Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Heinrich Neuhaus

Heinrich Neuhaus was born in the Ukraine to a German father and Polish mother. His parents were music teachers and he took to music from an early age making his debut aged fourteen, from then on he rapidly made a name for himself both as a performer and teacher. Always an erratic, nervous performer in public, teaching gradually took precedence over his concert activities and he gave his Farewell Recital in Moscow in 1949. He was the leading piano professor at the Moscow Conservatoire from 1922 to 1964, and Director there between 1935 and 1937.
Neuhaus is now best remembered for his incredible list of pupils ; Gilels, Richter, Zak , his son Stanislav, as well as Bakst, Brumberg, Goldfarb, Krainev, Kvapil, Lupu, Naumov, Nasedkin, Slobodyanik, Vedernikov, Versaladze, and Zhukov to name a few, however he also made a great many recordings, very few of which have been issued in the west. They reveal a most poetic pianist, ideally attuned to Chopin or to the smaller scale Scriabin presented here. His Beethoven reveals a musical integrity which takes us to the heart of the composer. Above all Neuhaus reveals the musical value of a work rather than its superficial effect and it is no doubt this spiritual response to music which he was able to impart to his pupils, making him such an inspiring and successful teacher."
APR - The Russian Piano Tradition

Source : http://www.norpete.com/p0522.html

Heinrich Neuhaus
Plays
Beethoven
(Grands Pianistes russes)

Tracks

Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770-1827)

Piano Sonata n° 14 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27 n° 2
"Moonlight"
1 I. Adagio sostenuto  5:06
2 II. Allegretto  2:02
3 III. Presto agitato  7:05

Piano Sonata n° 24 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 78
4 I. Adagio cantabile - Allegro ma non troppo  6:46
5 II. Allegro vivace  2:46

Piano Sonata n° 30 in E Major, Op. 109
6 I. Vivace ma non troppo  2:59
7 II. Prestissimo  2:16
8 III. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo  10:48

Piano Sonata n° 31 in A-Flat Major, Op. 110
9 I. Moderato cantabile  5:35
10 II. Allegro molto  1:57
11 III. Adagio ma non tropp  2:43
12 IV. Fuga - Allegro ma non troppo  6:10

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Heinrich Neuhaus - p

Recorded between 1948 & 1950

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Heinrich Neuhaus
Russian Piano School, vol. 2

Tracks

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756-1791)

1 Rondo in A Minor, K. 511  8:38

Sonata for two Pianos in D Major, K. 488
2 I. Allegro con spirito  10:55
3 II. Andante  9:40
4 III. Molto allegro  5:37

Claude Debussy
(1862-1918)

Préludes, Book I & II
(excerpts)
5 N° 1. Danseuses de Delphes  2:52
6 N° 9 La Sérénade interrompue  2:20
7 N° 15. La Puerta del vino  2:46
8 N° 6. Des pas sur la neige  3:09
9 N° 4. Les Sons et les  parfums tournentdans l'air du soir  3:19
10 N° 5. Les Collines d'Anacapri  2:42
11 N° 17. Bryères  2:53
12 N° 12 Minstrels  1:55

Sergei Prokofiev
(1891-1953)

Visions fugitives, Op. 22
13 N° 1. Lentamente  0:58
14 N° 2. Andante  1:06
15 N° 3. Allegretto  0:55
16 N° 4. Animato  0:48
17 N° 5. Molto giocoso  0:20
18 N° 6. Con eleganza  0:26
19 N° 7. Pittoresco (Arpa)  1:28
20 N° 8. Commodo  1:04
21 N° 9. Allegretto tranquillo  1:07
22 N° 10. Ridicolosamente  0:52
23 N° 11. Con vivacità  0:57
24 N° 12. Assai moderato  0:55
25 N° 13. Allegretto  0:45
26 N° 14. Feroce  0:57
27 N° 15. Inquieto  0:44
28 N° 16. Dolente  1:18
29 N° 17. Poetico  0:50
30 N° 18. Con una dolce lentezza  1:04
31 N° 19. Presto agitatissimo e molto accentuato  0:37
32 N° 20. Lento irrealmente  1:27

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Heinrich Neuhaus - p
Stanislav Neuhaus - p [# 3-4]

Recorded in 1946 [# 9-12] ; 1948 [# 5-8] ; 1950 [# 1-4] ; & 1956 [# 13-32]

1 comment:

Melanchthon said...

Beethoven
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Russian School/2
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