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 plays Beethoven 07 of 11  Music

Posted by gigizza at Dec. 17, 2005

Claudio Arrau plays Beethoven 07 of 11

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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 – 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.
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]
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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 - 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, RCO, Christoph von Dohnanyi - Edvard Grieg & Robert Schumann: Piano Concertos (1989) [Repost, New Rip]

Edvard Grieg & Robert Schumann: Piano Concertos (1989)
Claudio Arrau, piano; Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Amsterdam; Christoph von Dohnányi

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Genre: Classical | Label: Philips | # 426 079-2 | Time: 01:06:55

Claudio Arrau recorded these concertos twice for Philips, the present performances in 1963, and then again in 1980 with Colin Davis and the Boston Symphony. There's very little to choose between them. Tempos are almost identical, and contrary to what one might expect, the slow movement of the Schumann concerto is actually a bit faster in the later version. Arrau's way with the music is wholly characteristic of the man: serious, even reverential (at the beginning of the Schumann), and played with drop-dead gorgeous tone. The result enhances the stature of both works, but the Grieg in particular. The climax of the finale has an epic grandeur without a hint of bombast that you simply won't find in any other performance. Dohnányi's accompaniments are also distinguished: he lets Arrau lead but isn't afraid to permit the orchestra to assert itself where necessary; and of course the playing of the Concertgebouw is top-notch. If you haven't heard Arrau in this music, it really doesn't matter which of his recordings you wind up with, but do try to get at least one of them.
Claudio Arrau - Brahms - Piano Concertos No. 1 & No. 2 (2016) {2CD Warner Classics}

Claudio Arrau - Brahms - Piano Concertos No. 1 & No. 2 (2016) {2CD Warner Classics}
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© 1961, 1963, 2016 Parlophone / Warner Music | Warner Classics | 0825646768110
Classical / Romantic / Concerto

Two generous, aristocratic musicians, both of Latin origin, join forces for these magnificent performances of Brahms’ piano concertos. Claudio Arrau spent a substantial period in Berlin, and through his teacher Martin Krause had a line to Franz Liszt, while Carlo Maria Giulini’s relationship with Austro-German music was deepened by his years as a viola player in Rome’s Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, performing under such conductors as Wilhelm Furtwängler, Otto Klemperer and Bruno Walter.
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 – Birth of a Legend (2006) repost  

Posted by d'Avignon at April 3, 2015
Claudio Arrau – Birth of a Legend (2006) repost

Claudio Arrau – Birth of a Legend (2006) repost
Classical/Various style periods | FLAC lossless/4cd | cuesheets+logs | covers+booklet | 3h46m38s | 518mb
Label: United Archives | cat. no. UAR0084