Composers In Person [Box Set]

Composers In Person [Box Set]

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One of the most persistent questions that musicians ask themselves while practicing a piece is the inevitable query of how the composer himself might have performed his music. There are many written reports on how the old masters such as Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven may have played or improvised; and there are lines of teacher/pupil relationships which can trace their

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One of the most persistent questions that musicians ask themselves while practicing a piece is the inevitable query of how the composer himself might have performed his music. There are many written reports on how the old masters such as Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven may have played or improvised; and there are lines of teacher/pupil relationships which can trace their lineage back to the pianistic greats such as Liszt, but still we have to imagine the sound since we cannot actually hear it.

This changed in the 20th century with Edison’s invention of the recording machine. Since then, several composers have left us an extensive catalogue of recorded performances, most notably Edward Elgar, Igor Stravinsky, and Benjamin Britten. Others like Olivier Messiaen, Heitor Villa-Lobos, and William Walton have left us significant, although limited, editions. All too many, however, have left us a mere fraction of their output and it was in an attempt to bring these recordings to the record-buying public that EMI Classics is releasing this Composers in Person boxed set. These 22 CDs offer a stunning range of modern composers performing their own works either on the piano, organ or violin, or else from behind the podium. The set includes greats such as Holst, Prokofiev, Messiaen, Shostakovich, Britten, and Stravinsky, along with lesser known but equally talented luminaries like Medtner, Roussel, Pfitzner, Widor, and more!

A fascinating study for musicians and musicologists, as well as an excitingly varied selection of modern music for collectors! From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
11/24/2008
Label:
Warner Classics
UPC:
5099921757525
catalogNumber:
17575

Tracks

  1. Bagatelle: Allegro giocoso, for piano (14 Bagatelles No. 2), Sz. 38/2, BB 50/2 (Op. 6/2)
  2. Evening in Transylvania (Este a székelyeknél), for piano (10 Easy Pieces No. 5), Sz. 39/5, BB 51/5
  3. Bear Dance (Medvectánc), for piano (10 Easy Pieces No. 10), Sz. 39/10, BB 51/10
  4. Romanian Dance No. 1: Allegro vivace, for piano, Sz. 43/1, BB 56/1 (Op. 8a/1)
  5. A Bit Drunk (Kicsit ázottan), burlesque for piano No. 2, Sz. 47/2, BB 55/2 (Op. 8c/2)
  6. Allegro barbaro, for piano, Sz. 49, BB 63
  7. Suite for piano, Sz. 62, BB 70 (Op. 14)
  8. Mikrokosmos, progressive pieces (153) for piano in 6 volumes, Sz. 107, BB 105: Staccato (Allegretto mosso), Vol. 5, No. 124
  9. Mikrokosmos, progressive pieces (153) for piano in 6 volumes, Sz. 107, BB 105: Ostinato (Vivacissimo), Vol. 6, No. 146
  10. Hungarian Folksongs (10) (Magyar népdalok), for voice & piano Vol. 1, Sz. 33, BB 42: No. 1: Elindultam szép hazámbol / No. 2: Által men
  11. Hungarian Folksongs (8) (Nyolc magyar népdal), for voice & piano, Sz. 64, BB 47: No. 1: Fekete fód / No. 2: Istenem, istenem / No.
  12. Hungarian Folksongs (8) (Nyolc magyar népdal), for voice & piano, Sz. 64, BB 47: No. 5: Tóltik a nagy erdo útját / No. 7: Eddig val
  13. Work(s): 7 Hungarian Folk Tunes (from For Children, Sz42)
  14. Romanian Folk Dances (6) (Román népi táncok), for piano, Sz. 56, BB 68
  15. Variations on a Nursery Song, for piano & orchestra, Op. 25
  16. Sonata for solo viola, Op. 25/1
  17. Duet (Scherzo), for viola & cello
  18. Nobilissima visione, ballet suite for orchestra
  19. Symphonia Serena, for orchestra
  20. Trio for strings No.2
  21. Clarinet Concerto
  22. Horn Concerto
  23. Konzertmusik, for brass & strings, Op. 50
  24. Masquerada, suite from the incidental music for orchestra (or piano): 1. Waltz
  25. Masquerada, suite from the incidental music for orchestra (or piano): 2. Nocturne
  26. Masquerada, suite from the incidental music for orchestra (or piano): 3. Mazurka
  27. Violin Concerto in D minor (also arranged for violin & piano)
  28. Gayane, ballet in 4 acts: 1. Dance of the Rose-Maidens
  29. Gayane, ballet in 4 acts: 2. Ayesha's Awakening and Dance
  30. Gayane, ballet in 4 acts: 3. Lullaby
  31. Gayane, ballet in 4 acts: 4. Gayaneh's Adagio
  32. Gayane, ballet in 4 acts: 5. Lezghinka
  33. Gayane, ballet in 4 acts: 6. Lyrical Duet (of Ayesha and Armen)
  34. Gayane, ballet in 4 acts: 7. Dance of the Old Men and Women
  35. Gayane, ballet in 4 acts: 8. Sabre Dance
  36. Pastorale d'été, symphonic poem for chamber orchestra, H31
  37. Concerto, for cello & orchestra in C major, H72
  38. Trois mouvements perpétuels, for piano, FP 14
  39. Trio for oboe, bassoon & piano, FP 43
  40. Novelettes (2) for piano, FP 47
  41. Nocturnes (8) for piano, FP 56: No. 1 in C
  42. Nocturnes (8) for piano, FP 56: No. 2 in A (Bal des jeunes filles)
  43. Nocturnes (8) for piano, FP 56: No. 4 in C minor (Bal fantôme)
  44. Improvisations (15) for piano, FP 63, 113, 170, 176: No. 2 in A flat
  45. Improvisations (15) for piano, FP 63, 113, 170, 176: No. 5 in A minor
  46. Improvisations (15) for piano, FP 63, 113, 170, 176: No. 9 in D
  47. Improvisations (15) for piano, FP 63, 113, 170, 176: No. 10 in F (Éloge des gammes)
  48. Aubade, choreographic concerto for piano & 18 instruments, FP 51
  49. Symphony No. 5 in F minor for organ, Op. 42/1: 5. Toccata: Allegro
  50. Symphony No. 9 in C minor for organ ("Gothique"), Op. 70
  51. Improvisations (3) for organ: 1. Marche épiscopale
  52. Pièces de fantaisie, for organ, Suite 1, Op. 51: 2. Andantino
  53. Pièces de fantaisie, for organ, Suite 1, Op. 51: 3. Cortège
  54. Suite Bretonne, for organ, Op. 21: 1. Berceuse
  55. Préludes and Fugues (3) for organ, Op. 7: No. 3 in G minor
  56. Le banquet céleste, for organ, I/1
  57. L' Ascension, for organ (arr. from orchestral piece), I/12b
  58. Violin Concerto in B minor, Op. 61
  59. Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
  60. Apparition de l'église éternelle, for organ, I/8
  61. La Nativité du Seigneur, meditations (9) for organ, I/14
  62. Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major, Op. 26
  63. Pieces (4) for piano, Op. 4: No. 4. Suggestion diabolique
  64. Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22: No. 3: Allegretto
  65. Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22: No. 5: Molto giocoso
  66. Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22: No. 6: Con eleganza
  67. Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22: No. 9: Allegretto tranquillo
  68. Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22: No. 10: Ridicolosamente
  69. Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22: No. 11: Con vivacità
  70. Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22: No. 16: Dolente
  71. Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22: No. 17: Poetico
  72. Visions fugitives (20), for piano, Op. 22: No. 18: Con una dolce lentezza
  73. Symphony No. 1 in D major ("Classical"), Op. 25: 3. Gavotte
  74. Piano Sonata No. 4 in C minor, Op. 29: 2. Andante assai
  75. Pieces (4) for piano, Op. 32: No. 3. Gavotte
  76. The Seasons, ballet, Op. 67
  77. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 2, for orchestra, A. 247: 4. Toccata: Un poco moderato (O Trenzinho do Caipi
  78. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5, for voice & 8 cellos, A. 389
  79. Miniaturas (6), song cycle for voice & piano, A. 056: No. 2: Viola
  80. Modinhas e canções, song cycle for voice & orchestra, Album 1 (7), A. 406: No. 3: Cantilena
  81. Momoprecoce, fantasy for piano & orchestra, A. 240
  82. Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4, for piano & orchestra, A. 424
  83. Chôros No. 10, for chorus & orchestra, "Rasga o Coraçao" (also ballet, "Jurapary"), A. 209
  84. Das Christ-Elflein, opera, Op 20: Overture
  85. Palestrina, opera in 3 acts: Act 1. Prelude
  86. Palestrina, opera in 3 acts: Act 2. Prelude
  87. Palestrina, opera in 3 acts: Act 3. Prelude
  88. Duo for violin, cello & piano (or small orchestra), Op 43
  89. Hast du von den Fischerkindern, song for voice & piano, Op. 7/1
  90. Der Gärtner, for voice & piano, Op. 9/1
  91. Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op 9, No. 2, "Die Einsame", Op. 9/2
  92. Zum Abschied meiner Tochter, Op.10/3
  93. Songs (2) for voice & piano, Op. 19: No. 2, Michaelskirchplatz
  94. In Danzig, song for voice & piano, Op. 22/1
  95. Nachts, song for voice & piano, Op. 26/2
  96. Abbitte, for voice & piano, Op. 29/1
  97. Songs (4) for voice & piano, Op. 32: No. 1, Hussens Kerker
  98. Songs (4) for voice & piano, Op. 32: No. 2, Säerspruch
  99. Leuchtende Tage, for voice & piano, Op.40/1
  100. Herbstgefühl, for voice & piano, Op. 40/4
  101. La création du monde, ballet for orchestra, Op. 81
  102. Scaramouche (3), suite for 2 pianos, Op. 165b
  103. Saudades do Brasil (12), suite of dances for piano, Op. 67
  104. Suite provençale, for orchestra, Op. 152a
  105. Le boeuf sur le toit, ballet for orchestra, Op. 58
  106. Le bestiaire (Cortège d'Orphée), song cycle for voice & piano (or chamber ensemble), FP 15a
  107. Chansons gaillardes, song cycle for voice & piano, FP 42: 4. Invocation aux Parques
  108. Chansons gaillardes, song cycle for voice & piano, FP 42: 7. La belle jeunesse
  109. Tel jour, telle nuit, song cycle for voice & piano, FP 86
  110. Deux poèmes de Guillaume Apollinaire, for voice & piano, FP 94: 1. Dans le jardin d'Anna
  111. Métamorphoses, song cycle for voice & piano, FP 121
  112. Deux poèmes de Louis Aragon, for voice & piano, FP 122
  113. Deux mélodies sur des poèmes de Guillaume Apollinaire, for voice & piano, FP 131: Montparnasse
  114. Sonnets (7) of Michelangelo, for voice & piano, Op. 22
  115. The Holy Sonnets (9) of John Donne, for voice & piano, Op. 35
  116. Piano Concerto No. 1, for piano, trumpet & strings, in C minor, Op. 35
  117. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102
  118. Fantastic Dances (3), for piano, Op. 5
  119. Preludes & Fugues (24), for piano, Op. 87: No. 1: Moderato in C
  120. Preludes & Fugues (24), for piano, Op. 87: No. 4: Andante - Adagio in E minor
  121. Preludes & Fugues (24), for piano, Op. 87: No. 5: Allegretto in D major
  122. Preludes & Fugues (24), for piano, Op. 87: No. 23: Adagio - Moderato con moto
  123. Preludes & Fugues (24), for piano, Op. 87: No. 24: Andante - Moderato in D minor
  124. Les Noces III (The Wedding), ballet in 4 tableaux for vocal soloists, chorus, 4 pianos & percussion
  125. Octet for wind instruments
  126. Capriccio, for piano & orchestra
  127. Symphony of Psalms, for chorus & orchestra
  128. Pastorale, song without words for violin & woodwind quartet
  129. Scherzo, transcribed for violin & piano (after L'oiseau de feu, with Samuel Dushkin)
  130. Berceuse, for violin & piano (after L'Oiseau de Feu, transcribed by Stravinsky)
  131. Russian Dance, transcription for violin & piano (after Petrushka, with Samuel Dushkin): Danse russe
  132. Chants du Rossignol et Marche Chinoise, for violin & piano (transcribed with Samuel Dushkin)
  133. Ragtime, for 11 instruments
  134. Piano-Rag-Music, for piano
  135. Suite Italienne, for violin & piano (after Pulcinella, transcribed with Samuel Dushkin): 2. Serenata
  136. Suite Italienne, for violin & piano (after Pulcinella, transcribed with Samuel Dushkin): 5. Scherzino
  137. Serenade for piano in A major
  138. Duo Concertante, for violin & piano
  139. Concerto for 2 solo pianos
  140. Eine Alpensinfonie (An Alpine Symphony) for orchestra, Op. 64 (TrV 233)
  141. Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227): Act 1. Introduction...love scene
  142. Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227): Act 1. Marschallin's Monologue
  143. Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227): Presentation Marche in D (De Brandenburgsche Mars
  144. Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227): Act 2. The Presentation of the Silver Rose
  145. Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227): Act 2. Love Duet
  146. Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227): Act 2 / Act 3. Waltz
  147. Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227): Act 3. Trio
  148. Der Rosenkavalier, opera, Op. 59 (TrV 227): Act 3. Final Duet...Coda
  149. Spanish Dances (12), in 4 volumes for piano, Op. 37, H. 142, DLR 1:2: No. 7: Valenciana
  150. Spanish Dances (12), in 4 volumes for piano, Op. 37, H. 142, DLR 1:2: No. 10: Danza triste
  151. El pelele, for piano (also arr. for 2 pianos by Llongás), H. 106, DLR 2:5
  152. Popular Spanish Songs (7), for voice & piano, G. 40
  153. El Amor brujo, ballet for mezzo-soprano & small orchestra in 1 act, G. 44: Canción del fuego fátuo
  154. Soneto a Córdoba, for voice & harp (or piano), G. 72
  155. Concerto for Harpsichord, for harpsichord (or piano), flute, oboe, clarinet, violin & cello, G. 71
  156. Jeunes Filles au Jardin, arrangement for violin & piano (Scenes d'enfant No. 5)
  157. Suburbis, suite for piano or orchestra: El carrer el guitarrisra i el vell cavall (Suburis
  158. Cançons i dansas No. 5, for piano
  159. Paisajes, for piano: La fuente y la capaña (Paiajes, No. 1)
  160. Cançons i dansas No. 6, for piano
  161. Cançons i dansas No. 8, for piano ("El testament d'Amèlia - La filadora")
  162. Cantos populares españoles (20), for voice & piano: No. 3. Tonada de la niña perdida
  163. Cantos populares españoles (20), for voice & piano: No. 4. Montañesa
  164. Cantos populares españoles (20), for voice & piano: No. 6. Malagueña
  165. Cantos populares españoles (20), for voice & piano: No. 7. Granadina
  166. Cantos populares españoles (20), for voice & piano: No. 19. Canto Andaluz
  167. Cantos populares españoles (20), for voice & piano: No. 20. Polo
  168. Enigma Variations, for orchestra, Op. 36
  169. The Planets, suite for orchestra & female chorus, Op. 32, H. 125
  170. Die lustige Witwe (The Merry Widow), operetta: Overtüre (1940)
  171. Zigeunerliebe (Gypsy Love), operetta in 3 acts: Act 3. Hör' ich Cymbalklänge
  172. Eva (Das Fabriksmädel), operetta in 3 acts: Vorspiel
  173. Eva (Das Fabriksmädel), operetta in 3 acts: Act 1. Im heimlichen Dämmer
  174. Paganini, operetta in 3 acts: Act 2. Ich kann es nicht fassen...Liebe, du Himmel
  175. Der Zarewitsch, operetta in 3 acts: Act 1. Einer wird kommen
  176. Friederike, operetta in 3 acts: Act 2. Warum hast du mich wachgeküßt?
  177. Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Die gelbe Jacke"): Act 1. Ich trete ins Zimmer...Immer nur lächeln
  178. Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Die gelbe Jacke"): Act 1. Mein lieber Prinz...Bei einem Tee en deux
  179. Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Die gelbe Jacke"): Act 1. Von Apfelblüten einen Kranz
  180. Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Die gelbe Jacke"): Act 2. Wer hat die Liebe in Herz gesenkt?
  181. Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Die gelbe Jacke"): Act 2. Dein ist mein ganzes Herz!
  182. Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Die gelbe Jacke"): Act 2. Alles vorbei!...Ich möcht' wieder einmal
  183. Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Die gelbe Jacke"): Act 2. Ihr Götter, sagt...Kann es möglich sein?
  184. Schön ist die Welt, operetta in 3 acts (revision of "Endlich Allein"): Act 3. Ich bin verliebt
  185. Giuditta, opera in 5 acts: Scene 1. Freunde, das Leben ist lebenswert!
  186. Giuditta, opera in 5 acts: Scene 2. Schön wie die blaue Sommernacht
  187. Giuditta, opera in 5 acts: Scene 3. Welch tiefes Rätsel ist die Liebe...Du bi
  188. Giuditta, opera in 5 acts: Scene 4. Ich weiß es selber nicht...Meine Lippen,
  189. Giuditta, opera in 5 acts: Scene 4. So wie um den Sonnenball
  190. Giuditta, opera in 5 acts: Scene 5. 'Schönste der Frau'n' begann das Lied
  191. Russian Round Dance (A Tale), for 2 pianos, Op. 58/1
  192. Willow, why for ever bending? (Chto tï klonish' nad vodami), song for voice & piano, Op. 24/2
  193. Whisp'ring, Nature faintly stirring (Shopot, robkoye dïkhan'ye), song for voice & piano, Op. 24/7
  194. Serenade ("Ne mogu ya slïshat' etoy ptichki"), for voice & piano, Op. 28/2
  195. Fairy Tales (Skazki) (2) for piano, Op. 20
  196. The Muse (Musa), song for voice & piano, Op. 29/1
  197. A Rose (Roza), song for voice & piano, Op. 29/6
  198. The Waltz ("Mogu l' zabït'eto sladkoye mgnoven'ye"), song for voice & piano, Op. 32/5
  199. When Roses Fade (Lish' rozï uvyadayut), song for voice & piano, Op.36/3
  200. Fairy Tales (Märchen) (6) for piano, Op. 51: No. 1: Allegro molto vivace in D minor
  201. Winter Evening (Zimniy vecher), song for voice & piano, Op. 13/1
  202. To a Dreamer (Mechtatelyu), song for voice & piano, Op. 32/6
  203. The Wagon of Life (Telega zhizni), song for voice & piano, Op. 45/2
  204. The Ravens (Voron), song for voice & piano, Op. 52/2
  205. Fairy Tales (Märchen) (6) for piano, Op. 51: No. 2: Allegretto cantabile ed espressivo in A min
  206. Elfenliedchen, for voice & piano, Op. 6/3
  207. Im Vorübergehn, song for voice & piano, Op. 6/4
  208. Selbstbetrug, song for voice & piano, Op. 15/3
  209. Aus "Lila" ("So tanzet"), song for voice & piano, Op. 15/5
  210. Meeresstille, song for voice & piano, Op. 15/7
  211. Glückliche Fahrt, song for voice & piano, Op. 15/8
  212. Einsamkeit, song for voice & piano, Op. 18/3
  213. Fairy Tales (Märchen) (6) for piano, Op. 51: No. 3: Allegretto tranquillo e grazioso - Allegro
  214. Songs (7) for voice & piano, Op.46: No. 1: Praeludium (Prelude)
  215. Songs (7) for voice & piano, Op.46: No. 5: Winternacht (Winter night)
  216. Songs (7) for voice & piano, Op.46: No. 6: Die Quelle (The Stream)
  217. Forgotten Melodies (Vergessene Weisen) (8) for piano Volume 1, Op. 38: No. 3: Danza festiva (Presto)
  218. Le Festin de l'araignée, Fragments symphoniques, for orchestra
  219. Le jardin mouillé, for voice & piano, Op. 3/3
  220. Poèmes (4), for voice & piano, Op. 8
  221. Poèmes chinois (2), for voice & piano, Op. 12: No. 2
  222. Light, for voice & piano, Op. 19/1
  223. Sarabande (part of L'Éventail de Jeanne)
  224. Quintet for piano & strings in B major, Op. 51: 2. Lent
  225. Le Tragédie de Salomé, ballet, Op. 50

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