Best Piano Classics 100

Best Piano Classics 100

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EMI's 100 Best Piano Classics is a six-CD set focused on the standard keyboard repertoire of the Classical and Romantic eras. The most familiar names associated with piano music are represented here, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt<See more details below

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EMI's 100 Best Piano Classics is a six-CD set focused on the standard keyboard repertoire of the Classical and Romantic eras. The most familiar names associated with piano music are represented here, including Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt, Ludwig van Beethoven, Sergey Rachmaninov, Claude Debussy, and many other celebrated composers who worked at the keyboard and wrote much of their best music for it. Included are great performances by illustrious pianists such as Martha Argerich, Sviatoslav Richter, Aldo Ciccolini, Emil Gilels, Maurizio Pollini, Christian Zacharias, and others who have had long and distinguished careers recording for EMI. The performances span several decades, but because specific years are not given in the tracklisting, experienced listeners may resort to educated guesswork, while everyone else must take the copyright dates 1988 to 2001 on faith as the range of recording sessions . As is usually the case with these multi-disc surveys, the sound is a little variable, but EMI has balanced the volume well enough that the whole set may be played comfortably at home without need of adjustments.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/29/2006
Label:
Angel Records
UPC:
0094637088623
catalogNumber:
70886
Rank:
183736

Tracks

  1. Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6  - Frédéric Chopin  - Gordon H. Jee  - Mikhail Pletnev
  2. Études d'exécution transcendante (12 Transcendental Etudes), for piano, S. 139 (LW A172): La Campanella  - Franz Liszt  - Gordon H. Jee  - André Watts
  3. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2: 1. Adagio sostenuto  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Gordon H. Jee  - Mikhail Pletnev
  4. Etude for piano No. 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16  - Frédéric Chopin  - Stanislav Bunin  - Gordon H. Jee
  5. Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major ("Alla Turca") K. 331 (K. 300i): 3. Rondo alla turca: Allegro  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Moura Lympany  - Gordon H. Jee
  6. Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117: La Fille aux cheveux de lin  - Claude Debussy  - Moura Lympany  - Gordon H. Jee
  7. Moment musical for piano in F minor ("Air russe"), D. 780/3 (Op. 94/3)  - Franz Schubert  - Gordon H. Jee  - Stephen Kovacevich
  8. Waltz for piano No. 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212  - Frédéric Chopin  - John Ogdon  - Gordon H. Jee
  9. The Piano, film score: The heart asks pleasure first  - Michael Nyman  - Michael Nyman  - Gordon H. Jee
  10. Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174): "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Alexis Weissenberg  - Gordon H. Jee
  11. Polonaise for piano No. 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155  - Frédéric Chopin  - Martha Argerich  - Gordon H. Jee
  12. Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Gordon H. Jee  - Jean-Bernard Pommier
  13. Song without Words for piano No. 30 in A major ("Frühlingslied"), Op. 62/6  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Gordon H. Jee  - Jean-Bernard Pommier
  14. Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46  - Frédéric Chopin  - Stanislav Bunin  - Gordon H. Jee
  15. Rondo for piano No. 1 in D major, K. 485  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Stanislav Bunin  - Gordon H. Jee
  16. Arabesque, for piano No. 1 in E major, L. 66/1  - Claude Debussy  - Aldo Ciccolini  - Gordon H. Jee
  17. Pavane pour une infante défunte, for piano (or orchestra)  - Maurice Ravel  - Gordon H. Jee  - Cécile Ousset
  18. Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major ("Coronation") K. 537: 1. Allegro (extract)  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra  - Gordon H. Jee  - Christian Zacharias  - David Zinman
  19. Waltz for piano No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 18, CT. 207  - Frédéric Chopin  - Alexis Weissenberg  - Gordon H. Jee
  20. Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé): [Excerpt]  - George Gershwin  -  Ålborg Symphony Orchestra  - Gordon H. Jee  - Wayne Marshall  - Wayne Marshall
  21. La belle excentrique, "serious fantasy" for orchestra (or piano, 4 hands): 1. Grande Ritournelle  - Erik Satie  - Aldo Ciccolini  - Gordon H. Jee
  22. Etude for piano No. 5 in G flat major, Op. 10/5, CT. 18  - Frédéric Chopin  - Stanislav Bunin  - Gordon H. Jee
  23. Fantasiestücke (8 Fantasy Pieces), for piano, Op. 12: Aufschwung  - Robert Schumann  - Martha Argerich  - Gordon H. Jee
  24. Rondo capriccioso, for piano in E major, Op. 14  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Gordon H. Jee  - Helmut Roloff
  25. Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major ("Waldstein"), Op. 53: 1. Allegro (extract)  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - John Ogdon  - Gordon H. Jee
  26. Années de pèlerinage, 3rd Year, suite for piano, S. 163 (LW A283): Les Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este  - Franz Liszt  - Gordon H. Jee  - André Watts
  27. Gaspard de la nuit, for piano: 1. Ondine  - Maurice Ravel  - Martha Argerich  - Gordon H. Jee
  28. Impromptu for piano No. 2 in F minor, Op. 31  - Gabriel Fauré  - Gordon H. Jee  - Cécile Ousset
  29. Le Piccadilly, march for piano  - Erik Satie  - Aldo Ciccolini  - Gordon H. Jee
  30. Invitation to the Dance (Aufforderung zum Tanze), rondo brillant for piano, J. 260 (Op. 65)  - Carl Maria von Weber  - Gordon H. Jee  - Thierry de Brunhoff
  31. Piano Sonata No. 15 in C major ("Sonata semplice") K. 545: 1. Allegro  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Gordon H. Jee  - Christian Zacharias
  32. Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30: 3. Allegro ma non tanto (extract)  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Alexis Weissenberg  - Leonard Bernstein  - Gordon H. Jee  -  Orchestre National de France
  33. Variations on "I Got Rhythm" for piano and orchestra (or 2 Pianos)  - George Gershwin  -  Ålborg Symphony Orchestra  - Gordon H. Jee  - Wayne Marshall  - Wayne Marshall
  34. Gymnopedie for piano No.1  - Erik Satie  - Aldo Ciccolini  - Gordon H. Jee
  35. Gnossienne, for piano No.1  - Erik Satie  - Aldo Ciccolini  - Gordon H. Jee
  36. Rêverie, for piano, L. 68  - Claude Debussy  - Aldo Ciccolini  - Gordon H. Jee
  37. Un sospiro, for piano in D flat major (Grande études de concert No. 3), S. 144/3 (LW A118/3)  - Franz Liszt  - Gordon H. Jee  - André Watts
  38. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467: 2. Andante  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Stephen Hough  -  Hallé  - Gordon H. Jee  - Bryden Thomson
  39. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 13: 2. Adagio cantabile  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Gordon H. Jee  - Stephen Kovacevich
  40. Tango for piano, Op 165/2 (Albeniz)  - Leopold Godowsky  - Isaac Albéniz  - Moura Lympany  - Gordon H. Jee
  41. Consolation, for piano No. 3 in D flat major "Lento placido", S. 172/3 (LW A111a/2/2)  - Franz Liszt  - Tzimon Barto  - Gordon H. Jee
  42. Song without Words for piano No. 1 in E major, Op. 19b/1  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Daniel Adni  - Gordon H. Jee
  43. Prelude for piano No. 7 in A major, Op. 28/7, CT. 172  - Frédéric Chopin  - John Ogdon  - Gordon H. Jee
  44. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Aria  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Gordon H. Jee  - Maria Tipo
  45. Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), for piano, Op. 82: Vogel als Prophet  - Robert Schumann  - Moura Lympany  - Gordon H. Jee
  46. Estampes, for piano, L. 100: 2. Pagodes  - Claude Debussy  - Gordon H. Jee  - Cécile Ousset
  47. Nocturne for piano in D flat major (for left hand alone), Op. 9/2  - Alexander Scriabin  - Alexis Weissenberg  - Gordon H. Jee
  48. Nocturne for piano No. 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115  - Frédéric Chopin  - Aldo Ciccolini  - Gordon H. Jee
  49. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102: 2. Adagio  - Dmitry Shostakovich  - Dmitri Alexeev  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Gordon H. Jee  - Jerzy Maksymiuk
  50. Berceuse for piano in D flat major, Op. 57, CT. 7  - Frédéric Chopin  - Peter Donohoe  - Gordon H. Jee
  51. Etude for piano No. 12 in C minor ("Revolutionary"), Op. 10/12, CT. 25  - Frédéric Chopin  - Stanislav Bunin  - Gordon H. Jee
  52. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major ("Emperor"), Op. 73: 3. Rondo: Allegro (extract)  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - George Szell  -  Cleveland Orchestra  - Emil Gilels  - Gordon H. Jee
  53. Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: 1. Allegro molto moderato (extract)  - Edvard Grieg  - Lovro von Matacic  - Gordon H. Jee  -  Monte Carlo National Opera Orchestra  - Sviatoslav Richter
  54. Polonaise for piano No. 3 in A major ("Military"), Op. 40/1, CT. 152  - Frédéric Chopin  - John Ogdon  - Gordon H. Jee
  55. Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor ("Appassionata"), Op. 57: 3. Allegro ma non troppo - Presto  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Moura Lympany  - Gordon H. Jee
  56. Slavonic Dance No. 2 for piano, 4 hands in E minor, B. 78/2 (Op. 46/2): Allegro scherzando  - Antonin Dvorák  - Michel Béroff  - Jean-Philippe Collard  - Gordon H. Jee
  57. Etude for piano in D sharp minor, Op. 8/12  - Alexander Scriabin  - Gordon H. Jee  - Stephen Kovacevich
  58. The Well-Tempered Clavier (24), collection of preludes & fugues, Book I, BWV 846-869 (BC L80-103): Prelude in C  - Johann Sebastian Bach  -  Edwin Fischer  - Gordon H. Jee
  59. Piano Concerto No. 3 in E major, Sz. 119, BB 127 (completed by Tibor Serly): 1. Allegretto  - Béla Bartók  -  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra  - Peter Donohoe  - Gordon H. Jee  - Simon Rattle
  60. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT. 202: 3. Marcia funebre  - Frédéric Chopin  - Gordon H. Jee  - Mikhail Pletnev
  61. Prelude for piano No.1 in C sharp minor ("The Bells of Moscow"), Op. 3/2  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Alexis Weissenberg  - Gordon H. Jee
  62. Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor ("Tempest"), Op. 31/2: 1. Largo - Allegro  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Gordon H. Jee  - Stephen Kovacevich
  63. Scherzo for piano No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39, CT. 199  - Frédéric Chopin  - Martha Argerich  - Gordon H. Jee
  64. Islamey, Oriental fantasy for piano  - Mily Balakirev  - Andrei Gavrilov  - Gordon H. Jee
  65. Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for piano: The Great Gate of Kiev  - Modest Mussorgsky  - Alexis Weissenberg  - Gordon H. Jee
  66. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 1. Allegro non troppo e molto moderato (extract)  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  - Andrei Gavrilov  - Gordon H. Jee  - Riccardo Muti  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  67. Work(s): Liebestraum  - Franz Liszt  - Alexis Weissenberg  - Gordon H. Jee
  68. Suite bergamasque, for piano, L. 75: Clair de lune  - Claude Debussy  - Alexis Weissenberg  - Gordon H. Jee
  69. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 1. Moderato (extract)  - Sergey Rachmaninov  - Andrei Gavrilov  - Gordon H. Jee  - Riccardo Muti  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra
  70. Prelude for piano No. 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180  - Frédéric Chopin  - John Ogdon  - Gordon H. Jee
  71. Valse romantique, for piano, L. 71  - Claude Debussy  - Aldo Ciccolini  - Gordon H. Jee
  72. Jeux d'eau, for piano  - Maurice Ravel  - Gordon H. Jee  - Cécile Ousset
  73. Valse-Impromptu (I & II), for piano, S. 213 (LW 84c)  - Franz Liszt  - Alexis Weissenberg  - Gordon H. Jee
  74. Waltz for piano in A flat major, Op. 39/15  - Johannes Brahms  - Gordon H. Jee  - Jean-Bernard Pommier
  75. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), in A minor for piano & orchestra, Op. 43: Variation No. 18: Andante cantabile  - Sergey Rachmaninov  -  City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra  - Gordon H. Jee  - Cécile Ousset  - Simon Rattle
  76. Nocturne for piano No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15/2, CT. 112  - Frédéric Chopin  - Gordon H. Jee  - Maurizio Pollini
  77. Alborada del Gracioso, for orchestra  - Maurice Ravel  - Gordon H. Jee  - Cécile Ousset
  78. Sonata for keyboard in D minor, K. 9 (L. 413), "Pastorale"  - Domenico Scarlatti  - Aldo Ciccolini  - Gordon H. Jee
  79. Piece for piano in F major (K. 33b)  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Stanislav Bunin  - Gordon H. Jee
  80. Valse oubliée, for piano No. 1, S. 215/1 (LW A311/1)  - Franz Liszt  - Gordon H. Jee  - André Watts
  81. Waltz for piano No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213  - Frédéric Chopin  - John Ogdon  - Gordon H. Jee
  82. Petite suite (4), for piano, 4 hands (or orchestra), L. 65: 2. En bateau  - Claude Debussy  - Michel Béroff  - Jean-Philippe Collard  - Gordon H. Jee
  83. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, CT. 47: 1. Allegro maestoso (extract)  - Frédéric Chopin  - Martha Argerich  - Charles Dutoit  - Gordon H. Jee  -  Montreal Symphony Orchestra
  84. A Maiden's Prayer (Molitwa dziewicy) for piano, Op. 3 (or Op. 4)  - Tekla Badarzewska  - Gordon H. Jee  - Jean-Bernard Pommier
  85. Humoresque No. 7 for piano in G flat major, B. 187/7 (Op. 101/7)  - Antonin Dvorák  - Gordon H. Jee  - André Watts
  86. Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) for piano, Op. 15: Unspecified  - Robert Schumann  - Gordon H. Jee  - Mikhail Pletnev
  87. Two-Part Invention, for keyboard No. 1 in C major, BWV 772 (BC L42)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Aldo Ciccolini  - Gordon H. Jee
  88. Suite for keyboard (Suite de piece), Vol.1, No.5 in E major ("The Harmonious Blacksmith"), HWV 430  - George Frideric Handel  - Moura Lympany  - Gordon H. Jee
  89. Le Coucou, rondeau for harpsichord in E minor (Pièces de clavecin, Suite No. 3)  - Louis-Claude Daquin  - Moura Lympany  - Gordon H. Jee
  90. Cançons i dansas No. 1, for piano ("La Filla del carmsí - Danse de Castellterçol")  - Federico Mompou  - Gordon H. Jee  - Gonzalo Soriano
  91. Children's Corner, suite for piano (or orchestra), L. 113: Golliwogg's Cakewalk  - Claude Debussy  - Moura Lympany  - Gordon H. Jee
  92. Nocturne for piano No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109  - Frédéric Chopin  - John Ogdon  - Gordon H. Jee
  93. Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia), for keyboard No. 1 in C major, BWV 787 (BC L42)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Aldo Ciccolini  - Gordon H. Jee
  94. Melody in F, various arrangements, Op. 3/1  - Anton Rubinstein  - Moura Lympany  - Gordon H. Jee
  95. The Seasons, for piano, Op. 37: November: Troika  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  - Gordon H. Jee  - Mikhail Pletnev
  96. The Seasons, for piano, Op. 37: June: Barcarolle  - Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky  - Gordon H. Jee  - Mikhail Pletnev
  97. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, chorale prelude for organ (Schübler Chorale No. 1), BWV 645 (BC K22)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Stanislav Bunin  - Gordon H. Jee
  98. Minuet for piano in G major, WoO 10/2  - Ludwig van Beethoven  - Moura Lympany  - Gordon H. Jee
  99. Dolly, suite for piano, 4 hands or orchestra, Op. 56: Berceuse  - Gabriel Fauré  - Jean-Philippe Collard  - Gordon H. Jee  - Bruno Rigutto
  100. Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello & double bass in A major ("Trout"), D. 667 (Op. posth. 114): 4. Theme & Variations  - Franz Schubert  - Gordon H. Jee  - Sviatoslav Richter  -  Members of the Borodin Quartet

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