Monday, August 4, 2014

Claudio Arrau Plays Chopin (Etudes)

Perhaps rightfully, Claudio Arrau never recorded Chopin's Etudes again. What could he have done that he had not already done in his 1956 EMI recording ? His technique was essentially flawless. In each and every etude, Arrau executes the scales, the arabesques, the arpeggios, the chords, the octaves, the double octaves, the double octaves in contrary motion, and whatever else is required of a super virtuoso pianist with the utmost skill. More than that, his interpretations were quintessentially poetic. In the earlier Opus 10 set, Arrau finds the emotional depths of the A minor and E minor etudes, the emotional exhilaration of the C major and C minor etudes, and the emotional passion of the C sharp minor and E-flat minor. In the later Opus 25 set, Arrau goes even further, touching on the quick-beating heart of Chopin's inspiration with the lightness and dexterity of a surgeon — or a lover.
James Leonard

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/chopin-%C3tudes-allegro-de-concert-mw0001862520

Claudio Arrau
Plays
Chopin

Tracks

12 Etudes, Op. 10
1 N° 1 in C  1:55
2 N° 2 in A minor  1:22
3 N° 3 in E  4:30
4 N° 4 in C sharp minor  2:16
5 N° 5 in G-flat  1:41
6 N° 6 in E-flat minor  2:53
7 N° 7 in C  1:37
8 N° 8 in F  2:23
9 N° 9 in F minor  2:09
10 N° 10 in A-flat  2:14
11 N° 11 in E-flat  3:00
12 N° 12 in C minor  2:28

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12 Etudes, Op. 25
13 N° 1 in A-flat  2:25
14 N° 2 in F minor  1:43
15 N° 3 in F  2:04
16 N° 4 in A minor  2:18
17 N° 5 in E minor  3:24
18 N° 6 in G sharp minor  2:06
19 N° 7 in C sharp minor  5:17
20 N° 8 in D-flat  1:09
21 N° 9 in G-flat  1:04
22 N° 10 in B minor  4:29
23 N° 11 in A minor  3:36
24 N° 12 in C minor  2:31

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Trois nouvelles Etudes
25 N° 1 in F minor  2:05
26 N° 2 in D-flat  2:24
27 N° 3 in A-flat  2:06


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Recorded at Abbey Road Studio N° 3, London ; June 16-20, 1956 ; September 5, 1956

2 comments:

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Steffen said...

Thank you.