Saturday, October 29, 2016

Gary Graffman - The Complete RCA & Columbia Album Collection (Part. 1, cd. 1-8)

In celebration of legendary American pianist Gary Graffman’s 85th birthday, The Complete Album Collection is the first-ever release of his complete recordings.This 24-CD box set begins with Graffman’s debut recording from 1956, Schubert’s “Wanderer” Fantasy and Prokofiev’s Piano Sonatas n° 2 and 3, available for the first time on CD. Also included in The Complete Album Collection are notable performances of Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Pagnini from 1964 with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic, Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto with George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra as well as Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Graffman’s solo recital repertoire is represented by a generous selection of Brahms, Chopin, Liszt and Schumann. There is also a reissue of what may be Graffman’s most widely heard recorded performance — George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue from the soundtrack of the 1979 Woody Allen movie, Manhattan. All of the music is newly remastered from the original analogue tapes with many of the performances available here for the first time on CD.

Source : http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/album.jsp?album_id=1003152

Gary Graffman
The Complete
RCA and Columbia
Album Collection

Tracks

Cd. 1

Franz Schubert
(1797-1828)

"Wanderer" Fantasie in C Major, D. 760
1 Allegro con fuoco ma non troppo  5:32
2 Adagio  6:14
3 Presto  4:26
4 Allegro  3:31

Sergei Prokofiev
(1891-1953)

Piano Sonata n° 2 in D Mnor, Op. 14
5 I. Allegro, ma non troppo  5:47
6 II. Scherzo. Allegro marcato  1:42
7 III. Andante  4:37
8 IV. Vivace  4:15

9 Piano Sonata n° 3 in A Minor, Op. 28  6:44
"From Old Notebooks"
Allegro tempestoso - Moderato - Allegro
tempestoso - Moderato - Più lento - Più
animato - Allegro I - Poco più mosso

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City ; October 31, 1955 [# 1-3] ; October 31 & November 1, 1955 [# 4] ; November 1, 1955 [# 5-8] ; & April 27, 1956 [# 9]

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Cd. 2

Sergei Prokofiev
(1891-1953)

Piano Concerto n° 3 in C Major, Op. 26
1 I. Andante - Allegro  8:35
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  8:50
3 III. Allego, ma non troppo  8:44

Symphony, n° 1 in D Major "Classical" , Op. 25
4 I. Allegro  4:18
5 II. Larghetto  3:43
6 III. Gavotta. Non troppo allegro  1:17
7 IV. Finale.Molto vivace  4:16

Gary Graffman - p
San Francsico Symphony Orchestra, Enrique Jorda - cond.

Recorded at San Francisco Opra House ; February 16, 1957 [# 1-3] ; unknown location ; February 18, 1957 [# 4-7]

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Cd. 3

Graffman Plays Schumann

Robert Schumann
(1810-1856)

Piano Sonata n° 2 in G Maor, Op. 22
1 I. So rasch wie möglich  5:43
2 II. Andantino. Getragen  5:05
3 III. Scherzo. Sehr rasch un markiert  1:39
4 IV. Rondo. Presto  4:58

5 Romance in F-Sharp Major, Op. 28 n° 2  4:12
Einfach

Symphonic Etudes in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 13
6 Thema. Andante  1:18
7 Etude I (Variation I). Un poco più vivo  1:13
8 Etude II (Variation II). Marcato il canto  2:50
9 Etude III. Vivace  1:14
10 Etude IV (Variation III). Allegro marcato  0:50
11 Etude V (Variation IV). Scherzando  1:16
12 Etude VI (Variation V) - Agitato  0:49
13 Etude VII (Variation VI) - Allegro molto  1:01
14 Etude VIII (Variation VII). Sempre marcatissimo  2:05
15 Etude IX. Presto possibile  0:44
16 Etude X (Variation VIII). Allegro con energia  1:11
17 Etude XI (Variation IX). Andante con espressione  2:39
18 Etude XII (Finale). Allegro brillante  5:38

Recorded at Town Hall, New York City ; December 20, 1956 [# 1 & 2 ; December 20 & 21, 1956 [# 3] ; December 21, 1956 [# 4] ; & at Webster Hall, New York City

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Cd. 4

Johannes Brahms
(1833-1897)

Piano Concerto n° 1 in D Minor, Op. 15
1 I. Maestoso  19:44
2 II. Adagio  13:03
3 III. Rondo. Allegro non troppo  11:19

Gary Graffman - p
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch - cond.

Recorded at Symphony Hall, Boston ; April 9, 1958

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Cd. 5

Frédéric Chopin
(1810-1849)

The Four Ballades
1 Ballade n° 1 in G Minor, Op. 23  8:27
Largo - Meno mosso - Presto con fuoco
2 Ballade n° 2 in F Major, Op. 38  6:35
Andantino - Presto con fuoco - Tempo I
3 Ballade n° 3 in A-Flat Major, Op. 47
Allegretto
4 Ballade n° 4 in F Minor, Op. 52  10:18
Andante con moto

5 Andante spianato in G Minor & Grande Polonaise brillante  12:33
in E-Flat Major, Op. 22
Tranquillo - Semplice - Allegro molto - Meno mosso

Recorded at Town Hall, New York City ; April 14, 1958 [# 1 & 2] ; April 16, 1958 [# 3 & 4] ; & April 22, 1958 [# 5]

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Cd. 6

Ludwig van Beethoven
(1770-1827)

Piano Concerto n° 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
1 I. Allegro con brio  15:48
2 II. Largo  9:37
3 III. Rondo. Allegro  8:37

Gary Graffmann - p
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Walter Hendl - cond.

Recorded at Orchestra Hall, Chicago ; May 5, 1959

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Cd. 7

The Virtuoso Liszt

Franz Liszt
(1811-1886)

1 Liebestraum n° 3 in A-Flat Major, S 541 n° 3  4:35
"O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst !"
Poco allegreto, con affetto
2 Un Sospiro - Etude de concert in D-Flat Major, S 144 n° 3  5:01
Allegro affettuoso
3 Hungarian Rhapsody n° 11 in A Minor, S 244 n° 11  5:43
Lento a capriccio - Andante sostenuto -
Vivace assai - Prestissimo
4 Il penseroso in C-Sharp Minor, S 161 n° 2  4:04
Lento
5 Consolation n° 3 in D-Flat Major, S 172 n° 3  4:07
Lento placido

Grandes Etudes de Paganini S 141
6 N° 1 in G Minor. Preludio (Tremolo)  4:50
Andante - Non troppo lento
7 N° 2 in E-Flat Major. (Octave)  4:32
Andante - Andatino capriccioso
8 N° 3 in G-Sharp Minor. La Campanella  4:15
Allegretto
9 N° 4 in E Major. (Arpeggio)  1:53
Vivo
10 N° 5 In E Major. La Chasse  3:08
Allegretto
11 N° 6 in A Minor. Tema con Variazioni  4:57
Quasi presto

Recorded at Webster Hall, New York City ; April 14, 1960 [# 1 & 4] ; April 13, 1960 [# 2, 3 & 5] ; May 28, 1959 [# 6] ; May 28 & June 3 & 4, 1959 [# 7] ; June 2/4, 1959 [# 8] ; May 27, 1959 [# 9] ; & June 2, 1959 [# 10]

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Cd. 8

Frédéric Chopin
(1810-1849)

Piano Concerto n° 1 in E Minor, Op. 11
1 I. Allegro maestoso  17:12
2 II. Romance. Larghetto  10:29
3 III. Rondo. Vivace  9:31

Felix Mendelssohn
(1809-1847)

4 Capriccio brillant in B Minor, Op. 22  10:25
Andante - Allegro con fuoco

Gary Graffman - p
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Charles Munch - cond.

Recorded at Sympony Hall, Boston ; March 14, 1960

13 comments:

BachRocks44 said...

Wow! Nice set! Thank you.

FLPx said...

Thanks Mel.

Looks like file #2 (Grffmn, 1 Schbrt Prkfv 2?) is missing; in its place there is a Jimmy Giuffre's recording.

FLPx said...

Thanks again :-)

woland said...

Thank you. Great share. Graffman is a good, underrated pianist

rubingould said...

Thank you so much!!!

theblueamos said...

Thank you from Jerusalem.

carlo87 said...

Thank you!!!! Magnifico

Bradley Lehman said...

Thanks for this share! Discs 1 and 2 appear to have dead links now - could you please repost?

The rest of them here, and all discs in the other two volumes, still seem OK.

Melanchthon said...

Cd. 1/4
http://www26.zippyshare.com/v/StDaujlt/file.html
http://www26.zippyshare.com/v/qEZudeji/file.html
http://www26.zippyshare.com/v/GL2WR0FK/file.html
http://www26.zippyshare.com/v/gOBdpPRx/file.html
http://www26.zippyshare.com/v/KaZuuaMP/file.html

Cd. 5/8
http://www26.zippyshare.com/v/zWfPxEGf/file.html
http://www26.zippyshare.com/v/e20Rnc71/file.html
http://www26.zippyshare.com/v/fhoK7u97/file.html
http://www26.zippyshare.com/v/19tHHaj8/file.html
http://www26.zippyshare.com/v/sGSW0mEU/file.html
http://www26.zippyshare.com/v/6bteJrm5/file.html

Pedro del Castillo Alonso said...

Hi,
You're great. Thanks Mel
Pedro

Cri said...

thx a lot, Mel

Sandflyer said...

Many thanks for these.

Sandflyer said...

p.s. In the third instalment of this package there is a separate link for artwork which is dead:

http://www83.zippyshare.com/v/V8P7MpJ7/file.html

Is this additional to the scans of the CD and individual covers?

Many thanks in advance.