Eduardo del Pueyo: Complete Philips Recordings

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RELEASE DATE: 11/01/2019
5 CD
A newly remastered, richly documented set celebrating the art of a Spanish Beethoven specialist recorded at the peak of his powers in the late 1950s.

Born in Zaragoza in 1905, Eduardo del Pueyo left Spain in 1920 to enter the Paris Conservatoire, but rejected the teaching of Marguerite Long outright. In thrall to Beethoven’s genius in particular, he chose instead to become, as it were, a great-grand pupil of Franz Liszt through the example of Marie Jaëll, as passed down to Jeanne Bosch van’s Gravemoer. In its strength and sense of scale, del Pueyo’s playing as recorded here makes him a worthy inheritor of the Jaëll method. His playing is based on absolute respect for the musical text, shorn of false pathos but all the more sensitively expressive because the expressions flows from a lucid musical line.
‘Del Pueyo plays Nights in the Gardens of Spain with exceptional feeling for the style.’ High Fidelity, March 1957

‘[The Danzas espanolas] are played extremely well by del Pueyo, who… appears to be a fine technician and a thoughtful stylist.’ High Fidelity, March 1958

‘I found myself thoroughly interested in his version of the “Hammerklavier” even though I did not always agree with his view of it… he plays the “Les Adieux” Sonata most beautifully.’ Gramophone, November 1959
CD 1

CÉSAR FRANCK (1822–1890)
1–3 Prélude, Chorale et Fugue

4–6 Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971
7–12 Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825

13–15 Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53 ‘Waldstein’

CD 2

1–3 Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 ‘Pathétique’
4–6 Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 ‘Appassionata’
7–10 Piano Sonata No. 18 in E flat major, Op. 31 No. 3 ‘The Hunt’

CD 3

1–3 Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight’
4–6 Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major, Op. 81° ‘Les adieux’
7–10 Piano Sonata No. 29 in B flat major, Op. 106 ‘Hammerklavier’

CD 4

1–12 Danzas Espańolas, Op. 37

CD 5
1–7 Goyescas

MANUEL DE FALLA (1876–1946)
8–10 Noches en los jardines de Espańa
Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux
Jean Martinon

Eduardo del Pueyo, piano
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