JULIUS KATCHEN Complete Decca Recordings

JULIUS KATCHEN
Complete Decca Recordings

Int. Release 02 Sep. 2016
36 CDs


Track List

CD 1: Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos. 20 & 25; Sonata, K.331

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K.466

1.
14:02

2.
8:33

Piano Concerto No. 25 In C Major, K.503

5.
6:58

6.
8:37

Julius Katchen, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Karl Münchinger

Piano Sonata No.11 In A, K.331 -"Alla Turca"

8.
5:56

Julius Katchen

Total Playing Time: 1:17:35

CD 2: Mozart: Piano Concertos Nos.13 & 20; Piano Sonatas Nos. 16 & 13

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Concerto No. 13 in C major, K.415

1.
10:43

2.
5:09

Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K.466

4.
14:01

5.
8:40

Julius Katchen, New Symphony Orchestra, Peter Maag

Piano Sonata No.13 In B Flat, K.333

8.
5:00

Piano Sonata No.16 In C Major, K.545 "Sonata facile"

11.
2:13

12.
3:23

Julius Katchen

Total Playing Time: 1:21:34

CD 3: Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Rondo in B Flat

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15

2.
12:21

Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 19

5.
9:30

Julius Katchen, London Symphony Orchestra, Piero Gamba

Total Playing Time: 1:14:52

CD 4: Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 3 & 5

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 37

2.
11:14

Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-Flat Major, Op. 73 - "Emperor"

4.
19:35

Julius Katchen, London Symphony Orchestra, Piero Gamba

Total Playing Time: 1:14:21

CD 5: Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.4, Op.58; Fantasia, Op.80; Piano Sonata No.32, Op.111

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58

Julius Katchen, London Symphony Orchestra, Piero Gamba

Julius Katchen, London Symphony Chorus, London Symphony Orchestra, Piero Gamba

Piano Sonata No. 32 In C Minor, Op. 111

Julius Katchen

Total Playing Time: 1:18:03

CD 6: Beethoven: Diabelli Variations; Piano Sonata No. 32

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
33 Piano Variations In C Major, Op.120 On A Waltz By Anton Diabelli

Piano Sonata No. 32 In C Minor, Op. 111

Julius Katchen

Total Playing Time: 1:17:10

CD 7: Beethoven: Diabelli Variations; 6 Bagatelles

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
33 Piano Variations In C Major, Op.120 On A Waltz By Anton Diabelli

1.
0:47

18.
0:59

27.
0:44

6 Bagatelles, Op.126

36.
2:57

37.
2:46

38.
3:49

Julius Katchen

Total Playing Time: 1:05:55

CD 8: Beethoven: Piano Sonata No.23; Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Sonata No. 23 In F Minor, Op. 57 -"Appassionata"

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Fantasy In C Major "Wanderer", Op.15, D. 760

Solo piano

Julius Katchen

Total Playing Time: 41:08

CD 9: Schumann: Carnaval, Op.9; Symphonic Studies, Op.13

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Carnaval, Op.9

20.
0:00
0:56

22.
0:00
0:17

Symphonic Studies, Op.13

Version 1852 with Etudes from 1837 version

Julius Katchen

Total Playing Time: 1:06:13

CD 10: Chopin: Piano Sonatas 2 & 3 etc

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Piano Sonata No.2 In B-Flat Minor, Op.35

Piano Sonata No.3 In B Minor, Op.58

Julius Katchen

Total Playing Time: 1:18:19

CD 11: Works by Chopin, Mendelssohn & Franck

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
6 Preludes and Fugues, Op.35

3 Fantasies or caprices, Op.16

César Franck (1822 - 1890)
Prélude, Chorale et Fugue, FWV 21

7.
0:00
6:43

8.
0:00
6:32

Julius Katchen

Total Playing Time: 44:55

CD 12: Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition; Liszt: Mephisto Waltz

Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (1839 - 1881)
Pictures at an Exhibition

for Piano

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
10 Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173

Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev (1837 - 1910)
10.
0:00
7:56

Julius Katchen

Total Playing Time: 1:07:31

CD 13: Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Grieg: Piano Concerto in A Minor

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, S. 124

Piano Concerto No. 2 in A Major, S. 125

Julius Katchen, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Ataúlfo Argenta

Julius Katchen, London Symphony Orchestra, Piero Gamba

Edvard Grieg (1843 - 1907)
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16

11.
0:00
6:01

Julius Katchen, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, István Kertész

Total Playing Time: 1:20:56

CD 14: Brahms: Piano Sonata No.3; Variations & Fugue on a theme by Handel

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Piano Sonata No.3 In F Minor, Op.5

Variations And Fugue On A Theme By Handel, Op.24

6.
1:00

7.
0:56

8.
0:52

9.
0:42

10.
0:46

11.
1:12

12.
1:05

13.
0:37

14.
0:39

15.
1:11

16.
0:33

17.
1:00

18.
1:03

19.
1:44

20.
0:36

21.
0:43

22.
0:29

23.
0:30

24.
0:38

25.
1:07

26.
1:30

27.
0:45

28.
1:03

29.
0:34

30.
0:31

31.
0:33

32.
4:35

Julius Katchen

Total Playing Time: 59:59

CD 15: Brahms: Variations & Fugue on a Theme by Handel; Variations on a Theme by Paganini

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Variations And Fugue On A Theme By Handel, Op.24

1.
1:00

2.
0:54

3.
0:50

4.
0:45

5.
0:47

6.
1:09

7.
0:55

8.
0:37

9.
0:40

10.
1:07

11.
0:33

12.
0:56

13.
1:01

14.
1:41

15.
0:37

16.
0:43

17.
0:32

18.
0:32

19.
0:37

20.
1:04

21.
1:21

22.
0:40

23.
1:02

24.
0:32

25.
0:30

26.
0:33

27.
4:49

Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35

28.
0:00
11:52

29.
0:00
9:38

Julius Katchen

Total Playing Time: 47:57

CD 16: Brahms: Variations & Fugue on a Theme by Handel; 4 Ballades, Op.10

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Variations On A Theme By Paganini, Op.35

1.
11:24

2.
8:56

Variations And Fugue On A Theme By Handel, Op.24

3.
0:59

4.
0:54

5.
0:50

6.
0:49

7.
0:46

8.
1:11

9.
0:59

10.
0:35

11.
0:39

12.
1:04

13.
0:35

14.
1:00

15.
1:03

16.
1:34

17.
0:36

18.
0:43

19.
0:32

20.
0:32

21.
0:41

22.
1:03

23.
1:23

24.
0:48

25.
1:02

26.
0:32

27.
0:32

28.
0:34

29.
4:30

4 Ballades, Op.10

31.
0:00
5:49

33.
0:00
5:36

Julius Katchen

Total Playing Time: 1:06:58

CD 17: Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Schumann; Waltzes

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
16 Waltzes, Op.39

4.
0:00
9:23

Julius Katchen

Total Playing Time: 1:07:57

CD 18: Brahms: Piano Sonatas Nos. 1 & 2; Rhapsodies, Op.79

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Piano Sonata No.1 in C, Op.1

1.
8:03

2.
5:41

Piano Sonata No.2 in F sharp minor, Op.2

Julius Katchen

Total Playing Time: 1:07:02

CD 19: Brahms: Piano Sonata No.3; Piano Pieces, Op.117

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Piano Sonata No.3 In F Minor, Op.5

3.
4:41

7 Piano Pieces, Op.116

Julius Katchen

Total Playing Time: 1:01:05

CD 20: Brahms: Piano Pieces, Op.76, 118 & 119

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
8 Piano Pieces, Op.76

6 Piano Pieces, Op.118

13.
4:10

4 Piano Pieces, Op.119

Julius Katchen

Total Playing Time: 1:01:06

CD 21: Brahms: Intermezzi, Op.117; Hungarian Dances

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Intermezzi, Op.117

Julius Katchen

Julius Katchen, Jean-Pierre Marty

Total Playing Time: 1:01:32

CD 22: Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos. 2 & 3; Viola Sonatas

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Sonata For Violin And Piano No.2 In A, Op.100

Sonata For Violin And Piano No 3 In D Minor, Op.108

Ruggiero Ricci, Julius Katchen

Sonata No.1 in F Minor for Clarinet & Piano, Op.120, No.1

11.
4:56

Sonata No.2 in E Flat Major for Clarinet & Piano, Op.120, No.2

Thea King, Julius Katchen

Total Playing Time: 1:23:58

CD 23: Brahms: Violin Sonatas Nos. 1-3

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Sonata For Violin & Piano No.1 in G, Op.78

Sonata For Violin And Piano No.2 In A, Op.100

Sonata For Violin And Piano No 3 In D Minor, Op.108

Josef Suk, Julius Katchen

Total Playing Time: 1:07:54

CD 24: Brahms: Piano Trios Nos. 1 & 2

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Piano Trio No.1 in B Major, Op.8

Piano Trio No.2 In C, Op.87

Josef Suk, János Starker, Julius Katchen

Total Playing Time: 1:05:22

CD 25: Brahms: Piano Trio No.3; Cello Sonata No.2

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Piano Trio No.3 in C Minor, Op.101

János Starker, Josef Suk, Julius Katchen

Sonata For Cello And Piano No.2 In F, Op.99

János Starker, Julius Katchen

Josef Suk, Julius Katchen

Total Playing Time: 53:30

CD 26: Brahms: Piano Concerto No.1; Schumann: Piano Concerto

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor, Op. 15

2.
0:00
14:08

Julius Katchen, London Symphony Orchestra, Pierre Monteux

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 54

Julius Katchen, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, István Kertész

Total Playing Time: 1:18:20

CD 27: Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2 in B Flat; Schumann: Fantasie, Op.17

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-Flat Major, Op. 83

Julius Katchen, London Symphony Orchestra, János Ferencsik

Julius Katchen, Kenneth Heath, London Symphony Orchestra, János Ferencsik

Julius Katchen, London Symphony Orchestra, János Ferencsik

Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856)
Fantasie In C, Op.17

Julius Katchen

Total Playing Time: 1:17:52

CD 28: Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No.1; Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)
Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat Minor, Op. 23, TH 55

Julius Katchen, London Symphony Orchestra, Piero Gamba

Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev (1837 - 1910)
4.
7:57

Julius Katchen

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18

Julius Katchen, London Symphony Orchestra, Georg Solti

Total Playing Time: 1:12:29

CD 29: Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No.2; Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Dohnanyi: Nursery Variations

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C Minor, Op. 18

Julius Katchen, New Symphony Orchestra, Anatole Fistoulari

Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Op.43

Ernst von Dohnányi (1877 - 1960)
Variations on a Nursery Song, Op.25

32.
0:00
1:37

Julius Katchen, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult

Total Playing Time: 1:18:37

CD 30: Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3; Bartók: Piano Concerto No.3

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
Piano Concerto No.3, BB 127, Sz. 119

Julius Katchen, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Ernest Ansermet

Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Petrouchka

Version 1911

Tableau IV - The Shrovetide Fair (Towards Evening)

Tableau II - Petrushka's Room

Tableau III - The Blackamoor & The Ballerina

Tableau IV - The Shrovetide Fair (Towards Evening)

Julius Katchen, Paris Conservatoire Orchestra, Pierre Monteux

Total Playing Time: 1:24:00

CD 31: Gershwin: Piano Concerto; Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals

George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
Concerto in F

2.
0:00
10:56

Julius Katchen, Mantovani & His Orchestra

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)
Le carnaval des animaux, R. 125

Verses by Ogden Nash

8.
1:33

9.
2:10

10.
1:13

12.
0:47

14.
1:51

17.
2:59

Beatrice Lillie, Julius Katchen, Gary Graffman, London Symphony Orchestra, Skitch Henderson

Total Playing Time: 1:11:12

CD 32: Ravel: Piano Concerto in G; Bartok: Mikrokosmos Excerpts; Piano Concerto No.3

Maurice Ravel (1875 - 1937)
Piano Concerto in G Major, M. 83

Julius Katchen, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Béla Bartók (1881 - 1945)
Mikrokosmos, Sz. 107

Book 6

Julius Katchen

Piano Concerto No.3, BB 127, Sz. 119

Julius Katchen, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Total Playing Time: 1:21:50

CD 33: Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue; Britten: Diversions; Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No.3

George Gershwin (1898 - 1937)
Rhapsody in Blue

Julius Katchen, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Ned Rorem (1923 - )
Sonata No.2 for Piano

Julius Katchen

Benjamin Britten (1913 - 1976)
Diversions for piano (left hand) & orchestra, Op.21

6.
0:00
1:08

Julius Katchen, London Symphony Orchestra, Benjamin Britten

Sergei Prokofiev (1891 - 1953)
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26

Piano Concerto No. 3 in C Major, Op. 26

Julius Katchen, London Symphony Orchestra, István Kertész

Total Playing Time: 1:20:20

CD 34: Saint-Saëns: Carnival of the Animals

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835 - 1921)
Le carnaval des animaux, R. 125

2.
0:42

Julius Katchen, Gary Graffman, London Symphony Orchestra, Skitch Henderson

Julius Katchen, Gary Graffman

4.
2:07

5.
1:35

Julius Katchen, Gary Graffman, London Symphony Orchestra, Skitch Henderson

6.
0:53

Julius Katchen, Gary Graffman

7.
1:57

10.
1:14

11.
1:08

12.
1:27

Julius Katchen, Gary Graffman, London Symphony Orchestra, Skitch Henderson

13.
2:47

Julius Katchen, Gary Graffman, Kenneth Heath

14.
1:40

Julius Katchen, Gary Graffman, London Symphony Orchestra, Skitch Henderson

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, Cantata BWV 147

arr. Dame Myra Hess

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827)
Piano Sonata No.8 In C Minor, Op. 13 -"Pathétique"

Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Sonata No.16 In C Major, K.545 "Sonata facile"

Felix Mendelssohn (1809 - 1847)
Claude Debussy (1862 - 1918)
Suite bergamasque, L. 75

22.
4:56

Manuel de Falla Matheu (1876 - 1946)
El Amor Brujo

Ballet by G. Martinez Sierra

Julius Katchen

Total Playing Time: 1:06:37

CD 35: 78 Material

Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
Intermezzi, Op.117

Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849)
Franz Liszt (1811 - 1886)
César Franck (1822 - 1890)
Prélude, Choral et Fugue, FWV 21

7.
6:05

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1791)
Piano Sonata No.16 In C Major, K.545 "Sonata facile"

8.
2:15

Julius Katchen

Total Playing Time: 43:16

CD 36: Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini; Dohnányi: Nursery Variations

Sergey Vasil'yevich Rachmaninov (1873 - 1943)
Ernst von Dohnányi (1877 - 1960)
Julius Katchen, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Adrian Boult

Total Playing Time: 45:24

These recordings are clear evidence of his artistry and insights beyond mere technique, documented at the peak of his career.

. . . [listeners] will discover not only the breadth of this pianist's repertoire but also the trajectory of his artistic development . . . Any self-respecting Beethoven stylist would be happy to claim Katchen's untrammeled mastery and amazingly poised trills and double notes in the G major and Emperor concertos, while the Choral Fantasy features top-notch work from the orchestra's first-desk soloists . . . [Katchen] was completely at home with the Romantics and beyond . . . Lyrical breadth and irrepressible energy define Katchen's memorable Brahms concerto recordings, while the chamber collaborations with violinist Josef Suk and Janos Starker have rarely been bettered . . . Standing out among Katchen's concerto recordings are his collaborations with Istvan Kertesz: the famously high-wire Ravel works, an over-the-top Gershwin "Rhapsody in Blue", a scorching Bartók Third, and my all-time favorite Prokofiev Third . . . Katchen's compelling fusion of virtuosic fire and poetic repose continue to draw me into to his splendid Liszt concertos and Tchaikovsky First . . . And how the pianist's potent left hand struts and flickers throughout Britten's inventive Diversions, with the composer at the helm! . . . you'll never hear a more gorgeous rendition of the Mendelssohn/Liszt "On Wings of Song", be it
Katchen's mono or stereo versions . . . What a special pianist he was!

Die Mischung aus technischer Bravour, intellektuellem Tiefgang und spürbarem Engagement machte Katchen zum geradezu idealtypischen Brahms-Spieler . . . auch Schumanns "Carnaval" fand in Katchen seinen Meister. Das feingliedrige, hintergründige Spiel der Figuren aus Jean Pauls Seelen-Kabinett hat kaum ein Pianist so vielschichtig, dabei formvollendet in feingedrechselten Miniaturen zu inszenieren gewusst . . . in der nun erschienenen Box all seiner Decca-Aufnahmen finden sich feine, gar nicht verzärtelte Mozartaufnahmen und ein kraftvoller Beethoven-Zyklus unter der Leitung von Piero Gamba. Doch sind es die Romantiker-Interpretationen von Katchen, die Geschichte geschrieben haben. Im Verein mit bedeutenden Dirigenten, voran Pierre Monteux, Ernest Ansermet oder Adrian Boult, gelangen dem Künstler denkwürdige, in ihrer Mischung aus klarer Beherrschtheit der Pianistik und Sentiment idiomatisch ideale Darstellungen der Konzerte von Schumann, Grieg oder der hinreißend-komödiantischen Kinderlied-Variationen Ernst von Dohnányis . . . Eine himmelstürmendere Aufnahme von Ravels höllisch schwerem Konzert für die linke Hand ist kaum denkbar . . . Schließlich zählen auch seine Gershwin-Aufnahmen zu den Klassikern. Ganz zu schweigen von den Bravourakten der "Bilder einer Ausstellung" von Mussorgski oder gar Mili Balakirews "Islamey-Fantasie", mit der sich Katchen in den Olymp der Pianistik gespielt hat.