
> Sonata Op.53 Waldstein
1962
New Zealand
Claudio Arrau's two-week tour of New Zealand.
[The Age of 15 August 1962, Melbourne]
1962
Switzerland
Claudio Arrau's performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 Op.15 with the Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion-Télévision Française conducted by Jascha Horenstein in Montreux on 17th September.

[CD: Archipel ARPCD 0557, E.U., 2013]
1962
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau recital on Saturday 13th October in the afternoon, at the Southern Vermont Art Center's Pavilion Shed in Manchester, featuring four Beethoven piano sonatas.

[Review in the Bennington Banner, Vermont, 15 October 1962]
1962
Canada
As part of the 3rd Annual Great Artists Series, Claudio Arrau recital at 'Her Majesty's Theatre' of Montreal, Quebec, on Sunday 14th October, featuring the following all-Beethoven programme:

> Sonata No.26 in E flat major Op.81a Les adieux
> Sonata No.31 in A flat major Op.110
Intermission
> Sonata No.7 in D major Op.10 No.3
> Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
1962 U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau's concerto performance with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra in October at the Northrop Auditorium of the University of Minnesota.

This is Arrau's ninth visit to the Twin Cities (eight in Minneapolis and one in Saint Paul) since his first in 1942.

1962 U.S.A.

Broadcast in colour television of Claudio Arrau performing the third movement of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, with The Bell Telephone Orchestra conducted by Donald Voorhees on 22nd October in the evening.

[DVD includi