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IRENE SCHARRER The complete electric and selected acoustic recordings

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2CDs
Compact Disc 1 (79.53)
The HMV Electrics 1925–1929
1 PURCELL/HENDERSON Toccata-Prelude, Sarabande & Minuet (4.27)
2 PARADIES Toccata in A major (1.58)
3-5 SCARLATTI Sonatas Kk1, Kk11 & Kk159 (5.17)
6 BACH/HESS Jesu, joy of man’s desiring (3.26)
7 BOYCE/CRAXTON Gavotte (2.47)
8-10 MOZART Sonata in G major K283 (11.22)
11 MENDELSSOHN Spinning song Op 67/4 (1:33)
12 CHOPIN Etude Op 10/5 (1.36)
13 CHOPIN Waltz in E minor Op posth (2.26)
14 CHOPIN Impromptu No 1 Op 29 (3.54)
15 CHOPIN Fantaisie-Impromptu Op 66 (4.27)
16 SINDING Rustle of spring Op 32/3 (2.24)
17 DEBUSSYArabesque No 2 (3.03)
The Columbia Electrics 1929–1933
18 MENDELSSOHN Andante and Rondo Capriccioso Op 14 (6.04) 
19 LISZT Hungarian Rhapsody No 12 (8.00)
20 VERDI/LISZT Rigoletto Paraphrase (6.38)
21 CHOPIN Fantaisie-Impromptu Op 66 (4.18) 
22 CHOPIN Etude Op 10/11 (3.25) 
23 CHOPIN Etude Op 10/12 (2.46)

Compact Disc 2 (78.06)
The Columbia Electrics 1929–1933 continued
1-5 CHOPIN Etudes - Op 25/1 (2.28); Op 25/9 (1.03); Op 25/6 (2.14); Op 25/11 ‘Winter Wind’ (3.44); Op 25/12 (2.46)
6-7 CHOPIN Trois Nouvelles Etudes - No 1 (2.27) & No 2 (1.54)
8 CHOPIN Scherzo No 2 Op 31 (6.57)
9 LITOLFF Scherzo from Concerto Symphonique, Op 102 LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: HENRY WOOD (5.46)
A selection of HMV acoustics 1912–1924
10 SCARLATTI Sonata in G major Kk14 (1.27)
11 BACH Prelude and Fugue No 3 in C sharp major BWV848 (3.34)
12 CHOPIN Nocturne Op 48/1 (4.35)
13 CHOPIN Prelude Op 28/8 (2.07) 
14 CHOPIN Etude Op 25/2 (1.29) 
15 CHOPIN Funeral March from Sonata No 2, Op 35 (3.39)
16 CHOPIN Waltz Op 64/1 (1.46) 
17 SCHUMANN Intermezzo from Faschingsschwank aus Wien, Op 26 
18 LISZT Gnomenreigen (2.50)
19 LISZT Fantasia on Hungarian Folk Themes S123 (abridged) NEW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: LANDON RONALD (7.41)
20 SAINT-SAËNS Allegro scherzando from Concerto No 2, Op 22 (abridged) NEW SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: LANDON RONALD (4.06) 
21 DEBUSSY Reflets dans l’eau (Images, Book 1 No 1) (4.07) 
22 DEBUSSY Poissons d’or (Images, Book 2 No 3) (3.45) 
23 SCOTT Danse negre (1.39) 
24 GOODHART‘Tipperary’ – Five Variations (3.28)


The Matthay School Volume 3
IRENE SCHARRER, though perhaps the least remembered of the major Matthay pupils, was the earliest to record, beginning in 1909 at the age of 21. That in itself is a credit to her early fame, which she established through an extrovert, but always musical, virtuosity. She excelled in such works as the Chopin Etudes, nine of which she recorded, and in other brilliant pieces such as those here by Scarlatti and Liszt, but the poise and refinement of her Chopin nocture or the slow movement of the Mozart sonata reveal another side to her playing that is sadly underrepresented on disc. Her final recording, of the Litolff Scherzo, was also her most famous; in its day it was a best seller and was responsible for putting that work on the musical map.
This set reissues for the first time all Scharrer’s electrical recordings and also an example of every work she recorded in the acoustic era (pre 1925) that was not later remade as an electrical recording. For completeness, a discography of all her other acoustic recordings is also included.

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