Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Walter Gieseking - Broadcast Recitals (1949-1951)

In the late 1940s and early ’50s Walter Gieseking gave numerous broadcasts over German radio, and these broadcasts are the source of the recordings in this set. Gifted with protean facility and total recall, the pianist could toss off Schumann cycles, the Bach Inventions and English Suites, or a big handful of late Beethoven sonatas with no effort–and by all accounts, little preparation. Virtually everything here sounds like a great pianist sight-reading. Even allowing for the constricted, mono air-check sonics, there’s little dynamic or emotional contrast, although the Bach English and French Suites stand out for their straightforward economy and clear part playing. Why is the Three-Part Invention No. 6 missing? It exists, at least on a German Heliodor LP pressing! Schumann’s Waldszenen, though, comes off with admirable delicacy, while the same composer’s knottier variations in the Symphonic Etudes fly freely and dangerously. This is the risk-taking side of Gieseking we rarely encounter in his post-war studio recordings. Generic but informative notes round out this four-for-the-price-of-three CD set, reissued at mid-price.
Jed Distler

Source : http://www.classicstoday.com/review/review-2921/

Walter Gieseking
Broadcast Recitals
(1949-1951)

Tracks

Cd. 1

Ludwig Van Beethoven
(1770-1827)

Piano Sonata in G, op. 31 n° 1
1 I. Allegro vivace  6:12
2 II. Adagio grazioso  8:44
3 III. Rondo (Allegretto)  5:34
Recorded June 23, 1949

Piano Sonata in E, op. 90
4 I. Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck
4:55
5 II. Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen  7:14
Recorded November 21, 1949

Piano Sonata in A, op. 101
6 I. Allegretto, ma non troppo  3:37
7 II. Vivace alla marcia  4:55
8 III. Adagio ma non troppo, con affetto - Allegro  8:26
Recorded November 21, 1949

Piano Sonata n° 32 in C, op. 111
9 I. Maestoso  5:51
10 II. Arietta. Adagio molto semplice (e) cantabile  13:48
Recorded 1949

Piano Sonata n° 25 in G, op. 79
11 I. Presto alla tedesca  4:02
12 II. Andante  2:05
13 III. Vivace  1:55
Recorded 1949

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Cd. 2

Robert Schumann
(1810-1856)

Waldszenen, op. 82
1 I. Eintritt  1:27
2 II. Jäger auf des Lauer  1:06
3 III. Einsame Blumen  2:11
4 IV. Verrufene Stelle  3:19
5 V. Freundlische Landschaft  1:06
6 VI. Herberge  1:58
7 VII. Vogel als Prophet  2:37
8 VIII. Jaglied  2:12
9 IX. Abschied  3:57
Recorded July 9, 1951

Three Romances, op. 28
10 I. Sehr makiert. Allegro, molto marcato  2:40
11 II. Einfach. Semplice  3:57
12 III. Sehr makiert. Allegro, molto marcato  6:15
Recorded July 9, 1951

Etuden in Form von Variationen
(XII Etudes symphoniques), op. 13
13 I. Thema. Andante  1:25
14 II. Variation I. Etude I. Un poco più vivo  1:08
15 III. Variation II. Etude II. Marcato il canto  3:36
16 IV. Etude III. Vivace  1:09
17 V. Variation III. Etude IV  0:47
18 VI. Variation IV. Etude V. Scherzando  0:51
19 VII. Variation V. Etude VI. Agitato  0:57
20 VIII. Variation VI. Etude VII. Allegro molto  0:42
21 IX. Variation VII. Etude VIII. Sempre marcatissiomo  1:28
22 X. Etude IX. Presto possible  0:36
23 XI. Variation VIII. Etude X. Con energica sempre  0:40
24 XII. Variation IX. Etude XI  2:50
25 XIII. Finae. Etude XII. Allegro billante  5:32
Recorded July 9, 1951

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Ludwig Van Beethoven
(1770-1827)

Piano Sonata n° 24, op. 78, in F-Sharp
26 I. Adagio cantabile/Allegro ma non troppo  6:36
27 II. Allegro vivace  2:53
Recorded 1949

Piano Sonata n° 24, op. 81& in E-flat
(Das Lebewohl or Les Adieux)
28 I. Adagio/Allegro. Das Lebewohl  6:13
29 II. Andante espressivo. Abwesenheit  3:04
30 III. Vivacissimamente. Das Wiedersehn  3:52
Recorded 1949

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Cd. 3

Johann-Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)

English Suite n° 2 in A (BWV 807)
1 I. Prelude  4:01
2 II. Allemande  1:17
3 III. Courante  0:49
4 IV. Sarabande  4:02
5 V. Bourée I  1:36
6 VI. Bourée II  1:36
7 VII. Gigue  1:00
Recorded June 3, 1950

English Suite n° 3 in G (BWV 808)
8 I. Prelude  3:04
9 II. Allemande  1:19
10 III. Courante  1:01
11 IV. Sarabande  3:15
12 V. Gavotte I  1:18
13 VI. Gavotte II  1:19
14 VII. Gigue  1:17
Recorded June 3, 1950

English Suite n° 4 in F (BWV 809)
15 I. Prelude  4:27
16 II. Allemande  1:17
17 III. Courante  0:53
18 IV. Sarabande  1:40
19 V. Menuet I  0:54
20 VI. Menuet II  1:24
21 VII. Gigue  1:24
Recorded June 3, 1950

English Suite n° 6 in D (BWV 811)
22 I. Prelude  7:47
23 II. Allemande  3:12
24 III. Courante  1:33
25 IV. Sarabande  2:03
26 V. Double  1:16
27 VI. Gavotte I  1:34
28 VII. Gavotte II  2:00
29 VIII. Gigue  1:28
Recorded April 5, 1950

Zweistimmige Inventionen, BWV 772-786
30 I. Invention n° 1  1:06
31 II. Invention n° 2  1:22
32 III. Invention n° 3  0:51
33 IV. Invention n° 4  0:55
34 V. Invention n° 5  1:18
35 VI. Invention n° 6  1:53
36 VII. Invention n° 7  1:07
37 VIII. Invention n° 8  0:47
38 IX. Invention n° 9  1:14
39 X. Invention n° 10  0:45
40 XI. Invention n° 11  1:08
41 XII. Invention n° 12  1:04
42 XIII. Invention n° 13  1:06
43 XIV. Invention n° 14  1:07
44 XV. Invention n° 15  0:50
Recorded May 8, 1950

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Cd. 4

Dreistimmige Inventionen
(1-5 & 7-15)
1 I. Sinfonia n° 1  0:58
2 II. Sinfonia n° 2  1:26
3 III. Sinfonia n° 3  1:11
4 IV. Sinfonia n° 4  1:23
5 V. Sinfonia n° 5  1:32
6 VI. Sinfonia n° 7  1:50
7 VI. Sinfonia n° 8  1:07
8 VIII. Sinfonia n° 9  2:28
9 IX. Sinfonia n° 10  1:06
10 X. Sinfonia n° 11  1:23
11 XI. Sinfonia n° 12  1:14
12 XII. Sinfonia n° 13  1:21
13 XIII. Sinfonia n° 14  1:20
14 XIV. Sinfonia n° 15  1:23
Recorded June 3, 1950

French Suite n° 2 in C
15 I. Allemande  2:39
16 II. Courante  1:39
17 III. Sarabande  1:13
18 IV. Air  0:58
19 V. Menuet  1:13
20 VI. Gigue  0:58
Recorded June 2, 1950

French Suite n° 5 in G
21 I. Allemande  1:16
22 II. Courante  1:15
23 III. Sarabande  2:14
24 IV. Gavotte  0:57
25 V. Bourée I  0:54
26 VI. Bourée II  1:14
27 VII. Gigue  1:31
Recorded June 2, 1950

Ludwig Van Beethoven
(1770-1827)

Piano Sonata n° 29 in B-Flat, op. 106
"Hammerklavier"
28 I. Allegro  9:00
29 II. Scherzo  2:19
30 III. Adagio sostenuto  15:00
31 IV. Largo. Allegro risoluto (Fuga)  9:59
Recorded 1949

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4 comments:

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