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BRAHMS, J.: Piano Quartets Nos. 1 and 3 (Barakhovsky, Zemtsov, W.E. Schmidt, Nebolsin)

Johannes Brahms is considered Beethoven’s successor in terms of his orchestral output, but for chamber music it was more the Romantic mantle of Robert Schumann that he assumed, vastly expanding its scale and ambitions in the 19th century and remaining a towering influence until well into the 20th. The First Piano Quartet has a deeply felt Andante con moto at its heart, and a sprightly ‘Gypsy Rondo’ finale. Brahms started writing the Third Piano Quartet during the difficult period of Schumann’s final illness, later re-composing it to create a work of symphonic proportions, distinctive power and striking beauty. Get it!

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Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 25

I. Allegro 00:13:48
II. Intermezzo: Allegro ma non troppo 00:08:06
III. Andante con moto 00:09:15
IV. Rondo alla zingarese: Presto - Meno presto - Molto presto 00:08:15

 

Piano Quartet No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 60

I. Allegro ma non troppo 00:10:30
II. Scherzo: Allegro 00:04:07
III. Andante 00:08:47
IV. Finale: Allegro comodo

TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 2 & Concert Fantasia (Nebolsin, NZSO and Michael Stern)

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Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 44, TH 60

1. I. Allegro brillante
2. II. Andante non troppo
3. III. Allegro con fuoco

 

Concert Fantasia in G Major, Op. 56, TH 61

4. I. Quasi Rondo: Andante mosso
5. II. Contrastes: Andante cantabile - Molto vivace

CHOPIN, F.: Piano Concerto No. 1 / Fantasy on Polish Airs / Rondo a la krakowiak (Nebolsin, Warsaw Philharmonic, Wit)

Chopin’s youthful Piano Concerto No. 1 is dominated by the brilliant piano part that the teenage performer-composer wrote to showcase his extraordinary virtuosity. Its ravishing Romanza (‘reviving in one’s soul beautiful memories’, as the composer described it) is framed by an opening movement rich in dramatic lyricism and a vivacious Rondo. The Fantasia on Polish Airs, Op. 13 and Krakowiak are similarly vehicles for Romantic reverie and bravura which pay tribute to the music of Chopin’s homeland. Eldar Nebolsin’s recording of Liszt’s piano concertos (8.570517) was ranked ‘among the finest’ by Gramophone.

Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Note: This Blu-ray Audio Disc is only playable on Blu-ray Disc players and not compatible with standard CD or DVD players.

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Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

1. I. Allegro maestoso 00:19:59
2. II. Romanza: Larghetto 00:09:10
3. III. Rondo: Vivace 00:10:09

 

Fantasy on Polish Airs in A major, Op. 13

4. I. Introduction: Largo non troppo 00:03:44
5. II. Air, "Juz Miesiac Zaszedl": Andantino 00:02:36
6. III. Theme de Charles Kurpinski: Allegretto 00:04:07
7. IV. Kujawiak: Vivace 00:03:05

 

Rondo a la krakowiak, Op. 14

8. Rondo a la krakowiak, Op. 14 00:14:29

CHOPIN, F.: Piano Concerto No. 2 / Variations on La ci darem / Andante spianato and Grande polonaise brillante (Nebolsin, Wit) (Blu-Ray Audio)

Using the new Polish National Chopin Edition, acclaimed pianist Eldar Nebolsin and Poland’s national orchestra conducted by the renowned Polish conductor Antoni Wit, here present fresh interpretations of Chopin’s great works for piano and orchestra. The Second Piano Concerto was written before the first and completed in 1830, the year in which the composer set out for Vienna and then Paris. Chopin’s Variations on Là ci darem la mano, bear witness to his admiration for Mozart, instilled by his earliest teacher, the Bohemian Wojciech Żywny. The Grande Polonaise brillante in E flat, Op. 22, was written in Vienna, and later augmented with the introductory Andante spianato.

Sound format: PCM Stereo / DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

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Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21

1. I. Maestoso 00:14:01
2. II. Larghetto 00:08:07
3. III. Allegretto vivace 00:08:36

 

Variations on La ci darem from Mozart's Don Giovanni, Op. 2

4. Introduction: Largo 00:04:44
5. Theme: Allegretto 00:01:25
6. Variation 1: Brillante 00:01:05
7. Variation 2: Veloce, ma accuratamente 00:01:02
8. Variation 3: Sempre sostenuto 00:01:23
9. Variation 4: Con bravura 00:01:20
10. Variation 5: Adagio - Alla pollacca 00:02:39
11. Alla polacca 00:03:44

 

Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22

12. Andante spianato 00:04:46
13. Grande Polonaise Brillante 00:09:36

LISZT, F.: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Totentanz (Nebolsin, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Petrenko)

Franz Liszt’s two piano concertos amply display both his extraordinary pianistic ability and his originality as an influential Romantic composer. The first, premiered in Weimar in 1855 with Berlioz conducting, is a path-breaking tour de force whose four movements, played without break and thematically linked, moved Bartók to acclaim it as “the first perfect realisation of cyclic sonata form”. The second, equally brilliant but more integrated, exemplifies Liszt’s belief that “New wine demands new bottles”. The Totentanz (Dance of Death), perhaps inspired by an Italian fresco, is a powerful series of variations on the Medieval Dies irae chant.

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Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124/R455

1. Allegro maestoso - Tempo giusto - 00:05:14
2. Quasi adagio - 00:04:44
3. Allegretto vivace - 00:04:04
4. Allegro marziale animato 00:04:10

 

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A major, S125/R456

5. Adagio sostenuto assai - 00:07:13
6. Allegro moderato - 00:05:09
7. Allegro deciso - 00:06:48
8. Allegro animato 00:01:40

 

Totentanz, S126/R457

9. Totentanz, S126/R457 00:15:17

DOHNANYI, E.: Variations on a Nursery Song / Symphonic Minutes / Suite (Nebolsin, Buffalo Philharmonic, Falletta)

Ernő Dohnányi had a long career as an important composer, pianist and teacher. Deeply indebted to the Germanic Romantic tradition, the works on this disc showcase his love of scintillating orchestral tone-colour—notably of brass, wind and percussion—and his fascination with Classical forms such as the variation. His Variations on a Nursery Song traverses several musical styles in a tour de force of good-humoured virtuosity, while the Symphonic Minutes and the Suite in F sharp minor cultivate a lush, romantic mood with characteristic dashes of suavity.

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Szimfonikus percek (Symphonic Minutes), Op. 36

1. I. Capriccio 00:02:31
2. II. Rapsodia 00:03:50
3. III. Scherzo 00:01:40
4. IV. Tema con variazioni 00:04:28
5. V. Rondo 00:02:30

 

Variations on a Nursery Song, Op. 25

6. Introduction: Maestoso 00:04:01
7. Theme: Allegro 00:01:00
8. Variation 1: Poco piu mosso 00:00:37
9. tion 2: Risoluto 00:00:34
10. Variation 3: L'istesso tempo 00:01:32
11. Variation 4: Molto meno mosso (Allegretto moderato) 00:01:05
12. Variation 5: Piu mosso 00:01:01
13. Variation 6: Ancora piu mosso (Allegro) 00:00:42
14. Variation 7: Walzer: Tempo giusto 00:02:06
15. Variation 8: Alla marcia: Allegro moderato00:01:25
16. Variation 9: Presto (Andante rubato) 00:01:47
17. Variation 10: Passacaglia: Adagio non troppo 00:03:53
18. Variation 11: Choral: Maestoso 00:01:30
19. Finale fugato: Allegro vivace 00:03:09

 

Suite in F sharp minor, Op. 19

20. I. Andante con variazioni 00:01:53
21. I. Variation 1: Piu animato 00:01:26
22. I. Variation 2: Animato 00:01:27
23. I. Variation 3: Andante tranquillo 00:01:48
24. I. Variation 4: Allegro 00:01:12
25. I. Variation 5: Vivace 00:01:05
26. I. Variation 6: Adagio 00:03:32
27. II. Scherzo 00:04:14
28. III. Romanza 00:05:58
29. IV. Rondo 00:07:43

SCHUBERT, F.: Piano Sonatas Nos. 4 and 13 / Wanderer Fantasy (Nebolsin)

RACHMANINOV: Preludes for Piano (Complete)

Spanning 45 years of the composer’s life, Rachmaninov’s piano music has become a staple of the repertoire. His first set of Preludes, Op. 23 begins a series continued in the thirteen Preludes, Op. 32, completed in 1910, that makes use of all major and minor keys, with the exception of C sharp minor, a key used in the famous Prelude, Op. 3, No. 2. This dramatic and melancholy piece, with its ominous descending chords leading to one of Rachmaninov’s most memorable tunes, rapidly became one of his most famous compositions. It is even more well-known today through its use in numerous arrangements, in music-hall sketches and in the film Shine.

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5 Morceaux de fantasie, Op. 3: No. 2. Prelude in C sharp minor

1. 5 Morceaux de fantasie, Op. 3: No. 2. Prelude in C sharp minor 00:04:21

 

10 Preludes, Op. 23

2. No. 1 in F sharp minor: Largo 00:03:38
3. No. 2 in B flat major: Maestoso 00:03:11
4. No. 3 in D minor: Tempo di minuetto 00:03:38
5. No. 4 in D major: Andante cantabile 00:05:07
6. No. 5 in G minor: Alla marcia 00:03:55
7. No. 6 in E flat major: Andante 00:03:06
8. No. 7 in C minor: Allegro 00:02:20
9. No. 8 in A flat major: Allegro vivace 00:03:17
10. No. 9 in E flat minor: Presto 00:01:56
11. No. 10 in G flat major: Largo 00:03:48

 

13 Preludes, Op. 32

12. No. 1 in C major: Allegro vivace 00:01:18
13. No. 2 in B flat minor: Allegretto 00:03:17
14. No. 3 in E major: Allegro vivace 00:02:29
15. No. 4 in E minor: Allegro con brio 00:05:24
16. No. 5 in G major: Moderato 00:03:01
17. No. 6 in F minor: Allegro appassionato 00:01:23
18. No. 7 in F major: Moderato 00:02:33
19. No. 8 in A minor: Vivo 00:01:44
20. No. 9 in A major: Allegro moderato 00:02:50
21. No. 10 in B minor: Lento 00:05:21
22. No. 11 in B major: Allegretto 00:02:18
23. No. 12 in G sharp minor: Allegro 00:02:12
24. No. 13 in D flat major: Grave - Allegro 00:05:37

PROKOFIEV, S.: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1 and 2 / 5 Melodies, Op. 35bis (Honda-Rosenberg, Nebolsin)

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5 Melodies, Op. 35bis

1. No. 1. Andante 00:02:33
2. No. 2. Lento ma non troppo 00:02:42
3. No. 3. Animato, ma non allegro 00:03:16
4. No. 4. Allegretto leggero e scherzando 00:01:23
5. No. 5. Andante non troppo 00:02:57

 

Violin Sonata No. 2 in D major, Op. 94bis

6. I. Moderato 00:07:35
7. II. Scherzo: Presto 00:04:39
8. III. Andante 00:03:36
9. IV. Allegro con brio 00:07:13

 

Violin Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 80

10. I. Andante assai 00:07:22
11. II. Allegro brusco 00:07:18
12. III. Andante 00:07:49
13. IV. Allegrissimo 00:07:34

A TO Z OF CLASSICAL MUSIC (The) (3rd Expanded Edition, 2009)

The A–Z of Classical Music 3rd edition has been expanded to include even more composers and 150 bonus music tracks. The 930-page illustrated book details the lives of hundreds of composers, from Aaltoila to Zwilich, via Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and others. Like the range of Naxos recordings itself, this set highlights the extraordinary breadth of classical music and its masters across the centuries; it is a rich and inspiring resource for everyone!

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DISC 1

 

Short Ride in a Fast Machine

1. Short Ride in a Fast Machine 00:04:05

 

Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: II. Largo ma non tanto

2. Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor, BWV 1043: II. Largo ma non tanto 00:06:46

 

44 Duos for Two Violins, Book 1, Sz. 98: No. 14. Parnas Tanc (Pillow Dance)

3. 44 Duos for Two Violins, Book 1, Sz. 98: No. 14. Parnas Tanc (Pillow Dance) 00:00:40

 

Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, "Pathetique": I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio

4. Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, "Pathetique": I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio 00:08:28

 

Symphonie fantastique, Op. 14: IV. Marche au supplice

5. Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90: III. Poco allegretto
6. Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90: III. Poco allegretto 00:05:49

 

Simple Symphony, Op. 4: II. Playful Pizzacato

7. Simple Symphony, Op. 4: II. Playful Pizzacato 00:03:00

 

Impromptu No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 29

8. Impromptu No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 29 00:04:32

 

Nocturnes: No. 2. Fetes

9. Nocturnes: No. 2. Fetes 00:06:39

 

Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 33: III. Allegretto grazioso - Molto vivace

10. Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 33: III. Allegretto grazioso - Molto vivace 00:05:46

 

Sea Pictures, Op. 37: IV. Where Corals Lie

11. Sea Pictures, Op. 37: IV. Where Corals Lie 00:03:35

 

Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: II. Adagio

12. Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16: II. Adagio 00:06:16

 

Messiah, HWV 56: Part I: For unto a child is born

13. Messiah, HWV 56: Part I: For unto a child is born

 

Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, Hob.VIIe:1: III. Finale

14. Trumpet Concerto in E flat major, Hob.VIIe:1: III. Finale 00:04:39

 

Sinfonietta, JW VI/18: IV. Allegretto

15. Sinfonietta, JW VI/18: IV. Allegretto 00:02:38

 

2 Concert Etudes, S145/R6: No. 2. Gnomenreigen

16. 2 Concert Etudes, S145/R6: No. 2. Gnomenreigen 00:03:09

 

Das Lied von der Erde: III. Von der Jugend

17. Das Lied von der Erde: III. Von der Jugend 00:03:10

 

DISC 2

 

Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49: II. Andante con moto tranquillo

1. Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 49: II. Andante con moto tranquillo 00:06:39

 

Occhi, un tempo mia vita

2. Occhi, un tempo mia vita 00:03:03

 

Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581: II. Larghetto

3. Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581: II. Larghetto 00:05:57

 

Motet: Hodie Christus natus est

4. Hodie Christus natus est 00:02:47

 

Piano Concerto No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 53: IV. Vivace

5. Piano Concerto No. 4 in B flat major, Op. 53: IV. Vivace 00:01:33

 

Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro

6. Gianni Schicchi: O mio babbino caro 00:02:27

 

10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 5 in G minor

7. 10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 5 in G minor 00:03:51

 

Il Signor Bruschino: Sinfonia

8. Il Signor Bruschino: Sinfonia 00:04:34

 

6 Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19: II. Langsam

9. 6 Little Piano Pieces, Op. 19: II. Langsam 00:00:53

 

Piano Quintet In A major, Op. 114, D. 667, "Die Forelle" (Trout): IV. Thema with Variations

10.Piano Quintet In A major, Op. 114, D. 667, "Die Forelle" (Trout): IV. Thema with Variations 00:07:12

 

String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 41, No. 2: I. Allegro vivace

11. String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 41, No. 2: I. Allegro vivace 00:04:41

 

Jazz Suite No. 1: I. Waltz

12. Jazz Suite No. 1: I. Waltz 00:02:29

 

4 Letzte Lieder (4 Last Songs), TrV 296: No. 1. Fruhling

13. 4 Letzte Lieder (4 Last Songs), TrV 296: No. 1. Fruhling 00:03:41

 

Petrushka (1946 version): Tableau I: Russian Dance

14. Petrushka (1946 version): Tableau I: Russian Dance 00:02:46

 

Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64: III. Valse

15. Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64: III. Valse 00:05:39

 

Viola Concerto in G major, TWV 51:G9: IV. Presto

16. Viola Concerto in G major, TWV 51:G9: IV. Presto 00:02:46

 

Rigoletto, Act III: La donna e mobile

17. Rigoletto, Act III: La donna e mobile 00:02:16

 

Bassoon Concerto in B flat major, RV 501, "La notte" (excerpts)

18. III. Il sonno 00:01:46
19. IV. Sorge l'aurora 00:02:49

 

Tristan und Isolde, Act III: Isoldes Liebestod

20. Tristan und Isolde, Act III: Isoldes Liebestod 00:07:14

BRAHMS, J.: Piano Concerto No. 1 / LISZT, F.: Piano Concerto No. 1 (Biret, Nebolsin, Wit, Petrenko)

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Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15

1. I. Maestoso 00:23:46
2. II. Adagio00:15:01
3. III. Rondo: Allegro non troppo 00:12:36

 

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E flat major, S124/R455

4. Allegro maestoso - Tempo giusto - 00:05:09
5. Quasi adagio - 00:04:44
6. Allegretto vivace - 00:04:04
7. Allegro marziale animato 00:04:14