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Virtuoso – Pianists of the Sydney International Piano Competition (1992-2016) (11CD)

Described by The Australian as ‘a boon for lovers of the piano and those keeping an ear on exciting musical talent’, the Sydney International Piano Competition (The Sydney) has become a fixture on the classical music landscape. This unique retrospective chronicles more than 100 fascinating performances. They were recorded by 77 pianists during seven events over two decades (1992–2016).

Over its 14 hours, the eleven CDs in this Limited Edition encompass music by more than 55 composers from Agnew to Zaderetsky and the anthology is categorised in seven themes: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Twentieth Century, Transcriptions & Encores, Australian Piano Music and Piano Concertos. Anyone who has followed The Sydney will recognize the excitement, the fever pitch as this great quadrennial festival of pianism heads towards the final rounds.

The booklet includes full recording details, and introduction by The Sydney’s chairman Virginia Braden, and notes by Piers Lane (Artistic Director of The Sydney), and Cyrus Meher-Homji, who initiated a long-running series of recordings from The Sydney from 1992 onwards and curated this boxed set.

TRACK LIST

CD 1: BAROQUE
J.S. Bach · Scarlatti · Handel · Bach/Busoni

CD 2
Beethoven · Haydn · Mozart · Schubert

CDs 3–4: THE ROMANTICS
Brahms · Chopin · Granados · Liszt · Mendelssohn · Rachmaninov · Schumann · Taneyev

CDs 5–7: THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
Berg · Copland · Debussy · Fábregas · Ginastera · Kaputsin · Ligeti · Menotti · Poulenc · Prokofiev · Ravel · Scriabin · Shchedrin · Shostakovich · Sibelius · Stravinsky · Zaderatsky

CD 8: TRANSCRIPTIONS & ENCORES

Balakirev · Gluck/Sgambati · J. Strauss/Schulz-Evler · Liszt · Macdowell · Mendelssohn/Rachmaninov · Paganini/Liszt · Rimsky-Korsakov/Rachmaninov · Schubert/Liszt · Schumann/Liszt · Sancan · R. Strauss/Grainger · Tchaikovsky/Grainger · Tchaikovsky/Pletnev · Wagner/Liszt · Weber

CD 9: AUSTRALIAN PIANO MUSIC
Agnew · Benjamin · Carr-Boyd · Dean · Ford · Hair · Kats-Chernin · Kerry · Sculthorpe · Smalley · Vine

CDs 10–11: PIANO CONCERTOS
Liszt · Rachmaninov · Prokofiev

ARTISTS
Albright · Arimori · Bogdanov · Bolla · Broberg · Cazal · John Chen · Moye Chen · Cominati · Cyba · Del Pino · Deng · Fung · Fushiki · Gifford · Gillham · Gortler · Goto · Gough · Grigortsevich · Gugnin · Ham · Hill · Janssen · Joamets · Jurinic · Kameneva · Khairutdinov · Kim · Kitamura · Kolesova · Kolomiitseva · Jianing Kong · Xiang-Dong Kong · Kudo · Kurbatov · Kuzmin · Lakissova · Lee · Leske · Li · Liu · Lopatynskiy · Malikova · Malmgren · Masliouk · Melnikov · O’Callaghan · Owen · Pegoraro · Rashkovsky · Samoschko · Samossoueva · Sato · Scott · Shamray · Sim · Soo Rhee · Takada · Takao ·
Tarasevich-Nikolaev · Tarasov · Tsvetkov · Uehara · Ukhanov · Urassin · Vetruccio · Volodin · Wallisch · Wisniewski · Wright · Xie · Yemtsov · Young · Yu · Zabaleta · Zheng

Sydney Symphony Orchestra / Eduard Tchivzhel · János Fürst