Claudio Arrau
Piano
1903 - 1991

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1. Studio Recordings —

Marston - The Complete Pre-War Recordings.
1921-to-1939 studio solo recordings, reissued in 2000.
Excluding the four 1912 Virtuola piano rolls (Germany)
and the two 1922 Aeolian Art Duo rolls (England)

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Dolphin/Larrikin - Rarities Vol I.
1922 (or 1919) Aeolian Art Duo roll perforations of
Menter's Walts for Claudio Arrau and
Schubert's Impromptu Op.142 No.4
, reissued in 1993.
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Music & Arts, DRA - Arrau in Germany.

1935 studio performance of Liszt's piano concerto No.1 with
Hans Rosbaud and the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra,
1937
studio performances of Liszt's Soneto 104 del Petrarca
and Harmonies du soir, and
1938
studio performances of Chopin's Ballade Op.23, Beethoven's sonatas Nos. 7 & 3, Mozart's sonata K576, and Haydn's Andante con variazioni Op.83*,
all recorded by Stuttgart Radio, and released in 2000.
*Only known recording by Arrau of a Haydn work.


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St-Laurent Studio - Schumann, Chopin.

1938 studio recordings of
Chopin's Étude Op.10 No.8 & Tarantelle Op.43; 
1946 studio recording of Schumann's Kreisleriana Op.16;
and
1947 studio performances of Schumann's Arabesque Op.18, as well as Chopin's Grande valse brillante Op.18* & Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante Op.22 (T.Scherman), released in 2016.
*This recording released on CD for the first time.


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Various Composers - SONY Classical.
1941/46 studio recordings by RCA and
1946/52
studio recordings by US Columbia of
solo and/or orchestral works by Albéniz,
JS Bach,
Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, Liszt, Mozart,
Schubert, Schumann, Ravel, R.Strauss, and Weber,
digitally remastered by SONY Classical in 2016.

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St-Laurent Studio - Beethoven.
1947 UK Columbia studio recording of Piano Sonata No.18,
and 1941 Victor studio recordings of Six Variations Op.34
& Fifteen Variations and Fugue Op.35 Eroica,
reissued in 2015.

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United Archives - Birth of a Legend.
1946-to-1950 US Columbia solo studio recordings,
reissued in 2006,
including hitherto unreleased
recordings by Arrau of
Beethoven's piano sonata No.26 and
Schubert's Allegreto in C minor (abridged).
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Warner Classics -
Claudio Arrau Rarities 1928-51.
1947 HMV Brahms's piano concerto No.1 with Basil Cameron conducting the Philharmonia Orchestra, 1951 UK Columbia studio recordings of Mozart's piano sonata No.17 K.570 & Beethoven's piano sonata No.7 Op.10 No.3 (with alternative takes of the 3rd and 4th movements), & 1950 Chopin's Scherzo No.4 Op.54, all reissued for the first time in 2013.
Various other recordings included, as from 1928, had already been reissued on CD.

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SONY Classical - Liszt.

1952 US Columbia concerto studio recordings with Ormandy
and the P.O., and five Hungarian Rhapsodies, reissued in 1996.
Only 'Fantasia in E minor on Hungarian Folk Songs' and only Hungarian Rhapsodies
recorded by Arrau.


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Deutsche Grammophon - Beethoven, Chopin.

1954 solo studio recordings for American Decca,
first issued by DG in 2011.
[CDs 1 & 2 of 10]


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EMI - Various composers.

1956-to-1960 solo (Beethoven, Chopin, Schubert) and
1955-to-1962 concerto studio recordings for GB Columbia,
with Galliera (Beethoven, Weber, Tchaikovsky, Grieg,
Schumann) and Giulini (Brahms) conducting,
reissued in 2012.
Including 1938-39 Parlophone solo studio recordings (Chopin, Schumann, Debussy).

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BBC Legends -
Beethoven, Schumann, Schoenberg.

BBC 1959 solo studio recordings of Schoenberg* and
1960
solo studio recordings of Beethoven and Schumann, released in 2002.
*Only known recording by Arrau of a Schoenberg work.

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EMI DRM - Tschaikowsky/Weber.

Columbia 1960 studio recordings by Arrau of
Tschaikowsky's Piano Concerto No.1 Op.23 and
Weber's Konzertstück for piano and orchestra Op.79 with
the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by Alceo Galliera,
issued in Germany in 1990.

EMI Classics - Tschaikowsky
Columbia 1960 studio recordings of Tschaikowsky's
Piano Concerto No.1 Op.23 (Arrau/Galliera) and
1957 studio recording of Concerto for Violin
and Orchestra Op.35 (Ferras/Silvestri),
with the Philharmonia Orchestra,
issued in France in 2003.

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ICA Classics - Beethoven.

Swedish Radio 1960 studio recordings of live performances
of Beethoven sonatas Nos. 31, 32 & 23 Appassionata,
released in Austria in 2014.

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 Philips - Beethoven's Solo & Concerto Works.
 1962 to 1970 plus 1985 studio recordings, reissued in 1998.

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Hänssler Classic - Beethoven, Brahms.

1963 radio studio performances of Beethoven's
Rondo Op.51 No.2 and Sonata Op.101,
as well as Brahms's Händel Variations Op.24; and
1973 radio studio performances of Beethoven's
Sonatas Op.10 No.3 and Op.57,
recorded by Südwestrundfunk (SWR) of Stuttgart,
and released in 2009.


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EMI - Brahms.

1966 and 1963 radio studio recordings of Brahms's piano concertos, with Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt and the NDR Sinfonieorchester, made by the NDR at the Musikhalle
Hamburg, and released in 2004.


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Philips eloquence - Beethoven.

1975 & 1976 studio performances of Beethoven's
sonatas for violin and piano Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 7 & 8,
with Arthur Grumiaux, reissued in 2007.


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 Philips - Beethoven's Solo Works.
 1984 to 1990 (plus 1962, 1963 & 1952) studio recordings, reissued in 2003.


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 Philips - Beethoven's Piano Concertos.
 1984 & 1987 studio recordings, reissued in 1988.

 

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Philips - Mozart.
1973 to 1988 studio recordings, reissued in 1991.
Philips - Mozart.
1973 to 1988 studio recordings, reissued in 2003.
 

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Philips - Schumann.
.1967 to 1977 studio solo recordings, reissued in 1991.
1963 Grieg & Schumann studio concerto recordings
with Dohnányi, reissued in 2003.
1980 Grieg & Schumann studio concerto recordings
with Davis, released in early 1980s.
 
Philips - Schumann.
1967 to 1977 studio solo recordings, plus
1980 Schumann studio concerto recording with Davis,
reissued in 2003.
 

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Philips - Liszt.
1969 to 1989 studio solo recordings, plus the
1979 studio concerto recordings with Davis,
reissued in 2003.
Including both the 1970 & 1985 studio recordings of Sonata in B minor.
 
DECCA - Liszt.
1969-to-1989 Philips studio recordings,
reissued in 2011.
With the 1985 studio recording of Sonata in B minor &
a transfer of the 1936 Telefunken studio recording of Rhapsodie espagnole.
        

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Philips - Schubert
1978-to-1991 Philips studio recordings, reissued in 2003.
Including bonus CD with 1956/57 Columbia studio recordings.
 

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Philips - J.S. Bach.

1991 Philips studio recordings, plus
1942
& 1945 RCA Victor studio recordings,
reissued in 2003.


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Philips - Debussy.
1979, 1980 & 1991 Philips studio recordings, reissued in 2003.

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Brahms - Philips.
1971-to-1978 solo studio recordings, plus
1969
concerto studio recordings with Haitink,
reissued in 2003.

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Chopin - Philips.
1973-to-1984 comprehensive Philips solo studio recordings,
plus 1970 & 1972 Philips complete piano-and-orchestra
studio recordings with Inbal, reissued in 2003.
Including bonus CD with 1953 US DECCA solo studio recordings.
 

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Chopin/Weber/Mendelssohn - Warner Classics.
1960 studio recordings by UK Columbia of
Chopin's Piano Sonata No.3 and Fantasy Op.49, plus
Weber's Konzerstück Op.79 with Galliera and the PO,
as well as the
1951 UK Columbia studio recording of Mendelssohn's Andante & Rondo capriccioso, reissued
in SACD format by Japan's Warner Classics in 2015.
 

 
DECCA - Complete Philips Recordings.
Issued in 2018, complete, 80-CD edition of
the 1962-1991 solo, chamber and orchestral studio
recordings for the Philips label; plus
the 1952-1954
studio recordings of several Beethoven's
piano sonatas and variations & Chopin's solo works
for the American DECCA label; and
the live recording of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No.4
with Leonard Bernstein for the
1976
Amnesty Internationl Concert
in Munich on the Deutsche Grammophon label.




2. Live Performance Recordings —

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Vanguard Classics - Arrau & Szigeti.
1944 live performances of Beethoven's 10 sonatas
for violin and piano, recorded by the Library of Congress
in Washington DC, re-issued in 1993.

Vanguard Classics - Arrau & Szigeti.
1944 live performances of Beethoven's 10 sonatas
for violin and piano, recorded by the Library of Congress
in Washington DC, re-issued on CD in 2017
in an XRCD Japanese transfer.
  

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WHRA - Arrau & Szell.
1945, 46 & 55 live broadcast concerto performances,
released in 2010.

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St-Laurent Studio - Schumann.

1944 live radio performance recording of the piano concerto,
with Kreuger and the Detroit S.O., plus 1939 studio recording
of Carnaval, reisued from 78rpm in 2013.


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St-Laurent Studio - Strauss, Weber.

1947 live concertante recordings for RCA Victor, with
Defauw and the Chicago S.O., reisued from 78rpm in 2012.


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Muasic & Arts - Liszt.

1953 live recording of Piano Concerto No.2, with Cantelli
and the Philharmonic S.O., New York, reisued in 1989.


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ICA Classics - Chopin, Beethoven.

1954 radio broadcast of Chopin's Piano Concerto No.1
with Klemperer, and 1959 radio broadcast of Beethoven's
Piano Concerto No.4 with Dohnányi, both recorded at
the Funkhouse, Cologne
, and released in 2011.


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SWR Music - Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann,
Debussy, Ravel, Chopin, Mendelssohn, Brahms.

1954, 1960 & 1963 recitals performed at the Ordensaal,
Schloss, Ludwigsburg (1954 & '60) and the Rokokotheather, Schloss, Schwetzingen ('63), recorded by SWR, Germany,
and released in 2018.


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Orfeo - Mozart.

1956 all-Mozart Salzburg recital recorded by
Österreichischen Rundfunks Großes Festspielhaus,
Salzburger
, released in 1997.

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Testament - Beethoven.

1957 BBC live concerto recordings with Klemperer,
released in 2004.
Including GB Columbia studio recordings of sonatas 24 & 31 (rec. 1958 & 1957).
 

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Ermitage -
Beethoven, Schumann, Debussy, Chopin.

1959 live recordings made by the Radiotelevisione della
Svizzera Italiana/Rete 2, at the Settimane Musicali
di Ascona,
Switzerland, released in 1994.


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Altus INA - Beethoven.

1959 live recording of Beethoven's piano concerto No.3,
with Carl Schuricht and the Orchestre National
de la RTF on its 25th anniversary,
at the Théâthre des Champs Elysées,
released in Stereo in Japan in 2011.


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APR - Chopin, Schumann.

1960 live recording of
Chopin's 24 Préludes Op.28,
and 1976 live recording of
Schumann's Symphonic Etudes Op.13,
both at the Prague Spring Festival, released in 2000.


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BBC Music - Brahms, Schubert.

1963 BBC live recording of Brahms's piano concerto No.2
(Gibson, SNO), and 1959 BBC studio recording of
Schubert's Three Piano Pieces D.946, released in 2002.


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Ermitage - Ravel et al.

1963 live recital recorded by RSI, released in 1990.
Including only complete Ravel's  Gapard de la nuit  by Arrau available.


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Ermitage - Beethoven.

1963 live performances of piano sonata No.32 Op.111
recorded at the Teatro Kursaal of Lugano by
Radiotelevisione della Svizzera Italiana/Rete 2,
released in 1992.
Versions by Backhaus (1960), Arrau (1963), and Badura-Skoda (1987).


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DOREMI - Legendary Treasures.

From 1963 & 1964 live performances,
recorded by the Library of Congress,
released in 2003.


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PRAGA Digitals - Brahms.
SACD release of 1964 (24 April) live performance of
Brahms's Piano Concerto No.1 with the Bavarian
Radio S.O. under Rafael Kubelík in Munich,
and 1963
(20 May) solo live performance of
Brahms's Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Haendel
recorded at Lugano by Radio Svizzera italiana,
issued in 2015.

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Orfeo - Brahms.
1964 live performance of Piano Concerto No.1
with Rafael Kubelik, recorded by Bayerischen
Rundfunks at the Herculessaal der Münchner
Residenz, München, released in 1999.

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Music & Arts - Mozart.
1964 live performances of Mozart's piano sonatas
Nos. 5 (K.283), 8 (K.310), 14 (K.457), 17 (K.570),
18 (K.576), and Fantasie K.475,
at the Tanglewood Festival Concert Hall,
Massachusetts, first released in 2013.

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Panton - Beethoven.
1967 live performance of Piano Concerto No.3 with
Zdenek Kosler and the Prague Symphony Orchestra,
recorded by Czechoslovak Radio at the Smetana Hall,
Prague, released in 1994.

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DOREMI - Legendary Treasures.

1968 live performances of Brahms's piano concertos
with Rozhdestvensky, and Beethoven's piano sonatas
Nos. 13 and 26, recorded in Moscow, reissued in 2010.


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Music & Arts - Claudio Arrau in Recital.

Live performances of:
Schumann's piano sonata No.1 (Brescia, Italy,
1969),
Beethoven's piano sonatas Nos. 7, 27 & 23 (Brescia, 1973), Beethoven's Eroica variations and
piano sonatas Nos.30 & 32 (Brescia, 1977),
and Brahms's pian
o sonata No.3 (Turku, Finland, 1975),
first issued in 2012.


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SWR CLASSIC -
Brahms, Schumann, Beethoven.

Brahms: C. Arrau / E. Inbal -
    Klavierkonzert Nr.1.  Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart.
Rec.1972.
Brahms: C. Arrau / E. Bour -
    Klavierkonzert Nr.2.
  S. Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden. Rec.1969.
Schumann: C. Arrau / E. Bour -
    Klavierkonzert op.54.  S. Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden.
Rec.1972.
Beethoven: C. Arrau / G. Bertini -
    Klavierkonzert Nr.3 op.37.  Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart.
Rec.1980.
Beethoven: C. Arrau / G. Bertini -
    Klavierkonzert Nr.4 op.58.  Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart.
Rec.1980.
           Recorded by SWR, Germany
, and released in 2019.


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Ermitage - Beethoven, Liszt, Chopin.

1971 live solo performances at the Chiesa del Collegio Papio, Ascona, Switzerland, recorded by Radio della Svitzzera Italiana/Rete 2, released in 1996.


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APR - Beethoven.

1975 live recordings of piano sonatas Nos. 30, 31 & 32 at
the Theresa Kaufman Concert Hall, N.Y., released in 2004.


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INA - Brahms.
1976 live concerto performance recorded by
Théâtre de Beaulieu, Lausanne, released in 1996.
Including interview in French of Maestro Arrau by Cyril Huvê.

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St Laurent Studio - Liszt & R.Strauss.
1977 live performances of Liszt's piano concerto No.2
and R.Strauss's Burlesque in D minor,
with the NDR Symphony Orchestra conducted by
Klaus Tennstedt, recorded by NDR Radio, Hamburg,
and
released in Canada in 2018.

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TAHRA - Schumann.
1977 live performance of Schumann's piano concerto
with Eugen Jochum and the Concertgebouw,
recorded by NOS Radio, Netherland,
released in 1997.

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Orfeo - Liszt, Beethoven.
1982 live solo performances recorded by
Österreichischen Rundfunks Großes Festspielhaus,
Salzburger, and released in 2003.

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BBC Music - Beethoven, Schumann.
First release of 1985 live solo Beethoven performances
recorded at the Royal Festival Hall,
and reissue of 1961 live solo Schumann performance
recorded at the BBC TV Studios, London,
released in 2012.




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