PREMIER PIANISTS, Volume 1
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PREMIER PIANISTS, Volume 1

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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 E-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/Color, Mono/Stereo.

Full program:

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: Sonata in A Major, K. 331
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
1st movement, Allegro (8:50)

RUDOLF SERKIN and PETER SERKIN
7. Schubert: March in G Major from 3 Marches militaries, D. 733 (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, S.214 (10:00)

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