Claudio Arrau Chopin (1991)

Claudio Arrau - Chopin (1991) [6CD Box Set] {Philips Classics}

Claudio Arrau - Chopin (1991) [6CD Box Set] {Philips Classics}
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© 1991 Philips Classics | 432 303-2
Classical / Romantic / Piano

"Arrau's Chopin – now available in a six-CD box (Philips 432 303-2) as part of Philips's Arrau Edition – is as far from moonstruck "sentimentality" as any Chopin ever was. But no performance of the Preludes is more sentimental, in Schiller's sense, than the version Arrau recorded for Philips in 1973. Its premise – that the cycle is a grand tragedy, the darkest thing Chopin wrote – is unmistakable. Even the prefatory C-major Prelude heaves with orgasmic rubatos – more weight, it seems, than the music can possibly bear. And yet, as Arrau packs each small berth with a world of feeling, the weight grips and holds. At times, the sheer density of emotion can seem suffocatingly intense. The Prelude No. 22, a Stygian descent, is surely Hades; the plunging scales of No. 24 rip the thread of life."
Claudio Arrau – The Complete RCA Victor & Columbia Album Collection: Box Set 12CDs (2016)

Claudio Arrau – The Complete RCA Victor & Columbia Album Collection: Box Set 12CDs (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,68 Gb | Scans 128 Mb
Label: Sony Classical | Release Year: 2016

These recordings reflect how Arrau’s textually scrupulous yet highly personal mastery of many styles had matured and ripened, while retaining the fire and ardency of his youth. Arrau’s Mozart, Weber and Chopin probe beyond the music’s surface charm, as do the luminous and full-bodied Spanish and French Impressionist selections. Cumulative momentum and thoughtful detail characterize Arrau’s Beethoven and Schumann while the extraordinary technical finish of his Liszt transcends mere virtuosity and bravura.

Piano Lessons with Claudio Arrau: A Guide To His Philosophy And Techniques  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by arundhati at Nov. 18, 2015
Piano Lessons with Claudio Arrau: A Guide To His Philosophy And Techniques

Victoria A. Von Arx, "Piano Lessons with Claudio Arrau: A Guide To His Philosophy And Techniques"
2014 | ISBN-10: 0199924341, 0199924325 | 500 pages | PDF | 3 MB

Claudio Arrau plays Beethoven 07 of 11  Music

Posted by gigizza at Dec. 17, 2005

Claudio Arrau plays Beethoven 07 of 11

MP3: 192 kbit, 44100 Hz, Stereo
Arrau in Concert I · Chopin 24 Preludes, Op. 28 · Schumann Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 [Live] [Re-up]

Arrau in Concert I · Chopin 24 Preludes, Op. 28 · Schumann Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13 [Live]
EAC rip | Flac, IMG+CUE, Log | 290 MB | Full 300 dpi scans | WinRar [no rec. rec]
Label: APR Recordings # 5631 | Rel. 2000 | Rec.: Op. 28 (1960 Prague Spring Fest.) & Op. 13 (1976 same venue)

From the notes: Claudio Arrau [1903-1991] has perhaps the widest performing repertoire of any pianist in history, but four composers were central to it: Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin and Schumann. These composers he played in concerts and recordings all his life, reaching ever greater depths in interpretation as the years went by."… "Arrau's interpretations of Schumann and Chopin stress the darker, more complex and dramatic sides of the composers' personalities." Notes by Peter Warwick
Claudio Arrau - Arrau Remastered: The Early Recordings Vol.I, II, III (2016)

Claudio Arrau - Arrau Remastered: The Early Recordings Vol.I, II, III (2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 02:30:25 | 350 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

A patrician artist whose matinee-idol appearance was as elegant as his playing, Claudio Arrau achieved a major reputation for his performances of Brahms and Liszt. Indeed, few Romantic-period composers, from Beethoven onward, were beyond his grasp. In addition to that repertory, his Debussy was regarded by many connoisseurs as exemplary. Arrau believed that his abiding interest in psychoanalysis aided him in probing the intent of those whose works he performed. Certainly, Arrau's performances were marked by a balance between heart and intellect. Arrau was born in Chillán, Chile, on February 6, 1903. He received piano instruction from his mother at an early age, making his debut performance in Santiago at the age of five playing Mozart, Beethoven, and Chopin.

Claudio Arrau - Bach: Goldberg Variations 1942 (Remastered 2016)  Music

Posted by tomashass at Oct. 5, 2016
Claudio Arrau - Bach: Goldberg Variations 1942 (Remastered 2016)

Claudio Arrau - Bach: Goldberg Variations 1942 (Remastered 2016)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 01:18:32 | 184 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Sony Classical

Sony Classical has the honor to present a set of recordings plate of one of the greatest pianists of the twentieth century. Concert career began in the fifth year of life. In 1913, he undertook formal musical studies at the Conservatory in Berlin Stern (Stern 'sches Conservatory), in the class of Martin Krause. After graduating from high school in 1918, he took the first tour of Europe. He returned to America in 1921, giving a series of concerts in Argentina and Chile. After a concert in 1923 in the New York debut in international music circles with great success. Two years later, he was offered a job at the Berlin Conservatory as a teacher of piano playing. Seal of newly acquired fame was the first prize at the International Competition for Musical Performances, awarded to him in Geneva in 1927. In 1940 he left Germany and reemigrował to Santiago. He founded the private school for pianists, of which he was director. However, a year later he renounced this function and moved to New York, where he settled permanently.

Claudio Arrau - Artone 222367-354 (4 CDs)  Music

Posted by Berthold_80 at Jan. 27, 2011
Claudio Arrau - Artone 222367-354 (4 CDs)

Claudio Arrau plays Beethoven, Weber, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt & R. Strauss
Artone 222367-354 | 4 CDs | 2005 Membran Music Ltd.
EAC | ape (img+cue) | logs | Scans (320 dpi) | 874 MB

"Arrau is the complete pianist. He can revel in the keyboard for its own pianistic sake, representing to us the instrument's range and power, but he can also go beyond piano playing as we are led by his art to the secret chambers of the creative imagination."
– Sir Neville Cardus (Guardian, London)
Claudio Arrau: Brahms, Ravel, Liszt, & Chopin Piano Works (1999)

Claudio Arrau: Brahms, Ravel, Liszt, & Chopin Piano Works (1999)
Unknown Rip | FLAC, Log, Cue, Scans | RAR Rec. 3% | 334 MB | hotfile, fileserve
Classical | Label: Aura Classics

This "live" recording is taken from an Arrau concert in Italy, 1963. The Brahms is staggering, the Ravel completely transcendant (The Scarbo is faster than Argerich's!) and the Liszt selections played to hair-raising perfection.

Claudio Arrau: Liszt, Piano Works (6 CD Box Set)  Music

Posted by fredoking at Nov. 8, 2009
Claudio Arrau: Liszt, Piano Works (6 CD Box Set)

Claudio Arrau - Liszt, Piano Works
EAC Rip | APE, CUE, LOG | Complete Scans | 6 CD | 1.1 GB
Classical | Philips | Catalog Number: 473775 | 2003

Of all the composers Claudio Arrau recorded extensively, Liszt was perhaps the most central, the most essential and the most personal. Trained as a youth in prewar Berlin by a Liszt pupil, Arrau's commanding virtuosity and compelling authority is clearly a continuation of the grand Romantic manner in general and of Liszt in particular and on these six discs are dozens of performances that speak with the power of tradition infused with strength of true belief. From the glittering cascades of Les jeux d'eaux à la Villa d'Este to the harrowing sonorities of Gnomenreigen and from the radiant arpeggios of Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude to the hushed intimacy of Liebestraum, Arrau knows Liszt's music with the fervor of a prophet and the passion of a lover. While it's true Arrau was in his seventies and eighties when he made these recordings and that time had mellowed his virtuosity, it's also true that time had matured his interpretations. Some listeners may prefer their Liszt players more vigorous, but few could ask for a more sensuous Liszt player. Including two performances of Liszt's Sonata in B minor, one an almost youthfully ardent recording from 1970 and the other a slower but more penetrating recording from 1985, provides a wonderful way to compare Arrau's approach to the composer's masterpiece. Philips' stereo sound is so realistic one can sometimes hear the pianist shift on the bench.