Daniel Barenboim. The Romantic Piano
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The collection contains 18 tracks (more than 76 minutes) of piano selections by Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Mendelssohn, Schumann, Chopin, and Liszt. The recordings are from albums originally released by "Deutsche Grammophon" and EMI from 1966 until 1984.
Number of CD(s) in package: 1
1. Beethoven "Moonlight" Sonata
2. Beethoven "Pathetique" Sonata
3. Mozart Piano Sonata K.332
4. Mozart Piano Sonata K.576
5. Schubert Impromptu D.889
6. Schubert Moment Musical no.2
7. Mendelssohn Songs without Words: Op.19 no.1
8. Mendelssohn Songs without Words: Venetian Gondola Song op.62 no.5
9. Mendelssohn Songs without Words: Spring Song
10. Schumann Scenes from Childhood: Foreigh lands and People
11. Schumann Scenes from Childhood: Dreaming
12. Schumann Carnaval: Valse noble
13. Chopin Nocturne Op.9 no.2
14. Chopin Nocturne Op.27 no.2
15. Chopin Prelude Op.28 no.4
16. Liszt Consolation no.2
17. Liszt Consolation no.3
18. Liszt Dreams of Love: Nocturne no.3
Daniel Barenboim was born in Buenos Aires in 1942 to parents of Jewish Russian descent. In August 1950, when he was only seven years old, he gave his first official concert in Buenos Aires.
Important influences in his development as a musician included Artur Rubinstein and Adolf Busch, both of whom performed in Argentina. The Barenboim family moved to Israel in 1952. Two years later, in the summer of 1954, the parents brought their son to Salzburg to take part in Igor Markevich's conducting classes. During that same summer he also met Wilhelm Furtwängler, played for him and attended some of the great conductor's rehearsals and a concert. Furtwängler subsequently wrote a letter including the words, "The eleven year-old Barenboim is a phenomenon …" that was to open many doors to Daniel Barenboim for a long time afterwards. In 1955 the young Daniel Barenboim studied harmony and composition with Nadia Boulanger in Paris.
Daniel Barenboim made his debut as a pianist in Vienna and Rome in 1952, in Paris in 1955, in London in 1956 and in New York in 1957 with Leopold Stokowski conducting the Symphony of the Air. From then on, he made annual concert tours of the United States and Europe. He toured Australia in 1