Gregor Piatigorsky, The Art Of The Cello, 36 CD Box Set. BRAND NEW

Gregor Piatigorsky, The Art Of The Cello, 36 CD Box Set. BRAND NEW
Gregor Piatigorsky, The Art Of The Cello, 36 CD Box Set. BRAND NEW
Gregor Piatigorsky, The Art Of The Cello, 36 CD Box Set. BRAND NEW
Gregor Piatigorsky, The Art Of The Cello, 36 CD Box Set. BRAND NEW

Gregor Piatigorsky, The Art Of The Cello, 36 CD Box Set. BRAND NEW

Brand new in shrink wrap. He has been called the greatest string player of all time. His playing, which brought tears to the eyes of the immortal Fritz Kreisler, was noted for its exceptional technical control and wide range of expression.

When Richard Strauss heard Gregor Piatigorsky perform with the Berlin Philharmonic, he exclaimed, Finally I have heard my Don Quixote as I imagined him. Sony Classical is pleased to announce a definitive release collecting Piatigorskys celebrated RCA and American Columbia recordings for the first time in a single edition. Most of the performances on the first half of the release, recorded between 1940 and 1947, have never before been transferred from the original analogue masters. Born in 1903 in Ukraine, Piatigorsky studied with his father before entering the Moscow Conservatory.

When only 15, he was invited to join Moscows foremost string quartet, the Lenin Quartet, and the same year he was appointed principal cellist at the Bolshoi. In 1921, he left the USSR to study in Leipzig with the renowned Julius Klengel, and in 1924 Furtwngler engaged him as principal cellist of the Berlin Philharmonic.

During the prime years of his long and extraordinarily successful career, on both sides of the Atlantic, Piatigorskys interpretations were documented by Columbia and RCA. His famous version of the Dvork Cello Concerto with Charles Munch and the Boston Symphony Orchestra from 1960 possesses a strength, humanity and recreative fervor that never pall (Gramophone). Piatigorsky formed chamber partnerships with many outstanding musicians of the era for example, with Artur Schnabel and Vladimir Horowitz; with Nathan Milstein, and with Arthur Rubinstein.

Most important of all, was the collaboration with Heifetz, his closest friend. In 1961, after finally settling in Los Angeles, he and Heifetz established a famous chamber series. 36 CDs: 21 CDs (58%) are the complete Heifetz/Piatigorsky Concerts. Only 15 CDs do not involve Jascha Heifetz. This is the fourth time the Heifetz/Piatigorsky Concerts have been issued on CD (the first time in 24bit/192kHz).

For links to earlier editions, see Part 4 at the end of this review. Gregor Piatigorsky was born in the Ukraine, then part of Russia, in 1903.

In the Twentieth Century, Ukrainian Jewish families produced more world famous "Russian" musicians than the rest of Russia (or the Soviet Union) combined: Vladimir Horowitz (Kiev), Alexander Brailowsky (Kiev), Benno Moiseiwitsch (Odessa), Nathan Milstein (Odessa), David Oistrakh (Odessa), Emil Gilels (Odessa), Leonid Kogan (Dnipropetrovsk) and Gregor Piatigorsky (Ekaterinoslav). He was there for the Berlin Philharmonic's first electrical recording in 1926: Beethoven Symphony 5 conducted by Furtwängler, plus recordings with Horenstein (Bruckner Symphony 7), Kleiber, Knappertsbusch, Pfitzner and Richard Strauss (unfortunately not Don Quixote), before leaving Berlin to pursue a solo career. EMI RECORDINGS NOT IN THE SONY BOX: In the 1930s, Piatigorsky was under contract to EMI (now owned by Warner). Three famous pre-war recordings are not in this box: -- 1934 Schumann Cello Concerto with Barbirolli/London Philharmonic..

- 1934 Beethoven Cello Sonata No. - 1936 Brahms Cello Sonata No. 1 with Arthur Rubinstein (Warner loaned it to Sony twenty years ago for the Rubinstein Edition, but not this time). For links to these recordings on CD, see Comment One (sort by "Oldest"). MISSING RCA RECORDING: BEETHOVEN SONATAS Piatigorsky emigrated to America in 1940 and signed a contract with Columbia Records. He switched to RCA in 1950, but a major RCA recording is missing from this box: Beethoven: Five Sonatas for Cello & Piano, recorded in 1954. Gregor Piatigorsky was the main attraction: British pianist Solomon, on loan from EMI, was second-billed. RCA and EMI both agreed that these are the "Sonatas for Cello and Piano" (see photos 2 & 3).

Yes, I know these were originally published as "Grande Sonates pour Pianoforte et Violoncelle par Louis van Beethoven", but except for a few pedants, no one calls them that anymore (sorry pianists). Most recently issued on two Testament CDs. Beethoven: Cello Sonatas / Brahms: Cello Sonata No.

Maybe Warner could give us a box of all Piatigorskys EMI recordings? PACKAGING & SOUND 36 CDs in original jacket format, with an impressive 96 page booklet, but lacking an index to the individual works. - Mono recordings: most have been newly mastered (at 24bit/192kHz) by Andreas K. - the Heifetz/Piatigorsky stereo chamber music remasterings appear identical to the 2016 Martin Kistner/Brett Zinn remasterings in the Jascha Heifetz Stereo Collection, but with one difference: The 2016 remasterings were 24bit/96kHz. The 2018 remasterings are 24 bit/192kHz.

I didnt hear any improvement, but I dont have state-of-the-art audiophile equipment or state-of-the-art ears. - no bit rate claims are made for the non-Heifetz stereo material. This usually means they are the older 16 & 20 bit remasterings. The stereo Brahms double concerto, Dvorak and Walton concerti are the 25 year-old Living Stereo remasterings (I'm not complaining: everything sounds fine to me).

Out of frustration, I have created my own index to the contents: Part 1 of 4, CELLO & ORCHESTRA: BLOCH -- Schelomo: Charles Munch, Boston Symphony: CD15 (1960 stereo) BRAHMS -- Concerto for Violin and Cello: ------ with Nathan Milstein: Fritz Reiner, Robin Hood Dell Orchestra aka Philadelphia Orch: CD11 (1951 mono) ------ with Jascha Heifetz: Alfred Wallenstein, RCA Symphony: CD22 (1960 stereo) BRUCH -- Kol Nidrei: Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Orch: CD6 (1947 mono) DVORAK -- Concerto for Cello: ------ Eugene Ormandy, Philadelphia Orch: CD6 (1946 mono) ------ Charles Munch, Boston Symphony: CD19 (1960 stereo) HAYDN -- Divertimento after Hob XI:95+113: Piatigorsky solo & conductor: CD25 (1963 stereo) ROZSA -- Theme & Variations from Sinfonia Concertante with Jascha Heifetz violin & conductor: CD25 (1963 stereo) SAINT-SAENS -- Concerto for Cello No. 1: ------ Frederick Stock, Chicago Symphony: CD2 (1940 mono) ------ Fritz Reiner, RCA Symphony: CD11 (1950 mono) R.

STRAUSS -- Don Quixote (Now I've heard my Don Quixote as I imagined him). ----- Fritz Reiner, Pittsburgh Symphony: CD2 (1941 mono) ------ Charles Munch, Boston Symphony: CD12 (1953 mono) VIVALDI --Concerto for Violin & Cello RV547 with Jascha Heifetz, violin & conductor: CD26 (1963 stereo) WALTON -- Cello Concerto: Charles Munch, Boston Symphony: CD15 (1960 stereo) ------------------------------------------------- Part 2 of 4, SONATAS & LARGE-SCALE WORKS: BACH -- Sonata for Cello & Harpsichord BWV1028 with Ralph Berkowitz piano: CD13 (1953 mono) BARBER -- Sonata for Cello & Piano with Ralph Berkowitz: CD14 (1956 mono) BEETHOVEN -- Sonatas (5) for Cello & Piano with Solomon (1954 mono), Not in this box, owned by Warner -- Sonata for Cello & Piano No. 2 with Ralph Berkowitz: CD3 (1945 mono) -- Variations on "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" with Lukas Foss piano: CD18 (1955 mono) -- Variations on "See the Conqu'ring Hero Comes" with Lukas Foss piano: CD18 (1955 mono) -- Variations on "Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen" with Lukas Foss piano: CD18 (1955 mono) BOCCHERINI -- Sonata for Cello & Piano Op. 2 with Valentin Pavlovsky: CD1 (1941 mono) BRAHMS -- Sonata for Cello & Piano No. 1 with Arthur Rubinstein: CD34 (1966 stereo) -- Sonata for Cello & Piano No. 2 ------ with Ralph Berkowitz: CD3 (1947 mono) ------ with Arthur Rubinstein: CD34 (1966 stereo) CHOPIN -- Sonata for Cello & Piano ------ with Ralph Berkowitz: CD5 (1947 mono) ------ with Rudolf Firkusny: CD27 (1965 stereo) -- Introduction and Polonaise brillante with Valentin Pavlovsky piano: CD1 (1941 mono) DEBUSSY -- Sonata for Cello & Piano with Lukas Foss: CD18 (1958 stereo) HAYDN -- Divertimento after Hob XI:95+113 with Valentin Pavlovsky piano: CD1 (1942 mono) HINDEMITH -- Sonata for Cello & Piano with Ralph Berkowitz: CD14 (1956 mono) MENDELSSOHN -- Sonata for Cello & Piano No. 2 with Leonard Pennario: CD31 (1965 stereo) MOZART -- Sonatina in A Major after K439b with Ralph Berkowitz piano: CD1 (1945 mono) PROKOFIEV -- Sonata for Cello & Piano -------- with Ralph Berkowitz: CD13 (1953 mono) -------- with Rudolf Firkusny: CD27 (1965 stereo) SCHUMANN -- Fantasiestücke Op. 73 ------ with Ivor Newton piano: CD1(1940 mono) ------ with Ralph Berkowitz piano: CD5 (1947 mono) SHOSTAKOVICH -- Sonata for Cello & Piano with Valentin Pavlovsky: CD4 (1942 mono) R. STRAUSS -- Sonata for Cello & Piano with Leonard Pennario: CD31 (1966 stereo) STRAVINSKY -- Suite Italienne for Cello & Piano after Pulcinella with Lukas Foss: CD18 (1958 stereo) WEBERN -- Three Pieces for Cello & Piano Op. 11 with Charles Rosen: CD7 (1972 stereo) Creator recordings: The Hindemith Sonata, Walton Concerto, and Stravinsky's Suite Italienne were Piatigorsky premieres. Stravinsky's Suite Italienne for Cello & Piano was a collaboration with Piatigorsky (1933). That same year Stravinsky also arranged a violin & piano version with Samuel Dushkin. In the early 1960s, Heifetz and Piatigorsky created their own version for violin & cello. The first and third versions are included in this box. Rozsas Sinfonia Concertante (1966) was commissioned and premiered by Heifetz and Piatigorsky, though they only recorded an early draft of the theme and variations second movement (1963). ------------------------------------------------ Part 3 of 4, ENCORES: BLAND Carry Me Back to Old Virginny + FOSTER My Old Kentucky Home with Marian Anderson contralto, Franz Rupp piano: CD11 (1952 mono) BUSONI Sostenuto ed espressivo from Kleine Suite with Lukas Foss piano: CD18 (1958 stereo) CUI Kaleidoscope: Orientale with Ralph Berkowitz: CD4 (1945 mono) DEBUSSY Romance with Valentin Pavlovsky piano: CD1 (1941 mono) FAURE Élégie with Ralph Berkowitz piano: CD5 (1947 mono) / Tarentelle with Valentin Pavlovsky piano: CD1 (1942 mono) FOSS Capriccio for Cello with Lukas Foss piano: CD18 (1958 stereo) GRANADOS Goyescas Intermezzo with Ralph Berkowitz piano: CD11 (1950 mono) / Orientale with Valentin Pavlovsky piano: CD1 (1941 mono) NARDINI Lento from Sonata in C Major with Ralph Berkowitz piano: CD1 (1945 mono) PROKOFIEV Masques from Romeo and Juliet with Valentin Pavlovsky piano: CD1 (1941 mono) RACHMANINOV Vocalise with Ralph Berkowitz piano: CD4 (1945 mono) RAVEL Pièce en forme de habanera with Valentin Pavlovsky piano: CD1 (1941 mono) RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Song of India with Ralph Berkowitz piano: CD4 (1945 mono) RUBINSTEIN Melodie in F Major / Romance in E-Flat Major, both with Ralph Berkowitz: CDs 4,11 (1945,1950 mono) SAINT-SAENS The Swan from Carnival of the Animals with Valentin Pavlovsky piano: CD1 (1941 mono) and Ralph Berkowitz piano: CD11 (1945 mono) SCHUBERT Adagio D. 178 / Moment Musical No. 3 / Three Minuets D. 336, 380, 600 / Variations D. 603, all with Ralph Berkowitz piano: CDs 1,5,11 (1945-47 mono) TCHAIKOVSKY Chanson triste / None but the Lonely Heart / Valse sentimentale, all with Ralph Berkowitz piano: CDs 4,11 (1945-50 mono) WEBER Rondo Op. 3 with Ralph Berkowitz piano CD11 (1950 mono) ------------------------------------------------- Part 4 of 4, CHAMBER MUSIC WITH HEIFETZ: This is the fourth time the complete Heifetz/Piatigorsky Concerts have been reissued.

- in 2010 they were part of the massive 103 CD. Jascha Heifetz - The Complete Album Collection.

There was an earlier version, but I cant find it on Amazon. - in 2013 just the Heifetz/Piatigorsky recordings were repackaged in. The Heifetz / Piatigorsky Concerts: Album Collection. (out-of-print) -- in 2016 the Heifetz/Piatigorsky stereo recordings were repackaged in. Jascha Heifetz - The Complete Stereo Collection Remastered.

(four mono CDs are not included) In 1940, Jascha Heifetz, Arthur Rubinstein, and cellist Emmanuel Feuermann formed a piano trio which RCA billed as the Million Dollar Trio. Feuermann died in 1942, but the trio re-formed in 1949 with Gregor Piatigorsky as cellist.

The new Million Dollar Trio recorded trios by Mendelssohn, Ravel and Tchaikovsky, but broke up due to a quarrel between alpha-males Heifetz and Rubinstein. Piatigorsky and Heifetz remained on good terms, and began a new chamber music series in 1957. Stereo unless otherwise indicated: ARENSKY -- Piano Trio No. 32 with Leonard Pennario piano: CD26 (1963) BACH -- Three 3-Part Inventions BWV 789, 790, 795 with William Primrose viola: CD21 (1960) BEETHOVEN -- Piano Trio Op. 1 with Jacob Lateiner piano: CD25 (1964) -- Piano Trio Op.

2 are stereo BOCCHERINI -- Sonata for Violin & Cello in D Major: CD30 (1964) BRAHMS -- Piano Trio Op. 87 with Leonard Pennario piano: CD35 (1963) -- Piano Quartet Op. 60 with Lateiner piano, Schonbach viola: CD30 (1965) -- String Quintet Op. 111 with Baker violin, Rosenthal, Thomas violas, Rejto cello: CD8 (1968) -- String Sextet Op. 36 with Baker violin, Primrose, Majewski violas, Rejto cello: CD23 (1961) DVORAK -- Piano Trio No.

3 with Leonard Pennario piano: CD7 (1963) -- Piano Trio No. 4 Dumky with Jacob Lateiner: CD33 (1968) -- Piano Quintet Op. 81 with Lateiner piano, Baker violin, William Primrose or Joseph de Pasquale viola: CDs 29,36 (two recordings, both 1964) FRANCAIX -- String Trio with Joseph de Pasquale viola: CD29 (1964) FRANCK -- Piano Quintet with Pennario piano, Baker violin, Primrose viola: CD23 (1961) GLIERE -- Prelude for Violin & Cello Op. 1: CD7 (1963) HANDEL- HALVORSEN -- Passacaglia for Violin & Cello: CD7 (1963) KODALY -- Duo for Violin & Cello: CD20 (1960) MARTINU -- Duo for Violin & Cello No.

1: CD26 (1964) MENDELSSOHN -- Trio No. 49 with Arthur Rubinstein piano: CD9 (1950 mono) -- Trio No. 66 with Leonard Pennario piano: CD32 (1963) -- Octet with Baker, Belnick, Stepansky violins, Primrose, Majewski violas, Rejto cello: CD24 (1961) MOZART -- Quintet K515 with Baker violin, Primrose, Majewski violas: CD32 (1964) -- Quintet K516 with Baker violin, Primrose, Majewski violas: CD24 (1961) RAVEL -- Piano Trio with Artur Rubinstein piano: CD9 (1950 mono) SCHUBERT -- Piano Trio D.

100 with Jacob Lateiner piano: CD35 (1965) -- String Trio D. 581 with William Primrose viola: CD21 (1960) -- String Quintet D. 956 with Baker violin, William viola, Rejto cello: CD22 (1961) SPOHR -- Double Quartet for Strings Op. 65 with Amoyal, Baker, Rosenthal violins, Harshman, Thomas violas, Lesser cello: CD33 (1968) STRAVINSKY -- Suite Italienne arr.

Violin & Cello: CD7 (1963) TCHAIKOVSKY -- Piano Trio with Artur Rubinstein piano: CD10 (1950 mono) -- String Sextet "Souvenir de Florence" with Baker violin, Thomas & Rosenthal violas, Lesser cello: CD36 (1968) TOCH -- Divertimento for Violin & Cello Op. 2: CD30 (1965) TURINA -- Piano Trio No. 35 with Leonard Pennario: CD28 (1963). The item "Gregor Piatigorsky, The Art Of The Cello, 36 CD Box Set.

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