Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach

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Born: 21 June 1732 — Leipzig — Germany
Died: 26 January 1795 — Bückeburg — Germany
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was the son of J.S. Bach and was also a composer. This site is good
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[details ←] Die Pilgrime auf Golgatha, viola, horn, violin, oboe, french horn, flute, , choral, vocal,
[details ←] Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Wake, o wake and hear the voices), horn, organ, french horn, vocal, , choral, vocal,
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[details ←] Ich lieg und schlafe (I lie and slumber, still and peaceful), horn, organ, french horn, , choral, vocal,
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Great Pianists of the 20th Century - Selections from the definitive collection [Sampler]
Classical Music : Great Pianists of the 20th Century - Selections from the definitive collection [Sampler]
from: Polygram Records Philips

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  • Great Pianists of the 20th Century - Selections from the definitive collection [Sampler] Fryderyk Chopin (Composer), Johannes Brahms (Composer), Franz Liszt (Composer), Anton Rubinstein (Composer), Franz Joseph Haydn (Composer), Anton Stepanovich Arensky (Composer), Jean-Philippe Rameau (Composer), Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky (Composer), Claude Debussy (Composer), Franz Schubert (Composer), Andrei Gavrilov (Performer), Walter Gieseking (Performer), Emil Grigoryevich Gilels (Performer), Friedrich Gulda (Performer) | Format: Audio CD
  • Product Details Performer: Andrei Gavrilov, Walter Gieseking, Emil Grigoryevich Gilels, Friedrich Gulda Composer: Fryderyk Chopin, Johannes Brahms, Franz Liszt, Anton Rubinstein, Franz Joseph Haydn, et al. Audio CD (December 28, 1998) Number of Discs: 2 Label: Polygram Records Philips ASIN: B00000DI3I Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews) Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,420 in Music (See Top 100 in Music) #33 in Music > Classical > Forms & Genres > Short Forms > Nocturnes #88 in Music > Classical > Forms & Genres > Preludes #92 in Music > Classical > Ballets & Dances > Waltzes Did we miss any relevant features for this product? Tell us what we missed. Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price? Track Listings
  • Disc: 1 1. Waltz In G Flat, Op. 70 No. 1 2. Predule In B Flat Minor, Op. 28 No. 16 3. 'Paganini' Variations, Op. 35, Book 1: Variations 13 & 14 4. Transcendental Etude No. 5 In B Flat 'Feux follets' (excerpt) 5. Etude In G Sharp Minor, Op. 25 No. 2 6. 'Annees de pelerinage' II: Sonetto 47 del petrarca 7. Etude In C, Op. 23 No. 2 'Staccato' (excerpt) 8. Sonata In D, Hob. XVI: 42 (Finale) 9. Suite No. 2 'Silhouettes: Coquette 10. Pieces de Clavecin: Le rappel des oiseaux See all 33 tracks on this disc Disc: 2 1. 'Iberia,' Book I (excerpt): Evocation 2. Hungarian Dance No. 1 In G Minor 3. Fantasies, Op. 116: Intermezzo In E 4. Etude Op. 2 No. 3 5. Lyrical Pieces, Op. 43: To The Spring 6. Intermezzo In C, Op. 119 No. 3 7. El Pelele (excerpt) 8. Etude In G Sharp Minor, Op. 26 No. 6 'Double-thirds' 9. Waltz In C Sharp, Op. 39 No. 6 10. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Gluckes genu
  • Editorial Reviews Amazon.com Philips' 100-volume Great Pianists of the 20th Century series is one of the most ambitious projects ever put together by a record company. For all the debate that will surely ensue over who was chosen and who was passed over, it's obvious that careful, loving attention has gone into the selection of content for the happy 72 to be admitted to this special pantheon (certain especially significant pianists are allotted two or even three volumes, such as Vladimir Horowitz). Each of the handsomely designed, sepia-tinted volumes--adorned with a black and white photo--contains two CDs and a thoughtful essay on the artist in question. Prospective buyers should be aware that this sampler volume offers only short vignettes (averaging between two and three minutes), along with a thumbnail sketch, for each pianist. Still, it's a smorgasbord of morsels that allow you to taste some of the major trends in philosophy and approach to the instrument throughout the century (and reaching well back into the 19th), and the overlap of repertory permits some fascinating quick comparisons as style and technique have evolved. Delve into some of the artists in the series--say Alfred Brendel or Martha Argerich--and trace in greater depth the piano's identity crisis. Is it, for example, a resonantly string-like instrument ideal for pastel shadings or a steely, percussive machine meant to express the hardness of the 20th century? There are countless discoveries to be made here, both for the connoisseur and for anyone taking the first step into getting acquainted with great keyboard artistry. --Thomas May
  • Most Helpful Customer Reviews 14 of 14 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars Get This CD! A really great deal and intro to this series! February 28, 1999 By A Customer Format:Audio CD Even if you have many of the releases involved in this mammoth series, this TWO cd sampler set is a great deal for the price! All but two of the pianists are represented in this anthology. Most of these selections are under 3 minutes in length, which means about 75 performances from Paderewski to Kissin. A large booklet is included detailing the development of the piano and its music. Each pianist is then given a biography and their CDs in this series and what repertoire they play on them. Beware, though, I am now going to buy at least one of the series' issues because of this sampler, which is the mission of this entertaining anthology. Comment | Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 17 of 18 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars Unparalled Excellence (Mark G. Davis) August 1, 1999 By A Customer Format:Audio CD If you only purchase one classical piano cd in your entire life, this one should be it. All the masters, at their very best on it. If you have piano cd's, this should be part of that collection. I purchased one, almost not believing what I read on the jacket. I'm telling my friends about this one, as I'm aware of no other CD having all those piano masters - - at any price?)...

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Lamento
Classical Music : Lamento
by: Magdalena Kozena

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  • Great Pianists of the 20th Century - Selections from the definitive collection [Sampler] Fryderyk Chopin (Composer), Johannes Brahms (Composer), Franz Liszt (Composer), Anton Rubinstein (Composer), Franz Joseph Haydn (Composer), Anton Stepanovich Arensky (Composer), Jean-Philippe Rameau (Composer), Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky (Composer), Claude Debussy (Composer), Franz Schubert (Composer), Andrei Gavrilov (Performer), Walter Gieseking (Performer), Emil Grigoryevich Gilels (Performer), Friedrich Gulda (Performer) | Format: Audio CD
  • Product Details Performer: Andrei Gavrilov, Walter Gieseking, Emil Grigoryevich Gilels, Friedrich Gulda Composer: Fryderyk Chopin, Johannes Brahms, Franz Liszt, Anton Rubinstein, Franz Joseph Haydn, et al. Audio CD (December 28, 1998) Number of Discs: 2 Label: Polygram Records Philips ASIN: B00000DI3I Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews) Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,420 in Music (See Top 100 in Music) #33 in Music > Classical > Forms & Genres > Short Forms > Nocturnes #88 in Music > Classical > Forms & Genres > Preludes #92 in Music > Classical > Ballets & Dances > Waltzes Did we miss any relevant features for this product? Tell us what we missed. Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price? Track Listings
  • Disc: 1 1. Waltz In G Flat, Op. 70 No. 1 2. Predule In B Flat Minor, Op. 28 No. 16 3. 'Paganini' Variations, Op. 35, Book 1: Variations 13 & 14 4. Transcendental Etude No. 5 In B Flat 'Feux follets' (excerpt) 5. Etude In G Sharp Minor, Op. 25 No. 2 6. 'Annees de pelerinage' II: Sonetto 47 del petrarca 7. Etude In C, Op. 23 No. 2 'Staccato' (excerpt) 8. Sonata In D, Hob. XVI: 42 (Finale) 9. Suite No. 2 'Silhouettes: Coquette 10. Pieces de Clavecin: Le rappel des oiseaux See all 33 tracks on this disc Disc: 2 1. 'Iberia,' Book I (excerpt): Evocation 2. Hungarian Dance No. 1 In G Minor 3. Fantasies, Op. 116: Intermezzo In E 4. Etude Op. 2 No. 3 5. Lyrical Pieces, Op. 43: To The Spring 6. Intermezzo In C, Op. 119 No. 3 7. El Pelele (excerpt) 8. Etude In G Sharp Minor, Op. 26 No. 6 'Double-thirds' 9. Waltz In C Sharp, Op. 39 No. 6 10. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Gluckes genu
  • Editorial Reviews Amazon.com Philips' 100-volume Great Pianists of the 20th Century series is one of the most ambitious projects ever put together by a record company. For all the debate that will surely ensue over who was chosen and who was passed over, it's obvious that careful, loving attention has gone into the selection of content for the happy 72 to be admitted to this special pantheon (certain especially significant pianists are allotted two or even three volumes, such as Vladimir Horowitz). Each of the handsomely designed, sepia-tinted volumes--adorned with a black and white photo--contains two CDs and a thoughtful essay on the artist in question. Prospective buyers should be aware that this sampler volume offers only short vignettes (averaging between two and three minutes), along with a thumbnail sketch, for each pianist. Still, it's a smorgasbord of morsels that allow you to taste some of the major trends in philosophy and approach to the instrument throughout the century (and reaching well back into the 19th), and the overlap of repertory permits some fascinating quick comparisons as style and technique have evolved. Delve into some of the artists in the series--say Alfred Brendel or Martha Argerich--and trace in greater depth the piano's identity crisis. Is it, for example, a resonantly string-like instrument ideal for pastel shadings or a steely, percussive machine meant to express the hardness of the 20th century? There are countless discoveries to be made here, both for the connoisseur and for anyone taking the first step into getting acquainted with great keyboard artistry. --Thomas May
  • Most Helpful Customer Reviews 14 of 14 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars Get This CD! A really great deal and intro to this series! February 28, 1999 By A Customer Format:Audio CD Even if you have many of the releases involved in this mammoth series, this TWO cd sampler set is a great deal for the price! All but two of the pianists are represented in this anthology. Most of these selections are under 3 minutes in length, which means about 75 performances from Paderewski to Kissin. A large booklet is included detailing the development of the piano and its music. Each pianist is then given a biography and their CDs in this series and what repertoire they play on them. Beware, though, I am now going to buy at least one of the series' issues because of this sampler, which is the mission of this entertaining anthology. Comment | Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 17 of 18 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars Unparalled Excellence (Mark G. Davis) August 1, 1999 By A Customer Format:Audio CD If you only purchase one classical piano cd in your entire life, this one should be it. All the masters, at their very best on it. If you have piano cd's, this should be part of that collection. I purchased one, almost not believing what I read on the jacket. I'm telling my friends about this one, as I'm aware of no other CD having all those piano masters - - at any price?)...
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Meditation 1-10: Classical Relaxation
Classical Music : Meditation 1-10: Classical Relaxation
from: Delta

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  • Great Pianists of the 20th Century - Selections from the definitive collection [Sampler] Fryderyk Chopin (Composer), Johannes Brahms (Composer), Franz Liszt (Composer), Anton Rubinstein (Composer), Franz Joseph Haydn (Composer), Anton Stepanovich Arensky (Composer), Jean-Philippe Rameau (Composer), Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky (Composer), Claude Debussy (Composer), Franz Schubert (Composer), Andrei Gavrilov (Performer), Walter Gieseking (Performer), Emil Grigoryevich Gilels (Performer), Friedrich Gulda (Performer) | Format: Audio CD
  • Product Details Performer: Andrei Gavrilov, Walter Gieseking, Emil Grigoryevich Gilels, Friedrich Gulda Composer: Fryderyk Chopin, Johannes Brahms, Franz Liszt, Anton Rubinstein, Franz Joseph Haydn, et al. Audio CD (December 28, 1998) Number of Discs: 2 Label: Polygram Records Philips ASIN: B00000DI3I Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews) Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,420 in Music (See Top 100 in Music) #33 in Music > Classical > Forms & Genres > Short Forms > Nocturnes #88 in Music > Classical > Forms & Genres > Preludes #92 in Music > Classical > Ballets & Dances > Waltzes Did we miss any relevant features for this product? Tell us what we missed. Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price? Track Listings
  • Disc: 1 1. Waltz In G Flat, Op. 70 No. 1 2. Predule In B Flat Minor, Op. 28 No. 16 3. 'Paganini' Variations, Op. 35, Book 1: Variations 13 & 14 4. Transcendental Etude No. 5 In B Flat 'Feux follets' (excerpt) 5. Etude In G Sharp Minor, Op. 25 No. 2 6. 'Annees de pelerinage' II: Sonetto 47 del petrarca 7. Etude In C, Op. 23 No. 2 'Staccato' (excerpt) 8. Sonata In D, Hob. XVI: 42 (Finale) 9. Suite No. 2 'Silhouettes: Coquette 10. Pieces de Clavecin: Le rappel des oiseaux See all 33 tracks on this disc Disc: 2 1. 'Iberia,' Book I (excerpt): Evocation 2. Hungarian Dance No. 1 In G Minor 3. Fantasies, Op. 116: Intermezzo In E 4. Etude Op. 2 No. 3 5. Lyrical Pieces, Op. 43: To The Spring 6. Intermezzo In C, Op. 119 No. 3 7. El Pelele (excerpt) 8. Etude In G Sharp Minor, Op. 26 No. 6 'Double-thirds' 9. Waltz In C Sharp, Op. 39 No. 6 10. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Gluckes genu
  • Editorial Reviews Amazon.com Philips' 100-volume Great Pianists of the 20th Century series is one of the most ambitious projects ever put together by a record company. For all the debate that will surely ensue over who was chosen and who was passed over, it's obvious that careful, loving attention has gone into the selection of content for the happy 72 to be admitted to this special pantheon (certain especially significant pianists are allotted two or even three volumes, such as Vladimir Horowitz). Each of the handsomely designed, sepia-tinted volumes--adorned with a black and white photo--contains two CDs and a thoughtful essay on the artist in question. Prospective buyers should be aware that this sampler volume offers only short vignettes (averaging between two and three minutes), along with a thumbnail sketch, for each pianist. Still, it's a smorgasbord of morsels that allow you to taste some of the major trends in philosophy and approach to the instrument throughout the century (and reaching well back into the 19th), and the overlap of repertory permits some fascinating quick comparisons as style and technique have evolved. Delve into some of the artists in the series--say Alfred Brendel or Martha Argerich--and trace in greater depth the piano's identity crisis. Is it, for example, a resonantly string-like instrument ideal for pastel shadings or a steely, percussive machine meant to express the hardness of the 20th century? There are countless discoveries to be made here, both for the connoisseur and for anyone taking the first step into getting acquainted with great keyboard artistry. --Thomas May
  • Most Helpful Customer Reviews 14 of 14 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars Get This CD! A really great deal and intro to this series! February 28, 1999 By A Customer Format:Audio CD Even if you have many of the releases involved in this mammoth series, this TWO cd sampler set is a great deal for the price! All but two of the pianists are represented in this anthology. Most of these selections are under 3 minutes in length, which means about 75 performances from Paderewski to Kissin. A large booklet is included detailing the development of the piano and its music. Each pianist is then given a biography and their CDs in this series and what repertoire they play on them. Beware, though, I am now going to buy at least one of the series' issues because of this sampler, which is the mission of this entertaining anthology. Comment | Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 17 of 18 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars Unparalled Excellence (Mark G. Davis) August 1, 1999 By A Customer Format:Audio CD If you only purchase one classical piano cd in your entire life, this one should be it. All the masters, at their very best on it. If you have piano cd's, this should be part of that collection. I purchased one, almost not believing what I read on the jacket. I'm telling my friends about this one, as I'm aware of no other CD having all those piano masters - - at any price?)...
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Baroque Treasuries 1-10
Classical Music : Baroque Treasuries 1-10
by: Various Artists

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  • Great Pianists of the 20th Century - Selections from the definitive collection [Sampler] Fryderyk Chopin (Composer), Johannes Brahms (Composer), Franz Liszt (Composer), Anton Rubinstein (Composer), Franz Joseph Haydn (Composer), Anton Stepanovich Arensky (Composer), Jean-Philippe Rameau (Composer), Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky (Composer), Claude Debussy (Composer), Franz Schubert (Composer), Andrei Gavrilov (Performer), Walter Gieseking (Performer), Emil Grigoryevich Gilels (Performer), Friedrich Gulda (Performer) | Format: Audio CD
  • Product Details Performer: Andrei Gavrilov, Walter Gieseking, Emil Grigoryevich Gilels, Friedrich Gulda Composer: Fryderyk Chopin, Johannes Brahms, Franz Liszt, Anton Rubinstein, Franz Joseph Haydn, et al. Audio CD (December 28, 1998) Number of Discs: 2 Label: Polygram Records Philips ASIN: B00000DI3I Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews) Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,420 in Music (See Top 100 in Music) #33 in Music > Classical > Forms & Genres > Short Forms > Nocturnes #88 in Music > Classical > Forms & Genres > Preludes #92 in Music > Classical > Ballets & Dances > Waltzes Did we miss any relevant features for this product? Tell us what we missed. Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price? Track Listings
  • Disc: 1 1. Waltz In G Flat, Op. 70 No. 1 2. Predule In B Flat Minor, Op. 28 No. 16 3. 'Paganini' Variations, Op. 35, Book 1: Variations 13 & 14 4. Transcendental Etude No. 5 In B Flat 'Feux follets' (excerpt) 5. Etude In G Sharp Minor, Op. 25 No. 2 6. 'Annees de pelerinage' II: Sonetto 47 del petrarca 7. Etude In C, Op. 23 No. 2 'Staccato' (excerpt) 8. Sonata In D, Hob. XVI: 42 (Finale) 9. Suite No. 2 'Silhouettes: Coquette 10. Pieces de Clavecin: Le rappel des oiseaux See all 33 tracks on this disc Disc: 2 1. 'Iberia,' Book I (excerpt): Evocation 2. Hungarian Dance No. 1 In G Minor 3. Fantasies, Op. 116: Intermezzo In E 4. Etude Op. 2 No. 3 5. Lyrical Pieces, Op. 43: To The Spring 6. Intermezzo In C, Op. 119 No. 3 7. El Pelele (excerpt) 8. Etude In G Sharp Minor, Op. 26 No. 6 'Double-thirds' 9. Waltz In C Sharp, Op. 39 No. 6 10. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Gluckes genu
  • Editorial Reviews Amazon.com Philips' 100-volume Great Pianists of the 20th Century series is one of the most ambitious projects ever put together by a record company. For all the debate that will surely ensue over who was chosen and who was passed over, it's obvious that careful, loving attention has gone into the selection of content for the happy 72 to be admitted to this special pantheon (certain especially significant pianists are allotted two or even three volumes, such as Vladimir Horowitz). Each of the handsomely designed, sepia-tinted volumes--adorned with a black and white photo--contains two CDs and a thoughtful essay on the artist in question. Prospective buyers should be aware that this sampler volume offers only short vignettes (averaging between two and three minutes), along with a thumbnail sketch, for each pianist. Still, it's a smorgasbord of morsels that allow you to taste some of the major trends in philosophy and approach to the instrument throughout the century (and reaching well back into the 19th), and the overlap of repertory permits some fascinating quick comparisons as style and technique have evolved. Delve into some of the artists in the series--say Alfred Brendel or Martha Argerich--and trace in greater depth the piano's identity crisis. Is it, for example, a resonantly string-like instrument ideal for pastel shadings or a steely, percussive machine meant to express the hardness of the 20th century? There are countless discoveries to be made here, both for the connoisseur and for anyone taking the first step into getting acquainted with great keyboard artistry. --Thomas May
  • Most Helpful Customer Reviews 14 of 14 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars Get This CD! A really great deal and intro to this series! February 28, 1999 By A Customer Format:Audio CD Even if you have many of the releases involved in this mammoth series, this TWO cd sampler set is a great deal for the price! All but two of the pianists are represented in this anthology. Most of these selections are under 3 minutes in length, which means about 75 performances from Paderewski to Kissin. A large booklet is included detailing the development of the piano and its music. Each pianist is then given a biography and their CDs in this series and what repertoire they play on them. Beware, though, I am now going to buy at least one of the series' issues because of this sampler, which is the mission of this entertaining anthology. Comment | Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 17 of 18 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars Unparalled Excellence (Mark G. Davis) August 1, 1999 By A Customer Format:Audio CD If you only purchase one classical piano cd in your entire life, this one should be it. All the masters, at their very best on it. If you have piano cd's, this should be part of that collection. I purchased one, almost not believing what I read on the jacket. I'm telling my friends about this one, as I'm aware of no other CD having all those piano masters - - at any price?)...
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Instruments of Classical Music 1-10
Classical Music : Instruments of Classical Music 1-10
from: Delta

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  • Great Pianists of the 20th Century - Selections from the definitive collection [Sampler] Fryderyk Chopin (Composer), Johannes Brahms (Composer), Franz Liszt (Composer), Anton Rubinstein (Composer), Franz Joseph Haydn (Composer), Anton Stepanovich Arensky (Composer), Jean-Philippe Rameau (Composer), Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky (Composer), Claude Debussy (Composer), Franz Schubert (Composer), Andrei Gavrilov (Performer), Walter Gieseking (Performer), Emil Grigoryevich Gilels (Performer), Friedrich Gulda (Performer) | Format: Audio CD
  • Product Details Performer: Andrei Gavrilov, Walter Gieseking, Emil Grigoryevich Gilels, Friedrich Gulda Composer: Fryderyk Chopin, Johannes Brahms, Franz Liszt, Anton Rubinstein, Franz Joseph Haydn, et al. Audio CD (December 28, 1998) Number of Discs: 2 Label: Polygram Records Philips ASIN: B00000DI3I Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (7 customer reviews) Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,420 in Music (See Top 100 in Music) #33 in Music > Classical > Forms & Genres > Short Forms > Nocturnes #88 in Music > Classical > Forms & Genres > Preludes #92 in Music > Classical > Ballets & Dances > Waltzes Did we miss any relevant features for this product? Tell us what we missed. Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price? Track Listings
  • Disc: 1 1. Waltz In G Flat, Op. 70 No. 1 2. Predule In B Flat Minor, Op. 28 No. 16 3. 'Paganini' Variations, Op. 35, Book 1: Variations 13 & 14 4. Transcendental Etude No. 5 In B Flat 'Feux follets' (excerpt) 5. Etude In G Sharp Minor, Op. 25 No. 2 6. 'Annees de pelerinage' II: Sonetto 47 del petrarca 7. Etude In C, Op. 23 No. 2 'Staccato' (excerpt) 8. Sonata In D, Hob. XVI: 42 (Finale) 9. Suite No. 2 'Silhouettes: Coquette 10. Pieces de Clavecin: Le rappel des oiseaux See all 33 tracks on this disc Disc: 2 1. 'Iberia,' Book I (excerpt): Evocation 2. Hungarian Dance No. 1 In G Minor 3. Fantasies, Op. 116: Intermezzo In E 4. Etude Op. 2 No. 3 5. Lyrical Pieces, Op. 43: To The Spring 6. Intermezzo In C, Op. 119 No. 3 7. El Pelele (excerpt) 8. Etude In G Sharp Minor, Op. 26 No. 6 'Double-thirds' 9. Waltz In C Sharp, Op. 39 No. 6 10. Kinderszenen, Op. 15: Gluckes genu
  • Editorial Reviews Amazon.com Philips' 100-volume Great Pianists of the 20th Century series is one of the most ambitious projects ever put together by a record company. For all the debate that will surely ensue over who was chosen and who was passed over, it's obvious that careful, loving attention has gone into the selection of content for the happy 72 to be admitted to this special pantheon (certain especially significant pianists are allotted two or even three volumes, such as Vladimir Horowitz). Each of the handsomely designed, sepia-tinted volumes--adorned with a black and white photo--contains two CDs and a thoughtful essay on the artist in question. Prospective buyers should be aware that this sampler volume offers only short vignettes (averaging between two and three minutes), along with a thumbnail sketch, for each pianist. Still, it's a smorgasbord of morsels that allow you to taste some of the major trends in philosophy and approach to the instrument throughout the century (and reaching well back into the 19th), and the overlap of repertory permits some fascinating quick comparisons as style and technique have evolved. Delve into some of the artists in the series--say Alfred Brendel or Martha Argerich--and trace in greater depth the piano's identity crisis. Is it, for example, a resonantly string-like instrument ideal for pastel shadings or a steely, percussive machine meant to express the hardness of the 20th century? There are countless discoveries to be made here, both for the connoisseur and for anyone taking the first step into getting acquainted with great keyboard artistry. --Thomas May
  • Most Helpful Customer Reviews 14 of 14 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars Get This CD! A really great deal and intro to this series! February 28, 1999 By A Customer Format:Audio CD Even if you have many of the releases involved in this mammoth series, this TWO cd sampler set is a great deal for the price! All but two of the pianists are represented in this anthology. Most of these selections are under 3 minutes in length, which means about 75 performances from Paderewski to Kissin. A large booklet is included detailing the development of the piano and its music. Each pianist is then given a biography and their CDs in this series and what repertoire they play on them. Beware, though, I am now going to buy at least one of the series' issues because of this sampler, which is the mission of this entertaining anthology. Comment | Was this review helpful to you? Yes No 17 of 18 people found the following review helpful 5.0 out of 5 stars Unparalled Excellence (Mark G. Davis) August 1, 1999 By A Customer Format:Audio CD If you only purchase one classical piano cd in your entire life, this one should be it. All the masters, at their very best on it. If you have piano cd's, this should be part of that collection. I purchased one, almost not believing what I read on the jacket. I'm telling my friends about this one, as I'm aware of no other CD having all those piano masters - - at any price?)...
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