Leon Fleisher | Complete Album Collection | CD Set

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Leon Fleisher is considered a living legend among the distinguished American pianists who emerged in the late forties and early fifties. Students travel from all over the globe to work with him or even just sit in on his master classes. In celebration of the artist's 85th birthday, the new 23-CD box set, Leon Fleisher: The Complete Album Collection, defines the personal and musical twists of his career. Beginning with his win at the 1952 Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels, the repertoire in this set includes Fleisher's iconic Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart, Schumann and Grieg concerto collaborations with George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra, along with his highly acclaimed solo recordings. Also represented is Fleisher at the peak of his later career when he had been diagnosed with focal dystonia in his right hand and was able to play concertos and recitals with only his left hand. Leon Fleisher's musical legacy will stand the test of time and The Complete Album Collection will enliven and stimulate music lovers and budding pianists alike.

Box Set Contents:

DISC 1 Schubert: Sonata in B-Flat Major; Schubert: L_ndler, Op. 171
DISC 2 Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43; Franck: Symphonic Variations; Delius: Irmelin-Prelude
DISC 3 Brahms: Variations and Fugue on a theme of Handel, Op. 24; Waltzes, Op. 39
DISC 4 Hindemith: The Four Temperaments; Hindemith: Five Pieces, Op. 44, No. 4; Hindemith: Funeral Music for Viola and Strings
DISC 5 Brahms: Concerto No. 1, Op. 15 Leon Fleisher - The Cleveland Orchestra - George Szell
DISC 6 Debussy: Suite Bergamasque; Ravel: Sonatine; Ravel: Valses Nobles et Sentimentales; Ravel: Alborada del Gracioso (from "Miroirs")
DISC 7 Beethoven: Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58; Mozart: Concerto No. 25 in C Major (K. 503)
DISC 8 Mozart: Sonata in C Major (K. 330); Sonata in E-Flat Major (K. 282); Rondo in D Major (K. 485)
DISC 9 Liszt: Sonata in B Minor; Weber: Sonata No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 70; Weber: Invitation to the dance, Op. 65
DISC 10 Grieg: Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16; Schumann: Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54
DISC 11 Chamber Music from Marlboro: Brahms: Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52; Schubert: The Shepherd on the rock, Op. 129
DISC 12 Beethoven: Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
DISC 13 Beethoven: Concerto No. 2 in B Flat Major, Op. 19; Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58
DISC 14 Beethoven: Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37
DISC 15 Beethoven: Concerto No. 5 in E Flat Major, Op. 73
DISC 16 Brahms: Concerto No. 2, Op. 83
DISC 17 Aaron Copland: Piano Sonata; Roger Sessions: From my diary; Kirchner: Piano Sonata; Rorem: Three Barcarolles
DISC 18 Brahms: Quintet in F Minor, Op. 34; Leon Fleisher - Juilliard String Quartet
DISC 19 Schubert: Fantasy in C Major, Op. 15 (D. 760); Piano Sonata in A Major, Op. 120 (D. 664)
DISC 20 Piano Works for the Left Hand: Takˆcs, Saint-Saens, Saxton, Bach, Blumenfeld, Scriabin, Godowsky
DISC 21 Piano Concertos for the Left Hand: Ravel, Prokofiev, Britten
DISC 22 Korngold, Schmidt: Music for Strings and Piano Left Hand
DISC 23 Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 7, 12, 23