Claudio Arrau
Piano
1903 - 1991

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 Recent Developments - CDRs

The Recent Developments section aims at displaying important factual information, as it becomes available, on developments such as recent releases of previously unpublished recordings, reissues of vintage recordings of interest, new printed publications,
and other such relevant events as from the year 2000.

1.   Posthumous CD releases
2.   Posthumous CDR releases
3.   Posthumous DVD releases
4.   Posthumous PRINTED MEDIA releases

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2. Posthumous CDR releases - from 2000 to date

Wolrd Music Xpress: WME-M-CDR-1330. One CDR.
Release date: 2009.  Release place: USA Japan.
Total duration: 48' 54"
Technical detials: ADD Mono.

Live recording. Paris, 25th September 1958.

Brahms/Arrau:
Piano Concerto No.1 Op.15

Igor Markevitch conducting the
Orchestre National de France, ORTF.
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Remarks:

Some sudden, transient noise in the 2nd movement,
more of the same in the 3rd.

VIBRATO: VLL 380. One CDR.
Late Live Recordings
Release date: 2009.  Release place: USA Japan.
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Live recording at Beethoven Hall, Stuttgart, on 23rd March 1977

Brahms/Arrau:
Piano Concerto No.2 Op.83

Uri Segal conducting the RSO Stuttgart.
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Remarks:

RECORDING NEVER PREVIOUSLY RELEASED.

Wolrd Music Express WME-M-CDR-1097/98. ADD Mono.
2 CDs. Total time: 116' 28"
Release date: 2009  USA Japan

Weber:
Konzertstücke in F minor. Broadcast on 11 March 1945
Strauss:
 Burleske in D minor. [Wrong date stated]
Chopin:
 Piano Concerto No.2 Op.21. [Wrong date stated]
Liszt:
 Piano Concerto No.2. S.125. [Wrong date stated]
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1 Op.15. [Wrong date stated]

C. Arrau / G. Szell / New York Philharmonic

Remarks

Sound quality of these 1945-55 radio broadcasts is very poor, except for the Beethoven Concerto, which is just acceptable.

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Antec Music: AM3584/85. 2 CDRs.
Release date: 2009.  Release place: Hong Kong.
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Public performances at the
Sendessaal, Cologne, on 5 April 1968

Disc 2:
Brahms/Arrau: Piano Concerto No.1 Op.15

Disc 1:
Haydn's Symphony No.100
Alban Berg's Drei Orchesterstücke Op.6

Ferdinand Leitner conducting the WDR Sinfonieorchester.
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Remarks:  
Arrau's recording previoulsy released on CDR by En Larmes.

Past Classics:  SP521.  1 CD-R.
"the very best of claudio arrau"
Released in January 2009 by Saland Publishing UK
Total running time: 54'13"

Ramdom collection of movements from works recorded for unidentified labels. They appear to be from recordings made for UK Columbia and Parlophone, transferred at a slightly fast speed.

*Schubert
's Impromptu No.1 D.946
Chopin's Trois nouvelles études
Beethoven's Piano concerto No.3, 1st movement
Chopin's Études Nos. 9, 11 & 12, Op.25
*Debussy's Jardins sous la pluie
Mendelssohn's Andante and Rondo Capriccioso Op.14


Remarks:
*Two of the transfers jump one groove each.
All works previously released in full and with better transfers
by major labels on CD.

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Past Classics:  SP524.  1 CD-R.
"claudio arrau plays carnaval op.9 by robert schumann"
Released in Janaury 2009 by Saland Publishing UK
Total running time: 24'16"

Unidentified original source. This appears to be the recording made for Parlpphone in 1939, transferred at a slightly fast speed.

Schumann
's Carnaval Op.9

Remarks:  
Recording previously released on CD by major labels with better transfers.
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Von-Z: S-2-276/7  CDR ADD Stereo
Total time: 113' 33"
Release date: 2008  E.E.C. Japan

Mozart
Live performances recorded on 03.07.1964
Arrau: Piano Concerto No.15 in B flat major KV 450
. 25' 44"

March in D major KV 238
Kyrie from Mass No.18 in C minor KV 427 'Great Mass'
Symphony No.36 in C major KV 425 'Linz'

Erich Leinsdorf conducting

The Boston Symphony Orchestra, in Tanglewood

Remarks:

RECORDINGS NEVER PREVIOUSLY RELEASED

FKM (Fachmann für Klassischer Musik) 263/4:
CDRs ADD Stereo  U.S.A. Japan
Total time: 39' 28" + 49' 07" = 88' 35"
Release date: 2008

Beethoven / Arrau / Giulini
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major Op 73
Symphony No.3 in E flat major Op.55

Carlo Maria Giulini
conducting
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rec. 1978

Remarks
:

ARRAU RECORDING NEVER PREVIOUSLY RELEASED.

Claves Records Digital Only: DO 50-2725  1 CDR
Technical details: ADD [Mono]

Total time: 49' 40"
Release date & place: 2007


Brahms:
Piano Concerto No. 2 in in B flat major Op 83
Live performance recorded in Montreux on 15.09.1959
by Radio Suisse Romande

Paul Klecki/Kletzki
conducting the
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

Remarks:

RECORDING NEVER PREVIOUSLY RELEASED

Past Classics : SP012.  1 CD-R
Total time: 34' 53"
Release date: 2007
by Saland Publishing UK


Beethoven:
Piano concerto No. 3 in C minor Op 37
1947 US Columbia recording
Eugene Ormandy conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra

Remarks:

Recording previously released on CD by Dante, Artone & Naxo
s

Warning:
This CDR, issued in Japan in 2007 by the fringe World Music Express label, showing a "Made in the USA" statement, contains recordings of works wrongly claimed to have been performed by Claudio Arrau.

Wolrd Music Express WME-S-CDR-1029/30 ADD Stereo
Total time: 122' 04"
Release date: 2006  USA Japan

Arrau:  Liszt
's Piano Concerto No.2.
New York Philharmonic. Avery Fisher Hall..
Rec. on 11, 12, 13 or 16.02.1982.

Mahler's Symphony No.3
Minnesota Chorale and Minnesota Orchestra
Rec. on 13.02.1981

Klaus Tennstedt conducting
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Remarks:

ARRAU RECORDING NEVER PREVIOUSLY RELEASED.

En Larmes: ELS 05-634  CDR ADD Stereo
Total time: 24' 34" + 49' 06" = 73' 40"
Release date: 2005 U.S.A.

Brahms:
Piano concerto No. 1 in D minor Op 15
Live performance recorded on 05.04.1968
Haydn
:
Symphony No. 100 in A major
Ferdinand Leitner conducting

The WDR
Symphony Orchestra, Cologne
Remarks:

RECORDINGS NEVER PREVIOUSLY RELEASED.
CDR code also shown as ELS 04-634 on disc.

En Larmes: ELS 03-368  CDR
Total time: 34' 56" + 19' 19" = 53' 75"
Release date: 2003 U.S.A.


Beethoven:
Piano concerto No. 4 in A major Op 58
Live performance recorded on 19.07.1980
Stravinsky
:
L'oiseau de feu
Gary Bertini conducting

The Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra

Remarks:
LIVE RECORDINGS NEVER PREVIOUSLY RELEASED.

En Larmes: ELS 02-221  CDR
Total time: 20' 26" + 18' 50" + [30' 44"] = 70' 00"
Release date: 2002 U.S.A.

Liszt:   Piano concerto No. 2 in A major
Strauss, R:  Burleske in D minor

Klauss Tennstedt conducting the NDR-Sinfonieorchester
Live recordings made on 09 May 1977.
Beethoven:

Symphony No. 5 in C minor

Klauss Tennstedt conducting the
Philharmonischesorchester Kiel
Live recording made on 20 March 1980
Remarks:

Strauss's work recording previously released on CDR by
TIENTO in 1998.

En Larmes: ELS 02-212  CDR
Total time: 70' 11"

Release date: 2002 U.S.A.
Beethoven:
Piano concerto No. 4 in A major Op 58
Symphony No.5 in C minor Op 67
Leonard Bernstein conducting
The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra

Recorded in Munich on 17.10.1976

Remarks:

Live performance in benefit of Amnesty International.
Three "0" Clasics: : TH084  CDR
Total time: 20' 38" + 32' 35" = 53' 13"
Release date: 2001 U.S.A.
Liszt:
Piano concerto No. 2 in A major
Klaus Tennstedt conducting
The NDR Symphony Orchestra, 09.05.1977
Schumann:
Piano concerto in A minor
Rafael Kubelik, conducting
The Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,
April 1968, Munich.

Remarks:

Live performances never released on CD.
Schumann's wrongly dated on CDR
FKM (Fachmann für Klassischer Musik):
FKM  CDR 76
U.S.A.
Total time: 40' 58" + 19' 34" = 60' 32"
Release date: 2000
Beethoven:
Piano concerto No. 5 in E flat major Op 73
Eugen Jochum
conducting
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Rec. 17.04.1986
Strauss
:
Burleske in D minor
Horst Stein conducting
The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Rec. 18.03.1982
Remarks
:

LIVE RECORDINGS NEVER PREVIOUSLY RELEASED.

FKM (Fachmann für Klassischer Musik):
FKM  CDR 1018 U.S.A.
Total time: 59' 25"
Release date: 2000
Beethoven:
Piano sonata No. 26 Op 81a Les adieux
Piano sonata No. 23 Op 57 Appassionata
Liszt:
Après une lecture du dante
Recorded on 15.08.1982
Remarks:

Unacknowledged live recordings from the 1982 Salzburg Festival.
See Orfeo d'or CD, 2003.

End of 'Recent Developments - CDRs' section



This section last updated on 4th June 2011