Gary Graffman

The Complete RCA and Columbia Album Collection

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AllMusic Review by Blair Sanderson

Sony's deluxe box set of the complete RCA and Columbia recordings of pianist Gary Graffman is a true collector's item, because the 24 LPs are presented as digitally remastered CDs, with facsimiles of the original covers and labels. From Graffman's 1956 RCA album of Schubert's "Wanderer" Fantasy and Prokofiev's Piano Sonatas No. 2 and No. 3, to his 1979 appearance on the Columbia soundtrack album of Woody Allen's Manhattan, where he played Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, his recordings are presented together as an impressive body of work, replacing the intermittent reissues that were previously available. Indeed, 14 albums appear here on CD for the first time, filling serious gaps in Graffman's discography and restoring his recorded legacy. Included with the set is an informative booklet that provides details of Graffman's career and explores his repertoire, which featured major works by Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms, and Rachmaninov.

Track Listing - Disc 12

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Trio for piano, violin and cello No. 2 in C major, Op. 87
1 Gary Graffman 09:15 Amazon
2 Gary Graffman 08:51 Amazon
3 Gary Graffman 03:49 Amazon
4 Gary Graffman 05:59 Amazon
Variations on "Ich bin der Schneider Kakadu" for piano, violin and cello in G major, Op. 121a
5 Gary Graffman 06:27 Amazon
6 Gary Graffman 00:41 Amazon
7 Gary Graffman 00:39 Amazon
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9 Gary Graffman 00:48 Amazon
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12 Gary Graffman 00:40 Amazon
13 Gary Graffman 00:56 Amazon
14 Gary Graffman 00:42 Amazon
15 Gary Graffman 02:12 Amazon
16 Gary Graffman 01:46 Amazon
17 Gary Graffman 01:38 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 17

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Carnaval, Op. 9
1 Gary Graffman 02:14 Amazon
2 Gary Graffman 01:07 Amazon
3 Gary Graffman 01:03 Amazon
4 Gary Graffman 01:11 Amazon
5 Gary Graffman 01:42 Amazon
6 Gary Graffman 00:55 Amazon
7 Gary Graffman 01:03 Amazon
8 Gary Graffman 00:50 Amazon
9 Gary Graffman 00:40 Amazon
10 Gary Graffman 00:51 Amazon
11 Gary Graffman 00:55 Amazon
12 Gary Graffman 01:24 Amazon
13 Gary Graffman 00:27 Amazon
14 Gary Graffman 01:41 Amazon
15 Gary Graffman 00:55 Amazon
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21 Gary Graffman 03:40 Amazon
Études symphoniques in C sharp minor, Op. 13
22 Gary Graffman 01:25 Amazon
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24 Gary Graffman 03:11 Amazon
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26 Gary Graffman 00:55 Amazon
27 Gary Graffman 01:16 Amazon
28 Gary Graffman 00:49 Amazon
29 Gary Graffman 01:04 Amazon
30 Gary Graffman 02:05 Amazon
31 Gary Graffman 00:46 Amazon
32 Gary Graffman 01:13 Amazon
33 Gary Graffman 02:40 Amazon
34 Gary Graffman 06:40 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 18

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Variations in A minor on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35
1 Gary Graffman 00:25 Amazon
2 Gary Graffman 00:24 Amazon
3 Gary Graffman 00:26 Amazon
4 Gary Graffman 00:27 Amazon
5 Gary Graffman 00:56 Amazon
6 Gary Graffman 00:33 Amazon
7 Gary Graffman 00:26 Amazon
8 Gary Graffman 00:24 Amazon
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14 Gary Graffman 00:30 Amazon
15 Gary Graffman 02:05 Amazon
16 Gary Graffman 00:26 Amazon
17 Gary Graffman 00:49 Amazon
18 Gary Graffman 00:35 Amazon
19 Gary Graffman 00:33 Amazon
20 Gary Graffman 00:51 Amazon
21 Gary Graffman 00:27 Amazon
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25 Gary Graffman 00:59 Amazon
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27 Gary Graffman 00:26 Amazon
28 Gary Graffman 01:13 Amazon
29 Gary Graffman 00:50 Amazon
30 Gary Graffman 01:27 Amazon
Variations and Fugue in B flat major on a Theme by Handel, Op. 24
31 Gary Graffman 00:51 Amazon
32 Gary Graffman 00:50 Amazon
33 Gary Graffman 00:42 Amazon
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36 Gary Graffman 01:03 Amazon
37 Gary Graffman 00:56 Amazon
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40 Gary Graffman 01:10 Amazon
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46 Gary Graffman 00:40 Amazon
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51 Gary Graffman 01:11 Amazon
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