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Roll perforations by
young Claudio's musical idols
 
Ferruccio Busoni plays Liszt, Bach-Busoni & Chopin from Duo-Art piano rolls.

Reproduced in digital sound by Nimbus Records in its Grand Piano series, UK, 1997.
CD No. NI 8810.
 
Teresa Carreño plays Smetana, Liszt, Schubert, Chopin, Beethoven & Carreño, from Welte & Soehne piano rolls.

Reproduced in digital sound by Pierian, USA, 2004.
CD No. 0022.
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Claudio Arrau's personal musical selections
for an interview by BBC 4's Desert Island Discs programme of 4th July 1960. Recordings available at the time on mono LPs.
 
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Schubert's Symphony No.9 as recorded by the Berlin Philharmonic under Wilhelm Furtwändler for Deutsche Grammophone in 1952.

Beautifully remastered and reissued on CD by Deutsche Grammophone in 1995, as part of its The Originals series.
 
Mono DG 447 439 2.

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Ravel
's La flûte enchantée, from Schéhérazade, recorded for US Columbia by mezzo-soprano Jennie Tourel, with the N.Y. Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Leonard Bernstein, in 1950.

Remastered and reissued on CD by Pearl. England, in 2003.
 
Mono GEM 0198.

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Granados's Los requiebros, from Goyescas, recorded for US Decca by pianist Alicia de Larrocha in 1955.

Remastered and reissued on CD by Deutsche Grammophone, Germany, in 2011.  

Mono DG 477 9527 [Disc 4].
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Saint Saëns's Piano Concerto No.2, recorded in Paris by Peter de Jongh, as rendered by pianist Emil Gilels and the Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire conducted by André Cluytens in 1954.

Remastered and reissued by EMI and the Musical Heritage Society, USA, in 2006/8.

Mono CD 5189871.
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Schönberg's Erwartung, recorded for US Columbia by soprano Dorothy Dow, with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos in 1951.

Columbia LP  ML 4524, USA, 1951.
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Schubert's Die Junge Nonne, recorded by EMI at Abbey Road Studios by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Edwin Fischer in 1952.

Remastered and reissued by EMI Classics, England, in 2012.

Mono CD 50999 6 78751 2 2.
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Schubert's Piano Sonata No.21 in B flat D.960, recorded by pianist Artur Schnabel at Abbey Road Studios, London, in 1939.

Remastered and reissued by EMI Classics, England, in 2009.

Mono CD 50999 2 65064 2 5 [Disc 6].

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Beethoven's late String Quartet No.15 Op.132, recorded by the Koeckert Quartet for Deutscshe Grammophone, Berlin, in 1955.

Remastered and reissued by DG-Tower Records, Japan, in 2012.

Mono CD PROC-1192/8 [Disc 6].

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In Memoriam Claudio Arrau
 

Pianist Jörg Demus digital recordings of a selection of Brahms's solo works.  He concludes his selection with Liszt's Sonetto del Petrarca No.123 in memoriam Claudio Arrau.

Special edition released by the Mürzzuschlag Brahms Museum in 1991.
2CDs, catalogue No. 71672.

 


Claudio Arrau's appreciation
 

Pianist Glenn Gould's digital recordings of six Haydn's late piano sonatas met with Claudio Arrau's approving recognition when stating to a journalist of Le Nouvel Observateur (in as late as June 1991) that he still wanted to record works by various composers, including "thrilling Haydn", of whom he had finally found the appropriate style, along the lines of Glenn Gould's.
 

Compilation released in 2002.
Sony Classical. 2CDs. 88725412932.

 


Martha Argerich's appreciation
 

Pianist Martha Argerich states in a French interview conducted in 2002 to have been overwhelmingly impressed as a 6-year-old child by Claudio Arrau interpreting Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 at the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires in 1947.  The slow middle movement caused a spellbinding, standing effect on her - the most important musical impression of her life.  She points out that she does not play this concerto for fear of what might happen...
 

DVD: Martha Argerich Evening Talks, by Georges Gachot, released by Ideale Audience International, Germany, in 2008.
Medici Arts DVD 3073428.

 


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