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Live in concert at Lille Festival (France) on October 21, 1993

During this concert Idil Biret also played Beethoven’s
Sonata No. 21 “Waldstein” (which we have already presented
for downloading) and as second encore a Bach transcription
by Wilhelm Kempff which unfortunately could not be recorded.


W. A. MOZART
Sonata in A, K.
12,40 MB
Mvt. 1: Andante grazioso 13:35
5,76 MB
Mvt. 2: Menuetto 6:18
3,40 MB
Mvt. 3: Allegretto “Alla turca” (Applause) 3:20 (3:42)


FRANZ LISZT
8,23 MB
8:45 (8:59)
Grande Paraphrase on a march by
Guiseppe Donizetti, composed for
His Majesty Sultan Abdul Medjid-Kahn
composed in Istanbul, 1847


ADNAN SAYGUN
8,34 MB
6 Préludes from 12 Préludes op. 45 dedicated to Idil Biret 8:49 (9:07)


MILY BALAKIREV
8,08 MBIslamey (Oriental Fantasy) 8:37 (8:49)


JOHANNES BRAHMS
Six Hungarian Dances
2,97 MB
No. 1 in G minor 3:14
3,53 MB
No. 2 in D minor 3:51
2,55 MB
No. 3 in F 2:47
5,28 MB
No. 4 in F sharp minor 5:46
3,56 MB
No. 6 in D flat 3:53
2,18 MB
No. 7 in F (Applause) 1:59 (2:23)


FREDERIC CHOPIN
5,38 MB
Applause / Ovation
Encore: Nocturne op. 55 No. 2
4:41 (5:53)

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Johann Sebastian Bach


Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor BWV 1052
Recorded live in Ankara on December 24, 1998
Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
Gürer Aykal, ConductorThis concert was given due to the 50th anniversary of the law
No. 5245 (Idil-Biret-Law) which created the prerequisite for a
formation abroad for the two child prodigies Idil Biret and Suna Kan.
7,17 MB
Mvt. 1: Allegro 7:50
8,40 MB
Mvt. 2: Adagio 9:10
7,50 MB
Mvt. 3: Allegro (Applause) 7:34 (8:11)

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Bela Bartok


Piano Concerto No. 2, Sz 95
Recorded live in Leipzig, GDR (former East Germany)
on April 26, 1985
Gewandhausorchestra
Theodore Guschlbauer, ConductorWe do hope that you will be pleased with the wonderful and unsurpassed acoutics.
9,36 MB
Mvt. 1: Allegro 10:13
13,10 MB
Mvt. 2: Adagio – Più adagio – Presto 14:19
6,07 MB
Mvt. 3: Allegro molto 6:38
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Ludwig van Beethoven


Sonata No. 18 in E flat op. 31/3
(The Hunt)
Album: Piano Sonatas Vol. 3 (IBA004)
Recorded 11/2001 at St. Bavon Church, Chaumont-Gistoux, Brussels
Recording Engineer: Michel Devos
7,88 MB
Mvt. 1: Allegro 8:36
Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor op. 37
Recorded live on November 3,1998
Bilkent Concert Hall, Ankara/Turkey
Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
Naci Özgüç, Conductor
10,40 MB
Mvt. 2: Largo 11:22

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Johannes Brahms / Idil Biret


Symphony No. 3 in F op. 90
(Transcription for Piano Solo)
Recorded (all four movements)
by Radio France, Paris on March 26 & 27, 1997
(Scores: Idil Biret)Althought Brahms has made own transcriptions of his
symphonies for two pianos and/or piano four hands, he
has never made any transcription for piano solo.
This one is coming from Idil Biret’s pen
14,30 MB
Mvt. 1: Allegro con brio 15:39
6,90 MB
Mvt. 3: Poco Allegretto 7:32
from «Die Schoene Magelone” op. 33
(Song Transcriptions)
Recorded live on September 24, 2004
Finissage of ARTE TURCA Festival
Monastery Gerleve, Germany
Recording by / Courtesy of Reiner Schoenfeld, Coesfeld
4,20 MB
No. 11: Wie schnell verschwindet 4:35
3,74 MB
No. 12: Muss es eine Trennung 4:05

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Frédéric Chopin


12 Etudes (Studies) op. 25
Recorded live on March 28, 2000
Aufseßsaal, Germanic National Museum
Nurnberg/Germany
2,11 MB – 2’18
Etude No. 01 in A Flat
Allegro sostenuto
1,43 MB – 1’34
Etude No. 02 in F minor
Presto
1,63 MB – 1’47
Etude No. 03 in F
Allegro
1,53 MB – 1’40
Etude No. 04 in A minor
Agitato
3,09 MB – 3’22
Etude No. 05 in E minor
Vivace
1,70 MB – 1’51
Etude No. 06 in G Sharp minor
Allegro
4,42 MB – 4’49
Etude No. 07 in C Sharp minor
Lento
1,22 MB – 1’20
Etude No. 08 in D
Vivace
1,06 MB – 1’09
Etude No. 09 in G Flat
Allegro assai
3,98 MB – 4’21
Etude No. 10 in B minor
Allegro con fuoco
3,55 MB – 3’53
Etude No. 11 in A minor
Allegro con brio
2,69 MB – 2’56
Etude No. 12 in C minor
Molto allegro con fuoco

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Jean Françaix


Piano Sonata (1960)
dedicated to Idil Biret
Historic and first recording
broadcast by German Radio, 1960
(Scores: Schott Musik International, ED 5082
1,50 MB – 1’38
1. Prélude
2,62 MB – 2’52
2. Elegie
0,91 MB – 0’58
3. Scherzo
2,07 MB – 2’15
4. Toccata

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Jean Wilhelm Kempff


G. F. Haendel
Menuet in G Minor (Transcription)
Live-recording during radio transmission
«Cordes Sensibles»
Radio France Musique, Studio Paris
on February 7, 2004
4,03 MB
Menuett (Applause) 4:10 (4:24
J. S. Bach
Siciliano from Flute Sonata in E
(Transcription of BWV 1031)
Recorded live on September 24, 2004
Finissage of ARTE TURCA Festival
Monastery Gerleve, Germany
Recording by / Courtesy of Reiner Schoenfeld, Coesfeld
3,40 MB
Siciliano 3:42

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Franz Liszt


Ludwig van Beethoven
Complete Symphonies
(Transcription for Piano Solo)
Recorded at St. Bavon Church
Chaumont-Gistoux, Brussels (1985-86)
Recording Engineer: Michel Devos
previously issued: 6 LP digital, EMI 137-2704793
Copyright: Idil Biret
IBA 012-17 B (6 CD box set)
15,00 MB
Symphony No. 3 in E flat op. 55 «Eroica» Mvt. 1: Allegro con brio 16:23
5,20 MB
Symphony No. 4 in B flat op. 60 Mvt. 4: Allegro ma non troppo 5:41
7,53 MB
Symphony No. 5 in C minor op. 67 Mvt. 1: Allegro con brio 8:13
3,46 MB
Symphony No. 6 in F op. 68 «Pastoral» Mvt. 4: Allegro (Gewitter – Sturm) 3:47
from «Légendes»
No. 1: St. Francis of Assisi preaching to the birds
Recorded live (encore) on September 24, 2004
Finissage of ARTE TURCA Festival
Monastery Gerleve, Germany
Recording by / Courtesy of Reiner Schoenfeld, Coesfeld
10,20 MB
Légende No. 1 11:14

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Sergey Rachmaninov


Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini op. 43
Recorded live at Schauspielhaus East Berlin
on April 14, 1985
Radio Symphony Orchestra, Berlin
Heinz Roegner, ConductorWe do hope that you will be pleased with the wonderful and unsurpassed acoutics.
36,71 MB
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Boston Concert  22 November 1963

Rachmaninov – Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

Idil Biret / Erich Leinsdorf / Boston Symphony Orchestra

Live recording – Boston, Friday 22 November 1963

as broadcast by  WGBH radio ( Rebroadcast in New York on 23 November by WQXR).

Rachmaninov – Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op. 30

Speech by Henry B. Cabot, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Boston Symphony Orchestra 1.89 MB  (2:01)
I- Allegro ma non troppo 14.55 MB (15:47)
II- Intermezzo : Adagio (09 :18) – III- Finale : Alla breve (12 :12) 29.48 MB
 Concluding announcements by William Pierce (WGBH) 2.66 MB (02:53)
WQXR New York rebroadcast of the concert on November 23rd 1963
Introductory and concluding announcements by Martin Bookspan 6.48 MB (06:34)
Audio restoration Mark-Obert Thorn

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Robert Schumann


Toccata in C op. 7
Live-recording during radio transmission
«Cordes Sensibles»
Radio France Musique, Studio Paris
on February 7, 2004
7,70 MB
Toccata (Applause) 7:40 (8:25

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