Compact Discs


Groups or Compilations
by Various Artists

Rare Jewish music from
Piano Rolls: 1916-27

Brooklyn Baroque
Pleasures of the French
Northern Lights
J.S. Bach: Works for Flute

Wolf Trap Chamber Group
Wild, Shumsky, Curtis

Historic concert for
four pianos, presented
by the Van Cliburn Foundation

Masters of the Keyboard
Miami Int'l Piano Festival
of Discovery, Vol 1 & 2

Van Cliburn Competition
Retrospective Series

Vol. 1 - Groote - In Memoriam
Vol. 2 - 1977 Competition
Vol. 3 - 1969 Competition
Vol. 4 - 1962,1969 Competition
Vol. 5 - 1985 Competition
Vol. 6 -1989 Competition
Vol. 7 - 1973 Competition
Vol. 8 - 1981 Competition

Vol. 9 - 1993 Competition

The Catalan Piano Tradition

Liszt 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies
Played By 19 Great Pianists

Johann Strauss
- Virtuoso Piano Transcriptions

Greatest Hits of Christmas
Classics; greatest artists!

Artist By Last Name:

, Julius
Julius Baker In Recital
Julius Baker In Recital, Vol. 2

Flute Force: "Pastorale"
- featuring Julius Baker

Barere, Simon
My Father was Simon Barere

Bakamjian, David
Boismortier Sonatas for Cello
and Other Instruments

, Francesco
Music From America

, Jeanne-Marie
The Early Recordings

De Maria, Pietro
De Maria, Pietro

Fitz-Gerald, Kevin
Plays Liszt

Fliter, Ingrid
Plays Chopin
Plays Beethoven & Chopin

Frisardi, Nicola
Brahms Piano Cto. No. 1
& Four Ballades Op. 10

Fuchs, Joseph
Joseph Fuchs In Recital

Gabrilowitsch, Ossip
Issued and Unissued Recordings

Gavrylyuk, Alexander
Live in Recital, 2005
Live in Recital, 2007

Gekic, Kemal
In Concert

Gieseking, Walter
Walter Gieseking
Plays Beethoven
Gieseking Plays Debussy

Haendel, Ida
In Recital
Historic Return to Chelm

, Josef
Complete Josef Hofmann, v. 1
Complete Josef Hofmann, v. 2

Complete Josef Hofmann, v. 3

Complete Josef Hofmann, v. 4

, Ilya
In Recital

, Grant
Faure: Complete Piano Works, v.1

, William
William Kapell In Concert
William Kapell, Vol. 2

Kipnis, Igor
His First Solo Recordings

Korevaar, David
Brahms Variations

Goldberg Variations
Beethoven Piano Sonatas

Kuleshov, Valery
Plays Liszt

, Francesco
Presenting Francesco Libetta
Libetta in Lecce
Libetta Plays Beethoven
Piano Duos
The Art of Finger Dexterity
Mussorgsky & Balakirev
Pozzoli: Studies
Liszt: 12 Symphonic Poems for
Live in Fort Lauderdale
Piano Duos
d ’Avalos: Compositions
Scarlino: Compositions
Music of Bach and Battiato

Debut Recording

, Joseph
Duet for Voice and Violin

Moravec, Ivan
Plays Beethoven
Plays Mozart, Beethoven
& Brahms

Moskovitz, Marc
Cello Music Of David Popper
Alfredo Piatti - Siciliana

Neiman, Adam
In Recital
Early Mozart Concerti

, Ervin
At The Opera

Oldham, Kevin
Out Of The Depths
The Choral & Organ Music

Pechefsky, Rebecca
Krebs Sonatas for Flute & Harpsichord
D'Agincour: Harpsichord Wks, v 1

D'Agincour: Harpsichord Wks, v 2
Bach and his Circle
Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1

Perez, Vanessa

At Carnegie Hall

100th Anniversary Tribute

, Alberto
Plays Chopin
Plays Schumann

In Recital

, Aaron
In Norway

Saperton, David
Plays Chopin & Godowsky

Scarlino, Eriberto (and others)
Scarlino: Compositions

Stallman, Robert

Sultanov, Alexei
Live in Japan

Tureck, Rosalyn
Live At The Teatro Colón
Goldberg Variations
Partitas 1, 2, 6
Great Solo Works
Great Solo Works, v.2
The Young Firebrand
The Young Visionary
Tureck Première Performances
Bach Harpsichord Recital
Rosalyn Tureck Col., v. 5
Live in St. Petersburg

Votapek, Ralph

, Vita and Ishmael
Walter & Pfitzner
Sonatas for Violin & Piano

, Earl
In Concert, Vol. 1
Rachmaninoff Solo Works
Earl Wild: Living History
Earl Wild at 30
Earl Wild at 88!
Rachmaninoff: Song Transcr
Plays Chopin Ballads & Scherzos
Piano Music of Medtner
Plays Beethoven
Etudes Op. 10, 25 & Nouvelles Etudes
Mozart Music for 2 Pianos: Wild & Parkinson
In Concert
Legendary 1981 Baldwin Recs
Paderewski, Scharwenka Piano Cts
Earl Wild in Concert, Vol. 2 - Concertos 
Wild Performs His Own Works


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Van Cliburn Competition Retrospective Series, Vol. 5 - 1985
VAI AUDIO, 1 CD: cat# 1157, $16.99

Competition  José Feghali, Philippe Bianconi, Barry Douglas.  Works by Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel, Prokofiev

José Feghali
Haydn: Sonata in E-flat major, Hob. XVI:52 - 1st movement
Chopin: Fantasie in F minor, Op. 49
Chopin: Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20

Philippe Bianco
Prokofiev: Sonata No. 3 in A minor, Op. 28
Ravel: Noctuelles (from "Mirroirs")
Liszt: Mephisto Waltz, No 1

Barry Douglas

Beethoven: Sonata No. 4 in E-flat major, Op. 7 (1st movement)
Liszt: "Dante" Sonata

Van Cliburn International Competition

Every four years, Fort Worth, Texas, becomes the capital of the piano world with the running of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. Founded in 1962 by a group of music teachers and enthusiasts to honor a fellow Texan and America’s most renowned pianist, the Cliburn Competition has steadily grown into one of the major musical events around the globe.

From hundreds of hopefuls who apply for acceptance in the Cliburn, only a select number are invited to Fort Worth to take part in a grueling round of eliminations that little-by-little narrows the field to a
half-dozen pianists. In the early rounds, each competitor is required to play full-length recitals and chamber music, and each finalist performs a pair of concertos with orchestra before the medals and one of the richest line-up of prizes in any competition are awarded prizes that include not only cash, but recital and orchestral engagements world-wide during a period of two years, recordings with major labels and repeated television exposure through documentaries and recitals.

But the true value of any contest is calculated not in dollars but in its winners, and through the years the Cliburn has nurtured such leading keyboard figures as Steven De Groote, Barry Douglas, José Feghali, Radu Lupu, Minoru Nojima, Cristina Ortiz, André-Michel Schub, Alexander Toradze, Vladimir Viardo, and Christian Zacharias, among others. This series of retrospective recordings from VAI captures these gold, silver and bronze winners in contests past through live performances taped during the heat of competing and drawn from the Cliburn’s archives. Chamber music, though not reflected in this series, is also a feature of the Cliburn. This requirement was added at the specific request of Cliburn himself, who felt that it would provide a sort of musical litmus test to detect aspects of a pianist’s talent that might not emerge

Because the Cliburn is geared to launching careers instead of merely extending a helping hand, it eventually reached the mature decision to do away with specific repertory requirements. This allowed pianists to perform music with which they were the most comfortable and in which they felt they excelled. The directors of the competition were wise enough to realize that a great deal could be learned about a performer by how he chose to present himself or herself.

Today, the one exception to this rule is the commissioned work required of each competitor. Through the years, the composers of this special piece have amounted to a "Who’s Who" of modern American music, from Samuel Barber and Aaron Copland to William Schuman and Leonard Bernstein.

1997 marked the tenth edition of the Cliburn, and the tenth time the city of Fort Worth celebrated the act of making music by the musicians of tomorrow. The sense of adventure that permeates the city every four years is like a fever, as the excitement mounts and peaks in the naming of a new set of medalists. This is the end result for which so many work for so long and with such extraordinary devotion.

André-Michel Schub, born in France and raised in New York, came to the Cliburn’s Gold Medal after winning two other major awards: the Naumberg International Piano Competition in 1977 and the Avery Fisher Recital Award in 1981. He continues to be a strong presence on the American and
European music scene, appearing regularly each season with major orchestras and conductors. He also tours annually in duo-recitals with violinist Cho-Liang Lin. He has appeared on PBS television in "Live from Lincoln Center" and recorded extensively for Sony Records. Since 1997 he has been artistic director of the Virginia Waterfront International Arts Festival.

The only time in the history of the Cliburn Competition that a medal was split between two pianists was in 1981 when the Silver Medals went to both Santiago Rodriguez and Panayis Lyras. Rodriguez, born in Cuba and trained in the United States, has appeared in recent seasons most prominently with Philadelphia Orchestra and in recital at the Ravenna Festival in Italy. He has also become artist-in residence at the University of Maryland and has served as president of the jury for the
William Kapell Competition.

In addition to his Cliburn prize, Lyras was also the Silver Medalist in the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Israel and first-prize winner in the Gina Bachauer International Competition. In
1989 he became artist-in-residence at Jordan College of Fine Arts at the Butler University in Indianapolis. He has recorded for several labels, and is a regular guest with leading orchestras in America and abroad.


John Ardoin is music critic of the Dallas Morning News and author of The Callas Legacy and The Furtwängler Record. He has attended all or part of every Cliburn Competition except for the first.




















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