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His exceptional touch and sense of phrasing, his deep and personal understanding of the most varied repertoires, or even the legendary trio he formed together with Jacques Thibaud and Pablo Casals, made Alfred Cortot the greatest pianist of his time. Master of many disciples, notably the brilliant Dinu Lipatti, Samson François and Clara Haskil, Cortot also had a lasting influence on the Russian piano school through Samuil Feinberg and Heinrich Neuhaus, the latter himself being the revered teacher of Sviatoslav Richter.All of the recordings in this set had undergone careful sound restoration in 2012, in order to respect as closely as possible the original sound. The remastering was carried out under the expert control of Mr. Guthrie Luke, a former disciple of Alfred Cortot who attended many recording sessions by Cortot. These recordings do not represent a "complete" edition: the many rolls engraved by the artist for Duo-Art, Aeolian and Pleyela labels have not been reproduced here, most of them doubling the 78-RPM repertoire. The first recordings are acoustic; and the ones with an electric microphone appeared as early as 1926.
His exceptional touch and sense of phrasing, his deep and personal understanding of the most varied repertoires, or even the legendary trio he formed together with Jacques Thibaud and Pablo Casals, made Alfred Cortot the greatest pianist of his time. Master of many disciples, notably the brilliant Dinu Lipatti, Samson François and Clara Haskil, Cortot also had a lasting influence on the Russian piano school through Samuil Feinberg and Heinrich Neuhaus, the latter himself being the revered teacher of Sviatoslav Richter.All of the recordings in this set had undergone careful sound restoration in 2012, in order to respect as closely as possible the original sound. The remastering was carried out under the expert control of Mr. Guthrie Luke, a former disciple of Alfred Cortot who attended many recording sessions by Cortot. These recordings do not represent a "complete" edition: the many rolls engraved by the artist for Duo-Art, Aeolian and Pleyela labels have not been reproduced here, most of them doubling the 78-RPM repertoire. The first recordings are acoustic; and the ones with an electric microphone appeared as early as 1926.
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Artist: ALFRED CORTOT
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1. Alb√©niz: Malague√Īa (No. 3 from Espana, Op. 165)
2. Alb√©niz: Seguidillas (No. 5 from Cantos de Espa√Īa, Op. 232)
3. Debussy: La fille aux cheveux de lin (from Préludes - Book 1: No. 8)
4. Debussy: La cathédrale engloutie (from Préludes - Book 1)
5. Chopin: Tarantella in A flat major, Op. 43
6. Liszt: La leggierezza - √Čtude de concert No. 2, S144
7. Saint-Sa√ęns: Etude en forme de valse (No. 6 from Six √Čtudes, Op. 52)
8. Chopin: Moja pieszczotka (My Sweetheart), Op. 74 No. 12
9. Chopin: Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57
10. Liszt: Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto, S.434 after Verdi's opera
11. Ravel: Jeux d'eau
12. Chopin: Tarantella in A flat major, Op. 43
13. Chopin: √Čtude Op. 10 No. 5 in G flat major 'Black Key'
14. Chopin: √Čtude Op. 25 No. 9 in G flat major 'Butterfly'
15. Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 12 in C sharp minor
16. Albéniz: Triana (from Iberia, book 2)
17. Chopin: √Čtude Op. 25 No. 3 in F major
18. Chopin: √Čtude Op. 25 No. 2 in F minor
19. Chopin: Impromptu No. 1 in A flat major, Op. 29
20. Mendelssohn: Song without Words, Op. 19b No. 4 in A major
21. Liszt: Au bord d'une source (Années de pèlerinage I, S. 160 No. 4)
22. Chopin: Grande Polonaise Op. 22
23. Scriabin: Prelude, Op. 8 No. 12 in D sharp minor
24. Mendelssohn: Scherzo in E minor, Op. 16 No. 2
25. Mendelssohn: Rondo capriccioso in E major, Op. 14
26. Weber: Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65
27. Alb√©niz: Seguidillas (No. 5 from Cantos de Espa√Īa, Op. 232)
28. Alb√©niz: Malague√Īa (No. 3 from Espana, Op. 165)
29. Chopin: Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57
30. Chopin: Tarantella in A flat major, Op. 43
31. Chopin: Moja pieszczotka (My Sweetheart), Op. 74 No. 12
32. Chopin: √Čtude Op. 10 No. 5 in G flat major 'Black Key'
33. Chopin: √Čtude Op. 25 No. 11 in A minor 'Winter Wind'
34. Liszt: La leggierezza - √Čtude de concert No. 2, S144
35. Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 12 in C sharp minor
36. Liszt: Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto, S.434 after Verdi's opera
37. Ravel: Jeux d'eau
38. Saint-Sa√ęns: √Čtudes (6) pour la main gauche seule, Op. 135: Bourr√©e
39. Debussy: Children's Corner
40. Debussy: Reflets dans l'eau (No. 1 from Images pour piano - Book 1)
41. Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
42. Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9
43. Fauré: Dolly Suite, Op. 56: No.
44. Berceuse
45. Brahms: Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 (Lullaby)
46. Schubert: Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen, D343
47. Chopin: √Čtude Op. 25 No. 1 in A flat major 'Aeolian Harp'
48. Chopin: Waltz No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2
49. Chopin: Impromptu No. 2 in F sharp major, Op. 36
50. Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 11 in A minor
51. Chopin: Preludes (24), Op. 28
52. Alb√©niz: Sous le palmier (No. 3 from Cantos de Espa√Īa, Op. 232)
53. Handel: Keyboard Suite, HWV 430 in E major 'The Harmonious Blacksmith': Air ; Variations
54. Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 11 in A minor
55. Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
56. Chopin: Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57
57. Weber: Invitation to the Dance, Op. 65
58. Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
59. Franck, C: Symphonic Variations for piano ; orchestra, M46
60. Debussy: Children's Corner
61. Debussy: La serenade interrompue (from Préludes - Book 1)
62. Debussy: Le vent dans la plaine (from Préludes - Book 1)
63. Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre'
64. Chopin: Prelude Op. 28 No. 12 in G sharp minor
65. Chopin: Ballades Nos. 1-4
66. Chopin: Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 2
67. Chopin: Waltz No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2
68. Franck, C: Prélude, Choral et Fugue, M21
69. Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9
70. Schumann: √Čtudes symphoniques, Op. 13
71. Liszt: Piano Sonata in B minor, S178
72. Alb√©niz: Malague√Īa (No. 3 from Espana, Op. 165)
73. Alb√©niz: Seguidillas (No. 5 from Cantos de Espa√Īa, Op. 232)
74. Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 11 in A minor
75. Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58
76. Chopin: Tarantella in A flat major, Op. 43
77. Chopin: Waltz No. 9 in A flat major, Op. 69 No. 1 'Farewell Waltz'
78. Liszt: La leggierezza - √Čtude de concert No. 2, S144
79. Saint-Sa√ęns: Etude en forme de valse (No. 6 from Six √Čtudes, Op. 52)
80. Debussy: Préludes - Book 1
81. -31
82. Ravel: Sonatine
83. -31
84. Franck, C: Prelude, Aria et Final M23 (1886 / 7)
85. Chopin: Ballades Nos. 1-4
86. Chopin: Impromptus Nos. 1-4
87. Chopin: Fantasia in F minor, Op. 49
88. Chopin: Tarantella in A flat major, Op. 43
89. Chopin: Polonaise No. 6 in A flat major, Op. 53 'H√©ro√Įque'
90. Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre'
91. Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58
92. Chopin: Preludes (24), Op. 28
93. Chopin: Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60
94. Chopin: √Čtudes (12), Op. 10
95. Chopin: √Čtudes (12), Op. 25
96. Chopin: Waltzes Nos. 1-14
97. Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
98. Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
99. Franck, C: Symphonic Variations for piano ; orchestra, M46
100. Saint-Sa√ęns: Piano Concerto No. 4 in C minor, Op. 44
101. Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15
102. Schumann: Papillons, Op. 2
103. Schumann: Kreisleriana, Op. 16
104. Schumann: Davidsb√ľndlert√§nze, Op. 6
105. Schubert: Ländler (12) D790
106. Schubert: Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen, D343
107. Liszt: Legende S.175 No. 2, St. Francis of Paola walking on the waves
108. Bach, J S: Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV1056: II. Largo
109. Bach, J S: Organ Concerto in D minor (after Vivaldi), BWV596
110. Purcell: Suite
111. Schumann: Fantasiest√ľcke, Op. 12 No. 1 'Des Abends'
112. Mendelssohn: Song without Words, Op. 19b No. 1 in E major 'Sweet Remembrance'
113. Mendelssohn: Variations sérieuses in D minor Op. 54
114. Liszt: Chants Polonais after Chopin (6), S480
115. Weber: Piano Sonata No. 2 in A flat major, Op. 39
116. Ravel: Piano Concerto in D major (for the left hand)
117. Chopin: √Čtudes (12), Op. 10
118. Chopin: √Čtudes (12), Op. 25
119. Chopin: Preludes (24), Op. 28
120. Chopin: Waltzes Nos. 1-14
121. Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15
122. Debussy: Children's Corner
123. Debussy: La cathédrale engloutie (from Préludes - Book 1)
124. Franck, C: Prelude, Aria et Final M23 (1886 / 7)
125. Chopin: Trois Nouvelles √Čtudes
126. Chopin: Prelude Op. 45 in C sharp minor (No. 25)
127. Chopin: Nocturne No. 15 in F minor, Op. 55 No. 1
128. Chopin: Nocturne No. 16 in E flat major, Op. 55 No. 2
129. Chopin: Polonaise No. 7 in A flat major, Op. 61 'Polonaise-fantaisie'
130. Chopin: Nocturne No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15 No. 2
131. Schumann: Vogel als Prophet (No. 7 from Waldszenen, Op. 82)
132. Brahms: Wiegenlied, Op. 49 No. 4 (Lullaby)
133. Schubert: Litanei auf das Fest Allerseelen, D343
134. Bach, J S: Keyboard Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV1056: arioso
135. Purcell: Suite No. 1 in G major, Z 660
136. Purcell: Suite No. 8 in F major, Z 669
137. Debussy: Préludes - Book 1
138. Chopin: Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57
139. Chopin: Trois Nouvelles √Čtudes
140. Chopin: Waltz No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 64 No. 1 'Minute Waltz'
141. Chopin: Prelude Op. 45 in C sharp minor (No. 25)
142. Chopin: Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 2
143. Chopin: Waltz No. 9 in A flat major, Op. 69 No. 1 'Farewell Waltz'
144. Chopin: Waltz No. 11 in G flat major, Op. 70 No. 1
145. Chopin: Prelude Op. 28 No. 3 in G major
146. Chopin: Mazurka No. 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 6 No. 2
147. Chopin: Mazurka No. 41 in C sharp minor, Op. 63 No. 3
148. Mendelssohn: Variations sérieuses in D minor Op. 54
149. Chopin: Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60
150. Chopin: √Čtude Op. 10 No. 3 in E major 'Tristesse'
151. Chopin: √Čtude Op. 10 No. 4 in C sharp minor
152. Chopin: √Čtude Op. 25 No. 2 in F minor
153. Chopin: Nocturne No. 4 in F major, Op. 15 No. 1
154. Chopi

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His exceptional touch and sense of phrasing, his deep and personal understanding of the most varied repertoires, or even the legendary trio he formed together with Jacques Thibaud and Pablo Casals, made Alfred Cortot the greatest pianist of his time. Master of many disciples, notably the brilliant Dinu Lipatti, Samson François and Clara Haskil, Cortot also had a lasting influence on the Russian piano school through Samuil Feinberg and Heinrich Neuhaus, the latter himself being the revered teacher of Sviatoslav Richter.All of the recordings in this set had undergone careful sound restoration in 2012, in order to respect as closely as possible the original sound. The remastering was carried out under the expert control of Mr. Guthrie Luke, a former disciple of Alfred Cortot who attended many recording sessions by Cortot. These recordings do not represent a "complete" edition: the many rolls engraved by the artist for Duo-Art, Aeolian and Pleyela labels have not been reproduced here, most of them doubling the 78-RPM repertoire. The first recordings are acoustic; and the ones with an electric microphone appeared as early as 1926.
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