Posts tagged as "andras-schiff"

Aromatherapy Vol.8

August 18, 2016

Aromatherapy, the quiet moments of classical music. And the seventh volume is a collection of music inspired by the countryside. This album takes a tour of many and varied landscapes beginning with the English countryside as seen through the eyes of Vaughan Williams, coupled with the Vienna Woods, in Johann Strauss II’s popular waltz, France’s […]

Für Elise – Piano Favourites

May 25, 2016

From Decca’s rich catalogue of piano music comes a generous selection of miniatures for piano, many of them quiet, all of them popular and much sought-after, in the finest of performances, of course.

Aromatherapy – Vol. 3: The Magic of Mozart

May 25, 2016

Aromatherapy, the quiet moments of classical music. And the third volume, the Magic of Mozart, showcases of some of his most magical, gorgeous slow movements, several of which – from the Piano Concerto No. 21 (‘Elvira Madigan’) and the Clarinet Concerto (‘Out of Africa’) – have acquired popular status from their incorporation into films.

Aromatherapy – Vol. 2: The Romantic Bach

May 25, 2016

Aromatherapy, the quiet moments of classical music. And in the second volume, Romantic Bach, discover why as a Baroque composer his music transcends time, place and genres. This collection offers the quiet moments of Bach’s music – piano transcriptions of his chorale preludes; slow movements from concertos and beloved moments from his Cantatas.

Haydn: Piano Trios – Vol. 2

April 29, 2016

These wonderful performances of Haydn’s Piano Trios – eight in all, across the two volumes – have long been unavailable.

Bach: Keyboard Concertos

April 29, 2016

Purists might squirm but purists should think again. As Raymond Tuttle says in his background notes to this unique release, ‘When purists complain about Bach played on the piano, they also need to be reminded that, as these five concertos were not written for the keyboard in the first place, one might argue that any […]

Haydn: Piano Trios – Vol. 1

April 29, 2016

Together with associate performers from the Musiktage Mondsee, András Schiff recorded chamber music by Haydn, Bartók and Janácek for Decca. This is the first of a critically-acclaimed two-volume set of selected Haydn Piano Trios recorded by Schiff together with cellist Boris Pergamenschikow and violinist Yuuko Shiokawa.

Dvorak: Symphony No. 9: Cello Concerto

April 28, 2016

This coupling presents Heinrich Schiff and Colin Davis’s mellow reading of Dvorák’s Cello Concerto, recorded in 1980, with Dorati’s earlier 1959 Concertgebouw traversal of the ‘New World’ Symphony – a veritable fire and brimstone reading of this popular work. Both works were recorded in the fabled Concertgebouw’s main hall.

Sylvia Sass – The Decca Recitals

April 19, 2016

Sylvia Sass was born near Budapest, Hungary, on 12 July 1951 to a very musical family. Her mother was a coloratura soprano and her father was a high school music teacher. She made her stage debut at age fourteen in Adam’s operetta Die Nürnberger Puppe and then commenced study at the celebrated Franz Liszt Academy […]

Schubert: Schwanengesang; Auf dem Strom

April 18, 2016

The eighteen songs included in this recording of Schwanengesang all belong to the last three years of Schubert’s life. The earliest of them, Am Fenster, was written in March 1826, while the last, Die Taubenpost, was finished only a few weeks before his death on 19 November 1828. Fourteen of them, seven by Ludwig Rellstab, […]