Claudio Arrau
Piano
1903 - 1991

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 'ArrauHouse' - A Chronology 

 Middle Period - 1941 to 1962

1941 entries continued from the previous 'Development Period' section.
1941    
1941
U.S.A.
On arrival to the US in October, Claudio Arrau engages the services of Mrs. Friede Rothe-Sterling as his personal manager and artistic representative, an association that was to last for life.

Friede was born in 1914 to a Jewish family.  As a young student, she took u
p piano lessons, but later developed her interests in musicology and literature, to become a music journalist and writer in New York.  She also directed the local publicity office of Boosey & Hawkes Publishing until early in 1941, when she left to set up her own publicity agency in New York.

Amongst her first clients were mezzo-soprano Jennie Tourel (Davidovich);  violinists Mischa Elman and Tossy Spivakovsky;  pianists Claudio Arrau, Rudolf Firkusny and Geza Anda;  then pianist and conductor Leonard Bernstein, and conductors Fritz Reiner, Jascha Horenstein, and William Steinberg.
1941
U.S.A.
Arrau performances as a soloist with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, under Musical Director Fritz Reiner, at the Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Friday 25th October and Sunday 27th October.

[This entry needs completion]

1941

U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at Carnegie Hall, New York, on Friday 14th November in the evening.

The programme included:

>  Mozart's Sonata in D K.576
>  Schumann's Fantasia in C Op.17
*
>  Weber's Sonata No.1 in C major Op.24
>  Ravel's Ondine (Gaspard de la nuit)
>  Debussy's Danse
>  Granados
's Quejas o La maja y el ruiseñor

                             (Goyescas, Book I)
>  plus encores
H
Highly appreciative critique by Olin Downes in The New York Times of 15th November.

[Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 15 Nov 1941]

[*Some sources show Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy in C major instead]

1941
Canada

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Franz Liszt's Piano Concerto No.2 and César Franck's Symphonic Variations, as guest artist with the Orchestre de la societé des concerts symphoniques de Montréal conducted by Désiré Defauw at 6:30 pm on Tuesday 18th November.

The programme also comprised Rimsky-Korsakoff's Antar Symphony & Stravinsky's Fire Bird Suite, and was broadcast over the CBC-CBK and CJRC radio networks.

Extraordinary acclaim by the press.

Sources:
[The Winnipeg Tribune, Manitoba, 18 November 1941]

[Calgary Herald, Calgary, Alberta, 18 November 1941]
[The Gazette, Montreal, Quebec, 18 November 1941]
[The Gazette, Montreal, Quebec, 19 November 1941]
[Electronic copy of printed concert progrmme]


N.B.: Press announcements of a performance by Claudio Arrau of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.3 at this event was a misprint.

1941
U.S.A.
The New York Times of 7th December reviews Claudio Arrau's first recordings for the Victor label:  Mozart's Sonata No. 5 in G  KV283 and Sonata No. 17 in D  KV576:
"... a blend of lightness, clarity and lyricism".
1941
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Conservatory of Music of the Peabody Institute, City of Baltimore (Maryland), on Friday 12th December at 4 o'clock.  The programme was  The Seventh Peabody Recital of the 1941-42 Season, and included works of Beethoven, Schumann, Ravel and Debussy.

[Source: Electronic copy of autographed cover of the printed programme]
This entry needs completion.
1941/2
World
Recitals and concerts by Claudio Arrau in all major cities of the world, except Peking.

This endeavour was to become the hallmark of his legendary, unrelenting artistic activity which, throughout the decades, meant marathon schedules exceeding one hundred appearances per year in solo recitals and concerts with all major orchestras of the world, including annual tours of the U.S. repeated until 1989 inclusive.
1941/6
U.S.A.
Arrau makes recordings for the Victor label including works by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, R. Strauss, Weber, and his first commercial recording of an orchestral work in the U.S.: Schumann's Piano Concerto with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Karl Krueger in 1944.
Undated Entries
1941
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau's tour of the U.S. greeted with the highest critical acclaim. Highly appreciative reviews from the US media, including Time Magazine, The New York Times, and most others.
1941
U.S.A.
Contextual note:
Once settled and engaged in musical activities, Claudio Arrau ha
s opportunities to meet again in New York and elsewhere in the United States, over the following months and years, numerous colleagues, artists and intellectuals he had known well whilst in Germany, who had departed from Germany either before or after he himself left for Chile early in May 1940.
1941
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau resumes in the USA his teaching activities interrupted in Europe.
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1942    
1942
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau concert performance with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on New Year's Day - 1st January.

This entry needs completion.
1942
Canada
Tour of Canada by Claudio Arrau this year, greeted with the highest critical acclaim.
1942
Canada
Debut recital by Claudio Arrau at the Women's Musical Club of Winnipeg on Monday 5th January

Works performed were:
> Bach: Italian concerto
> Beethoven: Sonata No.18 in E flat major op.31 No.3 The Hunt
> Schumann: Carnaval
> Debussy: Voiles
> Debussy: Feux d'artifice
> Ravel: Jeux d'eau
Encore:
> Chopin-Liszt: Chanson Polonaise

[Source: The Winnipeg Tribune, Manitoba, 6 Jan 1942]

Note: Announced Chopin's Scherzo in E major was excluded from the performance.

[Source: The Winnipeg Tribune, Manitoba, 27 Dec 1941]
1942
U.S.A.
Full cover page photograph of Claudio Arrau on 'Musical America' magazine of 10th January, published in New York.
1942
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Bradford Senior High School Auditorium on Monday 12th January in the evening, interpreting works by:

> Haydn,
> Brahms,
> Chopin,
> Liszt,
> Granados,
> Ravel and
> Debussy.  
Two encores:
- Chopin-Liszt's Polish Song, and
- Liszt's Un sospiro.


[Source: Bradford Evening Star, Pennsylvania, 13 Jan 1942]
This entry needs completion.
1942
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau records J.S.Bach's Goldberg Variations for the Victor label on 78 rpm masters in January and March.

N.B.: Recording first ever released in 1988 as RCA Gold Seal CD 7841-2-RG.
1942
U.S.A.
Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under conductor Richard Burgin at the Boston Symphony Hall on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th January.

The programme likewise included Schoenberg's orchestration of Brahms's Piano Quintet in G minor.

[Source: Concert Annals]
1942
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau organized by the Civic Music Association, held at the Sandusky High School Auditorium on Tuesday 20th January in the evening, with a formidable programme consisting of:
I
> Haydn: Andante con Variazioni
> Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel
II
> Chopin: Ballade in A-flat major
> Chopin: Scherzo in E major
> Liszt: Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
> Liszt: Étude in F minor
III
> Granados: La maja y el ruiseñor
> Ravel: Jeux d'eau
> Debussy: Fireworks


[Source: The Sandusky Register, Ohio, 21 Jan 1942]
1942
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau's concerto performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under Serge Koussevitzky, twice in January 1942.
[Note that repeat appearances in one season used to be unprecedented for an artist]
.

This entry needs completion.
1942
U.S.A.

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Concerto for Pianoforte No.4 in G major Op.58, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Richard Burgin, at the Boston Symphony Hall on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th January, as part of the Sixty-First Season 1941-1942.

The programme also included:
Vivaldi's Concerto for Violin and String Orchestra in A minor, arranged by Tividar Nachéz (solo part played by multiple violins), and
Dvorak's Symphony No.5 in E minor From the New World Op.95.

N.B. Repeat appearance in one season was unprecedented for an artist.

[Source: Printed concert programme]

1942
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Simonsen High School Auditorium on Monday 16th February in the evening, under the auspices of the Civic Music Association.

The programme comprised the following works:
I
> Haydn: Andante con Variazioni
> Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel Op.24
II
> Chopin: Ballade in A-flat major
> Chopin: Scherzo in E major
> Liszt: Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
> Liszt: Étude in F minor
III
> Granados: La maja y el ruiseñor
> Ravel: Jeux d'eau
> Debussy: Feux d'artifice


[Source: Jefferson City Post-Tribune, Missouri, 16 Feb 1942]
1942
U.S.A.
Concerto performances by Claudio Arrau with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Frederick Stock, twice early in March.
[Note that repeat appearances in one season used to be unprecedented for an artist]
.

This entry needs completion.
1942
U.S.A.
An article entitled "Arrau Makes Hay", in TIME Magazine of 23th March, praises Claudio Arrau for his quick rise to fame in the USA after his Carnegie Hall recitals in the Autumn of 1941.  
Arrau is commended for his prodigious technique, thorough repertoire, sober modesty, and
true greatness.
1942
Puerto Rico
Claudio Arrau performances in San Juan in mid March.

[This entry needs completion]
1942
Argentina
Performance by Claudio Arrau of César Franck's Symphonic Variations and Franz Liszt's Piano Concerto No.2, at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires on Sunday 12th April at 6:00 pm, with maestro Alberto Wolff conducting the Teatro Colón Standing Orchestra. [Autumn 1942 Season, First Subscription Concert].

The programme also included Berlioz's 'Benvenuto Cellini' Overture, and Shostakovitz's Symphomy No.1.

.
[Source: Printed concert programme]
1942
Argentina
Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 Op.73, at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires on Saturday 25th of April at 6:00 pm, with Juan José Castro conducting the Teatro Colón Standing Orchestra.  [Autumn 1942 Season, First Extraordinary Concert].

The programme also
comprised Beethoven's 'Coriolan' Overture, and Juan José Castro's Biblical Symphomy for Chorus and Orchestra.

[Source: Printed concert programme].
1942
Argentina

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven Complete Piano Sonata Cycle at the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires in a series of six subscription recitals over April and May:

First recital - Sunday 19th April at 6:00 pm*
I
> Sonata No.1 en Fa menor Op.2 No.1
> Sonata No.2 en La mayor Op.2 No.2
II
> Sonata No.3 en Do mayor Op.2 No.3
III
> Sonatina No.25 en Sol mayor Op.79
> Sonata característica No.26 en Mi bemol mayor Op.81 Les adieux

Second recital - Sunday 26th April at 6:00 pm*
I
> Sonata No.5 en Do menor Op.10 No.1
> Sonata No.6 en Fa mayor Op.10 No.2
II
> Sonata No.7 en Re mayor Op.10 No.3
> Sonata No.24 en Fa sostenido mayor Op.78
III
> Sonata No.22 en Fa mayor Op.54
> Sonata No.23 en Fa menor Op.57 Appassionata

Third recital - Saturday 2nd May at 6:00 pm*
I
> Sonata No.4 en Mi bemol mayor Op.7
II
> Sonata No.9 en Mi mayor Op.14 No.1
> Sonata No.10 en Sol mayor Op.14 No.2
III
> Sonata No.15 en Re mayor Op.28 Pastoral
IV
> Sonata No.13 en Mi bemol mayor Op.27 No.1 Quasi una fantasia.
> Sonata No.14 en Do sostenido menor Op.27 No.2 Quasi una fantasia. Claro de luna.

Fourth recital - Wednesday 6th May at 6:00 pm*
I
> Sonata fácil No.19 en Sol menor Op.49 No.1
> Sonata fácil No. 20 en Sol mayor Op.49 No.2
> Sonata No.16 en Sol mayor Op.31 No.1
II
> Sonata No.17 en Re menor Op.31 No.2
> Sonata No.18 en Mi bemol mayor Op.31 No.3
III
> Sonata No.21 en Do mayor Op.53 La aurora

Fifth recital - Sunday 10th May at 6:00 pm*
I
> Sonata No.8 en Do menor Op.13 Patética
II
> Sonata No.11 en Si bemol mayor Op.22
> Sonata No.29 en Si bemol mayor Op.106 Hammer-Klavier

Sixth recital - Friday 15th May at 6:15 pm*
I
> Sonata No.12 en La bemol mayor Op.26 Marcha fúnebre
II
> Sonata No.27 en Mi menor Op.90 [misprint in programme]
> Sonata No.28 en La mayor Op.101
III
> Sonata No.30 en Mi mayor Op.109
> Sonata No.31 en La bemol Op.110
IV
> Sonata No.32 en do menor Op.111
.

[Source: Printed cycle schedule]
[*Source: Printed recital programme]

1942

 

 

 

 


Uruguay

 

 

 

 


Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven Complete Piano Sonata Cycle at the Teatro Solís of Montevideo, in a series of six subscription recitals over April and May, as part of the 1942 Concert Season run by the Organización Musical Daniel:

First recital: Wednesday 22nd April at 5:45 pm

> Sonata No.1 en fa menor Op.2 No.1
> Sonata No.2 en la mayor Op.2 No.2
> Sonata No.3 en do mayor Op.2 No.3
> Sonata No.25 en sol mayor Op.79
> Sonata No.26 en mi bemol mayor Op.81a  Los adioses

[Source: Printed recital programme]

Second recital: Wednesday 29th April at 5:45 pm

> Sonata No.5 en do menor Op.10 No.1
> Sonata No.6 en fa mayor Op.10 No.2
> Sonata No.7 en re mayor Op.10 No.3
> Sonata No.24 en fa sostenido mayor Op.78  Para Teresa
> Sonata No.22 en fa mayor Op.54
> Sonata No.23 en fa menor Op.57  Apasionada

[Source: Printed recital programme]

Third recital: Friday 8th May at 5:45 pm

> Sonata No.4 en mi bemol mayor Op.7
> Sonata No.9 en mi mayor Op.14 No.1
> Sonata No.10 en resol mayor Op.14 No.2
> Sonata No.15 en re mayor Op.28
> Sonata No.13 en mi bemol mayor Op.27 No.1
> Sonata No.14 en do sostenido menor Op.27 No.2 Claro de luna

[Source: Printed recital programme]

1942
Uruguay
Fourth recital by Claudio Arrau of the complete Beethoven sonata cycle at the Teatro Solís of Montevideo on Monday 11th May at 5:45 pm, including Sonatas Nos.16, 17, 18, 19, 20, and 21 La aurora.

[Source:
Printed recital programme for 8 May]
1942
Uruguay
Fifth and Sixth recitals by Claudio Arrau of the complete Beethoven sonata cycle at the 'Teatro Solís' of Montevideo scheduled for Wednesday 13th May, and Friday 29 May.

[Source: The Teatro Solís
, 150 Years of Opera, Concert and Ballet in Montevideo, 2003, by Susana Salgado]
This entry needs further specification.
1942
Argentina
Claudio Arrau's recital at the 'Teatro Nacional de Comedia - Cervantes' of Buenos Aires on Monday 1st June, presented by the 'Asociación Wagneriana de Buenos Aires', featuring the following programme:
I
> Mozart: Fantasía KV.475
> Mozart: Sonata en Do menor KV.457
II
> Schumann: Humoresque [deleted]
> Liszt: Balada en Si menor
> Liszt: Estudio transcendental en Fa menor
III
> Debussy: Homenaje a Rameau
> Debussy: Mouvement
> Debussy: Jardines bajo la lluvia
> Debussy: Golliwog's Cakewalk
> Bartók: Allegro barbaro


[Source: Printed recital programme]
1942
Uruguay

Claudio Arrau's farewell recital at the Teatro Solís, Montevideo, as part of the Temporada Oficial de Conciertos de 1942, on Monday 8th June at 5:45 pm, with a programme consisting of:
I
> Mozart:  Fantasía K.475 y sonata en do menor K.457
II
> Schumann:  Humoresque Op.20
> Liszt:  Balada en si menor
> Liszt:  Estudio trascendental en fa menor
III
> Debussy:  Homenaje a Rameau
> Debussy:  Movimiento
> Debussy:  Jardines bajo la lluvia

> Debussy:  Golliwoggs Cake Walk
> Bartók:  Alegro bárbaro


[Source: Printed recital programme]

1942
Chile
Claudio Arrau concert performances with Chile's Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile] under Erich Kleiber at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago.

First concert on Sunday 26th July at 6:00 pm
:
Soldout.

Second concert on Wednesday 29th July at 6:00 pm:
Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor.

[Source: El Mercurio, Santiago. Date?]
This entry needs completion.


1942
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau contributes an article for the August edition of "The Etude" Music Magazine, published in Philadelphia, entitled Creative Technic for the Piano, where Arrau discourses about technique development only as a means of realizing interpretation and expression. [Pages 511, 512, and 562]
1942
U.S.A.
On 23rd August, The New York Times critic Howard Taubman reviews Claudio Arrau's recordings of Beethoven's Theme and Variations in F Op 34, and Theme and Variations in E flat (Eroica Variations) Op 35, for the Victor label [DM-892].
"
...brilliant", "flavoursome", "well recorded performances..."
1942
Peru
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Nacional' of Lima late in August.

[This entry needs completion]
1942
Peru

Claudio Arrau's second and farewell recital at the 'Teatro Nacional' of Lima on Sunday 30th August at 9:00 pm, with a programme including the following works:

> Mozart:  Sonata in G major
> Beethoven:  Sinata No.26 in E flat major Op.81a Les adieux

Intermission
> Liszt:  Ballada in B minor
> Chopin:  Ballade in F minor
> Chopin:  Scherzo in E major 
 
Intermission
> Ravel: Ondine
> Ravel:  Hommage à Rameau
> Debussy:  Mouvement 

> Debussy:  La puerta del vino
> Debussy:  L' isle joyeuse

[Source: Autographed printed programme]

1942
Mexico

Claudio Arrau recitals on Friday 25th, Monday 28th, and Wednesday 30th September, as well as on Friday 2nd October.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]

1942
U.S.A.
An article headed 'Almost Unprecedented Number of Recitals ', in 'Variety' (USA) magazine of 21st October, calls attention to the fact that, in his second year in the USA, Claudio Arrau has now been set for more recitals and concerts than any pianist since the hey-day of Pederewski in 1922-23, with 70 engagements so far for the 1942-43 season.
1942
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau, sponsored by The Y.M. & Y.W.H.A. Musical Society, at The Morris Kaufmann Memorial Auditorium, Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania), on Sunday 25th October in the evening, comprising an extended programme which included:
I
> Beethoven:  Sonata in E flat major Op.81a Les adieux
> Brahms:  Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel
II
> Schumann:  Humoresque Op.20
III
> Liszt:  Ballade in B minor
> Bartók:  Allegro barbaro
> Debussy:  L'isle joyeuse
> Poulenc:  Capriccio italien

[Source: Printed recital programme]
1942
Canada
Claudio Arrau's second appearance in Winnipeg this year, with a recital at the Auditorium on Monday 9th October at 8:40 pm, forming part of the Celebrity Concert Series.

The programme comprised the following works:
> Mozart: Sonata in D
> Schumann: Fantasia in C major
> Weber: First Sonata in C major
> Ravel: Ondine
> Debussy: Danse
Encores:
> Chopin-Liszt: Polish Song
> Debussy: Golliwog's Cake Walk
> Liszt: Concert Study in D flat
> Debussy: Fireworks


[Sources: TheWinnipeg Tribune, Manitoba, of 3, 7, 9 & 10 Nov 1942]
1942
U.S.A.

Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Harrisburg Forum on Thursday 22nd October, under the auspices of the Wednesday Club Civic Music Association.

The programme consisted of the following works:
> Haydn: Andante with Variations
> Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel Op.24
> Chopin: Ballade in A flat major
> Chopin: Scherzo in E major
> Liszt: Étude in F minor
> Liszt: Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
> Granados: The Lover and the Nightingale
> Ravel: Jeux d'eau
> Debussy: Fireworks
Encores:
> Chopin-Liszt: Polish Song
> Liszt: Étude de concert

[Sources: Harrisburg Telegraph and The Evening News, Pennsylvania, 23 Oct 1942]

1942
U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau's piano recital at Carnegie Hall, New York, on Wednesday 28th October in the evening.

The programme included: 
> Mozart's Piano Sonata in G major K.283;
> Brahms's Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel
    Op.24;
> Schumann's Humoresque Op.20;
> Liszt's Ballade No.2 in B minor s.171:
> Bartók's Allegro barbaro;
> Debussy's L'isle joyeuse;
> Poulenc's Caprice italien (Napoli suite);
Several encores, amongst them:
> Chopin's Étude in E minior Op.25 No.5
> Debussy's Golliwog's Cake-Walk (Children's Corner)

Superlative praise, with minor "buts" regarding the Teutonic works, by a reviewer for The New York Times of 29th October.
[Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 29 Oct 1942]
[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives ]

1942
U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on Friday 6th November in the afternoon.

[Source: The Edwardsville Intelligencer, Illinois, 7 Nov 1942]
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1942
Canada

Second Winnipeg recital by Claudio Arrau this year and debut at the Winnipeg Auditorium, forming part of the Celebrity Concert series, on Monday 9th November.

The programme comprised the following works:
> Mozart: Piano Sonata in D
> Schumann: Fantasia in C major
> Weber: First sonata in C major
> Ravel: Ondine
> Debussy: Danse
Encores:
> Chopin-Liszt: Polish Song
> Debussy: Golliwog's Cake Walk
> Liszt: Concert Study in D flat
> Debussy: Fireworks
[Souce: The Winnipeg Tribune, Manitoba, 10 Nov 1942]

The announced Granados's La maja y el ruiseñor was excluded from the performance.
[Source: The Winnipeg Tribune, Manitoba, 31 Oct 1942]

1942
Canada
Recital by Claudio Arrau at Edmonton's Empire Theatre on Wednesday 11th November, sponsored by The Women's Musical Club of Edmonton, Alberta.

The programme included:
> Bach, J.S.: Italian Concerto
> Beethoven: Sonata in E flat major
> Schumann: Carnaval
> Chopin: Scherzo No.4 in E major
> Ravel: Jeux d'eau
> Debussy: Voiles
> Debussy: Feux d'artifice
Encores:
> Chopin-Liszt: Polish song
> Liszt: Étude de concert

Extraordinary press acclaim:
"Boundaries and frontiers were wiped out in a bewitching piano performance..."
"...something rarely equalled amongst pianists today".

[Source: The Edmonton Journal, Alberta, 12 & 14 Nov 1942]
1942
U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Amarillo High School Auditorium, Texas, presented by the Civic Music Association on Sunday 6th December in the afternoon. 

The programme consisted of:
I
> Haydn: Andante con Variazioni
> Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel
II
> Chopin: Ballade in A flat major
> Chopin: Scherzo in E major
> Liszt: Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
> Liszt: Étude in F minor
III
> Granados: La maja y el ruiseñor
> Ravel: Jeux d'eau
> Debussy: Feux d'artifice / Fireworks

[Source: Amarillo Daily News, Texas, 7 Dec 1942]

1942/3
U.S.A.
US tour:  Claudio Arrau played with the Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland, New York Philharmonic, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, and San Francisco Orchestras.

With the Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras,
in January and March 1942, respectively, Arrau had the added rare distinction of being invited back to play twice in the same season [
please see above].

Undated Entries
1942-47
U.S.A.

The Arrau family settles residence in Forest Hills, New York, in 1942, where they lived until 1947. 

[Arrau's wife Ruth and children eventually moved in from Santiago, Chile, early in 1943
]

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1943    
1943 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau's first appearance as soloist with The New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos at the Main Hall of the Carnegie Hall on Saturday 2nd January at 8:45 pm, with a performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major.

The audience demanded
repeated curtain calls.
Appreciative review by critic R.P. in The New York Times
.

Also in the programme was the N.Y. premier of Alexandre Tansman's Rapsodie polonaise, and Grieg's String Quartet Op.27.

Sources:
[The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 3 January 1943]
[Mount Carmel Item, Pennsylvania, 2 January 1943]
[The Times, California, 2 January 1943]
[Carnegie Hall Archives]
1943 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau's second appearance as soloist with The New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos at the Main Hall of the Carnegie Hall on Sunday 3rd January at 3:00 pm, with a performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major.

The orchestral program also included
Gluck's Overture to the opera Alceste & Schönberg's Verklärte Nacht Op.4 for String Orchestra.

The programme was radio broadcast
over WABC, KQW and other networks.

The audience demanded
repeated curtain calls.
Appreciative review by critic R.P. in The New York Times
.

Also in the programme was C.W. Gluck's Alceste Overture, Schoenberg's Verklärte Nacht Op.4, and Alexandre Tansman's Rapsodie polonaise.

Sources:
[Printed concert programme]
[The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 3 January 1943]
[Mount Carmel Item, Pennsylvania, 2 January 1943]
[The Times, California, 2 January 1943]
[Carnegie Hall Archives]
1943 U.S.A. First recital appearance by Claudio Arrau at Salt Lake City's Kingsbury Hall, on Monday 25th January in the evening, with a programme including the following interpretations:
I
> Haydn's Andante con Variazioni
> Brahms's Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel
II
> Chopin's Scherzo in E major
> Chopin's Ballade (?)
> Liszt's Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
III
> Granados's The Lover and the Nightingale
> Ravel's Jeux d'eau
> Debussy's Feux d'artifice
Encores
> A Liszt Étude,
> Debussy's Golliwogg's Cake Walk,
> "and another gem-like number".


[Superlative review by Eva E. Hollis, The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah, 26 Jan 1943]
1943 U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 Op.58, with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Dimitri Mitropoulos, on Friday 29th January at 8:30 pm, at the Cyrus Northrop Memorial Auditorium, University of Minnesota, as part of the Fortieth Season 1942-1943.

The program also included Cherubini's Overture to Les Abencérages, Mendelssohn's Symphony No.4 Italian & Roy Harris's Folk Rhythms of Today.


[Source: Printed concert programme]

1943 U.S.A. 

Claudio Arrau's recital in Ohio, at the John Simpson Junior High School Auditorium, for members only of the Mansfield Civic Music Association, on Thursday 18th February at 8:15 pm, performing a program which comprised:

>  Haydn:  Andante con Variazioni
>  Brahms:  Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Händel Op.24

>  Chopin:  Ballade in A flat major
>  Chopin:  Scherzo in E major
>  Liszt:  Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este

>  Liszt:  Etude in F minor

>  Granados:  La maja y el ruiseñor
>  Ravel:  Jeux d'eau
>  Debussy:  Feux d'artifice

Encores:
> Chopin-Liszt:  My joys (Polish Song)
> Liszt: Concert Étude


[Source: Printed recital programme. Printed flyer]
[Source: News Journal, Ohio, 19 February 1943]

1943 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau's performance in Daytona, Florida, on 7th March.

This entry needs completion.
1943 U.S.A.  Three performances by Claudio Arrau of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op.54 with The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy at the Philadelphia Academy of Music, Pennsylvania, on Friday 12th March at 2:30 pm, Saturday 13th March at 8:30 pm, and Monday 22nd March at 8:30 pm.

On the three occasions, the programme also comprised the following orchestral works:  Scarlatti-Byrns's Suite for String Orchestra, Creston's Symphony No.1 Op.20, and Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole.

[Source: Printed concert programme]
1943
U.S.A.
Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Olean High School Auditorium on Friday 19th March in the evening, sponsored by the Olean Civic Music Association, New York.

The programme consisted of the following works:
I
> Haydn
: Andante con Variazioni
> Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel Op.24
II
> Chopin: Ballade in A flat major
> Chopin: Scherzo in E major
> Liszt: Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
> Liszt: Étude in F minor
III
> Granados: La maja y el ruiseñor
> Ravel: Jeux d'eau
> Debussy: Feux d'artifice
Encores:
> Chopin-Liszt: A Polish Song

> Liszt: Un sospiro

[Source:
Times Herald, Olean N.Y., 20 March 1943]
1943
U.S.A.
Arrau performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto with the Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugen Ormandy at the Main Hall of the Carnegie Hall on 23rd March at 8:45pm.

The orchestral programme also included D.Scarlatti's Suite for Strings, P. Creston's Symphony No.1 Op.20, and M.Ravel's Rapsodie espagnole.

[Appreciative review by critic Olin Downes in The New York Times of 24th March]
[
Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]

1943
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the University of Arizona Auditorium on Monday 12th April in th evening.

The programme consisted of:
> Haydn
's Andante con Variazioni
> Brahms'
s Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel
> Liszt's Jeux d'eau à la villa d'Este
> Liszt's [unnamed]
> Chopin's Ballade in A flat major
> Chopin's Scherzo in E major
> Ravel's Jeux d'eau

> Debussy's Feux d'artifice
> Two encores

[Source: Tucson Daily Citizen, Arizona, 13 April 1943]
1943
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau's performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor with Hans Lange conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Orchestra Hall on Thursday 15th April at 8:14 pm and Friday 16th at 2:15pm.

The programme
also included Van Vactor's Music of the Marines (conducted by the composer), and Rachmaninoff's Symphony No.2.

[Source: Chicago Tribune, Illinois, 11 April 1943]

Actual performance needs corroboration.
1943
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Texas State College for Women [TSCW] on Monday 19th April in th evening.

The programme consisted of:
> Haydn
's Andante con Variazioni
> Brahms'
s Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel
> Chopin's Ballade in A flat major
> Chopin's Scherzo in E major
Encores:
> Chopin-Liszt's My Joys

>
Liszt's Étude in E flat

[Source: Denton Record-Chronicle, Texas, 20 April 1943]
1943 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performances in Oklahoma, Texas and Arizona in May.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]
1943
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau performances of Mozart's Piano Quartet in G minor KV 478, Dvorak's Piano Quintet in G major Op.77, and Schubert's Piano Quintet in A major Op.114 (The Trout), with the Budapest String Quartet (Josef Roismann, Alexander Schneider, Boris Kroyt, and Mischa Schneider) in the Coolidge Auditorium (Washington, D.C.), presented by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation (Library of Congress) on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st May.

[Review by Ray C. B. Brown for The Washinfton Post of 21st May]
1943
U.S.A.
Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Los Angeles conducted by Vladimir Bakaleinikoff at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday 27th July at 8:15 pm, opening the fourth week of the 'Symphonies Under the Stars' season, sponsored by the Southern California Symphony Association.

The programme started with Beethoven's Leonore Overture No.3.

After intermission, the orchestra played Tchaikowsky's Italian Caprice, followed by Claudio Arrau performing four solo piano pieces:

> Villa-Lobos: Choros No.5 (Alma brasileira)
> Villa-Lobos: Ciranda No.6 (Passa, passa, gavião)
> Villa-Lobos: Ciranda No.11 (N'estra rua n'estra rua)
> Juan José Castro: Toccata

[Source: Printed concert-and-recital programme]
1943
Mexico
Premier performances by Claudio Arrau of Carlos Chávez's Piano Concerto, under the composer's baton, with the Mexican National Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México] at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City on Sunday 1st, Tuesday 3rd, Saturday 7th and Sunday 15th August.

[Source:
Middlesboro Daily News, Kentucky, USA, 31 Aug 1943]
[Source: 'Arrau: el gran artista latinoamericano', Julio Dorantes Guzmán, Universidad Veracruzana, Veracruz, 1991]
This entry needs completion.
1943
Mexico
Recitals by Claudio Arrau on Saturday 21st, Wednesday 25th, Monday 30th and Tuesday 31st of August.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]
1943
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau is soloist with the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos, interpreting Liszt's Piano Concerto No.2 at the Main Hall of the Carnegie Hall, broadcast over the Columbia radio network, on Sunday 5th September at 3:00 pm.

The programme also
featured Milhaud's Suite Provençale and Moussorgsky-Ravel's Pictures at an Exhibition.

[Source: Printed concert programme]
[Source:
The Charleston Daily Mail, West Virginia, 5 Sept 1943]

[Liszt CD: Music & Arts CD-1174, USA, 2005]
[Liszt CD: Fabula Classica FAB 2222, Italy, 2011]


1943
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau performance of Dvorak's Piano Quartet in G major Op.77 with the Chamber Music Guild String Quartet (Mishel Piastro, Harold Kohon, Jack Frost, and Marcel Ancher) at the Memorial Continental Hall, Washington DC, on the opening of the Guild's fourth season on Monday 4th October.

The program also included solo piano works by other composers, interpreted by Claudio Arrau.

[Account by Ray C. B. Brown for The Washinfton Post of 7 Oct
1943]
This entry needs completion.
1943
Canada
Claudio Arrau's recital on Wednesday 13th October in the evening at the Ottawa Glebe Collegiate Auditorium, forming part of the Coronet Concerts Series.

The programme consisted of:
> Mozart: Rondo in A minor
> Beethoven: Fifteen Variations and Fugue Op.35 Eroica
> Chopin: Ballade in F minor Op.52
> Chopin: Scherzo in E major Op.54
> Debussy: Estampes [Pagodes. Granade. Jardins.]
> Liszt: Mephisto Waltz
> Albéniz: El puerto (from Iberia)
> Albéniz: Fête Dieu à Seville (from Iberia)
> Granados: El pelele (from Goyescas)

Several curtain calls and three encores:
> Chopin-Liszt: Chants Polonaise
> Liszt: Etude in D flat
> Debussy: Golliwog's Cakewalk


[Source:
The Ottawa Journal, Ontario, 14 Oct 1943]
[Source: The Ottawa Citizen, Ontario, 14 Oct 1943]
1943
U.S.A.
Arrau writes a short article on the prospects of South American music, published in The New York Times of 17th October.
1943
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau is soloist on a broadcast over a vast radio netwok, interpreting Richard Strauss's Burleske for piano and orchestra, with the Columbia Concert Orchestra conducted by Bernard Herrmann, and Mozart's Rondo with Variations in D major, on Wednesday 20th October.

[Source:
The Decatur Herald, Illinois, 20 Oct 1943]
[Source: The Mason City Globe-Gazette, Iowa, 20 Oct 1943]
et al.

1943

 


U.S.A.

 


Carnegie Hall recital by Claudio Arrau on Wednesday 27th October at 8:30 pm.   The program, performed at the Main Hall, comprised:
I
Mozart's  Rondo in A minor K.511
>  Beethoven's  15 Variations and Fugue Op.35 'Eroica'
II
>  Chopin's 
Ballade No.4 in F minor Op.52
>  Liszt's  
Les jeux d'eau ŕ la Villa d'Este
>
  Busoni's transcription of Liszt's Mephisto Waltz
>  Debussy's
Estampes:
>>> Pagodes. La soirée dans Grenade.  Jardins sous la pluie.
III

>  Juan Lecuna's  Suburbio*
>  Juan-José Castro's  Tocata*
>  Domingo Santa-Cruz's  Vigneta No. 4* (from Op.8), and
>  Granados's  El pelele (from Goyescas).

    *These three composers are from
Venezuela, Argentina and Chile , respectively. The first two dedicated the above compositions to Claudio Arrau. The three performances constituted New
York premiers.

[
Less than wholehearted reviews by critics Olin Downes in The New York Times, and Miles Kastendieck in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, of 28th October]
[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]

1943
U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Kleinhans Music Hall, Buffalo, N.Y., on Tuesday 9th November, interpreting the following program:
I
>  Mozart,  Rondo in A minor
>  Beethoven,  Variations and Fugue Op 35 Eroica Variations
II
>  Chopin,  Ballade in F minor
>  Chopin,  Scherzo in E major
>  Liszt,  Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
>  Liszt,  Mephisto Waltz

Intermission
III
>  Debussy, Estampes:
>  >  Pagodes. La soirée dans Granade. Jardins sous la pluie.
>  Albéniz,  El puerto (from Iberia)
>  Albéniz,  Fête-Dieu à Seville (from Iberia)
>  Granados,  El pelele (from Goyescas)

[Source: Printed rectital programme]

1943
U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau's recital at the Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Friday 3rd December at 8:30 pm, as part of the Sixty-Fifth Annual Choral Union Concert Series presented by the University Musical Society.

The programme consisted of the following works:

I
>  Mozart,  Rondo in A minor
>  Beethoven,  Variations and Fugue Op 35 Eroica Variations
II
>  Chopin,  Ballade in F minor
>  Chopin,  Scherzo in E major
>  Liszt,  Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
>  Liszt,  Mephisto Waltz

Intermission
III
>  Debussy, Estampes:
>  >  Pagodes. La soirée dans Granade. Jardins sous la pluie.
>  Albéniz,  El puerto (from Iberia)
>  Albéniz,  Fête-Dieu à Seville (from Iberia)
>  Granados,  El pelele (from Goyescas)

[Source:
Electronic copy of printed recital programme]

1943
U.S.A.
The New York Times of 12th December reports that pianist Claudio Arrau has added Nikolai Lopatnikoff's newly composed piano sonata to his repertoire and is playing it on tour.
[
This is unlikely]
Undated Entries
1943
U.S.A.
The Claudio Arrau Academy is founded in New York , where Arrau and his teaching partner Rafael de Silva dedicated their professional and artistic endeavours towards the training of young, talented pianists.
1943 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under Eugene Goosens.

[This entry needs completion]
1943 U.S.A. 

Performances by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra under Dimitri Mitropoulos.

[This entry needs completion]

1943/4
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau as part of the 1943-44 Aaron Richmond Celebrity Series of Boston.  

[This entry needs completion
]

1943/4
U.S.A.
Performance by Claudio Arrau in New York at the Peoples' Symphony Concerts, as part of the Artists' Series.

[This entry needs completion] 
₪ ₪
1944    

1944

 


U.S.A.

 


Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 at the Constitution Hall of Washington, with the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hans Kindler on Sunday 9th of January.

The program also included Bach's Passacaglia in C minor and Beethoven's Symphony No.5.


[Review by Ray C. B. Brown for The Washington Post of 10th January]
1944
U.S.A.
Wartime series of three recitals by Claudio Arrau(pn) and Joseph Szigeti(vl) performing Beethoven's Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano Cycle, recorded live by The Library of Congress, Washington, and first released by Vanguard on 4 LPs as SRV-300/3 in 1970-71.

[4-CD set: Vanguard Classics 08 8063 74, The Netherlands, 1993
]
[4-CD set: Vanguard - Global Cultures Agency GCAC 1008-1011, XRCD, Japan, 2017]

1944

 


U.S.A.

 


Claudio Arrau and Joseph Szigeti performed at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Friday 28th January in the evening the first of a 3-part series, presented by the Gertrude Clarke Whittall Foundation, comprising all 10 Beethoven's sonatas for violin and piano.

The first program consisted of:
>  Sonata No.7 in C minor Op 30 No. 2,
>  Sonata No.2 in A major Op 12 No. 2,
and
>  Sonata No.10 in G major Op 9
6.

[Review
by Ray C. B. Brown for The Washington Post of 30 Jan
1944]

1944

 


U.S.A.

 


Claudio Arrau and Joseph Szigeti performed at the N.Y. Town Hall on Sunday 30th January in the afternoon the first of a 3-part series, presented by the New Friends of Music, comprising all 10 Beethoven's sonatas for violin and piano.

Today's program consisted of:
>  Sonata No.7 in C minor Op 30 No. 2,
>  Sonata No.2 in A major Op 12 No. 2,
and
>  Sonata No.10 in G major Op 9
6.

[Review by R.L. for The New York Times of 31 Jan
1944]

1944


Canada


Claudio Arrau was presented in recital by La Societé Artistique of the University of Montreal, on Friday 18th February in the evening, as part of the Concerts Universitaires series. 

The programme comprised the following works:
I
> Beethoven: Rondo Op.51 No.2
> Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel
II
> Chopin: Ballade in F minor
> Liszt: Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
> Liszt: Valse Mephisto
III
> Debussy: Pagodes
> Debussy: Feux d'artifice
> Ravel: Jeux d'eau
> Granados: La maja y el ruiseñor
> Granados: El pelele
Encore:
- A Mozart sonata

[Source: The Gazette, Montreal, 21 Feb 1944]

1944


Argentina


First subscription recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires on Thursday 18th May at 5:45 pm, featuring the following programme:
I
> Mozart: Rondó en la menor
> Beethoven: 15 Variaciones con Fuga Op.35
II
> Chopin: Balada en fa menor
> Liszt: Juegos acuáticos en la villa del este
> Liszt: Vals de Mefisto
>>>>>  (Escena del Fausto de Leanu: Danza de la Taberna.)
III
> Debussy: Estampas
>>>>>  (Pagoda. Noche en Granada. Jardines bajo la lluvia.)
> Ravel: Juegos acuáticos
> Granados: La maja y el ruiseñor (de Goyescas)
> Granados: El pelele
1944
Uruguay

First Grand Recital of pianist Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro 18 de Julio' of Montevideo, as part of the 'Temporada de Grandes Conciertos de 1944', on Friday 26th May at 6:30 pm, with a programme consisting of:

> Mozart:  Rondó en la menor
> Beethoven:  15 variaciones con fuga Op.35

> Chopin:  Balada en fa menor
> Liszt:  Juegos de agua en la Villa de Este
> Liszt:  Vals de Mefisto

> Debussy:  Estampas (Pagoda. Noche en Granada. Jardines bajo la lluvia)
> Ravel:  Juegos acuáticos

> Granados:  La maja y el ruiseñor (de Goyescas)
> Granados:  El pelele (de Goyescas)


[Source: Printed recital programme]

1944
Argentina

Six subscription recitals by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires in May/June, whose programmes were as follows:

First Recital - Thursday 18th May at 5:45 pm*
I
> Mozart: Rondó en La menor
> Beethoven: 15 variaciones con fuga Op.35 Heroica
II
> Chopin: Balada en Fa menor
> Liszt: Juegos de agua en la Villa de Este
> Liszt: Vals de Mefisto (dansa de la taberna)
III
> Debussy: Estampas (complete)
> Ravel: Juegos de agua
> Granados: La maja y el ruiseñor (from Goyescas)
> Granados: El pelele

Second Recital - Sunday 21st May at 5:45 pm
I
> Beethoven: Variaciones en Fa menor Op.34
> Schumann: Sonata en Fa sostenido menor Op.11
II
> Chopin: Balada en Sol menor
> Chopin: Fantasía en Fa menor Op.49
> Chopin: Tres estudios
III
> Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit (complete)
> Debussy: Danza
> Balakirev: Islamey (fantasía oriental)

Third Recital - Saturday 27th May at 5:45 pm
I
> Bach: Suite francesa en Mi mayor
> Mozart: Sonata en Re mayor
II
> Schumann: Carnaval Op.9
III
> Albéniz: Iberia, Book I (Evocación. El puerto. Corpus.)
> Chopin: Scherzo en Mi mayor

Fourth Recital - Thursday 1st June at 5:45 pm
[Details forthcoming]

Fifth Recital - Saturday 3rd June at 5:45 pm
I
> Bach:  Suite inglesa en la menor
> Beethoven:  Sonata para piano No.26 en mi bemol mayor El adiós

II
> Schumann:  Estudios sinfónicos Op.13
III

> Liszt:  Balada en si menor
> Chopin:  Balada en la bemol
> Poulenc:  Capricho italiano (de la Suite Napoli)


Sixth Recital - Thursday 8th June at 5:45 pm
I
> Mozart: Rondó en Re mayor KV485
> Weber: Sonata en Do mayor Op.24
II
> Chopin: Scherzo en Si bemol menor
> Chopin: Barcarola
> Schubert: Fantasía Op.15 (El peregrino)
III
> Liszt: Valle de Obermann
> Liszt: A orillas de un manantial
> Liszt: Estudio en Fa menor

[*Source: Printed recital programme and flyer]
[  Source: Printed recital programme]

1944
Argentina

Extraordinary recital (no. 14) by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires on Saturday 10th June at 5:45 pm, performing the following works:
I
> Haydn:  Andante con variaciones en Fa menor
> Beethoven: Sonata en Fa menor Op.57 Appassionata
II
> Chopin: Sonata en Si menor Op.58
III
> Albéniz: El Albaicín
> Liszt: Soneto 123 del Petrarca
> Liszt: Armonías del atardecer
> Debussy: La isla alegre


[Source: Printed recital programme]

1944
Argentina

Farewell recital (no. 15) by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires on Saturday 17th June at 5:45 pm, a farewell session including the following works:
I
> Mozart:  Sonata en Sol mayor
> Beethoven: Sonata No.14 casi una fantasía en Do sostenido menor Op.27 No.2 Claro de luna
II
> Mussorgsky: Cuadros de una Exposición
III
> Debussy: Dos preludios
> Albéniz: Almería
> Tschaikowsky: Dumka
> Liszt: Soneto 104 del Petrarca
> Chopin: Scherzo en Si menor

[Source: Printed recital programme]

1944
Uruguay

Claudio Arrau performces of Beethoven Piano Concerto No.5 Op.73 and Schumann's Piano Concerto Op.54 at the 'SODRE Studio Auditorio' of Montevideo, on Sunday 18th June at 6:30 pm, with the OSSODRE (Orquesta Sinfónica del Servicio Oficial de Difusión Radio Eléctrica), conducted by Lamberto Baldi, as part of the 'Temporada Oficial 1944'.

The program also included an orchestral transcription by Lamberto Baldi of J.S. Bach's Sonata No.5, and Glazunov's Stenka Razin (Symphonic poem in B minor Op.13).

[Source: Electronic copy of printed concert programme]

1944
Chile

Claudio Arrau's concert performances at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Friday 23rd June at 6:45 pm, as part of the Winter Season sponsored by the 'Instituto de Extensión Musical' of the Chilean National University, with Chile's Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile] conducted by Armando Carvajal.  

The programme consisted of:
I
> Mozart:  Concierto para piano y orquesta en la mayor, K.488
II
> Beethoven:  Concierto para piano y orquesta No.3 en do menor, Op.37
III
> Brahms:  Concierto para piano y orquesta No.1 en re menor, Op.15

[Source: Electronic copy of printed concert programme]

1944
Uruguay

Second Grand Recital of pianist Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro 18 de Julio' of Montevideo, as part of the 'Temporada de Grandes Conciertos de 1944', on Monday 29th June at 6:30 pm.

[Source: From printed recital programme for 26 May 1944]
This entry needs corroboration/completion.

1944
Argentina

Extraordinary recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Presidente Alvear' of Buenos Aires on Monday 3rd July at 9:30 pm, presented by the 'Asociación Wagneriana de Buenos Aires'.

The programme included the following works:
I
> Beethoven:  Rondó
> Beethoven: Sonata Op.111 en Do menor
II
> Schumann: Humoresque
III
> Debussy: Tres preludios -
>>>>Voiles
>>>>Les parfums et les sons tournent dans l'air du soir
>>>>Ce que a vu le vent de l'ouest
> Domingo Santa Cruz: Danza (Viñeta No.4)
> Villalobos: Choro No.5 (Alma brasileña)
> Chopin: Scherzo en Do sostenido menor

[Source: Printed recital programme]

1944
Chile

First subscription recital by Claudio Arrau at the Teatro Municipal of Santiago on Saturday 8th July at 6:30 pm, forming part of the 'Temporada Oficial de Conciertos de 1944', with a programme featuring the following works:

> Mozart: Rondó en La menor
> Beethoven: 15 variaciones con fuga Op.35 Heroica

> Chopin: Balada en fa menor
> Liszt: Juegos de agua en la Villa de Este
> Liszt: Vals de Mefisto (Danza de la taberna)

> Debussy: Estampas (Pagodas. Noche en Granada. Jardines bajo la lluvia)
> Ravel: Juegos de agua
> Granados: La maja y el ruiseñor (de Goyescas)
> Granados: El pelele (de Goyescas)

[Source: Concert season printed schedule]

1944
Chile

Second subscription recital by Claudio Arrau at the Teatro Municipal of Santiago on Tuesday 11th July at 6:30 pm, as part of the 'Temporada Oficial de Conciertos de 1944', with a programme including the following works:

> Beethoven: Variations in F major Op.34
> Schumann: Fantasy in C major Op.17

> Chopin: Ballade in G minor
> Chopin: Fantasy in F minor Op.49
> Chopin: Three Études

> Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit (Ondine. Le gibet. Scarbo)
> Debussy: Dance
> Balakirev: Islamey (Oriental Fantasy)


[Source: Electronic copy of recital programme]
[Source: Concert season printed schedule]

1944
Chile
Third subscription recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Thursday 13th July at 6:30 pm, within the 'Temporada Oficial de Conciertos de 1944', presenting a programme with the following works:

> Bach: Suite francesa en mi mayor
> Mozart: Sonata en re mayor

> Schumann: Carnaval Op.9

> Albéniz: Suite Iberia (Primer Cuaderno)
> Chopin: Scherzo in mi mayor

[Source: Concert season printed schedule]
1944
Chile
Fourth subscription recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Saturday 15th July at 6:30 pm, as part of the 'Temporada Oficial de Conciertos de 1944', with a programme including the following works:

> Mozart: Fantasia en do menor KV 396
> Beetoven: Sonata No.21 en do mayor Op.53 Aurora

> Brahms: Variaciones con fuga sobre un tema de Haendel

> Debussy: Imágenes (Primer Cuaderno)
> Bartók: Alegro bárbaro
> Juan Vicente Lecuna: Suburbio
> Juan José Castro: Tocata

[Source: Concert season printed schedule
1944
Chile
Fifth recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago in July forming part of the 'Temporada Oficial de Conciertos de 1944', with a programme comprising the following works:

> Bach: Suite inglesa en la menor
> Beetoven: Sonata No.26 en mi bemol mayor Los adioses

> Schumann: Estudios sinfónicos Op.13

> Liszt: Balada en si menor
> Chopin: Balada en la bemol
> Poulenc: Capricho italiano (de la suite Napoli)

[Source: Concert season printed schedule]
1944
Chile
Sixth subscription recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Thursday 20th July at 6:30 pm, during the 'Temporada Oficial de Conciertos de 1944', consisting of the following programme:

> Mozart: Rondo en re mayor KV 485
> Weber: Sonata en do mayor Op.24

> Chopin: Scherzo en Si bemol menor
> Chopin: Barcarola
> Schubert: Fantasía Op.15 (El peregrino)

> Liszt: Valle de Obermann
> Liszt: A orillas de un manantial
> Liszt: Estudio en Fa menor

[Source: Concert season printed schedule]
1944
Chile
Chamber recital by Claudio Arrau and the 'Cuarteto Chile' at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago' on Monday 24th July at 6:45 pm, this being the Sociedad de Música de Cámara' s 7th subscription recital.

The programme included:
> Mozart: Piano Quartet in G major
> Beethoven: Archiduke Trio
> Dvorak: Piano Quintet

[Source: El Mercurio, Santiago, Date?]
1944
Chile
Performance by Claudio Arrau at a concert coordinated by the 'Unión para la Victoria' [Union for Victory] on behalf of the victims of war, held at the 'Teatro Municipal' on Tuesday 25th July at 6:30 pm.  The event is sponsored by the American War Relief Effort.

The programme included:
> Beethoven: Rondó en Sol mayor
> Beethoven: Sonata Op.31 No.3 en Mi bemol mayor
> Schumann: Humoresque Op.20
> Debussy: Tres preludios -
>>>>La puerta del vino.  Voiles.  Minstrels.
> Villalobos: Choros No.5 Alma brasileira
> Chopin: Scherzo en Do sostenido menor

[Source: El Mercurio, Santiago, Date?]
1944
Chile
Symphonic concert by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago' on Wednesday 26th July at 6:30 pm, with the Chilean Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile], conducted by Fritz Busch and Armando Carvajal.

The programme featured:
> Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4
> Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1
The event commenced with Beethoven's Egmont overture.

[Source: El Mercurio, Santiago, Date?]
1944
Chile
Seventh subscription recital and farewell performance by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Sunday 23rd Thursday 27th July at 6:30 pm, during the 'Temporada Oficial de Conciertos de 1944', with a programme containing the following works:

> Haydn: Andante con variaciones en Fa menor
> Beethoven: Sonata No.23 en Fa menor Op.57 Appassionata

> Chopin: Sonata en Si menor Op.58

> Albéniz: El Albaicín
> Liszt: Soneto No.123 del Petrarca
> Liszt: Armonías de la tarde
> Debussy: La isla alegre

[Source: Concert season printed schedule]
1944
Argentina
Claudio Arrau's performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 with the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Association Orchestra [Orquesta de la Asociación Filarmónica de Buenos Aires] conducted by Juan José Castro, at this city's  'Teatro Politeama',  on Monday 31st July at 6:15 pm. 

The programme also included Bach's Suite en Si menor para flauta y cuerdas, Ginastera's Obertura para el Fausto criollo, and Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé Suite No.2.

The performance was part of the first subscription concert of the Association's IV Concert Cycle. 

[Source: Printed concert programme]
 
1944
Mexico
Claudio Arrau recital on Tuesday 19th September.

[This entry needs corroboration & completion]
1944
Mexico
Claudio Arrau performance of Fauré's Ballade for Piano and Orchestra Op.19 with Mexico's National Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México] under Carlos Chávez on Friday 1st and Sunday 3rd September.

[Source: El Informador, Guadalajara, 18 May 1944]
This entry needs
completion.
1944
Mexico
Claudio Arrau's performances of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1 and Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1, with Mexico's National Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México] under Carlos Chávez.

[Source: El Informador, Guadalajara, 18 May 1944]

This entry needs
completion
1944
Mexico
Claudio Arrau performance of Carlos Chávez's Piano Concerto with Mexico's National Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México] under Carlos Chávez on Friday 8th and Sunday 10th September.

[Source: El Informador, Guadalajara, 18 May 1944]
This entry needs
completion.
1944
Mexico
Complete Cycle of 21 Mozart Piano Concertos is announced for September.
[This announced cycle is unlikely]

1944

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau's recital at the Blair Junior High Auditorium of Norfolk, Virginia, forming part of the 'William and Mary Concert Series', on Monday 30th October at 8:15 pm.

The programme comprised the following works:
>  
Haydn's Andante con Variazioni,
>  
Brahms's Variations and fugue on a theme of handel Op.24,
>  
Chopin's Ballade in A flat major,
>  
Chopin's
Scherzo in E major,
>  
Liszt's Jeux d'eau à la villa d'Este,
>  
Liszt's Étude in F minor,
>  
Granados's La maja y el ruiseñor (from Goyescas),
>  Ravel's
Jeux d'eau, and
>  Debussy's
Feux d'artifice.

[Source: Autographed printed recital programme]

1944


U.S.A.


On Tuesday 14th November, Claudio Arrau's first Carnegie Hall Recital of the season, presenting the following program:

>  Beethoven's Six Variations in F minor Op 34,
>  Beethoven's Sonata No.26 in E flat Op 81a Les adieux,
>  Schumann's Carnaval*,
>  Albéniz's Almería (from Iberia),
>  Ravel's Alborada del gracioso (from Miroirs), and
>  Debussy's pr
éludes:
>>>>- Voiles
>>>>- Les collines d'Anacapri.

[Critic M.A.S. from The New York Times writes a mixed review on 15th November, favouring Arrau's interpretations of Latin works as against those of German works].

*N.B.
: Other sources exclude Schumann's Carnaval and ad Debussy's Mouvement and L'isle jeyeuse.
1944 U.S.A. Recital of violin and piano sonatas given by Josef Szigeti and Claudio Arrau at the Taft Auditorium of Cincinnati, Ohio, on Thursday 16th November at 8:30 pm. 

Performances included:
> Mozart: Sonata in B flat K.454
> Beethoven: Sonata in F major Op.36 Spring Sonata
> Mozart: Sonata in A major K.526
> Beethoven: Sonata No.9 in A major Op.47 Kreutzer Sonata

The performers were greated by one of Cincinnati's largest crowds of the year.

[Sources: Electronic copy of recital programme cover. Local newspaper review]
1944 U.S.A.  Performance by Claudio Arrau of Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11 at the Masonic Auditorium in Detriot, Michigan, on Thursday 30th November in the evening, with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Karl Kreuger.

The programme also comprised Ernest Chausson's Symphony in B flat major, and three Bach-Castro chorales.

[Source: The Windsor Star, Ontario, Canada, 1 Dec 1944]
1944 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performs Richard Strauss's Burleske in D minor for piano and orchestra and Gabriel Fauré's Ballade for piano and orchestra, with the Detroit Symphony at the Masonic Auditorium, on Saturday 2nd December.

The programme also included Mozart's Symphony No.40 in G minor, four arias/songs interpreted by Miss Josephine Antoine, as well as a special appearance by the Detroit Y.M.C.A. Symphony. 

Admission by war bond purchase, with both Mr. Arrau and Miss Antoine "contributing their proceeds towards the cause of victory and peace".

[Source: The Windsor Star, Ontario, Canada, 1 Dec 1944]

1944


U.S.A.


Concert performance by Claudio Arrau of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor at the Main Hall of the Carnegie Hall on 12th December at 8:30 pm, with The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugen Ormandy.

The programme also included J.
Haydn's Symphony No.100 Military, S.Prokofiev's The Tale of the Buffoon Suite Op.21b, and R.Strauss's Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks Op.28.

Enthusiastically reviewed by critic Olin Downes in The New York Times of 13 Dec
1944.
1944 Canada

Claudio Arrau is the soloist with the Orchestra des Concerts Symphoniques of Montreal at the Plateau Hall, under the baton of Désiré Defauw, on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th December in the evenings, as part of the winter season concerts.

The programme included:
> Gabriel Fauré:
Ballade Op.19 for piano and orchestra
> Richard Strauss: Burlesque for piano and orchestra

It also comprised Ernest Chausson's Symphony and  Couperin-Milhaud's Prelude and Allegro.

[Source: The Gazette, Montreal, 14, 15 & 20 Dec 1944]

1944


U.S.A.


Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann's piano concerto at Washington's Constitution Hall on Tuesday 26th December, with The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugen Ormandy, as an additional concert to those included in the subscription series.

[Announced in The Washington Post of 24 Dec 1944]

This entry needs completion.
Undated Entries
1944
Chile
Claudio Arrau is awarded a

Gold Medal in Appreciation

by the Chilean Government, at the time under the Juan Antonio Ríos administration, in appreciation for the honour his art has brought about onto Chile.


[This entry needs completion]
1944
Chile
Claudio Arrau performance at the 'Teatro Caupolicán' of Santiago.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion].

1944
Peru
Claudio Arrau in Lima.

[Source:
Courtesy card dedication]
This entry needs corroboration/completion
.
1944
U.S.A.
Announced concerto performance/s by Claudio Arrau with the Tri-City Symphony Orcuestra at Davenport, Iowa, as part of the 1943-44 Season.

[Source:
Printed handbill]
This entry needs corroboration/completion
.

1944


U.S.A.


Claudio Arrau performance in Washington of Mozart's Quartet for Piano and Strings in G minor K.478, with members of the Budapest String Quartet (Joseph Roisman vn, Boris Kryot va, Mischa Scneider vlc).
[This entry needs completion]

[CD: Music and Arts, CD-643, USA, 1990, from lacquer discs]
1944 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 and Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2, with Eugene Goossens conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

[This entry needs completion]
1944 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto with Karl Krueger conducting the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

[Artone, MCPS. 24 Bits 96 Khz. 222367-354/3. 2005]
This entry needs completion.
1944/5 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance at the Omaha Performing Arts Society Centre, Nebraska, as part of the Tuesday Musical Concert Series.

[This entry needs corroboraiton/completion]
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1945    
1945
World
After World War II, Claudio Arrau pursues an eminent international career which establishes him as one of the premier masters of the piano.

1945


U.S.A.


The New Friends of Music presented distinguished musicians Josef Szigeti and Claudio Arrau in four of Mozart's 18 sonatas for violin and piano at The New York Town Hall on 11 February.

The program consisted of:
>  the Great Sonata in B flat KV 454,
>  early Sonata in G, [KV 283]
>  early Sonata in B flat, [KV 281] and
>  late Sonata in A major KV 586.


Superlative review by critic E.L. in The New York Times of 12 Feb
1945.

 

 

1945

 

 


 

 

U.S.A.

 

 


Claudio Arrau's recital at the Newark Mosque Theatre in New Jersey on Sunday 18th February at 04:00 pm:

>  Mozart's  Rondo in D minor KV485
>  Brahms's  Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel Op.24
>  Chopin's  Ballade in A flat major
>  Chopin's  Scherzo in E major
>  Liszt's  Au bord d'une source
>  Liszt's  Mephisto Waltz
Intermission

>  Ravel's  Jeux d'eau
>  Debussy's  Feux d'artifice
>  Albéniz's  El puerto (from Iberia)
>  Granados's
  El pelele (from Goyescas).
1945 U.S.A.

Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Constitution Hall of Washington on Sunday 25th February, including the following works:

> Mozart's Rondo in A minor
> Beethoven's Sonata No.18 in E flat major Op.31 No.3 The Hunt
> Schumann's Carnival Op.9
> Granados's La maja y el ruiseñor
> Albéniz's El puerto
> Debussy's Poissons d'or
> Poulenc's Italian caprice

[Announced in The Washington Post of 25th Feb 1945]

1945 U.S.A. As part of the 103rd Carnegie Hall Season 1944/45, Claudio Arrau performances of Strauss's Burleske for Piano and Orchestra in D minor, and Fauré’s Ballade for Piano and Orchestra Op.19, with the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra and George Szell conducting, in the Main Hall on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th March at 8:45 pm and 2:30 pm, respectively.

The programme for both dates also comprised J.Haydn's Symphony No.97 and Beethoven's Symphony No.5.

http://www.sickinger.com/nypoconcerts.html
[Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 9 March 1945]
[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]
1945 U.S.A. As part of the 103rd Carnegie Hall Season 1944/45, Claudio Arrau performance of Strauss's Burleske for Piano and Orchestra in D minor, and Weber’s Konzertstück for Piano and Orchestra Op.79, with the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra conducted by George Szell, on Sunday 11th of March at 3:00 pm.

The program, broadcast over the CBS and CBO (Ottawa) radio networks, included the following works:
> R.Strauss: Burleske for Piano and Orchestra in D minor
> Weber: Konzertstück for Piano and Orchestra in F minor Op.79
As weel as:
> Smetana: Overture to 'The Bartered Bride'
> Beethoven: Symphony No.5 Op.67

[Source: The Ottawa Journal, Ontario, 10 March 1945]
[Source: Electronic copy of printed concert programme]
11.03.1945 - CD WHRA 6037, released in January 2011.
1945
Brazil
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Rio de Janeiro on Thursday 14th June at 9:00 pm, as part of the 1945 Official Season, with a programme including the following works:
I
> Bach: Fantasia e fuga cromática
> Beethoven: Sonata No.23 em fa menor Op.57 Appassionata
II
> Schumann: Carnaval Op.9
III
> Villa-Lobos: Choros No.5
> Debussy: Poissons d'or
> Debussy: La cathedrale engloutie
> Debussy: Feux d'artifices
> Ravel: Alborada del gracioso

[Source: Autographed printed recital programme]
1945
Chile
Two sold-out recitals by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago, on Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th July.

This entry needs corroboration/completion.

1945

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 Op.11 at the Civic Auditorium of San Francisco, with Bruno Walter conducting the San Francisco Symphony on Saturday 28th July in the evening, as part of the Summer Concert Series.

Other works in the programme included Beethoven's Overture Leonore 3, Mozart's Jupiter Symphony, and three selections from Berlioz's The Damnation of Faust.

[Source: The Times, San Mateo, California, 26 July 1945] [Source: San Anselmo Herald, California, 2 Aug 1945]
Programme needs corroboration.

1945

U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at Forest Meadows Dominican College, San Rafael, as guest artist of the Marin Music Chest, on Sunday 5th August at 3:00 pm.

Arrau was heard in compisitions of Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Ravel, Albéniz, and Granados.

[Source: San Anselmo Herald, California, 2 and 9 Aug 1945]
Programme needs completion.

1945

 

Mexico

 

Beethoven Festival presented by the ‘Asociación Daniel A.C.:
First Evening at 8:30 pm -
Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concertos Nos. 1 Op.15 and 4 Op.58, at the 'Palacio de Bellas Artes' of Mexico City, with Jascha Horenstein conducting the 'Orquesta Filarmónica de México', on Friday 21st Septembe.

The programme also included Beethoven's Leonore Overture No.3 and Symphony No.5 Op.67.

[Source: Printed cycle schedule/programme]

1945

 

Mexico

 

Beethoven Festival presented by the ‘Asociación Daniel A.C.:
Second Evening at 8:30 pm -
Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concertos Nos. 2 Op.19 and 3 Op.37, at the 'Palacio de Bellas Artes' of Mexico City, with Jascha Horenstein conducting the 'Orquesta Filarmónica de México', on Tuesday 25th September.

The programme also comprised Coriolan Overture Op.62 and Symphony No.6 Op.68.

[Source: Printed cycle schedule/programme]

1945

 

Mexico

 

Beethoven Festival presented by the ‘Asociación Daniel A.C.:
Third Evening at 8:30 pm -
Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 Op.73 Emperor, at the 'Palacio de Bellas Artes' of Mexico City, with Jascha Horenstein conducting the 'Orquesta Filarmónica de México', on Friday 28th September.

The programme also comprised Egmont Overture Op.84 and Symphony No.7 Op.92.

[Source: Printed cycle schedule/programme]

1945

Mexico

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concertos Nos. 3 and 5 at the 'Teatro Metropólitan', Mexico DF, presented by the ‘Asociación Musical Daniel’, with Jascha Horenstein conducting the Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra [Orquesta Filarmónica de México] on Sunday 30th September at 11:15 am (low-fee admission matinée) .

The all-Beethoven programme comprised:
>  Piano Concerto No.3
>  Symphony No. 7
>  Piano Concerto No.5 The Emperor


[Source: Electronic copy of printed concert programme]

1945

 

Mexico

 

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1 and Liszt's Totentanz, at the 'Teatro Lerdo' of Xalapa, with José Yves Limantour conducting the 'Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa', on Monday 1st October as presented by the ‘Asociación Daniel A.C.’

[Source: Electronic copy of printed concert programme]

1945

Mexico

Members of the 'Orquesta Sinfónica de Xalapa', Veracruz, formed the 'Claudio Arrau Friendly Society' [Sociedad Mutualista 'Claudio Arrau'] in Xalapa, with Arrau's donating the proceeds of his recent concert in the city.

1945

 

Mexico

 

Beethoven Festival presented by the ‘Asociación Daniel A.C.:
Fourth Evening at 8:30 pm -
Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Fantasy for Piano, Choir and Orchestra Op.80, at the 'Palacio de Bellas Artes' of Mexico City, with Jascha Horenstein conducting the 'Orquesta Filarmónica de México', on Friday 5th October.

The programme also comprised Symphony No.9 Choral Op.125.

[Source: Printed cycle schedule/programme]
1945 U.S.A.

As part of the 104th Carnegie Hall Season 1945/46, Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, with the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra and George Szell conducting at the Main Hall, on Thursday 8th November at 8:45 pm and Friday 9th November at 2:30 pm.

The programme for both dates also included Beethoven's Leonore Overture No.2 and Symphony No.8.

[Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 9 Nov 1945]
[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]

1945 U.S.A.

As part of the 104th Carnegie Hall Season 1945/46, Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.1 in C major, with the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra and George Szell conducting at the Main Hall, on Sunday 11th November at 3:00 pm.

This all-Beethoven program also included Overture Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus Op.93 and Symphony No.8 Op.93.

11.11.1945 - Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1:
C
D WHRA 6037, released in January 2011.


[Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 9 Nov 1945]
[Source: Printed concert programme]
[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]

Undated Entries
1945
Cuba
Claudio Arrau's performances in Havana.
1945/6
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau with violinist Joseph Szigeti, as part of the 1945-46 Aaron Richmond Celebrity Series of Boston.

[This entry needs completion]

1945/6
U.S.A.
Performance by Claudio Arrau in New York at the Peoples' Symphony Concerts, as part of the Artists' Series.

[This entry needs completion]  
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1946    
1946 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau's concerto performances at the Kansas Music Hall with the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra on Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd January.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]
1946 U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the University of Arizona Auditorium on Monday 7th January in the evening.   The program comprised compositions such as the following:

>  Bach:  Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
>  Beethoven:  Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
>  Chopin:  Fantasy in F minor Op.49
>  Chopin:  Three études (including Op.10 No.3)
>  Debussy:  Poissons d'or
>  Albéniz:  Navarra

>  Granados:  Los requiebros (from Goyescas)
>  And others
Encore:
>  Chopin-Liszt: Polish song

[Source: Tucson Daily Citizen, Arizona, 8 Jan, 1946]

1946 U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance of Liszt's Piano Concerto No.1 at the Kingsbury Hall, University of Utah Campus, on Friday 11th and Saturday 12th January in the evenings, with the Utah State Symphony Orchestra under guest conductor Milton Forstat

[Source: The Salt Lake Tribune, Utah, 11 Jan 1946]
This entry needs completion.

1946 U.S.A. Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Auditorium on 29th January, with a program comprising the following works:

>  Bach:  Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
>  Beethoven:  Sonata No. 23 Op.57 Appassionata

>  Schumann:  Carnaval Op.9

>  Ravel:  Ondine
>  Debussy:  Feux d'artifice
>  Granados:  The Maiden and the Nightingale (from Goyescas)
>  Poulenc:  Caprice Italien (from Suite Napoli)
1946 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, on Monday 4th February in the evening at the Brooklyn City Center, with the New York City Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Bernstein.

Other works in the programme were Rossini's Overture to La Scala di Seta, and the New York premier of David Diamond's Second Symphony.

[Source: The
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 5 Feb 1946]
1946 U.S.A.

On Friday 8th February at 8:45 pm, a chamber music recital performed by J.Szigeti, C.Arrau and I.Stravinsky took place at the Main Hall of the Carnegie Hall, New York, for the benefit of The New York Philharmonic Symphony Society's Pension Fund.

The programme included the following works:
> Beethoven: Sonata for pn & vl No.10 in G major Op.96
> Arrau & Szigeti.
> Stravinsky: Duo Concertante for vl & pn
> Szigeti & Stravinsky.
Intermission
> Stravinsky:
Serenade in A for Piano (1925 First Edition)
> Arrau.
> Beethoven: Sonata for p & v No.9 in A major Op.47 Kreuzer
> Arrau & Szigeti.

[
Source: Autographed printed recital programme]
[Source: The
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 20 Jan & 3 Feb 1946]
[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]

1946 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau's rectital at the Main Hall of the Carnegie Hall on Tuesday 19th February at 8:30 pm.

The programme comprised the following works:

> Bach, JS:
> > Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor BWV 903
> Schumann: Piano Sonata No.1 in F-sharp minor Op.11
> Chopin: Fantasie in F minor Op.49
> Chopin: Ballade No.3 in A-flat major Op.47
> Chopin: Étude in E minor Op.25 No.5
> Chopin: Étude in C-sharp minor Op.10 No.4
> Debussy: Pour le piano -
> > Prélude.  Sarabande.  Toccata.
> Bartók: Suite BB 70
> > Allegretto.  Scherzo.  Allegro molto.  Sostenuto.
> Poulenc: Caprice italien (from Suite Napoli)

[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]
1946 U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Kleinhans Music Hall of Buffalo, New York, on Tuesday 12th March in the evening, with a program including:

>  Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue (piano),
>  Schumann's Symphonic Etudes in the form of variations (piano), and
>  Prokofieff's Sonata No. 2 in D major Opus 94 for violin and piano, with Joseph Szigeti, violin.


The programme also included Beethoven 'Kreutzer' Sonata for piano and violin, with Leonid Hambro & Joseph Szigeti.

[Source: Printed recital programme]

1946 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau's performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 in G, with The Dash Classic Symphony conducted by James Allan Dash at the Philadelphia Academy of Music on Friday 15th March at 8:00 pm.

This was the Third Evening of the 1945/46 Great Masters' Festival Concerts Classic Cycle, which also included Mozart's 'Requiem'.

[Source: Printed concerto programme]
1946 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau's recital at the Robinson Memorial Auditorium of Little Rock, Arkansas, on Monday 1st April.

The programme encompassed the following compositions:
I
> JS Bach: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
> Beethoven: Sonata in C major Op.53 Waldstein
II
> Schumann: Carnaval Op.9
Intermission
III
> Chopin: Ballade in A flat Op.47
> Chopin: Berceuse Op.57
> Albéniz:  Navarra
> Debussy: Feux d'artifice

[Source: Electronic copy of autographed printed recital programme pages]
1946 U.S.A. Performance by Claudio Arrau of Mozart's Concerto for Pianoforte No.9 in E flat major K.271 and Liszt's Concerto for Pianoforte No.2 in A major, at Chicago's Orchestra Hall, with Désiré Defauw conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday 9th April at 2:15 pm (this being the Eleventh Program of the Tuesday Concerts series).

The programme also included Castelnuovo-Tedesco's Overture to The Taming of the Shrew, Franck's Morceau symphonique from Redemption, & De Falla's three dances from The Three-Cornered Hat.

[Source: Printed concert programme]
1946 Canada Claudio Arrau's recital, as a guest artist for the final event of the Tremblay 1945-46 Series, at Ottawa's Capitol Theatre on Wednesday 24th April at 8:30 pm, with a programme consisting of the following works:

> Haydn: Fantasie in C major
> Beethoven: Sonata No.21 in C major Op.52 Waldstein
> Mendelssohn: Variations Serieusses Op.54
> Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien
> Chopin: Ballade in A flat Op.47
> Chopin: Berceuse Op.57
> Debussy: Feux d'artifice
> Albéniz: Navarra
> Poulenc: Caprice italien
Encore:
- Liszt-Chopin: My Joys (Polish song)
- Liszt: Étude de concert in D flat major

[Source: The
Ottawa Journal, Ontario, 13, 20 and 25 April, 1946]
[Source: The Ottawa Citizen, Ontario, 13, 16 and 25 April, 1946]
1946
Jamaica

Claudio Arrau's recital at Kingston's Ward Theatre (capacity 800) on Wednesday 1st of May, as part of the Second Celebrity concerts series organized by Stepehn Hill Concerts.

The announced programme for this sold-out performance consisted of:
I
> Beethoven: Sonata No.14 Op.27 No.2 Moonlight
> Schumann:  Carnival Op.9
II
> Chopin: Ballade in A flat major
> Chopin: Berceuse
> Debussy: Fireworks
> Poulenc: Italian Caprice

The programme subsequently acknowledged by the press was:
I
> Bach:  Fantasy and Fugue
> Beethoven: Sonata No.14 Op.27 No.2 Moonlight
II
> Schumann:  Carnival Op.9
III
> Chopin: Berceuse
> Debussy: Fireworks
> Albéniz: Navarra

Mr. Arrau stayed at Kingston's Myrtle Bank Hotel.

[Sources: The Daily Gleaner, Kingston, late April/early May 1946, kindly contributed by Ms. Linda Beach] et al.


1946
Jamaica

Announced second recital by Claudio Arrau at Kingston's Ward Theatre on Friday 3rd of May, as part of the Second Celebrity Concerts series organized by Stepehn Hill Concerts.

N.B.: No records of actual performance found.

1946 Cuba Recital by Claudio Arrau for the 'Sociedad ProArte Musical' (SPAM) of Havana on Thursday 9th May at 5:30 pm.

The programme included the following compositions:
I
> Mozart:         Fantasía en Do menor K.396
> Schumann:   Sonata en Fa sostenido menor Op.11
II
> Chopin:         Nocturno en Mi mayor
> Chopin:         Polonesa en Fa sostenido menor
> Liszt:             Valse de Obermann
> Mendelssohn: Rondó caprichoso
II
> Chabrier:      Idilio
> Chabrier:      Scherzo Vals
> Debussy:      Pour le piano - Preludio, Sarabanda y Tocata

[Source: Electronic copy of autographed printed recital programme]
1946
Argentina

Fourth subscription recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires, on Thursday 6th June at 6:30 pm, with a program comprising the following works:
I
> Mozart: Sonata en Si bemol mayor KV.570
> Brahms: Variaciones sobre un tema de Paganini Op.35
II
> Chopin: Fantasía Op.49
> Chopin: Impromptu en Fa sostenido mayor Op.36
> Chopin: Estudio en Fa mayor op.10 No.8
> Chopin: Nocturno en Mi mayor Op.62 No.2
> Chopin: Scherzo en Mi mayor Op.54
III
> Stravinsky: Serenata en La -
>>>Himno. Romanza. Rondoletto. Cadenza. Finale.
> Ravel: Juegos acuáticos
> Poulenc: Suite 'Napoli' -
>>>Barcarola. Nocturno. Capriccio italiano.

[Source: Printed recital programme]

1946
Argentina

Fifth subscription recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires, on Saturday 8th June at 6:00 pm, presented by the Buenos Aires City Council.

The
program included the following works:
I
> Mozart: Fantasía en do menor K.396
> Beethoven: Sonata No.32 en Do menor Op.111
II
> Mendelssohn: Variations serieuses Op.54
> Mendelssohn: Rondó caprichoso
> Liszt: Juegos acuáticos en la villa de Este
> Liszt: Estudio transcendental en Fa menor
III
> Bartók: Suite Op.14 -
>>>Allegretto. Scherzo. Allegro molto. Sostenuto.
> Debussy: Seis preludios -
>>>Danseuses de Delphes. Ondine. Minstrels.
>>>Danse de Puck. La puerta del vino. Feux d' artifice.

[Source: Printed recital programme]

1946
Argentina

Last subscription recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Colón' of Buenos Aires, on Thursday 13th June at 6:00 pm, presented by the Buenos Aires City Council.

The
program comprised the following compositions:
I
> Bach: Tres preludios y fugas, del Clavecín bien temperado
> Beethoven: Sonata Op.10 No.3 en Re mayor
II
> Liszt: Vallée d' Obermann
> Liszt: Au bord d' une source
> Liszt: Vals de Mephisto
III
> Chabrier: Idilio
> Chabrier: Scherzo-Valse
> Debussy: Images -
>>>Reflets dans l'eau. Hommage a Rameau. Mouvement.
> Debussy: L'isle joyeuse

[Source: Printed recital programme]

1946
Argentina

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 and Liszt's Piano Concerto No.2, at the 'Teatro El Círculo' of Rosario on Thursday 27th June at 9:30 pm, with the Rosario Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro José Francisco Berrini, as part of the 15th Cycle presented by the Rosario Symphony Association.

The programme also included Weber's Freischutz Overtu
re & Wagner's Götterdämmerung.

[Source: Electronic copy of autographed printed concert programme]

1946
Argentina

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's complete piano concerto cycle, as part of the Beethoven Festival held at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Sundays 16th, 23rd and 30th of June at 10:30 am, with the Buenos Aires Symphony Association Orchestra [Orquesta de la Asociación Sinfónica de Buenos Aires] conducted by Joscha Horenstein.

Sunday 16th June -
> Piano Concertos No.1 Op.15 and No.4 Op.58

   Overture Leonore No.3 and Seventh Symphony Op.93

Sunday 23rd June -
> Piano Concertos No.2 Op.19 and No.3 Op.37
    Sixth Symphony Op.68

Sunday 30th June -
> Piano Concerto No.5 Op.73
    Overture Egmont Op.84 and Fifth Symphony Op.67


[Source: Printed schedule of programmes]

1946


Argentina


Outdoor concert in benefit of the European Relief, at the Buenos Aires 'Estadio Luna Park' on Sunday 30th June, Claudio Arrau performing Beethoven's Emperor Concertobefore a 25,000-strong audience (hitherto the largest in the history of the City), with the Teatro Colón Orchestra under Jascha Horenstein.

[Source: News report in The New York Times
, 3 July 1946]

1946

Argentina

Extraordinary recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Nacional de Comedia Cervantes' of Buenos Aires on Monday 1st July at 9:30 pm, presented by the 'Asociación Wagneriana de Buenos Aires' as part of its 34th Concert Season.

The programme
included the following compositions:
I
>
Mozart: Sonata en Do menor K.457
>
Brahms: Variaciones y fuga sobre un tema de Haendel Op.24
II
> Schubert: Fantasía en Do menor Op.15 El peregrino
III
> Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit
>>>Ondine. Le gibet. Scarbo.
> Debussy:
>>>Voiles. Les collines d'Anacapri. Golliwogg's vakewalk.

[Source: Printed recital programme]

1946

Argentina

Last extraordinary recital of the season by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Tuesday 2nd July at 10:00 pm.

The programme comprised the following works:
I
> JS Bach: Suite francesa en Mi mayor
> Beethoven:
Sonata para piano No.23 en Fa menor Appassionata
II
> Chopin: Cinco estudios
> Liszt: Juegos acuáticos en la Villa de Este
> Liszt: Estudio transcendental en Fa menor
III
> Debussy: Jardines bajo la lluvia
> Debussy: La isla alegre
> Chabrier: Idilio
> Chabrier: Valse scherzo
> Gtranados: El pelele

[Source: Electronic copy of printed programme]
[Source: Buenos Aires newspaper ad]
T
his entry needs corroboration.

1946

Argentina

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Grieg's Piano Concerto Op.16 at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Sunday 7th July at 10:30 am, with the Buenos Aires Symphony Association Orchestra [Orquesta de la Asociación Sinfónica de Buenos Aires] conducted by Jascha Horenstein.

The concert also included Beethoven's Symphony No.3 and Wagner's Tannhäuser Overture.

[Source: Buenos Aires newspaper ad]

1946

Argentina

Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Tuesday 9th July at 10:30 pm, with the Buenos Aires Symphony Association Orchestra [Orquesta de la Asociación Sinfónica de Buenos Aires] conducted by Jascha Horenstein.

This was an extraordinary concert which also included Strauss's Don Juan Symphonic Poem* and Schubert's Unfinished Symphony.
* Other source shows Wagner's Prelude and Death of Isolda, instead.

[Source: Printed concert programme]
[Source: Buenos Aires newspaper ad]

1946 Chile

Recitals by Claudio Arrau at the Teatro Municipal of Santiago on the following dates:

13th July:

15th July:
Mozart, Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Stravinsky, Ravel, Poulenc.

17th July:
Haydn, Beethoven, Schumann, Fauré, Ravel, Albéniz, and Debussy.

18th July:
> Bach:  Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.23 Op.57 Appassionata
> Chopin:  Fantasy
> Chopin:  Impromptu
> Chopin:  Étude
> Chopin:  Nocturne
> Chopin:  Scherzo
> Liszt:  Au bord d'une source
> Albéniz:  Navarra
> Granados:  El pelele

[This entry needs corroboration and completion]

1946 Argentina Claudio Arrau's announced concerto performance at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Sunday 21st July at 10:30 pm, with the Buenos Aires Symphony Association Orchestra [Orquesta de la Asociación Sinfónica de Buenos Aires] conducted by Jascha Horenstein.

[Source: Buenos Aires newspaper ad]
This entry needs corroboration/completion.
1946 Argentina Claudio Arrau's announced concerto performance at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Sunday 28th July at 10:30 pm, with the Buenos Aires Symphony Association Orchestra [Orquesta de la Asociación Sinfónica de Buenos Aires] conducted by Jascha Horenstein.

[Source: Buenos Aires newspaper ad]
This entry needs corroboration/completion.

1946

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance at the Robin Hood Dell (Philadelphia's outdoor music venue) on Monday 29th July at 8:30 pm, as part of the 'Music in the Park' series.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]

1946

U.S.A.

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor at Tanglewood with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by its leader Serge Koussevitzky on Thursday 1st August at 8:15 pm, as part of the Fourth Program of the Ninth Berkshire Festival.  Numerous re-calls.

The all-Brasms program also comprised Tragic
Overture Op.81 and Symphony No.4 Op.98.
.

[Source: Printed concert programme[
[Source: The Berkshire Eagle, Massachusetts, 2 Aug 1946]

1946

U.S.A.

Unprecedented performances by Claudio Arrau of both Brahms’s monumental Piano Concertos in the one program, at the Philadelphia Fairmount Park, on or around Friday 9th August, with the Robin Hood Dell Orchestra of Philadelphia, conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos.

[Source: TIME weekly magazine, 12 Aug 1946, p.60]
1946 Chile The Revista Musical Chilena of September 1946 criticises the insufficient 20th century compositions included in the programmes recently performed by Claudio Arrau in Chile.  One of the programmes included Stravinsky's Serenata.

1946

 


U.S.A.

 


Recital by Claudio Arrau in the Main Hall of the Carnegie Hall, New York, on Sunday 20th October at 8:30 pm, with an extensive program comprising works by:

Mozart  Piano Sonata in B-flat major K.570
>
  Bach, JS  Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp minor BWV 849
>
  Bach, JS  Prelude and Fugue in G minor BWV 885
>  Liszt  Variations S.180 on Bach's
>>>>Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen

>  Weber
  Rondo
brillante Op.62 
>  Mendelssohn  Rondo capriccioso in E major Op.14
>  Brahms  Paganini variations Op.35, Book II
>  Schumann  Faschingsschwank aus Wien
Op.26
>  Debussy  
Pour les cinq doigtstudes Book I)
>  Debussy  
Pour les octaves ( Études Book II)
>  Fauré  Impromptu No. 1 in E
-flat major Op.25
>  Fauré 
Nocturne No. 6 in D-flat major Op.63
>  Robert Palmer  Toccata ostinato for piano
>>>>(composed in 1945, first ever public performance)
>  Albéniz   Navarra
>  Granados   El pelele


Acclaimed by critic Noel Straus, in The New York Times of 21st October, for masterly performances of contrasting styles.
[Source: The New York Times
, 20 Oct 1946]
[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]

1946 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau concerto performance with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra under Fritz Reiner on 27th October.

[Source: Carnegie Library of Pitssburgh]
This entry needs completion.
1946 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance at the Mosque Theatre, Newark, N.J., on Sunday 3rd November in the afternoon, under the auspices of the Griffith Music Foundation, as part of the Master Piano Series of the 1946-47 Concert Season.

[This entry needs completion]
1946 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor at the Lyric Theatre of Baltimore, Maryland, with The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy on Wednesday 27th November.at 8:30 pm.

The programme also included Mozart's Symphony in D major K.504, and Carpenter's The Seven Ages Symphonic Suite.

[Source: Electronic copy of printed concert programme]
1946 Canada Unannounced recital by Claudio Arrau at the Montreal University Auditorium on Thursday 5th December under the auspices of La Societé Artistique.

The recital included:
> Schumann: Davisbündlertänze Op.6
> Chopin: Ballade in A flat
> Chopin: Berceuse
> Brahms: Paganini Variations Book II
> Ravel: [unspecified]
> Debussy: [unspecified]
> Poulenc: Caprice italien
Encores: Several

[Source: The Gazette, Montreal, 9 Dec 1946]
1946 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 on Thursday 12th December at 8:45 pm and Friday 13th December at 2:30 pm, with the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra and George Szell conducting at the Main Hall, as part of the 105th Carnegie Hall Season 1946/47. 

The programme also comprised, on both dates, Beethoven's Egmont Overture Op.84 and Symphony No.3 Op.55 Eroica.

[Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 15 Dec 1946]
1946 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 on Sunday 15th December at 3:00 pm, with the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra conducted by George Szell at the Main Hall, as part of the 105th Carnegie Hall Season 1946/47. 

The programme also included Beethoven's Symphony No.3 Op.55 Eroica and Wagner's Tannh
äuser Overture.

The Liszt concerto was radiobroadcast live on the WSOY network.
15.12.1946 - Liszt Concerto No.2: CD WHRA 6037, released in January 2011.

[Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 15 Dec 1946]
1946/51
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau recordings of works by Beethoven, Brahms, Debussy, Chopin, Ravel, and Schumann for U.S. Columbia Masterworks (1946-51), as well as Books I and II of Albéniz' Iberia for Odyssey (in 1946-47).
Undated Entries
1946
Argentina

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires with a program including works by Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Debussy, Granados, and Albéniz.

[This entry needs completion]

1946
Argentina

Claudio Arrau's recital at the Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires with a program including works by Mozart, Schumann, Chopin, Debussy, Satie, and Ravel.

[This entry needs completion]

1946 U.S.A. Performances by Claudio Arrau of Weber’s Konzertstück Op.79 and R.Strauss’s Burleske, with Désiré Defauw conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

[This entry needs completion]
1946 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra under Dimitri Mitropoulos.

[This entry needs completion]

1946

Peru

Claudio Arrau performance/s in Lima.

[This entry needs completion]

1946

Colombia

Claudio Arrau performance/s in Bogotá.

[This entry needs completion]

1946

Brazil

Claudio Arrau performance/s.

[This entry needs completion]

1946

Mexico

Recitals by Claudio Arrau on Thursday 19th, Friday 20th, Tuesday 24th and Monday 30th of September.

[This entry needs corroboration
/completion]

1946

Guatemala

A few days' vacation.

[Source: The Washington Post
, 22 Sept 1946]
This entry needs further specification.
1946 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performed Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.2 with the New York City Symphony Orchestra conducted by Leonard Bernstein at the City Center.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]
1946/7
Scotland
First performance by Claudio Arrau at the Edinburgh Festival, during its inaugural season.

[This entry neds completion]
1946/7
U.S.A.
Performance by Claudio Arrau in New York at the Peoples' Symphony Concerts, as part of the Artists' Series.

[This entry needs completion]
₪ ₪
1947    
1947
England
Layout of Claudio Arrau's International Celebrity Subscription Concerts UK tour in January:

5th January, 3:00 pm, Royal Albert Hall, London
7th January, 7:00 pm, Sheffield City Hall
8th January, 6:45 pm, Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
11th January, 3:00 pm, Usher Hall, Edinburgh
13th January, 7:30 pm, St Andrew's Hall, Glasgow
14th January, 7:00 pm, Newcastle City Hall
17th January, 8:00 pm, Belfast Assembly Hall
19th January, 3:00 pm, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London
20th January, 7:00 pm, Birmingham Town Hall [Postponed until next season]
1947
England
Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 in G major at The Royal Albert Hall of London, on Sunday 5th January at 3:00 pm, as part of the 1946-47 Sunday Orchestral Concerts series, under the batton of Dr. Malcolm Sargent.

The programme also included Smetana's Overture 'The Bartered Bride', Borodin-Sargent's Nocturne, and Dvorak's Symphony No.4.

[Source: Printed concert programme. Printed season flyer]
1947
England

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Sheffield City Hall, on Tuesday 7th January at 7:00 pm, as part of the International Celebrity Subscription Concerts, with a programme consisting of the following works:

Bach
: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 Op.57 Appassionata
Chopin: Ballade in A flat major
Chopin: Berceuse
Chopin: Scherzo in E major
Chopin: Two études - Op.25 No.5 and Op.10 No.4
Interval
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso

Debussy: Two études -
>>>>>>> Pour des cinq doigts. Por les octaves.

Albéniz: Navarra (original version)
Granados: El pelele (from 'Goyescas')


[Source: Printed recital programme. Printed flyer]
[Source: London newspaper review]

1947
England

Claudio Arrau's recital at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, on Wednesday 8th January at 6:45 pm, as part of the International Celebrity Subscription Concerts, featuring the following programme:

Bach
: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 Op.57 Appassionata
Chopin: Ballade in A flat major
Chopin: Berceuse
Chopin: Scherzo in E major
Chopin: Two études - Op.25 No.5 and Op.10 No.4
Interval
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso

Debussy: Two études -
>>>>>>> Pour des cinq doigts. Por les octaves.

Albéniz: Navarra (original version)
Granados: El pelele (from 'Goyescas')

[
Source: Liverpool Echo, England, 20 Dec 1946]

1947
Scotland

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Usher Hall, on Saturday 11th January at 3:00 pm, as part of the International Celebrity Subscription Concerts, featuring the following programme:

Bach
: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 Op.57 Appassionata
Chopin: Ballade in A flat major
Chopin: Berceuse
Chopin: Scherzo in E major
Chopin: Two études - Op.25 No.5 and Op.10 No.4
Interval
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso

Debussy: Two études -
>>>>>>> Pour des cinq doigts. Por les octaves.

Albéniz: Navarra (original version)
Granados: El pelele (from 'Goyescas')

[
Source: The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 4 & 13 Jan 1947]

1947
Scotland

Recital by Claudio Arrau at St. Andrew's Hall, Glasgow, on Monday 13th January in the evening, forming part of the International Celebrity Subscription Concerts, with a programme consisting of the following works:

Bach
: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 Op.57 Appassionata
Chopin: Ballade in A flat major
Chopin: Berceuse
Chopin: Scherzo in E major
Chopin: Two études - Op.25 No.5 and Op.10 No.4
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso

Debussy: Two études - Pour des cinq doigts. Por les octaves.
Albéniz: Navarra (original version)
Granados: El pelele (from 'Goyescas')

[Source: Glasgow newspaper review]
[Source: Concert ticket]

1947
Scotland

Claudio Arrau's recital at the Newcastle City Hall, on Tuesday 14th January at 7:00 pm, forming part of the International Celebrity Subscription Concerts, with a programme including the following compositions:

Bach
: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 Op.57 Appassionata
Chopin: Ballade in A flat major
Chopin: Berceuse
Chopin: Scherzo in E major
Chopin: Two études - Op.25 No.5 and Op.10 No.4
Interval
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso

Debussy: Two études -
>>>>>>> Pour des cinq doigts. Por les octaves.

Albéniz: Navarra (original version)
Granados: El pelele (from 'Goyescas')

[
Source: Newcastle Journal, 10 Jan 1947]
[Source: Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 13 Jan 1947]

1947
Northern Ireland

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Belfast Assembly Hall, Northern Ireland, on Friday 17th January at 8:00 pm, as part of the Celebrity Concerts, with a programme including the following works:

Bach
: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
Beethoven: Sonata No. 23 Op.57 Appassionata
Chopin: Ballade in A flat major
Chopin: Berceuse
Chopin: Scherzo in E major
Chopin: Two études -
xxx Op.25 No.5  and  Op.10 No.4
Interval
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso

Debussy: Two études -
>>>>>>> Pour des cinq doigts. Por les octaves.

Albéniz: Navarra (original version)
Granados: El pelele (from 'Goyescas')

[
Source: Belfast News-Letter, 1 , 6 & 18 Jan 1947]
[Source:
Belfast Telegraph, 3 & 18 Jan 1947]

1947
England

Claudio Arrau recital at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, on Sunday 19th January at 3:00 pm, forming part of the International Celebrity Subscription Concerts, with a programme including the following works:

Bach
: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
Mozart: Sonata in B flat major K.570
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Book 2
Schumann: Carnaval Op.9
Debussy: Ondine
Debussy: Two études -
>>>>>> Pour des cinq doigts. Pour les octaves.
Ravel: Alborada del gracioso

Poulenc: Suite 'Napoli' -
xxxBarcarolle.  Nocturne.  Caprice italien.

[Source: Printed recital programme]
[
Source: London newspaper review/clip]

1947
England
Claudio Arrau records his first Brahm's Piano Concerto No.1, with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Basil Cameron for HMV on 20th-21st January.
1947
England
Claudio Arrau's performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 on Wednesday 22nd January at 8:00 pm, in the Royal Albert Hall of London, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the batton of Sir Adrian Boult.

Broadcast by BBC
Radio 4 (449.1m) on 22 January at 8:00 pm and BBC Radio 3 (514.6m) on 23 January at 6:45 pm.

The programme at the Hall also included Wag
ner's Prelude to Tristan and Isolda & Vaughan Williams's Job, a masque for dancing.

[Source: Printed concert programme]

1947


England


The March issue of the English magazine The Gramophone shows Claudio Arrau on the cover page.   On page 149, critic Alec Robertson appraises Arrau's HMV recording of Schumann's Piano Concerto with the Detroit S.O. conducted by Karl Krueger.
H
Robertson
finds Arrau "a rich artist"...,
"able to produce the frequently missing feeling of chivalric impulse needed for this often feminized work".
1947
England
The March-April issue of the 'His Mater's Voice Record Review' magazine (Hayes, Middlesex) shows a photograph of Claudio Arrau on the cover page, along with an appraisal of Arrau's HMV recording of Schumann's Piano Concerto with the Detroit S.O. under Karl Krueger, that continues on page 2.
1947
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau for the Civic Concert Association at the Chaffey Auditorium, Ontario, California, on Friday 11th April at 8:15 pm. 
The programme consisted of the following works:
I
> J.S. Bach:    Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue BWV 903
> Beethoven: Sonata in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
II
> Chopin:  Fantasy in F minor Op.49
> Chopin:  Polonaise in F Sharp minor Op.44
> Chopin:  Three études - Op.25 No.5, Op.10 Nos.3 & 4

Intermission
III
> Debussy:   Poissons d'or
> Ravel:        Alborada del gracioso
> Albéniz:     Navarra
> Granados: Los requiebros

[Source: Electronic copy of recital programme]
1947
Australia
For this first tour of Australia, Claudio Arrau arrived on Wednesday 30th April at Mascot Airport, Sydney, from the U.S.A., engaged by the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) for a scheduled 12-week tour including over 30 recitals and concertos.
Arrau was welcomed at the airport by the General Manager of the ABC, Mr. Charles Moses, and Chilean minister (Head of Legation) Mr. Manuel Hubner.

[Source: The Sydney Morning Herald, NSW, 30 April 1947]
[Source: The Wodonga and Towong Sentinel, Victoria, 4 July 1947]
1947
Australia
The first recital of Claudio Arrau's 1947 Australian tour took place at the Brisbane City Hall, Queensland, on Friday 2nd May.
The programme included
Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor, Beethoven's Appassionata Sonata, works by Chopin, Ravel's Alborada del gracioso, works by Albéniz and Granados, and two études by Debussy.

[Source: The Courier-Mail, Brisbane, Queensland, 7 May 1947]
[Source: The Argus, Melbourne, Victoria, 30 April 1947]
1947
Australia
Farewell recital by Claudio Arrau at the City Hall in Brisbane, Queensland, on Thursday 8th May, including works by Mozart (Sonata in B Flat major K.570), Brahms (Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Book II), and Schumann, as well as Spanish and French composers.

[Source: The Courier-Mail, Brisbane, 9 May 1947]
1947
Australia
Claudio Arrau performance of Liszt's Piano Concerto No.1, on Saturday 17th May at the Capitol Theatre of Perth, Western Australia, with Warwick Braithwaite conducting the Perth Symphony Orchestra.

The programme also included Schubert's Rosamunde Overture, Brahms's Symphony No.2, and Tchaikovsky's Romeo & Juliet Overture.

[Source: Sunday Times, Perth, Western Australia, 18 May 1947]
1947
Australia
Recital by Claudio Arrau at The Capitol Theatre of Perth, Western Australia, on Tuesday 20th May, with a programme including:

>
Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor,
> Beethoven's
Sonata No.23 Op.57 Appassionata,
> Chopin's Ballade in A flat,
> Chopin's Berceuse,
> Chopin's Scherzo in E major,
> Chopin's Études Op.25 No.5
,
> Chopin's Étude
Op.10 No.4,
> Ravel's Alborada del gracioso,
> Debussy's Étude For the Five Fingers,
> Debussy's Étude For the Octaves,
> Granados's El pelele.
There were two encores:
> Liszt-Chopin's Polish song and
> Liszt's
Concert study The Sigh.

[Source: The West Australian, Perth, 21 May 1947]
1947
Australia

Second and final recital by Claudio Arrau at the Capitol Theatre of Perth, Western Australia, on Thursday 22th May.

[Source: The West Australian, Perth, 15 and 21 May 1947]

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1947
Australia

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Sydney Town Hall on Tuesday 3rd June, including works by Bach (Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue), Beethoven (Appassionata Sonata), Chopin (Ballade in A flat, Berceuse, Scherzo in E major), as well as French and Spanish composers.

[Source: The Sydney Morning Herald, NSW, 4 June 1947]

1947
Australia

Third Claudio Arrau recital at the Sydney Town Hall on Saturday 7th June including:

>
Schumann's Études symphoniques,
> Beethoven's Sonata No.18
in E flat Op.31 No.3 The Hunt,
> Debussy's Pour le piano
-
Prélude, Sarabande, and Tocatta,
> Satie's Sarabande,
> Faure's Impromptu No.1,
> Chabrier's Scherzo Valse.

[Source: The Sydney Morning Herald, NSW, 9 June 1947]

1947
Australia

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Sydney Town Hall on Tuesday 10th June with a programme including Schubert's Wanderer Fantasy, Beethoven's Waldstein Sonata, Chopin's Études Nos.3 and 8 from Op.10, and other works.

[Source: The Sydney Morning Herald, NSW, 11 June 1947]
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1947
Australia

The Grenfell Record and Lachlan District Advertiser of NSW publishes on Thursday 12th June an article entitled 'Claudio Arrau's First Australian Tour' whith information on Arrau's bussy international schedule, his Australian tour, USA audiences and musical fashions, as well as personal details and his popular music and movie tastes.

1947
Australia

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the National Theatre of Launceston, Tasmania, on Thursday 12th June.

The programme included:
> Mozart's Piano Sonata in B flat K.570 ("played with great charm and fidelity to the 18th century tradition"),
> Brahms's Variations on a Theme by Paganini ("played with great brilliancy" and "amazing dexterity")
,
> Schumann's Carnival ("stricking rhythms, lively scenes, tender passages, real and imaginary characters"),
> works by Chopin,
> Granados's La maja y el ruiseñor,
> Ravel's Ondine,
> Faure's Nocturne,
> Debussy's Danse and
>
Debussy's L'isle joyeuse.

[Source: Examiner, Tasmania, 13 June 1947]

1947
Australia

Claudio Arrau's recital at the Hobart Town Hall, Tasmania, on Saturday 14th June.

The programme comprised
:
>
Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue,
> Beethoven's
Sonata No.23 Op.57 Appassionata,
> Ravel's Alborada del gracioso,
> Granados's El pelele,
> Debussy's
Étude For five fingers
> Debussy's Étude In octaves,
> Albéniz's Navarra,
> Chopin's Ballade in A flat major,
> Chopin's Berceuse,
> Chopin's Scherzo in E major,
> Chopin's
Étude No.5 Op.25
> Chopin's Étude No.4 Op.10,
> Chopin-Liszt's Polish Song.

[Source: The Mercury, Hobart, 16 June 1947]

1947
Australia

Claudio Arrau's recital at the Melbourne Town Hall, Victoria, on Monday 16th June.

The programme included
:
>
a work by Mozart,
> Brahms's Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel,
> Ravel's Ondine,
> Debussy's L'isle joyeuse,
> Chopin's Ballade No.4 in F minor
,
> Chopin's Scherzo in C sharp minor,
> Liszt's Soneto 104 del Petrarca,
> Granados's The Lover and the Nightingale,
> Faur
é's Nocturne No.6.

[Source: The Argus, Melbourne, 17 June 1947]

1947
Australia

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Adelaide Town Hall, South Australia, on Thursday 19th June.

The programme included
:
> Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue,
> Beethoven's
Sonata No.23 op.57 Appassionata,
> Chopin's Ballade in A flat minor,
> Chopin's Berceuse,
> Chopin's Scherzo in F major,
> Chopin's two studies,
> Ravel's Alborada del gracioso,
> two studies by Debussy,
> works of Albéniz and Granados.

[Source: The Advertiser, Adelaide, 20 June 1947]

1947
Australia

In announcing a recital for the ABC to take place at the Canberra Albert Hall on 7th July, The Canberra Times of 21st June publishes an outline of Claudio Arrau's biographic details, ample repertoire, complete cycle performances, prizes, phenomenal technique, critics's high appraisals, and popularity worldwide, under the title 'Famous Pianist and Diplomat'.

1947
Australia

Under the titles of "Best Beethoven for Years" and "Impeccable Playing by Claudio Arrau", Dr. Enid Robertson writes on 23rd June in The Advertiser of Adelaide, South Australia, about Arrau's recital of Saturday 21st June in the Adelaide Town Hall.

The programme included
:
>
Bach's Partita in C minor,
> Beethoven's Sonata No.26 Op.81a
Les adieux,
> Chopin's Fantasy in F minor
,
> Chopin's Ballade in G minor,
> Liszt's Au bord d'une source
,
>
Liszt's Mephisto Waltz,

> Ravel's Jeux d'eau,

> Chabrier's Idylle,
> Poulenc's Suite Napoli.

[The Adelaide 'News' of 23rd June also gives account of this recital]

1947
Australia

Broadcast by Radio 2NC on Monday 30th June at 9:35 pm to 10:00 pm, of [part of] an ABC sponsored recital at the Sydney Town Hall, including Claudio Arrau's renditions of Albéniz's Almería (from Iberia Suite), and Debussy's Poissons d'or (from Images), Minstrels (from Préludes Book I) and Feux d'artifice (from Préludes Book II).

[Source: 'Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate', NSW, 30 June 1947].

1947
Australia
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Sydney Town Hall on Monday 30th June with a programme including:

> Brahms's Handel Variations ["powerfull and splendid"],
> Mozart's Rondo K.485 ["filigreed phrases exquisitely turned, tone crystal pure"],
> Chopin's Ballade No.4
> Chopin's Scherzo in C sharp minor,
> pieces by Liszt and Debussy.

[Source: The Sydney Morning Herald, NSW, 1 July 1947]
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1947
Australia
The Sydney Morning Herald of 2nd July reports:

"Special Performance:
While Kubelik (conductor) and Arrau (pianist) were rehearsing with the orchestra in Sydney yesterday, the conductor's baton flew out of his hand and landed behind the piano.  There were just four bars to go before Arrau's solo part commenced.  But he jumped from his seat, slid round behind the piano, retrieved the baton while the orchestra continued to play and came in on his note at the exact moment".
1947
Australia
Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Rafael Kubelik at the Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday 2nd July at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included Beethoven's Egmont Overture and the following Czeck compositions: Novak's symphonic poem In the Tatra Mountains, & Dvorak's two Legends and a Slavonic Dance.

[Source: Printed concert programme]
[Source: The Sydney Morning Herald
, 3 July 1947]
1947
Australia
A further two performances of the above programme by Claudio Arrau with conductor Rafael Kubelík and the Sydney Symphony Orhestra at the Sydney Town Hall on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th July at 8:00 pm.

[Source: Printed concert programme]
[Source: The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 July 1947]
[Source: The Canberra Times
, 7 July 1947]

1947
Australia
In response to numerous requests, the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) arranged a further recital by Claudio Arrau, "the master pianist", at the Sydney Town Hall on Wednesday 9th July at 8:15 pm.

The programme included the following compositions:

> Mozart's Fantasy in C minor
> Beethoven's last piano sonata in C minor Op.111 (No.32)

> Mendelssohn's Rondo capriccioso
> Schumann's Carnival Jest from Vienna

> Debussy's Estampes
> Albéniz's Evocación (from Iberia suite)
> Bartók's Allegro barbaro

[Source: The Sydney Morning Herald,
1 and 10 July 1947],
1947
Australia

The Chilean Legation in Canberra, led by minister Manuel Hubner, offered a private reception in Claudio Arrau's honour on Sunday 6th July, attended by the Australian Minister for External Affairs, members of the Diplomatic Corps, and the recently appointed musical conductor for the ABC.

Mr. Arrau chose to play four works
by Chopin, Mendelssohn, Albéniz and Debussy.

The ABC will forward Mr. Arrau's library in New York 30 volumes of stories covering every phase of Australian life.

[Source: The Canberra Times
, 7 July 1947]

1947
Australia

Recital by Claudio Arrau at Canberra's Albert Hall on Monday 7th July, including works by Mozart, Brahms (Paganini Variations), Schumann, Debussy, Albéniz.

His Excellency the Governor-General of
Australia, Sir William John McKell, and spose Mrs. McKell attended the recital.

[Source: The Canberra Times
, 7 July 1947]

1947
Australia

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Broadmeadow Century Theatre (Newcastle, NSW) on Tuesday 15th July, including works by Mozart (Rondo in D K.485), Brahms (Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel), Chopin, Liszt (Étude transcendental), Albéniz (Almería), Debussy (an Image, two Préludes).

The programme was broadcast from the Century Theatre by Radio 2NC, commencing at 9:00 pm.

[Source: Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate
, 15 and 16 July 1947]

1947
Australia

Farewell recital by Claudio Arrau in Sydney on Saturday 19th July, including works by:

> Bach
: Partita in C minor No.2,
> Beethoven: Sonata No.26 Op.81a Les adieux,
> Chopin
: Fantasy and
> Chopin
: Ballade in G minor,
> Ravel
: Jeaux d'eau,
> Chabrier
: Idylle,
> Poulenc
: Suite Napoli,
> and two pieces by Liszt, including Mephisto Waltz.


[Source: The Sydney Morning Herald
, 21 July 1947]

1947
Australia
Newspaper reports indicate that pianist Claudio Arrau will take a baby kangaroo when he leaves Australia on Monday 21st July.

Mr. D.R. McCaugher, grazier of Coonong in Narrandera, NSW, presented the animal, the transfer of which had been duly cleared by the relevant authorities.
The animal is being taken by Mr. Arrau to his home at Long Island, New York, to show his children, and subsequently deliver it to Bronx Zoo in New York.

[
Source: Newcastle Morning Herald, NSW, 19 July 1947]
[Source: Miners' Advocate, NSW, 19 July 1947
]
[Source: Worker
, Brisbane, Queensland, 28 July 1947]
1947
U.S.A.
The Washington Post of 12th October reports that the mayor of Wagg-Wagga, NSW, Australia, presented Mr. Arrau with a female baby kangaroo, which he had it transported to his Long Island estate, NY, where he initially kept it and named it 'cangurusa'.
1947 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performances of Weber’s Konzertstück Op 79 and Chopin’s Andante spianato & Grande polonaise brillante Op 22 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on Tuesday 21st October, with Thomas Scherman conducting The Little Orchestra of New York (established by Scherman in 1947).

[Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 22 Oct 1947]
1947 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau's piano recital at the Symphony Hall of Boston on Sunday 2nd November at 3:30 pm, as part of the Celebrity Series presented by Aaron Richmond.  

The programme consisted of the following works:
I
> Mozart:  Rondo in A minor K.511
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.26 in E flat Op. 81a Les adieux
> Brahms:  Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Book II
II
> Mendelssohn:  Rondo capriccioso
> Schumann:  Faschingschwank aus Wien Op.26
Intermission
III
> Ravel:  Pavane pour une infante d
éfunte
> Albéniz:  Navarra (original version)
> Robert Palmer:  Toccata ostinato
> Debussy:  Two études
> Debussy:  L' isle joyeuse

[Source: Printed recital programme]
1947 U.S.A. Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms’s Piano concerto No.2 Op.83 with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Erich Leinsdorf in the Eastman Theatre of the University of Rochester, New York, on Thrusday 6th November in the evening.

The programme also included D.Moore's Symphony in A Major and R.Strauss's Don Juan Op.20.

[Source: Printed concert programme]
1947 U.S.A. Performance by Claudio Arrau at the Constitution Hall of Washington on Friday 12th November, sponsored by Patrick Hayes, and reception in Arrau's honour by the Chilean Ambassador in Washington and his spouse Sra. de Nieto del Río.

[As reported by The Washington Post, 13 Nov 1947]
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1947 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau's recital performance at the Detroit Masonic Auditorium, Michigan, on Friday 12th December at 8:20 pm.

The programme comprised the following works:
I
> Beethoven: Sonata quasi una Fantasia in E flat Op.27 No.1
> Beethoven: Sonata quasi una Fantasia in C sharp minor
> Op.27 No.2 Moonlight
II
> Mendelssohn: Rondo capriccioso
> Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien Op.26
III
> Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Paganini Book I
> Albéniz: Navarra (original version)
> Ravel: Pavanne pour une infante défunte
> Debussy: Masques
> Debussy: L' isle joyeuse
Encores:
> Mendelssohn: Scherzo
> Chopin: Nocturne
> Chopin: Étude

[Source: Printed recital programme]
[Source: The Windsor Star, Ontario, 13 Dec 1947]
[Source: Post-recital article by Russell MacLauchlin in The Detroit News, Dec 1947]
1947 U.S.A. Three centuries of piano literature,
from J. S. Bach to A. Schönberg

Announced series of three recitals at the
Main Hall of the Carnegie Hall in New York
(only partly completed) :

Actual Programme I: 19th Century Music
Monday 15th December at 8:30 pm

> Schubert:  Allegretto in C minor D.915
> Beethoven:  Piano Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111
> Weber:   Piano Sonata No.3 in D minor Op.49
> Brahms:  Variations on a Theme by Paganini Op.35 Book I
> Mussorgsky:  Intermezzo in modo classico
> Liszt:  Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este
> Mendelssohn:  Scherzo à capriccio in F-sharp minor
> Schumann:  Arabeske Op.18
> Chopin:  Scherzo No.3 in C-sharp minor Op.39

[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]
[Source: Printed recital programme]

Announced Programme I:   19th Century Music
I
> Mozart: Fantasy in D minor K.397
> Mozart: Sonata in D major K.576
> Mozart: Gigue in G major K574

II
> Bach, JS: Partita in C minor
> Bach, JS: Prelude in Fugue in A minor

Intermission
III
> Haydn: Un Piccolo Divertimento (Andante and Variations)
> Beethoven: Sonata Op.27 No.1
> Beethoven: Sonata Op,27 No.2 Moonlight.


Second programme: 10th January 1948.
1947 U.S.A. Radio broadcast through the WNBC network of Weber's Concert Piece in F minor, as performed by Claudio Arrau with the *NBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Erich Kleiber on Saturday 20th December.
[*NBC: National Broadcasting Company]

[Source: The Evening Sun, Pennsylvania, 20 Dec 1947]
[Source: The Gazette and Daily, Pennsylvania, 20 Dec 1947]

CD from broadcast:
Music and Arts: CD 1112, USA, 2002 & CD 1174, USA, 2005.
1947 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conducted by Fritz Reiner on 27 December.

[Source: Carnegie Library of Pitssburgh]

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1947 Mexico On Tusday 30th December at 2:15 pm, the US Consulate in Guadalajara presents a piano music programme on XEJB, the State of Jalisco's cultural radio station, where Claudio Arrau performs Mozart's Sonata in C minor, Chabrier's Idyll, and Albéniz's El puerto (from Iberia).

[Source: El Informador, 30 Dec 1947]
Undated Entries
1947
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau moves family from Forest Hill (Queens, NY) and settles in 202 Shore Road, Douglaston (Long Island , NY ).
1947 Argentina Claudio Arrau performances in Buenos Aires.

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1947

Chile

Claudio Arrau performances in Santiago.

[This entry needs completion]
1947/8 U.S.A. Concerto performance by Claudio Arrau in Spartanburg City, with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, forming part of the 1947-48 Concert Series under the auspices of the Spartanburg Civic Music Association, South Carolina.

[This entry needs completion]
1947/8
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau as part of the 1947-1948 Aaron Richmond Celebrity Series of Boston.

[This entry needs completion]
1947 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra. 
[Possibly on 15th and 16th of November - corroboration needed]

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1948    

1948


U.S.A.


Three centuries of piano literature,
from J. S. Bach to A. Schönberg

Announced series of three recitals at the Carnegie Hall of New York:

Programme II cancelled
due to Mr. Arrau's indisposition.

Announced Programme II:   19th Century Music
Saturday 10th January in the evening
I
> Schubert:Three Posthumous Pieces
> Beethoven: Sonata Op.111

II
> Weber: Sonata in D minor
> Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Book I

Intermission
III
> Schumann: Arabesque
> Mendelssohn: Scherzo à Capriccio
> Moussorgsky: Intermezzo
> Chopin: Ballade in G minor
> Liszt: Les jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
> Liszt: Étude tramscendentale (Wilde Jagd)

[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]

Third programme: 6th February 1948.

1948


U.S.A.


Three centuries of piano literature,
from J. S. Bach to A. Schönberg

Announced series of three recitals at the Main Hall of the Carnegie Hall in New York:

Actual Programme III: 18th & 20th Centuries Music
Friday 6th February at 8:30 pm

> Bach, JS:  Prelude and Fugue in A minor BWV 894
> Mozart:   Piano Sonata in D major K.576
> Beethoven:   Piano Sonata No.13 Op.27 No.1
> Ravel:   Gaspard de la nuit - Ondine. Le Gibet. Scarbo.
> Bartók:   Allegro barbaro BB 63
> Albéniz:  Fête-Dieu à Séville
> Debussy:  L'isle joyeuse
> Debussy:   Masques
> Poulenc:   Caprice italien (from Suite Napoli)

The following day, on 7th February, the press appraised all the above works.

[Source: News report on The New York Times, 7 Feb 1948]
[Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 7 Feb 1948]
[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]

Announced Programme III:   20th Century Music
I
> Busoni: Toccata (Preludio. Fantasia. Ciacona.)
> Casella: Sinfonia, Arioso and Toccata

II
> Schoenberg: Piano Pieces Op.11
> Bartók: Three Etudes
> Ravel: Gaspard de la nuit

Intermission
III
> Fauré: Impromptu No.1
> Debussy: Masques
> Albéniz: Fête-Dieu à Seville
> Poulenc: Toccata
> Copland: Variations
> Villa-Lobos: Danza (from Bachianas brasileiras)
> Scriabin: Satanic Poem
> Stravinsky: Petrouchka


1948 U.S.A. Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium (California) on Saturday 28th February in the evening, sponsored by the Santa Cruz Civic Music Association in its 1947/48 series.

The programme included the following compositions:
I
> Bach's Prelude and Fugue in A minor
> Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.26 Op.81a Farewell
II
> Mendelssohn's Rondó caprichoso Op.14
> Chopin's Ballade in G minor
> Chopin's two waltzes
> Brahms's Variations on a Theme by Paganini
Intermission
III
> Ravel's Jeux d'eau
> Ravel's Pavane pour une infante défunte
> Debussy's Minstrels
> Debussy's L'isle joyeuse
Encores:
> Chopin's Étude No.2 Op.10 No.4
> Chopin's Waltz

[Source: Electronic copy of recital programme]
[Source: Santa Cruz Sentinel, California, 1 March 1948]
1948 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra conducted by H. Arthur Brown at the El Paso Liberty Hall on Thursday 4th March in the evening.
Mr. Arrau also played two solo encores.

[Report in El Paso Herald-Post, Texas, 5 March 1948]
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1948 U.S.A. The April issue of 'The Etude musical magazine', published in Philadelphia, contains a dissertation by Claudio Arrau, secured for the magazine by Rose Heylbut, entitled 'Training for Artistry', whereby the writer speaks of the need to train young pianists beyond fingering techniques and towards music making.

Arrau stresses the requirement to respect in detail the composer's intentions, getting to know his circumstances at the time of composing, developing a practice approach, identifying and isolating difficult phrases, understanding the relative meaning of passages, and developing musical expression.

[Pages 209, 260 & 276. One photograph.]
1948 Argentina Claudio Arrau's recital, being the Season's First Subscription Concert presented by 'Conciertos Daniel' at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Monday 10th May at 6:00 pm, with a programme featuring the following compositions:
I
> JS Bach's Preludio y Fuga en La menor
> Beethoven's Sonata en Mi bemol mayor Op.31 No.3
II
> Schumann's Arabescos
> Mendelssohn's Scherzo caprichoso
> Liszt's Juegos acuáticos en la villa de Este
> Brahms's Variaciones sobre un tema de Paganini (Libro II)
III
> Albéniz's Suite Iberia (Libro I):
>>>>Evocación.  El puerto.  Corpus Christi en Sevilla.
> Debussy's Masques
> Debussy's Dos Estudios:
>>>>Para las octavas. Para cinco dedos.

[Source: Printed recital programme]
1948 Argentina Second Subscription recital by Claudio Arrau, presented by 'Conciertos Daniel' at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Wednesday 12th May at 6:00 pm. 

The programme consisted of the following compositions:
I
> Mozart: Fantasía en Re menor K.397
> Schumann: Kreisleriana Op.16
II
> Chopin: Balada en Sol menor
> Chopin: Nocturno en Si mayor
> Chopin: Scherzo en Do sostenido menor
III
> Fauré: Nocturno No.6
> Debussy: Peces de oro
> Ravel: Pavana para una infanta difunta
> Ravel: Alborada del gracioso

[Source: Printed recital programme]
1948 Argentina Third subscription recital by Claudio Arrau, presented by 'Conciertos Daniel' at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Wednesday 19th May at 6:00 pm. 

The programme included the following renditions:
I
> Bach JS: Preludio y Fuga en La bemol mayor
> Beethoven: Sonata en La bemol mayor Op.110 No.31
> Beethoven: 32 Variaciones en Do menor
II
> Liszt: Tres estudios transcendentes -
>>> En Fa menor (Allegro agitato)
>>> Armonías de la noche
>>> Caza salvaje
III
> Ravel: Juegos acuáticos
> Debussy: Las colinas de Anacapri
> Debussy: Minstrels
> Granados: La maja y el ruiseñor, de 'Goyescas'
> Granados: El pelele, de 'Goyescas'

[Source: Printed recital programme]
1948 Argentina Claudio Arrau's recital, being the Season's Fifth Subscription Concert presented by 'Conciertos Daniel', at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Wednesday 26th May at 6:00 pm, performing a programme with the following works:
I
> Mozart's Sonata en Mi bemol mayor K.282
> Weber's Sonata No.3 en Re menor
II
> Schubert's Marcha en Mi mayor
> Schubert's Impromptu en Fa menor
> Chopin's Balada en Fa menor
> Chopin's Scherzo en Si menor
III
> Albéniz's Suite Iberia (Segundo Cuaderno):
>> >Rondeña.  Almería.  Triana.
> Debussy's La puerta del vino
> Debussy's Danza

[Source: Printed recital programme]
1948
Argentina

Claudio Arrau performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto KV 488 and Liszt's Piano Concerto No.1, at the 'Teatro El Círculo' of Rosario on Saturday 29th May at 6:10 pm, with the Rosario Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maestro José Francisco Berrini, as part of the 17th Cycle sponsored by the Rosario Symphony Association.

The programme
commenced with Mozart's The Magic Flute overture.

[Source: Electronic copy of autographed concert programme]

1948 Argentina Piano recital by Claudio Arrau, identified as the Season's Sixth Subscription Concert presented by 'Conciertos Daniel', at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Monday 31st May at 6:00 pm, with a programme comprising the following compositions:
I
> Haydn's Fantasía en do mayor
> Schumann's Danzas de la Cofradía de David Op.16
II
> Mendelssohn's Rondó caprichoso Op.14
> Chopin's Berceuse Op.54
> Liszt's Vals Mefisto
III
> Villa-Lobos's Choros No.5
> Villa-Lobos's Ciranda No.11
> Robert Palmer's Toccata ostinato
> Albéniz's El Albaicín
> Debussy's Estampas -
>>>>Pagodas. Noche en Granada. Jardines bajo la lluvia.

[Source: Printed recital programme]
1948 Argentina Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 with the 'Asociación Filarmónica de Buenos Aires', under the baton of Juan José Castro on Monday 7th June at 6:15 pm, as part of the Second Subscription Concert.

The programme also included Brahms's Symphony No.4 and Honegger's Sérénade à Angélique & Chant de joie.

[Source: Printed concert programme]
1948 Chile

Performances by Claudio Arrau on Wednesday 16th, Thursday 17th, Sunday 20th, Wednesday 23rd, Thursday 24th, and Saturday 26thJune.

Thursday 17th June:
> Bach: Prélude and Fugue in A minor
> Beethoven: Sonata in E flat major
> Liszt: Jeux d'eau à la villa d' Este
> Albéniz: Iberia Book I (three movements)
> Debussy: Masques
> Debussy: Études

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1948 Chile Claudio Arrau performances in Santiago of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 Op 73 and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 Op.83, with Chile's Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile] conducted by Víctor Tevah Tellias on Friday 18th of June.

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1948 Chile Claudio Arrau performances in Santiago of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op 54 and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 Op.83, with Chile's Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica de Chile] conducted by Víctor Tevah Tellias on Sunday 27th of June.

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1948 Chile/Mexico Claudio Arrau is appointed

Honorary Cultural Attaché

of Chile with the Chilean Embassy in Mexico in July.
1948
USA
Claudio Arrau makes his 'Telephone Hour' début on Monday 9th August at 9:00 pm over the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) radio netwok stations, accompanied by the Bell Telephone Orchestra conducted by Donald Voorhees.

Arrau's part of the programme includes:
> Liszt: Valse oubliée
> Chopin: Étude in C sharp
> Chopin: Final movement of Piano Concerto in E minor

[Source: Telephone Topics montly, August 1948 issue, Vol.42 No.4]
[Source: The Van Nuys News, California, 29 July 1948]
[Source: The Evening Sun, Pennsylvania, 9 Aug 1948]
[Source: The Cumberland News, Meryland, 9 Aug 1948]

1948 Mexico Either:
Claudio Arrau recitals on Tuesday 17th, Thursday 19th, Monday 23rd, and Tuesday 31st August.

Or:
Concert performance by Claudio Arrau with Mexico's Philharmonic Orchestra [Orquesta Filarmónica de México] conducted by José Ives Limantour on Tuesday 17th, Thursday 19th, Monday 23rd, and Tuesday 31st August.

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1948 Mexico Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Degollado' de Guadalajara, Estado de Jalisco, on Wednesday 25th August in the evening.

The programme comprised the following works:
> Bach: Preludio y fuga en La menor
> Beethoven: Sonata No.18 Op.31 No.3 La chasse
> Schumann: Arabesco
> Mendelssohn: Scherzo caprichoso
> Liszt: Juegos acuáticos de la Villa de Este
> Brahms: Variaciones sobre un tema de Paganini, Libro II
> Debussy: Cuatro preludios
> Poulenc: Suite Napoli
Encore:
- Vals de Chopin

[Source: El Informador, Guadalajara, 27 Aug 1948]
1948 England 

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult on Saturday 2nd October at 8:00 pm.
Programme broadcast through BBC Radio 3 (514.6m).

[Source: Gloucester Gazette, England, 2 Oct 1948]
[Source: Dundee Evening Telegraph, Scotland, 2 Oct 1948]

1948 England

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Bournemouth Winter Gardens on Sunday 3rd October at 3:00 pm.

The programme includes:
> Bach: Prelude and Fugue in A minor
> Beethoven: Sonata in E falt major Op.31 No.3
> Debussy: Four Préludes

[Source: Western Gazette, England, 1 Oct 1948]
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1948 Scotland  Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with The Scotish Symphony Orchestra under Walter Susskind at the Usher Hall of Edinburgh on Wednesday 6th October at 7:15 pm. 

The program also included Beethoven's Die Weihe Des Hauses Overture & Elgar's Symphony No.2.

[Source: The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 27 Sept 1948]
[Source: The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 7 Oct 1948]
1948 Scotland  Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with The Scotish Symphony Orchestra under Walter Susskind at the Saint Andrews Hall of Glasgow on Saturday 9th October.  

The program also included Beethoven's Die Weihe Des Hauses Overture & Elgar's Symphony No.2.

[Source: The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 11 Oct 1948]
1948 Scotland Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor with The Scotish Symphony Orchestra under Walter Susskind at the Green's Playhouse, Glasgow, on Sunday 10th October.

The program also included Wagner's The Master SingersOverture & Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.4.

[Source: The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 11 Oct 1948]
1948 England Claudio Arrau recital sponsored by the Wimbledon Concert Club, performed at the Wimbledon Town Hall, North London, on Tuesday 12th October at 7:30 pm, forming part of the Club's Second Season.  

The programme comprised the following works:
> Bach-Liszt: Organ Prelude and Fugue in A minor
> Beethoven: Sonata No.18 in E-flat major Op.31 No.3 The Hunt
> Schumann: Arabesque in C major
> Mendelssohn: Scherzo a Capriccio
> Liszt: Les jeux d'eau  a la Villa d'Este
> Brahms: Variations on a theme by Paganini, Book 2
> Debussy: Four preludes -
> > >Danseuses de Delphes
> > >Les collines d'Anacapri
> > >La cathedrale engloutie
> > >Feux d'artifice
> Poulenc: Suite Napoli -
> > >Barcarolle
> > >Nocturne
> > >Caprice Italian

[Source: Printed recital programme]
1948 England 

Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with The BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sir Adrian Boult at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 13th October at 8 pm.
 
The program also included three symphonic works: Beethoven's Symphony No.8, Debussy's La Mer, and Ravel's Alborada del gracioso.

[Source: Printed concert programme]
[Source: Belfast News-Letter, N.Ireland, 13 Oct 1948]
[Source: Coventry Evening Telegraph, England, 13 Oct 1948]
[Source: Western Morning News, SW England, 16 Oct 1948]

1948
Netherlands

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Concertgebouw, hosted by the Amsterdam Arts Foundation [Stichting Amsterdamsche Kunstkring], on Monday 18th October at 8:15 pm.

The programme comprised the following works:
> Mozart: Sonate D gr. t. K.V.376
> Beethoven: Sonate No.26 in Es op. 81a Les adieux
> Mendelssohn: Rondo Capriccioso
> Schumann: Arabesque C gr. t. op.18
> Liszt: Les jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este
> Liszt: Mephisto Waltz
Pauze
> Ravel: Pavane pour une infante defunte
> Ravel: Jeux d'eau
> Debussy: Préludes
         [Voiles. La puerta del vino. Feux d' artifice]
> Granados: El pelele

[Source: Printed recital programme]
[Source: Amsterdam newspaper article]

1948 England  Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by *Josef Krips on Sunday 5th December at 3 pm, as part of the 'Sunday Orchestral Concerts' at the Royal Albert Hall, London.

The programme also included Beethoven's Overture Leonora No.3 and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.5.

[  Source: Printed concert programme and flyer]

[*Source: RAH Sunday Orchestral Concerts schedule, where the conductor appears originally advertised as Artur Rodzi
nski]
1948 England 

Only recital by Claudio Arrau this season at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, on Sunday 12th December.

The program encompassed the following works:
>  Mozart, Sonata in D major K.376
>  Beethoven, Sonata No.26 in E flat Op.81a Les adieux
>  Mendelssohn, Rondo capriccioso
>  Chopin, Scherzo No.4 in E major
>  Liszt, Les jeux d'eaux a la villa d'este
Liszt, Mephisto Waltz
>  Ravel, Pavane pour une infante defunte
Bartók, Allegro barbaro
>  Debussy, Three préludes:
         (Voiles, La puerta del vino, Feux d'artifice)
>  Granados, El pelele.

[Source: Printed recital programme]
[Source: Daily Herald, London, 13 Dec 1948]

Undated Entries
1948 Netherlands Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor with the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam under Edward van Beinum.

Audience and musicians alike stood up to applaud and cheer Arrau for a 12-minute ovation.

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1948 Scotland Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Alexander Gibson.

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1948 England Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the London Symphony Orchestra and Artur Rodzinski conducting.

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1948 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under Thor Johnson.

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1948 Italy  Claudio Arrau performs eight recitals in eight days.

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1948/9 U.S.A.  Recital by Claudio Arrau as part of the 1948-49 Aaron Richmond Celebrity Series Boston.

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1949
U.S.A.

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat major Op.83, with The Philadelphia Orchestra conducted by Eugene Ormandy at the Main Hall of the Carnegie Hall, New York, on Tuesday 4th January at 8;30 pm.

The orchestral programme likewise included JS Bach's Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele BWV 654 and Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heilger Geist BWV 654, as well as the premier of George Anthiel's Symphony No.5 Joyous.

[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]


1949
England
The February issue of The Gramophone magazine of London, in its Letter from America section written by Harold C. Schonberg, appraises Claudio Arrau's 1947 recording for US Columbia of Chopin's Andante spianato and Grande polonaise brillante, with The Little Orchestra Society of New York conducted by Thomas Scherman.
A caricature of a young Claudio Arrau
by Schonberg is also included.
1949
U.S.A.
Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Lincoln Stuart Theatre, Nebraska, on Tuesday 8th February at 8:30 pm, with a program consisting of the following works:

> Bach: Prelude and Fugue
> Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.26 Op.81a Les adieux
> Mendelssohn: Rondo capriccioso

> Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Paganini
> Ravel: Jeux d'eau
> Ravel: Pavane for a dead princess
> Chopin: Ballad No.1
> Chopin: Little waltz

Encores:
> Chopin
-Liszt: My delight
> Chopin: an
Étude
.
[Highly
enthusiastic reviews in The Nebraska State Journal of 9 Feb, and The New York Times of 28 March, 1949]
1949
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor at the University of Texas' Gregory Gym, with the Austin Symphony Orchestra under guest conductor Orlando Barera on Saturday 12th February in the evening.   Audience demanded and obtained an ancore.

[Source: The Austin American, Texas, 13 Feb 1949]
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1949
U.S.A.
Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Main Hall of the Carnegie Hall, New York, on Sunday 27th March at 8:30 pm, with a program consisting of:
I
> Mozart: Sonata in G major K.283
> Beethoven: Sonate No.26 in E-flat major Op.81a Les adieux
II
> Liszt: Vallée d'Obermann
> Chopin: Fantasie in F minor Op.49
> Chopin: Scherzo in E major Op.54 No.4
Intermission
III
> Fauré: Nocturne in D-flat major No.6 Op.63
> Fauré: Impromptu in E-flat major No.1 Op.25
> Debussy: Two Études from Book I -
> ->
Pour les cinq doigts
>
->Pour les octaves
> Ravel: Pavane pour une infante défunte
> Ravel: Jeux d'eau
> Ravel: Alborada del gracioso (from Miroirs)
Plus three encores.

[Source:
Carnegie Hall Archives]
[Source: Printed recital programme]
[Source: Electronic copy of recital programme flyer]

[Source: Highly appreciative review in The New York Times, 28 March 1949]

1949 U.S.A. Recital by Claudio Arrau at Boston's Symphony Hall on Sunday 3rd April at 2:45 pm, as part of the Aaron Richmond Celebrity Series 1949-1950.

The programme comprised the following works:
I
> Schubert: Allegretto in C minor
> Beethoven: Sonata No.21 in C major Op.53 Waldstein
II
> Schumann: Carnaval Op.9
Intermission
III
> Debussy: Pour le piano [Prèlude. Sarabande. Toccata]
> Fauré: Impromptu in E flat major Op.25 No.1
> Ravel: Jeux d'eau
> Bartók: Allegro barbaro

[Source: Printed recital programme]
1949 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pierre Monteux on Tuesday 12th April and Monday 18th April, both at 8:30 pm, as part of a Beethoven Cycle at the San Francisco Opera House.

[Source: Printed concert flyer]
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1949 Cuba Recital by Claudio Arrau for the Sociedad ProArte Musical (SPAM) of Havana on Monday 2nd May at 9:30 pm, as part of the 1948-49 Season.

The programme comprised the following compositions:
I
> Mozart:       Rondó en La menor K.511
> Beethoven: Sonata en Mi bemol mayor Op.7
> Chopin:       Fantasía en Fa menor Op.49
> Chopin:       Nocturno en Si bemol mayor Op.32 No.1
> Chopin:       Scherzo en Mi mayor Op.54 No.4
II
> Fauré:      Nocturno No.6
> Debussy:  Images, Libro I
> Bartok:     Allegro Barbaro

[Source: Autographed printed recital programme]
1949 Cuba Performance by Claudio Arrau for the Sociedad ProArte Musical (SPAM) of Havana on Wednesday 4th May in the afternoon, forming part of the 1948-49 Season.

[Source: Autographed printed recital programme - reverse]
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1949
Brazil
Two performances by Claudio Arrau in Rio de Janeiro (including one on 27th May) followed by one in São Paulo.

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1949
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau appearance at the 'Telephone Hour' on Monday 11th July at 9:00 pm over the WTBO, WMAQ and other radio netwok stations, accompanied by the Bell Telephone Orchestra conducted by Donald Voorhees.

Arrau's parts of the programme included:
> Chopin-Liszt: My beloved
> Chopin: Prélude in D minor
> Grieg: Final movement of Piano Concerto in A minor

[Source: The Decatur Herald, Illinoi, 20 July 1949]
[Source: The Cumberland News, Maryland, 11 July 1949]

1949
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with Serge Koussevitzky conducting the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the Berkshire Symphonic Festival in Tanglewood (Lenox, Berkshire Hills, Western Massachussets) on Saturday 30th July in the evening.

[Review by Ross Parmenter
, The New York Times, 1 Aug 1949]
[Source: The North Adams Transcript, Massachussetts, 1 Aug 1949]
[Source: The Berkshire Eagle, Massachussetts,
1 Aug 1949]
1949
South Africa

For the first time in South Africa, Claudio Arrau gives a series of concerts in August-September.
 
His opening recital was in Cape Town on
25th August.

The tour
continued with a further fifteen recital and concert performances in Cape Town, Johannesburg and other principal cities.

This tour made Arrau known to audiences in five continents, the first celebrated pianist of his generation to achieve such a record and the only pianist in history to attain such accomplishment before the age of 50.


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1949
Venezuela
Claudio Arrau performance/s in Caracas in June, with conductor Thomas Mayer.

[Source: The Ottawa
Citizen, Ontario, 27 Dec 1958] et al.

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1949 England Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London, on Sunday 9th October at 7:30 pm.

The performance comprised the following works:
> Haydn: Fantasia in C major
> Beethoven: Sonata No.21 in C major Op.53 Waldstein
> Schumann: Études symphoniques Op.13
> (including five variations posthumes)
> Satie: Sports et divertissements
> Granados: El fandango de candil (from Goyescas)
> Ravel: Oiseaux tristes
> Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
> Debussy: Por le piano (Prélude. Sarabande. Toccata.)

[Source: Printed recital programme]
[Source: The Stage, London, 6 & 13 Oct 1949]
[Source: Daily Herald, London, 10 Oct 1949]
[Source: The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 11 Oct 1949]
1949 England Claudio Arrau's Chopin Centenary Recital at the BBC, London, on Monday 17th October.

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1949 Netherlands Claudio Arrau performances of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, R.Strauss’s Burleske in D minor, and Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam [Das Königliche Concertgebouw Orchester Amsterdam] under Edward van Beinum on 4th November*.

[Note: Date 4th November needs corroboration]
1949 England Claudio Arrau at the BBC 'Friday Recital', London, on 2nd December.

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1949 England Performance by Claudio Arrau of Schumann’s Piano Concerto, with The Hallé Orchestra under Sir John Barbirolli, at the Sheffield City Hall on Saturday 3rd December at 7:00 pm.

The programme also included Smetana's The Batered Bride overture, Debussy's L' après-midi d'un faune prelude, and Elgar's Symphony No.1.

[Source: Autographed printed concert programme]
1949 England Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto, with The Hallé Orchestra under Sir John Barbirolli, at the King's Hall, Belle Vue, Manchester, on Sunday 4th December at 6:30 pm.

The programme also included Smetana's The Bartered Bride, Debussy's Prélude à l'après-midi d'une faune, & Elgar's Symphony No.1.

[Source: Manchester Evening News, England, 29 Nov 1949]
[Source: Manchester Evening News, England, 1 & 2 Dec 1949]
[Source: Printed concert programme]
1949 England Claudio Arrau's third BBC recital in London on Monday 5th December.

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1949 England Claudio Arrau's announced performance for Tuesday 6th December at the Birmingham Town Hall was  cancelled.
1949 England Claudio Arrau's recital on Friday 9th December at 7:15 pm in the Eastbrook Hall, Bradford.

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1949 England Claudio Arrau performances of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 and Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the London Symphony Orchestra under Gaston Poulet, at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 11th December at 3:00 pm, as part of the 'Sunday Afternoon Orchestral Concerts', Season 1949-50.

The programme likewise included: Berlioz's Overture 'Carnaval Romain', C.Franck's morceau symphonique 'Redemption', and Wagner's prelude 'Lohengrin' and overture 'Tannhauser'.

Peformances broadcast by BBC Radio 3 in the evening.

[Source: Printed concert programme]
[Source: Sunday Afternoon Orchestral Concert 1949 Series printed schedule]
1949 England Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Winbledon Town Hall, London, on Tuesday 13th December at 7:30 pm.

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1949 England Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 at the Royal Albert Hall, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Adrian Boult, on Wednesday 14th December at 8:00 pm, as part of the Royal Philharmonic Society's 138th Season 1949-50.

The programme also included Schumann's Overture Genoveva Op.81 and Vaughan Williams's Symphony No.6.

[Source: Printed concert programme]
1949 Scotland Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 Op.83 with The Scottish Orchestra conducted by Walter Susskind at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, on Friday 16th December at 7:30 pm, this being the fifth concert of the 1949-50 Season under the auspices of The Edinburgh Concert Society.

The programme also included Mozart's Overture Don Giovani, Schubert Symphony No.6 in C major, and Liszt's Symphonic Poem Prometheus.

[Source: Printed concert programme]
[Source: The Scotsman, Edinburgh, 14 & 17 Dec 1949]
1949 Scotland Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2 Op.83, with The Scottish Orchestra conducted by Walter Susskind at Glasgow's St Andrew's Hall on Saturday 17th December at 7:30 pm, as part of The Choral and Orchestral Union of Glasgow's 1949-50 Season.

The programme also included Mozart's Overture 'Don Giovanni', Schubert's Symphony No.6 & Liszt's Symphonic Poem 'Prometheus'.

[Source: Printed Prospectus Season 1949-1950]
[Source: Printed concert programme]
1949 Scotland Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor, with The Scottish Orchestra conducted by Walter Susskind in the Green's Playhouse of Glasgow on Sunday 18th December at 3:00 pm, this being the Season's 'Eleventh Sunday Concert'.

The programme also included Mozart's Overture 'Don Giovanni' & Brahms's Symphony No.4.

[Source: Printed Prospectus Season 1949-50]
Undated Entries
1949
Mexico
Claudio Arrau is named

Hijo Predilecto de México
,

the highest Mexican arts award.
1949
Chile
Claudio Arrau is awarded the degree of

Doctor Honoris Causa


by the
Chilean National University in Santiago .
1949 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dimitri Mitropoulos.

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1949 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Eugene Ormandy conducting the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra.

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1949 France Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 with L'Orchester de la société des concerts du conservatoire and André Cluytens conducting.

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1950    
1950 U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Main Hall of the Carnegie Hall in New York on Tuesday 10th January at 8:30 pm, as part of the 1949-50 season, with a program comprising the following works:

>  Haydn - Fantasia in C major H.XVII:4
>  Beethoven - Sonata No.21 in C major Op 53 Waldstein
Schumann - Études symphoniques
>   (12 études en forme de variations):
>   >   Theme: Andante
>   >   Étude I: Un poco più vivo
>   >   Étude II: Andante
>   >   Étude III: Vivace
>   >   Étude IV: Allegro marcato
>   >   Étude V: Scherzando
>   >   Étude VI: Agitato
>   >   Étude VII: Allegro molto
>   >   Étude VIII: Sempre marcatissimo
>   >   Étude IX: Presto possibile
>   >   Étude X: Allegro con energia
>   >   Étude XI: Andante espressivo
>   >   Étude XII: Allegro brillante (on Marschner's theme)
>   >   Posthumous Variation I: Andante, Tempo del tema
>   >   Posthumous Variation II: Meno mosso
>   >   Posthumous Variation III: Allegro
>   >   Posthumous Variation IV: Allegretto
>   >   Posthumous Variation V: Moderato
Satie - Sports et divertissements
>   (New York premier performance):
>   >   Choral inappétissant
>   >   La balançoire
>   >   La chasse
>   >   La comédie italienne
>   >   La réveil de la mariée
>   >   Colin-Maillard
>   >   La pêche
>   >   Le yachting
>   >   Le bain de mer
>   >   Le carnaval
>   >   Le golf
>   >   Le piuvre
>   >   Les courses
>   >   Les quatre coins
>   >   Le pique-nique
>   >   Le water-chute
>   >   Le tango
>   >   Le traineau
>   >   Le flirt
>   >   Feux d'artifice
>   >   Le tennis
>  Debussy - Feux d'artifice (de Préludes, Livre II)
>  Ravel - Oiseaux tristes (de Miroirs)
>  Liszt - Étude d'exécution transcendante No. 11.

>  Liszt - Étude d'exécution transcendante No. 10.

[Source: Printed recital programme]
[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]

1950 Mexico

Claudio Arrau concert at the 'Palacio de Bellas Artes' of Mexico City, on Monday 20th of February at 8:30 pm, with the National Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional] conducted by José Yves Limantour, as organised by the 'Asociación Musical Daniel'.

The programme comprised the following works:
> Weber's Konzertschtücke for Piano and Orchestra Op.79
> Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2 Op.21
> Liszt's Piano Concerto No.2

[Source: Printed concert programme]

1950 Mexico Farewell recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Palacio de Bellas Artes' of Mexico City, presented by the 'Asociación Musical Daniel' on Wednesday 22nd of February at 8:30 pm.

Amongst compostions forming part of the programme was Satie's Sports and divertissements.

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1950 Mexico Music critic Federico de Lachica highly praises the musical talents of Maestro’ Claudio Arrau when reviewing his recital of Thursday 23rd February at the 'Gran Teatro Rex' of the Technological Artistic Society (SAT) in Mexico City.  

The program consisted of:
> Mozart:  Rondo in A minor K.511
> Beethoven:  Piano sonata No.21 in C Op.53 Aurora
> Schumann:  Symphonic Etudes Op.13
> Satie:  Sports et divertissements
> Debussy:  Masques
> Ravel:  Oiseaux tristes
> Liszt:  Études d'exécution transcendante Nos.11 and 10
> Chopin-Liszt:  Mes joies

Review on page 4 of fortnightly ‘El Borrego’ No. 59, published at Colonia Alta Vista on 24th March by the Students Association of the 'Instituto Tecnológico de Estudios Superiors de Monterrey' (ITESM), Mexico City.

1950 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 with the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington conducted by Howard Mitchell at the Constitution Hall on Wednesday 1st March.

The programme also included Beethoven's Symphony No.5 and R.V. Williams's Fantasy for String Orchestra.

[As announced in The Washington Post of 26 February 1950 and appraised in The Washington Post of 3 March 1950]
1950 U.S.A. Cover page photograph of Claudio Arrau on the March edition of Musical America, New York, and brief biographical note on page 17.
1950 Mexico 'Conciertos Daniel' opens its season at the 'Palacio de Bellas Artes' of Mexico City on [Saturday 4th March *], presenting Claudio Arrau as a soloist with Mexico's National Symphony Orchestra conducted by José Ives Limantour.

The programme consisted of the following works:
I
> Beethoven: Obertura Leonora
> Weber: Pieza para piano en Fa menor Op.79
II
> Chopin: Concierto para piano No.2 en Fa menor Op.21
III
> Liszt: Concierto para piano No. 2 en La mayor

The performance was attended by the President of the Republic and spouse. A sold-out house with hundreds unable to secure a ticket.

... paroxysm of aesthetic emotion ...  incomparable virtuosity ...  extraordinary sensitivity.

[Source: El Informador, Guadalajara, 5 March 1950]
*Date needs corroboration.
1950 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau's recital on Sunday 12th March in the evening, as the final event of the Beverly Hills Philharmonic Artist Association's subscription season.

An after-concert reception in honour of Claudio Arrau is hosted by one of the Association's members, with the attendance of Chilean consular representatives.

[Source: Los Angeles Times, California, 12 March 1950]
Actual performance needs corroboration/completion.
1950 Canada Claudio Arrau's performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat major Op.83, with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Jacques Singer on Sunday 19th March at 2:45 pm in the Orpheum Theatre.

The programme also comprised Schubert's Symphony No.5 in B flat major, and Brahms's Academic Festival Overture.

[Source: The Province, Vancouver, 20 March 1950]
[Source: The Vancouver News Herald, 20 March 1950]
[Source: The Vancouver Sun, 20 March 1950]
1950 Chile Brief, four-day visit to Santiago in March.

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1950 Argentina

Claudio Arrau recital at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Wednesday 3rd May at 9:45 pm, presented by 'Conciertos Daniel' and featuring the following programme:
I
> Bach: Preludio y Fuga en La menor
> Beethoven: Sonata No. 26 en Si bemol mayor Op.81a Los adioses *
II
> Schumann: Estudios Sinfónicos Op.13
III
> Albéniz: Almería
> Liszt: Al borde de un manantial (No.4, 1er. Año de Peregrinación)
> Liszt: Vals Mefisto

Originally advertised as:
* Beethoven's Sonata No.31 Op.110
.

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]

1950 Argentina

Recital by Claudio Arrau in Buenos Aires* on Monday 8th May at 9:45 pm, presented by 'Conciertos Daniel' and comrpising a modified programme with the following works:
I
> Mozart: Sonata en Si bemol mayor K.570
> Ravel: Pavana para una infanta difunta (1899)
> Ravel: Jeux d'eau (1901)
> Ravel: Oiseaux Tristes (1905)
> Ravel: Alborada del gracioso (1905)
II
> Schumann: Carnaval de Viena Op.26
III
> Brahms: Variaciones sobre un tema de Paganini
    Op.35 - Libros 1 y 2.

N.B.: The originally advertised programme included Ravel's Miroirs (complete), instead of the four Ravel's pieces above, and Schubert's Fantasía Op.15 El peregrino, instead of Schumann's Carnaval de Viena.

*Venue likely to have been 'Teatro Gran Rex'.

[Source: Electronic copy of programmes]

1950 Argentina

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Gran Rex' of Buenos Aires on Thursday 11th May at 9:45 pm, presented by 'Conciertos Daniel', featuring the following programme:
I
> Debussy: Images - Primer Cuaderno
> Debussy: Images - Segundo Cuaderno
II
> Brahms: Variaciones y Fuga sobre un tema de... [unspecifed] *
III
> Chopin: Impromptu [unspecified] **
> Chopin: Balade No.2 en Fa menor Op.38 ***
> Chopin: Scherzo No.3 en Do sostenido menor Op.39
> Chopin: Scherzo No.4 en Mi mayor Op.54

Originally advertised as:
*** Liszt: Sonata en Si menor (dedicada a Schumann)
*** Chopin: Scherzo No.1 en Si menor op.20
*** Chopin: Scherzo No.2 en Si bemol menor Op.31


[Source: Printed recital programme with modifications]

1950 Argentina

Performances by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3, Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1 & Schumann's Piano Concerto, with the Buenos Aires Wagnerian Association Symphony Orchestra conducted by Roberto Kinsky at the 'Gran Teatro Broadway' of Buenos Aires on Monday 15th May at 9:30 pm, as part of the Association's 38th Concert Season.

[Source: Printed concert programme]

1950 Puerto Rico

Announced Complete Beethoven Sonata Cycle in San José for May.

[Source: The Terre Haute Tribune, Indiana, 21 March 1950]

This entry needs corroboration/completion.

1950 Mexico

The Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra [Orquesta Filarmónica Ciudad de México] conducted by Rafael Kubelík closed its season in July with a magnificent all-Beethoven evening in which Claudio Arrau was the soloist.

[Source: El Informador, Guadalajara, 9 July 1950]

This entry needs completion.

1950 U.S.A. Shared recitals including soloist Claudio Arrau, soprano Lotte Lehmann, pianist Paul Ulanowsky, and the Paganini Quartet at the Ravinia Summer Festival, Chicago, on Tuesday 8th, Thursday 10th, Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th August.

On 8th August, Claudio Arrau interprets (unspecified) solo works on the Baldwin piano.

On 10th August, there were performances by Claudio Arrau and the Paganini Quartet of chamber works by Mozart and Schubert.

On 12th August, Claudio Arrau and the Paganini Quartet interpreted chamber compositions by Brahms, Vivaldi and Schumann.

And on 13th August, Arrau plays solo works by Debussy and Ravel, as well as joins the Paganini Quartet in works by Dvorak and Brahms.

[Source: The Lotte Lehmann Chronology, Lotte Lehmann Foundation]

This entry needs completion.
1950
Scotland
Claudio Arrau's second appearance at the Edinburgh Festival, with a recital at the Usher Hall on Sunday 27th August at 2:30 pm comprising:

>  Mozart:  Rondo in a minor K.511
>  Beethoven:  Sonata No.26 in E flat Op.81a Das Lebewohl
>  Schumann:  Phantasie Op.17
Interval     
>  Ravel:  Miroirs -  
   
      Noctuelles, Oiseaux tristes, Une barque sur l'océan,
>  Ravel:Alborada del gracioso
>  Ravel: La vallée des cloches.
>  Debussy: 
Préludes from Book 2
   
      La puerta del vino & Feux d'artifice

[Source: Printed recital
schedule]
[Source: Printed recital programme]
1950
Scotland
As part of the Edinburgh Festival, Claudio Arrau's performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 with the Statsradiofonien Orchestra of Copenhagen conducted by Erik Tuxen at the Usher Hall on Tuesday 29th August at 7:30 pm.

The programme also included Weber's 'Oberon' Overture and Nielsen's Symphony No.5 Op.50.

[Source: Printed festival schedule]
[Source: Printed
concert programme]
[Source: Aberdeen Press and Journal, Scotland, 30 Aug 1950]
1950
England

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 in G major with the Yorkshire Symphony Orchestra conducted by Maurice Miles at the Leeds Town Hall in West Yorkshire, on Friday 6th October at 11:00 am, as part of the Leeds Triennial Musical Festival.

The programme also included Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G major & Brahms's Symphony No.2.

[Source: 1950 Leeds Triennial Musical Festival printed schedule]
[Source: Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 6 Oct 1950]


1950
England

Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat Op.83 with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Hugo Rignold at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Friday 10th October at 7:00 pm, as part of the 112th Season of the Liverpool Philharmonic Society's Second Tuesday Subscription Concert.

The programme also included -
- Prokofieff's March from 'The Love of Three Oranges',
- Bach-Klenovsky's 'Toccata and Fugue in D minor',
- Martinon's 'Symphoniette Op.16 for strings, piano, harp and timpani', and
- Falla's suite 'The Three-Cornered Hat'.

[Source: Printed concert programme]
[Source: Liverpool Echo, 11 Oct 1950]


1950
England

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor in E flat with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Issay Dobrowen at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 11th October at 8:00 pm, as part of the BBC Symphony Concerts Season 1950-51.

The programme also included - Beethoven's Overture Leonora No.3, and Mahler's 'The Song of the Earth'.

[Source: RAH BBC Symphony Orchestra Season 1950-51 printed schedule]
[Source: Printed concert programme]

1950 England Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Josef Krips at the Royal Albert Hall on 15th October at 3:00 pm.

The programme also included Weber's Overture 'Der Freischutz' and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No.5.

[Source: Printed concert programme]
1950 England 20-minute performance by Claudio Arrau on the BBC Television Service of 15th October at 8:00 pm.

[Source: Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 14 Oct 1950]
This entry needs completion.
1950
England

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 in G major with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Alceo Galliera in the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 16th October at 7:30 pm, as part of the 'Mysore Concerts' Subscription Series 1950-51.

The programme also comprised: Reznicek's Overture Donna Diana, Debussy's Three Nocturnes, and Brahm's Symphony No.2.

[Source: Printed concert programme]

1950
England

Repeat recital by Claudio Arrau at His Majesty's Theatre, Haymarket, on Sunday 22nd October at 8:15 pm, in aid of The Allied Circle.

The programme comprised -
> Mozart: Rondo in A minor K.511
> Beethoven: Sonata No.26 in E flat major Op.81a Les adieux
> Schumann: Phantasie in C major Op.17
Interval
> Liszt/Thalberg/Pixis/Herz/Czerny/Chopin:
> Hexameron - Morceau de concert:

> Grandes Vatriations de Bravoure sur la Marche des Les
> Puritans de Bellini.

[Source: Printed recital programme - Royal Albert Hall]
[Source: Printed recital programme - Allied Circle]
[Source: Daily Herald, London, 23 Oct 1950]


1950
France

Sole recital in Paris on Wednesday 25th October at the the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.

[Source: Le Monde, Paris, 6 Sept 1950]
This entry needs corroboration/completion.

1950 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor K.491 and Liszt's Totentanz (Dance of Death), with the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington conducted by Howard Mitchell at the Constitution Hall on Wednesday 22nd November.

The programme also included a new overture by Spencer Huffman.

[As announced in The Washington Post of 19 Nov 1950]
This entry needs corroboration.
1950
Canada

A recital by Claudio Arrau is announced for Thursday 30th November at 8:30 pm in Montreal, with the following programme:

> Mozart: Rondo in A minor
> Beethoven: Sonata Les adieux
> Schumann: Fantasy in C major
> Debussy: Pour le piano
> Ravel: Ondine
> Ravel: Alborada del gracioso

[Source: The Gazette, Montreal, 27 Nov 1950]
Actual performance requires corroboration.

1950 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2 Op.21 at the Metropolitan Opera House, with the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra under Fritz Busch on 10th December, as part of the U.N. Human Rights Day Concert.

[CD: Music and Arts CD-1158(1), USA, 2005]
[CD: Guild GHCD 2354, England, 2009]
Undated Entries
1950 Chile Claudio Arrau recitals in Santiago, as part of the Winter Season.

[This entry needs completion]
1950 Colombia

Only recital by Claudio Arrau at the Teatro de Colón of Bogotá, attended by an admiring full-house, featuring a programme which included:

> Mozart: Rondó en La menor K.511
> Beethoven: Sonata No. 21 en Do mayor Op.53 Aurora

> Debussy: Two études
> Chopin: Two études
> Liszt: Two études

1950 U.S.A. Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and Antal Dorati conducting.

[This entry needs completion]
1950 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performances of Chopin’s Andante spianato and Grande polonaise brillante Op 22, Krakowiak concert rondo Op 14, and Variations on Là ci darem la mano Op 2, with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under Thor Johnson.

[This entry needs completion]
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1951

Mexico

The US Consulate in Guadalajara broadcasts on 16th February at 14:15 hrs, through the Jalisco State Cultural Radio Station XEJB, a programme of performances by Claudio Arrau, including a waltz by Liszt, the étude in C sharp No.4 by Chopin, and the third movement of Chopin's Piano Concerto No. 1 Op.11, with the orchestra conducted by Donald Voorhees.

[Source: El Informador, Guadalajara, 16 Feb 1951]

1951

U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau's appearance in Aaron Richmond's Celebrity Series, at the Jordan Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston, Massachusetts, on Sunday 11th March in the afternoon.

Source: Printed flyer.


This entry needs completion.
1951 U.S.A. 

Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op. 54 at the Main Hall of the Carnegie Hall, with the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Victor de Sabata on Thursday 15th March at 8:45 pm.

The programme also comprised JS Bach's Passacaglia in C minor BWV582, Debussy's Images pour orchestre II: Ibéria, and Beethoven's Symphony No.7 Op.92.


[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]

1951 U.S.A. 

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op. 54 at the Main Hall of the Carnegie Hall, with the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Victor de Sabata on Friday 16th March at 2:30 pm.

The programme also comprised JS Bach's Passacaglia in C minor BWV582, Debussy's Images pour orchestre II: Ibéria, and Beethoven's Symphony No.7 Op.92.


[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]

1951 U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau's participation at the Young People's Concert with a performance of C.M. von Weber’s Konzertstück in F minor Op.79 in the Main Hall of the Carnegie Hall, with the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Igor Buketoff on Saturday 17th March at 11:30 am.

The programme also contained Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro Overture, Haydn's 4. Allegro di molto from Symphony No.94 Surprise, A. Lyadov's Eight Russian Folksongs Op.58, and O.L. Fernández's Reisado do pastoreio - Batuque.


[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]

1951 U.S.A.

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op. 54 at the Main Hall of the Carnegie Hall, with the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Victor de Sabata on Sunday 18th March at 2:45 pm.

The programme also included S.Barber's The School of Scandal Overture Op.5. Debussy's Images pour orchestre II: Ibéria, and Beethoven's Symphony No.8 Op.93.


[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]

Concerto live recording:
CD: Nuova Era, 013.6338, Italy, 1988
CD: Aura Music AUR 252, Italy, 2002
CD: Music & Arts CD-1174, USA, 2005

1951

Mexico

Claudio Arrau's performance of Carlos Chávez's Piano Concerto under the composer's baton, with the Mexican National Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de México] on Sunday 1st and Monday 2nd April at the Mexico City's Palacio de Bellas Artes.

[Source: Account by reporter William P. Varney in The New York Times
, 2 April 1951]
[Source: The Vancouver Sun, Canada, 31 March 1951]
1951 Italy

Claudio Arrau performance at Teatro Lirico di Milano on Thursday 5th April, organised by the Società del Quartetto.  

The programme comprised:

> Schubert: Allegretto in do minore
> Schumann: Fantasia Op.17

> Chopin:  Balata op.52
> Chopin:  Mazurca op.50
> Chopin:  Fantasia op.49
> Chopin:  Scherzo op.54
> Debussy:  Images serie I
> Granados:  La maja y el ruiseñor
> Granados:  El pelele

1951 England

The May 'Musical Events' monthly of London shows Claudio Arrau on the cover page, along with recital details on page 15 and brief biographical notes on page 29.

1951
England
The Columbia Record Guide of May includes on page 12 an appraisal of Claudio Arrau's masterly command of the keyboard, and advertises the release of his 78rpm recordings of Chopin's Scherzo No.4 Op.54 and My Joys on Columbia 78rpm LX8792-3.  [A photograph]
1951 Italy

Claudio Arrau's performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 in Venice, with Carlo Maria Giulini conducting the Orchestra del Teatro La Fenice on Saturday 5th May.

The programme also included Dvorák's Symphony No.8 and Bonporti's Concerto for Strings Op.11 No.1.

1951
England

Special recital by Claudio Arrau, as part of the Festival of Britain organised by the Orchestral Concerts Society Ltd in conjunction with The London Season of The Arts, at 8:00 pm on Friday 11th May at 8:00 pm in The Royal Festival Hall, with a programme consisting of:

From recital programme:
I
> Schubert:  Allegretto in C minor
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111
II
> Chopin:  Ballade in F minor No.4
> Chopin:  Mazurka in C sharp minor Op.41 No.3 (1841)
> Chopin:  Fantasy in F minor Op.49
> Chopin:  Scherzo No.4 in E major Op.54 (1843)
Interval
III
> Albéniz:  Iberia Book I - 
>>>> Evocación, El puerto, Fête-Dieu à Séville
> Debussy:  La puerta del vino
> Granados:  The Maiden and the Nightingale
>>>> (from Goyescas)
> Granados:   El pelele (from Goyescas)

From recital flyer:
Part II dedicated to Chopin works is shown as -
> Chopin:  Scherzo No.4 in E major Op.54
> Chopin:  Barcarolle Op.60
> Chopin:  Polonaise Fantaisie in A flat major Op.61
> Chopin:  Mazurka in C sharp minor Op.41 No.3
> Chopin:  Allegro de concert in A major Op.46

[Source: Printed recital programme]
[Source: Printed recital flyer]
[Source: Printed recital ticket]

1951
England
Claudio Arrau plays the complete Beethoven's sonata cycle plus the Diabelli Variations on BBC Radio's Third Programme in May/June

The cycle, which attracted great acclaim, was given in a series of 16 broadcasts over a period of four weeks.


[This entry needs completion]

1951


Israel


Claudio Arrau's first tour of Israel in June/July, performances including six recitals, one dedicated to Kibbutz Givat Brenner, and 11 concerts with the Israel Philharmonic under Paul Paray, starting with Beethoven's Concerto No.4.

The tour
was reported to have created "... some of the wildest scenes of audience enthusiasm ever seen in this country".

"... Arrau tickets had to be rationed two to a person, placing them in the same scarce category as butter, meat, eggs and clothing."

[News report in The New York Times of 15 June 1951
]
[Source: The Vancouver Sun, Canada, 22 Sept 1951]

These programmes need completion.
1951 England Broadcast performance by Claudio Arrau of Liszt's Piano Concerto No.1, with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under Sir Thomas Beecham on Wednesday 20th June in the evening.

[This entry needs completion]
1951 England  Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 and Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Walter Susskind (replacing an indisposed Sir Adrian Boult) at the Royal Festival Hall of London on Wednesday 27th June at 7:30 pm, as part of the Festival of Britain Concert Series.

[Source: Printented concert flyer]
[Source: Printed concert programme, with amendment]

1951


Israel


Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Edison Hall of Jerusalem on Friday 6th July at 9:00 pm, as part of The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's 1950/51 Season.

The programme included the following works:

I
>  
Mozart's Rondo in a minor K.511,
>  
Beethoven's Sonata No.26 in E flat major Op.81a Les adieux
II
>  
Schumann's Fantasy in C major Op.17
Interval
III
>  
Debussy's Pour le piano [Prélude. Sarabande. Toccata]
>
  Chopin's Scherzo No.4 in E major Op.54
>  Ravel's Jeux d' eau
>  Ravel's
Alborada del gracioso

[Source: Electronic copy of printed programme]

1951 England Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Adrian Boult at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Wales, on Sunday 8th July at 7:30 pm, as part of the Festival of Britain Concert Series.

The programme also comprised Haydn's Symphony No.104 in D The London, V.Williams's Overture The Wasps, Strauss's Symphonic Poem Don Juan & Wagner's Overture The Mastersingers.

[Source: Cheshire Observer, England, 23 June 1951].

1951


U.S.A.


Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 1 on 23rd July at the Lewisohn Stadium, City College of New York, under Pierre Monteux conducting the Stadium Concerts Symphony.

The audience demanded encores
:
>  Mendelssohn's Rondo capriccioso,
>  Chopin's Etude in C sharp minor from Op 10,
>  Bartók's Allegro barbaro, and
>  Chopin-Liszt's My Joys.

[Review by R.P. in The New York Times
, 24 July 1951]
1951 Canada

Claudio Arrau's performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3, with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra under guest conductor William Steinberg, on Sunday 30th September at 2:30 pm in the Orpheum Theatre, and repeated on Monday 1st October at 8:00 pm in the International Cinema, Vancouver.

The programme commences with Schubert's Symphony No.5 in B flat major.
After intermission, an all-Beethoven second part is performed where Concerto No.3 is preceded by Overture to Prometheus and followed by Overture Leonora No.3.

[Source: The Province, Vancouver, 1, 8 & 29 Sept 1951]
[Source: The Vancouver Sun, 1, 22 & 29 Sept 1951]
[Source: The Vancouver Sun, 1 Oct 1951]

1951/52
U.S.A.
Celebrated monaural recordings by Claudio Arrau of five Hungarian Rhapsodies by Liszt for US Columbia Studios, NY, on Wednesday 24 October 1951 and Friday 22 February 1952, not released until 1978 by Desmar.
1951 U.S.A.  Performance by Claudio Arrau of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.2 in A major, with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra under Rafael Kubelík on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd November.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]
1951 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto in F minor Op 21, with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra conducted by Orlando Barera on Thursday 15th November.

[Source: El Paso Herald-Post, Texas, 16 Nov 1951]
1951 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1 with Thor Johnson conducting the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at the Cincinnati Music Hall on Friday 7th December at 2:14 pm and Saturday 8th December at 8:30 pm.

The first part of the programme included Corelli's Suite for String Orchestra & Sibelius's Symphony No.1 Opus 39.

[Source: Printed concert programme]
1951 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor at the Kansas City Music Hall, this being a subscription function with the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Hans Schweiger on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th December in the evenings.

Numerous stage calls.

[Source: The Kansas City Times, Missouri, 19 Dec 1951]
1951/60
England
Claudio Arrau makes recordings of works by Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Granados, Grieg, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Mozart, Schubert, and Tchaikovsky for the English Columbia label (EMI).
Undated Entries

1951/2

U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance at the Milton Academy of Boston, as part of the Gratwick Concert Series.

[This entry needs completion]
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1952    
1952
U.S.A. 

Piano recital by Claudio Arrau on Friday 18th January at the Iowa Memorial Union, State University of Iowa, as part of the University Concert Course, with a program consisting of:

> Beethoven's Rondo in G major Op.51 No.2
> Beethoven's Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
> Mendelssohn's Rondo Capriccioso
> Mendelssohn's Song Without Words in G major
> Brahms's Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Book II
Intermission
> Debussy's Pour le piano
> Granados's The Maiden and the Nightingale
> Granados's El pelele
Encores:
> Chopin-Liszt's Polish Song
> Chopin's Étude in C sharp minor

[Source: Autographed printed recital programme]
[
Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen, Iowa, 19 Jan 1952]

1952
U.S.A. 
Claudio Arrau performances of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Fantasy in E minor on Hungarian Folk Tunes, with Alexander Hilsberg conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Philadelphia Academy of Music on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th February, at 2:30 pm and 8:30 pm respectively, as part of the 1951-52 Season.

The programme also included Locatelli's Concerto for Four Violins, string Orchestra and Organ Op.1 No.12, Schubert's Symphony No.5 in B-flat major, and Bartok's Dance Suite for orchestra.


[Source: Printed concert programme]
1952 USA
Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1 with Alexander Hilsberg conducting The Philadelphia Orchestra at the main Hall of the Carnegie Hall, New York, on Tuesday 19th February at 8:30 pm, as part of the 1951-52 Season.

The Concerto was the last item in a program of orchestral works also including Wagner's Lohengrin Prelude to Act III, Schubert's Symphony No.5, and Bartok's Dance Suite for Orchestra.

[Source: Printed concert programme - Large]
[Source: Printed concert programme - Small]
[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]
1951/52
U.S.A.
Celebrated monaural recordings by Claudio Arrau of five Hungarian Rhapsodies by Liszt for US Columbia Studios, NY, on Wednesday 24 October 1951 and Friday 22 February 1952, not released until 1978 by Desmar.
1952 Mexico

The Mexican-US Cultural Institute in the State of Jalisco broadcasts a programme through a local radio station, on Sunday 30th March at 2:00 pm, which included Claudio Arrau as soloist in César Frank's Symphonic Variations, with the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy.

[Source: El Informador, Guadalajara, 30 March 1952]

1952 U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau is reported to admire modern music and even plan to play it.  
In a New York press interview, Arrau singled out a number of modern composers of particular interest he would like to have the time to study and play in public, including:

-  Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, Roger Sessions, and Walter Piston of the USA.
-  Olivier Messiaen and Pierre Boulez of France.
-  Benjamin Britten and Lennox Berkeley of Britain
-  Juan José Castro and Juan Carlos Paz of Argentina
-  Domingo Santacruz of Chile
-  Camargo Guarnieri and Heitor Villa-Lobos of Brazil

[Source: Aiken Standard, South Carolina, 24 April 1952]
[Source: The Terre Haute Tribune, Indiana, 11 May 1952]

See also entry in 1977, Switzerland.


1952 England

Claudio Arrau performance in London of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1, at the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday 15th May at 7:30 pm, with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Walter Susskind, as part of the International Celebrity Music Festival.

The programme also included Beethoven's Overture 'Egmont', and Kabalevsky's Overture 'Colas Breugnon'.

[Source: Printed concert programme]

1952 England

Pianist and broadcaster Joseph Cooper writes in the BBC's 'Radio Times' weekly, published on Friday 16th May, an impression of the world-famous pianist Claudio Arrau, coinciding with a recital broadcast at 8:00 pm on the BBC Home Services.

Apart from some essential biographical details, Mr. Cooper highlights Arrau's intellectual and artistic persuits, his command of five languages, physical stamina, technical dexterity, and vast repertoire.

[Page 9. Photograph.]

1952 England On Wednesday 21st May BBC Radio Three commences broadcasting a complete cycle of Beethoven 32 piano sonatas & named variations, in a series of 16 evening radio recitals by Claudio Arrau.

[Source: Belfast Telegraph, Northern Ireland, 19 & 26 May, 6 June, 1952]
[Source: Liverpool Echo, 6 & 21 June 1952]
[Source: Belfast Telegraph, 6 June 1952]
[Source: Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 13 June 1952] et al.

This entry needs completion.
1952 England

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday 27th May at 8:00 pm, with a programme consisting of:

>  Mozart:  Fantasie in D minor K397
>  Beethoven:  Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
>  Schubert:  Wanderer Fantasy Op.15
>  Ravel:  Gaspar de la nuit
>  Liszt:  Mephisto Waltz

Note: Programme previously announced contained works by Beethoven, Debussy & Liszt.


[Source: Printed concert programme]
[Source: Printed flyer]

1952
Austria
Claudio Arrau to give a three-week piano master course at the Salzburg Summer Academy running from 1st to 21st August.

The Academy director, Prof. Eberhard Preussner,
will select 20 of the best prepared students from all over the world to work with Arrau, who will instruct his classes in four languages (French, English, German, and Spanish) as needed.

[Source: The Terre
Haute Tribune, Indiana, 19 May 1952]
This announced event needs corroboration.
1952
Austria
Second appearance by Claudio Arrau at the Salzburg Festival on 27 AugustBeethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 with Igor Markevitch conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra [Weimer Philharmoniker] in the Festspielhaus at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included Schubert's Symphony No.3 and Stravinsky's Le sacre du printemps.


[Source: 1952 Salzburg Festival printed schedule]
1952
U.S.A.
The September issue of Américas magazine  [published in Washington by The Pan-American Union, General Secretariat of the Organization of American States, in Spanish, English and Portuguese]  contains an article by Cecil M. Smith, entitled 'Claudio Arrau, musical ambassador'.

The writer surveys Arrau's extraordinary international career so far, basic biographical aspects, influence of Professor Martin Krause, deep interpretative approach to music, ample repertoire, exclusion of light music, and close links with native Chile and his mother.

[Spanish language version:  Volume 4, No.9, pages 9 to 11 and 28, eight photographs]
1952
South Africa
Tour of South Africa, with nine sold-out concerts in Johannesburg alone, generously treated to the highest critical acclaim.

The Johannesburg Rand Daily Mail of 13 Sept
1952 contains a most appreciative assessment of Arrau's artistry in an article by P.B. entitled "Claudio Arrau, Aristocrat Among Pianists".

[Actual performances need to be researched]
1952
U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau recital at the Jordan Hall, Boston, on Sunday 19th October in the afternoon, this being the opening event of the Celebrity Series presented by Aaron Richmond.  

The programme included the following works:

> Brahms, Variations and fugue on a theme by Handel op.24
> Beethoven, Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
Intermission
> Debussy, Estampes

> Liszt, Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes)
> Liszt, Mephisto Waltz

[Source: Printed recital programme]

1952
U.S.A.

Concerto performance by Claudio Arrau at the Northrop Auditorium with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra on Friday 7th November at 8:30 pm.

This is Arrau's ninth visit to the Twin Cities (eight in Minneapolis, one in St. Paul) since his first in 1942.
He ticked them off on his fingers as he recalled the music he played at each.

[Source: Minneapolis Tribune's 4th Edition, 7 Nov 1952]
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1952
U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Hill Auditorium, Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Tuesday 25th November at 8:30 pm, as part of the Seventh Annual Extra Concert Series presented by the University of Michigan Musical Society.  

The programme included the following works:


>  Mozart, Fantasy in D minor K.397
>  Beethoven, Sonata No.26 in E flat major Op.81a Les adieux
>  Schumann, Fantasy in C major op.17

Intermission
>  Beethoven, Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata

N.B.:  The University Musical Society had previously presented Claudio Arrau on 3rd December 1943.

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]

1952
U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performance at the Del Mar College's Richardson Performance Hall, with the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra of Texas, conducted by Maestro Frederick Vajda on Monday 1st December.

The parts of the programme involving Claudio Arrau included the following works:
I
> Granados: The Maiden and the Nightingale (from Goyescas)
> Granados: El pelele (from Goyescas)
> Liszt: Gnomenreigen
> Mendelssohn: Rondo capriccioso
    (instead of the announced Mephisto Waltz by Liszt)
II
> Tschaikowsky: Piano Concerto No.1 in B flat minor
 
[Source: The Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Texas, 2 Dec 1952]

1952/3
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau makes recordings of solo piano works by Beethoven and Chopin for the American Decca label.
Undated Entries
1952 U.S.A.  Performance by Claudio Arrau of Weber’s Konzertstück Op 79, with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra and Antal Dorati conducting.

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1952 Italy

Recital by Claudio Arrau at Teatro Nuovo di Milano, organised by the Società del Quartetto.

The programme included, amongst other works:
> Beethoven:  Sonata No. 32 op.111

> Brahms:  Variazioni su un tema di Händel


[This entry needs completion]

1952 England Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 with Josef Krips conducting The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam [Das Königliche Concertgebouw Orchester Amsterdam].

[This entry needs completion]
1952/3
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau as part of the 1952-53 Aaron Richmond Celebrity Series of Boston.

[This entry needs completion]
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1953 U.S.A.  On the occasion of Claudio Arrau's visit to Boston, The Boston Herald of 10th January publishes an article by Rudolph Elie appraising the extraordinarily unique qualities of Arrau's interpretation.
1953 U.S.A.  Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 in B-flat major Op.83 on Saturday 17th January at 2:30 pm, in the Main Hall of the Carnegie Hall, New York, with the Boston Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Munch.

The programme likewise comprised J.S. Bach's Das alte Jahr vergangen ist BWV 614, Ravel's Don Quichotte à Dulcinée, and A.Honegger's La danse des morts.

[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]
1953 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto in B flat minor K.595 and R.Strauss's Burleske for piano and orchestra, forming part of the Baltimore Series of the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dr. Howard Mitchell at the Lyric Theatre (Opera House), Maryland, on Tuesday 27th January at 8:30 pm.

The programme also included: R.Strauss's Don Juan, Berlioz's Royal Hunt and Storm, and Rudolph Ganz's Love, Yet Laughter.

[Source: The Evening Sun, Pennsylvania, 24 Jan 1953]
This announced program needs corroboration.
1953 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau's 50th birthday subscription performance of Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1, with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conducted by Thor Johnson at the Cincinnati Music Hall on Friday 6th February and Saturday 7th.

Article by Henry S. Humphreys on The Cincinnati Times-Star of 7th February, entitled 'Claudio Arrau gives audience birthday party', refers to a:
"...rich and delicious" rendition with "sparkling cadenzas..." "...from the gods".

[Source: Electronic cover page of printed concert programme]
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1953 Cuba Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1 at the 'Teatro Auditorium' of Havana, on Sunday 22nd February at 10:45 am, and Monday 23rd February at 9:30 pm, with the Havana Philharmonic Orchestra [Orquesta Filarmónica de La Habana] conducted by Frieder Weissmann.

The programme also included: Kabalevsky's Colas Breugnon Overture, and Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra.

[Source: Electronic copy of autographed printed concert programme]
1953 U.S.A.  Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Page Auditorium of Duke University (Durham, North Carolina) on 26th February, kindly appearing for pianist Rudolph Serkin who reported ill, with an extensive program consisting of works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Debussy, and Granados.

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1953 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 at the Main Hall of the Carnegie Hall on Thursday 12th March at 8:45 pm, with the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York under the baton of Guido Cantelli.

The programme also included Anton Eberl's Symphony in C major, Debussy's Symphonic Fragments from Le martyre de St Sébastien, and Ravel's Suite No.2 from Daphnis et Chloé.

[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]
1953 U.S.A. Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 at the Main Hall of the Carnegie Hall on Friday 13th March at 2:30 pm, with the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York conducted by Guido Cantelli.

The programme also comprised Anton Eberl's Symphony in C major, Debussy's Symphonic Fragments from Le martyre de St Sébastien, and Ravel's Suite No.2 from Daphnis et Chloé.

[Source; Carnegie Hall Archives]
1953 U.S.A. Performance by Claudio Arrau of Liszt’s Piano Concerto No.2 at the Main Hall of the Carnegie Hall on Sunday 15th March at 2:30 pm, with the Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York conducted by Guido Cantelli.

The programme was radio broadcast and also included: Brahms's Tragic Overture Opus 81, Debussy's four excerpts from Le martyre de St Sébastien, and Ravel's Suite No.2 from Daphnis et Chloé

[Source: Printed concert programme - Large]
[Source: Printed concert programme - Small]
[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]

CDs of Liszt's piano concerto:
- Music and Arts CD-625, USA,1989
- AS Disc: AS 509, Italy, 1989.
1953 U.S.A. Announced Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 with the RIAS Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ferenc Fricsay at the Titania Palace Cinema in Steglitz, Berlin, on 19 and 20 April, was  cancelled  due to illness.

Pianist Conrad Hansen filled in for Arrau.

Arrau has not returned to Germany since he departed in May 1940.
1953 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 (K 595), with the National Symphony Orchestra [of Washington] conducted by H. Mitchell

http://arrausite.free.fr/Index.html
[This entry needs corroboration]
1953 England Piano recital by Claudio Arrau, as part of the Thirty-third Season 1952-53 Oxford Subscription Concerts, at the New Theatre on Thursday 21st May

The programme consisted of the following works:
> Mozart: Rondo in D major, K.485
> Beethoven: Sonata No.26 in E flat major Op.81a Les adieux
> Schumann: Fantasia in C major Op.17
Interval
> Debussy: Pour le piano [Prélude. Sarabande. Toccata]
> Granados: The Maiden and the Nightingale
[from Goyescas]
> Granados: El pelele
> Liszt: Mephisto Waltz

[
Source: Printed recital programme]
[Source: Banbury Guardian,
Oxfordshire, 9 Oct 1952]
1953 England Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 Emperor, with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Dr. Karl Rankl (replacing an indisposed Josef Krips), as part of an all-Beethoven 'Grand Coronation Concert' held at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 31st May at 3:00 pm.

The programme commenced with Beethoven's Symphony No.8 and concluded with Beethoven's Symphony No.5.

[Source: Printed Souvenir Coronation Concert programme]
1953 U.S.A.  Claudio Arrau performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 (K 595), with the National Symphony Orchestra [of Washington] conducted by H. Mitchell

http://arrausite.free.fr/Index.html
[This entry needs corroboration]
1953 Israel 

After a resounding success in his 1951 first tour of Israel, Arrau visits for the second time to perform several concerts and recitals over most of the month of June, until the 28th.

1953 Israel 

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Rafael Kubelik at Ohel Shem High School, Tel Aviv, on Wednesday 3th June.
 
Performance repeated on several occasions/venues.

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1953 Israel 

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Rafael Kubelik at the Binyanei HaUma International Convention Center, Jerusalem, on Thursday 4th June

[This entry needs corroboration]

1953 Israel 

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and Rafael Kubelik conducting, at the Ohel Shem Hall of Tel Aviv, on Monday 8th June, as part of the 1952/03 Season (subscription concert No.10).

The programme also included Martinu's Concerto for Two String Orchesters, Piano, and Timpani; and Dvorak's Symphony No.2.

1953
Israel 

Piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Edison Hall of Jerusalem on Wednesday 10th June at 9:00 pm, as part of the 1952/53 Season, with a programme consisting of:

> Mozart: Sonata in D major K.576
> Beethoven: Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
Interval
> Schumann: Carnaval suite Op.9
> Liszt: Mephisto Waltz

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]

1953 Israel 

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Rafael Kubelik at Armon Cinema, Haifa, on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th June.
 
[This entry needs corroboration]

1953 Israel 

Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2 Op.21 with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Rafael Kubelik at Ohel Shem High School, Tel Aviv, on Sunday 21st June

[This entry needs corroboration]

1953 Israel

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 Op.73 Emperor with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under visiting conductor Heinz Freudenthal at the Armon Hall of Haifa, on Wednesday 24th June at 9:00 pm, as part of the 1952/03 Season (special subscription concert No.5).

The programme also included Verdi's La Forza del Destino Overture, Kurt Weill's Kleine Dreigrosehenmusik for wind players, and Hugo Alfven's Midsummernight's Watch Swedish Rhapsody.

[Source: Printed concert programme]

1953 Israel

Farewell recital by Claudio Arrau at the Armon Hall of Haifa on Thursday the 25th of June at 9:00 pm, as part of the 1952/03 Season.

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1953 England 

Claudio Arrau's recital in London on Tuesday 30th June at 8:00 pm, at the Royal Festival Hall, with a programme including the following works:

> Mozart:  Sonata in D major K.576
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.31 in A flat major Op.110
> Schumann:  Carnaval Op.9
> Liszt:  Ballade No.2 in B minor
> Ravel:  Ondine
> Albéniz:  Fetes-Dieu a Seville
> Granados:  El pelele

An article by music critic Cecil Smith, entitled 'Quiet, please, for a Master', published in the London Daily Express of 1st July, appraises the recital as revealing amazing riches of musical thought and sentiment.

1953


U.S.A.


Claudio Arrau's performance of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 Op.83 at the Lewisohn Stadium (College of the City of New York), with the Stadium Concerts Symphony Orchestra conducted by Alexander Smallens, on Thursday 23rd July at 8:30 pm.

The all-Brahms programme also included Academic Festival Overture Op.80 and Symphony No.2 Op.73.


[Source: Printed concert programme]

1953


U.S.A.


Claudio Arrau performance on 9th August in the final concert of the Newport (Rhode Island) First Outdoor Music Festival, interpreting Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1 under Remus Tzincoca conducting a sixty-member ensemble from the New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra.

[Source:
The New York Times, 10 Aug 1953 - News report]
[Source: Newport Daily News, Rhode Island, 10 Aug 1953]
This entry needs completion.
1953 U.S.A. Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Charles Munch on 1st September.

[CD: WHRA 6015, CD 7, Canada, 2007]
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1953 Mexico Claudio Arrau's concerto performance with Mexico's Philharmonic Orchestra [Orquesta Filarmónica de México] conducted by José Francisco Vázquez Cano on Sundays 20th and 27th September.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]
1953 Mexico Claudio Arrau recital on the 29th of September.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]
1953
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau writes an article in The New York Times of 11th October, entitled Beethoven Sonatas, whereby Arrau explains his views as to why a pianist should play all 32.
1953
U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the St. Paul Auditorium Theatre of Minnesota on Tuesday 27th October, as part of The Schubert Club's 71st Season.  

The program comprised the following works:
I.
>  Mozart's  Fantasy in D minor KV397
>  Beethoven's  Sonata No.8 in C minor Op.13 Pathétique
II.
>  Schumann's  Fantasy in C Op.17
III.
>  Beethoven's  Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata

[Source: Printed recital programme]

1953/54
U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau performs the complete Beethoven sonata cycle at the New York Town Hall in a 'Grand Cycle of Seven Recitals', starting on Saturday 17 October 1953 and concluding on Saturday 13 February 1954.  

Program I: Saturday 17th October at 3:00 pm*
I
> Sonata No.3 in C major Op.2 No.3
> Sonata No.26 in E flat major Op.81a Les ad
ieux
II
> Sonata No.31 in A flat major Op.110
> Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata


Program II: Saturday 24th October at 3:00 pm
I
> Sonata No.4 in E flat major Op.7
> Sonata No.28 in A major Op.101
II
> Sonata No.10 in G major Op.14 No.2
> Sonata N
o.22 in F major Op.54
> Sonata No.21 in C major Op.53


Program III: Saturday 31st October at 3:00 pm*
I
> Sonata No.5 in C minor Op.10 No.1
> Sonata No.7 in D major Op.10 No.3
II
> Sonata No.15 in D major Op.28 Pastorale
> Sonata No.32 in C minor Op.111

Program IV: Saturday 7th November at 3:00 pm*
I
> Sonata No.12 in A-flat major Op.26 Funeral March
> Sonata No.19 in G minor Op.49 No.1
> Sonata No.8 in C minor Op.13 Pathétique
II
> Sonata No.6 in F major Op.10 No.2
> Sonata No.24 in F-sharp major Op.78 For Therese
> Sonata No.16 in G major Op.31 No.1

Program V: Saturday 14th 28th November at 3:00 pm
I
> Sonata No.2 in A major Op.2 No.2
> Sonata No.25 in G major Op.79
> Sonata No.30 in A major Op.109
II
> Sonata No.13 in E flat major Op.27 No.1
> Sonata No.14 in C sharp minor Op.27 No.2 Moonlight

Program VI: Saturday 5th December at 3:00 pm
I
> Sonata No.9 in E major Op.14 No.1
> Sonata No.11 in B-flat major Op.22
II
> Sonata No.20 in G major Op.49 No.2
> Sonata No.27 in E minor Op.90
> Sonata No.18 in E-flat major Op.31 No.3


Program VII: Saturday 12th December 1953 13th February 1954 at 3:00 pm  [See this date below]

Arrau was the first pianist to play the entire Beethoven sonata cycle in New York since Arthur Schnabel did it in the early 1930s.

Rave reviews by:
Noel Strauss of The New York Times
, 18 Oct 1953.
Francis Perkins of New York Herald Tribune
, 18 Oct 1953.
Winthrop Sargeant of The New Yorker
, 24 Oct 1953.

Other sources:
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, New York, 19 Oct 1953.
The Yuma Daily Sun
, Arizona, 29 Oct 1953
, and others.

Complete Beethoven Sonata schedule - printed flyer.
Printed recital programme for 17 Oct 1953.
Printed recital programme for 31 Oct 1953.
Printed recital programme for 7 Nov 1953.

Undated Entries
1953
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau's mother, Lucrecia León de Arrau, moves from Chile to reside with the artist in New York .
1953
India
Claudio Arrau first tour of India , in the company of wife Ruth, at the invitation of the Indian Head of State, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and his daughter, Indira Gandhi, who attented Arrau's first recital in Delhi.

The first recital consisted of works by Mozart and Beethoven.

Mr. and Mrs. Arrau stayed at the Swiss Hotel in Old Delhi.


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1953? U.S.A. Public performance/s by Claudio Arrau at the Carnegie Hall, New York, interpreting Mendelssohn's Rondo Capriccioso Op.14, Chopin-Liszt's Chant Polonais Mes Joies, and Liszt's Gnomenreigen, as filmed by Robert Snyder.

[Source: Carnegie Hall Video Archives]
[This entry needs clarification/completion]
1953 Netherlands Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.2 with the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam under Edward van Beinum.

[This entry needs completion]
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1954
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau interprets Chopin’s Variations on Mozart's Là ci darem la mano Op 2, and Franz Liszt’s Totentanz for piano and orchestra (Danse Macabre), with the Little Orchestra Society and Thomas Scherman conducting at a New York Town Hall public concert on 4th January.

Miles Kastendieck appraises a brilliant performance in the New York Journal-American of 6th January.

[Source: Traverse City Record-Eagle, Michigan, 26 Jan 1954]

Unique live recording of this performance of
Totentanz held by the New York Public Library, Catalog No. LT-10 4205, duration: 16’15”.
1954
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Kansas City Music Hall on Friday 8th January in the evening, this being Arrau's seventh Kansas City appearance in 12 years.

The program featured the following compositions:
I
> Mozart: Sonata No.17 in D mayor
> Beethoven: Sonata No.23 in F minor Appassionata
II
> Granados: The Maiden and the Nightingale (Goyescas)
> Granados: El pelele

> Albéniz: Fête Dieu à Seville (Iberia)
> Liszt: Gnomenreigen
> Liszt: Mephisto Waltz
Encores
> Mendelssohn: Rondo Capriccioso
> Chopin-Liszt: Polish Song No.5
> Chopin: Étude
No.4

[Source: T
he Kansas City Times, Missouri, 9 Jan 1954]
1954 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau is reported to have recorded the piano sound track for the newly shot MGM movie Rhapsody, directed by Charles Vidor, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Vittorio Gassman.

In the film, 12 minutes of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.2, and segments of solo works by by Liszt (Valse oubliée), Chopin (Ballade  in G minor), Scriabin (12th Étude Op.8), Weber, Schumann, and others, are heard as recorded by Claudio Arrau in "the latest medium of 3-D stereophonic sound".

Please note that, although Arrau did play Rachmaninoff in public on a couple of occasins, and Scriabin on several, these are his only known recordings of these composers.

[Source: The Independent Record, Montana, 24 Jan 1954]
[Source: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, N. Y., 12 March 1954]
[Source: The Evening Independent, Ohio, 15 June 1954]
[Source: Liverpool Echo, England, 2 July 1955]
[Source: The Tatler, England, 13 July 1955]


1993 MGM/UA Home Video M201131.
2009 Archive WB MGM DVD USA
.
1954
U.S.A.

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Helena Civic Center Auditorium, Montana, on Thursday 28th January at 8:15 pm, as part of the Center's Community Concert Series.

The program included compositions by Beethoven, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Debussy, and Granados.

[Source:
The Independent Record, Montana, 28 & 29 Jan 1954]
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1954 U.S.A.  The February edition of ETUDE, the music magazine, published monthly by Theodore Presser Co. of Philadelphia, contains an article entitled An approach to Beethoven, edited from an interview with Claudio Arrau by Rose Heylbut.  Pages 9, 62 and 63.  One photograph.
1954 U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau's conclusion of the complete Beethoven piano sonata cycle at the New York Town Hall, started on Saturday 17th October 1953. [See 1953 above].

Program VII: Saturday 13th February at 3:00 pm.
I*
> Sonata No.20 in G major Op.49 No.2
> Sonata No.9 in E major Op.14 No.1
> Sonata No.27 in E minor Op.90
II
> Sonata No.29 in B flat major Op.106 Hammerklavier

[Source: Printed recital programme for 13 Feb 1954]
[Source: The New York Times, 14 Feb 1954 - News item]
[*Note that the originally scheduled programme showed Sonatas Nos. 1 & 17 for Part I, instead of 20, 9 & 27]
.

1954 Germany  First post-war, triumphant return public performances by Claudio Arrau in Berlin in March

- Solo recitals and three orchestral appearances.
- Arrau receives the welcoming of a homecoming hero.
- Superlative critic acclaim.
1954 Germany

Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2 on Sunday 14th and Monday 15th March, at 11:00 am and 7:30 pm respectively, with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra [Berliner Philharmonisches Orchester] conducted by Milan Horvat (from Dublin), at the Titania Palace of Steglitz. 

A 12-curtain-call ovation.  

Accolades from the critic through articles published on 15th March by the Neue Zeitung (H.H.Stuckenschmidt), The Berlin Kurier, and the Spandauer Volkesblatt.

The programme also included Weber's Oberon Overture and Martinu's Symphony No.4.

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]

[Source: Printed concert programme]

1954 Germany

Sold-out recital by Claudio Arrau at the Hamburg's Music Hall on Wednesday 24th March at 8:00 pm (5. Klavierabend), as part of the PRO-ARTE Zyklus.

The programme consisted of works by:
>  Mozart:  Rondo
>  Beethoven:  Klaviersonate Nr.23 f-Moll Appassionata
>  Schumann:  Fantasie C-dur op.17
>  Debussy:  [unspecified]
>  Ravel:  [unspecified]

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital porgramme cover]
[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital flyer]
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1954 Germany

Sold-out recital by Claudio Arrau at the Berlin's College of Music [Konzertsaal, Hochschule für Musik] on Thursday 25th March at 8:00 pm, with a program consisting of:

>  Mozart:  Rondo D-dur
>  Beethoven: Sonata No.23 Op.57 Appassionata
>  Schumann:  Fantasy C-dur Op.17
>  Debussy:  Pour le piano
>  Ravel:  Jeux d'eaux
>  Mendelssohn: [unspecified]
>  Liszt: [unspecified]
Encores: [unspecified]

Unanimously superlative reviews of the recital published on 26th March in the following media:  
The Berlin Telegraf,  Tagesspiegel,  Der Abend,  Spandauer Volksblatt,  Neue Zeitung,  The Kurier,  Der Tag, and others.

Also: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins).

1954 Germany Claudio Arrau's recital at Ludwigsburg (Schloss, Ordensaal) on Saturday 27th March, with a programme comprising the following compositions:
I
> Mozart: Rondo D-dur KV 485
> Beethoven: Klaviersonate No.23 f-Moll op.57 Appassionata
II
> Schumann: Fantasie C-Dur op.17
III
> Debussy: Pour le piano (Prélude. Sarabande. Toccata)
> Ravel: Jeux d'eau
> Ravel: Alborada del gracioso
Encores -
> Liszt/Chopin: Meine Freuden (Chant polonais Nr.5)
> Chopin: Étude cis-Moll op.10 Nr.4
> Mendelssohn: Rondo capriccioso E-Dur op.14

[CD: SWR Music, SWR19054CD, Germany, 2018]
1954 England  Renditions by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 in G & Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, with the London Philharmonic Orchestra under Sir Adrian Boult at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 18th April at 7:30 pm.

The programme also included Beethoven Symphony No.8 & Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnol.

[Source: Printed concert programme]
[Source: Electronic copy of autographed programme cover]
1954 England Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, held at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Tuesday 20th April at 7:00 pm, with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Hugo Rignold, as part of the Tuesday Subscription Concerts of the Liverpool Philharmonic's 115th Season.

In addition, the programme featured Strauss's Symphonic Poem Don Juan & Shostakovitch's Sympnony No.1.

[Source: Printed concert programme]
[Soucre: Liverpool Echo, 12 & 21 April 1954]
1954 England Claudio Arrau's performance of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations, occupying the second half of a shared function held by the Ripley Recorded Music Society, Derbyshire, on Tuesday 27th April.

[Source: Ripley and Heanor News and Ilkeston Division Free Press, England, 30 April 1954]
1954 England Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Rafael Kubelik, an International Celebrity Concert at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 2nd May at 7:30 pm.

The programme also included Brahms's Academic Festival Overture and Symphony No.1.

[Source: Printed concert programme]
1954 Croatia Recital by Claudio Arrau for the Musical Artists Association of Croatia [Udruženje Muziĉkih Umjetnika Hrvatske] on Tuesday 11th May, at 8:00 pm, in the City of Istria's Concert Hall.

The programme consisted of:
I
> Mozart: Rondo in D major
> Beethoven: Sonata in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
> Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel
II
> Granados: La fille et le rossignol
> Granados: El pelele
> Albéniz: Fête Dieu à Seville
> Liszt: Petrarke Sonet No.123
> Liszt: Mefisto Valcer

[Source: Electronic copy of printed recital programme]
1954 Portugal

Claudio Arrau's recital at the 'Teatro Nacional de São Carlos' in Lisbon on Saturday 22th May at 9:45 pm, as part of the Musical Culture Circle's 20th Season 1953-54.

The peformance included the following works:
> Mozart:  Rondó em ré maior
> Beethoven:  Sonata op.57, em fá menor Appassionata
> Schumann:  Fantasia op.17, em dó maior
Interval
> Granados:  La maja y el ruiseñor Goyescas
> Granados:  El pelele
> Albéniz:  El Corpus Christi en Sevilla
> Liszt:  Valsa Mefisto

[Source: Printed recital programme]

1954 Portugal

Recital performance by Claudio Arrau at the 'Teatro Municipal São Luíz' of Lisbon on Tuesday 25th May at 6:30 pm, forming part of the Círculo de Cultura Musical's 20th Season 1953-54.

The programme comprised the following works:
I
> Mozart:  Sonata em sol maior
> Beethoven:  Sonata op.10 no.3, em ré maior
> Brahms:  Variações sobre um tema de Paganini (2.° cad.)
II
> Liszt:  Soneto n.° 123 de Petrarca
> Liszt:  Estudo de execução transcendente n.° 10
> Ravel:  Jogos de água
> Bartók:  Allegro barbaro
> Debussy: Reflets dans l'eau
> Debussy: Feux d'artifice
> La puerta del vino
> L'isle joyeuse

[Source: Electronic copy of autographed printed recital programme]

1954 England

Recital performance by Claudio Arrau at the Bath Assembly Forum, on Thursday 27th May in the evening, as part of the Festival of Bath.

The programme comprised works by Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms.

[Source: Wiltshire Times and Trowbridge Advertiser, 15 May 1954]
[Source: The Sketch, 19 May 1954]

This entry needs completion.

1954 England

Claudio Arrau's performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor with the London Symphony Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall under Josef Krips on 28th May at 8:00 pm.

The all-Beethoven programme also included Symphonies Nos. 6 and 8.


[Source: Beethoven Concert Series' printed schedule flyer]
[Source: Printed concert flyer]

1954 Scotland

Claudio Arrau's performance of Brahms's Pianoforte Concerto No.1 Op.15 at Edinburgh's Usher Hall under Karl Rankl conducting the Scottish National Orchestra on Monday 31st May at 7:30 pm.

The programme likewise featured Mozart's Overture 'Don Giovanni' and Brahms's Symphony No.4.

[Source: Printed concert programme]

1954
U.S.A.
Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5 Emperor at the Lewisohn Stadium (City College of New York) on Monday 28 June in the evening, with the Stadium Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pierre Monteux, this being the Summer's second all-Beethoven program.
.
Most positive review of Monteux and Arrau by
Paul Affelder for The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of 29 June 1954.
1954
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau's participation in an all-Beethoven programme of chamber music at Tanglewood's Theater-Concert Hall (Lenox, Massachusetts) to open the 17th Berkshire Festival on Thursday 8th July at 8:30 pm.

The Bel'Arte String Trio also took part in this event.

Mr. Arrau's part of the program consisted of three Beethoven sonatas.  He donated his services this evening to the Berkshire Music Center.

[Source:
The Windsor Star, Ontario, 2 July 1954]
[Source: The Kinston Daily Freeman, New York, 8 July 1954]
[Source: The North Adams Transcript, Massachusetts, 10 July 1954
]
This entrry needs completion.
1954
U.S.A.
Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Emperor Concerto in E flat major under guest conductor Pierre Monteux directing the Boston Symphony Orchestra at the Berkshire Music Festival of Tanglewood in Lenox, Massachusetts, on Sunday 11 July in the afternoon.

Most
appreciative review of Monteux and Arrau by Olin Downes for The New York Times of 12 July 1954.
[
Also: The North Adams Transcript, Massachussetts, 12 July 1954]
The programme needs completion.
1954
Chile

First recital by Claudio Arrau at the Teatro Municipal of Santiago this season, on Thursday 29th July at 7:00 pm, offering the following programme:
I.
> Mozart: Fantasía en Re menor K.397
> Beethoven: Sonata No.31 en La bemol mayor op.110
> Brahms: Variaciones y fuga sobre un tema de Haendel Op.24
II
> Albéniz:  Almería
> Albéniz:  El Corpus en Sevilla
> Debussy:  Masques
> Debussy:  La isla alegre
> Ravel:  Ondine
> Ravel:  Alborada del gracioso

[Source: Electronic copy of autographed printed recital programme]

1954
Chile
Claudio Arrau recitals at the 'Teatro Municipal' of Santiago on Wednesday 28th July and Sunday 1st August.

[This entry needs corroboration
/completion]
1954
Chile
Claudio Arrau performances of Mozart's Piano Concerto K.595 and Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 Op.83 onFriday 30th and Saturday 31st of July.

[This entry needs corroboration
/completion]
1954
Uruguay

Only recital by Claudio Arrau as part of the 1954 Official Season of Montevideo, on Wednesday 18th August at 6:45 pm in the 'Estudio Auditorio S.O.D.R.E'.*, with a programme consisting of:
I.
> Mozart: Fantasía en Re menor K.397
> Beethoven: Sonata No.23 Op.57 Appassionata
II.
> Schumann: Fantasía en Do mayor Op.17
III.
> Liszt: Dos leyendas -
        San Francisco de Asís predicando a los pájaros.
        San Francisco de Paula sobre las olas.
> Poulenc: Suite Napoli -
        Barcarola. Nocturno. Capricho italiano.

*S.O.D.R.E. - Servicio Oficial de Difusión
Radio Eléctrica.
Official Radio Broadcasting Service.

[Source: Electronic copy of autographed printed programme]

1954
Chile
Claudio Arrau is made an Honorary Member of the Chilean National University's Faculty of Musical Science and Art, on 24th August.

[Source: Revista Musical Chilena, October 1954]
1954 Scotland

Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2 with the visiting Hamburg Radio Symphony Orchestra [Nordwestdeutscher Rundfunk Orchester] conducted by Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh Festival, on Tuesday 31st August at 8:00 pm.

Part of the concert was televised by BBC television.

Poetic review by Neville Cardus in The Manchester Guardian of 3rd September - "Chopin as he should be played - The perfection of Claudio Arrau".

The programme also included Stravinsky's Symphony in Three Movements, and Brahms's Symphony No.2 Op.73.

[Source: Printed concert programme]
[Source: Printed festival schedule]
[Source: Worthing Herald, England, 27 Aug 1954]
[Source: Northern Whig, Ireland, 28 Aug 1954]
[Source: Belfast News-Letter, N.Ireland, 31 Aug 1954]
[Source: Birmingham Daily Gazette, England, 1 Sept 1954]

1954 Scotland Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Usher Hall on Saturday 4th September, as part of the Edinburgh International Festival of Music & Drama, with a program comprising:

>  Liszt's Piano Sonata in B minor
>  Chopin's Ballade No.4 in F minor Op.52
>  Chopin's Nocturne in B major Op.61 No.1
>  Chopin's Scherzo No.4 in E major Op.54
Intermission
>  Liszt's Deux légends:
>.     St François d' Assise - La prédication aux oiseaux
>      St François de Paule - Marchant sur les flots
>  Chopin's Sonata in B minor Op.58

[Source: Printed festival schedule]
[Source: Autographed printed recital programme]
1954

Scotland

Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto Op.54 with the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Herbert von Karajan at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh, on Monday 6th September at 8:00 pm, as part of the 1954 Edinburgh International Festival.

The programme also included Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique Op.14, and Wagner's Prelude and Liebestod from 'Tristan und Isolde'.


[Source: Schedule on the Philharmonia Orchestra concert programme for 9 April 1954]
[Source: Printed festival schedule]
[Source: Printed concert programme]

1954
Singapore
Claudio Arrau performance/s in September.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]

1954
Ceilon
Claudio Arrau performance/s in September.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]

1954
Bombay
Claudio Arrau performance/s in September.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]

1954

England

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 Op.37 with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Josep Krips at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on Tuesday 28th September, forming part of the 1954 International Celebrity Concert programme.

The programme also comprised R.Strauss's Don Juan Tone Poem, and Schubert's Symphony No.9 in C major The Great.

[Source: Printed concert programme]
1954

England

Piano recital by Claudio Arrau in London on Wednesday 29th September, as the first of a weekly series of autumn performances by the world's greatest living instrumentalists, broadcast on the BBC Television and shared with France.

[Source: Birmingham Daily Post, 8 & 29 Sept 1954]
[Source: Western Mail, 21 Sept 1954]
[Source: Hampshire Telegraph, 24 Sept 1954]
[Source: Worthing Herald, 24 Sept 1954]
[Source: The Tatler, 6 October 1954]

1954

England

Claudio Arrau performance of Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under Josep Krips at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on Thursday 30th September at 8:00 pm, as part of the 1954 International Celebrity Concert programme.

The programme also comprised Mozart's Symphony No.41 in C major Jupiter, and Schubert's Symphony No.9 in C major The Great.

[Source: Printed concert programme]
1954

England

Recital by Claudio Arrau at The Dome, Brighton, on Sunday 3rd October at 14:45 hrs, as part of the International Celebrity Recitals sponsored by The Brighton Philharmonic Society.

The programme featured the following works:
> Mozart: Piano Sonata in D major K.576
> Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.23 in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
> Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Book 2
Interval
> Granados: The Maiden and the Nightingale (from Goyescas)
> Granados: El pelele
> Albéniz: Fête-Dieu à Seville
> Liszt: Sonetto del Petrarca No.104
> Liszt: Mephisto Waltz
Encores:
> Chopin-Liszt: Meine Freuden
> Chopin: An unspecified favourate composition

[Source: Autographed printed recital programme]
[Source: Sussex Agricultural Express, 24 Sept, 8 Oct, 1954]
[Source: Worthing Herald, 8 Oct 1954] et al.
1954

England

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra under guest conductor Alfred Wallenstein, on Tuesday 5th October at 7:30 pm, this being the Liverpool Philharmonic Society's Second Tuesday Subscription Concert of its 116th season.

The programme also included Bruckner's Symphony No.4 in E flat Romantic.

[Source: Printed concert programme]
[Source: Liverpool Echo, 6 Oct 1954].
1954

England

The Autumn issue of The Listener magazine, published by the British Broadcasting Corporation in London on 7th October (Vol. LII No.1336), includes a photograph with the caption "Claudio Arrau at the piano on September 29" and a brief note by critic Philip Hope-Wallace to record his ecstatic admiration for the pianist [page 589].

1954

England

Announced piano recital by Claudio Arrau at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on Thursday 7th October at 8:00 pm, part of the International Celebrity Concert schedule, was cancelled  by the pianist due to exhaustion.

1954 Wales Swansea Festival of Music and the Arts, October 11th to 16th:
Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3, with The Hallé Orchestra conducted by Sir John Barbirolli, at the Brangwyn Hall, Swansea, on 11th October at 7:30 pm, in a programme also including Brahms's Academic Festival Overture and Symphony No.2.

[Source: Printed Festival Programme]
1954
Netherlands
Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1 Op.11 on Saturday 16th October at 8:00 pm, with The Hague Resident Orchestra [Het Residentie-Orkest] of the Utrecht's Arts and Sciences House [Gebouw voor Kunsten en Wetenschappen], conducted by Willem van Otterloo, in celebration of its 50th Anniversary Golden Jubilee.

The programme also included Alexander Voormolen's Sinfonia, and Anton Bruckner's Symphonie No.3.

[Source: Electronic copy of printed concert programme]

1954
Germany
Only recital by Claudio Arrau at the Concert Hall of the Berlin's College of Music on Wednesday 20th October at 8:00 pm.

The programme was as follows:
> Mozart:  Fantasie d-moll KV 397
> Beethoven:  Sonate As-dur Op.110
> Brahms:  Händel-Variationen
> Granados:  [unspecified]
> Albéniz:  [unspecified]
> Liszt:  [unspecified]

[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin
(Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]

1954
Germany
Broadcast performance by Claudio Arrau of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1, with the 'Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester' (now renamed WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln) under Otto Klemperer, recorded at Saal 1, Funkhaus, Cologne, on 25th October.

CD releases:
- ICA Classics WDR ICAC 5045, Austria, 2011.
- Music and Arts CD-1158, 2005, and CD-625, 1989, USA.
- La Grande Classica BBBCD9015, Italy, 1995.
1954
Germany
Broadcast performance by Claudio Arrau of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, with the 'RIAS* Symphonie-Orchester' of Berlin under Georg Ludwig Jochum (rather than Eugen Jochum) on 31st October and 1st November (rather than 1st January).
*[RIAS:  Radio In The American Sector / Radio im Amerikanischem Sektor (of Berlin)]

[Sources: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)], et al.

CD: Hunt Productions HUNTCD 511, France/Italy, 1986?
1954 Italy Performance by Claudio Arrau of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.2, with Nino Sanzogno conducting the Orchestra della Scala, Milano, on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th November at 9:15 pm.

The programme also included Saint-Saenz's Symphony No.3 Organ, R. Castagnone's Passacaglia, and F. Testi's Crocifissione.

[Source: Archivio La Scala]
1954 U.S.A. Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Hazleton Senior High School Auditorium, Pennsylvania, as part of the Community Concert Season, on Monday 6th December in the evening.

The program comprised the following compositions:
I
> Mozart: Sonata in G major K.283
> Beethoven: Sonata No.21 in C major Op.53 Waldstein
> Brahms: Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Book II
II
> Chopin: Nocturne in B flat minor
> Chopin: Three Mazurkas
> Liszt: Gnomenreigen
> Liszt: Mephisto Waltz
Three encores.

[Source: The Plain Speaker, Pennsylvania, 7 Dec 1954]
1954 U.S.A. Recital by Claudio Arrau at the then Tuesday Musical Club of Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Monday 13th December..

The program was generous and comprised several works, including Brahms's Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel Op.24, Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.32 in C Minor Op.111, and others.

[Source: Council Bluffs Nonpareil, Iowa, 19 Dec 1954]
This entry needs completion.
1954 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau's performance of Weber's Konzertstück for Piano and Orchestra and Liszt's Piano Concerto No.2 with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra conducted by Paul Paray at the Masonic Temple, Detroit, on Thursday 30th December in the evening.

The programme also included Bloch's Concerto Grosso No.2, Copland's Outdoor Overture, and Meldelssohn's Overture to A Midsummer Night's Dream.

[Source: The Windsor Star, Ontario, Canada, 30 and 31 Dec 1954]
Undated Entries
1954?
Chile
The Santiago City Council bestows its

Illustrious Son Decoration

upon Claudio Arrau.  [1959?]
1954 Switzerland Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 with L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande conducted by Ataúlfo Argenta.

[This entry needs completion]
1954 Switzerland Performances by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 and Liszt’s Totentanz for piano and orchestra, with the Zurich Townhall Orchestra [Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich] conducted by Hans Rosbaud.

[This entry needs completion]
1954 Scotland Claudio Arrau performance of Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1 with Alexander Gibson conducting The Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

[This entry needs completion]
1954 U.S.A.  Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.3 with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra under Thor Johnson.

[This entry needs completion]
1954
Colombia
Concert by Claudio Arrau with the Colombian Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica de Colombia] on the re-inauguration this year of the Cali Municipal Theatre, originally opened in 1929.

[This entry needs completion]
1954-5 U.S.A. Arrau performance at the Omaha Performing Arts Society Centre, Nebraska, as part of the Tuesday Musical Concert Series.

[This entry needs completion]
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1955    
1955 U.S.A. As part of the 113th Carnegie Hall Season 1954-55, performances by Claudio Arrau of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1 in E minor Op.11, at the Main Hall, with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and George Szell conducting, on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th January, at 8:45 pm & 2:30 pm, respectively.

The programme on both dates also comprised Smetana's The Bartered Bride Overture, and Brahms's Symphony No.4 Op.98.

[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]
[Source: Printed concert programme - large]
[Source: Printed concert programme - small]
1955 U.S.A. As part of the 113th Carnegie Hall Season 1954-55, Claudio Arrau performance of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor Op.21, at the Main Hall, with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra under guest conductor George Szell, on Sunday 9th January at 2:30 pm.

The programme also included Brahms's Symphony No.4 Op.98 & Smetana's The Bartered Bride Overture, and constituted the 759th broadcast over the CBS Radio Network, from 2:30 to 4:00 pm (E.S.T.).

[Source: Printed concert programme]
[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]

09.01.1955 - Chopin piano concerto 2:
C
D WHRA 6037, released in January 2011.
1955 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor at the Liberty Hall, with the El Paso Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Orlando Barera, on Monday 31st January at 8:30 pm.

[Source: El Paso Herald-Post, Texas, 1st Feb 1955]
1955 U.S.A. Front cover photograph of Claudio Arrau on the 15th February Special Edition, 298-page issue of 'Musical America' magazine (published in Pennsylvania from New York).
1955 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5 Emperor with Erich Leinsdorf conducting the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra of New York on Sunday 27th February.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]
1955 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau's recital at the Main Hall of the Carnegie Hall, New York, on Friday 27th February at 8:30 pm.

The programme comprised the following performances:
> Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.26 Op.81a Les adieux
> Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor S.178 (R.21)
> Schumann: Fantasy in C mayor Op.17
> Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.23 Op.57 Appassionata

[Source: Carnegie Hall Archives]
1955

Irish
Republic

Recital performance by Claudio Arrau at the Theatre Royal of Dublin on Saturday 28th May at 3:00 pm.

The programme comprised the following works:
> Mozart: Rondo in D K.485
> Beethoven: Sonata in F minor Op.57 Appassionata
> Schumann: Fantasie in C major Op.17
> Granados: The Maiden and the Nightingale
> Albéniz:  Fête-Dieu á Sèville
> Liszt:  Sonetto No.123 del Petrarcha
> Liszt: Mephisto Waltz

[Source: Printed recital programme]
1955 England Performance by Claudio Arrau of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.2  in F minor with the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir Malcolm Sargent on Wednesday 1st June at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included J.S. Bach arr. Walton's Ballet Suite The Wise Virgins, Rubbra's Symphony No.6 & Ravel's Rapsodie Espagnole.

[Source: Printed concert programme]
[Source: The Sketch, 1 June 1955]
[Source: Birmingham Daily Gazette, 3 June 1955]
1955 Austria Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 Op.58 with Josef Krips conducting the Vienna Symphony Orchestra on Saturday 11th June.

The programme also included Bruckner's Symphony No.8.
1955 U.S.A. United Nations: More than two thousand people attended tonight [8th October] the great gala event offered every year by the U.N. during the General Assembly's regular session period. 

This year, the reception provided the special attraction of a Mozart and Beethoven recital of piano music as interpreted by virtuoso Claudio Arrau.

The hundreds of guests  - all delegations participating in the Assembly, part of the diplomatic corps accredited in Washington, local and federal authorities, and many others -  were welcomed at the foyer of the Assembly by its president Mr. José Maza, from Chile, and his spouse, as well as the Secretary General of the U.N. Mr. Dag Hammarskjöld. The pianist arrived accompanied by his mother, Doña Lucrecia León de Arrau.

Shortly before acceding the Assembly's tribune, where the piano had been placed, Arrau stated to a journalist:
"I am offering this concert in honour of the United Nations and the current President of the General Assembly, my fellow Chilean Mr. José Maza".

The concert commenced at 8:15 pm and run for one hour and a half.

[Source: El Informador, Guadalajara, 9 Oct 1955]
Actual programme needs completion.
1955
U.S.A.
Recital by Claudio Arrau at Boston's Symphony Hall on Sunday 30th October at 3:30 pm, as part of the 1955-56 Aaron Richmond Celebrity Series, with a programme including works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Schumann.

[Source: Advertised in Emil Gilel's printed recital programme for 23 Oct 1955]
This entry needs corroboration/completion.

Undated Entries
1955 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau records two Mozart's and two Beethoven's sonatas for the U.N. Audio Library in New York, never released [KV 310/KV311 and Op.21/Op.23, respectively].

These recordings are currently available at the U.N. Audio Library.
1955 Serbia Claudio Arrau's performance/s at the Kolarac Concert Hall, Belgrade.

[This entry needs completion]
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1956    
1956 U.S.A. Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1 in C major and Liszt's Piano Concerto No.2 in A major, with the National Symphony Orchestra of Washington conducted by Howard Mitchell at the Constitution Hall on Wednesday 1st February.

The programme also included Stravinsky's Firebird Suite.

[Performance appaised in The Washington Post of 2 Feb 1956]
1956 Canada

Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Eaton Auditorium of Toronto, Ontario, on 1st March at 8:45 pm, with a programme including:

>  Mozart's  Sonata in A minor KV.310
>  Beethoven's Sonata No.21 in C major Op.53 Waldstein
>  Brahms's Variations on a Theme of Paganini, Book II
Intermission
>  Debussy's 'Pour le piano' [Prélude. Sarabande. Toccata.]
>  Liszt's  Gnomenreigen
>  Liszt's  Mephisto Waltz

[Source: Printed recital flyer]
[Source: Printed recital programme]

1956 Germany

Recital by Claudio Arrau in Hannover's Beethovensaal, as part of the 'Masters at the Piano' Series, on Wednesday 14th March at 8:00 pm.

The programme consisted of -
>  Mozart's   Sonate D-dur KV.576*
>  Schumann's   Fantasie C-dur op.17
Pause
>  Beethoven's   Sonate c-moll op.111
>  Beethoven's   Sonate C-dur op.53 Waldstein


Performances superlatively appraised on 16th March by publications such as Presse, Norddeutsche Zeitung, and Allgemeine Zeitung.
*NB: Reviews refer to Mozart's Adagio instead.

[Other source: Autographed printed recital programme]

1956 Germany Fourth postwar tour of Germany by Claudio Arrau in March:

Performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Mozart's Piano Concerto KV 271, with the RIAS-Symphonie-Orchester conducted by Wolfgang Sawallisch at the Concert Hall of Berlin's College of Music on Sunday 18th at 11:00 am, and Monday 19th March at 8:00 pm.

This subscription concert also included Bach's Branderburg Concerto No.6, and  EITHER Stravinsky's Apollon Musagèle  OR Prokofieff's Symphony No.5.

Critics' acclaim in the following Berlin publications of 21st March:   Morgenpost,  Tagesspiegel, Kurier,  Abend,  Der Tag, Telegraf,  Spondauer Volksbaltt, Mongs-Echo.

[Other source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)]
1956 Germany

Claudio Arrau performance in Munich of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 in B flat.

Highly appreciative reviews in Abendzeitung and Mercur of 25th March.


This entry needs completion.

1956 Germany

Claudio Arrau performance at the Schumannsaal of Düsseldorf met with superlative critiques published in the Nachrichten and the Rheinische Post on 28th March.

[This entry needs completion]

1956 Germany

Claudio Arrau performance in Hamburg of Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor.

Superlative reviews in Abendblatt, Echo, Norddeutsche Nachrichten, and Die Welt of 10th April.


[This entry needs completion]

1956 England

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4 at the Royal Festival Hall, with Joseph Krips conducting the London Symphony Orchestra on Monday 28th May at 8:00 pm.

The programme also featured Beethoven's Overture to Egmont & Symphony No.3 Eroica.


[Source: Printed concert programme]
[Source: Concert Annals]

1956 England

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1 at the Royal Festival Hall, with Joseph Krips conducting the London Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday 30th May at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included Beethoven's Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5.

[Source: Printed concert programme]

[Source: Concert Annals]

1956 England

Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.2 at the Royal Festival Hall, with Joseph Krips conducting the London Symphony Orchestra on Sunday 4th June at 8:00 pm.

The programme also comprised Beethoven's Symphonies Nos. 4 and 8.

[Source: Concert Annals]

[Source: Royal Festival Hall schedule]

1956 England

Claudio Arrau's rendition of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 at the Royal Festival Hall, with Joseph Krips conducting the London Symphony Orchestra on Tuesday 6th June at 8:00 pm.

The programme also featured Beethoven's Overture Coriolan & Symphony No.7.


[Source: Concert Annals]
[Source: Royal Festival Hal schedule]

1956 England

Claudio Arrau's performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor at the Royal Festival Hall, with Joseph Krips conducting the London Symphony Orchestra on Sunday 11th June at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included Beethoven's Overture Leonore No.3 & Symphony No.6 Pastoral.


[Source: Concert Annals]
[Source: Royal Festival Hall schedule]

1956 England

Highly acclaimed performances by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s complete piano concerto cycle with Josef Krips conducting the London Symphony Orchestra, at the Royal Festival Hall in May-June.  

Monday 28th May:  Piano Concerto No.4
Wednesday 30th May:  Piano Concerto No.1
Monday 4th June:  Piano Concerto No.2
Wednesday 6th June:  Piano Concerto No.3
Monday 11th June:  Piano Concerto No.5

Rave reviews in:

London Times of 29th May - review of Concerto No.4
Daily Telegraph and Morning Post of 31st May - reviews of Concerto No.1
News Chronicle of 5th June - review of Concerto No.2
Manchester Guardian (Neville Cardus) of 6th June - review of concerto No.3
London Daily Express and London Times of 13th June - reviews of Concerto No.5

1956 England

The June issue of Music and Musicians magazine of London shows a photograph of Claudio Arrau on the cover page and contains an editorial article with general biographical details and two photographs on page seven.
[The June performances forming part of the May-June complete cycle of Beethoven's piano concertos under Joseph Krips are announced on both page four and pages 38/39
]

1956 England

Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.2 at the Royal Festival Hall, with Joseph Krips conducting the London Symphony Orchestra on Monday 4th June at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included Beethoven's Symphonies Nos. 4 and 8.

1956 England Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.3 at the Royal Festival Hall, with Joseph Krips conducting the London Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday 6th June at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included Beethoven's Coriolan Overture and Symphony No. 7.
1956 England Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 at the Royal Festival Hall, with Joseph Krips conducting the London Symphony Orchestra on Monday 11th June at 8:00 pm.

The programme also included Beethoven's Leonora Overture No.3 and Symphony No.6.
1956
Canada
Claudio Arrau's Master Classes on piano interpretation at the Summer School (23th July-10th Augusut) under the auspices of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, coinciding with the 2nd Annual Stratford Music Festival (staged from 7th July to 11th August).

[Source: The 1956 Stratford Shakespearean Festival's prospectus and schedule]
[Source: The Windsor Star, Ontario, 21 March 1956]
[Source: The Ottawa Citizen, Ontario, 24 March 1956] et al.
1956
Canada
Performances by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Concerti Nos. 1 and 5 Emperor, with the Stratford Festival Orchestra conducted by Heinz Unger at the Music Hall on Saturday 14th and Tuesday 17th July, as part of the 2nd Stratford Music Festival (staged from 7th July to 11th August), under the auspices of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, and carried by the CDC Radio Network.

[Source: National Post, Toronto, 12 May 1956]
[Source: The Windsor Star, Ontario, 19 May 1956]
[Source: The Gazette, Montreal, 26 May 1956]
1956
Canada
Beethoven and Mozart recital by Claudio Arrau at the Stratford Concert Hall, as part of the Stratford Music Festival, on Monday 23rd July in the evening and Thursday 26th July in the afternoon.

The performance included Beethoven's Waldstein Sonata and Mozart's Sonata in B flat major K.570.

[Source: The Windsor Star, Ontario, 12 July 1956]
[Source: The Leader Post, Regina, 3 Aug 1956]
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1956
Canada
Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Stratford Concert Hall on Saturday 4th August at 6:30 pm,  celebrating Schumann's Centenary, as part of the Stratford Music Festival, Ontario.

Works performed included:
> Chopin: Sonata in B minor Op.58.
> Schumann: Carnaval Op.9
> Schumann: Trio No.1 in D minor Op.63
(with violinist Albert Pratz and cellist Isaac Mamott).

[Source: The Windsor Star, Ontario, 12 July 1956]
[Source: The Leader Post, Ottawa, 28 July, 1956]
This entry needs corroboration.
1956
Austria
Third participation by Claudio Arrau as a soloist in the Salzburg Festival at the Großes Festspielhaus on Wednesday 22nd August at 8:00 pm, interpreting Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 Op.73 Emperor, under Fritz Reiner conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

The programme also included Berlioz's overture The Roman Carnival Op.9, and R.Strauss's Thus spoke Zarathustra Op.30.


[Source: Salzburg Festival 1956 printed schedule]

1956

 


Austria

 


At Salzburg Mozarteum, on Thursday 23rd August at 8:00 pm, Claudio Arrau performs an all-Mozart recital including:

>  Fantasy
in C minor K475
>  Sonata in C minor K457
>  Sonata in A minor K310
>  Sonata in D major K576
>  Sonata in F major K332

[Source: Salzburg Festival 1956 schedule]


[CD Orfeo d'or - C 459 971 B, Germany, 1997, excluding K310 which became part of C 712 062 I, Germany, 2006].
1956
South Africa

Performances by Claudio Arrau at the Johannesburg Festival (which ran from 16th September to 27th October).

[Source: The Rand Daily Mail 0f 13th September reported Arrau to have arrived in Johannesburg on Monday 10th September]
[Source: Preliminary prospectus]

1956 Malaya Claudio Arrau recital in Kuala Lumpur on 11th November, hosted by the Malayan Arts Council, with a programme consisting of:

>  Mozart, Sonata in D major
>  Beethoven, Les adieux Sonata (No 26)
and
>  Schumann, Fantasy in C major Op.17
>  Liszt, Three pieces from Années de pèlerinage
>  Poulenc, Suite Napoli

Proceeds towards the Poppy Day Fund (in remembrance of those fallen in wars).

[Source: Autographed printed recital programme]
1956 England Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor at the Birmingham Town Hall on Tuesday 27th November at 7:30 pm, with Rudolf Schwarz conducting the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra.

This is Arrau's first appearance in Birmingham.

The programme also included Berlioz's Overture The Judges of the Secret Court, Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G, and Vaughan Williams's Symphony No.8.

[Source: Birmingham Daily Gazette, 26 Nov 1956]
[Source: Birmingham Daily Post, 28 Nov 1956]
1956 Germany

Pro Musica evening recital by Claudio Arrau at the Concert Hall of the Berlin College of Music [Konzertsaal, Hochschule für Musik, Berlin] on Wednesday 5th December at 20 hrs.

Programme:
>  Mozart's Phantasie c-moll KV 475
>  Mozart's Sonate c-moll KV 457
>  Beethoven's either Sonate Nr.21 Op.53 Waldstein or Nr.26 Op.81a Les adieux
>  Schumann's Carnaval Op.9
>  Poulenc's Suite Napoli


[Source: Guide to the Concert Halls of Berlin (Fürer durch die Konzertsäle Berlins)].
[Source: Autographed printed recital programme]
[Source: Local newspaper review]

1956 England Fifth appearance by Claudio Arrau on BBC Television's 'Concert Hour', on Sunday 23rd December at 2:30 pm, to play Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2 with the BBC Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Sir Malcolm Sargent.

[Source: Rugby Advertiser, 14 Dec 1956]
[Source: The Tewkesbury Register, 21 Dec 1956]
[Source: Belfast News-Letter, 22 Dec 1956]
Undated Entries
1956
India
Claudio Arrau's concert tour.

[This entry needs completion]
1956
Ceylon
Concert tour by Claudio Arrau.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]
1956
Singapore
Concert tour by Claudio Arrau.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]
1956
Ethiopia Abyssinia
Concert tour by Claudio Arrau.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]
1956
U.R.S.S. ?
Concert tour by Claudio Arrau. [?]

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]
1956 England Recitals by Claudio Arrau in London, Leeds and Birmingham.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion] 
1956 U.S.A. Performances by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4 and Brahms’s Piano Concerto No.1, with the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra conducted by Antal Dorati.

[This entry needs completion] 
1956 U.S.A. Four recitals by Claudio Arrau in New York, comprising the entire solo piano literature by Mozart.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion] 
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1957    
1957 Puerto Rico Recital by Claudio Arrau in San Juan, presented by Pro Arte on Monday 28th January in the evening, with a programme comprising:

> Mozart's Fantasy and Sonata for Piano K.475 and K.557,
> Beethoven's Piano Sonata No.21 Op.53 Waldstein,
> Schumann's Carnaval Op.9,
> Schönberg's Three Pieces for Piano.
Encores:
> Mozart's Rondo in D major,
> Chopin Étude in C minor.

The recital received enthusiastic ovations and was attended by distinguished cellist Pau Casals.

[Source: El Mundo, San Juan, 31 Jan 1957]
1957 Mexico Performance by Claudio Arrau of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.1 and Brahms's Piano Concerto No.2, with the National Symphony Orchestra [Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional] under José Ives Limantour on Sunday 3rd February at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City.

The programme also included Beethoven's Overture Leonora No.3 and Ravel's Rapsodia Española.

[Source: Arrau, el gran artista latinoamericano, Dorantes Guzmán, Universidad Veracruzana, México, 1991]
1957 Mexico Claudio Arrau's recital on Monday 4th February (*) at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City.

The programme included the following compositions:
> Mozart:  Fantasía K475 en Do menor.
> Mozart:   Sonata K457 en Do menor.
> Beethoven:  Sonata No.21 Op.53 Waldstein.
> Schoenberg:  Tres piezas Op.111.
> Schumann:  Carnaval Op.9.
Encore:
> Chopin: Estudio en Do sostenido menor Op.10 No.4.

[*Note: Date might be Wednesday 6th February]

[Source: Arrau, el gran artista latinoamericano, Dorantes Guzmán, Universidad Veracruzana, México, 1991]
[Source: El Informador, Guadalajara, 11 Feb 1957]

1957


U.S.A.


Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor, with Hans Schweiger conducting the Kansas City Philharmonic Orchestra at the local Music Hallon [date] February.

[
Review by Clyde B. Neibarger for The Kansas City Times of 13 Feb 1957]

1957

 


U.S.A.

 


Recital by Claudio Arrau at the Assembly Hall on Saturday 23rd February at 8:30 pm, as part of the Hunter College of the City of New York's 1956-57 subscription series, with a program comprising:
I
>  Beethoven's  Bagatelle in G minor Op 119 No. 1
>  Beethoven's  Waldstein Sonata (No.21) Op.53
II
>  Schumann's  Carnaval Op.9
I
II
>  Mozart's  A minor Sonata KV 310
IV
>  Schönberg's  Three Pieces Op 11
>  Poulenc's  Napoli Suite:

>>>> Barcarolle. Nocturne. Caprice italien.


[
Source: Electronic copy of autographed printed recital programme]
[Highly appreciative account by The New York Times' critic J.B. on 25 Fe
b 1957]
1957 U.S.A.

Claudio Arrau's recital sponsored by The YM-YWHA of Paterson, N.J., on Monday 25th February, forming part of their 25th Season 1956-57.

[Source: Electronic copy of autographed printed recital programme cover]
[This entry needs completion]

1957 U.S.A. Performance by Claudio Arrau on Sunday 10th March at the West Shore Concert Series, Cleveland.

[This entry needs corroboration/completion]
1957
Portugal
Claudio Arrau performance of Beethoven's Piano Concertos No.4 Op.58 and No.5 Op.73 Emperor at the Tivoli, Lisbon, with the 'Orquestra Sinfónica Nacional' conducted by Frederico de Freitas on Tuesday 14th May at 6:30 pm, as part of the Círculo de Cultura Musical's 1956-57 Season.

The programme also included Beethoven's Coriolan Overture.


[Source: Printed concert programme]
1957 England Performances by Claudio Arrau in the 'Seventh Series of Beethoven Concerts' at the Royal Festival Hall, with the London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Josef Krips, including the following piano concertos on Friday 17th, Monday 20th & Sunday 26th May, respectively:

> Piano Concerto No.4
>>>>Plus Symphonies Nos. 8 & 5

> Piano Concerto No.5 Emperor
>>>>Plus Symphonies Nos. 6 & 4

> Piano Concerto No.3
>>>>Plus Symphonies Nos. 2 & 7

[Source: Concert Annals]
[Source: Printed RFH schedule]
1957 France Le guide du concert et du disque weekly magazine of 24th May shows a cover page photograph of Claudio Arrau.
1957 France All-Beethoven recital by Claudio Arrau at the Théatre des Champs-Élysées of Paris, on Wednesday 29th May at 9:00 pm, with a programme comprising the following compositions:

> 15 Variations et Fugue op.35 Eroïca
> Sonate No. 32 op.111
> Sonate No.31 op.110
> Sonate No.23 op.57 Appassionata

[Source: 'Recuerdos y Pájaros', Enrique Bunster, Editorial del Pacífico, Santiago, Chile, 1968]
1957 England Sole recital by Claudio Arrau at the Royal Festival Hall of London this season, with a programme on Thursday 30th May at 8:00 pm consisting of the following works:

> Mozart: Fantaisie in C minor K.475
> Mozart: Sonata in C minor K.457
> Beethoven: Sonata No.21 in C major Op.53 Waldstein
> Schoenberg: Three pieces Op.11
> Schumann: Carnaval Op.9

[Source: Recital programme]
[Source: Birmingham Daily Post, 25 May 1957]

1957

Australia

Second Australian tour by Claudio Arrau for the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) over 11 weeks in June-August, comprising more than 30 concerto and recital performances.

1957

Australia

Claudio Arrau performances of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.5 ["towering majesty"] and Chopin's Piano Concerto No.2 ["romantic iridescences"] with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under Nicolai Malko at the Sydney Town Hall on Thursday 20th June.

The programme also included Schubert's Rosamunde Overture and Barber's second Essay for Orchestra.

"Arrau is universally ranked among the supreme contemporary masters" L.B.
" The largest Town Hall audience for some years". L.B.
[Source: The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 June 1957]

Film held at the National Archives of Australia (NAA).
1957 Australia

Four acclaimed recitals by Claudio Arrau:

Three recitals at the Sydney Town Hall -

Tuesday 25th June at 8:15 pm.
>  Beethoven:  Bagatelle Op.119 No.2
>  Beethoven:  Sonata No.31 Op.110
>  Schumann:  Fantasie Op.17
>  Debussy:  Pour le piano suite
>  Liszt:  Gnomenreigen and Mephisto Waltz
[Source: Printed recital programme]

Thursday 27th June:
>  Schumann:  Humoreske Op.20
>  Ravel:  Gaspard de la nuit
>  Poulenc:  Napoli suite
>  Beethoven:  Sonata Op.10 No.3

Saturday 29th June:
All-Beethoven programme at 2:15 pm.
>  Eroica Variations Op.35
>  Sonata No.32 Op.111
>  Sonata No.18 Op.31 No. 3 The Hunt, and
>  Sonata No.23 Op.57 Appassionata

[Source: Printed recital programme]

1957
Australia
Article by L.B. in The Sydney Morning Herald of Monday 1st July, entitled "All-Beethoven Arrau Recital", apprasing Claudio Arrau's renditions on Saturday 29th June as the most revealing and engaging of performances.
1957
Australia
Recital by Claudio Arrau at Canberra's Albert Hall on Monday 1st July.

The programme comprised
:
>
Mozart's Sonata in D major,
> Beethoven's
Sonata No.26 in E flat major Op.81a Les adieux,
> Brahms's Variations on a Theme of Handel Op.24,
> Chopin's Barcarolle Op.60,
> Chopin's Fantasie in F minor,
> Chopin's Nocturne in B major,
> Chopin's Scherzo No.4 in E Op.54
.
Encore: Chopin-Liszt's Polish Song No.5.

[Source: The Canberra Times
, 27 June & 2 July, 1957]
1957
Australia
Claudio Arrau concerto performance at the 4th subscription concert with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra conducted by Rudolf Pekarek at the Brisbane City Hall on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th July.

[Source: University of Melbourne, Louise-Dyer Library/ Collections/ Concert and Theatre Programs]


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1957
Australia
Mr. Arrau, who arrived in Melbourne with his wife Ruth on 7th July, is reported as saying he enjoyed jazz music for relaxation.

Mrs. Arrau, a former operatic singer, is reported as curently dedicating her time to photography, a field in which she had won several prizes.

[Source: The Age, Melbourne, 8 July 1957]
1957
Australia
Claudio Arrau's double concerto performance at the Melbourne Town Hall on Tuesday