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Egon Petri: The Complete Columbia and Electrola Solo and Concerto Recordings 1929-1951 (FLAC)

Egon Petri: The Complete Columbia and Electrola Solo and Concerto Recordings 1929-1951 (FLAC)

Egon Petri: The Complete Columbia and Electrola Solo and Concerto Recordings 1929-1951 (FLAC)

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Ferruccio Busoni, Frédéric François Chopin, César Auguste Franck, Ferencz Liszt, Franz Peter Schubert, Giovanni Sgambati, Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Performer: Egon Petri
Number of Discs: 7
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: APR
Release: 2015
Size: 1.87 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 01
01. Chopin: Waltz in A-Flat Major, Op. 42: Waltz No. 5 in A-Flat Major, Op. 42

Liszt: Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S141 / R3b (arr. F. Busoni for piano)
02. No. 5 in E Major, “La chasse” (arr. F. Busoni for piano)

Liszt: Two Concert Studies, S145 / R6: Gnomenreigen; Waldesrauschen
03. No. 2. Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes)

04. Liszt: Spinnerlied aus Der fliegende Holländer S440
05. Liszt: Die Forelle, S564

Liszt: Zwolf Lieder Von Fr. Schubert, S558
06. No. 2. Auf dem Wasser zu singen

Liszt: Schwanengesang – Vierzehn Lieder Von Franz Schubert, S560
07. No. 10. Liebesbotschaft

08. Bach: 3 Minuets from the Notebook for W.F. Bach, BWV 841-843 (arr. E. Petri)
09. Sgambati: Mélodie de Gluck in D minor

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 24 in F sharp major, Op. 78
10. I. Adagio cantabile – Allegro ma non troppo
11. II. Allegro vivace

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
12. I. Mit lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck
13. II. Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, Op. 111
14. I. Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato
15. II. Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile

CD 02
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight’
01. I. Adagio sostenuto
02. II. Allegretto
03. III. Presto agitato

04. Schubert: Divertissement sur des motifs originaux francais: No. 2. Andantino varie, Op. 84, No. 1, D. 823 (arr. C. Tausig for piano solo)

Liszt: Zwolf Lieder Von Franz Schubert – [aus] Winterreise, S561
05. No. 7. Der Lindenbaum

06. 12 Lieder von Schubert, S558 / R243: No. 8. Gretchen am Spinnrade

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Liszt: Soirées de Vienne, 9 valses-caprices (after Schubert), S427
07. No. 6. Allegro con strepito

08. Liszt: Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto, S.434 after Verdi’s opera
09. Liszt: Valse De L’opera Faust S407

Liszt: Three Concert Studies, S144 / R5: Un lamento; La leggierezza; Un sospiro
10. No. 3 in D-Flat Major, “Un Sospiro”

Liszt: Transcendental Studies, S139 Nos. 1-12
11. No. 9 in A-Flat Major, “Ricordanza”
12. No. 4 in D Minor, “Mazeppa”

13. Liszt: Fantasia on a theme from Beethoven’s ‘Ruins of Athens’, S122

CD 03
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S125
01. Adagio sostenuto assai – Allegro agitato assai
02. Allegro moderato
03. Allegro deciso – Marziale un poco meno allegro
04. Un poco meno mosso – Allegro animato

Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1 in B flat minor, Op. 23
05. I. Allegro non troppo e molto maestoso – Allegro con spirito
06. II. Andantino semplice – Prestissimo – Tempo I
07. III. Allegro con fuoco

Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24
08. Aria – Variations 1-25
09. Fugue

CD 04
Brahms: Variations on a theme by Paganini in A minor, Op. 35
01. Book 1: Theme – Variation 1-14
02. Book 2: Theme – Variation 1-14

03. Busoni: Fantasia nach J S Bach
04. Busoni: Klavierubung in 5 Parts, Part III, “Staccato”: Variations-Studie nach Mozart No. 1 after Serenata from Don Giovanni

Busoni: An die Jugend
05. III. Giga, Bolero e variazione

06. Busoni: Sonatina No. 3: ad usum infantis
07. Busoni: Sonatina No. 6 (Chamber Fantasy on Themes from Bizet’s Carmen)

Busoni: Indianische Tagebuch, Book 1 (Indian Diary), K 267
08. I. Allegro affettuoso, un poco agitato
09. II. Vivace
10. III. Andante
11. IV. Maestoso ma andando

Busoni: Drei Albumblätter
12. No. 3. In der Art eines Choralvorspiels

Busoni: Elegien, K249
13. No. 2. All’Italia!

14. Liszt: Rhapsodie espagnole, S254 / R90, “Folies d’Espagne et jota aragonesa” (arr. F. Busoni for piano and orchestra)

CD 05
01. Bach: Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004

Bach: Das Orgelbüchlein
02. Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639
03. In Dir ist Freude, BWV 615

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Bach: Chorale Preludes II, BWV645-650 ‘Schübler Chorales’
04. Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645 (arr. F. Busoni for piano)

Bach: Chorale preludes
05. Nun freut euch, liebe Christen gmein, BWV 734 (arr. F. Busoni for piano)

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10 No. 2
06. I. Allegro
07. II. Allegretto
08. III. Finale: Presto

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 29 in B-flat major, Op. 106 ‘Hammerklavier’
09. I. Allegro
10. II. Scherzo: Assai vivace – Presto
11. III. Adagio sostenuto, appassionato e con molto sentimento
12. IV. Largo – Allegro – Allegro risoluto

CD 06
01. Liszt: Adélaide de Beethoven, S466 (Third Version)

02. Schubert: Die Forelle (The Trout), S564 / R248

Liszt: 12 Lieder von Schubert, S. 558
03. No. 2. Auf dem Wasser zu singen
04. No. 8. Gretchen am Spinnrade

05. Liszt: Winterreise, S. 561: Schubert – Winterreise, S561 / R246: No. 7. Der Lindenbaum

Liszt: 12 Lieder von Schubert, S. 558
06. No. 4. Erlkonig

Liszt: Schwanengesang, S. 560 (After F. Schubert)
07. No. 10. Liebesbotschaft

Liszt: Soirées de Vienne, S. 427
08. No. 6. Allegro con strepito

09. Schubert: Divertissement sur des motifs originaux francais: No. 2. Andantino varie, Op. 84, No. 1, D. 823 (arr. C. Tausig for piano solo)

Chopin: Preludes, Op. 28
10. No. 1 in C Major
11. No. 2 in A Minor
12. No. 3 in G Major
13. No. 4 in E Minor
14. No. 5 in D Major
15. No. 6 in B Minor
16. No. 7 in A Major
17. No. 8 in F-Sharp Minor
18. No. 9 in E Major
19. No. 10 in C-Sharp Minor
20. No. 11 in B Major
21. No. 12 in G-Sharp Minor
22. No. 13 in F-Sharp Major
23. No. 14 in E-Flat Minor
24. No. 15 in D-Flat Major, “Raindrop”
25. No. 16 in B-Flat Minor
26. No. 17 in A-Flat Major
27. No. 18 in F Minor
28. No. 19 in E-Flat Major
29. No. 20 in C Minor
30. No. 21 in B-Flat Major
31. No. 22 in G Minor
32. No. 23 in F Major
33. No. 24 in D Minor

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CD 07
01. Chopin: Polonaise No. 6 in A flat major, Op. 53 ‘Héroïque’

Franck: Prélude, Choral et Fugue, M21
02. Prelude
03. Choral
04. Fugue

Brahms: Rhapsodies, Op. 79
05. No. 1 in B Minor
06. No. 2 in G Minor

Brahms: Klavierstücke, Op. 119
07. No. 4. Rhapsody in E-Flat Major

Brahms: Ballades, Op. 10
08. No. 1 in D Minor, “Edward”
09. No. 2 in D Major
10. No. 3 in B Minor
11. No. 4 in B Major

Brahms: Klavierstücke, Op. 118
12. No. 1. Intermezzo in A Minor
13. No. 2. Intermezzo in A Major
14. No. 3. Ballade in G Minor
15. No. 4. Intermezzo in F Minor
16. No. 5. Romanze in F Major
17. No. 6. Intermezzo in E-Flat Minor

Egon Petri studied with Busoni and was perhaps his greatest disciple. In his fusion of intellect with an astonishing virtuoso technique, he echoed his master and gives us today the clearest idea of Busoni’s own legendary pianism.

Petri began recording quite late in his career (he was already 47 in 1928) and this set contains everything he did, apart from a few chamber works, until his final recordings for Columbia in 1951. He subsequently made further recordings for other labels, but the best of his work is contained here.

Highlights include perhaps the most spectacular Brahms Paganini Variations ever committed to disc, the uniquely important Busoni recordings, and a broad selection of Liszt, including very impressive performances of some of the Schubert song transcriptions. Finally, we are delighted to present recordings of Brahms’ Op.10 and Op.118 pieces made for Columbia in 1945 but not previously released.

Some of this material was previously available on APR but is now remastered, and in some cases, where better source material was obtained (eg the Chopin Preludes), re-transferred.

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