Claudio Arrau
Piano
1903 - 1991

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This is a chronological list of audiovisual items featuring Claudio Arrau
which are known to exist or have existed but are unavailable in commercial format.

[01]   
1934/5
Tu hijo / Amor de madre / Thy Son
 
Unavailable

A 1934/5 Mexican film directed and produced by José Bohr trading as Producciones Duquesa Olga.

Claudio Arrau features as a pianist for some 4'30", in a scene where he enters a room and greets three characters before sitting at the piano to play Chopin-Liszt's My joys.

From: 'Arrau: el gran artista latinoamericano', Julio Dorantes Guzmán, 1991, Veracruz.

[02]   
1935
Sueños de Amor / Liebestraüme

  

Unavailable

A 1935 Mexican film directed by José Bohr and produced by Producciones Duquesa Olga.
Claudio Arrau features as Franz Liszt in 'Sueños de Amor' (Liebesträume), an 80-minute film about the composers' life, positively reviewed, whilst showing at the Teatro Campoamor of New York (where it was released on 10th Jabuary 1936), by critic Harry T. Smith of the New York Times of 11 January 1936. The film was assessed as highly entertaining, well acted and supported, with excellent musical performances, and a realistic atmosphere.
Arrau performs Liszt´s Liebesträume, and La chasse.
The film includes orchestral performances of other Liszt's works.
http://cinemexicano.mty.itesm.mx/directores/jose_bohr.html
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0228908/

[03]   
1954
Carnegie Hall Recital
 Unavailable
Acclaimed, historical recital filmed (apparently only segments preserved).
[04]  
1961
Pablo Casals Festival
Available for use
in library only

Performance of Brahms's Trio No.2 for piano, violin and cello Op.87, with Isaac Stern and Pablo Casals on 27th June in San Juan, Puerto Rico, as part of the '1961 Pablo Casals Festival'.
Approximate.duration: 33 minutes.

Unique recording held by:
>> the Library of Congress in Washington, Catalog No. 91480576, Audio.
>> and the New York Public Library, VHS black and white 1/2 inch videocassette, remastered in 1990.

[05]  
1976
Beetohen's Piano Concerto No. 3 - Telecast
 Unavailable

Performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3, with Rafael Kubelík conducting the New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
"Live from Lincoln Centre" Telecast Series, hosted by Dick Cavett, aired on 20 November, 1976.

[06]   
1977
From Bonn Beethoven Recital
 Partly unavailable

From Recital of 10 September, 1977:
Eroica Variations
UNITEL Video
Sonatas Nos. 21, 3 & 32 in this recital released on DVD by EuroArts in 2011

[07]  
1984
Concerto Straordinario di Claudio Arrau - Telecast
 Unavailable

Extraordinary concert/recital of Claudio Arrau at La Scala di Milano on 15th October, as part of the Community of Milan's Musical Evening Series, recorded and broadcast by the RAI - Italian National Television.

[08]  
1984
Portrait of Claudio Arrau
 Unavailable

A 55-minute British film portrait, directed by Alan Benson, where Maestro Arrau speaks about his long, event-filled life and performs the following works -
> Beethoven's F minor sonata Appassionata,
> Chopin's Ballade in A flat major Op 47,
> Debussy's L'isle joyeuse,
> Liszt's Petrarch Sonett 104 from Années de Pélerinage, and
> Schubert's Klavierstück in E flat minor D946.


This film has been telecast -
> in New York in 1984
http://arrausite.free.fr/Index.html
> through Classica TV Channel (for Germany and Austria, with access from Italy, France and Japan) on 04 December 1997,
> in France, with the title ‘Le dernier des géants’, by Arte et France in 1999, and
> in Germany, with the title 'Claudio Arrau - Ein Grandseigneur", by Fernsehen TV Channel on Sunday 16 January 2005 at 12:00 noon.

[9]  
1995
50 Years of the Spring Festival in Prague
 Unavailable

A Bohemia Art Video production entilted '50 Years of the Spring Festival in Prague' was broadcast on 1st July by Channel 11 of the NHK BSTV (Japan Broadcasting Corporation's [Nippon Hõsõ Kyõkai's] Satelite Transmission Television) from 01:30 pm to 02:30 pm local time.

This 60-minute, colour, private video recording shows segments from the 1946 First Spring Festival in Prague, as well as of musicians who participated in the Festival over the past 50 years.

Soloists include Claudio Arrau, Pierre Fournier, Lev Oborin, David Oistrakh, Svyatoslav Richter, Artur Rubinstein, and Daniil Shafran.

Conductors with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra include Karel Ancerl, Ernest Ansermet, Leonard Bernstein, Adrian Boult, Herbert von Karajan, Rafael Kubelik, Yevgeni Mravinsky, Charles Munch, Hermann Scherchen, Leopold Stokowski, and Vaclav Talich.


End of 'Unavailable/Unreleased Audiovisial Items' section


Please also see 'Known Repertoire' section in 'Miscellanea'.

This subsection last updated on 5th November 2017