The Complete Studio Recordings
Eileen Joyce
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4826291
Barcode
00028948262915
Format
10-CD
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CD 1
The Parlophone Recordings
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH: Fantasia & Fugue in A minor, BWV 944
PIETRO DOMENICO PARADIES: Toccata in A major (from Sonata No. 6)
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Rondo in A major, KV 386

Orchestra conducted by Clarence Raybould

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART:
Suite, KV 399 (excerpts)
Piano Sonata in C major, KV 545
FRANZ SCHUBERT:
Andante in A major, D.604
Impromptu in E flat major, D.899 No. 2
Impromptu in A flat major, D.899 No. 4
FREDERIC CHOPIN:
Nocturne in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 2
Nocturne in B major, Op. 32 No. 1
Fantasie-Impromptu in C sharp minor, Op. 66
Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57
ROBERT SCHUMANN:
Novelette in D major, Op. 21 No. 2
Novelette in A major, Op. 21 Nminor, BWV 543/S.462 No. 1
ROBERT SCHUMANN (arr. LISZT):
Widmung, S.566
Frühlingsnacht, S.568
RICHARD WAGNER (arr. LISZT): Spinning Chorus, S.440 (Der fliegende o. 6
Stücklein 1 (No. 1 of Bunte Blätter, Op. 99)

CD 2
The Parlophone Recordings (continued)
FRANZ LISZT:
Liebesträume No. 3, S.541 No. 3
Waldesrauschen (Étude de Concert, S.145 No. 1)
Valse oubliée No. 1, S.215 No. 1
Au bord d’une source, S.160 No. 4 (Années de pèlerinage I: Suisse)
La leggierezza (Étude de concert, S.144 No. 2)
Gnomenreigen (Étude de concert, S.145 No. 2)
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH (arr. LISZT): Organ Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543/S.462 No. 1
ROBERT SCHUMANN (arr. LISZT):
Widmung, S.566
Fruhlingsnact, S.568
RICHARD WAGNER (arr. LISZT): Spinning Chorus, S.440 (from Der fligende Hollander) (abridged)
CHARLES GOUNOD (arr. LISZT): Faust Waltz, S.407 (abridged)
JOHANNES BRAHMS:
Romance in F major, Op. 118 No. 5
Intermezzo in C major, Op. 119 No. 3
Capriccio in D minor, Op. 116 No. 7
Intermezzo in A major, Op. 76 No. 6
Rhapsody in E flat major, Op. 119 No. 4
Intermezzo in B flat minor, Op. 117 No. 2
Intermezzo in A major, Op. 118 No. 2
Ballade in G minor, Op. 118 No. 3

CD 3
The Parlophone Recordings (continued)
JOHANN NEPOMK HUMMEL: Rondo favori in E flat major, Op. 11
ADOLF VON HENSELT; Si oiseau j’étais (Were I a Bird) (Douze Études caractéristiques, Op. 2 No. 6)
PAUL DE SCHLÖZER: Étude in A flat major, Op. 1 No. 2
MORITZ MOSZKOWSKI:
Waltz in E major, Op. 34 No. 1
Caprice espagnole, Op. 37 (abridged)
ISAAC ALBÉNIZ (arr. GODOWSKY): Tango in D major (No. 2 of España, Op. 165)
ENRIQUE GRANADOS: The Maiden and the Nightingale (from Goyescas)
CHRISTIAN SINDING: Rustle of Spring, Op. 32 No. 3
EDVARD GRIEG:
Scherzo-Impromptu (No. 2 of Moods, Op. 73)
Butterfly (No. 1 of Lyric Pieces, Op. 43)
Melody (No. 3 of Lyric Pieces, Op. 47)
Solitary Traveller (No. 2 of Lyric Pieces, Op. 43)
Brooklet (No. 4 of Lyric Pieces, Op. 62)
To the Spring (No. 6 of Lyric Pieces, Op. 43)
Summer’s Eve (No. 2 of Lyric Pieces, Op. 71)
JEAN SIBELIUS: Romance in D flat major, Op. 24 No. 9
BERNHARD STAVENHAGEN: Menuetto scherzando, Op. 5 No. 3
SELIM PALMGREN: En route, Op. 9
IGNAZ FRIEDMAN (after EDUARD GÄRTNER): Viennese Dance No. 2
GABRIEL FAURÉ: Impromptu No. 2 in F minor, Op. 31
CLAUDE DEBUSSY:
Reflets dans l’eau (No. 1 of Images, Book I)
Toccata (No. 3 of Pour le piano)
JOAQUIN TURINA: Rapsodia Sinfónica, Op. 66

Orchestra conducted by Clarence Raybould

CD 4
The Parlophone Recordings (continued)
ANTON ARENSKY: Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 32
Henri Temianka, violin ·
Antoni Sala, cello

SERGEI RACHMANINOV:
Prelude in G minor, Op. 23 No. 5
Prelude in E flat major, Op. 23 No. 6
Prelude in C minor, Op. 23 No. 7
Prelude in A flat major, Op. 23 No. 8
Prelude in A minor, Op. 32 No. 8
Prelude in D flat major, Op. 32 No. 13
EUGEN D’ALBERT: Scherzo in F sharp major, Op. 16 No. 2
RICHARD STRAUSS (arr. GIESEKING): Ständchen, Op. 17 No. 2
ERNO DOHNÁNYI: Rhapsody in C major, Op. 11 No. 3
ERIK BERGMAN:
Polka Caprice, Op. 1 No. 3
Himmelgesang, Op. 2 No. 1
CYRIL SCOTT:
Lotus Land, Op. 47 No. 1
Danse nègre, Op. 58 No. 5
RICCARDO PICK-MANGIAGALLI: Le Danse d’Olaf (Deux Lunaires, Op. 33 No. 2)
HARRY FARJEON: Tarantella
DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH: Three Fantastic Dances, Op. 5

CD 5
The Columbia Recordings
FRANZJOSEPH HAYDN: Piano Trio No. 39 in G major, Hob.XV.25
Henry Holst, violin
Anthony Pini, cello

AMADEUS WOLFGANG MOZART:
Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, KV 332
Piano Sonata No. 17 in D major, KV 576
Romance in A flat major, KV Anh.205 (attribution)
Gigue in G major, KV 574
Minuet in D major, KV 355
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN:
Bagatelle in C major, Op. 33 No. 2
Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59 ‘Für Elise’
FREDERIC CHOPIN:
Étude in E major, Op. 10 No. 3
Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47

CD 6
The Columbia Recordings (continued)
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Rondo capriccioso, Op. 14
EDVARD GRIEG: Ballade in G minor, Op. 24
ALEXANDER SCRIABIN:
Prelude in E major, Op. 11 No. 9
Prelude in C sharp minor, Op. 11 No. 10
MAURICE RAVEL: Jeux d’eau

JOHN IRELAND: Piano Concerto in E flat major
Hallé Orchestra
Leslie Heward

DMITRI SHOSTAKOVICH: Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 35
Arthur Lockwood, trumpet
Hallé Orchestra

Leslie Heward

CD 7
The Decca Recordings
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Piano Sonata No. 7 in C major, KV 309
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN:
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 ‘Pathétique’
Bagatelle in E flat major, Op. 33 No. 1
ROBERT SCHUMANN: Papillons, Op. 2
FREDERIC CHOPIN:
Waltz in B minor, Op. 69 No. 2
Waltz in E minor, Op. posth.*
CESAR FRANCK Variations symphoniques
Paris Conservatoire Orchestra
Charles Munch

*PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED

CD 8
The Decca Recordings (continued)
PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G major, Op. 44 (ed. Siloti)*
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Grzegorz Fitelberg

SERGEI RACHMANINOV: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Erich Leinsdorf

SERGEI RACHMANINOV: Humoresque in G major, Op. 10 No. 5
ARTHUR BLISS: Baraza (from ‘Men of Two Worlds’)
National Symphony Orchestra & Men’s Chorus
Muir Mathieson
*UNPUBLISHED ON 78-rpm or LP

CD 9
The Decca Recordings (continued)
FELIX MENDELSSOHN: Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
London Symphony Orchestra
Anatole Fistoulari

The HMV Recordings
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Concerto for Three Harpsichords in C major, BWV 1064
Eileen Joyce, George Malcolm & Thurston Dart, harpsichords
Denis Vaughan,
 continuo
Pro Arte Orchestra
Boris Ord

ANTONIO VIVALDI (arr. BACH):
Concerto for Four Harpsichords in A minor, BWV 1065
(arr. DART) Concerto for Four Harpsichords in D minor
Eileen Joyce, George Malcolm, Thurston Dart & Denis Vaughan, harpsichords
Pro Arte Orchestra
Boris Ord

GEORGE MALCOLM: Variations on a theme of Mozart for Four Harpsichords
Eileen Joyce, George Malcolm, Thurston Dart & Denis Vaughan, harpsichords

The Saga Recordings
LUDWIG BEETHOVEN: Bagatelle in A minor, WoO 59 ‘Für Elise’
ROBERT SCHUMAN:
Romance in F sharp major, Op. 28 No. 2
(arr. LISZT) Widmung, S.566

CD 10
The Saga Recordings (continued)
FRANZ LISZT:
Gnomenreigen (Étude de concert, S.145 No. 2)
Un sospiro (Étude de concert, S.144 No. 3)
GABRIEL FAURÉ: Impromptu No. 2 in F minor, Op. 31
CLAUDE DEBUSSY:
Clair de lune (from Suite Bergamasque)
La Cathédrale engloutie (Préludes, Book I No. 10)
ENRIQUE GRANADOS:
The Maiden and the Nightingale (from Goyescas)
Allegro di concierto
ERNO DOHNÁNYI: Rhapsody in C major, Op. 11 No. 1
EDVARD GRIEG:
Notturno (No. 4 Lyric Pieces, Op. 54)
Melody (No. 3 of Lyric Pieces, Op. 47)
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
Royal Danish Orchestra
John Frandsen

Eileen Joyce, piano

MONO RECORDINGS

Reviews

‘She played Mozart with real devotion. Even I could recognize that, though I couldn’t figure out whence it came. It’s funny, too, because I heard her very old recording […] of KV 576 just a few weeks ago on the radio, for the first time in perhaps twenty years, and it made me think again what an extraordinary pianist she really was.’ Glenn Gould on Eileen Joyce (in conversation with Bruno Monsaingeon)

‘Those of you on the look-out for a good piano recording … should most certainly get the Parlophone E11237 on which Eileen Joyce plays two Etudes, one by Liszt and the other by Schlözer … Never before have we heard such clarity and detail and absence of piano “twang” on a record … The result is certainly one of outstanding merit.’ Gramophone, October 1933 (Joyce’s first recording)

‘extraordinary technical dexterity … a fine musical intelligence, subtle feeling for nuance… An inspired Press agent might christen her “The Feminine Horowitz” or “Menuhin of the Piano”.’ The Broadcaster, September 1936

‘Listening to Eileen Joyce in the D major Sonata (No. 17) we learn how much subtler the Mozart rubato is than the Chopin. Miss Joyce is one of the few pianists who have its secret, and that is one of the reasons why her playing of this sonata feels so full of life beneath its calm exterior.’ Musical Times, September 1941 (Mozart Sonata KV 576)

‘Her Mendelssohn is the most outstanding performance here. She certainly tears into the first movement con fuoco, as marked, but equally striking is the crystalline delicacy she brings to other passages, and thee finale is a joy.’ Gramophone, July 1998 (Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1)