Claudio Arrau

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Arrau was one of the most highly esteemed performers of the central Romantic piano repertoire, especially for Beethoven.
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Discography

Year Album Label AllMusic Rating User Ratings
Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3; Fantasy
1969 Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 3; Fantasy EMI Music Distribution
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Piano Recital
1973 Piano Recital Haenssler
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Chopin: Waltzes
1980 Chopin: Waltzes Philips
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Chopin: Preludes, Op.28
1980 Chopin: Preludes, Op.28 Columbia / Odyssey
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Debussy: Préludes Book II; Images Book II
1981 Debussy: Préludes Book II; Images Book II Philips
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Mozart: Piano Sonatas KV 570 & 576; Adagio KV 540
1984 Mozart: Piano Sonatas KV 570 & 576; Adagio KV 540 Philips
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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 53 "Waldstein" & Op. 109; Andante Favori
1985 Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 53 "Waldstein" & Op. 109; Andante Favori Philips
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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 57 "Appassionata", Op. 81a "Les Adieux", Op. 27/1
1985 Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 57 "Appassionata", Op. 81a "Les Adieux", Op. 27/1 Philips
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Chopin: 4 Scherzi; Polonaise-Fantaisie Op. 61
1985 Chopin: 4 Scherzi; Polonaise-Fantaisie Op. 61 Philips
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Liszt: 12 Etudes d'exécution transcendante
1986 Liszt: 12 Etudes d'exécution transcendante PentaTone Classics
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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor"
1986 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5 "Emperor" Philips
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Chopin: The Nocturnes
1986 Chopin: The Nocturnes Philips
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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 7 & Op. 10/3
1986 Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 7 & Op. 10/3 Philips
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Mozart: Piano Sonatas KV 282, 283, & 545
1986 Mozart: Piano Sonatas KV 282, 283, & 545 Philips
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Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1; Violin Concerto
1987 Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1; Violin Concerto Philips
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Schumann: Carnaval; Kinderszenen; Waldszenen
1987 Schumann: Carnaval; Kinderszenen; Waldszenen Philips
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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 111 & Op. 10 No. 1
1987 Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 111 & Op. 10 No. 1 Philips
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Chopin: Etudes Op. 10 & Op. 25
1987 Chopin: Etudes Op. 10 & Op. 25 EMI Music Distribution
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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 13 "Pathétique" & Op. 2 No. 3
1987 Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 13 "Pathétique" & Op. 2 No. 3 Philips
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Brahms: Klavierkonzert Nr. 2
1987 Brahms: Klavierkonzert Nr. 2 EMI Music Distribution
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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas
1989 Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Philips
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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas
1989 Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Philips
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Chopin: 26 Preludes; 4 Impromptus
1990 Chopin: 26 Preludes; 4 Impromptus Decca / Universal Classics & Jazz
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Claudio Arrau plays Brahms, Ravel, Liszt & Chopin
1990 Claudio Arrau plays Brahms, Ravel, Liszt & Chopin Ermitage
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Beethoven: The 32 Piano Sonatas; Variations [Box Set]
1991 Beethoven: The 32 Piano Sonatas; Variations [Box Set] Philips
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Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
1992 Chopin: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 Philips
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Schubert: Piano Sonata in G/Moments musicaux
1992 Schubert: Piano Sonata in G/Moments musicaux Philips
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Frederic Chopin: Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra
1993 Frederic Chopin: Complete Works for Piano and Orchestra Philips
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Schubert: Impromptus/Klavierstücke
1993 Schubert: Impromptus/Klavierstücke Philips
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Historic Recording 1952-1957
1994 Historic Recording 1952-1957 Classico
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Beethoven: Four Violin Sonatas including the "Spring" Sonata
1994 Beethoven: Four Violin Sonatas including the "Spring" Sonata Philips
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Brahms: Piano Concertos (complete); Overtures (complete); Haydn Variations
1994 Brahms: Piano Concertos (complete); Overtures (complete); Haydn Variations Philips / PolyGram
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Beethoven: Piano Concerto Nos.2 & 3
1995 Beethoven: Piano Concerto Nos.2 & 3 Royal Classics
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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2
1996 Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 INA Memoire Vive
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Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1; Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Songs; Hungarian Rhapsodies
1996 Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1; Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Songs; Hungarian Rhapsodies Sony Classical
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonaten KV 332, 457, 576; Fantasie KV 475
1997 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sonaten KV 332, 457, 576; Fantasie KV 475 Orfeo
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Brahms: Les 2 Concertos pour piano
1997 Brahms: Les 2 Concertos pour piano EMI Classics
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Chopin: The Complete Nocturnes And Impromptus
1997 Chopin: The Complete Nocturnes And Impromptus Philips
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Liszt
1997 Liszt Philips Classics
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Liszt: The Complete Etudes
1997 Liszt: The Complete Etudes Philips
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Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas & Concertos
1998 Beethoven: The Complete Piano Sonatas & Concertos Philips
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Arrau Recordings 1929-44
1998 Arrau Recordings 1929-44 Enterprise
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Claudio Arrau
1998 Claudio Arrau Philips
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Claudio Arrau 2
1998 Claudio Arrau 2 Philips
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Debussy: Preludes; Images; Estampes
1999 Debussy: Preludes; Images; Estampes Decca
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Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1; Triple Concerto
1999 Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1; Triple Concerto Philips Classics
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Beethoven: Sonata Op. 57; Schumann: Fantasia Op. 17; Debussy: Pour le piano; Chopin: Etude Op. 10/4
1999 Beethoven: Sonata Op. 57; Schumann: Fantasia Op. 17; Debussy: Pour le piano; Chopin: Etude Op. 10/4 Aura Classics
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Chopin: Piano Concertos; Works for Piano & Orchestra
1999 Chopin: Piano Concertos; Works for Piano & Orchestra Deutsche Grammophon
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Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2
1999 Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 Philips
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Claudio Arrau in Performance
1999 Claudio Arrau in Performance Music & Arts
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Claudio Arrau Plays Liszt, Schumann, Debussy
1999 Claudio Arrau Plays Liszt, Schumann, Debussy Pearl
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Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 2-5
1999 Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 2-5
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Beethoven: Piano Sonata Op. 27 No. 1; Liszt: Piano Sonata; Chopin: Ballade No. 4; Nocturne Op. 62 No. 1; Scherzo No.1
1999 Beethoven: Piano Sonata Op. 27 No. 1; Liszt: Piano Sonata; Chopin: Ballade No. 4; Nocturne Op. 62 No. 1; Scherzo No.1 Aura Classics
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Claudio Arrau 3
1999 Claudio Arrau 3 Philips
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Claudio Arrau plays Brahms, Ravel, Liszt & Chopin
1999 Claudio Arrau plays Brahms, Ravel, Liszt & Chopin Aura Classics
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Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5
2000 Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5 Philips
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Chopin/Liszt: Piano Concertos
2000 Chopin/Liszt: Piano Concertos Urania
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Claudio Arrau in Concert, Vol. 1
2000 Claudio Arrau in Concert, Vol. 1 APR (Appian)
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Early Years
2000 Early Years Marston
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Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 5 & 18; Beethoven: Six Variations Op. 34; Eroica Variations
2000 Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 5 & 18; Beethoven: Six Variations Op. 34; Eroica Variations Naxos
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Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas [Germany]
2001 Beethoven: The Late Piano Sonatas [Germany] Philips
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Legenden die Pianisten: Claudio Arrau spielt Schubert, Bizet, Liszt, Etc.
2001 Legenden die Pianisten: Claudio Arrau spielt Schubert, Bizet, Liszt, Etc.
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Grieg & Schumann: Piano Concertos; Chopin: Allegro de Concert
2001 Grieg & Schumann: Piano Concertos; Chopin: Allegro de Concert Testament
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Chopin: The Nocturnes
2001 Chopin: The Nocturnes Philips
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Claudio Arrau in Concert, Vol. 2
2001 Claudio Arrau in Concert, Vol. 2 APR (Appian)
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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2; Schubert: Three Piano Pieces, D946
2001 Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2; Schubert: Three Piano Pieces, D946 BBC Legends
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Chopin
2001 Chopin Philips
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Bach: Goldberg Variations
2001 Bach: Goldberg Variations Rca Red Seal
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Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 4 & 5 "Emperor"
2001 Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 4 & 5 "Emperor" Philips
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Liszt: Sonata in B minor; 2 Études en concert
2001 Liszt: Sonata in B minor; 2 Études en concert Philips
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Arrau Plays Chopin
2002 Arrau Plays Chopin Archipel
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Albinez: Iberia
2002 Albinez: Iberia Archipel
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Claudio Arrau Plays Beethoven, Schumann, Schoenberg
2002 Claudio Arrau Plays Beethoven, Schumann, Schoenberg BBC Legends / BBC Music
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Schubert: The Late Sonatas & Impromptus
2003 Schubert: The Late Sonatas & Impromptus Philips
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Claudio Arrau Performs Chopin
2003 Claudio Arrau Performs Chopin Philips
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The Piano Masters [Box Set]
2003 The Piano Masters [Box Set]
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Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1; Schumann: Carnaval; Arabesque
2003 Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1; Schumann: Carnaval; Arabesque Centurion Classics
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Liszt [Box Set]
2003 Liszt [Box Set] Philips
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Claudio Arrau Performs Schubert [Box Set]
2003 Claudio Arrau Performs Schubert [Box Set] Philips
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Appassionata
2003 Appassionata Philips
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Claudio Arrau Performs Bach
2003 Claudio Arrau Performs Bach Philips
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An Anniversary Tribute
2003 An Anniversary Tribute Philips
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Beethoven: Sonate Op. 57 "Appassionata"; Liszt: Sonate h-Moll; Après une lecture du Dante
2003 Beethoven: Sonate Op. 57 "Appassionata"; Liszt: Sonate h-Moll; Après une lecture du Dante Orfeo
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Brahms
2003 Brahms Philips
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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1; Beethoven: Piano Sonata "Waldstein"
2003 Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1; Beethoven: Piano Sonata "Waldstein" Urania
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Debussy
2003 Debussy Philips
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Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 4 & 5
2004 Beethoven: Piano Concertos Nos. 3, 4 & 5 Testament
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Claudio Arrau in Concert, Vol. 3
2004 Claudio Arrau in Concert, Vol. 3 APR (Appian)
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Grieg, Schumann: Piano Concertos
2004 Grieg, Schumann: Piano Concertos Universal Classics
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Franz Liszt: Piano Concertos No. 1 & 2
2004 Franz Liszt: Piano Concertos No. 1 & 2 Archipel
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Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; The 4 Ballades
2005 Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 1; The 4 Ballades Urania
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Arrau Plays Chopin: The Two Concertos
2005 Arrau Plays Chopin: The Two Concertos Music & Arts
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Arrau Plays Liszt, Schumann & Weber
2005 Arrau Plays Liszt, Schumann & Weber Music & Arts
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Chopin: Preludes; Impromptus
2006 Chopin: Preludes; Impromptus Philips
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Chopin: 26 Préludes; Schumann: Papillons
2006 Chopin: 26 Préludes; Schumann: Papillons PentaTone Classics
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Steinway Legends: Claudio Arrau
2006 Steinway Legends: Claudio Arrau Philips
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The Final Sessions [Box Set]
2006 The Final Sessions [Box Set] Philips
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Chopin: Études; Allegro de Concert
2007 Chopin: Études; Allegro de Concert EMI Music Distribution
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Chopin: Études, Opp. 10 & 25; 3 Nouvelles Études; Allegro de concert, Op. 46
2007 Chopin: Études, Opp. 10 & 25; 3 Nouvelles Études; Allegro de concert, Op. 46 EMI Classics
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Claudio Arrau Plays Liszt: Public Performances, 1970-1981
2007 Claudio Arrau Plays Liszt: Public Performances, 1970-1981 Music & Arts
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Beethoven: Piano Concertos
2008 Beethoven: Piano Concertos Decca
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Claudio Arrau interpreta Liszt-Schuman
2009 Claudio Arrau interpreta Liszt-Schuman
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Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15; Brahms: Paganini Variations, Op. 35
2009 Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15; Brahms: Paganini Variations, Op. 35 Pentatone Classics
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Beethoven: Pathétique, Appassionata & Moonlight Sonatas
2010 Beethoven: Pathétique, Appassionata & Moonlight Sonatas Decca
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Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
2010 Brahms: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2; Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 Archipel
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Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy; Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2; Albeniz: Iberia
2010 Schubert: Wanderer Fantasy; Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 2; Albeniz: Iberia Urania
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Claudio Arrau, Vol. 1: Brahms Piano Concertos
2010 Claudio Arrau, Vol. 1: Brahms Piano Concertos Doremi Records
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Brahms: Complete Symphonies & Concertos
2010 Brahms: Complete Symphonies & Concertos Decca
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Brahms: Les Concertos pour Piano; Les Symphonies
2010 Brahms: Les Concertos pour Piano; Les Symphonies EMI Classics
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Twilight: Chopin for Dreaming
2010 Twilight: Chopin for Dreaming Decca
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Icon: Claudio Arrau - Virtuoso Philosopher of the Piano
2011 Icon: Claudio Arrau - Virtuoso Philosopher of the Piano EMI Classics
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Claudio Arrau: Serioser Klangzauberer
2011 Claudio Arrau: Serioser Klangzauberer Document
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Liszt Bicentary Edition, Vol. 2: Claudio Arrau
2011 Liszt Bicentary Edition, Vol. 2: Claudio Arrau Piano Classics
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Chopin, Beethoven: Piano Concertos
2011 Chopin, Beethoven: Piano Concertos ICA Classics
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Claudio Arrau spielt Mozart: Die Klaviersonaten
2012 Claudio Arrau spielt Mozart: Die Klaviersonaten Decca
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Beethoven: Complete Concertos
2012 Beethoven: Complete Concertos Decca
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Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas [9 Discs]
2012 Beethoven: The Piano Sonatas [9 Discs] Decca
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Chopin: Preludes; Impromptus; Waltzes; Ballades; Scherzo; Nocturnes; Piano Concertos
2012 Chopin: Preludes; Impromptus; Waltzes; Ballades; Scherzo; Nocturnes; Piano Concertos Decca
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Arrau at Tanglewood
2012 Arrau at Tanglewood West Hill Radio Archives
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Chopin: 19 Waltzes
2013 Chopin: 19 Waltzes Decca
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Claudio Arrau at Tanglewood: All-Mozart Recital
2013 Claudio Arrau at Tanglewood: All-Mozart Recital Music & Arts
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Chopin: Ballades & Scherzi
2013 Chopin: Ballades & Scherzi Decca
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Claudio Arrau: The Unpublished Legacy
2013 Claudio Arrau: The Unpublished Legacy EMI Classics
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Chopin: Concerto No. 2; Schumann: Concerto
2013 Chopin: Concerto No. 2; Schumann: Concerto West Hill Radio Archives
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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos 3, 32 & 23 "Appassionata"
2014 Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Nos 3, 32 & 23 "Appassionata" ICA Classics
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Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 109, 110 & 111
2014 Beethoven: Piano Sonatas Op. 109, 110 & 111 Decca
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Claudio Arrau plays Beethoven Sonate No. 23, Schumann Fantasia, Liszt Gnomenreigen
2015 Claudio Arrau plays Beethoven Sonate No. 23, Schumann Fantasia, Liszt Gnomenreigen IDIS
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Claudio Arrau Plays Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas [7 CDs]
2015 Claudio Arrau Plays Mozart: Complete Piano Sonatas [7 CDs] Decca
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Claudio Arrau Plays Chopin
2015 Claudio Arrau Plays Chopin Documents
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Claudio Arrau plays Johannes Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1; Variations and Fugue on a theme by Haendel
2016 Claudio Arrau plays Johannes Brahms - Piano Concerto No. 1; Variations and Fugue on a theme by Haendel Praga / Praga Digitals
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Schubert: Moments Musicaux; 3 Klavierstücke, D.946; Wanderer Fantasy
2016 Schubert: Moments Musicaux; 3 Klavierstücke, D.946; Wanderer Fantasy Warner Classics
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Albéniz: Iberia Book One and Book Two
2016 Albéniz: Iberia Book One and Book Two Sony Classical
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Beethoven: Concerto No. 3 in C minor
2016 Beethoven: Concerto No. 3 in C minor Sony Classical
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Claudio Arrau plays Bach Goldberg Variations (1942)
2016 Claudio Arrau plays Bach Goldberg Variations (1942) Sony Classical
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Debussy: Images; Pour le Piano; Estampes
2016 Debussy: Images; Pour le Piano; Estampes Sony Classical
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Liszt: Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major; Hungarian Fantasy
2016 Liszt: Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major; Hungarian Fantasy Sony Classical
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Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonatas for Piano & Violin
2016 Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonatas for Piano & Violin PentaTone Classics
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Richard Strauss: Burlesque in D minor; Von Weber: Konzertstück in F minor, Op. 79
2016 Richard Strauss: Burlesque in D minor; Von Weber: Konzertstück in F minor, Op. 79 Sony Classical
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Brahms, Ravel, Liszt, Chopin/Liszt
2016 Brahms, Ravel, Liszt, Chopin/Liszt Symphonia
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Ravel, Liszt, Chopin/Liszt
2016 Ravel, Liszt, Chopin/Liszt Symphonia
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Claudio Arrau: Recitals 1954, 1960, 1963
2018 Claudio Arrau: Recitals 1954, 1960, 1963 SWR Music
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Liszt: The Piano Concertos; 3 Etudes de Concert
Liszt: The Piano Concertos; 3 Etudes de Concert Philips Classics
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Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 5 & 18; Beethoven: Eroica Variations; Weber: Piano Sonata No. 1
Mozart: Piano Sonatas Nos. 5 & 18; Beethoven: Eroica Variations; Weber: Piano Sonata No. 1 The Piano Library
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His Rarest Records, Vol. 3
His Rarest Records, Vol. 3 Arlecchino
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Liszt: Après une lecture du Dante; Funérailles; Six chants polonais de Chopin
Liszt: Après une lecture du Dante; Funérailles; Six chants polonais de Chopin Philips
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Claudio Arrau, Vol. 5
Claudio Arrau, Vol. 5 Arlecchino
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Debussy: Préludes Book I; Images Book I; Estampes
Debussy: Préludes Book I; Images Book I; Estampes Philips
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Claudio Arrau, Vol. 2
Claudio Arrau, Vol. 2 Arlecchino
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Claudio Arrau, Vol. 4
Claudio Arrau, Vol. 4 Arlecchino
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Chopin: Impromptu No. 4; Ballade No. 3
Chopin: Impromptu No. 4; Ballade No. 3 Philips
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Claudio Arrau Plays Beethoven
Claudio Arrau Plays Beethoven Panton Records
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Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 EMI Music Distribution
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Beethoven: The 5 Piano Concertos
Beethoven: The 5 Piano Concertos Philips
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Beethoven: Sonatas for Violin and Piano No. 5 "Spring" & No. 9 "Kreutzer"
Beethoven: Sonatas for Violin and Piano No. 5 "Spring" & No. 9 "Kreutzer" Grammofono 2000
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Arrau with Szell from Carnegie Hall
Arrau with Szell from Carnegie Hall
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Arrau spielt Liszt
Arrau spielt Liszt
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