Saturday, September 20, 2014

Shura Cherkassky - Salzburger Festspiele ('61)

Shura Cherkassky was characterised by a degree of 'unpredictability' not least in matters of programme planning. He was an occasional guest in Salzburg, but it was perhaps his ability in music of the most varied constellations and epochs that meant he remained less fixed in the collective memory of Festival audiences than many a prominent colleague.
However, this solo concert from 1961, displays the brilliance of Cherkassky’s piano playing, and some of his infamous twinkle, not least when he arrives at Chopin, the composer with whom his name is perhaps most associated today.

Source : http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/Orfeo/C882132B

Shura Cherkassky
Plays
Mozart
Schumann
Chopin
Mussorgsky
Barber

Tracks

Cd. 1

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756-1791)

Piano Sonata in C Major, KV 330
1 I. Allegro moderato  6:06
2 II. Andante cantabile  5:50
3 III. Allegretto  5:50

Robert Schumann
(1810-1856)

Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17
4 I. Durchaus pantastisch und leidenschaftlich  12:18
vorzutragen - Im Legendenton — Tempo primo
5 Mäßig. Durchaus energisch — Etwas langsamer — Viel bewegter  7:02
6 III. Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten — Etwas bewegter  10:46

Modest Mussorgsky
(1839-1881)

Bilder einer Ausstellung
7 Promenade. I. Gnomus  3:21
8 Promenade. II. Il Vecchio castello  4:33
9 Promenade. III. Tuileries (Dispute d'enfants après jeux)  1:16
10 IV. Bydo. Promenade  3:03
11 V. Ballet der unausgeschlüpften Küken  1:04
12 VI. "Samuel" Goldenberg und "Schmuyle"  3:28
13 Promenade. VI. Limoges. Le Marché (La Grande nouvelle)  1:20
14 Catacombae (Sepulchrum romanorum). Con  3:50
mortuis in lingua mortua
15 Die Hütte auf hühnerfüßen (Baba-Jaga)  2:43
16 Das Heldentor (in der alten Hauptstadt Kiew)  5:05

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Cd. 2

Samuel Barber
(1910-1981)

Excursions, Op. 20
1 Un poco allegro  2:47
2 In slow blues tempo  4:21
3 Allegretto  2:21
4 Allegro molto  2:47

Frédéric Chopin
(1910-1849)

5 Nocturne in F Minor, Op. 55 n° 1  5:25
6 Andante spianato et Grande Polonaise brillante in E-Flat Major, Op. 22  12:39

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Shura Sherkassky - p

Recorded at Salzburger Festspiele, Mozarteum ; July 31, 1961

1 comment:

pianist said...

Would you please upload this CD set? Thanks.