Cover image for The art of piano great pianists of the 20th century.
The art of piano great pianists of the 20th century.
Publication Information:
[United States] : Philips, [1999]

Physical Description:
3 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + booklet (12 pages : portraits ; 12 cm)
General Note:
Companion to: The art of piano (video).
CD1. (67:13). Hungarian rhapsody / Liszt (Ignace Jan Paderewski) -- Prelude in C sharp minor / Rachmaninov (Josef Hofmann) -- Moments musicaux / Rachmaninov (Sergei Rachmaninov) -- Prelude in B minor / Rachmaninov (Benno Moiseiwitsch) -- Etude in F / Chopin (Vladimir Horowitz) -- Grand galop chromatique / Liszt (Gyorgy Cziffra) -- Sonata no. 23 "Appassionata" / Beethoven (Myra Hess) -- Polonaise in A flat, op. 53 ; Polonaise in A op. 40 no. 1 / Chopin (Artur Rubinstein) -- Etude in C op. 10 no. 7 / Chopin (Francis Planté) -- Kinderszenen / Schumann (Alfred Cortot) -- CD2. (70:35). Piano concerto no. 4 / Beethoven (Wilhelm Backhaus) -- Well-tempered clavier book 1 no. 1 ; no. 8 ; Fugue in D sharp minor / Bach (Edwin Fischer) -- Sonata no. 23 "Appassionata" / Beethoven (Emil Gilels) -- CD3. (77:20). Piano concerto no. 1 / Tchaikovsky (Sviatoslav Richter) -- Sonata in B minor L. 449 / D. Scarlatti (Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli) -- Valse / Ravel, arr. Gould (Glenn Gould) -- Sonata no. 32 / Beethoven (Claudio Arrau).
Format :
Music CD


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Compiled as a companion piece to a Warner Vision video of the same name, this album features the full or longer versions of the clips played in the film. The major names in concert piano are featured here, and recordings from as far back as 1922 have been restored for this album. A wonderful vehicle to hear some of the greatest and most interesting piano talents ever recorded. Comes as a three-CD set for a total runtime of 185 minutes and eight seconds. ~ Dacia A. Blodgett-Williams