Robert Casadesus: The Complete French Columbia Recordings (1928-1939) | APR APR7404

Robert Casadesus: The Complete French Columbia Recordings (1928-1939)

£22.46

Label: APR

Cat No: APR7404

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 4

Expected Release Date: 18th October 2019

Contents

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Piano Sonata no.26 in E flat major, op.81a 'Les Adieux'

Caplet, Andre

Epiphanie (d'apres une legende ethiopienne)
» Danse des petits negres

Casadesus, Robert

Flute Sonata, op.18

Chabrier, Alexis Emmanuel

Impromptu
Pieces pittoresques (10)
» no.10 Scherzo-valse

Chopin, Frederic

Ballades (4)
Mazurkas (51)
» no.13 in A minor, op.17 no.4

Debussy, Claude

Cello Sonata in D minor, L135

Faure, Gabriel

Impromptus (6)
» no.5 in F sharp minor, op.102
Piano Quartet no.1 in C minor, op.15
Preludes, op.103
» no.5 in D minor

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Piano Concerto no.24 in C minor, K491
Piano Concerto no.26 in D major, K537 'Coronation'
Rondo in D major, K485

Ravel, Maurice

Jeux d'eau

Scarlatti, Domenico

Keyboard Sonata in A major, K533
Keyboard Sonata in B minor, K27
Keyboard Sonata in B minor, K377
Keyboard Sonata in D major, K23
Keyboard Sonata in D major, K96
Keyboard Sonata in D major, K430
Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K9
Keyboard Sonata in E minor, K198
Keyboard Sonata in G major, K13
Keyboard Sonata in G major, K14
Keyboard Sonata in G major, K125

Schubert, Franz

German Dances (12), D790
» no.1 in D major
» no.3 Landler
» no.4 in D major
» no.5 in B minor
» no.6 in G sharp minor
» no.7 in A flat major
» no.8 in A flat minor
» no.11 in A flat major
Piano Sonata no.13 in A major, D664

Schumann, Robert

Etudes Symphoniques, op.13
Waldszenen, op.82
» no.7 Vogel als Prophet

Severac, Deodat de

Cerdana: Five Picturesque Etudes
» V Le retour des Muletiers

Weber, Carl Maria von

Konzertstuck in F minor, op.79 J282

Witkowski, Georges

Mon Lac

Artists

Robert Casadesus (piano)
Joseph Calvet (violin)
Leon Pascal (viola)
Paul Mas (cello)
Maurice Marechal (cello)
Rene Le Roy (flute)
Orchestre symphonique de Paris
Orchestre des Concerts Straram

Conductors

Eugene Bigot
Walther Straram
Georges Witkowski

Works

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Piano Sonata no.26 in E flat major, op.81a 'Les Adieux'

Caplet, Andre

Epiphanie (d'apres une legende ethiopienne)
» Danse des petits negres

Casadesus, Robert

Flute Sonata, op.18

Chabrier, Alexis Emmanuel

Impromptu
Pieces pittoresques (10)
» no.10 Scherzo-valse

Chopin, Frederic

Ballades (4)
Mazurkas (51)
» no.13 in A minor, op.17 no.4

Debussy, Claude

Cello Sonata in D minor, L135

Faure, Gabriel

Impromptus (6)
» no.5 in F sharp minor, op.102
Piano Quartet no.1 in C minor, op.15
Preludes, op.103
» no.5 in D minor

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Piano Concerto no.24 in C minor, K491
Piano Concerto no.26 in D major, K537 'Coronation'
Rondo in D major, K485

Ravel, Maurice

Jeux d'eau

Scarlatti, Domenico

Keyboard Sonata in A major, K533
Keyboard Sonata in B minor, K27
Keyboard Sonata in B minor, K377
Keyboard Sonata in D major, K23
Keyboard Sonata in D major, K96
Keyboard Sonata in D major, K430
Keyboard Sonata in D minor, K9
Keyboard Sonata in E minor, K198
Keyboard Sonata in G major, K13
Keyboard Sonata in G major, K14
Keyboard Sonata in G major, K125

Schubert, Franz

German Dances (12), D790
» no.1 in D major
» no.3 Landler
» no.4 in D major
» no.5 in B minor
» no.6 in G sharp minor
» no.7 in A flat major
» no.8 in A flat minor
» no.11 in A flat major
Piano Sonata no.13 in A major, D664

Schumann, Robert

Etudes Symphoniques, op.13
Waldszenen, op.82
» no.7 Vogel als Prophet

Severac, Deodat de

Cerdana: Five Picturesque Etudes
» V Le retour des Muletiers

Weber, Carl Maria von

Konzertstuck in F minor, op.79 J282

Witkowski, Georges

Mon Lac

Artists

Robert Casadesus (piano)
Joseph Calvet (violin)
Leon Pascal (viola)
Paul Mas (cello)
Maurice Marechal (cello)
Rene Le Roy (flute)
Orchestre symphonique de Paris
Orchestre des Concerts Straram

Conductors

Eugene Bigot
Walther Straram
Georges Witkowski

About

Robert Casadesus (1899-1972) is today almost considered an American pianist – he based himself there from the Second World War onwards and he is known today through the huge number of recordings he made for US Columbia from 1940 until his death, but as a musician and pianist he was French to the core. He had studied at the Paris conservatoire with Isidor Philipp and Louis Diémer and his combination of immaculate technique, a light and brilliant touch and the refined elegance of his interpretations reveal why he was considered one of the greatest French pianists of the century.

Casadesus began his recording career for French Columbia in 1928 and all his recordings for that label, until he left for the USA, are included here for the first time. Particularly noteworthy is a previously unpublished studio recording of Mozart’s ‘Coronation’ Concerto. He excelled in Mozart and Chopin and in French repertoire and all are well-represented in this collection. There are also noteworthy chamber collaborations in the Debussy Cello Sonata and Fauré Piano Quartet.

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