Alfred Cortot - The Master Classes (3 CD box set, APE)
Alfred Cortot - The Master Classes (3 CD box set, APE)

Performer: Alfred Cortot
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Robert Schumann , Fryderyk Chopin
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 3
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Sony
Size: 365 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

# Partita for keyboard No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 (BC L1) 1. Praeludium
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Alfred Cortot

# Partita for keyboard No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 (BC L1) 2. Allemande
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Alfred Cortot

# Partita for keyboard No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 (BC L1) 3. Corrente
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Alfred Cortot

# Partita for keyboard No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 (BC L1) 4. Sarabande
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Alfred Cortot

# Partita for keyboard No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 (BC L1) 5. Menuet I & II
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Alfred Cortot

# Partita for keyboard No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825 (BC L1) 6. Giga
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Alfred Cortot

# Fantasia for piano in C minor, K. 475 Adagio. Allegro. Andantino. Più Allegro. Tempo I
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major (“Alla Turca”) K. 331 (K. 300i) 1. Tema. Andante grazioso e variazioni
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major (“Alla Turca”) K. 331 (K. 300i) 2. Menuetto – Trio
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 11 in A major (“Alla Turca”) K. 331 (K. 300i) 3. (Rondo) alla Turca. Allegretto
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310 (K. 300d) 1. Allegro maestoso
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310 (K. 300d) 2. Andante cantabile con espressione
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 8 in A minor, K. 310 (K. 300d) 3. Presto
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
with Alfred Cortot

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# Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major (“Les Adieux”), Op. 81a 1. Das Lebewohl (Les Adieux). Adagio – Allegro
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major (“Les Adieux”), Op. 81a 2. Abwesenheit (L’Absence). Andante espressivo
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 26 in E flat major (“Les Adieux”), Op. 81a 3. Das Wiedersehn (Le Retour). Vivacissimamente
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90 1. Mit Lebhaftigkeit und durchaus mit Empfindung und Ausdruck
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90 2. Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101 1. Etwas lebhaft, und mit der innigsten Empfindung. Allegretto ma non troppo
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101 2. Lebhaft, Marschmässig. Vivace alla marcia
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101 3. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll. Adagio ma non troppo, con affetto
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101 4. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr und mit Entschlossenheit. Allegro
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109 1. Vivace, ma non troppo
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109 2. Prestissimo
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109 3. Andante molto cantabile ed espressivo. Variations I-IV
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 1. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 2. Allegro molto
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 3. Adagio ma non troppo
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
with Alfred Cortot

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# Piano Sonata No. 31 in A flat major, Op. 110 6. Fuga. Allegro ma non troppo
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22 2. Andantino
Composed by Robert Schumann
with Alfred Cortot

# Fantasie (Obolen auf Beethovens Monument) for piano in C major, Op. 17 1. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen
Composed by Robert Schumann
with Alfred Cortot

# Introductory remarks to Chopin’s Sonata No. 2
Composed by Spoken Word
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT. 202 1. Grave – Doppio movimento
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT. 202 2. Scherzo
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT. 202 3. Marche funèbre. Lento
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35, CT. 202 4. Presto
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

# Introductory remarks to Chopin’s Sonata No. 3
Composed by Spoken Word
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58, CT. 203 1. Allegro maestoso
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58, CT. 203 2. Scherzo. Molto vivace
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58, CT. 203 3. Largo
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

# Piano Sonata No. 3 in B minor, Op. 58, CT. 203 4. Finale. Presto non tanto
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

# Introductory remarks to Chopin’s Ballade No. 1
Composed by Spoken Word
with Alfred Cortot

# Ballade for piano No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23, CT. 2
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

# Introductory remarks to Chopin’s Ballade No. 3
Composed by Spoken Word
with Alfred Cortot

# Ballade for piano No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47, CT. 4
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

# Ballade for piano No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52, CT. 5
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

# Scherzo for piano No. 3 in C sharp minor, Op. 39, CT. 199
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

# Mazurka for piano No. 14 in G minor, Op. 24/1, CT. 64
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

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# Mazurka for piano No. 15 in C major, Op. 24/2, CT. 65
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

# Mazurka for piano No. 17 in B flat minor, Op. 24/4, CT. 67
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

# Mazurka for piano No. 18 in C minor, Op. 30/1, CT. 68
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

# Mazurka for piano No. 19 in B minor, Op. 30/2, CT. 69
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

# Prelude for piano No. 2 in A minor , Op. 28/2, CT. 167
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

# Prelude for piano No. 4 in E minor, Op. 28/4, CT. 169
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

# Prelude for piano No. 5 in D major, 28/5, CT. 170
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

# Prelude for piano No. 8 in F sharp minor, Op. 28/8, CT. 173
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

# Prelude for piano No. 17 in A flat major, Op. 28/17, CT. 182
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

# Prelude for piano No. 20 in C minor, Op. 28/20, CT. 185
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

# Nocturne for piano No. 15 in F minor, Op. 55/1, CT. 122
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

# Waltz for piano No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 18, CT. 207
Composed by Fryderyk Chopin
with Alfred Cortot

A must for any music connoisseur

This is one of the great treasures of the piano discography. I was swept off my feet when I heard the Partita No.1, Cortot’s only ever Bach recording — he plays it with elegance, elan, and warmth that easily surpasses Glenn Gould’s account of the same piece. Cortot gives tremendous insight into all the works, even going as far as comparing Mozart’s Fantasia in C minor to the epic Don Juan. The session was taped at the Ecole Normale de Musique in 1954, and although some of the playing is extremely messy Cortot’s distinctive sound and poetry still stands out. This set will be a pleasure to both the professional and student alike.

15 Comments

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