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MYRA HESS The Complete Solo & Concerto Studio Recordings
APR7504
5CDs
Compact Disc 1 The American Columbia Recordings, 1928–1931 (78.51)
1. BACH/HESS Jesu, joy of man’s desiring 17 January 1928 (3.18)
2. BACH Gigue from French Suite No 5 in G, BWV816 17 January 1928  (3.20)
3. BACH Prelude & Fugue in C sharp BWV848 from WTC I 23 April 1929 (3.21)
4. BACH Allegro from Toccata in G major, BWV916 23 April 1929 (1.58)
5. SCARLATTI Sonata in C minor L352 (Kk11) 14 March 1928 (1.58)
6. SCARLATTI Sonata in C major L104 (Kk159)  14 March 1928 (1.40)
SCHUBERT Sonata in A major D664, 16/17 February 1928
7. Allegro moderato  (7.49)
8. Andante (5.21)
9. Finale: Allegro (5.13)
10. SCHUBERT/GANZ Ballet music from ‘Rosamunde’ 17 February 1928 (3.52)
11. BEETHOVEN Bagatelle in B flat major Op 119 No 11 14 March 1928 (1.59)
12. BRAHMS Intermezzo in C major Op 119 No 3  " (1.43)
13. BRAHMS Capriccio in B minor Op 76 No 2 26 April 1929 (3.25)
14. SCHUMANN Vogel als Prophet Op 82 No 7 23 March 1931 (3.35)
15. MENDELSSOHN Song without Words Op 38 No 6 ‘Duetto’ 3 May 1929 (2.43)
16. MENDELSSOHN Song without Words Op 67 No 4 ‘Spinning Song’  " (1.46)
17. PALMGREN 'Cradle song' from Preludes Op 17, No 9, 26 April 1929 (3.24)
18. RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunte 19 January 1928 (5.52)
19. DEBUSSY Poissons d’or Images, Book 2 No 3, 17 February 1928 (3.49)
20. DEBUSSY La fille aux cheveux de linPréludes I, No 8, 17 February 1928 (2.21)
21. DEBUSSY Minstrels Préludes I, No 12  " (2.07)
22. GRIFFES The white peacock Op 7 No 1 3 May 1929 (4.34)
23. FALLA Ritual fire dance from ‘El amor brujo’ 3 May 1929 (3.42)

Compact Disc 2 The English Columbia Recordings, 1933 (80.43)
1. FIELD Nocturne No 4 in A major 17 October 1933 (3.39)
2. CHOPIN Nocturne in F sharp major Op 15 No 2 17 October 1933 (3.34)
3. MACDOWELL AD MDCXX Op 55 No 3 17 October 1933 (2.51)
4. DVORÁK Slavonic DanceOp 46 No 1 (duet with Hamilton Harty) 17 October 1933 (3.28)
The HMV 78-rpm recordings, 1937–1949
5. PURCELL/HESS Saraband; Minuet; Air 1 February 1943 (4.43)
6. SCARLATTI Sonata in G major L387 (Kk14) 9 January 1940 (2.53)
7. BACH/HESS Jesu, joy of man’s desiring 9 January 1940 (3.31)
8. BACH/HESS Adagio from BWV564 17 November 1949 (4.29)
9. BACH Prelude in D major BWV936 17 November 1949 (2.29)
HAYDN Sonata in D major Hob XVI:37 12 January 1945; unpublished on 78 rpm
10. Allegro con brio (4.25)
MOZART Piano Concerto No 21 in C major K467 HALLÉ ORCHESTRA/LESLIE HEWARD
 2 & 4 March 1942; unpublished on 78 rpm
11. Allegro maestoso (14.06)
12. Andante matrices (8.12)
13. Allegro vivace assai (Cadenzas: Denis Matthews) (6.35)
14. BRAHMS Capriccio in B minor Op 76 No 2 29 April 1941 (3.28)
15. BRAHMS Intermezzo in A flat major Op 76 No 3 29 April 1941 (3.16)
16. BRAHMS Intermezzo in E flat major Op 117 No 1 8 April 1941 (4.56)
17. BRAHMS Intermezzo in C major Op 119 No 3 8 April 1941 (1.42)
18. BRAHMS Capriccio in D minor Op 116 No 7  " (2.25)

Compact Disc 3 The HMV 78-rpm recordings, 1937–1949(continued) (79.39)
SCHUMANN Carnaval Op 9 25 April & 3 May 1938
1. Préambule  (2.25)
2. Pierrot  (1.16)
3. Arlequin (0.43)
4. Valse noble (1.24)
5. Eusebius (1.59)
6. Florestan (1.00)
7. Coquette (1.06)
8. Réplique (0.29)
9. Papillons (0.45)
10. A.S.C.H. – S.C.H.A. (Lettres dansantes) (0.38)
11. Chiarina (1.09)
12. Chopin (1.39)
13. Estrella (0.32)
14. Reconnaissance (1.35)
15. Pantalon et Colombine (0.55)
16. Valse allemande (0.52)
17. Paganini: Intermezzo (1.10)
18. Aveu (1.04)
19. Promenade (1.49)
20. Pause (0.20)
21. Marche des Davidsbündler contre les Philistins (3.55)
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A minor Op 54 ORCHESTRA/WALTER GOEHR 5 October 1937
22. Allegro affettuoso (15.43)
23. Intermezzo: Andantino grazioso –   (5.04)
24. Allegro vivace (11.01)
25. FRANCK Variations symphoniques CITY OF BIRMINGHAM ORCHESTRA/BASIL CAMERON
24 June 1941 (15.30)
26. MATTHAY Album leaf Op 22 8 June 1938 (3.27)
27. MATTHAY Elves Op 17 25 April 1938 (2.08)

Compact Disc 4 The HMV 78-rpm recordings, 1937–1949(continued) (78.07)
1. HOWARD FERGUSON Five Bagatelles Op 9 12 January 1945 (7.19)
HOWARD FERGUSON Piano Sonata in F minor Op 8 19 November 1942
2. Lento – Allegro inquieto (8.21)
3. Poco adagio (6.38)
4. Allegro non troppo – Allegro molto ma non presto – Lento (6.49)
The HMV LPs 1952–1957
BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata in E major Op 109 17–19 November 1953
5. Vivace, ma non troppo – Adagio espressivo  (4.07)
6. Prestissimo (2.28)
7. Tema (Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo) – Variations I-VI (14.58)
BEETHOVEN Piano Sonata in A flat major Op 110 1–2 October 1953
8. Moderato cantabile, molto espressivo (6.33)
9. Allegro molto – Coda (Poco più mosso) (2.18)
10. Adagio, ma non troppo (3.43)
11. Fuga (Allegro, ma non troppo) (7.26)
12. BEETHOVEN Klavierstück in A minor ‘Für Elise’ 12 October 1957 (3.15)
13. BEETHOVEN Bagatelle in E flat major Op 126 No 3  " (3.05)
14. MENDELSSOHN Song without Words in A major Op 102 No 5  " (1.06)

Compact Disc 5 The HMV LPs, 1952–1957(continued) (79.30)
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A minor Op 54 PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA/RUDOLF SCHWARZ
 22 December 1952
1. Allegro affettuoso (15.41)
2. Intermezzo: Andantino grazioso – (5.30)
3. Allegro vivace (11.30)
SCHUMANN Études symphoniques Op 13 22–23 October 1953
4. Thema: Andante (1.27)
5. Variation 1: Un poco più vivo (1.19)
6. Variation 2 (3.37)
7. Étude 3: Vivace (1.24)
8. Variation 3 (0.58)
9. Variation 4 (1.18)
10. Variation 5 (1.08)
11. Variation 6: Allegro molto (0.54)
12. Variation 7 (2.19)
13. Étude 9: Presto possibile (0.45)
14. Variation 8 (1.26)
15. Variation 9 (3.37)
16. Finale: Allegro brillante (6.41)
17. SCARLATTI Sonata in C minor L352 (Kk11) 12 October 1957 (3.24)
18. SCARLATTI Sonata in G major L387 (Kk14)  " (2.47)
19. GRANADOS 'The Maiden and the Nightingale' from Goyescas  " (6.38)
20. BRAHMS Waltz in A flat Op 39 No 15  " (1.33)
21. BRAHMS Intermezzo in C major Op 119 No 3  " (1.48)
22. BACH/HESS Jesu, joy of man’s desiring  " (3.42)

The Matthay School Volume 4
MYRA HESS, undoubtedly the most important Matthay pupil, and the one most closely associated with him, became a household name on both sides of the Atlantic. In her youth, she played a wide repertoire including much contemporary music, but in her latter years she became best known for her playing of the great classics of the Germanic repertoire and particularly Beethoven, Brahms,Mozart and Schumann. During World War Two she established the National Gallery Concerts which became central to London life and ran to 1698 events, at many of which she played herself.
This set contains, for the first time, all the studio recordings she made (with the exception of her various chamber music projects)from her first visit to the studio in 1928 to her final LP of 1957. Though Hess professed to hate recording (much preferring to play live) she did set down many wonderful performances, none greater than those of Beethovenís late sonatas Op.109 and Op.110 - truly classics of the gramophone.

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