Claudio Arrau
Piano
1903 - 1991

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1. Studio Recordings —

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Marston - The Complete Pre-War Recordings.
1921 to 1939 commercial studio solo recordings, reissued in 2000.
Excluding the four 1912 Virtuola piano rolls (Germany) and the two 1922 Aeolian Art Duo rolls (England)

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Dolphin/Larrikin - Rarities Vol I.
1922 (or 1919) Aeolian Art Duo roll perforations of Menter's Walts for Claudio Arrau and Schubert's Impromptu Op.142 No.4, reissued in 1993.
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Music & Arts, DRA - Arrau in Germany.

1935 studio performance of Liszt's piano concerto No.1 with Hans Rosbaud and the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra, 1937 studio performances of Liszt's Soneto 104 del Petrarca and Harmonies du soir, and 1938 studio performances of Chopin's Ballade Op.23, Beethoven's sonatas Nos. 7 & 3, Mozart's sonata K576, and Haydn's Andante con variazioni Op.83*, all recorded by Stuttgart Radio, released in 2000.
*Including only known recording by Arrau of a Haydn work.


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St-Laurent Studio - Schumann, Chopin.

1938 studio recordings of Chopin's Étude Op.10 No.8 & Tarantelle Op.43;  1946 studio recording of Schumann's Kreisleriana Op.16;   and   1947 studio performances of Schumann's Arabesque Op.18, as well as Chopin's Grande valse brillante Op.18* & Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante Op.22 (T.Scherman), released in 2016.
*This recording released on CD for the first time.


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Various Composers - SONY Classical.
1941/46 recordings by RCA and 1946/52 recordings by US Columbia of solo and/or orchestral works by Albéniz, Bach JS, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, Ravel, R.Strauss, and Weber, remastered on CD format by
SONY Classical in 2016.

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St-Laurent Studio - Beethoven.
1947 UK Columbia studio recording of Piano Sonata No.18, and 1941 Victor studio recordings of Six Variations Op.34 & Fifteen Variations and Fugue Op.35 Eroica, reissued in 2015.

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United Archives - Birth of a Legend.
1946 to 1950 US Columbia solo studio recordings, reissued in 2006.

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Warner Classics - Claudio Arrau Rarities 1928-51.
1947 HMV Brahms's piano concerto No.1 with Basil Cameron conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra, 1951 UK Columbia studio recordings of Mozart's piano sonata No.17 K.570 & Beethoven's piano sonata No.7 Op.10 No.3 (with alternative takes of the 3rd and 4th movements), & 1950 Chopin's Scherzo No.4 Op.54, all reissued for the first time in 2013.
Various other recordings included, as from 1928, had already been reissued on CD.

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SONY Classical - Liszt.

1952 US Columbia concerto studio recordings with Ormandy and the P.O., and five Hungarian Rhapsodies, reissued in 1996.
Only 'Fantasia in E minor on Hungarian Folk Songs' and only Hungarian Rhapsodies recorded by Arrau.


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Deutsche Grammophon - Beethoven, Chopin.

1954 solo studio recordings for American Decca,first issued in 2011.
[CDs 1 & 2 of 10]


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EMI - Various composers.

1956 to 1960 solo (Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert) and 1955 to 1962 concerto studio recordings for GB Columbia, with Galliera (Beethoven, Weber, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Schumann) and Giulini (Brahms), reissued in 2012.
Including 1938-39 Parlophone solo studio recordings (Chopin, Schumann, Debussy).

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BBC Legends - Beethoven, Schumann, Schoenberg.

BBC 1959 solo studio recordings of Schoenberg* and 1960 solo studio recordings of Beethoven and Schumann, released in 2002.
*Including only known recording by Arrau of a Schoenberg work.

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ICA Classics - Beethoven.

Swedish Radio 1960 studio recordings of live performances of Beethoven sonatas Nos. 31, 32 & 23 Appassionata, released in Austria in 2014.

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 Philips - Beethoven's Solo & Concerto Works.
 1962 to 1970 plus 1985 studio recordings, reissued in 1998.

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Hänssler Classic - Beethoven, Brahms.

1963 radio studio performances of Beethoven's Rondo Op.51 No.2 and Sonata Op.101, as well as Brahms's Händel Variations Op.24; and 1973 radio studio performances of Beethoven's Sonatas Op.10 No.3 and Op.57, recorded by Südwestrundfunk (SWR) of Stuttgart, and released in 2009.


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EMI - Brahms.

1966 and 1963 radio studio recordings of Brahms's piano concertos, with Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt and the NDR Sinfonieorchester, made by the NDR at the Musikhalle Hamburg, and released in 2004.


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Philips eloquence - Beethoven.

1975 & 1976 studio performances of Beethoven's sonatas for violin and piano Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 & 8, with Arthur Grumiaux, reissued in 2007.


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 Philips - Beethoven's Solo Works.
 1984 to 1990 (plus 1962, 1963 & 1952) studio recordings, reissued in 2003.

 Philips - Beethoven's Piano Concertos.
 1984 & 1987 studio recordings, reissued in 1988.

 

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Philips - Mozart.
1973 to 1988 studio recordings, reissued in 1991.
Philips - Mozart.
1973 to 1988 studio recordings, reissued in 2003.
 

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Philips - Schumann.
.1967 to 1977 studio solo recordings, reissued in 1991.
1963 Grieg & Schumann studio concerto recordings with Dohnányi, reissued in 2003.
1980 Grieg & Schumann studio concerto recordings with Davis, released in early 1980s.
1979 Tchaikovsky studio concerto recording with Davis, released in 2003.
 
Philips - Schumann.
1967 to 1977 studio solo recordings, plus 1980 Schumann studio concerto recording with Davis, reissued in 2003.
 
1979 & 1980 studio solo recordings of Tchaikovsky and Grieg piano concerto recordings with Davis, reissued in 1997.

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Philips - Liszt.
1969 to 1989 studio solo recordings, plus the 1979 studio concerto recordings with Davis, reissued in 2003.
Including both the 1970 & 1985 studio recordings of Sonata in B minor.
 
DECCA - Liszt.
1969 to 1989 Philips studio recordings, reissued in 2011.
With the 1985 studio recording of Sonata in B minor & a transfer of the 1936 Telefunken studio recording of Rhapsodie espagnole.
        

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Philips - Schubert
1978 to 1991 Philips studio recordings, reissued in 2003.
Including bonus CD with 1956/57 Columbia studio recordings.
 

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Philips - J.S. Bach.

1991 Philips studio recordings, plus 1942 & 1945 RCA Victor studio recordings, reissued in 2003.


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Philips - Debussy.
1979, 1980 & 1991 Philips studio recordings, reissued in 2003.

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Brahms - Philips.
1971 to 1978 solo studio recordings, plus 1969 concerto studio recordings with Haitink, reissued in 2003.

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Chopin - Philips.
1973 to 1984 comprehensive Philips solo studio recordings, plus 1970 & 1972 Philips complete piano-and-orchestra studio recordings with Inbal, reissued in 2003.
Including bonus CD with 1953 US DECCA solo studio recordings.
 

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Chopin/Weber/Mendelssohn - Warner Classics.
1960 studio recordings by UK Columbia of Chopin's Piano Sonata No.3 and Fantasy Op.49, plus Weber's Konzerstück Op.79 with A. Galliera and the PO, as well as the 1951 UK Columbia studio recording of Mendelssohn's Andante & Rondo capriccioso, reissued in SACD format by Japan's Warner Classics in 2015.
 

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2. Live Performance Recordings —

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Vanguard Classics - Arrau & Szigeti.
1944 live performances of Beethoven's 10 piano sonatas for violin and piano, recorded by the Library of Congress in Washington DC, re-issued in 1993.

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WHRA - Arrau & Szell.
1945, 46 & 55 live broadcast concerto performances, released in 2010.

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St-Laurent Studio - Schumann.

1944 live radio performance recording of the piano concerto, with Kreuger and the Detroit S.O., plus 1939 studio recording of Carnaval, reisued from 78rpm in 2013.


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St-Laurent Studio - Strauss, Weber.

1947 live concertante recordings for RCA Victor, with Defauw and the Chicago S.O., reisued from 78rpm in 2012.


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Muasic & Arts - Liszt.

1953 live recording of Piano Concerto No.2, with Cantelli and the Philharmonic S.O., New York, reisued in 1989.


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ICA Classics - Chopin, Beethoven.

1954 radio broadcast of Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1 with Klemperer, and 1959 radio broadcast of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 with Dohnányi, both recorded at the Funkhouse, Cologne, and released in 2011.


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Orfeo - Mozart.

1956 all-Mozart Salzburg recital recorded by Österreichischen Rundfunks Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburger, released in 1997.

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Testament - Beethoven.

1957 BBC live concerto recordings with Klemperer, released in 2004.
Including GB Columbia studio recordings of sonatas 24 & 31 (rec. 1958 & 1957).
 

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Ermitage - Beethoven, Schumann, Debussy, Chopin.

1959 live recordings made by the Radiotelevisione della Svizzera Italiana/Rete 2, at the Settimane Musicali di Ascona, Switzerland, released in 1994.


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Altus INA - Beethoven.

1959 live recording of Beethoven's piano concerto No.3, with Carl Schuricht and the Orchestre National de la RTF on its 25th anniversary, at the Théâthre des Champs Elysées, released in Stereo in Japan in 2011.


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APR - Chopin, Schumann.

1960 live recording of Chopin's 24 Préludes Op.28, and 1976 live recording of Schumann's Symphonic Etudes Op.13, both at the Prague Spring Festival, released in 2000.


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BBC Music - Brahms, Schubert.

1963 BBC live recording of Brahms's piano concerto No.2 (Gibson, SNO), and 1959 BBC studio recording of Schubert's Three Piano Pieces D.946, released in 2002.


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Ermitage - Ravel et al.

1963 live recital recorded by RSI, released in 1990.
Including only complete Ravel's  Gapard de la nuit  by Arrau available.


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Ermitage - Beethoven.

1963 live performance of piano sonata No.32 Op.111 recorded at the Teatro Kursaal of Lugano by Radiotelevisione della Svizzera Italiana/Rete 2, released in 1992.
Versions by Backhaus (1960), Arrau (1963), and Badura-Skoda (1987).


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DOREMI - Legendary Treasures.

From 1963 & 1964 live performances, recorded by the Library of Congress, released in 2003.


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Orfeo - Brahms.
1964 live performance of Piano Concerto No.1 with Rafael Kubelik, recorded by Bayerischen Rundfunks at the Herculessaal der Münchner Residenz, München, released in 1999.

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Music & Arts - Mozart.
1964 live performances of Mozart's piano sonatas Nos. 5 (K.283), 8 (K.310), 14 (K.457), 17 (K.570), 18 (K.576), and Fantasie K.475, at the Tanglewood Festival Concert Hall, Massachusetts, first released in 2013.

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Panton - Beethoven.
1967 live performance of Piano Concerto No.3 with Zdenek Kosler and the Prague Symphony Orchestra, recorded by Czechoslovak Radio at the Smetana Hall, Prague, released in 1994.

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DOREMI - Legendary Treasures.

1968 live performances of Brahms's piano concertos with Rozhdestvensky and Beethoven's piano sonatas Nos. 13 and 26, recorded in Moscow, reissued in 2010.


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Music & Arts - Claudio Arrau in Recital.

Live performances of Schumann's piano sonata No.1 (Brescia, Italy, 1969), Beethoven's piano sonatas Nos. 7, 27 & 23 (Brescia, 1973), Beethoven's Eroica variations and piano sonatas Nos.30 & 32 (Brescia, 1977), and Brahms's piano sonata No.3 (Turku, Finland, 1975), first issued in 2012.


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Ermitage - Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin.

1971 live solo performances at the Chiesa del Collegio Papio, Ascona, Switzerland, recorded by Radio della Svitzzera Italiana/Rete 2, released in 1996.


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APR - Beethoven.

1975 live recordings of piano sonatas Nos. 30, 31 & 32 at the Theresa Kaufman Concert Hall, N.Y., released in 2004.


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INA - Brahms.
1976 live concerto performance recorded by Théâtre de Beaulieu, Lausanne, released in 1996.
Including interview in French of Maestro Arrau by Cyril Huvê.

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TAHRA - Schumann.
1977 live performance of Schumann's piano concerto with Eugen Jochum and the Concertgebouw, recorded by NOS Radio, Netherland, released in 1997.

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Orfeo - Liszt, Beethoven.
1982 live solo performances recorded by Österreichischen Rundfunks Großes Festspielhaus, Salzburger, released in 2003.

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BBC Music - Beethoven, Schumann.
First release of 1985 live solo Beethoven performances recorded at the Royal Festival Hall, and second release of 1961 live solo Schumann performance recorded at the BBC TV Studios, London, issued in 2012.

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PRAGA Digitals - Brahms.
SACD release of 1964 (24 April) live performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 with the Bavarian Radio S.O. under Rafael Kubelík in Munich, and 1963 (20 May) solo live performance of Brahms's Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Haendel recorded at Lugano by Radio Svizzera italiana, issued in 2015.

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