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Eileen Joyce: The Complete Parlophone and Columbia Solo Recordings 1933-1945 (FLAC)

Eileen Joyce: The Complete Parlophone and Columbia Solo Recordings 1933-1945 (FLAC)

Eileen Joyce: The Complete Parlophone and Columbia Solo Recordings 1933-1945 (FLAC)

Composer: Isaac Albéniz, Eugene Francis Charles d’Albert, Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Stephan Bergman, Johannes Brahms, Frédéric François Chopin, Claude Achille Debussy, Ernö Dohnányi, Harry Farjeon, Gabriel Urbain Fauré, Ignaz Friedman, Charles François Gounod, Enrique Granados, Edvard Hagerup Grieg, Adolf von Henselt, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Ferencz Liszt, Felix Mendelssohn, Moritz Moszkowski, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Selim Palmgren, Domenico Paradies, Ricardo Pick-Mangiagalli, Sergey Rachmaninov, Maurice Ravel, Paul de Schlözer, Franz Peter Schubert, Robert Schumann, Cyril Scott, Alexander Scriabin, Dmitri Shostakovich, Jean Sibelius, Christian August Sinding, Bernhard Stavenhagen, Richard Strauss
Performer: Eileen Joyce
Number of Discs: 5
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: APR
Release: 2011
Size: 1.23 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 01
01. Bach: Fantasia & Fugue in A minor, BWV944
02. Paradies: Keyboard Sonata No. 6 in A Major, “Toccata”
03. Mozart: Rondo for Piano & Orchestra in A major, K386

Mozart: Suite in C major, K399
04. II. Allemande
05. III. Courante

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 16 in C major, K545 ‘Facile’
06. I. Allegro
07. II. Andante
08. III. Rondo. Allegretto

09. Schubert: Andante in A major, D604

Schubert: 4 Impromptus, D899 (Op. 90)
10. No. 2 in E-Flat Major
11. No. 4 in A-Flat Major

Chopin: Nocturnes Op. 9
12. No. 2

13. Chopin: Nocturne No. 9 in B major, Op. 32 No. 1
14. Chopin: Impromptu No. 4 in C sharp minor, Op. 66 ‘Fantaisie-Impromptu’
15. Chopin: Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57

Schumann: Novelletten, Op. 21
16. No. 2, Äusserst rasch und mit Bravour
17. No. 6, Sehr lebhaft, mit vielem Humor

Schumann: Bunte Blätter, Op. 99, 3 Stücklein
18. No. 1, Nicht schnell, mit Innigkeit

CD 02
Liszt: Liebesträume, S541 Nos. 1-3
01. No. 3, Nocturne in A-Flat Major

Liszt: Two Concert Studies, S145 / R6: Gnomenreigen; Waldesrauschen
02. No. 1, Waldesrauschen

Liszt: 4 Valses oubliées, S. 215
03. No. 1

Liszt: Années de pèlerinage, 1ère année, Suisse (9 pieces), S. 160
04. No. 4, Au bord d’une source

Liszt: Three Concert Studies, S144 / R5: Un lamento; La leggierezza; Un sospiro
05. No. 2 in F Minor “La Leggierezza”

2 Konzertetüden, S. 145
06. No. 2, Gnomenreigen

Liszt: Preludes and Fugues by J.S. Bach, BWV 543-548, S.462
07. No. 1 in A Minor (After J.S. Bach)

08. Liszt: Widmung S566 after Schumann (Liebeslied)

Liszt: Frühlingsnacht (after Schumann, Op. 39 No. 12), S568
09. “Überm Garten durch die Lüfte”

10. Liszt: Spinnerlied aus Der fliegende Holländer S440 (After R. Wagner)
11. Liszt: Valse de l’opéra Faust de Gounod, S. 407

Brahms: Klavierstücke, Op. 118
12. No. 5, Romanze in F Major

Brahms: Klavierstücke, Op. 119
13. No. 3, Intermezzo in C Major

Brahms: Fantasies (7 piano pieces), Op. 116
14. No. 7, Capriccio in D Minor

Brahms: Klavierstücke, Op. 76
15. No. 6, Intermezzo in A Major

4 Klavierstücke, Op. 119
16. No. 4, Rhapsody in E-Flat Major

Brahms: Intermezzi, Op. 117
17. No. 2 in B-Flat Minor

6 Klavierstücke, Op. 118
18. No. 2, Intermezzo in A Major
19. No. 3, Ballade in G Minor

CD 03
01. Hummel: Rondo for piano in E flat major, Op. 11

Henselt: Douze Études caractéristiques de concert Op. 2
02. No. 6 in F-Sharp Major “Si oiseau j’étais, à toi je volerais!”

Schlözer: Etudes de concert, Op. 1
03. No. 2 in A-Flat Major

Moszkowski: Morceaux, Op. 34
04. No. 1, Waltz in E Major

05. Moszkowski: Caprice espagnole, Op. 37

Albéniz: España, Op. 165
06. II. Tango (Arr. L. Godowsky)

Granados: Goyescas (piano suite)
07. Book 1: No. 4, Quejas, o La maja y el ruisenor

Sinding: Stücke, Op. 32
08. No. 3, Rustle of Spring

Grieg: Stimmungen, Op. 73
09. No. 2, Scherzo-Impromptu

Grieg: Lyric Pieces III, Op. 43
10. Book 3, Op. 43: No. 1, Butterfly

Grieg: Lyric Pieces IV, Op. 47
11. Book 4, Op. 47: No. 3, Melody

Grieg: Lyric Pieces III, Op. 43:
12. No. 2, Lonely Wanderer

Grieg: Lyric Pieces VII, Op. 62
13. No. 4, Brooklet

Grieg: Lyric Pieces III, Op. 43
14. No. 6, To the Spring

Grieg: Lyric Pieces X, Op. 71
15. No. 2, Summer’s Eve

Sibelius: Ten Piano Pieces, Op. 24
16. No. 9, Romance

Stavenhagen: Pieces, Op. 5
17. No. 3, Menuetto scherzando

18. Palmgren: En route
19. Friedman: Viennese Dance No. 2
20. Fauré: Impromptu No. 2 in F minor, Op. 31

Debussy: Images pour piano – Book 1
21. No. 1, Reflets dans l’eau

Debussy: Pour le piano
22. III. Toccata

CD 04
Rachmaninov: Preludes Op. 23 Nos. 1-10
01. No. 5 in G Minor. Alla marcia
02. No. 6 in E-Flat Major. Andante
03. No. 7 in C Minor. Allegro
04. No. 8 in A-Flat Major. Allegro vivace

Rachmaninov: Preludes Op. 32 Nos. 1-13
05. No. 8 in A Minor. Vivo
06. No. 13 in D-Flat Major. Grave – Allegro

07. Albert: Scherzo in F Sharp Major, Op. 16, No. 2

Strauss: Sechs Lieder, Op. 17
08. No. 2, Serenade (Arr. W. Gieseking)

Dohnányi: Four Rhapsodies, Op. 11
09. No. 3 in C Major

10. Bergman: Polka, Op. 1, No. 3, “Caprice”
11. Bergman: Himmelgesang, Op. 2 No. 1

Scott: Pieces, Op. 47
12. No. 1, Lotus Land

13. Scott: Danse nègre, Op.58 No.5 (W89)

Pick-Mangiagalli: Lunaires, Op. 33
14. No. 2, La danza di Olaf

15. Farjeon: Tarantella
16. Shostakovich: Fantastic Dances, Op. 5
17. Ravel: Jeux d’eau

18. Scriabin: Prélude in E Major, Op. 11 No. 9
19. Scriabin: Prélude in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 11 No. 10
20. Mendelssohn: Rondo capriccioso in E major, Op. 14

Beethoven: Bagatelles, Op. 33
21. No. 2 in C Major. Scherzo allegro

22. Beethoven: Für Elise (Bagatelle in A minor, WoO59)

CD 05
Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K332
01. I. Allegro
02. II. Adagio
03. III. Allegro assai

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 18 in D major, K576 ‘Hunt’
04. I. Allegro
05. II. Adagio
06. III. Allegretto

07. Mozart: Romance for Piano in A-Flat Major, K. Anh. C 27.04
08. Mozart: Gigue in G Major, K574
09. Mozart: Minuet in D major, K355
10. Chopin: Étude No. 3 in E Major, Op. 10 No. 3
11. Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
12. Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47
13. Grieg: Ballade in G minor, Op. 24

This set is this first in a new APR series featuring pupils of the great British piano teacher, Tobias Matthay.

TOBIAS MATTHAY (1858–1945) is the greatest piano teacher Britain has produced. From the 1890s to the 1930s, first at the RAM and then also at his own school, he almost singlehandedly produced a generation of concert pianists who launched an English piano tradition. York Bowen was an early pupil, but those best remembered are a group of female pianists; Harriet Cohen, Myra Hess, Irene Scharrer and Moura Lympany, all of whom will feature in this APR series.

EILEEN JOYCE lies somewhat outside this mainstream, as she trained principally in Germany, but she did have three years of finishing studies with Matthay between 1930 and 1933.

Eileen Joyce was born in Tasmania in 1908 to poor immigrants of Irish descent. Her father was an itinerant labourer and the family soon moved to Western Australia where the young Eileen discovered the piano and, in spite of much hardship, soon developed an astonishing playing ability. Heard by Grainger and Backhaus, who both praised her, she was sent off to Germany where she studied for three years with Robert Teichmüller. She came to England in 1930 with a recommendation which led to her Proms debut in that year playing Prokofiev’s Third Concerto. She also commenced her advanced studies with Matthay.

After a slow start, her career blossomed exponentially from 1933 when she made her first recording. This disc, of Paul de Schlözer’s Etude Op1/2 and Liszt’s La Leggierezza is still regarded as one of the most astonishing examples of virtuosity ever recorded.

From this time until 1960, when she suddenly retired from performing at the age of 52, she was one of Britain’s best loved pianists.

She appeared 37 times at the Proms, gave the British premieres of both Shostakovich concertos and became known to millions as the pianist playing Rachmaninov’s Second Concerto in the film ‘Brief Encounter’. Her greatest recordings are from the 78rpm period and we present all of these, with the exception of her concerto performances and a few later Decca discs. Eileen was a natural pianist with a big rich sound and very fast fingers; she is at her best in the many brilliant encore type pieces she recorded but she was equally stylish (and brilliant) in Mozart and had a special affinity with the wistful nostalgia of Grieg.

Most of these recordings have never been transferred to CD before so this set is a ‘must’ for all enthusiasts of great piano playing from the past.

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