Fourth part of the successful 4-part Signature Performance Series. Claudio Arrau, one of the twentieth centurys greatest pianists, offered this concert at New York Citys Avery Fisher Hall in 1983 to celebrate his 80th birthday. To a capacity crowd, Arrau demonstrates how he earned this reputation, and why he still deserves it. A Herculean performance of two Beethoven sonatas, the Waldstein and Appassionata, is followed by music of Debussy, Liszt and Chopin. In these six works, we see the truth of Arraus own words that an interpreter must give his blood to the work interpreted.
Recorded at the Avery Fisher Hall, New York, 6 Feburary 1983