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Shura Cherkassky

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Devotees of the art of Shura Cherkassky will be overjoyed at the release of these preserved German radio recordings between 1952 and 1958. These performances have never been released before. This CD has quite a variety of music by Haydn, Chopin, Poulenc, Chasins and includes a performance of Rachmaninoff’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini from 1954. Cherkassky never tries to overwhelm the listner by technical bombast or gushing sentimentaly.

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SHURA CHERKASSKY plays Haydn, Chopin, Poulenc, Chasins & Rachmaninoff

1-3. Haydn: Piano Sonata No.34 in E Minor, Hob.XVI, No.34 [12:50]
I. Presto [03:56]
II. Adagio [04:46]
III. Finale. Molto vivace [04:07]
4. Chopin: Ballade No.1 in G minor, Op.23 [09:18]
5. Chopin: Impromptu No.3 in G-flat major, Op. 51 [04:47]
6. Chopin: Impromptu No.4 In C Sharp Minor, Op.66 [04:46]
7. Chopin: Scherzo No. 1 in B Minor, Op. 20 [10:05]
8-10. Chasins: 3 Chinese Pieces, Op. 5 [08:30]

No.1 ‘A Shanghai tragedy’ [04:54]
No.2 ‘Flirtation in a chinese garden’ [02:06]
No.3 ‘Rush hour in Hong Kong’ [01:25]
Recorded ∙ 27 February 1958 ∙ Bremen ∙ Funksaal ∙ Radio Bremen ∙ Radio Studio Recording

11. Poulenc: II. Toccata, from 3 Pièces, FP 48 [02:18]
Recorded ∙ 01 February 1952 ∙ Bremen ∙ Studio J ∙ Radio Bremen ∙ Radio Studio Recording

12. Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op.43 [24:38]
Shura Cherkassky ∙ piano
Sinfonieorchester des Süddeutschen Rundfunk
Hans Müller-Kray ∙ conductor

Recorded ∙ 23 March 1954 ∙ Stuttgart ∙ Villa Berg ∙ Süddeutscher Rundfunk ∙ Radio Studio Recording

Article number: MC 1033
UPC barcode: 791154054093
Recording dates: 1952-1958
Release date: March 2015
Total timing: 74:55

Producer and Audio Restoration: Lynn Ludwig
Booklet Notes: Michael Waiblinger
Design: Alessia Issara
Photographs: Deutsche Fotothek
With special thanks to Alan Thorpe and Máriássy Gergely
From the Original Masters ∙ © 2015 Meloclassic