Best Piano Classics 100

Best Piano Classics 100

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Best Piano Classics 100

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.

Product Details

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

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Nocturne for piano in C sharp minor (doubtful), KK Anh.Ia/6  (04:23)
  2. Études d'exécution transcendante (12 Transcendental Etudes), for piano, S. 139 (LW A172): La Campanella

    1. La Campanella  (04:35)
  3. Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor ("Moonlight"), Op. 27/2: 1. Adagio sostenuto

    1. 1. Adagio sostenuto  (07:15)
  4. Etude for piano No. 3 in E major, Op. 10/3, CT. 16  (04:55)
  5. Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major ("Alla Turca") K. 331 (K. 300i): 3. Rondo alla turca: Allegro

    1. 3. Rondo alla turca: Allegro  (03:37)
  6. Préludes (12) for piano, Book I, L. 117: La Fille aux cheveux de lin

    1. La Fille aux cheveux de lin  (02:37)
  7. Moment musical for piano in F minor ("Air russe"), D. 780/3 (Op. 94/3)  (01:33)
  8. Waltz for piano No. 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212  (01:48)
  9. The Piano, film score: The heart asks pleasure first

    1. The heart asks pleasure first  (01:36)
  10. Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174): "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"

    1. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring  (03:31)
  11. Polonaise for piano No. 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155  (06:32)
  12. Bagatelle for piano in A minor ("Für Elise"), WoO 59  (02:26)
  13. Song without Words for piano No. 30 in A major ("Frühlingslied"), Op. 62/6  (02:11)
  14. Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46  (05:01)
  15. Rondo for piano No. 1 in D major, K. 485  (04:35)
  16. Arabesque, for piano No. 1 in E major, L. 66/1  (04:21)
  17. Pavane pour une infante défunte, for piano (or orchestra)  (06:20)

Disc 2

  1. Piano Concerto No. 26 in D major ("Coronation") K. 537: 1. Allegro (extract)

    1. 1. Allegro (extract)  (03:04)
  2. Waltz for piano No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 18, CT. 207  (04:45)
  3. Rhapsody in Blue, for piano & orchestra (orchestrated by F. Grofé): [Excerpt]

    1. [Excerpt]  (03:23)
  4. La belle excentrique, "serious fantasy" for orchestra (or piano, 4 hands): 1. Grande Ritournelle

    1. 1. Grande Ritournelle  (01:34)
  5. Etude for piano No. 5 in G flat major, Op. 10/5, CT. 18  (01:52)
  6. Fantasiestücke (8 Fantasy Pieces), for piano, Op. 12: Aufschwung

    1. Aufschwung  (02:47)
  7. Rondo capriccioso, for piano in E major, Op. 14  (06:57)
  8. Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major ("Waldstein"), Op. 53: 1. Allegro (extract)

    1. 1. Allegro (extract)  (04:12)
  9. Années de pèlerinage, 3rd Year, suite for piano, S. 163 (LW A283): Les Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este

    1. Les Jeux d'eau à la Villa d'Este  (07:46)
  10. Gaspard de la nuit, for piano: 1. Ondine

    1. 1. Ondine  (05:17)
  11. Impromptu for piano No. 2 in F minor, Op. 31  (03:46)
  12. Le Piccadilly, march for piano  (01:34)
  13. Invitation to the Dance (Aufforderung zum Tanze), rondo brillant for piano, J. 260 (Op. 65)  (07:58)
  14. Piano Sonata No. 15 in C major ("Sonata semplice") K. 545: 1. Allegro

    1. 1. Allegro  (04:30)
  15. Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30: 3. Allegro ma non tanto (extract)

    1. 3. Allegro ma non tanto (extrait)  (03:13)
  16. Variations on "I Got Rhythm" for piano and orchestra (or 2 Pianos)  (08:25)

Disc 3

  1. Gymnopedie for piano No.1  (03:10)
  2. Gnossienne, for piano No.1  (03:04)
  3. Rêverie, for piano, L. 68  (04:56)
  4. Un sospiro, for piano in D flat major (Grande études de concert No. 3), S. 144/3 (LW A118/3)  (05:43)
  5. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major ("Elvira Madigan") K. 467: 2. Andante

    1. 2. Andante  (05:20)
  6. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor ("Pathétique"), Op. 13: 2. Adagio cantabile

    1. 2. Adagio cantabile  (05:33)
  7. Tango for piano, Op 165/2 (Albeniz)  (03:17)
  8. Consolation, for piano No. 3 in D flat major "Lento placido", S. 172/3 (LW A111a/2/2)  (04:52)
  9. Song without Words for piano No. 1 in E major, Op. 19b/1  (04:12)
  10. Prelude for piano No. 7 in A major, Op. 28/7, CT. 172  (00:52)
  11. Goldberg Variations, for keyboard (Clavier-Übung IV), BWV 988 (BC L9): Aria

    1. Aria  (03:04)
  12. Waldszenen (Forest Scenes), for piano, Op. 82: Vogel als Prophet

    1. Vogel als Prophet  (03:38)
  13. Estampes, for piano, L. 100: 2. Pagodes

    1. 2. Pagodes  (05:11)
  14. Nocturne for piano in D flat major (for left hand alone), Op. 9/2  (05:44)
  15. Nocturne for piano No. 8 in D flat major, Op. 27/2, CT. 115  (05:29)
  16. Piano Concerto No. 2 in F major, Op. 102: 2. Adagio

    1. 2. Adagio  (06:07)
  17. Berceuse for piano in D flat major, Op. 57, CT. 7  (04:24)

Disc 4

  1. Etude for piano No. 12 in C minor ("Revolutionary"), Op. 10/12, CT. 25  (02:52)
  2. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major ("Emperor"), Op. 73: 3. Rondo: Allegro (extract)

    1. 3. Rondo: Allegro (extract)  (03:21)
  3. Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: 1. Allegro molto moderato (extract)

    1. 1. Allegro molto moderato (extract)  (02:30)
  4. Polonaise for piano No. 3 in A major ("Military"), Op. 40/1, CT. 152  (03:23)
  5. Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor ("Appassionata"), Op. 57: 3. Allegro ma non troppo - Presto

    1. 3. Allegro ma non troppo - Presto  (07:34)
  6. Slavonic Dance No. 2 for piano, 4 hands in E minor, B. 78/2 (Op. 46/2): Allegro scherzando

    1. Allegro scherzando  (03:55)
  7. Etude for piano in D sharp minor, Op. 8/12  (02:34)
  8. The Well-Tempered Clavier (24), collection of preludes & fugues, Book I, BWV 846-869 (BC L80-103): Prelude in C

    1. Prelude in C  (03:11)
  9. Piano Concerto No. 3 in E major, Sz. 119, BB 127 (completed by Tibor Serly): 1. Allegretto

    1. 1. Allegretto  (07:02)
  10. Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT. 202: 3. Marcia funebre

    1. 3. Marcia funebre  (09:20)
  11. Prelude for piano No.1 in C sharp minor ("The Bells of Moscow"), Op. 3/2  (04:16)
  12. Piano Sonata No. 17 in D minor ("Tempest"), Op. 31/2: 1. Largo - Allegro

    1. 1. Largo - Allegro  (04:09)
  13. Scherzo for piano No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39, CT. 199  (07:03)
  14. Islamey, Oriental fantasy for piano  (07:54)
  15. Pictures at an Exhibition (Kartinki s vïstavski), for piano: The Great Gate of Kiev

    1. The Great Gate of Kiev  (04:59)
  16. Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23: 1. Allegro non troppo e molto moderato (extract)

    1. 1. Allegro non troppo e molto moderato (extract)  (03:42)

Disc 5

  1. Work(s): Liebestraum

    1. Liebestraum  (04:46)
  2. Suite bergamasque, for piano, L. 75: Clair de lune

    1. Clair de lune  (05:01)
  3. Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18: 1. Moderato (extract)

    1. 1. Moderato (extract)  (04:52)
  4. Prelude for piano No. 15 in D flat major, Op. 28/15, CT. 180  (06:01)
  5. Valse romantique, for piano, L. 71  (03:29)
  6. Jeux d'eau, for piano  (05:29)
  7. Valse-Impromptu (I & II), for piano, S. 213 (LW 84c)  (04:36)
  8. Waltz for piano in A flat major, Op. 39/15  (01:45)
  9. Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (Introduction and 24 Variations), in A minor for piano & orchestra, Op. 43: Variation No. 18: Andante cantabile

    1. Variation No. 18: Andante cantabile  (02:59)
  10. Nocturne for piano No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15/2, CT. 112  (03:28)
  11. Alborada del Gracioso, for orchestra  (06:36)
  12. Sonata for keyboard in D minor, K. 9 (L. 413), "Pastorale"  (04:16)
  13. Piece for piano in F major (K. 33b)  (01:16)
  14. Valse oubliée, for piano No. 1, S. 215/1 (LW A311/1)  (03:29)
  15. Waltz for piano No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64/2, CT. 213  (03:03)
  16. Petite suite (4), for piano, 4 hands (or orchestra), L. 65: 2. En bateau

    1. 2. En bateau  (03:17)
  17. Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11, CT. 47: 1. Allegro maestoso (extract)

    1. 1. Allegro maestoso (extract)  (07:46)

Disc 6

  1. A Maiden's Prayer (Molitwa dziewicy) for piano, Op. 3 (or Op. 4)  (05:04)
  2. Humoresque No. 7 for piano in G flat major, B. 187/7 (Op. 101/7)  (03:04)
  3. Kinderszenen (Scenes from Childhood) for piano, Op. 15: Unspecified

    1. Unspecified  (02:14)
  4. Two-Part Invention, for keyboard No. 1 in C major, BWV 772 (BC L42)  (01:20)
  5. Suite for keyboard (Suite de piece), Vol.1, No.5 in E major ("The Harmonious Blacksmith"), HWV 430  (04:11)
  6. Le Coucou, rondeau for harpsichord in E minor (Pièces de clavecin, Suite No. 3)  (02:04)
  7. Cançons i dansas No. 1, for piano ("La Filla del carmsí - Danse de Castellterçol")  (03:48)
  8. Children's Corner, suite for piano (or orchestra), L. 113: Golliwogg's Cakewalk

    1. Golliwogg's Cakewalk  (02:52)
  9. Nocturne for piano No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9/2, CT. 109  (05:17)
  10. Three-Part Invention (Sinfonia), for keyboard No. 1 in C major, BWV 787 (BC L42)  (01:28)
  11. Melody in F, various arrangements, Op. 3/1  (03:50)
  12. The Seasons, for piano, Op. 37: November: Troika

    1. November: Troika  (03:11)
  13. The Seasons, for piano, Op. 37: June: Barcarolle

    1. June: Barcarolle  (04:35)
  14. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, chorale prelude for organ (Schübler Chorale No. 1), BWV 645 (BC K22)  (05:10)
  15. Minuet for piano in G major, WoO 10/2  (02:53)
  16. Dolly, suite for piano, 4 hands or orchestra, Op. 56: Berceuse

    1. Berceuse  (02:37)
  17. Quintet for piano, violin, viola, cello & double bass in A major ("Trout"), D. 667 (Op. posth. 114): 4. Theme & Variations

    1. 4. Theme & Variations  (07:38)

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I didn't notice this before I purchased this CD, but some of the tracks are extracts, which is dissappointing. Just something to watch out for if you are expecting full tracks. :)
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