Rameau, Haydn, Chopin, Liszt, Hindemith and Lennox Berkeley

Shura Cherkassky

  • Total Time: 76 minutes
  • Cat. Number: WHLIVE0014

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  • Shura Cherkassky piano

This live recording epitomises all that Cherkassky was renowned for – his prodigious talent, idiosyncratic interpretations and unfailingly thrilling performances. It features Haydn’s Piano Sonata in E minor Hob.XVI:34, Hindemith’s Piano Sonata No 3 in B flat major, Preludes 5 and 6 from Sir Lennox Berkeley’s Six Preludes Op.23, and works by Rameau, Liszt and Chopin>.

As one writer put it after a performance of a Chopin Nocturne: ‘Cherkassky clothed it in such velvety sonority you wanted to tie it up and take it home with you.’

Track Listing

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)

Nouvelles suites de pièces de clavecin

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Piano Trio in E major HXV:34
Piano Sonata in E minor HXVI:34

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963)

Piano Sonata No. 3 in B flat major

Fryderyk Chopin (1810-1849)

Nocturnes Op. 48 No. 2
Mazurkas Op. 59 No. 3
Mazurkas Op. 67 No. 1

Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989)

6 Preludes Op. 23

Franz Liszt (1811-1886)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

The Seasons Op. 37a

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