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STRAUSS, R.: Burleske / SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A Minor / Carnaval (Arrau) (1939-46)

Composer(s)Schumann, RobertStrauss, Richard
Period(s) 20th CenturyRomantic
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosInstrumentalOrchestral
Catalogue 8.111265
Label Naxos Historical
Quality   320kbps
  Booklet / liner notes available

This third Naxos volume of Claudio Arrau’s recordings from the 1930s and 1940s includes two performances set down in an incredibly short period of time. Richard Strauss’s Burleske was recorded at a morning session on 13th April 1946 at Orchestra Hall in Chicago, followed immediately by Weber’s Konzertstück (Naxos 8.111263). The 1944 recording of Schumann’s Piano Concerto was recorded in one session of one hour and 45 minutes, with the first side of the second movement and both sides of the last movement done in single takes. The 1939 recording of Schumann’s Carnaval is one of Arrau’s finest recordings. A contemporary reviewer stated that, ‘This magnificent recording shows convincingly that Carnaval is one of


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Work/Track Title Time
STRAUSS, R.: Burleske / SCHUMANN: Piano Concerto in A Minor / Carnaval (Arrau) (1939-46) 1:14:09   
  Burleske in D Minor, TrV 145 18:32       
  Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54          
      I. Allegro affettuoso 15:05       
      II. Intermezzo: Andantino grazioso 5:17       
      III. Allegro vivace 10:11       
  Carnaval, Op. 9          
      I. Preambule 2:14       
      II. Pierrot 1:00       
      III. Arlequin 0:35       
      IV. Valse noble 1:06       
      V. Eusebius 2:04       
      VI. Florestan 0:50       
      VII. Coquette 0:57       
      VIII. Replique - Sphinxes 0:53       
      IX. Papillons 0:40       
      X. A.S.C.H. - S.C.H.A. (Lettres dansantes) 0:47       
      XI. Chiarina 0:45       
      XII. Chopin 1:24       
      XIII. Estrella 0:32       
      XIV. Reconnaissance 1:48       
      XV. Pantalon et Colombine 0:53       
      XVI. Valse allemande 0:31       
      Intermezzo: Paganini 1:04       
      XVII. Aveu 1:00       
      XVIII. Promenade 2:10       
      XIX. Pause 0:16       
      XX. Marche des Davidsbundler contre les Philistins 3:35       
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