Genre(s):
Chamber Music; Instrumental
Period(s):
Classical (1750-1830); Romantic
Label:
Orfeo
Catalogue No:
C721072I
Barcode:
4011790721224
Release Date:
03/2017
Available Format(s):
CD

Wilhelm Kempff: Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Schumann

The Broadcasting House in Cologne was also the venue for a series of recordings that Wilhelm Kempff
Wilhelm Kempff
Foto: Irene Bauer-Kempff
Wilhelm Kempff made of some of the great showpieces in his vast repertory in 1956 and 1960. All attest to the clear and meticulous playing to which his listeners were accustomed. These familiar works are supplemented by another piece that he was never again to record in front of a studio microphone and that is released here for the first time: Schubert’s Fantasia in C major for violin and piano D 934, captivatingly played by Kempff and the pianist Hedi Gigler, their performance as beautifully flowing as any song. Wilhelm Kempff
Wilhelm Kempff
Foto: Irene Bauer-Kempff
With Schumann’s C major Fantasie, Beethoven’s Piano Sonata in C minor op. 111 (a work dedicated to Archduke Rudolph) and Brahms’s Six Piano Pieces op. 118, Kempff meets the listener on familiar ground, bringing to his performances his typically high interpretative standards, while Chopin’s Impromptus op. 29, 36 and 51, the Fantaisie-Impromptu op. post. 66, the Waltz op. 64 no. 2 and the Berceuse op. 57 are all delightful examples of Kempff’s unaffected approach to the Polish composer’s music.

 


Schumann, Robert

Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17
1.     I. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen - Im Legendenton - Erstes tempo
10:59
2.     II. Massig
07:50
3.     III. Langsam getragen
10:36

Beethoven, Ludwig van

Piano Sonata No. 32 in C Minor, Op. 111
4.     I. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato
08:45
5.     II. Arietta: Adagio molto semplice e cantabile
14:57

Disc 2

Brahms, Johannes

6 Piano Pieces, Op. 118
1.     No. 1. Intermezzo in A Minor
01:48
2.     No. 2. Intermezzo in A Major
04:16
3.     No. 3. Ballade in G Minor
03:34
4.     No. 4. Intermezzo in F Minor
02:42
5.     No. 5. Romanze in F Major
03:38
6.     No. 6. Intermezzo in E-Flat Minor
04:49

Chopin, Fryderyk

Waltz No. 7 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 64, No. 2
7.     Waltz No. 7 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 64, No. 2
03:33
Berceuse in D-Flat Major, Op. 57
8.     Berceuse in D-Flat Major, Op. 57
04:41
Fantasy-Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 66
9.     Fantasy-Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 66
04:35
Impromptu No. 3 in G-Flat Major, Op. 51
10.     Impromptu No. 3 in G-Flat Major, Op. 51
05:43
Impromptu No. 2 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 36
11.     Impromptu No. 2 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 36
05:31
Impromptu No. 1 in A-Flat Major, Op. 29
12.     Impromptu No. 1 in A-Flat Major, Op. 29
03:47

Schubert, Franz

Fantasy in C Major, Op. 159, D. 934
13.     Andante molto
03:14
14.     Allegretto
05:37
15.     Andantino
11:02
16.     Allegro vivace
06:12

Total Playing Time: 02:07:49