Mischa Maisky Plays Strauss

A recording of a live concert at the Richard-Strauss-Tage Garmisch-Partenkichen 2003 with Mischa Maisky (cello) and Pavel Gililov (piano) playing the Sonata in F major op. 6 for violoncello and piano by Richard Strauss.
Directed by Benedict Mirow – 25’

Emile Naoumoff: Piano Recital
In this live recording from the Munich Philharmonie, the Bulgarian pianist performs Glenn Gould's Unfinished Sonata, his own Valse pour Nadia and Las Brisas, his arrangement of Bach's Passacagliaand Fugue in C minor BWV582, and Françaix's Five Encores.
Directed by Dieter Hens – 42'

Gerhard Oppitz: Bach and Liszt
Recorded live at the Herkulessaal, Munich, pianist Gerhard Oppitz plays Liszt's Variations on Bach's Cantata No. 12 and Bach's Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor BWV903.
Directed by János Darvas - 33'

Gerhard Oppitz and Nicolas Economou: Rachmaninov
The two great pianists and friends give a sparkling performance of Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances Nos. 1-3 Op.45, in this live recording.
Directed by János Darvas - 36'

Gerhard Oppitz and Gottfried Schneider in Concert
From the rococo hall of the Schaezler Palace, Augsburg, Oppitz on piano and Schneider on violin - play Mozart's Sonatas for Violin and Piano No.25 in F (K377), No. 26 in B flat K378, No. 28 in E flat major K380; Leopold Mozart's Divertimento for Violin and Piano in G major and von Einem's Sonata Op.11.
Directed by János Darvas - 84'

Cristina Ortiz: Piano Recital
The Brazilian-born pianist Cristina Ortiz, a regular concert soloist and guest artist with leading international orchestras, plays music by Mendelssohn, Brahms, Albéniz and Debussy in this live recording of a recital she gave during the Münchner Klaviersommer.
Directed by Dieter Hens - 65'

Anthony and Joseph Paratore: Contemporary Music for Two Pianos
Recorded live in concert during the Münchner Klaviersommer, the Paratore brothers play a programme of music from the modern repertoire, including Stravinsky's Sacre du printemps; Gershwin's Concerto in F; Charles Ives' Three Quarter-Tone Piano Pieces; and Sonata for Two Pianos, which was written for them by William Bolcom.
Directed by Dieter Hens – 100'


Anthony and Joseph Paratore: Four Hands and Two Pianos
This live recording presents the Italian-American brothers in a concert of music for four hands and two pianos. It includes Schoenberg's Chamber Symphony No. 1 Op.9 in Berg's arrangement for four hands, Wolfgang Rihm's Masque, Stravinsky's Concerto for Two Pianos, Lutoslawski's Variations on a Theme of Paganini for Two Pianos, and Debussy's Prélude á L'Après-midi d'un faune.
Directed by János Darvas - 74'

Nicolai Petrov: Schumann
In a live recording from the Munich Philharmonie, pianist Nicolai Petrov performs Schumann's Symphonic Studies Op.13.
Directed by János Darvas - 35'

Heinrich Schiff: 'Cello Recital
The world famous Austrian 'cellist Heinrich Schiff gave this stunning solo performance at the Munich Philharmonie. The programme starts with Henze's Serenade, folllowed by Lutoslawski's Sacher Variations, and concludes with Bach's Suite No. 3 in C BWV1009.
Directed by János Darvas - 31'

Heinrich Schiff and Paul Gulda in Concert
In a live recording from Munich's Philharmonie, this talented duo plays Schnittke's Sonata for 'Cello and Piano, Martinu's Variations on a Theme by Rossini, and Piazzolla's Le Grand Tango.
Directed by János Darvas - 41'

Burkhard Schliessmann: Piano Recital
The German piano virtuoso's playing has been hailed as the highest order of artistry. This programme records Schliessmann's debut performance at the Munich Philharmonie. He plays Busoni's Chaconne in D minor after J. S. Bach, Scriabin's Sonata No. 3 in F sharp minor and Three Preludes from Op.74 (Nos 1,2 and 5), and Chopin's Ballade No. 4 in F minor Op.52.
Directed by Dieter Hens - 48'

Dimitris Sgouros: Piano Recital
In a live recording from the Philharmonie, Munich, the Greek pianist Dimitris Sgouros performs a number of demanding solos: Busoni's Concert Waltz Op.33a, Balakirev's Oriental Fantasy - Islamey, Chopin's Sonata No. 3 in B minor Op.58, Scriabin's Pieces for Piano Op.2 Nos 1-3, Schulz-Evier's Arabesques on Johann Strauss's An der Schönen Blauen Donau, Rachmaninov's Prelude No. 4 in D major Op.23, Liszt's Rigoletto Paraphrase, and de Falla's Canciones Populares Espanolas No. 6.
Directed by János Darvas - 67'

Mischa Maisky
Cristina Ortiz
Dimitris Sgouros

Commercial DVD
Pioneer Entertainment (USA)

Commercial DVD
Pioneer Entertainment (USA)