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Re: Shura Cherkassky
« Reply #40 on: August 07, 2011, 04:27:12 PM »
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Re: Shura Cherkassky
« Reply #41 on: October 11, 2011, 05:26:03 PM »
Finally found a reasonably priced copy of this set tonight, so I promptly ordered it (via a amazon third party seller):

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Re: Shura Cherkassky
« Reply #42 on: November 07, 2011, 03:58:28 PM »


Anyone heard this one? How is it?
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Re: Shura Cherkassky
« Reply #43 on: September 27, 2012, 04:34:41 AM »
For those of you who have heard most or all of the BBC CDs, which are the best?
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Re: Shura Cherkassky
« Reply #44 on: September 28, 2012, 07:11:54 AM »
For those of you who have heard most or all of the BBC CDs, which are the best?

I've heard maybe half of them. The one with Schubert D959 is superb (blue/purple cover), and I liked also all Chopin one (red cover). Was never very interested in concertos, the one with Rachmaninov 3 and Prokofiev 2 didn't leave much of impression. Haven't heard any of the others, but would like to hear Handel/Brahms/Berg one.   

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Re: Shura Cherkassky
« Reply #45 on: September 28, 2012, 07:33:05 AM »
I've heard maybe half of them. The one with Schubert D959 is superb (blue/purple cover), and I liked also all Chopin one (red cover). Was never very interested in concertos, the one with Rachmaninov 3 and Prokofiev 2 didn't leave much of impression. Haven't heard any of the others, but would like to hear Handel/Brahms/Berg one.

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Re: Shura Cherkassky
« Reply #46 on: March 03, 2013, 10:41:09 PM »
could you send those Shura Cherkassky'cd to mi by e-mail? please!

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« Reply #47 on: March 04, 2013, 07:10:40 AM »
could you send those Shura Cherkassky'cd to mi by e-mail? please!

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Re: Shura Cherkassky
« Reply #48 on: March 06, 2013, 02:10:47 PM »
I have the complete Nimbus set of Cherkassky which I picked up second hand some years ago. Some great performances though like all Cherkassky he can be variable. Very dull Mussorsky Pictures but everything else is good.

There is a story about Cherkassky and his wife after they split up after a pretty disastrous marriage. Cherkassky met her some years later at a function and asked, 'haven't we met before?' at which point she pointed out, to his surprise, that he had once been married to the lady!

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Re: Shura Cherkassky
« Reply #49 on: July 01, 2013, 03:38:00 PM »


Now enjoying this new 2CD set from one of my favorite pianists, Shura Cherkassky. He was a student of Josef Hofmann, the pianist whose hands appear in my avatar. This is another splendid, affordable release from Guild, a very cool label who does nice work and offers rare recordings.

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The Russian-born virtuoso Shura Cherkassky was undoubtedly one of the finest pianists of the 20th-century, admired not only for the magnificence of his playing but also for the wide range of his concert repertoire. On this important and valuable double-album, we concentrate on his noted recordings of 19th-century repertoire, which constitute music from the heart of his fondly-remembered performances. The recordings, all except the Liszt Liebestraum appearing on CD for the first time, have been excellently remastered and the playing-time of these CDs is very generous - almost two hours and forty minutes of great musicianship.
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Re: Shura Cherkassky
« Reply #50 on: November 17, 2013, 07:52:07 AM »
Is there a live Kreisleriana from Cherkassky?

Yes there is, and it's available on DVD here, the DVD called "Shura Cherkassky in recital -Vol. 1 "

http://www.classicalvideorarities.com/store/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=cherkassky&x=0&y=0&gclid=CPq-xL-pr6UCFUQq3wodnXPgYw

It is outstanding, as is the Beethoven op 27/1 on the same recording.

I have no further details, I have no idea where or when the concert took place.
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Re: Shura Cherkassky
« Reply #51 on: December 15, 2014, 06:08:17 PM »


I was just enjoying another listen to this great (and inexpensive) CD and figured I'd bump this thread.
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Re: Shura Cherkassky
« Reply #52 on: December 19, 2014, 03:23:09 PM »
It's funny and a little weird that what I consider one of his best recordings hasn't been discussed yet. Anyway, Cherkassky is not really among the pianists I adore and I listen to the most, but this album is definitely a gem. And it's typical of his repertoire, too.



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Re: Shura Cherkassky
« Reply #53 on: December 19, 2014, 10:50:37 PM »
It's funny and a little weird that what I consider one of his best recordings hasn't been discussed yet. Anyway, Cherkassky is not really among the pianists I adore and I listen to the most, but this album is definitely a gem. And it's typical of his repertoire, too.




I agree about this. I especially like the Bach/Busoni on it.

I was playing something by Cherkassky recently, Clair de lune, and it struck how much more interesting he made the music than his teacher Hofmann.
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