Elly Ney - Complete Edition of All Her Late Recordings (12 CD, APE)
Elly Ney - Complete Edition of All Her Late Recordings (12 CD, APE)

Audio CD
Number of Discs: 10 CD + 2 bonus CD
Format: APE (tracks)
Label: Colosseum Classics
Size: 2.85 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

CD 1
Beethoven.
01-03. Sonate Nr. 30
04-07. Sonate Nr. 31
08-09. Sonate Nr. 32

CD 2
Beethoven.
01. Andante favori
02. Albumblatt fur Elise
03. Sechs Variationen
04-05. Sonate Nr. 32

CD 3
Beethoven.
01-03. Konzert fur Klavier und Orchester Nr. 3
04-06. Konzert fur Klavier und Orchester Nr. 4
with Nurnberger Symphoniker & Willem van Hoogstraten

CD 4
Schubert. Schumann.
01-04. Schubert – Wanderer-Fantasie
05-17. Schumann – Symphonische Etuden
18-22. Schumann – Anhang zu den Symphonischen Etuden

CD 5
Beethoven.
01-04. Sonate Nr. 4
05-07. Sonate Nr. 8
08-11 Sonate Nr. 12

CD 6
Beethoven.
01-03. Konzert fur Klavier und Orchester Nr. 5
with Nurnberger Symphoniker & Willem van Hoogstraten
04-06. Sonate Nr. 23

CD 7
Beethoven.
01-03. Sonate Nr. 14
04-06. Sonate Nr. 17
07-09. Sonate Nr. 21

CD 8
Beethoven.
01-04. Sonate Nr. 18
05. Variationen op. 34
06. Adagio aus der Sonate Nr. 29
07. 32 Variotinen WoO 80
08. Rondo a capriccio op. 129
09. Sechs Ecossaisen

CD 9
Mendelssohn. Schubert. Chopin.
01. Mendelssohn – Lieder ohne Worte – op. 62 Nr. 3
02. Mendelssohn – Lieder ohne Worte – op. 19 Nr. 1
03. Mendelssohn – Lieder ohne Worte – op. 102 Nr. 5
04. Mendelssohn – Lieder ohne Worte – op. 62 Nr. 6
05. Mendelssohn – Lieder ohne Worte – op. 67 Nr. 4
06. Schubert – Impromtu op. 90 Nr. 3
07. Schubert – Impromtu op. 90 Nr. 4
08. Schubert – Moment Musical op. 94 Nr. 2
09. Schubert – Moment Musical op. 94 Nr. 3
10. Schubert – Moment Musical op. 94 Nr. 4
11. Schubert – Impromtu op. 142 Nr. 4
12. Chopin – Fantasie op. 49
13. Chopin – Ballade op. 47

CD 10
Mozart. Schubert.
01. Mozart – Rondo KV 511
02-04. Mozart – Sonate Nr. 11
05-07. Mozart – Sonate Nr. 10
08. Schubert – 15 Deutsche Tanze

CD 11 (bonus)
Brahms.
01-05. Sonate Nr. 3
06. Romanze op. 118, 5
07. Intermezzo op. 118, 6
08. Intermezzo op. 117, 1
09. Rhapsodie op. 119, 4
10. Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen, Choralvorspiel op. 122 Nr. 6
11. Kurzer Kommentar von Elly Ney
12. Sonate Nr. 1 – II. Andante
13. Kurzer Kommentar von Elly Ney
14. Sonate Nr. 1 – III. Scherzo

CD 12 (bonus)
Brahms, Schubert, Mozart, F. Bach, Mendessohn, Schumann, Gluck, J. S. Bach, Chopin.
01-02. gesprochen von – spoken by Elly Ney (1960)
03. Brahms
04-07. Schubert
08-09. Mozart
10. F. Bach
11. Mendelssohn
12-17. Schumann
18. Gluck
19-24. J. S. Bach
25-30. Chopin
31. Brahms

Could’ve been better.

Leslie Richford wrote a great review of this collection. I have nothing against the performances, but the sound irks me a little. The guitar sounds fine – it’s the fortepiano that gets under my skin at times. A handful of keys are out of tune, and it was mic’d and recorded in such a narrow way that the piano sounds like one of those uprights languishing away, forgotten, in the basement of a school, church, or nursing home. Also, because of the heavier reverb employed on the piano, it doesn’t blend well with the relatively dry and up-front recording of the guitar. It almost sounds as if the two musicians were in separate rooms. Carulli’s work, though miniaturistic, is still majestic in scope. a Bosendorfer, Yamaha, or Steinway would not have been an insult to him. In fact, I’m quite certain, he would’ve worn an ear to ear smile.

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