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Arrau, Claudio: Piano Recital Beethoven / Brahms

Year recorded

1963, 1973

Year published



Johannes Brahms

Ludwig van Beethoven


Claudio Arrau


CD 1 Tr. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven: Rondo G major op. 51 No. 2 for Piano – Andante cantabile e grazioso

CD 1 Tr. 2 Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata A major op. 101

CD 1 Tr. 6 Johannes Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Georg Friedrich Handel B flat major op. 24

CD 2 Tr. 1 Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata D major op. 10 No. 3

CD 2 Tr. 5 Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 23 f minor op. 57 (Appassionata)

Beethoven, Schumann, Liszt, Brahms, Debussy – these are some of the musical Gods that presided over the repertoire of Claudio Arrau. During his long life, Arrau toured widely, his sophistication and urbane demeanor established him as the Grandseigneur among the pianists.

Claudio Arrau’s brilliance lay in that he did not embrace flamboyant virtuosity for its own sake, but to present the works of his beloved masters, simply, beautiful and with intellectual honesty. Thus, here he is heard in a live concert performance, playing the works of the composers he loved most. These are definitive interpretations from Arrau’s core repertoire.


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