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Alicia de Larrocha: Complete Decca Recordings

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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4834120

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 41

Release Date: 27th July 2018

Contents

Works

Albeniz, Isaac

Iberia (complete)
Navarra
Rapsodia Espanola, op.70 (orch. Cristobel Halffter)

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Cantata BWV22 'Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwolfe'
» Sancify us by Thy Goodness (arr. Harriet Cohen)
Chorale Prelude BWV731 'Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier' (arr. Harriet Cohen)
English Suites (6), BWV806-811
» no.2 in A minor, BWV807
Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV906
» Fantasia
French Suites (6), BWV812-817
» no.6 in E major, BWV817
Italian Concerto, BWV971
Keyboard Concerto no.5 in F minor, BWV1056
Partita for solo violin no.2 in D minor, BWV1004
» Ciaccona (arr. Busoni)

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Piano Concertos nos 1-5 (complete)

Espla, Oscar

Sonata espanola, op.53

Falla, Manuel de

El amor brujo (version for piano)
El sombrero de tres picos (The three cornered hat) (arr. for piano)
Fantasia baetica
Noches en los Jardines de Espana (Nights in the Gardens of Spain)
Piezas Espanolas (4)

Faure, Gabriel

Fantaisie for piano and orchestra, op.111

Franck, Cesar

Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra

Granados, Enrique

Danzas espanolas (12), op.37
El pelele
Escenas Romanticas
Goyescas

Grieg, Edvard

Lyric Pieces: Book 5 (6), op.54
» no.4 Nocturne
Piano Sonata in E minor, op.7

Haydn, Franz Joseph

Andante with Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII:6 (Sonata 'Un piccolo divertimento')
Piano Concerto no.2 in D major, Hob.XVIII:2

Khachaturian, Aram

Piano Concerto in D flat major, op.38

Liszt, Franz

Piano Sonata in B minor, S178

Mendelssohn, Felix

Caprices (3), op.33
» no. 1 Caprice in A minor
Variations serieuses, op.54

Mompou, Federico

Impresiones intimas

Montsalvatge, Xavier

Concerto breve, for piano and orchestra

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Fantasia in C minor, K475
Fantasia in D minor, K397
Piano Concerto no.12 in A major, K414
Piano Concerto no.19 in F major, K459
Piano Concerto no.22 in E flat major, K482
Piano Sonata no.4 in E flat major, K282
Piano Sonata no.8 in A minor, K310
Piano Sonata no.9 in D major, K311
Piano Sonata no.10 in C major, K330
Piano Sonata no.11 in A major, K331
Piano Sonata no.12 in F major, K332
Piano Sonata no.14 in C minor, K457
Piano Sonata no.16 in C major, K545
Piano Sonata no.18 in D major, K576
Rondo in D major, K485

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Piano Concerto no.2 in C minor, op.18
Piano Concerto no.3 in D minor, op.30

Ravel, Maurice

Piano Concerto in D major for the left hand
Piano Concerto in G major

Rodrigo, Joaquin

Danzas de Espana (3)

Schubert, Franz

Impromptus (4), op.90 D899
» no.4 in A flat major
Moments musicaux, op.94 D780
» no.6 in A flat major
Piano Sonata no.13 in A major, D664
Piano Sonata no.21 in B flat major, D960

Schumann, Robert

Allegro in B minor, op.8
Fantasie in C major, op.17
Faschingsschwank aus Wien (Carnival in Vienna), op.26
Kreisleriana, op.16
Novelleten (8), op.21
» no.8 in F sharp minor
Piano Concerto in A minor, op.54
Romances (3), op.28
» no.2 in F sharp major

Surinach, Carlos

Piano Concerto

Turina, Joaquin

Danzas Fantasicas, op.22
Partita in C major, op.57
Preludios (5), op.80
Rapsodie Sinfonica, op.66
Recuerdos de la antiguq Espanam, op.48 (arr. for piano)

Artists

Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
Pilar Lorengar (soprano)

Conductors

Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos
Andre Previn
Georg Solti
Riccardo Chailly
Zubin Mehta
David Zinman

Works

Albeniz, Isaac

Iberia (complete)
Navarra
Rapsodia Espanola, op.70 (orch. Cristobel Halffter)

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Cantata BWV22 'Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwolfe'
» Sancify us by Thy Goodness (arr. Harriet Cohen)
Chorale Prelude BWV731 'Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier' (arr. Harriet Cohen)
English Suites (6), BWV806-811
» no.2 in A minor, BWV807
Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV906
» Fantasia
French Suites (6), BWV812-817
» no.6 in E major, BWV817
Italian Concerto, BWV971
Keyboard Concerto no.5 in F minor, BWV1056
Partita for solo violin no.2 in D minor, BWV1004
» Ciaccona (arr. Busoni)

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Piano Concertos nos 1-5 (complete)

Espla, Oscar

Sonata espanola, op.53

Falla, Manuel de

El amor brujo (version for piano)
El sombrero de tres picos (The three cornered hat) (arr. for piano)
Fantasia baetica
Noches en los Jardines de Espana (Nights in the Gardens of Spain)
Piezas Espanolas (4)

Faure, Gabriel

Fantaisie for piano and orchestra, op.111

Franck, Cesar

Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra

Granados, Enrique

Danzas espanolas (12), op.37
El pelele
Escenas Romanticas
Goyescas

Grieg, Edvard

Lyric Pieces: Book 5 (6), op.54
» no.4 Nocturne
Piano Sonata in E minor, op.7

Haydn, Franz Joseph

Andante with Variations in F minor, Hob.XVII:6 (Sonata 'Un piccolo divertimento')
Piano Concerto no.2 in D major, Hob.XVIII:2

Khachaturian, Aram

Piano Concerto in D flat major, op.38

Liszt, Franz

Piano Sonata in B minor, S178

Mendelssohn, Felix

Caprices (3), op.33
» no. 1 Caprice in A minor
Variations serieuses, op.54

Mompou, Federico

Impresiones intimas

Montsalvatge, Xavier

Concerto breve, for piano and orchestra

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Fantasia in C minor, K475
Fantasia in D minor, K397
Piano Concerto no.12 in A major, K414
Piano Concerto no.19 in F major, K459
Piano Concerto no.22 in E flat major, K482
Piano Sonata no.4 in E flat major, K282
Piano Sonata no.8 in A minor, K310
Piano Sonata no.9 in D major, K311
Piano Sonata no.10 in C major, K330
Piano Sonata no.11 in A major, K331
Piano Sonata no.12 in F major, K332
Piano Sonata no.14 in C minor, K457
Piano Sonata no.16 in C major, K545
Piano Sonata no.18 in D major, K576
Rondo in D major, K485

Rachmaninov, Sergei

Piano Concerto no.2 in C minor, op.18
Piano Concerto no.3 in D minor, op.30

Ravel, Maurice

Piano Concerto in D major for the left hand
Piano Concerto in G major

Rodrigo, Joaquin

Danzas de Espana (3)

Schubert, Franz

Impromptus (4), op.90 D899
» no.4 in A flat major
Moments musicaux, op.94 D780
» no.6 in A flat major
Piano Sonata no.13 in A major, D664
Piano Sonata no.21 in B flat major, D960

Schumann, Robert

Allegro in B minor, op.8
Fantasie in C major, op.17
Faschingsschwank aus Wien (Carnival in Vienna), op.26
Kreisleriana, op.16
Novelleten (8), op.21
» no.8 in F sharp minor
Piano Concerto in A minor, op.54
Romances (3), op.28
» no.2 in F sharp major

Surinach, Carlos

Piano Concerto

Turina, Joaquin

Danzas Fantasicas, op.22
Partita in C major, op.57
Preludios (5), op.80
Rapsodie Sinfonica, op.66
Recuerdos de la antiguq Espanam, op.48 (arr. for piano)

Artists

Alicia de Larrocha (piano)
Pilar Lorengar (soprano)

Conductors

Rafael Fruhbeck de Burgos
Andre Previn
Georg Solti
Riccardo Chailly
Zubin Mehta
David Zinman

About

Limited edition 41-CD set presenting Alicia de Larrocha’s complete Decca & American Decca recordings, including previously unreleased recordings of Grieg and Albéniz.

Includes 2 discs of bonus material: 2 CDs of de Larrocha’s early Hispavox (EMI/Warner) Madrid recordings of piano encores.

Includes recordings with Pilar Lorengar, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, André Previn, Sir Georg Solti, Riccardo Chailly, Zubin Mehta and David Zinman.

The music of Spain is central to this collection, and de Larrocha’s interpretations and characterizations brought new meaning and importance to these works and remain the gold standard – highlights include: Falla’s Nights in the Gardens of Spain, Albéniz’s Ibéria, and Granados’s Goyescas.

When it came to 19th-century virtuoso fare, key corners of the French repertoire, and the Russian Romantics, de Larrocha positively flourished: the Khachaturian Concerto; Rachmaninov’s Second and Third Concertos; Franck’s Symphonic Variations; Ravel’s Concerto, Grieg’s Piano Sonata (previously unreleased), Mendelssohn’s Variations.

Larrocha’s Schumann playing is fluent and poetic; notice, for example, the Concerto, Kreisleriana, Faschingsschwank aus Wien, the C major Fantasy, the F sharp Novelette, plus both analogue and digital versions of the rarely heard B minor Allegro and the perpetually popular Carnaval.

Greatly respected by her peers, not least Arthur Rubinstein, Gina Bachauer, Van Cliburn, Claudio Arrau and Vladimir Horowitz, if you wanted to witness a Who’s Who of New York City-based keyboard luminaries gathered in one place, you simply had to purchase a ticket for an Alicia de Larrocha recital. Slight of frame, de Larrocha’s physical stature belied her considerable accomplishments, not least in key corners of the French repertoire and the Russian Romantics where she positively flourished and we marvel at the pianist’s tiny hands effortlessly traversing huge leaps on the keyboard and summoning colossal sonorities that never splinter.

Born in Barcelona on 23 May 1923. Alicia de Larrocha came from a musical family. Both her mother and her aunt were disciples of the composer and pianist Enrique Granados. Alicia began lessons at the age of three with Granados’s student and teaching assistant, Frank Marshall, who insisted that his gifted student gain a solid foundation in Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin, which, in turn, helped to inform what would become her standard-setting interpretations of Spanish music. She explained in a 1973 Gramophone interview “if you can’t play Bach correctly, you can’t play Spanish music”.

Her first American recitals in 1954 and 1955 coincided with her first major label recordings, made in New York for American Decca, all reissued as part of the present collection. Though she broached the recording process reluctantly, she nonetheless recorded a large discography and it was her association with British Decca between 1970 and 1988 that was to be her longest and most fruitful major label relationship.

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