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VariousClaudio Arrau – Complete RCA & Columbia Album Collection (12CD set) ... CD
Sony, 1940s/Early 50s. New Copy 12CD ... $36.99 39.98
A fantastic collection of work from one of the most important pianists of the 40s – a beautiful package that puts the music in wonderfully historical context, while also updating the sound and presentation! As with others in this series, the box features original album sleeves to replicate the album release of the material – but, since a good number of Arrau's RCA sessions were originally done in the pre-LP years, as 78rpm discs – they're brought together here on special collections that create albums out of that material, then moves into representations of Claudio Arrau's important full length albums for Columbia – plus a later RCA presentation of his 1942 recording of Bach's Goldberg Variations. The repertoire is relatively familiar – material by Liszt, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, and Albeniz – but the majesty of Arrau's performances completely opens them up. Features full notes in a bonus booklet – and 10 of the 12 CDs have been remastered for this package! CD

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VariousEmil Gilels – The Complete RCA & Columbia Album Collection (7CD set) ... CD
RCA/Sony, Late 50s/Early 60s/1979. New Copy 7CD ... $34.99 36.98
A scattered legacy in music, but a great one too – key American recordings made by Russian pianist Emil Gilels, who recorded much more frequently for the Deutsche Grammophon overseas! These seven albums are almost something of a miracle – given the Cold War time in which they were recorded, which saw far less travel for a Soviet artist. Yet each time Gilels got the chance to visit the US, the record companies were able to capture a moment – with some especially strong live recordings for RCA, and a few great later Columbia albums too. The set features two albums recorded with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Fritz Reiner; one solo album of Schubert sonatas; another album of Liszt and Schubert sonatas; a solo performance of material by Shostakovich and Bach; a performance of Chopin's Concerto No 1 with Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra; and a performance of Tchakovsky's Concerto No 1 with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Zubin Mehta. All seven albums are in tiny LP-styled cover replicas – and the box also includes a booklet with notes! CD

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✨✧ Idris MuhammadHouse Of The Rising Sun ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A surprising jazz funk stunner from drummer Idris Muhammad – part of his great second chapter of work for CTI in the 70s! Idris is working here in a style that's very different than his heavy-footed funky work on Prestige and Blue Note – and while it's easy to criticize him for not keeping the same old breakbeat funk style, it's also important to give him a lot of credit for pushing his vision way past the simple stock style of the earlier days! The record's a very nice set of complicated jazzy grooves – some a bit clubby, but many very nice, and with the kind of sophisticated funk arrangements that were on the best Kudu records. No surprise that Dave Matthews is putting together most of the cuts, save for one excellent groove that's arranged by Tom Harrell. Players include Fred Wesley, Ronnie Cuber, Eric Gale, and Wilbur Bascomb – and titles include "Baia", "Sudan", "Hey Pocky A Way", "Theme For New York City", which is based on the same Chopin haunting tune as Serge Gainsbourg's "Jane B"! CD
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✨✧ VariousArturo Benedetti Michelangeli – Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon (10 CD set) ... CD
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 10CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The complete Deutsche Grammophon recordings of pianist Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli – a musician who brought a great deal of passion to his performance, but also a strong sense of clarity – almost a search for the perfect intention of the composer, but one that was driven by an inner fire of his own! Michelangeli is wonderful in the orchestral performances here – with the Orchestre De Paris conducted by Barenboim, the NDR Symphony conducted by Garben, and the Vienna Symphony conducted by Giulini – but the large amount of solo performances are possibly even more amazing – stunning in their sense of tone and focus, filled with subtle emotional power, but never in a way that's cliched or sentimental. The 10CD set features every recording the pianist did for DG – piano concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, and Schumann – plus sonatas, ballads, and preludes from Debussy, Brahms, Chopin, Scarlatti, Galuppi, Schubert, and Beethoven. CD

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✨✧ VariousEmil Gilels – The Complete Recordings On Deutsche Grammophon (24CD set) ... CD
Deutsche Grammophon (Germany), 1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 24 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A true treasure trove – the complete Deutsche Grammophon catalog of pianist Emil Gilels in a 24CD box set – 7 of which are rare Russian recordings from early in his career! It spans a wide stretch of time, from as far back as his early career in Russia in the 1930s – rare recordings that have gone largely unheard for many many years – to classical piano benchmark material recorded much later. All of it impeccable material, in a generously filled box set! String players include Norbert Brainin, Leonid Kogan, Vasili Shirinsky, Dmitri Tsyganov, Rudolf Barshai, Vadim Boriskovsky, Peter Shidlof, Mstislav Rostropovich and others – with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Leningrad Philharmonic, USSR Radio Symphony and other orchestras – on compositions by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Greig, Mozart, Shubert, Prokofiev, Kabalevsky and others. A great value! CD

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