Sviatoslav Richter (piano), Maurizio Pollini (piano), Artur Rubinstein (piano), Vladimir Horowitz (piano), Van Cliburn (piano), Geza Anda (piano), Clara Haskil (piano), Leon Fleisher (piano), Julius Katchen (piano), Byron Janis (piano)
Ten of the world’s greatest pianists of the 20th century - Sviatoslav Richter, Maurizio Pollini, Artur Rubinstein, Vladimir Horowitz, Van Cliburn, Geza Anda, Clara Haskil, Leon Fleisher, Julius Katchen and Byron Janis - are featured in this special 10-CD box set of some of their best albums.
Collectively the hands of these outstanding artists brought to life, often in exceptional ways, the major works of the piano literature, both concertos and solo piano music. Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Liszt and Chopin are represented as are Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert and Schumann, Scriabin and Prokofiev. The result is a portrait of an epoch unique in its pianistic versatility.
The original artwork, both European and American, is printed on the sleeves of these 12 exemplary albums recorded by ten giants of the keyboard.
Piano Sonata No. 12 in A flat major, Op. 26 'March Funebre'
Piano Sonata No. 23 in F minor, Op. 57 'Appassionata'
Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24
Waltz, Op. 39 No. 1 in B major
Waltz, Op. 39 No. 2 in E major
Waltz, Op. 39 No. 3 in G sharp minor
Waltz, Op. 39 No. 4 in E minor
Waltz, Op. 39 No. 5 in E major
Waltz, Op. 39 No. 6 in C sharp major
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
Polonaise No. 6 in A flat major, Op. 53 'Héroïque'
Preludes (24), Op. 28
Au bord d'une source (Années de pèlerinage I, S. 160 No. 4)
Sonetto 104 del Petrarca (Années de pèlerinage II, S. 161 No. 5)
Funérailles (Harmonies poétiques et religieuses, S. 173 No. 7)