Walter Gieseking ∙ 2 CD

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In the summer of 1938, Walter Gieseking was scheduled to appear at the Hollywood Bowl, but the concert had to be cancelled due to illness. Engagements at the Hollywood Bowl eventually did take place, with a pair in August 1955 and a return the following August. Three of four open-air concerts were recorded, all NBC live recordings, make a first appearance on CD. The concert, recorded on 23 August 1956, is the last known live recording of Gieseking, two months before he died in London. He played Castelnuovo-Tedesco’s Cipressi, Op.17 and Cyril Scott’s Lotus Land, two pieces missing from his commercial legacy.

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WALTER GIESEKING at the Hollywood Bowl

CD 1

SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op 54
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Erich Leinsdorf · conductor

RAVEL: Une barque sur l’océan, from Miroirs, M 43, No 3
RAVEL: Ondine, from Gaspard de la nuit, M 55, No 1
RAVEL: Alborada del gracioso, from Miroirs, M 43, No 4
STRAUSS/GIESEKING: Ständchen, Op 17, No 2
DEBUSSY: Clair de lune, from Suite bergamasque, L 75, No 3

Recorded: 23 August 1955 · Los Angeles · Hollywood Bowl · NBC · Live Recording

RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No 2 in C Minor, Op 18
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Izler Solomon · conductor

Recorded: 16 August 1956 · Los Angeles · Hollywood Bowl · NBC · Live Recording

CD 2

SCHUBERT: Impromptu No 3 in B-flat Major, D 935
SCHUBERT: Impromptu No 4 in A-flat Major, D 899
MENDELSSOHN: Rondo Capriccioso, Op 14
SCARLATTI: Sonata in D Minor, K 9, L 413
MENDELSSOHN: Lieder ohne Worte in E Major, Op 19, No 1

Recorded: 16 August 1956 · Los Angeles · Hollywood Bowl · NBC · Live Recording

GRIEG: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op 16
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Izler Solomon · conductor

CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO: Cipressi, Op 17
SCOTT: Lotus Land, Op 47, No 1
DEBUSSY: Arabesque No 1, L 66
DEBUSSY: Arabesque No 2, L 66
DEBUSSY: Golliwogg’s Cakewalk, from Children’s Corner, L 113, No 6
GRIEG: Trolltog « March of the dwarfs » from Book V, Op 54, No 3

Recorded: 23 August 1956 · Los Angeles · Hollywood Bowl · NBC · Live Recording

Article number: MC 1041
UPC barcode: 791154054444
Release date: 16 July 2019
Booklet: 8 Pages
Total timing: 78:50 CD1 ∙  79:44 CD2
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