Wilhelm Backhaus - Complete Decca Recordings

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LABEL: Decca
RELEASE DATE: 14/02/2020
39 CD

  • Marking 50 years since the passing of Wilhelm Backhaus (5 July 1969), Decca brings together, for the first time, the artist’s complete recordings for the label
  • New remasterings showcasing the incredible integrity of Backhaus’s pianism
  • Landmark recordings of Beethoven – including two Sonata cycles (mono and stereo – the stereo only omits Op.106, not recorded at Backhaus’ time of death); Brahms’ Concertos, Cello Sonatas (with Fournier); and Backhaus’s celebrated 1954 Carnegie Hall recital
  • Recordings with the Wiener Philharmoniker and Clemens Krauss (Beethoven); Karl Böhm (Brahms, Mozart); Carl Schuricht (Brahms);Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt (Beethoven); Günter Wand (Schumann)
  • Includes the first international release of Backhaus’ last public performance – two weeks before he died; and the mono Beethoven Sonata cycle
  • PACKAGING : 2-piece box | 39CDs | original jackets & spined wallets | booklet with extensive new essay by Jonathan Summers (Classical Music Curator of The British Library)

CD1-8 BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas mono

CD9 BEETHOVEN Diabelli Variations

CD10-11 BEETHOVEN Piano Concertos Nos. 2-5 mono
Wiener Philharmoniker, Clemens Krauss

CD12-13 BRAHMS Piano Concertos
Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm (No. 1); Carl Schuricht (No. 2)

CD14 BRAHMS Cello Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2
Pierre Fournier

CD15 CHOPIN Ballade No.1 in G minor; Mazurkas; “Valse brilliant”; Piano Sonata No. 2; Etudes

CD16 SCHUBERT: Moments musicaux
SCHUMANN: Waldszenen; Warum?

CD17 MOZART Piano Sonatas Nos. 10, 11 & 14; Fantasia in C Minor; Rondo in A Minor

CD18 J.S. BACH English Suite No. 6; French Suite No. 5

CD19-26 BEETHOVEN Piano Sonatas stereo

CD27-29 BEETHOVEN Piano Concertos Nos. 1-5 stereo
Wiener Philharmoniker, Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt

CD30 BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2; Klavierstucke
Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

CD31 HAYDN Piano Sonatas Nos. 34, 48 & 52; Andante con variazione: Fantasia in C Major

CD32 MENDELSSOHN Rondo capriccioso, Op.14; Lieder ohne Worte, Op.62 excerpts

CD33 MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27; Piano Sonatas Nos. 4, 5, 10-12; Rondo in A Minor
Wiener Philharmoniker, Karl Böhm

CD34 SCHUMANN Piano Concerto
Wiener Philharmoniker, Günter Wand

CD35 SCHUBERT Impromptus No. 3 in B-Flat Major; Valse nobels
LISZT Soirées de Vienne No. 6 in A Minor live in New York, 1954

Beethoven Piano Sonatas No.8 "Pathétique"; No. 31 “The Tempest”; No. 26 “Les Adieux”; Nos. 32 & 25
Schumann Fantasiestücke, No. 3 Warum?
Brahms Intermezzo in C Major, Op. 119
Chopin Etude No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 25
Liszt Soirées de Vienne No. 6 in A Minor
Schubert Impromptus Nos. 2 & 3, Op. 142
Schumann Waldszenen, Op. 82:7. Vogel als Prophet
Mozart Piano Sonata No. 11 in A Major, K. 331:3. Alla Turca (Allegretto)

Beethoven Piano Sonata No.21 "Waldstein"
Schubert 6 Moments musicaux, Op.94
Mozart Piano Sonata No.11 in A, K.331 "Alla Turca"
Schubert Impromptu No. 2, Op.142
Beethoven Piano Sonata No.18 "The Hunt"
Schumann 8 Fantasiestücke, Op.12: No. 1. Des Abends; No. 3 Warum?
Schubert Impromptu No. 2, Op.142

Wilhelm Backhaus

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