The complete works of Beethoven on 85 CDs plus a supplement particularly outstanding recordings of the past on 15 CDs!
Including the 32 legendary piano sonatas, played by the eccentric talent of the century Friedrich Gulda
These 12 CDs contain the complete Philips recordings of the great pianist Clara Haskil from 1951 to 1960.
The box set comprised 100 volumes featuring 72 pianists of the 20th century, each volume with two CDs and a booklet about the life and work of the featured pianist. The set contains a variety of composers from different eras, from Baroque to Contemporary classical.
The present set reunites three recitals by Clara Haskil: Hilversum (1952), Ludwigsburg Castle (1953) and the Edinburgh Festival (1957). The interest of this set resides in the recording of the Haydn sonata No. 37, the only one that exists of Clara Haskil. The Ludwigsburg recital on the other hand, is released for the first time complete.
This edition celebrates and marks the 50th anniversary (December 6, 1960) of the death of the great Romanian-born pianist.
The first comprehensive edition containing the entire of Clara Haskil's recordings for the Decca, Philips, Deutsche Grammophon and Westminster labels. The 17-CD set is released to mark the 50th anniversary (6 December 1960) of the death of the great Romanian-born pianist. The accompanying booklet also includes an infrormative article on Haskil "A prodigy of nature" by piano specialist Jeremy Siepmann.