Genre(s):
Instrumental
Period(s):
20th Century; Baroque (1600-1750); Romantic
Label:
Orfeo
Catalogue No:
C869122B
Barcode:
4011790869124
Release Date:
06/2018
Available Format(s):
CD

Weissenberg: Ravel - Schumann - Mussorgsky

The pianist Alexis Weissenberg also died in 2012. He made his breakthrough in Salzburg during the Karajan era and is now represented in the Festival Documents with his solo recital of 1972. His evening began with Ravel’s Tombeau de Couperin, played transparently and with a highly flexible touch. Even the technically trickiest passages of Schumann’s C-major Fantasy were embedded organically and convincingly into the musical flow of the work. Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition could hardly be played more effectively or with more colour than in Weissenberg’s interpretation. This work ended the “official” part of his recital, though there followed many surprising encores, which can all be heard on these two CDs (for the price of one) and thus round off this memento of the artist.


Ravel, Maurice

Le tombeau de Couperin (version for piano)
1.     No. 1. Prélude
03:01
2.     No. 2. Fugue
02:14
3.     No. 3. Forlane
05:08
4.     No. 4. Rigaudon
03:11
5.     No. 5. Menuet
04:24
6.     No. 6. Toccata
04:35

Schumann, Robert

Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17
7.     I. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen - Im Legendenton - Erstes tempo
10:56
8.     II. Mässig
06:52
9.     III. Langsam getragen
10:24

Disc 2

Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich

Pictures at an Exhibition
1.     Promenade - I. Gnomus
03:51
2.     Promenade - II. Old Castle
04:34
3.     Promenade - III. Tuileries
01:12
4.     IV. Bydlo - Promenade
03:09
5.     V. Ballet of the Chickens in their Shells
01:01
6.     VI. Samuel Goldenberg and Schmuyle
03:02
7.     VII. The Market-Place at Limoges
01:31
8.     VIII. Catacombae (Sepulcrum romanum) -
02:54
9.     IX. The Hut on Fowl's Legs (Baba-Yaga)
02:51
10.     X. The Great Gate at Kiev
05:03

Chopin, Fryderyk

Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op. posth.
11.     Nocturne in C-sharp Minor, Op. posth.
04:14

Liszt, Franz

Valse-impromptu, S213/R36
12.     Valse-impromptu, S213/R36
05:04

Brahms, Johannes

2 Rhapsodies, Op. 79: No. 2 in G Minor
13.     2 Rhapsodies, Op. 79: No. 2 in G Minor
05:18

Moszkowski, Moritz

15 Etudes de virtuosite, "Per aspera": No. 6 in F Major
14.     15 Etudes de virtuosite, "Per aspera": No. 6 in F Major
02:01

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Chorale: Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring) (arr. for piano)
15.     Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Chorale: Jesus bleibet meine Freude (Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring) (arr. for piano)
04:14

Total Playing Time: 01:40:44