Julius Katchen ∙ German Radio Recordings 1960-1962


This CD is self-commendable for the record collector and Katchen admirer. His German radio performances in this recording from 1960-1962 centered around European composers: Mussorgsky, Balakirev, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schumann. Katchen had an interesting combination of Russian heritage, an inexhaustible fund of energy both physical and mental, and a technique that overcame challenges with some apparent ease. This combination led him to make spectacularly exciting recording. None of these radio performances have been published before.

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JULIUS KATCHEN plays Mussorgsky, Balakirev, Mozart, Beethoven and Schumann

1. MUSSORGSKY: Pictures at an Exhibition [28:35]
2. BALAKIREV: Islamey, Oriental Fantasy, Op.18 [07:49]

Recorded ∙ 13 January 1960 ∙ Frankfurt ∙ Raum 3/C ∙ Hessischer Rundfunk ∙ Radio Studio Recording

3-5. MOZART: Piano Sonata in D Major, K.284 [17:34]
6. BEETHOVEN: 32 Variations on an Original Theme in C minor, WoO 80 [10:06]
7. SCHUMANN: Toccata in C Major, Op.7 [06:36]

Recorded ∙ 20 September 1962 ∙ Frankfurt ∙ Raum 3/C ∙ Hessischer Rundfunk ∙ Radio Studio Recording

Article number: MC 1003
Release date: 02 May 2014
UPC barcode: 0791154050033
Total time: 70:43 min
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