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ANIA DORFMANN: COMPLETE RCA ALBUM COLLECTION (9 CDs)

ANIA DORFMANN: COMPLETE RCA ALBUM COLLECTION (9 CDs)

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NOTE (July 7, 2017) - We were informed after our email had been sent that this title will not ship until the fall of 2017. Please do NOT order this title at this time. 

Ania Dorfmann was one of the Juilliard School's more venerated piano teachers. Her considerable accomplishments as a recording artist, however, are finally receiving their due with a 9-disc, original jacket, albums collection encompassing her complete recordings for RCA Victor. With this release, the vast majority of Dorfmann's RCA recordings are reissued on 8 CDs for the first time, transferred, mixed and mastered from the original analogue master discs and tapes, using updated technology. These include long, sought-after rarities such as her rare 1939 rendition of the ''Choral Fantasy'' with Arturo Toscanini, Beethoven's ''Moonlight'' and ''Pathetique'' Sonatas, concertos by Grieg and Mendelssohn, works of Schumann, Chopin and Tchaikovsky, and one of the first complete editions of Mendelssohn's Songs Without Words. Apparently Dorfmann was the first female piano soloist to collaborate with Arturo Toscanini, and their historic 1945 studio recording of Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 1 marked the start of the pianist's relationship with RCA.

The first ever CD release of Ania Dorfmann’s complete RCA Victor recordings from 1939–1959. Nine CDs transferred, mixed and mastered from the original analogue master discs and tapes using 24bit/192kHz technology. The collaborations with Arturo Toscanini include her rare 1939 recording of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and the 1945 Beethoven Piano Concerto No.1. A complete cycle of Mendelssohn’s Songs without Words and rare Tchaikovsky pieces, among them three previously unreleased movements from The Seasons. Facsimile LP sleeves and labels, booklet with full discographical notes.

Beethoven:
Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major, Op. 15
NBC Symphony Orchestra, Arturo Toscanini
Fantasia for Piano, Chorus and Orchestra in C minor, Op. 80
NBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, Arturo Toscanini
Ecossaises (6) in E flat major, WoO 83
Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 ‘Moonlight'
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathetique'


Chopin:
Waltz No. 1 in E flat major 'Grande Valse Brillante', Op. 18
Waltz No. 9 in A flat major, Op. 69 No. 1 'Farewell Waltz'
Waltz No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 64 No. 1 'Minute Waltz' (transcribed for two pianos)
Waltz No. 8 in A flat major, Op. 64 No. 3
Waltz No. 12 in F minor, Op. 70 No. 2
Waltz No. 5 in A flat major, Op. 42
Waltz No. 10 in B minor, Op. 69 No. 2
Waltz No. 4 in F major 'Grande Valse Brillante', Op. 34 No. 3
Waltz No. 3 in A minor 'Grande Valse Brillante', Op. 34 No. 2
Waltz No. 2 in A flat major 'Grande Valse Brillante', Op. 34 No. 1
Waltz No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2
Waltz No. 13 in D flat major, Op. 70 No. 3
Waltz No. 14 in E minor, Op. post., KKIVa:15, B 56
Écossaises (3), Op. 72 No. 3


Grieg:
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16
The Robin Hood Dell Orchestra Of Philadelphia, Erich Leinsdorf


Liszt:
Un Sospiro from 3 Concert Studies, S144 No. 3
recorded 1947
Un Sospiro from 3 Concert Studies, S144 No. 3
recorded 1953


Mendelssohn:
Rondo capriccioso in E major, Op. 14
recorded 1947
Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
The Robin Hood Dell Orchestra Of Philadelphia, Erich Leinsdorf
Rondo capriccioso in E major, Op. 14
recorded 1953
Song without Words, Op. 62 No. 1 in G major 'May Breezes'
recorded 1953
Song without Words, Op. 67 No. 4 in C major 'Spinning Song' or 'Bee's Wedding'
recorded 1953
Songs without Words, Book 1 (6), Op. 19b
Songs without Words, Book 2 (6), Op. 30
Songs without Words, Book 3 (6), Op. 38
Songs without Words, Book 4 (6), Op. 53
Songs without Words, Book 5 (6), Op. 62
Songs without Words, Book 6 (6), Op. 67
Songs without Words, Book 7 (6), Op. 85
Songs without Words, Book 8 (6), Op. 102


Menotti:
Ricercare and Toccata on a Theme from 'The Old Maid and the Thief'


Ravel:
Sonatine


Schumann:
Aufschwung, Op. 12, No. 2
Papillons, Op. 2
Album for the Young, Op. 68 - excerpts
Carnaval, Op. 9
Fantasiestücke, Op. 12


Tchaikovsky:
Album for the Young, Op. 39 (extracts)
The Seasons, Op. 37b: June (Barcarolle)
The Seasons, Op. 37b: November (Troika)
The Seasons, Op. 37b: October ('Autumn Song')
The Seasons, Op. 37b: April ('The Snowdrop')
The Seasons, Op. 37b: December (Christmas)