Claudio Arrau

8.99 €

This East Berlin live recital from 1959 captured at a moment in time when Claudio Arrau was in a particularly inspired mood. What we hear in East Berlin is a synthesis of pure poetry, intuitive vision and perfect tension. While Arrau uncovers a mountain of detail, he never gets bogged down in excessive point-making. This recorded live recital was at the peak of Arrau’s career and is extremely rare and has never been issued before.

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CLAUDIO ARRAU – The East Berlin Recital 1959

1-3. BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No.26 in E-flat Major, Op.81a [17:01]
4-6. SCHUMANN: Fantasie in C Major, Op.17 [34:07]
7-9. DEBUSSY: Pour le piano, L.95 [13:18]
10. LISZT: Mephisto Waltz No.1, HS.514 [11:25]
11. LISZT: Gnomenreigen, Concert Étude No.2, HS.145 [03:10]

Recorded ∙ 08 January 1959 ∙ East Berlin ∙ Metropol-Theater ∙ Rundfunk der DDR ∙ Live Recording

Additional Information

Article number: MC 1010
Release date: 02 May 2014
UPC barcode: 0791154050101
Total time: 79:03

Producer and Audio Restoration: Lynn Ludwig
Booklet Notes: Michael Waiblinger
Design: Alessia Issara
Photographs: George Grantham Bain
With special thanks to Daniel Greenhouse
From the Original Masters ∙ © 2014 Meloclassic