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Great Pianists: Gulda, Backhaus, Serkin, Cherkassky, Berman, Gilels, Anda, Małcużyński, Cziffra, Canino [10CDs] (2005)

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Great Pianists: Gulda, Backhaus, Serkin, Cherkassky, Berman, Gilels, Anda, Małcużyński, Cziffra, Canino [10CDs] (2005)

Great Pianists: Gulda, Backhaus, Serkin, Cherkassky, Berman, Gilels, Anda, Małcużyński, Cziffra, Canino [10CDs] (2005)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 2,63 Gb | Total time: 12:16:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Documents | # 224095 | Recorded: 1953-1993

This 10 CD set offers 11 live recitals given by 10 famous pianists in Switzerland from 1953 to 1993. Each pianist is credited by a single CD. Only Backhaus CD contains fragments from two different programs (1953 and 1960), all the other pianists are represented by a single program.

Shura Cherkassky plays Cesar Franck, Edvard Grieg, Olivier Messiaen, Sergei Rachmaninov (1987)

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Shura Cherkassky plays Cesar Franck, Edvard Grieg, Olivier Messiaen, Sergei Rachmaninov (1987)

Shura Cherkassky plays Cesar Franck, Edvard Grieg, Olivier Messiaen, Sergei Rachmaninov (1987)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Nimbus | # NI 5090 | Time: 01:01:51

This is the first of two selections displaying the variety and panache of typical Cherkassky programme. The artist embraces renowned keyboard classics such as Franck's Prelude, Chorale and Fugue and Grieg's Sonata in E minor, Op. 7, with same technical prowess and abandon as he applies to modern masterpieces such as Messiaen's Ile de feu.

Shura Cherkassky plays Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2011) [Re-Up]

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Shura Cherkassky plays Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2011) [Re-Up]

Shura Cherkassky plays Rachmaninov, Prokofiev, Stravinsky (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 321 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 182 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Ica Classics | # ICAC 5020 | Time: 01:16:28

Shura Cherkassky (1909-1995) was one of the greatest piano virtuosos of his time having studied under the legendary Josef Hofmann. This WDR studio broadcast sourced from the original master tapes has Cherkassky playing Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini from 1970 in superb stereo. He recorded the Rhapsody only once in 1953 for EMI in mono but it has never been issued on CD so this taping is exceptionally important and adds a major work to Cherkassky’s large discography. Prokofiev’s wartime Piano Sonata No.7 was never recorded commercially by Cherkassky so this is another addition to his discography sourced from WDR’s original master tapes. It was recorded in 1951 when Cherkassky was fast becoming a star in Germany. The three scenes from Stravinsky’s Petruschka was a favourite virtuoso work for Cherkassky and this 1951 recording shows him at his most brilliant, sourced from WDR’s original master tapes. Three encores have been added from 1951 and 1953 (not sourced from WDR) which again showcase Cherkassky’s incredible technique during the early period of his career in Germany.