Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Nelson Freire - Complete Columbia Album Collection

Called “one of the most exciting new pianists of this or any other age” in Time magazine, Nelson Freire celebrates his seventieth birthday on October 18th 2014. Sony Classical marks this milestone with a special original jacket collection. It contains some of the Brazilian pianist’s earliest and most coveted recorded performances, many of which have been out of print for decades. These include four celebrated concerto collaborations with the legendary conductor Rudolf Kempe, the “Prix Edison” award winning Chopin op. 28 Préludes, and large-scale sonatas by Chopin, Liszt and Brahms. Newly remastered from the best possible sources, the discs are presented in facsimile sleeves and labels corresponding to the original LP releases. 3 LPs appear here for the first time on CD, mastered from the original analogue tapes.
An enclosed booklet offers an essay by Jed Distler, a photographic retrospective, and full discographical information. Born in Boa Esperança, Brazil, Nelson Freire played his first recital at four. At fourteen he traveled to Vienna to study with Bruno Seidlhofer, and met his longtime friend and piano duo partner Martha Argerich. He began to concertize internationally, winning the first prize at the Lisbon Vianna da Motta International Competition in 1964 and the Dinu Lipatti medal in London. The list of world class orchestras and conductors with whom Freire has worked over the past four decades is a veritable who’s who of classical music luminaries.

Source : http://www.prestoclassical.co.uk/r/Sony/88875002282

Nelson Freire
The Complete Columbia
Album Collection
(1967-1982)

Tracks

Cd. 1

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
(1840-1893)

Piano Concerto n° 1 in B-Flat minor, Op. 23
1 I. Allegro non troppo e molto  18:31
maestoso - Allegro con spirito
2 II. Andantino semplice - Prestissimo -  7:03
Tempo I
3 III. Allegro con fuoco 6:37

Franz Liszt
(1811-1886)

Totentanz S126  14:20
Danse macabre

Neslon Freire - p
Münchner Philharmoniker, Rudolf Kempe - dir.

Recorded at Bürgerbräu, Munich ; May 22/27, 1968

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Cd. 2

Edvard Grieg
(1843-1907)

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
1 I. Allegro molto moderato  12:18
2 II. Adagio  6:14
3 III. Allegro moderato e marcato -  10:06
Quasi presto - Andante maestoso

Robert Schumann
(1810-1856)

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
1 I. Allegro affettuoso  15:18
2 II. Intermezzo - Andante grazioso  5:34
3 III. Allegro vivace  10:48

Same as above
Recorded same place & date as above

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Cd. 3

Robert Schumann
(1810-1856)

Carnaval, Op. 9
Scènes mignonnes sur quatre notes
1 I. Préambule  2:14
2 II. Pierrot  1:04
3 III. Arlequin  0:35
4 IV. Valse noble  1:09
5 V. Eusebius  1:28
6 VI. Florestan  0:48
7 VII. Coquette  1:03
8 VIII. Répliques - Sphinxes  0:26
9 IX. Papillons  0:40
10 X. A.S.C.H. - S.C.H.A (Lettres dansantes)  0:38
11 XI. Chiarina  0:53
12 XII. Chopin  1:15
13 XIII. Estrella  0:28
14 XIV. Reconnaissance  1:14
15 XV. Pantalon et Colombine  0:52
16 XVI. Valse allemande  0:33
17 XVII. Paganini. Intermezzo  1:04
18 XVIII. Aveu  0:59
19 XIX. Promenade  1:43
20 XX. Pause  0:16
21 XXI. Marche des "Davidsbündler" contre les Philistins  2:57

Franz Schubert
(1797-1828)

Impromptus D 899
22 N° 1 in C minor. Allegro molto moderaro  8:54
23 N° 2 in E-Flat major. Allegro  4:00
24 N° 3 in G-Flat major. Andante  5:11
25 N° 4 in A-Falt major. Allegretto  6:06

Recorded at Kirchgemeindehaus, Winterthur ; April 17/19, 1967

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Cd. 4

Johannes Brahms
(1833-1897)

Piano Sonata n° 3 in F minor, Op. 5
1 I. Allegro maestoso  6:54
2 II. Andante. Andante espressivo  10:15
3 III. Scherzo. Allegro energico - Trio  4:29
4 IV. Intermezzo (Rückblick)  3:33
Andante molto
5 V. Finale. Allegro moderato ma rubato  7:19

6 Rhapsody in E-Flat major, Op. 119 n° 4  4:42
Allegro risoluto
7 Capriccio in B minor, Op. 76 n° 2  3:29
Allegretto non troppo

Recorded same place & date as above

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Cd. 5

Frédéric Chopin
(1810-1849)

Preludes op. 28
2 N° 1 in C major, Agitato  0:39
3 N° 2 in A minor, Lento  1:52
4 N° 3 in G major, Vivace  0:53
5 N° 4 in E minor, Largo  1:43
6 N° 5 in D major, Molto allegro  0:28
7 N° 6 in B minor, Lento assai  1:59
8 N° 7 in A major, Andantino  0:53
9 N° 8 in F-sharp minor, Molto agitato  1:37
10 N° 9 in E major, Largo  1:17
11 N° 10 in C-sharp minor, Molto allegro  0:25
12 N° 11 in B major, Vivace  0:34
13 N° 12 in G-sharp minor, Presto  0:58
14 N° 13 in F-sharp major, Lento  2:54
15 N° 14 in E-flat minor, Allegro   0:22
16 N° 15 in D-flat major ("Raindrop Prelude"), Sostenuto  4:39
17 N° 16 in B-flat minor, Presto con fuoco  1:00
18 N° 17 in A-flat major, Allegretto  3:25
19 N° 18 in F minor, Molto allegro  0:47
20 N° 19 in E-flat major, Vivace  1:16
21 N° 20 in C minor, Largo  1:39
22 N° 21 in B-flat major, Cantabile  1:47
23 N° 22 in G minor, Molto agitato  0:39
24 N° 23 in F major, Moderato  0:51
25 N° 24 in D minor, Allegro appassionato   2:15

Recorded at Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City ; April 22, 24 & 25, 1970

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Cd. 6

Frederic Chopin
(1810-1849)

Piano Sonata n° 3 in B minor, Op. 58
1 I. Allegro maestoso  9:25
2 II. Scherzo. Molto vivace  2:24
3 III. Largo  7:27
4 IV. Finale. Presto non tanto  5:06

Franz Liszt
(1811-1886)

5 Sonata in B minor, S. 178  28:17
Lento assai - Allegro energico - Grandioso - Andante sostenuto
Recitativo - Andante sostenuto - Quasi adagio - Allegro energico -
Più mosso - Stetta quasi presto - Presto - Prestissimo -
Andante sostenuto - Allegro moderato - Lento assai

Recorded at Kirchgemeindehaus, Winterthur ; Neovember 9.12, 1969

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Cd. 7

Frederic Chopin
(1810-1849)

1 Impromptu n° 4 in C-Sharp minor, Op. 66  4:30
"Fantaisie-Impromptu"
2 Mazurka n° 25 in B minor, Op. 33 n° 4  5:17
3 Mazurka n° 23 in D major, Op. 33 n° 2  2:28
4 Mazurka n° 26 in C-Sharp minor, Op. 41 n° 1  2:55
5 Polonaise n° 6 in A-Flat major, Op. 53  6:45
"Héroïque"
6 Scherzo n° 2 in B-Flat minor, Op. 31  9:13
7 Nocturne n° 5 in F-Sharp major, Op. 15 n° 2  3:51
8 Waltz n° 6 in D-Flat major, Op. 64 n° 1  1:34
"Minute Waltz"
9 Impromptu n° 2 in F-Sharp major, Op. 36  5:31
10 Étude Op. 10 n° 5 in G-Flat major  1:33
"Black Key"

Recorded at Herrenhaus Gut Hasselburg, Neustadt ; December 6 & 7, 1982

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Thank you very much !

Eric said...

As always, thank you. However, it seems that the second part of 5 is missing and a part of 6 is repeated.

BachRocks44 said...

I haven't seen this set anywhere before. Thanks for it, and for the Gilels of the other day. Where do you find these treasures?

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Juan said...

I'm sorry for asking but, what is the password to uncompress the files? I can't find it! Thank you very much for this wonderful collection! You can visit my blog: chopiniano.blogspot.com. I'm sure you will find something interesting there.
Best wishes!
Juan

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Anonymous said...

Hi, any chance to reupload at least CD2 (the only one I want)? Best, IP

Anonymous said...

Never enough Mr. Freire, he is The Master, just like you MM. Anytime you have some time (doubtful) for re-up?. Thanks so much for your work.