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Walter Gieseking, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Robert Heger I: Allegro Non Troppo
16 :07
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Walter Gieseking, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Robert Heger II: Allegrp Appassionato
07 :59
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Walter Gieseking Allegro Maestoso
07 :38
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Walter Gieseking Andante Espressivo
10 :52
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Walter Gieseking Scherzo: Allegro Energico
03 :59
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Walter Gieseking Intermezzo: Andante Molto
02 :57
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Walter Gieseking Allegro Moderato Ma Rubato
06 :26
08
Walter Gieseking Op. 76 No. 3 In A Flat
01 :51
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Walter Gieseking Op. 76 No. 4 In B Flat
02 :19
10
Walter Gieseking Op. 116 No. 4 In E
03 :58
11 04 :32
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Walter Gieseking Op. 119 No. 2 In E Minor
04 :20
13 03 :07
ARTIST
TITLE
Brahms: Works for Piano
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ARB 103CD ARB 103CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
10/16/2015

1996 release. A tireless teacher and performer who hated practicing piano, Walter Gieseking was recorded playing most of the piano's major works. Unlike the marathon studio sessions, his few and rare live appearances have a different character, a spontaneity and fire that the studio inhibited. Arbiter found a war trophy: two movements of a Brahms piano concerto from Berlin in 1944. A year later, when Germany was defeated, the Red Army seized Berlin radio's contents (including the furniture) and spirited all off to Moscow, where it languished until perestroika effected the return of all acknowledged stolen property; Arbiter was the first to notice its return. Gieseking's Brahms is a welcome relief from the sanctimony plaguing his music nowadays! This CD includes recordings from 1939-1956. These recordings of the Piano Concerto No.2 in B-Flat, Op. 83, feature Robert Heger and the Berlin Philharmonic.