Arbiter Records ARB 167

Artur Schnabel in Performance with Joseph Szigeti & Pierre Fournier

  • 2 cd set with new restorations and first publications.
  • Released Jun 29, 2019
  • $36.99, free postage within the US
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Disc 1: Artur Schnabel Live Performances CD I

New restoration of the legendary 1948 Frick Collection sonata recital with Schnabel & Szigeti. Liner notes trace espionage-like efforts to bring this performance to light. Letters from Schnabel himself also contain reactions to the Second World War’s cultural debris in his descriptions of Furtwängler, Backhaus and Gieseking.

  1. Beethoven Sonata no. 5 for Violin & Piano, Op. 24: I 9:36
  2. Beethoven Sonata no. 5 for Violin & Piano, Op. 24: II 7:06
  3. Beethoven Sonata no. 5 for Violin & Piano, Op. 24: III 1:18
  4. Beethoven Sonata no. 5 for Violin & Piano, Op. 24: IV 6:22
  5. Mozart Sonata K.481 for violin & piano: I 6:47
  6. Mozart Sonata K.481 for violin & piano: II 12:23
  7. Mozart Sonata K.481 for violin & piano: III 6:40
  8. Beethoven Sonata no. 10 for Violin & Piano, Op. 96: I 9:45
  9. Beethoven Sonata no. 10 for Violin & Piano, Op. 96: II 6:54
  10. Beethoven Sonata no. 10 for Violin & Piano, Op. 96: III 1:55
  11. Beethoven Sonata no. 10 for Violin & Piano, Op. 96: IV 9:22

Disc 2: Artur Schnabel in Performance

In 1947, Schnabel formed an ensemble with violinist Joseph Szigeti, violist William Primrose, and cellist Pierre Fournier. They gave a series of concerts in London and Edinburgh. We bring to light Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D minor with Szigeti & Schnabel. Three otherwise unrecorded works by Schubert are captured along with an in-deoth lecture given by Szigeti on Beethoven’s sonatas explains their significance and neglect.

  1. Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D minor, Op.49: I 8:34
  2. Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D minor, Op.49: II 7:37
  3. Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D minor, Op.49: III 3:40
  4. Mendelssohn Piano Trio in D minor, Op.49: IV 8:05
  5. Schubert Klavierstück D.946: I 7:26
  6. Schubert Klavierstück D.946: II 8:01
  7. Schubert Piano Sonata in B, D.575: III 5:16
  8. Szigeti lectures on Beethoven 25:06