Premier Pianists Vol.1 (DVD) | VAI DVDVAI4596

Premier Pianists Vol.1 (DVD)

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Label: VAI

Cat No: DVDVAI4596

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 13th April 2017

Contents

Artists

Martha Argerich (piano)
Aldo Ciccolini (piano)
Van Cliburn (piano)
Emil Gilels (piano)
Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
Lili Kraus (piano)
Wanda Landowska (harpsichord)
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Peter Serkin (piano)
Rudolf Serkin (piano)
Rosalyn Tureck (piano)

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Goldberg Variations, BWV988
» Aria
» Variation 29
» Variation 30

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Piano Sonata no.29 in B flat major, op.106 'Hammerklavier'
» I Allegro

Chopin, Frederic

Polonaise no.6 in A flat major, op.53 'Heroic'

Debussy, Claude

Suite bergamasque
» III Clair de Lune
» IV Passepied

Liszt, Franz

Hungarian Rhapsodies (19), S244
» no.12 in C sharp minor

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Piano Sonata no.11 in A major, K331
» III Rondo alla turca
» II Menuetto and Trio

Prokofiev, Sergei

Piano Sonata no.2 in D minor, op.14
» III Andante
» IV Vivace

Ravel, Maurice

Jeux d'eau

Schubert, Franz

Marches militaires (3), op.51 D733
» no.2 in G major

Artists

Martha Argerich (piano)
Aldo Ciccolini (piano)
Van Cliburn (piano)
Emil Gilels (piano)
Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
Lili Kraus (piano)
Wanda Landowska (harpsichord)
Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
Peter Serkin (piano)
Rudolf Serkin (piano)
Rosalyn Tureck (piano)

About

The most celebrated pianists of the twentieth century are seen in performances of landmark works of the piano repertoire. Includes excerpts from Bach’s Goldberg Variations (Rosalyn Tureck), Chopin’s A flat major Polonaise (Emil Gilels), two movements from Prokofiev’s Sonata No.2 (Sviatoslav Richter), Ravel’s Jeux d’eau (Martha Argerich), and much more.

Bonus: performance footage of legendary harpsichordist Wanda Landowska

B&W/colour, mono/stereo

Full programme:

Rosalyn Tureck
Three movements from Bach - Goldberg Variations, BWV 988
1. Aria (5:13) 2. Var. 29 (1:44) 3. Var. 30 (1:55)

Lili Kraus
4.-5. Two movements from Mozart - Piano Sonata in A major, K331
II Menuetto and Trio (3:15) III Rondo alla turca (Turkish March) (3:02)

Wilhelm Kempff
6. Beethoven - Piano Sonata No.29 in B flat major, op.106 'Hammerklavier'
I Allegro (8:50)

Rudolf Serkin and Peter Serkin
7. Schubert - March in G major from 3 Marches militaries, D733 (4:30)

Emil Gilels
8. Chopin - Polonaise in A flat major, op.53 “Heroic” (7:00)

Martha Argerich
9. Ravel - Jeux d’eau (4:37)

Aldo Ciccolini
Debussy - Two movements from Suite bergamasque
10. Claire de lune (5:25) 11. Passepied (3:25)

Sviatoslav Richter
Prokofiev - Two movements from Piano Sonata No.2 in D minor, op.14
12. III. Andante (5:42) 13. IV. Vivace (4:23)

Van Cliburn
14. Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No.12 in C sharp minor, S214 (10:00)

BONUS: Video footage of Wanda Landowska playing the harpsichord. Works by Francisque, Vivaldi, and Bach (3:52)

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