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Maria João Pires – Complete Solo Recordings (FLAC)

Maria João Pires - Complete Solo Recordings (FLAC)

Maria João Pires – Complete Solo Recordings (FLAC)

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frédéric Chopin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Franz Schubert, Robert Schumann, Johannes Brahms
Performer: Maria João Pires
Number of Discs: 20
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Catalogue: 4792690
Release: 2014
Size: 3.5 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: cover

CD 01
Bach: Partita No. 1 in B-flat Major, BWV 825
01. I. Praeludium
02. II. Allemande
03. III. Corrente
04. IV. Sarabande
05. V. Menuet I
06. VI. Menuet II
07. VI. Menuet I da capo
08. VII. Giga

Bach: English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV 808
09. I. Prélude
10. II. Allemande
11. III. Courante
12. IV. Sarabande
13. IVb. Les agréments de la même Sarabande
14. V. Gavotte I
15. VI. Gavotte II ou la Musette
16. VIb Gavotte I da capo
17. VII. Gigue

Bach: French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813
18. I. Allemande
19. II. Courante
20. III. Sarabande
21. IV. Air
22. V. Menuet I-II
23. VI. Gigue

CD 02
Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-Flat Major, Op. 27 No. 1
01. I. Andante – Allegro – Tempo I
02. II. Allegro molto e vivace
03. III. Adagio con espressione
04. IV. Allegro vivace – Tempo I – Presto

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 27 No. 2 “Moonlight”
05. I. Adagio sostenuto
06. II. Allegretto
07. III. Presto

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109
08. I. Vivace, ma non troppo – Adagio espressivo – Tempo I
09. II. Prestissimo
10. III. Gesangvoll, mit innigster Empfindung (Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo)

CD 03
01. Chopin: Fantaisie in F Minor, Op. 49
02. Chopin: Impromptu No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 66 “Fantaisie-Impromptu”
03. Chopin: Berceuse in D-Flat Major, Op. 57

Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op.28
04. No. 1 in C Major
05. No. 2 in A Minor
06. No. 3 in G Major
07. No. 4 in E Minor
08. No. 5 in D Major
09. No. 6 in B Minor
10. No. 7 in A Major
11. No. 8 in F-Sharp Minor
12. No. 9 in E Major
13. No. 10 in C-Sharp Minor
14. No. 11 in B Major
15. No. 12 in G-Sharp Minor
16. No. 13 in F-Sharp Major
17. No. 14 in E-Flat Minor
18. No. 15 in D-Flat Major (“Raindrop”)
19. No. 16 in B-Flat Minor
20. No. 17 in A-Flat Major
21. No. 18 in F Minor
22. No. 19 in E-Flat Major
23. No. 20 in C Minor
24. No. 21 in B-Flat Major
25. No. 22 in G Minor
26. No. 23 in F Major
27. No. 24 in D Minor

CD 04
01. Chopin: Nocturne No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 9 No. 1
02. Chopin: Nocturne No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 9 No. 2
03. Chopin: Nocturne No. 3 in B Major, Op. 9, No. 3
04. Chopin: Nocturne No. 4 in F Major, Op. 15, No. 1
05. Chopin: Nocturne No. 5 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 15 No. 2
06. Chopin: Nocturne No. 6 in G Minor, Op. 15, No. 3
07. Chopin: Nocturne No. 7 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 1
08. Chopin: Nocturne No. 8 in D-Flat Major, Op. 27 No. 2
09. Chopin: Nocturne No. 9 in B Major, Op. 32, No. 1
10. Chopin: Nocturne No. 10 in A-Flat Major, Op. 32, No. 2

CD 05
01. Chopin: Nocturne No. 11 in G Minor, Op. 37, No. 1
02. Chopin: Nocturne No. 12 in G Major, Op. 37, No. 2
03. Chopin: Nocturne No. 13 in C Minor, Op. 48, No. 1
04. Chopin: Nocturne No. 14 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 48, No. 2
05. Chopin: Nocturne No. 15 in F Minor, Op. 55, No. 1
06. Chopin: Nocturne No. 16 in E-Flat Major, Op. 55, No. 2
07. Chopin: Nocturne No. 17 in B Major, Op. 62, No. 1
08. Chopin: Nocturne No. 18 in E Major, Op. 62, No. 2
09. Chopin: Nocturne No. 19 in E Minor, Op. 72, No. 1
10. Chopin: Nocturne No. 20 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. Posth.
11. Chopin: Nocturne No. 21 in C Minor, Op. Posth.

CD 06
Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58
01. I. Allegro maestoso
02. II. Scherzo (Molto vivace)
03. III. Largo
04. IV. Finale (Presto non tanto)

Chopin: Deux Nocturnes, Op. 62
05. No. 1 Nocturne in B Major (Andante)
06. No. 2 Nocturne in E Major (Lento)

Chopin: Mazurka No. 36 in A Minor Op. 59 No. 1
07. Moderato

08. Chopin: Mazurka No. 37 in A-Flat Major, Op. 59 No. 2
09. Chopin: Mazurka No. 38 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 59 No. 3

CD 07
01. Chopin: Polonaise No. 7 in A-Flat Major, Op. 61 “Fantaisie”
02. Chopin: Mazurka No. 39 in B Major, Op. 63 No. 1

Chopin: Mazurka No. 40 in F Minor Op. 63 No. 2
03. Lento

Chopin: Mazurka No. 41 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 63 No. 3
04. Allegretto

Chopin: 3 Valses, Op. 64
05. No. 1 Molto vivace in D Major “Minute Waltz”

Chopin: Waltz No. 7 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 64 No. 2
06. Tempo giusto

Chopin: Waltz No. 8 in A-Flat Major, Op. 64 No. 3
07. Moderato

08. Chopin: Mazurka No. 45 in G Minor, Op. 67 No. 2
09. Chopin: Mazurka No. 47 in A Minor, Op. 67 No. 4

Chopin: Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65
10. I. Allegro moderato
11. II. Scherzo (Allegro con brio)
12. III. Largo
13. IV. Finale (Allegro)

14. Chopin: Mazurka No. 51 in F Minor, Op. 68 No. 4

CD 08
Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310
01. I. Allegro maestoso
02. II. Andante cantabile con espressione
03. III. Presto

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 13 in B-Flat Major , K. 333
04. I. Allegro
05. II. Andante cantabile
06. III. Allegretto grazioso

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 15 in C Major, K. 545 “Facile”
07. I. Allegro
08. II. Andante
09. III. Rondo (Allegretto)

CD 09
01. Mozart: Fantasia in C Minor, K. 475

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K. 457
02. I. Molto allegro
03. II. Adagio
04. III. Allegro assai

05. Mozart: Fantasia in D Minor, K. 397

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major, K. 331
06. I. Tema (Andante grazioso) con variazioni
07. II. Menuetto
08. III. Allegretto

CD 10
Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 1 in C major, K. 279
01. I. Allegro
02. II. Andante
03. III. Allegro

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 2 in F major, K. 280
04. I. Allegro assai
05. II. Adagio
06. III. Presto

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 9 in D major, K. 311
07. I. Allegro con spirito
08. II. Andantino con espressione
09. III. Rondeau (Allegro)

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Major, K. 576
10. I. Allegro
11. II. Adagio
12. III. Allegretto

CD 11
Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B-Flat Major, K. 281
01. I. Allegro
02. II. Andante amoroso
03. III. Rondeau (Allegro)

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-Flat Major, K. 282
04. I. Adagio
05. II. Menuetto I-II
06. III. Allegro

Mozart: Piano Sonata “No. 18” in F Major, K. 533/K. 494
07. I. Allegro, K.533
08. II. Andante, K.533
09. III. Rondo (Allegretto), K.494

CD 12
Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 5 in G major, K. 283
01. I. Allegro
02. II. Andante
03. III. Presto

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 6 in D Major, K. 284 “Dürnitz”
04. I. Allegro
05. II. Rondeau en Polonaise (Andante)
06. III. Tema con variazione

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 10 in C major, K. 330
07. I. Allegro moderato
08. II. Andante cantabile
09. III. Allegretto

CD 13
Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 7 in C major, K. 309
01. I. Allegro con spirito
02. II. Andante, un poco adagio
03. III. Rondeau (Allegretto grazioso)

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K. 332
04. I. Allegro
05. II. Adagio
06. III. Allegro assai

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 16 in B-Flat Major, K. 570
07. I. Allegro
08. II. Adagio
09. III. Allegretto

CD 14
Schubert: 4 Impromptus, op. 90, D. 899
01. No. 1 in C Minor: Allegro molto moderato
02. No. 2 in E-Flat Major: Allegro
03. No. 3 in G-Flat Major
04. No. 4 in A-Flat Major: Allegretto

05. Schubert: Allegretto in C Minor, D. 915

CD 15
Schubert: 4 Impromptus, op. 142, D. 935
01. No. 1 in F Minor: Allegro moderato
02. No. 2 in A-Flat Major: Allegretto

Schubert: 4 Impromptus Op. 142, D. 935
03. No. 3 in B-Flat Major: Theme (Andante) With Variations
04. No. 4 in F Minor: Allegro scherzando

Schubert: 3 Klavierstucke, D. 946
05. No. 1 in E-Flat Minor (Allegro assai)
06. No. 2 in E-Flat Major (Allegretto)
07. No. 3 in C Major (Allegro)

CD 16
Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 14 in A Minor, D. 784
01. I. Allegro giusto
02. II. Andante
03. III. Allegro vivace

Schubert: 6 Moments Musicaux, op. 94, D. 780
04. No. 1 in C Major (Moderato)
05. No. 2 in A-Flat Major (Andantino)
06. No. 3 in F Minor (Allegro moderato)
07. No. 4 in C-Sharp Minor (Moderato)
08. No. 5 in F Minor (Allegro vivace)
09. No. 6 in A-Flat Major(Allegretto)

Schubert: Two Scherzi, D. 593
10. No. 1 in B-Flat Major – Allegretto e Trio
11. No. 2 in D-Flat Major – Allegretto moderato e Trio

CD 17
Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 16 in A Minor, D. 845
01. I. Moderato
02. II. Andante, poco mosso
03. III. Scherzo (Allegro vivace) – Trio (Un poco più lento)
04. IV. Rondo (Allegro vivace)

Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 21 in B-Flat Major, D. 960
05. I. Molto moderato
06. II. Andante sostenuto
07. III. Scherzo (Allegro vivace con delicatezza)
08. IV. Allegro ma non troppo

CD 18
01. Schubert: Fantasy in F Minor, D. 940 (Op. 103) For Piano Duet
02. Schubert: Grand Rondeau in A Major, D. 951

Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 13 in A Major, D. 664
03. I. Allegro moderato
04. II. Andante
05. III. Allegro

CD 19
Schubert: Piano Sonata No. 14 in A Minor, D. 784
01. I. Allegro giusto
02. II. Andante
03. III. Allegro vivace

04. Schubert: Allegro in A Minor, D 947 “Lebensstürme”

CD 20
Schumann: Waldszenen, op. 82
01. No. 1 Eintritt
02. No. 2 Jäger auf der Lauer
03. No. 3 Einsame Blumen
04. No. 4 Verrufene Stelle
05. No. 5 Freundliche Landschaft
06. No. 6 Herberge
07. No. 7 Vogel als Prophet
08. No. 8 Jagdlied
09. No. 9 Abschied

Schumann: Arabeske in C major, Op. 18
10. No. 1 Leicht und Zart
11. No. 2 Minore I
12. No. 3 Minore II
13. No. 4 Zum Schluss

Schumann: 3 Romanzen, Op. 28
14. No. 1 in B-Flat Minor (Sehr markiert)
15. No. 2 in F-Sharp Major (Einfach)
16. No. 3 in B Major (Sehr markiert)

Schumann: Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op. 26
17. I. Allegro (Vivace assai)
18. II. Romanze (Piuttosto lento)
19. III. Scherzino
20. IV. Intermezzo (Colla più grande energia)
21. V. Finale (Il più vivace possibile)

Brahms: Intermezzi, Op. 117
22. No. 1 in E-Flat Major – Andante moderato (Live)
23. No. 2 in B-Flat Minor – Andante non troppo e con molto espressione (Live)
24. No. 3 in C-Sharp Minor – Andante con moto (Live)

Released to celebrate the 70th birthday of Maria João Pires , this 20CD edition contains all her solo recordings made for DG.

The edition includes fine interpretations of Bach, Beethoven and Schubert as well as Mozart’s complete piano sonatas and Chopin’s Nocturnes.

This is the first out of 3 editions dedicated to the work of Pires. Her Complete Concerto Recordings is planned for 2015

Being an active pianist, Pires receives a lot of media attention across the world. Her 70th Birthday will definitely generate demand for her renowned recordings. Demand for retrospective sets by truly great artists continue to find a significant place in the worldwide classical market and this will be no exception. And she is not without social media profile, having garnered 28,000 Facebook fans…..

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