Sunday, August 21, 2016

Gary Graffman - The Complete RCA & Columbia Album Collection (Part. 2, cd. 9-16)

Sony's deluxe box set of the complete RCA and Columbia recordings of pianist Gary Graffman is a true collector's item, because the 24 LPs are presented as digitally remastered CDs, with facsimiles of the original covers and labels. From Graffman's 1956 RCA album of Schubert's "Wanderer" Fantasy and Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas n° 2 and n° 3, to his 1979 appearance on the Columbia soundtrack album of Woody Allen's Manhattan, where he played Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, his recordings are presented together as an impressive body of work, replacing the intermittent reissues that were previously available. Indeed, 14 albums appear here on CD for the first time, filling serious gaps in Graffman's discography and restoring his recorded legacy. Included with the set is an informative booklet that provides details of Graffman's career and explores his repertoire, which featured major works by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, and Rachmaninov.
Blair Sanderson

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-complete-rca-and-columbia-album-collection-mw0002565723

Gary Graffman
The Complete
RCA and Columbia
Album Collection [II]

Tracks

Cd. 9

Gabriel Fauré
(1845-1924)

Sonata for Violin and Piano n° 1 in A Major, Op. 13
1 I. Allegro molto  9:02
2 II. Andante  7:48
3 III. Allegro vivo  3:33
4 IV. Allegro quasi presto  4:54

Claude Debussy
(1862-1918)

Sonata for Violin and Piano
5 I. Allegro vivo  4:33
6 II. Intermède. Fantasque et léger  4:03
7 III. Finale. Très animé  3:55

Gary Graffman - p
Berl Senofsky - vl

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York ; date unknown [# 1-4] ; October 16, 1959 [# 5-7]

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Cd. 10

Modest Mussorgsky
(1839-1881)

Pictures at an Exhibition
1 Promenade  1:34
Allegro giusto, nel modo russico, senza
allegrezza, ma poco sostento
2 I. Gnomus. Sempre vivo  2:47
3 Promenade  0:58
Moderato commodo assai e con delicatezza
4 II. Il vecchio castello. Andante  4:05
5. Promenade  0:30
Moderato non tanto, pesamente
6 III. Tuileries (Dispute d'enfants après jeux)  1:02
Allegretto non troppo, capriccioso
7 IV. Bydło. Sempre moderato, pesante  3:20
8 Promenade. Tranquillo  0:44
9 V. Балет невылупившихся птенцов (« Ballet des Poussins dans leurs Coques »)  1:05
Scherzino. Vivo, leggiero
10 VI. Samuel" Goldenberg und Schmuÿle (Deux juifs - L'un riche et l'autre pauvre)  2:20
Andante. Grave
11 Promenade  1:32
Allegro giusto, nel modo russico, poco sostenuto
12 VII. Limoges. Le Marché  1:16
(La Grande Nouvelle)
Allegretto vivo, sempre scherzando
13 VIII. Catacombae (Sepulchrum romanum). Largo  3:54
Con mortuis in lingua mortua
Andante non troppo, con lamento
14 IX. La Cabane sur des pattes de poule. (Baba-Yaga)  3:03
Allegro con brio, feroce - Andante
mosso - Allegro molto
15 X. La Porte des bogatyrs (à Kiev, l'ancienne capitale)   5:11
Allegro alla breve. Maestoso. Con grandezza

Mily Balakirev
(1837-1910)

16 Islamey  8:14
Oriental Fantasy

Recorded at Columbia 3th Street Studio, New York City ; July 23/25, 1962

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Cd. 11

Gary Graffman Plays Russian Piano Music

Sergei Prokofiev
(1891-1953)

Piano Sonata n° 2 in D Minor, Op. 14
1 I. Allero, ma non toppo  6:05
2 II. Scherzo. Allegro marcato  1:49
3 III. Andante  4:25
4 IV. Vivace  4:12
5 Piano Sonata n° 3 in A Minor, Op. 28  7:03
"From Old Notebooks"
Allegro tempestoso - Moderato - Allegro
tempestoso - Moderato - Più lento - Più
animato - Allegro I - Poco più
mosso

Sergei Rachmaninov
(1873-1943)

6 Etude-Tableau in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 33 n° 9. Grave  2:54
7 Barcarolle in G Minor, Op. 103 n° 3. Moderato  4:12
(from 7 Morceaux de salon)
8 Prélude in A Minor, Op. 32 n° 8. Vivo  1:26
9 Prélude in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 32 n° 12. Allegro  2:41
10 Prélude in G Minor, Op. 23 n° 5. Alla marcia  3:45
11 Elégie in E-Flat Minor, Op. 3 n° 1. Moderato  5:53
(from 5 Morceaux de fantaisie)
12 Polichinelle in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 3 n° 4. Allegro vivace  3:09
(from 5 Morceaux de fantaisie)

Recorded at Columbia 3th Street Studio, New York City ; December 26, 1962 [# 1-4] ; December 7, 1962 [# 5/6] ; & December 10, 1962 [# 7-12]

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Cd. 12
Johannes Brahms
(1833-1897)

Trio for Piano, Violin and Cello n° 2 in C Major, Op. 87
1 I. Allegro  9:15
2 II. Andante con moto  8:51
3 III. Scherzo. Presto - [Trio] Poco meno presto  3:49
4 IV. Finale  5:56

Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770-1827)

Variations on "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu" for Piano, Violin
and Cello in G Major, Op. 121a
5 Introduzione. Adagio assai  6:28
6 Tema. Allegretto  0:42
7 Variation I  0:39
8 Var. II  0:40
9 Var. III  0:48
10 Var. IV  0:43
11 Var. V  0:43
12 Var. VI  0:41
13 Var. VII  0:56
14 Var. VIII. 0:43
15 Var. IX. Adagio espressivo  2:13
16 Var. X. Presto  1:47
17 Allegretto  1:38

Gary Graffman - p
Berl Senofsky - vl
Shirley Trepel - cel

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York ; October 26, 1959 [# 1, 3 & 4] ; October 27, 1959 [# 2] ; & July 11, 1960 [# 5-17]

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Cd. 13

Sergei Rachmaninov
(1873-1943)

Piano Concerto n° 2 in C Minor, Op. 18
1 I. Moderato  10:34
2 II. Adagio sostenuto  12:00
3 III. Allegro scherzando  11:03

4 Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43  23:05

Gary Graffman - p
New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein - cond.

Recorded Philharmonic Hall (now Avery Fisher Hall), Lincoln Center, New York City ; May 26, 1964 [# 1-3] ; Manhattan Center, New York City ; May 2, 1964 [# 4]

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Cd. 14

Gary Graffman Plays Schubert

Franz Schubert
(1797-1828)

"Wanderer" Fantasie in C Major, D. 760
1 Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo  5:49
2 Adagio -  7:03
3 Presto -  4:34
4 Allegro  3:30

Piano Sonata in C Minor, D 958
5 I. Allegro  10:02
6 II. Adagio  6:42
7 III. Menuetto. Allegro - Trio  3:25
8 IV. Allegro  8:36

Recorded at Columbia 3th Street Studio, New York City ; April 12, 1965 [# 1-4] ; April 11, 1963 [# 5-8]

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Cd. 15

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
(1840-1893)

Piano Concerto n° 2 in G Major, Op. 44
1 I. Allegro brillante e molto vivace  20:50
2 II. Andante non troppo  7:46
3 III. Allegro con fuoco  7:33

Piano Concerto n° 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. posth. 75
4 Allegro brillante  15:11

Gary Graffman - p
The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy - cond.

Recorded at Town Hall, Philadelphia ; February 17, 1965

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Cd. 16

Sergei Prokofiev
(1891-1953)

Piano Concerto n° 3 in C Major, Op. 26
1 I. Andante - Allegro  8:53
2 II. Tema. Andantino -
Variation I. L'istesso tempo -
Var. II. Allegro -
Var. III. Allegro moderato -
Var. IV. Andantino meditativo -
Var. V. Allegro giusto -
Tema. L'istesso tempo  9:30
3 III. Allegro, ma non troppo  9:30

Piano Concerto n° 1 in D-Flat Major,Op. 10
4 Allegro brioso - Poco più mosso - Tempo I -  3:40
5 Meno Mosso - Più mosso (Tempo I) - Animato -  3:06
6 Andante assai - 3:43
7 Allegro assai - Poco più sostenuto - Più mosso - Animato  4:37

8 Piano Sonata n° 3 in A Minor, Op. 28  7:06
"From Old Notebooks"
Allegro tempestoso - Moderato - Allegro
tempestoso - Moderato - Più lento - Più
animato - Allegro I - Poco più
mosso

Gary Graffman - p
The Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell - cond.

Recorded at Severance Hall, Cleveland ; March 25, 1966 [# 1-3] ; March 26, 1966 [# 4-7] ; & at Columbia 3th Street Studio, New York City ; December 7, 1962 [# 8]

8 comments:

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