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Chopin: Arrau Heritage

Claudio Arrau - Rarities 1929-1951 (2014) {3CD Set Warner Classics 2564 63942-7}

Claudio Arrau - Rarities 1929-1951 (2014) {3CD Set Warner Classics 2564 63942-7}
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© 1929-51, 2014 Warner Classics | 2564 63942-7
Classical / Piano

The young Claudio Arrau made records in Berlin and London which reveal the lasting qualities of his pianism: a sovereign technical command, a deep patience and a gravitation towards weighty matters, enriched by his study with ‘philosopher pianists’ such as Busoni and Martin Krause, that resulted in these profound and impassioned recordings of Beethoven, Brahms and Chopin, most of which have not previously appeared on CD, and all of them newly remastered for this tribute to a master pianist of the 20th century.

Chopin Essentials (2020)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at March 9, 2020
Chopin Essentials (2020)

Chopin Essentials (2020)
FLAC tracks | 2:40:36 | 501 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: UMG Records

Above the album worked the UMG Records 'Chopin Essentials', and his release took place on 2020. The album has got 30 songs with a total duration of more than an hour. A compilation is a compilation of original music.
Claudio Arrau - Chopin (1991) {6CD Box Set Philips Classics 432 303-2}

Claudio Arrau - Chopin (1991) {6CD Box Set Philips Classics 432 303-2}
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© 1991 Philips Classics | 432 303-2
Classical / Romantic / Piano

"Arrau's Chopin – now available in a six-CD box (Philips 432 303-2) as part of Philips's Arrau Edition – is as far from moonstruck "sentimentality" as any Chopin ever was. But no performance of the Preludes is more sentimental, in Schiller's sense, than the version Arrau recorded for Philips in 1973. Its premise – that the cycle is a grand tragedy, the darkest thing Chopin wrote – is unmistakable. Even the prefatory C-major Prelude heaves with orgasmic rubatos – more weight, it seems, than the music can possibly bear. And yet, as Arrau packs each small berth with a world of feeling, the weight grips and holds. At times, the sheer density of emotion can seem suffocatingly intense. The Prelude No. 22, a Stygian descent, is surely Hades; the plunging scales of No. 24 rip the thread of life."

Claudio Arrau - Chopin: Piano works (6CD) (1991)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Oct. 2, 2019
Claudio Arrau - Chopin: Piano works (6CD) (1991)

Claudio Arrau - Chopin: Piano works (6CD) (1991)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 06:18:55 | 1.42 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 432 324-2 / 432 327-2

Claudio Arrau is widely considered by many to be one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. This collection contains many of Chopin works including the rarely performed pieces for Piano and Orchestra such as Rondo a la krakowiak, Fantasy on Polish Airs and Variations on Mozart's La ci darem la mano. Like most of Arrau's works, the Chopin is played very seriously, at slower tempo, but nevertheless is superb. The Preludes, Nocturnes are recommended the most, but this collection is a must have for any Arrau fan.

Claudio Arrau - Chopin: Nocturnes (2002)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Aug. 20, 2019
Claudio Arrau - Chopin: Nocturnes (2002)

Claudio Arrau - Chopin: Nocturnes (2002)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 02:01:51 | 505 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 416 440-2

Anyone who thinks that Chopin's nocturnes are not "technically" demanding has obviously never spent time studying them. They are quintessential Chopin and demand infinite attention to matters of touch, pedalling, and tone production from start to finish A hasty or shallow performance, such as might work with the Fantaisie-Imromptu, for instance, will not suffice here. To play them well is no small task and requires a great deal of emotional investment tempered by a controlled technique; fortunately Arrau is up to the challenge, as this recording attests.

Claudio Arrau - Chopin: The Piano Works (8CD Box Set, 2003)  Music

Posted by Discograf_man at Nov. 11, 2017
Claudio Arrau - Chopin: The Piano Works (8CD Box Set, 2003)

Claudio Arrau - Chopin: The Piano Works (8CD Box Set, 2003)
Classical, Piano | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,48 Gb | Scans 50,1 Mb
Label: EMI Classics

Claudio Arrau is widely considered by many to be one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century. This collection contains many of Chopin works including the rarely performed pieces for Piano and Orchestra such as Rondo a la krakowiak, Fantasy on Polish Airs and Variations on Mozart's La ci darem la mano. Like most of Arrau's works, the Chopin is played very seriously, at slower tempo, but nevertheless is superb. The Preludes, Nocturnes are recommended the most, but this collection is a must have for any Arrau fan.

Claudio Arrau - Liszt: Piano Works (5CD) (1991)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Feb. 7, 2020
Claudio Arrau - Liszt: Piano Works (5CD) (1991)

Claudio Arrau - Liszt: Piano Works (5CD) (1991)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 05:17:38 | 1.3 Gb
Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | Catalog: 432 334

Although Claudio Arrau had impressive credentials as a Liszt player - his only teacher was Martin Krause, who was a student of Liszt - and he performed many of the composer's works early in his career, he neither exploited this association, nor became known as a Liszt specialist. Perhaps this was because Krause warned him not to become a specialist in the music of any one composer, urging him instead to embrace all music. Consequently, the younger Arrau's repertoire was very large; however, as he grew older he concentrated on fewer composers, moving as it were from the universal to the particular applying almost prophetic insight into certain scores, especially those of Beethoven and Liszt.
Maurizio Pollini - Frederic Chopin: Nocturnes (2005) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Maurizio Pollini - Frédéric Chopin: Nocturnes (2005) 2CDs
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Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # B0005804-02 GH2 | Time: 01:30:31

Pollini's traversal of Chopin's 19 Nocturnes (he leaves out the pair of posthumous ones) is one of his finest recordings in years. His long-lined yet detailed performances are comparable to the very different ones that have long stood at the pinnacle of recorded sets. Not as serene as Artur Rubinstein's, not as philosophical as Claudio Arrau's, nor as warm as Ivan Moravec's, Pollini's interpretations have their own allure. One is the way he shapes the melodies with a natural flow enhanced by his tonal beauty, less lean and streamlined than his usual way with Romantic music.
Claudio Arrau - The Complete RCA Victor and Columbia Album Collection (2016)

Claudio Arrau - The Complete RCA Victor and Columbia Album Collection (2016)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 1,7 Gb | Artwork - 20 Mb | 10:03:23
Classical | Label: Sony Classical

The Complete Victor and Columbia Album Collection reflects Arrau’s textually scrupulous yet highly personal mastery of many styles had matured and ripened, while retaining the fire and ardency of his youth. Arrau’s Mozart, Weber and Chopin probe beyond the music’s surface charm, as do the luminous and full-bodied Spanish and French Impressionist selections. Cumulative momentum and thoughtful detail characterize Arrau’s Beethoven and Schumann while the extraordinary technical finish of his Liszt transcends mere virtuosity and bravura.
Yundi Li - Chopin: Scherzi / Impromtus (2004/2015) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Yundi Li - Chopin: Scherzi / Impromtus (2004/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 53:07 minutes | 855 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

Yundi Li is being groomed for superstardom. He's got the looks, youth, and keyboard athleticism to fill that role, but on the basis of this all-Chopin disc (and his previous Chopin and Liszt recitals), he still lacks the interpretive maturity that translates into staying power. His B minor Scherzo, for example, comes off as excessively sectional, and its central section lacks poetry. Other works here fare better, but his attention appears focused on pianistic fluency and dazzling finger work, often at the expense of a full measure of emotional communication.