Claudio Arrau
Piano
1903 - 1991

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 Recent Developments - DVDs

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important factual information, as it becomes available, on developments such as recent releases of previously unpublished recordings, reissues of vintage recordings of interest, new printed publications,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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3. Posthumous DVD releases - From 2000
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Masters & Masterworks Productions
Claudio Arrau - A life in music

Total time of DVD: 60 min.

Reissue date and place : 2015. USA.
Technical details: NTSC DVD Video Disc. All regions..

A documentary film by
Academy Award Winner Robert Snyder


Remark:
1977 Video film previously released on film, video and DVD.
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Classic Archive 3073984. 1 BRD (Blue-ray disc)
Great Pianists of the 20th Century
Gould. Michelangeli. Cziffra. Kempff. Ciccolini. François. Arrau. Gilels. Janis. Brendel.
Total time of BRD: 15 hours and 45 minutes.
Technical specifications: Dolby Digital, Dual Mono.
TV Format: NTSC 4.3.  Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
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Subtitled in Deutsch, English, Français & Español.
Release date & place: 2014.
Austria.

Arrau
Schumann
's Piano Concerto Op.54.
London Philharmonic Orchestra, Georges Hurst.
Filmed in London on 8th June 1963.
Schumann
's Carnaval Op.9
Filmed in London on 19th June 1961.
Beethoven
's Piano Sonata No.32 Op.111
Filmed in Paris in 1970.

Remarks
All three recordings previously released on DVD.
'Carnaval' recording also previously released on CD.
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ICA Classics ICAD 5073. 1 DVD video disc.
Van Cliburn Chopin / Claudio Arrau Beethoven
BBC Television Studio recordings, 1959/60
Technical details: Enhanced Mono. B & W.
TV Format: NTSC 4.3.  Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
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Language
: English.
Release date & place: 2012.
Austria.

Arrau/Beethoven


Piano Sonata No.23 Op.57 Appassionata
25' 46". Recorded on 13 October 1959.
Broadcast on 29 November 1959

Bonus
*: Piano Sonata No.32 Op.111
27' 52". Recorded on 22 June 1960.
Broadcast on 30 October 1960, Celebrity Recital.

Plus Cliburn/Chopin

Remarks
*Audiovisual quality of Piano Sonata No.32 is
somewhat impaired, but the performance is unique.
RECORDINGS NEVER PREVIOUSLY RELEASED

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EuroArts 2058678. 1 DVD video disc.
The 80th Birthday Recital
Signature Performance Series. A film by Peter Rosen, 1987
Total time of DVD: 111 min.
Technical specifications: Sound: PCM Stereo. Colour.
TV Format: NTSC 4.3.  Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
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Languages
: English. Subtitled in Deutsch, Français & Español.
Release date & place: 2012.
Austria.

Beethoven
's Sonata No.21 Op.23 Waldstein
Beethoven
's Sonata No.23 Op.57 Appassionata
Debussy
's Reflects dans l'eau - Images Book I
Liszt'
s Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este
Liszt's Ballade No.2 in B minor
Chopin
's Scherzo No.1 in B minor Op.20
Soloist: Claudio Arrau.
Recital recorded live at the Avery Fisher Hall, New York, on 6th February 1983.

Remarks
Recital previously released on VHS and DVD.
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EuroArts 2058668. 1 DVD video disc.
The Maestro and the Masters
Classical Music Video Productions Inc
Peter Rosen Productions Inc 1988
Total time of DVD: 115 min.
Technical specifications: Sound: PCM Stereo. Colour.
TV Format: NTSC 4.3.  Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
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Language
: English. Subtitled in Deutsch, Français & Español.
Release date & place: September 2011.
Austria.

Beethoven
's Sonata No.7 Op.10 No.3
Schubert
's Klavierstücke No.1 D.946
Chopin
's Ballade No.3 Op.47
Liszt'
s Sonetto del Petrarca No.104
Debussy's L'isle joyeuse
Soloist: Claudio Arrau.
Recital recorded live at the Teatro Municipal, Santiago, Chile, on 16th May 1984.
[N.B.: Brahms's Sonata No.3, not included on this DVD, completed the recital]

Beethoven
's Piano Concerto No.4 Op.58
Conductor: Victor Tevah, The Symphony Orchestra of the Chilean National University.
Recorded live at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago on 18th May 1984.

Remarks:
All recital recordings previously released on KULTUR VHS in 1998.
Beethoven Sonata No.7 recording first released on LP OEA 030 in 1984.
Concerto recording previously released on KULTUR VHS in 1988.
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EuroArts 2058658. 1 DVD video disc.
Arrau and Brahms: The Two Romantics
Classical Music Video Productions Inc
Peter Rosen Productions Inc 1988
Total time of DVD: 110 min.
Technical specifications: Sound: PCM Stereo. Colour.
TV Format: NTSC 4.3.  Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
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Language
: English. Subtitled in Deutsch, Français & Español.
Release date & place: July 2011.
Austria.

Brahms's Piano Sonata No.3 Op.5
Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 Op.15

Live at the Teatro Municipal of Santiago in May 1984.
Santiago Philharmonic orchestra.
Conductor: Juan Pablo Izquierdo.
Soloist: Claudio Arrau.

Remarks:
Sonata recording first released on KULTUR VHS in 1998.
Concerto recording previously released on OEA LP in 1984 and KULTUR VHS in 1998.
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EuroArts 2058708. Classic Archive.  2 DVD video discs.
Claudio Arrau - Beethoven Sonatas
Live at the Beethovenhall, Bonn
Westdeutscher Rundfunk Fernsehen
(West German Radio and Television)
Total time of DVDs: 85 mins (1 - 1977) & 105 mins (2 - 1970).
Technical specifications: Sound: PCM Mono.
TV Format: NTSC 4.3.  Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
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Release date & place: June 2011.
Austria.

Disc 1:  Beethovenfest Bonn 1977
(colour)
Piano Sonata No.21 in C major Op.53 Waldstein
Piano Sonata No.3 in C major Op.2 No.3
Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111

Disc 2:  Beethovenfest Bonn 1970
(black & white)
Piano Sonata No.13 in E flat major Op.27 No.1  Quasi una fantasia
Piano Sonata No.30 in e major Op.109
Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
Piano Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor Op.27 No.2 Moonlight
Piano Sonata No.26 in E flat major Op.81a Les adieux

Remarks:
LIVE RECORDINGS NEVER PREVIOUSLY RELEASED.
   

EuroArts 2058648. 1 DVD video disc.
Claudio Arrau The Emperor
A film by Peter Rosen
Total time of DVD: 85 min.
Technical specifications: Sound: PCM Stereo. Colour.
TV Format: NTSC 4.3.  Region Code: 0 (worldwide)
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Language
: English. Subtitled in Deutsch, Français & Español.
Release date & place: June 2011.
Austria.

Biographical information, photographs and interview.

Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5

Live at the Santiago Metropolitan Cathedral in May 1984.
The Symphony Orchestra of the University of Chile.
Conductor: Víctor Tevah. Pianist: Claudio Arrau.

Remarks:
Film first released on VHS and DVD by KULTUR in 1987.

   

WB MGM Archive Collection, USA. DVD.
Charles Vidor's 1954 film Rhapsody
Total time of DVD: 115 min.
Technical specifications: Dolby Digital. Colour.  Mono.

Release date: 2009.


Soundtrack:
Claudio Arrau plays excerpts from -
Rachmaninov:
Piano Concerto No.2
Scriabin: Etude No.12 Op.8
Other composers and works.

Remarks:
Film first released on VHS in 1993.

   

VAI ' Video Artist International' DVD 4388, Mono
Claudio Arrau plays Mozart and Beethoven
Total time of DVD: 58 min.

Release date and place : 2005. New York.
Technical details: NTSC DVD Video. All Regions. B & W..

Mozart:

Sonata A minor KV.310
Interview in French
Be
ethoven:
Sonata No. 32 in C minor Op.111

The Concert Hour / L'heure du concert
Radio Canada Television: Telecast on 5 March 1964

Remark:
Live TV recordings
NEVER PREVIOUSLY RELEASED.

   
EMI Classics : DVD 4928399. International.
Classic Archive.
B & W.
Total time: 113' 00"
Release date: October 2004
Schumann:
Piano concerto in A minor Op 54
George Hurst conductor
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Filrmed iin London on 08.06.1963
Schumann:
Carnaval Op 9
Filmed in London on 19 June 1961

Beethoven:
Piano sonata No. 32 in C minor Op 111
Filmed in Paris in 1970

Remarks:
Bonus - Solomon performs Beethoven's piano sonata No. 23 (Appassionata), filmed in London on 15 January 1956.
RECORDINGS NEVER PREVIOUSLY RELEASED.
   

Philips DVD-VIDEO UCBP-9007.
Claudio Arrau - The 80th Birthday Recital
Total time of DVD: 82:00 min.

Release date and place: 2003. Japan.

Beethoven:
Piano Sonata No.21 Op.53 Waldstein
Piano sonata No.23 Op.57 Appassionata
Debussy
:
Images Book I: Reflets dans l'eau
Liszt
Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este
Ballade No.2 in B minor

Remark:
Live recordings
previously released on VHS and DVD.

   

Philips: DVD 075 092-9. Germany.
The Golden Age of the Piano
Anniversary Issue.
Total time:
Release date: January 2003

Documentary showing several distinguished pianists, including Arrau, peformaning works by various composers, with an Arrau anniversary bonus:
Beethoven
:
Piano concerto No. 4
in A major Op 58
Ricardo Muti, Claudio Arrau
The Philadelphia Orchestra
Recorded at the Philadelphia Academy of Music
in February, 1983.

Remarks:

Both The Golden Age of the Piano and Beethoven's piano concerto No.4 previously released separately.

   

VAI 'Video Artist International' DVD 4216
Great Pianists on the Bell Telephone Hour 1959-1967
Total time of DVD: 129 min.

Release date: 2002.

Beethoven
:
Third movement 'Rondo Allegro' of
Piano concerto No. 5, The Emperor,
with Claudio Arrau.
Donald Voorhees conductor
The Bell Telephone Orchestra
1962 TV Broadcast

Other pianists, composers and works.

Remark:
RECORDING N
EVER PREVIOUSLY RELEASED.
1st and 2nd movements were not taped as the Bell Telephone Hour presented only one movement from concertos.

   

Please see 'Photo Gallery' under 'DVDs' for releases prior to 2000.

End of 'Recent Developments - DVDs' section



This section last updated on 30th October 2015