Claudio Arrau
1903 - 1991


 Unavailable/Unreleased Audiovisual Items

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

Tu hijo / Amor de madre / Thy Son

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.

Carnegie Hall Recital
Acclaimed, historical recital filmed (apparently only segments preserved).
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.

Interview of Arrau By David Aram - Telecast
Unavailable Journalist David Aram visited and interviewed Caludio Arrau at home (N.Y.). The pianist discusses his Beethoven repertoire and is seen instructing his students on the first movement of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4. Arrau also plays Beethoven's Appassionata Sonata Op.57.
Recorded earlier, it was re-broadcast by PBS TV Station Thirteen on 1st June 1966.
Duration: 90 minutes.
Beetohen's Piano Concerto No. 3 - Telecast

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.

From Bonn Beethoven Recital
 Partly unavailable

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

Teatro la Fenice Recital, Venice
 Unavailable Saturday 7th November 1981:
Recital featuring:
- Beethoven´s Piano Sonata No.13,
- Chopin´s Fantasia Op.49,
- Liszt´s Dante Sonata &
- Schumann's Études symphoniques Op.13.

Video produced and directed by John Lollos, co-produced and edited by Ken Currier, advised by Robert Snyder, written by Frieda Roth, and narrated by Lloyd Moss.
Video Properties In. Copyright 1982.
Concerto Straordinario di Claudio Arrau - Telecast

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.

Portrait of Claudio Arrau

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
- Schubert's Klavierstück in E flat minor D946

This film has been telecast -
> in New York in 1984
> 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.

50 Years of the Spring Festival in Prague

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 10th November 2020