Rudolf Serkin

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Rudolf Serkin (March 28, 1903 – May 8, 1991) was a Bohemian-born pianist. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest Beethoven interpreters of the twentieth century.

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1968 Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor Brahms; Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell, Rudolf Serkin 1
1981 Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor" Beethoven; Rudolf Serkin, Seiji Ozawa, Boston Symphony Orchestra 2
1983 The Cello Sonatas Johannes Brahms; Mstislav Rostropovich, Rudolf Serkin 1
1985 Piano Concertos Nos. 2 and 4 Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Serkin, Seiji Ozawa, Boston Symphony Orchestra 1
1986 CBS Great Performances, Volume 18: Sonatas Moonlight / Pathetique / Appassionata Ludwig van Beethoven; Rudolf Serkin 1
1986 Reger: Bach Variations / Haydn: Piano Sonata in C major Rudolf Serkin 1
1987 "Trout" Quintet in A major for Piano and Strings Franz Schubert; Serkin, Laredo, Naegele, Parnas, Levine 1
1988 Piano Concertos 1 & 3 Beethoven; Rudolf Serkin 1
2003 Piano Trio no. 2 / Fantasia in C major Franz Schubert; Rudolf Serkin, Adolf Busch, Hermann Busch 1
2003 Three Favorite Sonatas - Masterworks Expanded Edition (Moonlight, Pathétique, Appassionata and Les Adieux) Beethoven; Rudolf Serkin 1
2004 Sonate D. 959 / Four Impromptus D. 935 Franz Schubert; Rudolf Serkin 1
2004 Schubert: Musical Moments / Schumann: Piano Concerto Schubert, Schumann; Rudolf Serkin 1
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major Brahms; Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell, Rudolf Serkin 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1990 Piano Quartet no. 1 in G minor / Piano Quartet no. 2 in A Compilation Brahms; Pro Arte String Quartet, Artur Rubinstein / Busch String Quartet, Rudolf Serkin 1
1990 The Four Piano Concertos / Capriccio Brillante Compilation Felix Mendelssohn; The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy, Gold, Fizdale & Rudolf Serkin 1
1991 Grieg: Piano Concerto / Schumann: Piano Concerto Compilation Eugene Ormandy, Robert Schumann; Philippe Entremont, Rudolf Serkin, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy 1
1992 Références: Violinsonaten, Opp. 78, 100 / Horntrio, Op. 40 Compilation Johannes Brahms; Adolf Busch, Rudolf Serkin, Aubrey Brain 1
1992 Missa Solemnis / Choral Fantasy / Theresia Mass Compilation Beethoven, Haydn; Leonard Bernstein, Rudolf Serkin, New York Philharmonic, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra 1
1992 Piano Concertos no. 3 & no. 5 "Emperor" Compilation Beethoven; New York Philharmonic, Leonard Bernstein, Rudolf Serkin 1
1999 Great Pianists of the 20th Century, Volume 90: Rudolf Serkin Compilation Beethoven, Mozart; Rudolf Serkin 1
2002 Piano Concertos nos. 1, 2 / Violin Concerto, op. 64 Compilation Felix Mendelssohn; Rudolf Serkin, Isaac Stern 2
2013 Piano Concertos nos. 23 & 24 Compilation Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Rudolf Serkin, London Symphony Orchestra, Claudio Abbado 1
Piano Concertos No. 1, No. 2 Compilation Brahms; Cleveland Orchestra, George Szell, Rudolf Serkin 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2006 BBC Legends: Bach / Reger / Beethoven Live Bach, Reger, Beethoven; Serkin 1

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