Clara Haskil - Philips Recordings 1951-1960 (7 CD box set, APE)
Clara Haskil - Philips Recordings 1951-1960 (7 CD box set, APE)

Performer: Clara Haskil
Orchestra: Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Wiener Symphoniker, Lamoureux Concert Association Orchestra, Hague Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Paul Sacher, Bernhard Paumgartner, Igor Markevitch, Willem Van Otterloo
Composer: Domenico Scarlatti, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Maurice Ravel, Robert Schumann, Ludwig van Beethoven, et al.
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 7 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Philips
Size: 1.64 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Scarlatti – Sonata for Harpsichord in E flat major, K 193/L 142,
Scarlatti – Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 87/L 33,
Scarlatti – Sonata for Harpsichord in F minor, K 386/L 171.
Mozart – Variations (9) for Piano in D major on a Minuet by Duport, K 573,
Mozart – Sonata for Piano no 10 in C major, K 330 (300h),
Ravel – Sonatine for Piano,
Schumann – Bunte Blatter for Piano, Op. 99,
Schumann – Theme and Variations for Piano on the name ABEGG, Op. 1.
Schumann – Kinderszenen, Op. 15,
Schumann – Waldszenen, Op. 82,
Beethoven – Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31 no 2 “Tempest”
Beethoven – Sonata for Piano no 18 in E flat major, Op. 31 no 3,
Schubert – Sonata for Piano in B flat major, D 960.
Beethoven – Sonata for Piano no 17 in D minor, Op. 31 no 2 “Tempest”.
Beethoven – Sonata for Piano no 18 in E flat major, Op. 31 no 3.
Mozart – Concerto for Piano no 9 in E flat major, K 271 “Jeunehomme”.
Mozart – Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466,
Mozart – Rondo for Piano and Orchestra in A major, K 386,
Mozart – Concerto for Piano no 20 in D minor, K 466,
Mozart – Concerto for Piano no 24 in C minor, K 491.
Beethoven – Concerto for Piano no 3 in C minor, Op. 37,
Mozart – Concerto for Piano no 23 in A major, K 488,
Schumann – Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54.
Manuel de Falla – Nights in the gardens of Spain.
Chopin – Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21.

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Disc 1
Scarlatti: Sonatas recorded in Oct 1951 (A00143R)
01 In E flat, K.193
02 In B minor, K.87
03 In F minor, K.386

Mozart: Variations and Sonata recorded in May 1954 (A00724R)
04 9 Variations on a Minuet by Jean-Pierre Duport, K.573
05 Piano Sonata in C, K.330 – I. Allegro moderato
06 Piano Sonata in C, K.330 – II. Andante cantabile
07 Piano Sonata in C, K.330 – III. Allegretto

Ravel: Sonatine in F-sharp minor recorded in Oct 1951 (A00143R)
08 I. Modéré
09 II. Mouvement de menuet
10 III. Animé

Schumann: Bunte Blätter, Op.99 recorded in Apr 1952 (A00108L)
11 3 Stücklein – I. Nicht schnell, mit Innigkeit
12 3 Stücklein – II. Sehr rasch
13 3 Stücklein – III. Frisch
14 5 Albumblätter – IV. Ziemlich langsam
15 5 Albumblätter – V. Schnell
16 5 Albumblätter – VI. Ziemlich langsam, sehr gesangvoll
17 5 Albumblätter – VII. Langsam
18 5 Albumblätter – VII. Sehr langsam

Schumann: Variations on the Name ABEGG, Op.1 recorded in Oct 1951 (A00372L)
19 Variations on the Name ABEGG

Disc 2
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15 recorded in May 1955 (A00372L)
01 I. Von fremden Ländern und Menschen
02 II. Kuriose Geschichte
03 III. Hasche-Mann
04 IV. Bittendes Kind
05 V. Glückes genug
06 VI. Wichtige Begebenheit
07 VII. Träumerei
08 VIII. Am Kamin
09 IX. Ritter com Steckenpferd
10 X. Fast zu ernst
11 XI. Fürchtenmachen
12 XII. Kind im Einschlummern
13 XIII. Der Dichter spricht

Schumann: Waldszenen, Op.82 recorded in May 1954 (A00372L)
14 I. Eintritt
15 II. Jäger auf der Lauer
16 III. Einsame Blumen
17 IV. Verrufene Stelle
18 V. Freundliche Landschaft
19 VI. Herberge
20 VII. Vogel als Prophet
21 VIII. Jagdlied
22 IX. Abschied

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.17 in D minor, op.31-2 “Tempest” recorded in May 1955 (A00296L)
23 I. Largo – Allegro
24 II. Adagio
25 III. Allegretto

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.18 in E-flat major, op.31-3 “Tempest” recorded in May 1955 (A00296L)
26 I. Allegro
27 II. Scherzo. Allgretto vivace
28 III. Menuetto. Moderato e grazioso
29 IV. Presto con fuoco

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Disc 3
Schubert: Piano Sonata in B-flat major, D.960 recorded in May 1955 (A00296L)
01 I. Molto moderato
02 II. Andante sostenuto
03 III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace con delicatezza
04 IV. Allegro ma non troppo

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.17 in D minor, Op.31-2 “Tempest” recorded in 1960 (835098)
05 I. Largo – Allegro
06 II. Adagio
07 III. Allegretto

Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.18 in E-flat major, Op.31-3 recorded in 1960 (835098)
08 I. Allegro
09 II. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
10 III. Menuetto: Moderato e grazioso
11 IV. Presto con fuoco

Disc 4
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.9 in E-flat major, K271 “Jeunehomme” recorded in Oct 1954 (A00259L)
01 I. Allegro
02 II. Andantino
03 III. Rondeau. Presto
Paul Sacher conducts Wiener Symphoniker

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K466 recorded in Oct 1954 (A00315L)
04 I. Allegro
05 II. Romance
06 III. [Allegro assai]
Mozart: Rondo in A major for piano and orchestra, K386 recorded in Oct 1954 (A00315L)
07 Rondo
Bernard Paumgartner conducts Wiener Symphoniker

Disc 5
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K466 recorded in Nov 1960 (835075)
01 I. Allegro
02 II. Romance
03 III. Allegro assai

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, K491 recorded in Nov 1960 (835075)
04 I. Allegro
05 II. Larghetto
06 III. Allegretto

Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.3 in C minor, op.37 recorded in Dec 1959 (835040)
07 I. Allegro con brio

Disc 6
01 II. Largo
02 III. Rondo. Allegro
Igor Markevitch conducts Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux

Mozart: Piano Concerto No.23 in A major, K488 recorded in Oct 1954 (A00315L)
03 I. Allegro
04 II. Adagio
05 III. Allegro assai
Paul Sacher conducts Wiener Symphoniker

Schumann: Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54 recorded in May 1951 (A00134R)
06 I. Allegro affetuoso
07 II. Intermezzo. Andantino grazioso
08 III. Allegro vivace
Willem van Otterloo conducts Philharmonisches Orchester Den Haag

Disc 7
de Falla: Noches en los jardines de España (Nights in the Gardens of Spain) recorded in Oct 1960 (835072)
01 I. En el Generalife (At the Generalife)
02 II. Danza lejana (A distance dance)
03 III. En los jardines de la Sierra de Corodoba (In the gardens of the Sierra de Cordoba)

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Chopin: Piano Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21 recorded in Oct 1960 (835072)
04 I. Maestoso
05 II. Larghetto
06 III. Allegro vivace
Igor Markevitch conducts Orchestre des Concerts Lamoureux

Clara Haskil Returns!

Like many of the recent “Original Masters” reissues, this 7CD set of music performed by pianist Clara Haskil has been available since last July as an import, and now has finally been released in the U.S. In fact, all of the music contained on “Clara Haskil: Philips Recordings 1951-1960” has been reissued previously on CD, in two different box sets in the now out-of-print “Clara Haskil Legacy” series. Despite this, it is wonderful to have these classic performances back, particularly because those “Legacy” volumes were fetching outrageous prices as rare collector’s items. Haskil was one of the legendary interpreters of Mozart and her Concerto recordings presented here of Nos. 9, 20 (two versions, mono & stereo), 23 & 24 (along with those she made for Westminster and DG — see my reviews of Mozart: Piano Concertos No 19 & 27 / Haskil, Fricsay and Mozart: Piano Concerto K.459; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3) are not to be missed. But also her Beethoven, Schumann and Chopin renditions are so delicately light and breathtaking, they cannot be overlooked, and they provide such a nice contrast to all the romantic ivory pounders out there. The first three CDs capture her sensitivity in various Sonatas, and they are most excellent. If you love great piano music and didn’t have a chance to get these marvelous performances the first time around, don’t miss out now!

5 Comments

  1. So far I only knew Haskil as an outstanding Mozart player. It will be interesting to hear the other recordings. Thank you for this upload!

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