Murray Perahia: The First 40 Years [Includes Bonus DVDs]

Murray Perahia: The First 40 Years [Includes Bonus DVDs]

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by Murray Perahia
     
 
This lavish box set contains a whopping 68 discs, a hardcover book, and five DVDs; in short, it's Murray Perahia's entire recorded career through 2010. Although the title says "The First 40 Years," the final disc in the set is a Vox Turnabout disc of Mozart chamber music that Perahia recorded with Boris Kroyt and

Overview

This lavish box set contains a whopping 68 discs, a hardcover book, and five DVDs; in short, it's Murray Perahia's entire recorded career through 2010. Although the title says "The First 40 Years," the final disc in the set is a Vox Turnabout disc of Mozart chamber music that Perahia recorded with Boris Kroyt and Harold Wright in 1967, but not released until 1976. Chamber music is not something Perahia is usually known for, nor is vocal music. There are recordings with Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (also on one of the DVDs) and with Peter Pears among the many, many discs of solo piano works and concertos. With so much to choose from, listeners might start with what established Perahia as a gifted artist: his cycle of Mozart's concertos with the English Chamber Orchestra, which he conducted from the piano. Next would be his Bach recordings from the late-1990s and 2000s. In between are composers from Scarlatti to Bartók, all performed with Perahia's clear and singing tone, and phrasing that is straightforward and precise, yet engaging and conveying an affirmative sense of the music as works of art. The DVDs include live recitals from 1973 and 1989, and filmed performances of four Mozart concertos with interviews. As with any set like this, the sound quality varies from disc to disc, but is generally very good to excellent.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/06/2012
Label:
Sony Classics
UPC:
0886919125627
catalogNumber:
191256

Tracks

  1. Piano Concerto No. 14 in E flat major, K. 449
  2. Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491
  3. Prelude for piano No. 26 in A flat major ("Presto con leggierezza"), KK IVb/7, CT. 191 (B. 86)
  4. Mazurka for piano No. 45 in A minor, Op. 67/4, CT. 95
  5. Preludes (24) for piano, Op. 28, CT. 166-189
  6. Piano Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 40
  7. Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
  8. Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58, CT. 203
  9. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT. 202
  10. Fantasiestücke (8 Fantasy Pieces), for piano, Op. 12
  11. Davidsbündlertänze (18) for piano, Op. 6
  12. Piano Concerto No. 8 in C major ("Lützow") K. 246
  13. Piano Concerto No. 22 in E flat major, K. 482
  14. Piano Concerto No. 12 in A major, K. 414 (K. 385p)
  15. Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K. 595
  16. Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K. 413 (K. 387a)
  17. Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
  18. Piano Concerto No. 9 in E flat major ("Jeunehomme," "Jenamy"), K. 271
  19. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467
  20. Symphonic Etudes ("Etudes in the form of variations") for piano (2 versions), Op. 13
  21. Symphonic Etudes in Variation Form (5), for piano (variants & corrections of Op. 13), WoO 6: Posthumous Variation No. 4
  22. Symphonic Etudes ("Etudes in the form of variations") for piano (2 versions), Op. 13
  23. Symphonic Etudes in Variation Form (5), for piano (variants & corrections of Op. 13), WoO 6: Posthumous Variation No. 3
  24. Symphonic Etudes ("Etudes in the form of variations") for piano (2 versions), Op. 13
  25. Papillons (Butterflies) for piano, Op. 2
  26. Symphonic Etudes ("Etudes in the form of variations") for piano (2 versions), Op. 13
  27. Symphonic Etudes in Variation Form (5), for piano (variants & corrections of Op. 13), WoO 6: Posthumous Variation No. 1
  28. Symphonic Etudes ("Etudes in the form of variations") for piano (2 versions), Op. 13
  29. Symphonic Etudes in Variation Form (5), for piano (variants & corrections of Op. 13), WoO 6
  30. Piano Concerto No. 5 in D major, K. 175
  31. Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503
  32. Piano Concerto No. 18 in B flat major, K. 456
  33. Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K. 453
  34. Out of Doors (Szabadban), suite for piano, Sz. 81, BB 89
  35. Suite for piano, Sz. 62, BB 70 (Op. 14)
  36. Improvisations (8) on Hungarian Peasant Songs for piano, Sz. 74, BB 83 (Op. 20)
  37. Piano Sonata, Sz. 80, BB 88
  38. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, CT. 47
  39. Liederkreis, 12 songs for voice & piano, Op. 39
  40. Songs (6) (Lenau) and "Requiem" for voice & piano, Op. 90
  41. Songs (5) for voice & piano, Op. 40
  42. Rondo for piano & orchestra in A major, K. 386
  43. Rondo for piano & orchestra in D major, K. 382
  44. Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major ("Coronation") K. 537
  45. Piano Concerto in C major, Op. 3/3
  46. Piano Concerto in E flat major (after J.C. Bach's keyboard sonata, Op 5/4), K. 107/3
  47. Piano Concerto in G major (after J.C. Bach's keyboard sonata, Op 5/3), K. 107/2
  48. Piano Concerto in D major (after J.C. Bach's keyboard sonata, Op 5/2), K. 107/1
  49. Piano Concerto No. 16 in D major, K. 451
  50. Piano Concerto No. 15 in B flat major, K. 450
  51. Impromptus (4) for piano, D. 935 (Op. posth. 142)
  52. Impromptus (4) for piano, D. 899 (Op. 90)
  53. Piano Sonata No. 11 in B flat major, Op. 22
  54. Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major ("Grand Sonata"), Op. 7
  55. Fantasie (Obolen auf Beethovens Monument) for piano in C major, Op. 17
  56. Fantasia for piano in C major ("Wanderer"), D. 760 (Op. 15)
  57. Quintet for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn & bassoon in E flat major, Op. 16
  58. Quintet for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn & bassoon in E flat major, K. 452
  59. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
  60. Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
  61. Fantasia for piano, 4 hands in F minor, D. 940 (Op. 103)
  62. Sonata for 2 pianos in D major, K. 448 (K. 375a)
  63. Fantasy for piano in F minor/A flat major, Op. 49, C. 42
  64. Berceuse for piano in D flat major, Op. 57, CT. 7
  65. Barcarolle for piano in F sharp major, Op. 60, CT. 6
  66. Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
  67. Impromptu for piano in G flat major, Op. 51, CT. 45
  68. Impromptu for piano in F sharp major, Op. 36, CT. 44
  69. Impromptu for piano in A flat major, Op. 29, CT. 43
  70. Variations on a Theme of Haydn, for 2 pianos in B flat major (St. Anthony Variations), Op. 56b
  71. Sonata for 2 pianos & 2 percussion, Sz. 110, BB 15
  72. Piano Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
  73. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major ("Emperor"), Op. 73
  74. Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major ("Les Adieux"), Op. 81a
  75. Piano Sonata No. 18 in E flat major ("Hunt"), Op. 31/3
  76. Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor ("Tempest"), Op. 31/2
  77. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15
  78. Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 19
  79. Variations (5) on an original theme for piano, 4 hands in G major, K. 501
  80. Fantasia for mechanical organ in F minor, K. 608
  81. Concerto for 3 (or 2) pianos & orchestra in F major ("Lodron," "Concerto No. 7"), K. 242
  82. Concerto for 2 pianos & orchestra in E flat major ("Concerto No. 10"), K. 365 (K. 316a)
  83. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 39: No. 9 in D major
  84. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 39: No. 6 in A minor
  85. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 39: No. 5 in E flat major
  86. Etudes-Tableaux, for piano, Op. 33: No. 2 in C major
  87. Consolation, for piano No. 3 in D flat major "Lento placido", S. 172/3 (LW A111a/2/2)
  88. Hungarian Rhapsody, for piano No. 12 in C sharp minor (aka "No. 2"), S. 244/12 (LW A132/12)
  89. Faschingsschwank aus Wien ("Phantasiebilder"), for piano, Op. 26
  90. Variations (32) on an original theme for piano in C minor, WoO 80
  91. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21, CT. 48
  92. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, CT. 47
  93. Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
  94. Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
  95. Piano Sonata No. 20 in A major, D. 959
  96. Piano Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22
  97. Kreisleriana, 8 fantasies for piano, Op. 16
  98. Piano Sonata No. 1 in F sharp minor ("Grosse Sonate"), Op. 11
  99. Sonata for keyboard in A major, K. 212 (L. 135)
  100. Sonata for keyboard in E major, K. 206 (L. 257)
  101. Sonata for keyboard in A major, K. 537 (L. 293)
  102. Sonata for keyboard in D major, K. 29 (L. 461)
  103. Sonata for keyboard in C sharp minor, K. 247 (L. 256)
  104. Sonata for keyboard in B minor, K. 27 (L. 449)
  105. Sonata for keyboard in D major, K. 491 (L. 164)
  106. Suite for keyboard (Suite de piece), Vol.1, No.2 in F major, HWV 427
  107. Suite for keyboard (Suite de piece), Vol.1, No.3 in D minor, HWV 428
  108. Chaconne for harpsichord in G major (Suite No 2 of the 2nd set of Harpsichord suites), HWV 435
  109. Suite for keyboard (Suite de piece), Vol.1, No.5 in E major ("The Harmonious Blacksmith"), HWV 430
  110. Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2/3
  111. Piano Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 2/2
  112. Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2/1
  113. Etude for piano No. 4 in C sharp minor, Op. 10/4, CT. 17
  114. Etude for piano No. 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16
  115. Mazurka for piano No. 23 in D major, Op. 33/2, CT. 73
  116. Mazurka for piano No. 13 in A minor, Op. 17/4, CT. 63
  117. Mazurka for piano No. 7 in F minor, Op. 7/3, CT. 58
  118. Nocturne for piano No. 4 in F major, Op. 15/1, CT. 111
  119. Waltz for piano No. 5 in A flat major, Op. 42, CT. 211
  120. Waltz for piano No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 18, CT. 207
  121. Ballade for piano No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52, CT. 5
  122. Ballade for piano No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47, CT. 4
  123. Ballade for piano No. 2 in F major, Op. 38, CT. 3
  124. Ballade for piano No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23, CT. 2
  125. Symphony No. 9 in D minor ("Choral"), Op. 125: Final chorus from Schiller's ode "To Joy"
  126. Sonata for violin & piano No. 9 in A major ("Kreutzer"), Op. 47: 1. Adagio sostenuto - Presto (excerpt)
  127. Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92: 2. Allegretto (excerpt)
  128. Mass for soloists, chorus & orchestra in D major ("Missa Solemnis"), Op. 123: Kyrie (excerpt)
  129. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major ("Emperor"), Op. 73: 2. Adagio un poco moto - attacca: / 3. Rondo. Alle
  130. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 13: 2. Adagio cantabile
  131. Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61: 1. Allegro ma non troppo (excerpt)
  132. Piano Trio in D major ("Ghost"), Op. 70/1: 2. Largo assai ed espressivo (excerpt)
  133. Symphony No. 6 in F major ("Pastoral"), Op. 68: 4. Gewitter - Sturm. Allegro
  134. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2: 1. Adagio sostenuto
  135. Symphony No. 3 in E flat major ("Eroica"), Op. 55: 1. Allegro con brio (excerpt)
  136. Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59
  137. Symphony No. 5 in C minor ("Fate"), Op. 67: 1. Allegro con brio (excerpt)
  138. Winterreise, song cycle for voice & piano, D. 911 (Op. 89)
  139. Piano Sonata in F major, K. 533/494
  140. Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major ("Alla Turca") K. 331 (K. 300i)
  141. Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310 (K. 300d)
  142. Prélude, choral, et fugue, for piano, M. 21
  143. Mephisto Waltz (I & II), for piano No. 1 (Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke), S. 514 (LW A189)
  144. Sonetto del Petrarca No. 104 (Pace non trovo; II) for piano (Années II/5), S. 161/5 (LW A55/5)
  145. Konzertetüden (2), for piano, S. 145 (LW A218)
  146. Au bord d'une source (II & III), for piano (Années I/4), S. 160/4 & S. 160/4bis (LW A159/4)
  147. Rhapsodie espagnole (Folies d'Espagne et jota aragonesa), for piano, S. 254 (LW A195)
  148. Piano Sonata No. 3 in F minor, Op. 5
  149. Rhapsody for piano in E flat major, Op. 119/4
  150. Capriccio for piano in B minor, Op. 76/2
  151. Intermezzo for piano in E flat minor, Op. 118/6
  152. Rhapsody for piano in B minor, Op. 79/1
  153. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467
  154. Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K. 595
  155. Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor ("Appassionata"), Op. 57
  156. Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10/3
  157. Rondo capriccioso, for piano in E major, Op. 14
  158. Variations sérieuses, for piano in D minor, Op. 54
  159. Prelude & Fugue for piano in E minor/E major, Op. 35/1
  160. Piano Sonata in E major, Op. 6
  161. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, K. 41
  162. Piano Concerto No. 3 in D major, K. 40
  163. Piano Concerto No. 2 in B flat major, K. 39
  164. Piano Concerto No. 1 in F major, K. 37
  165. Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K. 415 (K. 387b)
  166. Piano Concerto No. 6 in B flat major, K. 238
  167. Piano Concerto No. 19 in F major, K. 459
  168. Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, K. 488
  169. Erlkönig (II), transcription for piano (after Schubert, D. 328d), S. 558/4 (LW A42/4)
  170. Ständchen, Leise flehen meine Lieder, transcription for piano (after Schubert D. 957), S. 560/7 (LW A49/7)
  171. In der Ferne, transcription for piano (after Schubert D. 957/6), S. 560/6, (LW A49/6)
  172. Auf dem Wasser zu singen, transcription for piano (after Schubert), S. 558/2 (LW A42/2)
  173. Song without Words for piano No. 26 in B flat major, Op. 62/2
  174. Song without Words for piano No. 22 in F major, Op. 53/4
  175. Song without Words for piano No. 34 in C major ("Spinnerlied"), Op. 67/4
  176. Song without Words for piano No. 18 in A flat major ("Duetto"), Op. 38/6
  177. Song without Words for piano No. 31 in E flat major, Op. 67/1
  178. Song without Words for piano No. 8 in B flat minor, Op. 30/2
  179. Song without Words for piano No. 14 in C minor, Op. 38/2
  180. Song without Words for piano No. 47 in A major ("Kinderstück"), Op. 102/5
  181. Song without Words for piano No. 15 in E major, Op. 38/3
  182. Song without Words for piano No. 12 in F sharp minor ("Venetianisches Gondellied"), Op. 30/6
  183. Song without Words for piano No. 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 19b/5
  184. Song without Words for piano No. 1 in E major, Op. 19b/1
  185. Song without Words for piano No. 10 in B minor, Op. 30/4
  186. Song without Words for piano No. 32 in F sharp minor, Op. 67/2
  187. Song without Words for piano No. 3 in A major ("Jägerlied"), Op. 19b/3
  188. Fantasia sopra Jesu meines Lebens Leben, chorale fantasia for oboe, violin (or clarinet) & organ (or oboe & organ), H. 639, Wq. nv 19
  189. Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein (I), chorale prelude for organ, BWV 734 (BC K125)
  190. Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (II), chorale prelude for organ (Achtzehn Choräle No. 8), BWV 659 (BC K82)
  191. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, chorale prelude for organ (Schübler Chorale No. 1), BWV 645 (BC K22)
  192. English Suite, for keyboard No. 4 in F major, BWV 809 (BC L16)
  193. English Suite, for keyboard No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807 (BC L14)
  194. English Suite, for keyboard No. 5 in E minor, BWV 810 (BC L17)
  195. English Suite, for keyboard No. 6 in D minor, BWV 811 (BC L18)
  196. English Suite, for keyboard No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808 (BC L15)
  197. English Suite, for keyboard No. 1 in A major, BWV 806 (BC L13)
  198. Concert allegro with introduction for piano & orchestra in D minor, Op. 134
  199. Introduction and Allegro appassionato, for piano & orchestra in G major, Op. 92
  200. Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
  201. Piano Sonata No. 1
  202. Piano Sonata, Op. 1
  203. Adagio for piano in B minor, K. 540
  204. German dances (6) for orchestra, K. 509
  205. Piano Sonata No. 21 in B flat major, D. 960
  206. Piano Sonata No. 20 in A major, D. 959
  207. Piano Sonata No. 19 in C minor, D. 958
  208. Italian Concerto, for solo keyboard in F major (Clavier-Übung II/1), BWV 971 (BC L7)
  209. Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
  210. Concerto for flute, violin, harpsichord, strings & continuo in A minor ("Triple"), BWV 1044
  211. Etudes (12) for piano, Op. 25, CT. 26-37
  212. Etudes (12) for piano, Op. 10, CT. 14-25
  213. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 7 in G minor, BWV 1058
  214. Concerto for harpsichord, 2 recorders, strings & continuo No. 6 in F major, BWV 1057
  215. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056
  216. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 3 in D major, BWV 1054
  217. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 4 in A major, BWV 1055
  218. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 2 in E major, BWV 1053
  219. Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052
  220. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9)
  221. Märchenerzählungen for clarinet (or violin), viola & piano, Op. 132
  222. Trio Pieces (8), for clarinet (or violin), viola (or cello) & piano, Op. 83
  223. Trio for clarinet (or violin), viola & piano in E flat major ("Kegelstatt"), K. 498
  224. Pieces (4) for piano, Op. 119
  225. Pieces (6) for piano, Op. 118
  226. Rhapsodies (2) for piano, Op. 79
  227. Variations (25) and Fugue on a Theme of Handel, for piano, in B flat major, Op. 24
  228. Partita for keyboard No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830 (BC L6)
  229. Partita for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 829 (BC L5)
  230. Partita for keyboard No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 (BC L1)
  231. Partita for keyboard No. 4 in D major, BWV 828 (BC L4)
  232. Partita for keyboard No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827 (BC L3)
  233. Partita for keyboard No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826 (BC L2)
  234. Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major ("Pastoral"), Op. 28
  235. Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 14/2
  236. Piano Sonata No. 9 in E major, Op. 14/1
  237. Piano Sonata No. 12 in A flat major ("Funeral March"), Op. 26
  238. Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101
  239. String Quartet No. 12 in E flat major, Op. 127

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whathehellhappenedB_and_N More than 1 year ago
Ordered this from BARNES & NOBLE Dec 13, 2015 and it's nearly Feb 2015 and Barnes & Noble says they never had this in stock!?!?!?