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Sony Classical releases Peter Serkin - The Complete RCA Album Collection - 35-Disc CD Set
Source: Jensen
10/06/2020

In Memoriam of Grammy-winning pianist Peter Serkin(1947–2020), a “brilliant instrumentalist, sensitive, original interpreter and performer of uncommon vitality,” (Michael Steinberg) his complete legacy will be available June 19, 2020 on Sony Classical. Originally released between 1965 and 1996 on RCA and Columbia/Sony, these recordings have been compiled into a 35-CD collection with facsimile LP and CD sleeves and a booklet with an appreciation by Jed Distler and full discography notes.

 

Although Serkin sadly passed away on February 1, 2020, he was closely involved in the preparation for this edition. He said, “When I first heard about this project I thought that some of those recordings are not good enough […]. I have listened to [them], and I’ve had a change of heart about it. Even the ones I would not play that way now still may have redeeming aspects, and some of them I actually enjoyed quite a lot." 

 

Peter Serkin - The Complete RCA Album Collection

35-Disc CD Set on Sony Classical 

 

DISC 1:

Bach, J.S.: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988   

 

DISC 2:

Schubert: Piano Sonata in G Major, D. 894 (Op. 78), "Fantasia"   

 

DISC 3:

Bach, J.S.: Concerto for 3 Harpsichords in D Minor, BWV 1063   

Bach, J.S.: Concerto for 3 Harpsichords, Strings and Continuo in C Major, BWV 1064   

Mozart: Concerto No. 10 in E-Flat Major for Two Pianos and Orchestra, K. 365   

 

DISC 4:

Busoni: Fantasia contrappuntistica, BV 256   

Reger: Cello Sonata No. 4 in A Minor, Op. 116   

 

DISC 5:

Bartók: Piano Concerto No.1, Sz. 83   

Bartók: Piano Concerto No.3, Sz. 119   

 

DISC 6:

Schubert: Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, D. 568   

Schumann: Waldszenen, Op.82   

 

DISC 7:

Schoenberg: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Op.42   

Schoenberg: Fünf Klavierstücke, Op. 23 (1920/23)   

Schoenberg: Phantasy for Violin with Piano Accompaniment, Op. 47   

 

DISC 8:

Mozart: Fantasia in C Minor, K.475   

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 14 in C Minor, K. 457   

Mozart: Praludium and Fugue in C Major, K. 394   

 

DISC 9:

Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 15 in F Major, K.533/494   

Mozart: Fantasia in D Minor, K.397   

Mozart: Rondo in D Major, K. 485   

Mozart: Rondo in A Minor, K. 511   

 

DISC 10:

Beethoven: Piano Concerto in D, Op.61a   

 

DISC 11:

Messiaen: Visions de l'Amen

Messiaen: Catalogie d'oiseaux

Messiaen: La rousserolle effarvatte (VII)

 

DISC 12:

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-Flat Major, K. 449   

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 15 in B-Flat Major, K. 450   

 

DISC 13/14:

Messiaen: Vingt Regards sur l'Enfant-Jésus  

 

DISC 15:

Messiaen: Quatuor pour la fin du Temps   

 

DISC 16:

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 16 in D Major, K. 451   

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K. 453   

 

DISC 17:

Schubert: Quintet in A, Op. 114 ("Trout")   

 

DISC 18:

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-Flat Major, K. 456   

Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 19 in F Major, K. 459   

 

DISC 19:

Stravinsky: The Soldier's Tale - Version for Clarinet, Violin and Piano (1919)   

Stravinsky: Septet for Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Piano, Violin, Viola & Cello   

Stravinsky: Pastorale - Song Without Words Version for Violin and Piano (1933)   

Stravinsky: Three Pieces for Clarinet   

Stravinsky: Suite italienne - Arrangement for Cello and Piano from "Pulcinella"   

 

DISC 20:

Beethoven: Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-Flat Major, Op. 16   

Beethoven: Trio in B-Flat Major, Op. 11   

 

DISC 21:

Mozart: Quintet for Clarinet and String Quartet in A Major, K. 581   

Mozart: Quintet for Piano and Woodwinds in E-Flat Major, K. 452   

 

DISC 22:

Chopin: Variations brillantes on a Rondo (From Hárold's Ludovic, Op. 12)   

Chopin: Nocturne in F, Op. 15, No. 1   

Chopin: Mazurka in C, Op. 56, No. 2   

Chopin: Mazurka in A-Flat, Op.Posth   

Chopin: Mazurka in B, Op. 41, No. 3   

Chopin: Mazurka in D, Op. 33, No. 2   

Chopin: Mazurka in F Minor, Op. 68, No. 4   

Chopin: Mazurka in B-Flat, Op. 7, No. 1   

Chopin: Nocturne in E, Op. 62, No. 2   

Chopin: Waltz in A-Flat, Op. 64, No. 3   

Chopin: Nouvelle Étude in A-Flat   

Chopin: Prelude in A-Flat, Op.Posth   

Chopin: Berceuse in D-Flat, Op. 57   

Chopin: Barcarolle in F-Sharp, Op. 60   

 

DISC 23:

Takemitsu: Quatrain II   

Takemitsu: Water Ways   

Takemitsu: Waves   

 

DISC 24:

Chopin: Polonaise-Fantaisie in A-Flat, Op. 61   

Chopin: Waltz in F, Op. 34, No. 3   

Chopin: Waltz in D-Flat, Op. 64, No. 1 (Minute)   

Chopin: Waltz in G-Flat, Op. 70, No. 1 (Posthumous)   

Chopin: Nocturne in F-Sharp, Op. 15, No. 2   

Chopin: Nocturne in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 48, No. 2   

Chopin: Nocturne No. 2 in D-Flat Major, Op. 27   

Chopin: Impromptu No. 3 in G-Flat, Op. 51   

 

DISC 25:

Beethoven: Variations on a Waltz by Anton Diabelli, in C, Op.120   

 

DISC 26:

Chopin: Mazurka in A Minor, Op. 59, No. 1   

Chopin: Mazurka in A-Flat, Op. 59, No. 2   

Chopin: Mazurka in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 59, No. 3   

Chopin: Impromptu No. 1 in A-Flat, Op. 29   

Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A-Flat, Op. 47   

Chopin: Nocturne in E-Flat, Op. 55, No. 2   

Chopin: Andante spianato and Grand Polonaise in E-Flat, Op. 22   

 

DISC 27:

Webern: Quartet for Violin, Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone and Piano, Op. 22   

Webern: Four Pieces for Violin and Piano, Op. 7   

Webern: Variations for Piano, Op. 27   

Webern: Three Little Pieces for Cello and Piano, Op. 11   

Takemitsu: Uninterrupted Rest   

Takemitsu: Piano Distance   

Takemitsu: For Away   

Takemitsu: Les Yeux clos   

 

DISC 28:

Berg: Chamber Concerto for Piano, Violin with 13 Wind Instruments (1923-1925)   

Berg: Violin Concerto "To the Memory of an Angel"   

 

DISC 29:

Lieberson: Bagatelles   

Lieberson: The Dance   

Knussen: Variations, Op. 24   

Henze: Piece for Peter   

Goehr: ...in real time I   

Lieberson: Fantasy Pieces   

Berio: Feuerklavier   

Kirchner: Interlude   

Takemitsu: Les Yeux Clos II   

Lieberson: Garland   

 

DISC 30:

Bach, J.S.: Italian Concerto, BWV 971   

Bach, J.S.: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988   

 

DISC 31:

Takemitsu: Litany   

Takemitsu: Uninterrupted Rest   

Takemitsu: Piano Distance   

Takemitsu: For Away   

Takemitsu: Les Yeux clos   

Takemitsu: Rain Tree Sketch   

Takemitsu: Les Yeux Clos II   

Takemitsu: Rain Tree Sketch II   

 

DISC 32:

Lieberson: King Gesar   

 

DISC 33:

Bach, J.S.: Inventions and Sinfonias BWV 772–802

Bach, J.S.: Duet No. 1, BWV 802, in E Minor   

Bach, J.S.: Duet No. 2, BWV 803, in F   

Bach, J.S.: Duet No. 3, BWV 804, in G   

Bach, J.S.: Duet No. 4, BWV 805, in A Minor   

 

DISC 34:

Beethoven: Sonata quasi una fantasia, Op. 27 No. 1 in e-flat   

Beethoven: Sonata quasi una fantasia, Op. 27 No. 2 in C-Charp Minor   

Beethoven: Sonata Op. 57 "Appassionata" in F Minor   

 

DISC 35:

Bach, J.S.: Brandenburg Concertos

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