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Andras Schiff

Andras Schiff - Complete Decca Recordings (78CD Box Set)

Born in Budapest in 1953, Sir András Schiff studied piano at the Liszt Ferenc Academy with Pál Kadosa, György Kurtág and Ferenc Rados; and in London with George Malcolm. Having collaborated with the world’s leading orchestras and conductors, he now focuses primarily on solo recitals, play-directing and conducting.

Schiff is one of the most ‘complete’ musicians on the concert and recording circuits today, and accordingly this edition represents the breath of his artistry – solo pianist, concerto soloist, concertante artist, chamber musician, and lieder/song accompanist.

Among his chamber music recordings, Schiff is particularly proud of the Beethoven Violin Sonatas he recorded with Sandor Végh. Out of print for a long time, and only issued in Japan, these are being made available internationally for the first time, on CD and digitally. With Végh, Schiff also recorded his Mozart concerto cycle, in spite of some initial hesitation from Decca: "they wanted me to use a more established name from their roster. But I held out for Végh, and I’m very glad I did: I loved making music with him – much more than with any of the star conductors who often have very little instinct for Mozart." More Mozart comes in the form of the complete piano sonatas – his first solo recordings for Decca – as well as a selection of music for violin and piano (with Yuuko Shiokawa) and four CDs’ worth of music recorded on Mozart’s own piano, some of it with his teacher and mentor, George Malcolm, whom Schiff describes as "a colossal influence on me, and I’m so glad that life brought us together".

19th century concertos come in the form of Chopin 2, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Brahms 1, Dohnányi’s Nursery Variations, and a live recording of the Dvořák. In chamber music, Schiff is joined by the Takács Quartet, the New Vienna Octet, colleagues from Musiktage Mondsee; and in a rare recording with oboist Heinz Holliger of 20th century music by Britten, Carter, Doráti and Holliger himself. As Sir András Schiff turns 70 (in December 2023), this edition celebrates an artist who has made a significant contribution to shaping Decca’s history through an array of artistic endeavours.

REPERTOIRE SOLO CDs 1–13 J.S. BACH Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue · Duets BWV 802–5 · English Suites · French Overture French Suites · Goldberg Variations · Two- and Three-Part Inventions Italian Concerto · Partitas · The Well-Tempered Clavier CD 14 D. SCARLATTI Sonatas Kk. 115, 116, 144, 175, 402, 403, 449, 450, 474, 475, 513, 516, 517, 544, 545 CDs 15–20 MOZART Piano Sonatas 1–18 · Fantasia K.475 Andante K.616 · Adagios K. 356 & 540 · Gigue K.574 Minuet K.355 · Rondo K.511 · Variations K. 265 & 455 CDs 21–29 SCHUBERT Piano Sonatas 1–9, 11, 13–21 Allegretto in C minor D.915 · German Dances D.820 · Grazer Galopp D.925 Impromptus D. 899 & 935 · Klavierstücke D.946 · Ländler D.790 Moments musicaux D.780 · Ungarische Melodie D.817 CD 30 MENDELSSOHN Lieder ohne Worte Op.19 Nos. 1, 2, 4–6 · Op.30 Nos. 3–6 · Op.38 Nos. 1, 2, 6 Op.53 Nos. 1–3 · Op.62 Nos. 1 & 6 · Op.67 Nos. 4 & 6 Op.85 No.6 · Op.102 Nos. 3 & 5 CD 31 JANÁČEK In the Mists · On the Overgrown Path · Sonata “1.X.1905” CONCERTANTE CDs 32–35 J.S. BACH Keyboard Concertos 1–7 BWV 1052–1058 Chamber Orchestra of Europe Double Concertos BWV 1060–2 Peter Serkin; Camerata Bern/Thomas Füri Triple Concerto BWV 1044 Aurèle Nicolet, Yuuko Shiokawa Triple Concertos BWV 1063–4 Peter Serkin, Bruno Canino CDs 36–46 MOZART Piano Concertos 5, 6, 8, 9, 11–27 · Rondos K. 382 & 386 Camerata Salzburg/Sándor Végh Piano Concerto No.7 (Triple) (Daniel Barenboim, Georg Solti) English Chamber Orchestra Ch’io mi scordi di te? (Cecilia Bartoli) Wiener Kammerorchester/György Fischer CD 47 MENDELSSOHN Piano Concertos 1 & 2 Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks/Charles Dutoit CD 48 BRAHMS Piano Concerto No.1 Wiener Philharmoniker/Georg Solti Variations on a Theme by Schumann Op.23 Georg Solti (piano) CD 49 CHOPIN Piano Concerto No.2 SCHUMANN Piano Concerto Concertgebouworkest/Antal Doráti CD 50 TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No.1 DOHNÁNYI Variations on a Nursery Song Chicago Symphony Orchestra/Georg Solti CD 51 DVOŘÁK Piano Concerto SCHUMANN Introduction and Allegro appassionato Wiener Philharmoniker/Christoph Von Dohnányi LIEDER CDs 52–56 PETER SCHREIER, tenor BEETHOVEN Lieder Op.46 · Op.52 No.4 · Op.75 Nos. 2, 3 · Op.83 · Op.94 · Op.98 (An die ferne Geliebte) · Op.128 WoO 118, 123, 129, 136, 137, 139, 149, 150 MOZART Lieder K.308, 349, 351, 390, 468, 472–4, 476, 506, 517–20, 523, 524, 530, 531, 596, 597 Cantata: “Die ihr des unermesslichen Weltalls Schöpfer ehrt” K.m619 SCHUBERT Die Schöne Müllerin · Schwanengesang · Winterreise Lieder D.866 No.2 · D.870 · D.878 · D.945 Auf dem Strom D.943 (with Radovan Vlatković (horn)) CD 57 CECILIA BARTOLI, mezzo-soprano BEETHOVEN Lieder Op.82 Nos. 1–4 · WoO 124, 133 HAYDN Arianna a Naxos MOZART Ridente la calma SCHUBERT Lieder D.76 · D.510 · D.528 · D.688 Nos. 1–4 · D.737 · D.738 · D.767 CDs 58 & 59 ROBERT HOLL, bass BRAHMS Lieder Op.43 No.2 · Op.46 No.4 · Op.47 No.1 · Op.49 No.4 · Op.63 No.8 · Op.71 No.1 · Op.72 Nos. 3, 4 Op.85 Nos. 1, 2 · Op.86 No.2 · Op.96 Nos. 1, 3, 4 · Op.105 No.4 · Op.106 Nos. 1, 4 · Op.121 (Vier ernste Gesänge) SCHUMANN Lieder Op.39 (Liederkreis) · Op.40 Nos. 1–4 · Op.90 (7 Gedichte) · Op.96 No.1 · Op.98a Nos. 4, 6, 8 CD 60 SYLVIA SASS, soprano BARTÓK Songs Sz. 63 LISZT Songs S. 273, 278, 283, 289, 301, 314, 320, 324a CHAMBER MUSIC CDs 61 & 62 HAYDN Piano Trios Hob. XV: 12, 14, 26–31 Musiktage Mondsee: Yuuko Shiokawa, Boris Pergamenschikow CD 63 Quintets for Piano & Winds BEETHOVEN Piano Quintet, Op.16 Heinz Holliger, Eduard Brunner, Radovan Vlatković, Klaus Thunemann MOZART Piano Quintet, K.452 Heinz Holliger, Elmar Schmid, Radovan Vlatković, Klaus Thunemann CDs 64–67 BEETHOVEN Violin Sonatas Nos. 1–10 SÁNDOR VÉGH FIRST INTERNATIONAL CD & DIGITAL RELEASE CD 68 SCHUBERT Piano Quintet D.667 “Trout” Hagen Quartet: Lukas Hagen, Veronika Hagen, Clemens Hagen, Alois Posch CD 69 BRAHMS - NEW VIENNA OCTET Clarinet Trio Op.114 Peter Schmidl, Friedrich Dolezal Horn Trio Op.40 Erich Binder, Günter Högner CDs 70 & 71 TAKÁCS STRING QUARTET BRAHMS Piano Quintet Op.34 DOHNÁNYI Piano Quintet No.1 · Sextet Op.37 Kálmán Berkes, Radovan Vlatković CDs 72 & 73 (Musiktage Mondsee) JANÁČEK Violin Sonata Yuuko Shiokawa Concertino Jiří Panocha, Pavel Zejfart, Miroslav Sehnoutka, Elmar Schmid, Radovan Vlatković, Klaus Thunemann Presto · Pohádka Boris Pergamenschikov Capriccio Wolfgang Schulz, Hans Gansch, Konrad Monsberger, Erik Hainzl, William Mcelheney, Hans Stroecker, Rudolf Josel BARTÓK Contrasts Arvid Engegard, Elmar Schmid Violin Sonata No.1 Yuuko Shiokawa Violin Sonata No.2 Lorand Fenyves Sonata for 2 Pianos & Percussion Bruno Canino, Zoltán Rácz, Zoltán Váczi CD 74 - HEINZ HOLLIGER DORÁTI Duo Concertante for Oboe & Piano BRITTEN Temporal Variations · 2 Insect Pieces CARTER Quintet for Piano & Winds Elmar Schmid, Radovan Vlatković, Klaus Thunemann HOLLIGER Quintet for Piano & 4 Wind Players Elmar Schmid, Radovan Vlatković, Klaus Thunemann CDs 75–78 MOZART (on Mozart’s instruments) Piano Sonatas 16 & 17 · Fantasia K.475 Andante K.616· Gigue in G K.574 · Minuet K.355 · Rondos K. 485 & 511 Violin Sonatas 21, 27, 32 · Variations K.360 Yuuko Shiokawa Four-hands Sonatas K. 497 & 501 · Adagio and Allegro K.594 · Fantasia K.608 George Malcolm Piano Quartets 1 & 2 Yuuko Shiokawa, Erich Höbarth, Miklós Perényi