Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Piano Sonata in C minor, op. 13 "Pathétique": I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brio
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:09
2 Piano Sonata in C minor, op. 13 "Pathétique": II. Adagio cantabile
Ludwig van Beethoven 4:47
3 Piano Sonata in C minor, op. 13 "Pathétique": III. Rondo. Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 4:33
4 Piano Sonata in D minor, op. 31 no. 2 "Tempest": I. Largo - Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 8:05
5 Piano Sonata in D minor, op. 31 no. 2 "Tempest": II. Adagio
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:11
6 Piano Sonata in D minor, op. 31 no. 2 "Tempest": III. Allegretto
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:22
7 Piano Sonata in E-flat, op. 81a "Les adieux": I. Das Lebewohl. Adagio - Allegro
Ludwig van Beethoven 6:38
8 Piano Sonata in E-flat, op. 81a "Les adieux": II. Abwesenheit. Andante espressivo - III. Das Wiedersehn. Vivacissimamente
Ludwig van Beethoven 9:15
9 Piano Sonata in C minor, op. 111: I. Maestoso - Allegro con brio ed appassionato
Ludwig van Beethoven 8:08
10 Piano Sonata in C minor, op. 111: II. Arietta. Adagio molto semplice e cantabile
Ludwig van Beethoven 13:57
CD 2
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Piano Sonata in G, op. 79: I. Presto alla tedesca
Ludwig van Beethoven 4:08
2 Piano Sonata in G, op. 79: II. Andante
Ludwig van Beethoven 2:51
3 Piano Sonata in G, op. 79: III. Vivace
Ludwig van Beethoven 1:48
4 Impromptu in E-flat, D. 899 no. 2: Allegro molto moderato
Franz Schubert 4:19
5 Fantasiestücke, op. 12: no. 3: Warum?
Robert Schumann 2:55
6 Soirées de Vienne: Valse-Caprice no. 6, S. 427
Franz Liszt 6:41
7 Etude in F minor, op. 25 no. 2
Fryderyk Chopin 1:42
8 Klavierstücke, op. 119: no. 3: Intermezzo in C
Johannes Brahms 1:33
9 Piano Concerto no. 2 in B-flat, op. 83: I. Allegro non troppo
Johannes Brahms 16:38
10 Piano Concerto no. 2 in B-flat, op. 83: II. Allegro appassionato
Johannes Brahms 8:17
11 Piano Concerto no. 2 in B-flat, op. 83: III. Andante - Più adagio
Johannes Brahms 11:40
12 Piano Concerto no. 2 in B-flat, op. 83: IV. Allegretto grazioso - Un poco più presto
Johannes Brahms 9:51

Credits

CD 1

piano:
Wilhelm Backhaus (pianist) (1954-03) (tracks 1–10)
composer:
Ludwig van Beethoven (1798) (tracks 1–3)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1801 – 1802) (tracks 4–6)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1809 – 1810) (tracks 7–8, 8)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1821 – 1822) (tracks 9–10)
arrangements:
is the basis for:
Concerto (track 2)
Great Expectations (track 2)
Interludio (track 2)
Overture (track 1)
This Night (track 2)
part of:
Sonata for Piano no. 32 in C minor, op. 111 (movement) (tracks 9–10)
recording of:
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on Romance (track 2)

CD 2

piano:
Wilhelm Backhaus (pianist) (1952-05-25 – 1952-05-26) (tracks 9–12)
Wilhelm Backhaus (pianist) (1954) (track 7)
Wilhelm Backhaus (pianist) (1954-03) (tracks 1–3)
Wilhelm Backhaus (pianist) (1956) (tracks 4–6, 8)
composer:
Fryderyk Chopin (composer) (track 7)
Franz Liszt (track 6)
Robert Schumann (German classical composer) (– 1837-07) (track 5)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1809) (tracks 1–3)
Franz Schubert (Austrian composer Franz Peter Schubert) (1827) (track 4)
Johannes Brahms (1878 – 1881) (tracks 9–12)
Johannes Brahms (1893) (track 8)
conductor:
Carl Schuricht (1952-05-25 – 1952-05-26) (tracks 9–12)
engineer:
Cyril Windebank (1952-05-25 – 1952-05-26) (tracks 9–12)
orchestra:
Wiener Philharmoniker (1952-05-25 – 1952-05-26) (tracks 9–12)
producer:
Victor Olof (tracks 9–12)
recorded at:
Wiener Musikverein: Großer Musikvereinssaal in Wien, Austria (1952-05-25 – 1952-05-26) (tracks 9–12)
arrangements:
Impromptu in E-flat major, S. 565b no. 1 (edited by Liszt) (track 4)
Study for the Left Hand, Anh. IV/2: Impromptu in E-flat major (arr. of Franz Schubert's Impromptu D. 899 no. 2) (track 4)
has revision:
Valse-caprice no. 6, S.427/6a (second version, for Sophie Menter) (track 6)
Valse-caprice no. 6, S.427/6b (third version) (track 6)
part of:
Études, op. 25 (track 7)
recording of:

Release

part of: Great Pianists of the 20th Century (Philips 1998) (number: 08)
ASIN: UK: B00000DBU5 [info]