Aldo Ciccolini

Aldo Ciccolini: Enregistrements EMI 1950-1991

(CD - EMI Classics / Warner Classics #5099968582)

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This 2010 box set of 56 discs contains all of the recordings pianist Aldo Ciccolini made for EMI during his long career. That includes both his 1960s and 1980s recordings of the music of Erik Satie. Satie and many other French composers were the cornerstone of Ciccolini's repertoire and his reputation, introducing many listeners to music that wasn't as well known as that of Liszt or Chopin or Beethoven. Those composers are also here, as are several of the great Russian concertos and Ciccolini's very first recordings, sonatas by Scarlatti. Ciccolini had many students who have also become well-respected soloists: Nicholas Angelich, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Artur Pizarro, and Francesco Libetta are just a few. These recordings demonstrate the skill and breadth of knowledge of a master pianist who inspired those artists and many more, musicians and non-musicians alike.

Track Listing - Disc 5

Title/Composer Performer Time
Petite Suite
1 04:53
2 03:14
3 02:47
4 03:38
5 02:01
6 01:35
7 03:00
8 02:21
Sonatine No. 1 en ut majeur, Op. 13
9 02:01
10 02:15
11 01:32
12 03:57
13 03:07
Trois Morceaux en forme de poire, for piano four hands
14 02:37
15 00:44
16 01:09
17 02:30
18 02:01
19 01:34
20 01:31
Heures séculaires et instantanées
21 01:42
22 00:49
23 00:39
Trois Nocturnes
24 02:33
25 01:38
26 02:35
Trois Gymnopédies
27 03:01
28 02:34
29 02:20
Les trois valses du précieux dégoûté
30 00:54
31 01:02
32 00:40
Avant-dernières pensées
33 01:00
34 01:10
35 00:53
Trois Gnossiennes
36 03:21
37 01:47
38 02:32

Track Listing - Disc 10

Title/Composer Performer Time
Inventions et Sinfonias, Inventions à 2 voix
1 01:18
2 01:40
3 01:06
4 00:51
5 02:01
6 03:06
7 02:21
8 00:55
9 01:48
10 01:01
11 01:02
12 01:19
13 00:57
14 01:37
15 01:37
Inventions et Sinfonias, Inventions à 3 voix (Sinfonias)
16 01:27
17 01:50
18 01:25
19 02:19
20 02:35
21 01:32
22 02:37
23 01:16
24 03:28
25 01:00
26 01:57
27 01:33
28 02:00
29 02:03
30 01:57
31 04:18
32 05:18
33 02:44
34 04:16
35 05:09
36 06:16

Track Listing - Disc 12

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 04:54
Op. 34
2 04:26
3 05:30
4 02:05
5 03:41
Op. 64
6 01:42
7 03:17
8 02:20
Op. 69
9 03:26
10 03:52
Op. 70
11 01:53
12 03:06
13 03:07
14 01:13
15 01:53
16 02:20
17 02:06
18 02:04
Sonata en mi mineur for piano, Op. 7
19 04:01
20 04:09
21 02:49
22 06:06
23 03:35
24 04:02

Track Listing - Disc 13

Title/Composer Performer Time
1 16:08
2 01:45
3 00:43
4 01:17
5 03:14
6 01:42
7 03:02
8 01:30
9 03:17
Tableaux d'une exposition
10 01:36
11 02:00
12 01:00
13 05:11
14 00:31
15 01:10
16 03:00
17 00:52
18 01:08
19 02:12
20 01:28
21 01:24
22 01:57
23 01:56
24 03:06
25 04:52