Byron Janis: The RCA Recordings (1950-1959) (5-CD)

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Discs: 5
Record Label: RCA
Release Date: October 14, 2016

“Bracing, virile interpretations [that] sound as fresh and modern today as they must have 60-plus years ago.” — ClassicsToday.com

Byron Janis has been called on of the most exciting and dynamic American pianists to emerge on the post-war scene. This 5-disc set includes his RCA recordings dating from 1950 to 1959, repertoire ranging from solo piano works to beloved, romantic piano concertos performed with the Chicago and Boston Symphony Orchestras.

Contents:

Schumann Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54
Fritz Reiner conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
1959, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Liszt Totentanz for Piano and Orchestra
Fritz Reiner conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
1959, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Strauss Burleske for Piano and Orchestra
Fritz Reiner conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
1957, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-sharp Minor, Op. 1
Fritz Reiner conductor
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
1957, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 in D Minor, Op. 30
Charles Munch conductor
Boston Symphony Orchestra

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition

Liszt Paraphrase de concert sur Rigoletto (Concert Paraphrase on Rigoletto), S. 434

Liszt Liebestraume (Dreams of Love), S. 541, No. 3

Liszt Hungarian Rhapsodies, S. 244, No. 6

Schulz-Evler Concert Arabesques on Themes by Johann Strauss, “The Beautiful Blue Danube”

Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue
Hugo Winterhalter and his Orchestra

Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Minor, Op. 31, No. 2 (The Tempest)

Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 21 in C Major, Op. 53 (Waldstein)

Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 30 in E Major, Op. 109

Schubert 4 Impromptus, D. 899, No. 2 in E-flat Major

Brahms Waltzes, Op. 39, Nos. 1, 2, 6 & 15

Chopin Piano Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 35 (Funeral March)

Chopin Impromptu No. 1, Op. 29

Chopin Etudes, Op. 10: No. 5 in G-flat Major (Black Keys)

Chopin Mazurka in A Minor, Op. 17

Chopin Scherzo No. 3 in C-sharp Minor, Op. 39

Chopin Waltzes, Op. 34: No. 2 in A Minor (Grande valse brillante)

Chopin Waltz in E Minor, B. 56

Chopin Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23

Chopin Etudes, Op. 10: No. 8 in F Major