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WILHELM KEMPFF Bach, Mozart, Schubert & Schumann - the complete Polydor recordings 1927-1936

APR5638

1CD (74'38)

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
1-7. French Suite No 5 in G major BWV816 recorded in July 1935
8-9. Prelude and Fugue No 3 in C# major, BWV848 (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1) recorded in 1928
10-11. Prelude and Fugue No 5 in D major, BWV850 (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1) recorded in 1928
12-13. Prelude and Fugue No 5 in D major, BWV850 (Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1) recorded in 1931
14. Italian Concerto in F major, BWV971 (first movement) recorded in 1931
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH/WILHELM KEMPFF
15. Largo from Keyboard Concerto No 5 in F minor, BWV1056 recorded in 1927
16. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme BWV645 recorded on 13 January 1936
17. Siciliano from Sonata for flute in E flat major, BWV1031 recorded in 1931
18. Wir danken dir, Gott BWV29 (Sinfonia) recorded in 1931
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
19-21. Sonata in A major, K331, ‘Alla turca’ recorded in July 1935
FRANZ SCHUBERT/FRANZ LISZT/WILHELM KEMPFF
22. Horch, horch! die Lerch’ S558/9 recorded on 26 June 1935
FRANZ SCHUBERT
23-24. Moments musicaux D780 (Op 94) Nos 3 & 4 recorded on 26 June 1935
25. Impromptu in B flat major D935/3 (Op 142 No 3) recorded on 26 June 1935
ROBERT SCHUMANN
26. Aufschwung No 2 of Fantasiestücke, Op 12 recorded on 26 June 1935
27. Träumerei No 7 of Kinderszenen, Op 15 recorded on 27 July 1936


WILHELM KEMPFF’s 78-rpm recordings were very much focused on Beethoven, as can be heard on seven previously issued APR discs, but this release presents everything by other composers he set down from the start of electrical recording until the war. Notable among the titles are four of his own Bach transcriptions and, revealing the pianist in an unexpected light, his own virtuosic elaboration of the Schubert/Liszt ‘Hark, Hark! The Lark’ transcription.


APR5638

 
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