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WANDA LANDOWSKA The complete piano recordings

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3CDs

Compact Disc 1 (78.28)

The HMV 78s

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

1-3 Piano Concerto No 26 in D major K537 ‘Coronation’ (30.43)

CHAMBER ORCHESTRA / WALTER GOEHR Recorded on 25 March 1937

4. Fantaisie in D minor K397 Recorded on 25 March 1937 (4.43)
5–7 Piano Sonata in F major K332 Recorded on 10/11 January & 14 April 1938, Unissued on 78-rpm (26.08)

8–10 Piano Sonata in D major K576 Recorded on 12 & 14 January 1938, Unissued on 78-rpm (16.23)

 

Compact Disc 2 (77.04)

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

1-3 Piano Sonata in D major K311 (incomplete) Recorded on 14 January 1938, Unissued on 78-rpm (8.39)

The RCA Victor LPs

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

4-6 Piano Sonata in E flat major K282 Recorded in May 1956 (17.00)

7-9 Piano Sonata in G major K283 Recorded in May 1956 (18.30)
10-12 Piano Sonata in D major K311 Recorded in May 1956 (19.20)
13 Rondo in A minor K511 Recorded in May 1956 (10.20)

14 MOZART/LANDOWSKA Country Dances K606 Recorded in May 1956 (3.13)

 

Compact Disc 3 (77.21)

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

1-3 Piano Sonata in B flat major K333 Recorded in May 1956 (29.29)

JOSEPH HAYDN

4 Andante and variations in F minor Hob XVII:6 Recorded on 11 November 1957 (14.28)
5-7 Piano Sonata in E minor Hob XVI:34 Recorded on 14 February 1958 (9.45)

8-10 Piano Sonata in E flat major Hob XVI:49 Recorded in December 1957 (23.38)


 

Wanda Landowska has achieved such fame for her 20th-century revival of the harpsichord that it is sometimes forgotten that she was a very fine pianist and continued to play music of the classical period on modern piano. This set brings together, for the first time, all her recordings on that instrument. In their understanding of period style, ornamentation and appropriate instrumental colour, and above all in their ability to get to the emotional heart of the matter, these recordings reveal Landowska’s playing to be as valid now, in our historically informed time, as it ever was.


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