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Wilhelm Kempff

Wilhelm Kempff The Decca Legacy (13CD)

The Decca legacy of WILHELM KEMPFF, one of the last century’s greatest keyboard poets.

Wilhelm Kempff is known, with good reason, as a Beethoven interpreter of sublime simplicity, with several cycles of the concertos and sonatas to his credit, all of them recorded for DG. However, he began recording as early as 1918 and made records for Polydor before the war, as well as for Decca during the 1950s. While his DG recordings have rarely been out of the catalogue, his legacy on other labels has never been so comprehensively documented as it is on this newly remastered set from Eloquence.

TRACK LIST

CD 1
J.S. Bach; Handel; Couperin; Rameau; Beethoven; Brahms

CD 2
J.S. BACH Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, BWV 903; Chorale-Preludes (arr. Kempff)

CD 3
MOZART Piano Concertos Nos. 9 & 15
Karl Münchinger

CD 4
SCHUBERT Piano Sonatas Nos. 16 & 21

CD 5
SCHUMANN Papillons; Arabeske; Piano Concerto
Josef Krips

CD 6
CHOPIN Piano Sonata No. 2; Impromptus; Berceuse; Barcarolle; Nocturne Op. 9 No. 3; Scherzo No. 3

CD 7
CHOPIN Piano Sonata No. 3; Ballade No. 3; Andante spianato et Grande polonaise brillante; Fantaisie; Polonaise-Fantaisie

CD 8
LISZT Années de pèlerinage (excerpts); Deux Légendes

CD 9
LISZT Piano Concerto Nos. 1 & 2
Anatole Fistoulari

CD 10
BRAHMS Rhapsodies, Op. 79; Intermezzi, Op. 117; Klavierstücke, Op. 118

CD 11
BRAHMS Ballades, Op. 10; Klavierstücke, Op. 76; Rhapsodies, Op. 79; Intermezzi, Op. 117

CD 12
BRAHMS Fantasias, Op. 116; Klavierstücke, Op. 119

CD 13
BEETHOVEN Cello Sonata, Op. 5 No. 1
Pablo Casals
Cello Sonata, Op. 69
Paul Grümmer
Violin Sonata Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer’
Georg Kulenkampff