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ROBERT CASADESUS: PIANIST OF ELEGANCE - THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA ALBUM COLLECTION (65 CDS)
ROBERT CASADESUS: PIANIST OF ELEGANCE - THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA ALBUM COLLECTION (65 CDS)

ROBERT CASADESUS: PIANIST OF ELEGANCE - THE COMPLETE COLUMBIA ALBUM COLLECTION (65 CDS)

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"You have to be a composer yourself to understand the music of others so well," said Maurice Ravel of Robert Casadesus, the great French pianist-composer. This prolific recording artist is the subject of a major new release: Robert Casadesus - The Complete Columbia Album Collection. 65 albums honor Casadesus's substantial legacy, with numerous albums - including recordings from as early as 1940 - reissued by Sony on modern technology for the very first time. Casadesus's close association with Ravel began in 1922, when the composer invited him to record piano rolls of his music and collaborate in performance. His recording of the complete solo piano works dates from 1952, and is complemented by additional Ravel recordings made both earlier and later, including two recordings of the Concerto for Left Hand with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra. Casadesus also recorded most of Debussy's solo piano works with great success, as well as works by compatriots including Franck, Saint-Saëns, Satie, d'Indy, Chabrier and Fauré. His Mozart was especially renowned. Solo recordings complement numerous concerto readings, many made with Ormandy, George Szell and Charles Munch, and a 1951 recording of the B-flat major Piano Concerto No. 27 with the New York Philharmonic and John Barbirolli is here given it's first Sony release. Beethoven is also well represented, with sonatas including the "Moonlight", "Appassionata" and op. 110 as well as the First and Fourth Concertos with Eduard van Beinum and the Concertgebouw Orchestra. But Casadesus's repertoire was much broader. His many Schumann recordings include Waldszenen, the Symphonic Etudes, Carnaval and the Fantasia in C - most of these recorded several times - and Dichterliebe with Pierre Bernac; and his Chopin Ballades are also reissued here, alongside the Sonatas Nos. 2 and 3. One of Casadesus's most important musical partnerships was with violinist Zino Francescatti, with whom he recorded the newly remastered Beethoven sonatas. The pair also recorded Ravel miniatures, Fauré, Franck and Debussy sonatas, Chausson's Concert for solo violin and piano quintet, Bach's A major sonata, and the three sonatas of Brahms. Casadesus's other frequent collaborator was his wife, Gaby Casadesus. Again they perform some of Casadesus's own music, as well as pieces by numerous French composers including Ravel contemporary Florent Schmitt, plus Schubert and Bartók. Other compositions by Casadesus include his Nonet and Sextet for chamber ensembles, and concertos for one and two pianos.

Disc 1:
2 Ravel: Sonatine, M. 40 (Remastered) [1940]
3 Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, M. 68: V. Menuet (Remastered) [1940]
4 Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 18 in D Major, K. 576, "Trumpet Sonata" (Remastered)
5 Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 12 in F Major, K. 332 (Remastered)
6 Debussy: Petite Suite, L. 65 (Remastered) [1940]
7 Ravel: Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales, M. 61 (Remastered) [1940]


8 Disc 2:
9 Mozart: Menuett in D Major, K.355/576B (Remastered)
10 Mozart: Gigue in G Major, K. 574 (Remastered)
11 Milhaud: Le Bal Martiniquais, Op. 249 (Remastered)
12 Ravel: Berceuse Sur Le Nom de Gabriel Fauré, M. 74 (Remastered)
13 Chopin: Mazurka No. 13 in a Minor, Op. 17, No. 4 (Remastered)
14 Mozart: Violin Sonata in E-Flat Major, K. 481 (Remastered)
15 Schumann: Waldszenen, Op. 82 (Remastered) [1950]
16 Schumann: 3 Romanzen, Op. 28: II. Einfach (Remastered)


17 Disc 3:
18 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58 (Remastered) [1947]
19 Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, M. 82 [1947]


20 Disc 4:
21 Franck: Violin Sonata in a Major, FWV 8
22 Debussy: Violin Sonata, L. 140


23 Disc 5:
24 Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 4 in C minor, Op. 44 (Remastered) [1945]
25 Satie: 3 Morceaux en Forme de Poire, Ies 38 (Remastered) [1946]


26 Disc 6:
27 D'indy: Symphonie Sur Un Chant Montagnard Français, Op. 25 (Remastered) [1948]
28 Franck: Variations Symphoniques, FWV 46 (Remastered) [1949]


29 Disc 7:
30 Casadesus: Danses Mediterranéennes, Op. 36 (1944)
31 Chabrier: 3 Valses Romantiques, Iec 39 (Remastered)
32 Fauré: Dolly Suite, Op. 56 [1951]
33 Fauré: Nocturne No. 7 in C-Sharp minor, Op. 74 (Remastered)
34 Fauré: Barcarolle No. 5 in F-Sharp minor, Op. 66 (Remastered)
35 Fauré: Impromptu No. 5 in F-Sharp minor, Op. 102 (Remastered)


36 Disc 8:
37 Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9, Op. 47 "Kreutzer" (Remastered) [1949]
38 Casadesus: Sonata No. 2 in a Major for Violin and Piano, Op. 34


39 Disc 9:
40 Schumann: Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13 (Remastered)
41 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-Flat Major, Op. 110


42 Disc 10:
43 Bach: Concerto for 3 Keyboards in D minor, BWV 1063 (Remastered) [1950]
44 Bach: French Suite No. 6 in E Major, BWV 817
45 Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48


46 Disc 11:
47 Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 12 No. 3 (Remastered) [1950]
48 Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 4, Op. 23 (Remastered) [1950]


49 Disc 12:
50 Ravel: Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte, M. 19
51 Ravel: À la Manière de Chabrier, M. 63/2
52 Ravel: À la Manière de Borodine, M. 63/1
53 Ravel: Sonatine, M. 40 [1951]
54 Ravel: Miroirs, M. 43 [1951]


55 Disc 13:
56 Ravel: Ma Mère L'oye, M. 60
57 Ravel: Habanera from "Sites Auriculaires"
58 Ravel: Jeux D'eau, M. 30
59 Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit, M. 55
60 Ravel: Menuet Antique, M. 7


61 Disc 14:
62 Ravel: Le Tombeau de Couperin, M. 68 [1951]
63 Ravel: Valses Nobles Et Sentimentales, M. 61 [1951]
64 Ravel: Prélude in a Minor, M. 65
65 Ravel: Menuet Sur Le Nom D'haydn, M. 58


66 Disc 15:
67 Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2 in a Major, S. 125
68 Weber: Konzertstück in F minor, Op. 79


69 Disc 16:
70 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" [1952]
71 Beethoven: Sonata for Piano No. 2 in a Major, Op. 2, No. 2


72 Disc 17:
73 Scarlatti: Sonata in E Major, L. 23
74 Scarlatti: Sonata in a Major, L. 395
75 Scarlatti: Sonata in D Major, L. 411
76 Scarlatti: Sonata in G Major, L. 387
77 Scarlatti: Sonata in B minor, L. 449
78 Scarlatti: Sonata in D Major, L. 463
79 Rameau: Gavotte
80 Rameau: Le Rappel Des Oiseaux
81 Rameau: Les Sauvages
82 Rameau: Les Niais de Sologne


83 Disc 18:
84 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467 [1948]
85 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-Flat Major, K. 595 (Remastered) [1941]


86 Disc 19:
87 Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-Flat minor, Op. 35 "Funeral March"
88 Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23 (Remastered) [1950]
89 Chopin: Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38 (Remastered) [1950]
90 Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A-Flat Major, Op. 47 (Remastered) [1950]
91 Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52 (Remastered) [1950]


92 Disc 20:
93 Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 7, Op. 30 No. 2 (Remastered) [1953]
94 Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 8, Op. 30 No. 3 (Remastered) [1953]


95 Disc 21:
96 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491 (Remastered) [1954]
97 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 26 in D Major, K. 537 "Coronation" (Remastered) [1954]


98 Disc 22:
99 Debussy: Préludes, Livre 1, L. 117 [1953]
100 Debussy: Six Épigraphes Antiques, L. 131 (Remastered) [1954]
101 Debussy: en Blanc Et Noir, L. 134 (Remastered) [1954]


102 Disc 23:
103 Debussy: Préludes, Livre 2, L. 123 [1945]
104 Debussy: Deux Arabesques, L. 66
105 Debussy: Children's Corner, L. 113


106 Disc 24:
107 Debussy: Images, 1Ere Série, L. 110
108 Debussy: Images, 2Ème Série, L. 111
109 Debussy: Estampes, L. 100
110 Debussy: Masques, L. 105
111 Debussy: L'isle Joyeuse, L. 106


112 Disc 25:
113 Chausson: Concert for Violin, Piano and String Quartet, Op. 21


114 Disc 26:
115 Mozart: Sonata for 2 Pianos in D Major, K.448/375A
116 Mozart: 5 Variations in G Major, K. 501
117 Schubert: Fantasie in F minor, D. 940
118 Schubert: Original Compositionen FÜR Piano Zu 4 Händen, Op. 84, No. 1: Andantino Mit Variationen


119 Disc 27:
120 Fauré: Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 13
121 Fauré: Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 108


122 Disc 28:
123 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73 "Emperor"
124 Falla: Noches en los Jardines de España, Imf 8


125 Disc 29:
126 Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9 (Scènes Mignonnes Sur Quatre Notes)
127 Schumann: Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17 (Remastered) [1956]


128 Disc 30:
129 Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 12 in F Major, K.332/300K (Remastered) [1956]
130 Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 13 in B-Flat Major, K. 333
131 Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C minor, K. 457
132 Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 17 in B-Flat Major, K. 570


133 Disc 31:
134 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 10 in E-Flat Major, K.365/316A (Remastered)
135 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 12 in a Major, K.414/385P (Remastered)


136 Disc 32:
137 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-Sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 "Moonlight"
138 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 26 in E-Flat Major, Op. 81A "Les Adieux"
139 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 24 F-Sharp Major, Op. 78
140 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 "Appassionata" [1952]


141 Disc 33:
142 Schmitt: Une Semaine Du Petit Elfe Ferme-L'oeil, Op. 58 (Remastered)
143 Schmitt: 3 Rapsodies, Op. 53 (Remastered)


144 Disc 34:
145 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466 (Remastered)
146 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-Flat Major, K. 456 (Remastered)


147 Disc 35:
148 Bach: Concert in F Major, BWV 971 "Italian"
149 Bach: Toccata and Fugue in E minor, BWV 914
150 Bach: Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826


151 Disc 36:
152 Franck: Variations Symphoniques, FWV 46 (Remastered) [1958]
153 D'indy: Symphonie Sur Un Chant Montagnard Français, Op. 25 [1958]


154 Disc 37:
155 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58 [1959]
156 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15


157 Disc 38:
158 Casadesus: Nonetto in E-Flat Major, Op. 45 (Remastered)
159 Casadesus: Sextuor in E Major, Op. 58


160 Disc 39:
161 Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 9, Op. 47 "Kreutzer" (Remastered) [1958]
162 Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 1, Op. 12 No. 1 (Remastered)


163 Disc 40:
164 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-Flat Major, K. 482 (Remastered)
165 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in a Major, K. 488 (Remastered)


166 Disc 41:
167 Schumann: Papillons, Op. 2 [1958]
168 Schumann: Waldszenen, Op. 82 [1958]
169 Schumann: Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13 [1958]


170 Disc 42:
171 Ravel: Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, M. 82 (Remastered) [1960]
172 Mozart: Concerto No. 10 in E-Flat Major for Two Pianos, K. 365 (Remastered)


173 Disc 43:
174 Debussy: Petite Suite, L. 65 [1959]
175 Satie: 3 Morceaux en Forme de Poire, Ies 38 [1959]
176 Chabrier: Trois Valses Romantiques
177 Fauré: Dolly Suite, Op. 56 [1959]


178 Disc 44:
179 Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 4 in C minor, Op. 44 [1961]
180 Fauré: Ballade in F-Sharp Major for Piano, Op. 19
181 Fauré: Prélude No. 1 in D-Flat Major, Op. 103
182 Fauré: Prélude No. 3 in G minor, Op. 103
183 Fauré: Prélude No. 5 in D minor, Op. 103


184 Disc 45:
185 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 26 in D Major, K. 537 "Coronation" (Remastered) [1962]
186 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-Flat Major, K. 595 (Remastered) [1962]


187 Disc 46:
188 Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 3, Op. 12 No. 3 (Remastered) [1961]
189 Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 4, Op. 23 (Remastered) [1961]
190 Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 5, Op. 24 "Spring" (Remastered)


191 Disc 47:
192 Mozart: Concerto No. 7 in F Major for Three Pianos and Orchestra, K. 242 (Remastered)
193 Bach: Concerto for 3 Keyboards in D minor, BWV 1063 (Remastered) [1962]
194 Mozart: Quintet in E-Flat Major, K. 452 (Remastered)


195 Disc 48:
196 Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 2, Op. 12 No. 2 (Remastered)
197 Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 6, Op. 30 No. 1 (Remastered)
198 Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 8, Op. 30 No. 3 (Remastered) [1961]


199 Disc 49:
200 Bartók: Sonata for 2 Pianos and Percussion, SZ. 110
201 Debussy: en Blanc Et Noir, L. 134 [1963]
202 Debussy: 6 Épigraphes Antiques, L. 131


203 Disc 50:
204 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467 (Remastered) [1961]
205 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491 (Remastered) [1961]


206 Disc 51:
207 Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 7, Op. 30 No. 2 (Remastered) [1961]
208 Beethoven: Violin Sonata No. 10, Op. 96 (Remastered)


209 Disc 52:
210 Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58
211 Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 12 in F Major, K.332/300K [1964]
212 Haydn: Divertimento in A-Flat Major, Hob. XVI:46


213 Disc 53:
214 Bach: Concerto for 3 Keyboards in C Major, BWV 1064
215 Casadesus: Concerto for 3 Pianos and String Orchestra, Op. 65 (1964)
216 Casadesus: Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 37 "For Dimitri Mitropoulos" (1944)


217 Disc 54:
218 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 15 in B-Flat Major, K. 450 (Remastered)
219 Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K. 453 (Remastered)


220 Disc 55:
221 Bach: Concerto for 2 Keyboards in C minor, BWV 1060
222 Bach: Concerto for 2 Keyboards in C Major, BWV 1061


223 Disc 56:
224 Casadesus: Homage À Chausson, Op. 51 (Remastered)
225 Francescatti: Three Preludes for Piano (Remastered)
226 Bach: Violin Sonata No. 2 in a Major, BWV 1015


227 Disc 57:
228 Chopin: 4 Ballades [1960]
229 Schumann: Papillons, Op. 2 [1960]


230 Disc 58:
231 Schumann: Fantasie in C Major, Op. 17 [1960]
232 Chopin: Berceuse in D-Flat Major, Op. 57 (Remastered)
233 Schumann: Waldscenen Op. 82: VII. Vogel Als Prophet (Remastered) [1960]
234 Chopin: Tarantelle in A-Flat Major, Op. 43 (Remastered)


235 Disc 59:
236 Mozart: Fantasie en RÉ Mineur, K. 397
237 Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 28, Op. 101
238 Schumann: Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13 [1964]


239 Disc 60:
240 Ravel: Sonatine, M. 40 (Remastered) [1964]
241 Ravel: Miroirs, M. 43: IV. Alborada Del Gracioso [1964]
242 Debussy: Préludes (Selection) [1964]
243 Debussy: Arabesque, No. 2, L. 66
244 Mussorgsky: Pictures at An Exhibition, Imm 50: IV Bydlo. Sempre Moderato, Pesante


245 Disc 61:
246 Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 3 in D minor, Op. 108
247 Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 2 in a Major, Op. 100
248 Brahms: Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Major, Op. 78
249 Disc 62:
250 Debussy: Préludes, Livre 1, L. 117 (Jean Casadesus, Piano)
251 Disc 63:
252 Chabrier: Bourrée Fantasque (Jean Casadesus, Piano)
253 Chabrier: 10 Pièces Pittoresques (Jean Casadesus, Piano)
254 Chabrier: Cinq Morceaux Pour Piano (Jean Casadesus, Piano)
255 Chabrier: Impromptu (Jean Casadesus, Piano)


256 Disc 64:
257 Debussy: 5 Poèmes de Baudelaire, L. 64 (Anna Moffo, Soprano, Jean Casadesus, Piano)
258 Debussy: Fêtes Galantes (I), L. 80 (Anna Moffo, Soprano, Jean Casadesus, Piano)
259 Debussy: Voici Que Le Printemps, L. 52 (Anna Moffo, Soprano, Jean Casadesus, Piano)
260 Debussy: Deux Romances: No. 1, L'âme Évaporée, L. 78 (Anna Moffo, Soprano, Jean Casadesus, Piano)
261 Debussy: Mandoline, L. 29 (Anna Moffo, Soprano, Jean Casadesus, Piano)
262 Debussy: Trois Chansons de Bilitis, L. 90 (Anna Moffo, Soprano, Jean Casadesus, Piano)


263 Disc 65:
264 Casadesus: Piano Sonata No. 4, Op. 56 (1957) (Gaby Casadesus, Piano)
265 Casadesus: Eight Etudes, Op. 28 (Gaby Casadesus, Piano)