Rudolf Firkusny: The Complete RCA and Columbia Album Collection | Sony 19075922812

Rudolf Firkusny: The Complete RCA and Columbia Album Collection

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Label: Sony

Cat No: 19075922812

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 18

Release Date: 13th September 2019

Contents

Works

Barber, Samuel

Excursions (4), op.20
Knoxville: Summer of 1915, op.24

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Violin Sonata no.10 in G major, op.96

Chopin, Frederic

Cello Sonata in G minor, op.65
Piano Sonata no.3 in B minor, op.58

Dvorak, Antonin

Bagatelles (5), op.47 B79
Biblical Songs (10), op.99 (selection)
Humoresques (8), op.101 B187
» no.1 Vivace
Lieder im Volkston (4), op.73
Piano Concerto in G minor, op.33
Piano Quartet no.1 in D major, op.23
Piano Quartet no.2 in E flat major, op.87
Piano Quintet in A major, op.5
Piano Quintet in A major, op.81
Pisne milostne (8), op.83 B160 (selection)
Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs) (7), op.55 B104

Franck, Cesar

Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra
Symphony in D minor, op.48

Hanson, Howard

Piano Concerto, op.36

Janacek, Leos

Capriccio for piano (left hand) and chamber ensemble, 'Vzdor', JWVII/12
Concertino, JWVII/11
In the Mists
Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs
On an Overgrown Path, JWVIII/17
Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 in E flat minor, JWVIII/19 'From the Street'

Kreisler, Fritz

Caprice viennois, op.2

Martinu, Bohuslav

Cello Sonata no.1, H277
Cello Sonata no.2, H286
Cello Sonata no.3, H340
Etudes and Polkas (selection)
Fantasie and Toccata
Julietta (excerpt)
Piano Concerto no.2, H237
Piano Concerto no.3, H316
Piano Concerto no.4, H358 'Incantation'
Piano Sonata no.1
Songs (7) on One Page, H294

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Fantasia in C minor, K396
Fantasia in C minor, K475
Piano Sonata no.14 in C minor, K457

Paganini, Nicolo

Caprices (24) for solo violin, op.1
» no.24 in A minor
Sonatas for violin and guitar (6), op.3 MS27
» no.8 in G major (arr. Spivakovsky)

Prokofiev, Sergei

Cello Sonata in C major, op.119

Sarasate, Pablo de

Introduction et Tarantelle, op.43

Schubert, Franz

Impromptus (4), op.90 D899
Impromptus (4), op.142 D935

Schumann, Robert

Fantasie in C major, op.17
Kinderszenen, op.15

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Valse-Scherzo, op.34

Artists

Rudolf Firkusny (piano)
Gabriela Benackova (soprano)
Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
Tossy Spivakovsky (violin)
Janos Starker (cello)
Juilliard Quartet
Cleveland Orchestra
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Eastman-Rochester Symphony
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Claus Peter Flor
Howard Hanson
Libor Pesek
George Szell

Works

Barber, Samuel

Excursions (4), op.20
Knoxville: Summer of 1915, op.24

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Violin Sonata no.10 in G major, op.96

Chopin, Frederic

Cello Sonata in G minor, op.65
Piano Sonata no.3 in B minor, op.58

Dvorak, Antonin

Bagatelles (5), op.47 B79
Biblical Songs (10), op.99 (selection)
Humoresques (8), op.101 B187
» no.1 Vivace
Lieder im Volkston (4), op.73
Piano Concerto in G minor, op.33
Piano Quartet no.1 in D major, op.23
Piano Quartet no.2 in E flat major, op.87
Piano Quintet in A major, op.5
Piano Quintet in A major, op.81
Pisne milostne (8), op.83 B160 (selection)
Zigeunerlieder (Gypsy Songs) (7), op.55 B104

Franck, Cesar

Symphonic Variations for piano and orchestra
Symphony in D minor, op.48

Hanson, Howard

Piano Concerto, op.36

Janacek, Leos

Capriccio for piano (left hand) and chamber ensemble, 'Vzdor', JWVII/12
Concertino, JWVII/11
In the Mists
Moravian Folk Poetry in Songs
On an Overgrown Path, JWVIII/17
Piano Sonata 1.X.1905 in E flat minor, JWVIII/19 'From the Street'

Kreisler, Fritz

Caprice viennois, op.2

Martinu, Bohuslav

Cello Sonata no.1, H277
Cello Sonata no.2, H286
Cello Sonata no.3, H340
Etudes and Polkas (selection)
Fantasie and Toccata
Julietta (excerpt)
Piano Concerto no.2, H237
Piano Concerto no.3, H316
Piano Concerto no.4, H358 'Incantation'
Piano Sonata no.1
Songs (7) on One Page, H294

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Fantasia in C minor, K396
Fantasia in C minor, K475
Piano Sonata no.14 in C minor, K457

Paganini, Nicolo

Caprices (24) for solo violin, op.1
» no.24 in A minor
Sonatas for violin and guitar (6), op.3 MS27
» no.8 in G major (arr. Spivakovsky)

Prokofiev, Sergei

Cello Sonata in C major, op.119

Sarasate, Pablo de

Introduction et Tarantelle, op.43

Schubert, Franz

Impromptus (4), op.90 D899
Impromptus (4), op.142 D935

Schumann, Robert

Fantasie in C major, op.17
Kinderszenen, op.15

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilyich

Valse-Scherzo, op.34

Artists

Rudolf Firkusny (piano)
Gabriela Benackova (soprano)
Gregor Piatigorsky (cello)
Tossy Spivakovsky (violin)
Janos Starker (cello)
Juilliard Quartet
Cleveland Orchestra
Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
Eastman-Rochester Symphony
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductors

Claus Peter Flor
Howard Hanson
Libor Pesek
George Szell

About

To mark the 25th anniversary of the renowned Czech pianist’s death, Sony Classical is pleased to release the complete RCA and Columbia album collection from revered classical pianist Rudolf Firkušný. Firkušný studied music under acclaimed composers Leoš Janáček and Josef Suk, and the pianist Vilém Kurz. He then went on to study with legendary pianists Alfred Cortot and Artur Schnabel. During the 1930s Firkušný achieved international fame as an interpreter of the core concerto, chamber and solo repertoire. His unique reputation today rests chiefly on his unequalled mastery in the piano music of his Czech compatriots Dvořák, Janáček and Martinů. Firkušný also recorded memorable interpretations of Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann and Chopin, as well as Samuel Barber and Howard Hanson. All of these stunning recordings are included in this must-have box set. Rudolf Firkušný taught at the prestigious Juilliard School and the Berkshire Music Centre. Many of his students went on to become successful pianists.

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