World Premiere CD Recordings

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Continuing my one-man Schumann love-in, I recently purchased (for a ridiculously low price) his complete piano works on 13 CDs, recorded nearly 50 years ago by the late Jorg Demus. The recording quality is pretty good, considering its age, although occasionally the piano sounds almost like a harp! What's really fascinating is that he presented the 5 Posthumous Variations to the wonderful Symphonic Studies Op.13 as an entirely separate set of variations, with the main theme replayed to start them off. But its duration is about twice that of its first appearance, and with some minor alterations. The question is - were those alterations simply Demus adding his own input, or did they come from elsewhere? The box set doesn't contain a booklet, so there's no information provided.
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Hi Timtin,
the original edition of this wonderful (!) CD set did have a booklet for each CD. I have scanned the corresponding page, see attachment. You could find an interesting new edition made by Ray Alston on imslp: ... 2C_Robert)
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Mark Viner continues his traversal of Chaminade's piano music, including the first commercial recording of Op. 86/1 and /6.

Chaminade: Piano Music, Volume 2

musiclife217 wrote: Wed May 19, 2021 8:52 pm Here is the updated list of to-be-recorded Chaminade premieres. Special thanks to Gamma1734 for his hard work and beautiful playing, delivering many premieres to the musical world!!! This list represents pieces of which there is NO known recording available (live, MIDI, or otherwise).

Op. 51 - La Livry
Op. 52 - Capriccio Appassionato
Op. 75 - Danse Ancienne
Op. 81 - Air de Ballet (6th) - Terpsichore
Op. 84 No. 02 - Prelude
Op. 87 No. 06 - Norwegienne
Op. 90 - Legende
Op. 98 No. 02 - Scherzetto
Op. 98 No. 05 - Chanson Russe
Op. 98 No. 06 - Rondo Allegre
Op. 103 - Moment Musical
Op. 108 - Agitato
Op. 109 - Valse Militaire
Op. 110 - Novelette
Op. 120 - Variations on an Original Theme
Op. 121 - Gavotte
Op. 136 - Capriccietto
Op. 144 - Gavotte (based on Op. 126 No. 3)
Op. 145 - Scherzo-Caprice
Op. 147 - Les Bohemiennes
Op. 149 - Gavotte
Op. 157 - Chanson d'Orient
Op. 161 - Chanson Negre
Op. 163 - Romanesca
WoO (Op. 1a No. 01) – Mazurka [No. 02 from this set has been ‘recorded’ as a MIDI on YouTube]
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