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Myra Hess | Solo And Concerto Recordings (Myra Hess) (APR: APR7504) [Box set]

Myra Hess Audio CD
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  • Conductor: None
  • Composer: Various Composers
  • Audio CD (11 Feb 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: apr
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 136,848 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
2. Gigue
3. Prelude and Fugue
4. Allegro
See all 23 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Nocturne No. 4 in a Major
2. Nocturne in F Sharp Major, Op. 15, No. 2
3. AD MDCXX, Op. 55, No. 3
4. Furiant in C Major
See all 18 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. Préambule: Quasi Maestoso
2. Pierrot: Moderato
3. Arlequin: Vivo
4. Valse Noble: Un Poco Maestoso
See all 27 tracks on this disc
Disc: 4
1. Five Bagatelles, Op. 9
2. Lento - Allegro Inquieto
3. Poco Adagio
4. Allegro Non Troppo - Allegro Molto Ma Non Presto - Lento
See all 14 tracks on this disc
Disc: 5
1. Allegro Affettuoso
2. Intermezzo: Andantino Grazioso
3. Allegro Vivace
4. Thema: Andante
See all 22 tracks on this disc

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This set will prompt endless reappraisal as well as ample confirmation of Hess's enduring celebrity. --Gramophone, May'13

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Ouvres de Bach, Scarlatti, Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms, Schumann, Ravel, Debussy, Falla, Field, Chopin, Dvorak, Mozart... / Myra Hess, piano

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great British Pianist 20 Mar 2013
Format:Audio CD
MYRA HESS The Complete Solo & Concerto Studio Recordings

CD1 The American Columbia Recordings, 1928-1931 (78.51)
BACH/HESS Jesu, joy of man's desiring 17 January 1928 (3.18)
BACH Gigue from French Suite No 5 in G, BWV816 17 January 1928 (3.20)
BACH Prelude & Fugue in C sharp BWV848 from WTC I 23 April 1929 (3.21)
BACH Allegro from Toccata in G major, BWV916 23 April 1929 (1.58)
SCARLATTI Sonata in C minor L352 (Kk11) 14 March 1928 (1.58)
SCARLATTI Sonata in C major L104 (Kk159) 14 March 1928 (1.40)
SCHUBERT Sonata in A major D664, 16/17 February 1928
SCHUBERT/GANZ Ballet music from `Rosamunde' 17 February 1928 (3.52)
BEETHOVEN Bagatelle in B flat major Op 119 No 11 14 March 1928 (1.59)
BRAHMS Intermezzo in C major Op 119 No 3 " (1.43)
BRAHMS Capriccio in B minor Op 76 No 2 26 April 1929 (3.25)
SCHUMANN Vogel als Prophet Op 82 No 7 23 March 1931 (3.35)
MENDELSSOHN Song without Words Op 38 No 6 `Duetto' 3 May 1929 (2.43)
MENDELSSOHN Song without Words Op 67 No 4 `Spinning Song' " (1.46)
PALMGREN 'Cradle song' from Preludes Op 17, No 9, 26 April 1929 (3.24)
RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunte 19 January 1928 (5.52)
DEBUSSY Poissons d'or Images, Book 2 No 3, 17 February 1928 (3.49)
DEBUSSY La fille aux cheveux de linPréludes I, No 8, 17 February 1928 (2.21)
DEBUSSY Minstrels Préludes I, No 12 " (2.07)
GRIFFES The white peacock Op 7 No 1 3 May 1929 (4.34)
FALLA Ritual fire dance from `El amor brujo' 3 May 1929 (3.42)

CD2 The English Columbia Recordings, 1933 (80.43)
FIELD Nocturne No 4 in A major 17 October 1933 (3.39)
CHOPIN Nocturne in F sharp major Op 15 No 2 17 October 1933 (3.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful tribute 6 April 2013
By Rebecca
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There is a show currently going around the UK entitled 'Admission: One Shilling', performed by Patricia Routledge and Piers Lane, which tells the story of how Myra Hess came to start the famous lunchtime concerts in London's National Gallery during the Second World War, and this wonderful set of recordings, stunningly remastered and beautifully packaged, makes a fitting companion to that marvellous piece. At six-and-a-half hours this set is superb value, and APR are to be congratulated on producing what must now be the definitive collection for anyone interested in this extraordinary performer.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Memories of childhood! 26 July 2013
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This set brought back so many memories. My father went to her National Gallery recitals during WWII, so we had a few of her 78s in the house. I suppose that is the reason that so many of these performances sound 'just right' to me. It is how I got to listen to Debussy and Bach for the first time! Once the LP era came upon us we had other performaces but Hess always seemed to me to have the perfect tempo! And, of course, she was no mean pianist either. I loved this set, beautifully transfered by Mark Obert-Thorn.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sublime 2 Jan 2014
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This is a wonderfully valuable set, and full of treasures. However, I wish to comment on one particular piece...

My father always used to say to me that, of all the versions of Beethoven's Op.109 Sonata that he'd ever heard, Myra Hess's was the most perfect. Of course, "Perfect" is a dangerous, if not useless, word to use in such a subjective matter as the evaluation or opinion of a piece of classical music captured in a 'one-off' performance or recording...but in this instance, it is as near justified as I could ever imagine. The resolution of dominant to tonic which closes the restatement of the theme at the end of the finale, so pure and simple yet infinitely changed by the preceding variations, is unutterably sublime, transcendent, and emotionally fulfilling, and worth the price of the set on its own. Yes, the playing on this set is very much of its time - but please don't discard the past in your rush to embrace the future! Dame Myra Hess, even across the decades, still has much to teach us...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought a a present 25 Jan 2014
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Bought as a present for my brother who is a big classical music buff, he was most impressed that I had managed to find the CD and apparently he knew of the early recordings but had no idea that they had been remastered.
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