Robert Casadesus (1899-1972) is today almost considered an American pianist - he based himself there from the Second World War onwards and he is known today through the huge number of recordings he made for US Columbia from 1940 until his death, but as a musician and pianist he was French to the core. He had studied at the Paris conservatoire with Isidor Philipp and Louis Diémer and his combination of immaculate technique, a light and brilliant touch and the refined elegance of his interpretations reveal why he was considered one of the greatest French pianists of the century. Casadesus began his recording career for French Columbia in 1928 and all his recordings for that label, until he left for the USA, are included here for the first time. Particularly noteworthy is a previously unpublished studio recording of Mozart's 'Coronation' concerto. He excelled in Mozart and Chopin and in French repertoire and all are well-represented in this collection. There are also noteworthy chamber collaborations in the Debussy cello sonata and Fauré Piano Quartet.
Robert Casadesus (1899-1972) is today almost considered an American pianist - he based himself there from the Second World War onwards and he is known today through the huge number of recordings he made for US Columbia from 1940 until his death, but as a musician and pianist he was French to the core. He had studied at the Paris conservatoire with Isidor Philipp and Louis Diémer and his combination of immaculate technique, a light and brilliant touch and the refined elegance of his interpretations reveal why he was considered one of the greatest French pianists of the century. Casadesus began his recording career for French Columbia in 1928 and all his recordings for that label, until he left for the USA, are included here for the first time. Particularly noteworthy is a previously unpublished studio recording of Mozart's 'Coronation' concerto. He excelled in Mozart and Chopin and in French repertoire and all are well-represented in this collection. There are also noteworthy chamber collaborations in the Debussy cello sonata and Fauré Piano Quartet.
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Complete French Columbia / Various (Box) (4pk)
Artist: ROBERT CASADESUS
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1. Keyboard Sonata In D Major, Kk. 430, L. 463
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2. Keyboard Sonata In A Major, Kk. 533, L. 395
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3. Keyboard Sonata In D Major, Kk. 23, L. 411
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4. Keyboard Sonata In B Minor, Kk. 377. L. 263
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5. Keyboard Sonata In D Major, Kk. 96, L. 465
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6. Keyboard Sonata In D Minor, Kk. 9, L. 413
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7. Keyboard Sonata In G Major, Kk. 125, L. 487
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8. Keyboard Sonata In B Minor, Kk. 27. L. 449
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9. Keyboard Sonata In G Major, Kk. 14, L. 387
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10. Keyboard Sonata In E Minor, Kk. 198, L. 22
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11. Keyboard Sonata In G Major, Kk. 13, L. 486
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12. Piano Concerto No. 24 In C Minor, K. 491: I. Allegro
13. Piano Concerto No. 24 In C Minor, K. 491: II. Larghetto
14. Piano Concerto No. 24 In C Minor, K. 491: III. Allegretto
15. Piano Concerto No. 26 In D Major, K. 537 "Coronation": I. Allegro
16. Piano Concerto No. 26 In D Major, K. 537 "Coronation": II. Larghetto (Excerpts)
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17. Piano Concerto No. 26 In D Major, K. 537 "Coronation": III. Allegretto
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1. Rondo In D Major, K. 485
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2. Piano Sonata No. 26 In E-Flat Major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux": I. Das Lebewohl. Adagio - Allegro
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3. Piano Sonata No. 26 In E-Flat Major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux": II. Abwesenheit. Andante Espressivo
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4. Piano Sonata No. 26 In E-Flat Major, Op. 81a "Les Adieux": III. Das Wiedersehen. Vivacissimamente
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5. Piano Sonata In A Major, Op. Posth. 120, D. 664: I. Allegro Moderato
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6. Piano Sonata In A Major, Op. Posth. 120, D. 664: II. Andante
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7. Piano Sonata In A Major, Op. Posth. 120, D. 664: III. Allegro
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8. 12 German Dances, Op. 171, D. 790: Nos. 1, 3-8 & 11
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9. Konzertstück In F Minor, Op. 79, J. 282
10. Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13: Theme. Andante
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11. Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13: No. 1, Var. 1
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12. Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13: No. 2, Var. 2
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13. Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13: No. 3, Vivace
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14. Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13: No. 4, Var. 3
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15. Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13: No. 5, Var. 4
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16. Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13: No. 6, Var. 5
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17. Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13: No. 7, Var. 6
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18. Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13: No. 8, Var. 7
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19. Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13: No. 9, Presto Possible
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20. Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13: No. 10, Var. 8
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21. Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13: No. 11, Var. 9
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22. Symphonic Etudes, Op. 13: No. 10, Finale. Alegro Brillante
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23. Waldszenen, Op. 82: No. 7, Vogel Als Prophet
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1. Ballade No. 1 In G Minor, Op. 23
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2. Ballade No. 2 In F Major, Op. 38
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3. Ballade No. 3 In A-Flat Major, Op. 47
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4. Ballade No. 4 In F Minor, Op. 52
5. Mazurka In A Minor, Op. 17 No. 4
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6. Impromptu In C Major
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7. 10 Pièces Pittoresques: No. 10, Scherzo-Valse
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8. Prélude In D Minor, Op. 103 No. 5
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9. Impromptu No. 5 In F-Sharp Minor, Op. 102
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10. Piano Quartet No. 1 In C Minor, Op. 15: I. Allegro Molto Moderato
11. Piano Quartet No. 1 In C Minor, Op. 15: II. Scherzo. Allegro Vivo
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12. Piano Quartet No. 1 In C Minor, Op. 15: III. Adagio
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13. Piano Quartet No. 1 In C Minor, Op. 15: IV. Allegro Molto
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1. Cerdaña: No. 5, Le Retour Des Muletiers
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2. Cello Sonata, L. 135: I. Prologue. Lent
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3. Cello Sonata, L. 135: II. Sérénade. Modérément Animé
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4. Cello Sonata, L. 135: III. Final. Animé, Léger Et Nerveux
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5. Epiphanie (Excerpt) [Arr. For Cello & Piano]
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6. Jeux D'eau In E Major, M. 30
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7. Mon Lac
8. Flute Sonata, Op. 18: I. Allegro Moderato
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9. Flute Sonata, Op. 18: II. Andante
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10. Flute Sonata, Op. 18: III. Molto Vivo
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Robert Casadesus (1899-1972) is today almost considered an American pianist - he based himself there from the Second World War onwards and he is known today through the huge number of recordings he made for US Columbia from 1940 until his death, but as a musician and pianist he was French to the core. He had studied at the Paris conservatoire with Isidor Philipp and Louis Diémer and his combination of immaculate technique, a light and brilliant touch and the refined elegance of his interpretations reveal why he was considered one of the greatest French pianists of the century. Casadesus began his recording career for French Columbia in 1928 and all his recordings for that label, until he left for the USA, are included here for the first time. Particularly noteworthy is a previously unpublished studio recording of Mozart's 'Coronation' concerto. He excelled in Mozart and Chopin and in French repertoire and all are well-represented in this collection. There are also noteworthy chamber collaborations in the Debussy cello sonata and Fauré Piano Quartet.