Walter Gieseking

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    II. Adagio un poco mosso from Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat 'Emperor' Op. 73 (extract) (1989 Remastered Version)Walter Gieseking
    Piano Sonata No. 8 in C Minor, Op. 13 "Pathétique": I. Grave - Allegro di molto e con brioWalter Gieseking
    Ridente la calma, K.152/K.210a (2001 Remastered Version)Walter Gieseking
    Concerto for Violin and Orchestra No. 2 Op. 63 (1996 Digital Remaster): Andante assaiWalter Gieseking
    Quintet for Piano and Winds in E-Flat Major, K. 452: III. Rondo (Allegretto)Walter Gieseking


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        It was with the repertoire of French masters that the German pianist Walter Gieseking became most famous. The impressionistic piano writing of Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel required the most sensitive touch and attention to color and nuance, and Gieseking's finger acuity, imaginative pedaling, and above all, preternaturally alert ear made him an ideal interpreter of this music. Nevertheless, his own repertoire ranged widely across eras and national boundaries. Largely self-... Read more

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