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WALTER GIESEKING Brahms, Schubert and Schumann

APR7402
4CDs
BRAHMS, SCHUBERT & SCHUMANN – The complete 1950s solo studio recordings 
COMPACT DISC 1 (73’47) 
1. BRAHMS Klavierstücke Op 119 recorded on 22–23 June 1951   
5. BRAHMS Rhapsodies Op 79 recorded on 20 June 1951  
7. SCHUMANN Kinderszenen Op 15 recorded on 1 & 3 September 1955  
20. SCHUMANN Carnaval Op 9 recorded on 25–26 September 1951  
41. SCHUMANN Schlummerlied Op 124 No 16 recorded on 1 September 1955  
42. SCHUMANN Vogel als Prophet Op 82 No 7 recorded on 17 October 1956 
COMPACT DISC 2 (78’53) 
1. BRAHMS Klavierstücke Op 76 recorded on 20 June 1951  
9. BRAHMS Fantasies Op 116 recorded on 20–21 June 1951  
16. BRAHMS Intermezzi Op 117 recorded on 21 June 1951  
19. BRAHMS Klavierstücke Op 118 recorded on 21–22 June 1951 
COMPACT DISC 3 (61’51) 
1. SCHUBERT Impromptus Op 90, D899 recorded on 3, 5 & 6 September 1955   
5. SCHUBERT Impromptus Op 142, D935 recorded on 2, 3 & 5 September 1955 
COMPACT DISC 4 (65’34) 
1. SCHUBERT Moments musicaux Op 94, D780 recorded on 29 September 1951   
7. SCHUBERT Drei Klavierstücke D946 recorded on 17 October 1956  
10. CHOPIN Berceuse Op 57 recorded on 18 October 1956 
11. CHOPIN Barcarolle Op 60 recorded on 18 October 1956  
12. SCRIABIN Poème Op 32 No 1 recorded on 18 October 1956  
13. SCRIABIN Prélude Op 15 No 4 recorded on 18 October 1956

WALTER GIESEKING (1895–1956) is acknowledged as one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, but his renown in the music of Debussy and Ravel in particular has led to other areas of his recorded legacy being comparatively neglected. This set aims to redress that balance by presenting his rarely reissued complete post-war commercial recordings, made for UK Columbia, of Brahms, Schubert and Schumann. Most of these titles are not otherwise currently available on CD.
APR7402