WILHELM KEMPFF The Concerto Recordings 1925 - 1977

WILHELM KEMPFF
The Concerto Recordings 1925 - 77

Ludwig van Beethoven
Johannes Brahms
Franz Liszt
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Robert Schumann
Int. Release 25 Feb. 2013
14 CDs / Download
0289 479 1133 3
partly MONO


Tracklisting

CD 1: Beethoven: Piano Concerto Nos.1 & 2

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15

Cadenza: Wilhelm Kempff

2.
0:00
12:05

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19

Cadenza: Wilhelm Kempff

Wilhelm Kempff, Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferdinand Leitner

Gesamtspielzeit: 1:04:42

CD 2: Beethoven: Piano Concerto Nos.3 & 4

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37

Cadenza: Wilhelm Kempff

Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58

Cadenzas: Wilhelm Kempff

Wilhelm Kempff, Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferdinand Leitner

Gesamtspielzeit: 1:07:20

CD 3: Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.5 "Emperor"; Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20; Rondo For Piano And Orchestra

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73 "Emperor"

Wilhelm Kempff, Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferdinand Leitner

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466

Wilhelm Kempff, Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul van Kempen

Gesamtspielzeit: 1:15:31

CD 4: Mozart: Piano Concerto Nos.8 "Lützow" & 23

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Concerto No. 8 in C major, K.246 "Lützow"

Wilhelm Kempff, Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferdinand Leitner

Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488

Wilhelm Kempff, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Ferdinand Leitner

Gesamtspielzeit: 47:27

CD 5: Mozart: Piano Concerto Nos.24 & 27

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491

Wilhelm Kempff, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Ferdinand Leitner

Piano Concerto No. 27 in B Flat Major, K. 595

Wilhelm Kempff, Berliner Philharmoniker, Ferdinand Leitner

Gesamtspielzeit: 1:02:05

CD 6: Mozart: Piano Concerto Nos.21 & 22

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467

Cadenza: Friedrich Gulda

3. Allegro vivace assai

Piano Concerto No.22 in E Flat Major, K.482

Edited Hans Engel & Horst Heussner

Wilhelm Kempff, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Bernhard Klee

Gesamtspielzeit: 1:04:43

CD 7: Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54; Concertpiece in G major Op.92

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54

Konzertstuck pour piano et orchestre en sol majeur, Op.92

Wilhelm Kempff, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Rafael Kubelik

Gesamtspielzeit: 50:13

CD 8: Beethoven: Piano Concerto Nos.1 & 2

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15

Cadenza: Wilhelm Kempff

2.
0:00
12:28

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19

Cadenza: Wilhelm Kempff

Wilhelm Kempff, Berliner Philharmoniker, Paul van Kempen

Gesamtspielzeit: 1:06:26

CD 9: Beethoven: Piano Concerto Nos.3 & 5 "Emperor"

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37

Cadenza: Wilhelm Kempff

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73 "Emperor"

Wilhelm Kempff, Berliner Philharmoniker, Paul van Kempen

Gesamtspielzeit: 1:14:15

CD 10: Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4; Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58

Cadenzas: Wilhelm Kempff

Wilhelm Kempff, Berliner Philharmoniker, Paul van Kempen

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15

5.
0:00
12:30

Wilhelm Kempff, Staatskapelle Dresden, Franz Konwitschny

Gesamtspielzeit: 1:18:44

CD 11: Mozart: Piano Concerto Nos. 9 "Jeunehomme" & 15

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Concerto No. 9 in E Flat Major, K.271 - "Jeunehomme"

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

Wilhelm Kempff, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Karl Münchinger

Gesamtspielzeit: 57:58

CD 12: Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54; Liszt: Piano Concerto Nos.1 & 2

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54

Wilhelm Kempff, London Symphony Orchestra, Josef Krips

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, S. 124

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major, S. 125

Wilhelm Kempff, London Symphony Orchestra, Anatole Fistoulari

Gesamtspielzeit: 1:13:00

CD 13: Beethoven: Piano Concerto Nos.1 & 3

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15

Cadenza: Wilhelm Kempff

2.
0:00
12:40

Wilhelm Kempff, Kapelle der Staatsoper Berlin

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37

Cadenza: Wilhelm Kempff

5.
0:00
10:45

Wilhelm Kempff, Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra, Paul van Kempen

Gesamtspielzeit: 1:10:18

CD 14: Beethoven: Piano Concerto Nos.4 & 5 "Emperor"

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58

Wilhelm Kempff, Dresdner Philharmonie, Paul van Kempen

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73 "Emperor"

Wilhelm Kempff, Berliner Philharmoniker, Peter Raabe

Gesamtspielzeit: 1:11:55

. . . [Schumann / Piano Concerto]: within moments you're drawn into an intimate exploration of the work, and the realisation that Kempff was one of the most lyrical players of his day . . .




. . . Kempff's opening solo in the slow movement of the Concerto, K488 typifies so much of what follows: simple, elegant, flowing perhaps surprisingly swiftly, yet somehow unhurried, and deliciously pointed -- every phrase is impeccably articulated. Alfred Brendel praised the impulsive nature and rhythmic qualities of Kempff's playing, which underpin the outer movements of these [Concertos] . . . expressive freedom and spontaneity -- qualities that will stay with you long after listening . . .