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Rudolf Serkin

Bach's Instrumental Works

Contents

Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works
Recordings of Chamber Works
Recordings of Orchestral Works
Recordings of Arrangements & Transcriptions
Recordings of Vocal Works

Rudolf Serkin - Short Biography

Recordings

Recordings of Solo Keyboard Works

K-1

Rudolf Serkin - His Earliest Recordings - Bach: Goldberg Variations, BWV 988 / Schubert: Sonata No. 19 / Chopin: Three Etudes

Goldberg Variations BWV 988 [31:49]

Rudolf Serkin (Piano) [Piano Roll - Welte Mignon]

Archiphon 105

c1928

CD / TT: 61:25

Recoed in Stuttgart, Germany. Other works: by F. Schubert & F. Chopin.
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K-2

Rudolf Sekin: A life, by Stephen Lehman & Mario Faber [Book]

French Suite No.5 in G major, BWV.816 []

Rudolf Serkin (Piano)

Oxford University Press

Apr 15, 1950

CD / TT:

Recorded at the Library of Congress. Appendix to Serkin biography 'A life' by Stephen Lehman & Mario Faber, Oxford University Press.
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K-3

Bach: Chromatic Fantasy; Italian Concerto; Goldberg Variations (Aria)

1. Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor ("Rust" version), BWV 903a [9:14]
2. Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 [15:33]
3. Goldberg Variations BWV 988: Aria [4:19]
4. Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother in B flat major, BWV 992 [11:20]
5. Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050 [22:26]

Pablo Casals [5]

Marlboro Festival Orchestra [5]

Rudolf Serkin (Piano) [All]; Alexander Schneider (Violin) [5]; Ornulf Gulbransen (Flute) [5]

Sony

Jun 1950 [1-2]; Apr 5, 1957 [4]; Jul 9 & 11, 1964 [5]; Jul 3, 1976 [3]

CD / TT: 62:52

Recorded livw at Prades Festival [1-2]; Marlboro Festival, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA [2, 5]; Puerto Rico [4]. 1st redcording of Capriccio BWV 992 by R. Serkin.
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K-4

Rudolf Serkin: Brahms, Beethoven, Mendelssohn and others

Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother in B flat major, BWV 992 [11:53]

Rudolf Serkin (Piano)

Aura Classics

1957

CD / 76:52

Recorded live at Teatro Kursaal, Lugano. 2nd redcording of Capriccio BWV 992 by R. Serkin. Other works: not by J.S. Bach.
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K-5

Rudolf Serkin performs Bach, Reger & Beethoven

Capriccio in honour of J.C. Bach in E major, BWV 993 [10:45]
M. Reger: Variations & Fugue on a Theme of J.S. Bach for piano, Op. 81 [29:59]

Rudolf Serkin (Piano)

BBC Legends

Jun 4, 1973

CD / TT: 77:33

Recorded live at Royal Festival Hall, London, England.
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Recordings of Chamber Works

H-1

Adolf Busch Plays Bach

1. Sonata for violin & continuo in G major, BWV 1021 [8:16]
2. Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 4 in C minor, BWV 1017: Siciliano [3:01]
3. Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 3 in E major, BWV 1016: Allegro [3:05]
4. Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 3 in E major, BWV 1016: Allegro [3:48]
5. Sonata for violin & keyboard No. 3 in E major, BWV 1016: Adagio [5:02]

Adolf Busch (Violin); Rudolf Serkin (Piano)

IDIS

Oct 24, 1929 [1]; Nov 18, 1933 [2-4]; Apr 26, 1943 [5]

2-CD / TT: 115:06

Recorded in Berlin, Germany [1]; London, England [2-3]; live in Washington D.C., USA [5]. Other works: w/o R. Serkin.
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Recordings of Orchestral Works

O-1

The Busch Chamber Players - Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos / Orchestral Suites

Brandenburg Concertos, BWV 1046-51 [21:57, 12:48, 9:02, 15:33, 22:52, 21:21]
Orchestra Suites BWV 1066-1069 [22:03, 20:46, 19:59, 20:50]
All arranged by Rudolf Serkin

Adolf Busch

Adolf Busch Chamber Players

Rudolf Serkin (Piano) [Continuo in all BC's, solo in BC 5); Adolf Busch (Violin) [BS 5]; Marcel Moÿse (Flute) [BC 5]

EMI / Pearl

Oct 9-28, 1935 [BC]; 1936 [OS]

3-CD / TT:

Recorded at Studio No.1, Abbey Road, London, England.
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O-2

Bach: The Brandenburg Concertos

Brandenburg Concertos BWV 1046-1051 [21:37, 11:26, 13:30, 14:48, 21:51, 17:55]

Pablo Casals

Marlboro Festival Orchestra

Alexander Schneider (Violin) [1-2, 4-5]; John Mack [1-2], Ronald Richards [1], Peter Christ [1] (Oboes); Myron Bloom, Robert Johnson [1[ (Horns); Donald MacCourt [1] (Basson); Rudolf Serkin (Piano Continuo [1], Piano [5]); Robert Nagel (Trumpet) [2]; Ornulf Gurbransen (Flute) [2, 4-5]; Leslie Parnas (Cello Continuo) [2]; Peter Serkin (Harpsichord Continuo) [2-3, 6]; Nancy Dalley (Flute) [4]

CBS/ Sony

Jul 1964

3-LP, 2-CD / TT:

Recxorded live at Marlboro Festival, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA.
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O-3

Bach: Concertos for 3 Pianos

Concerto for 3 harpsichords & strings in d minor, BWV 1063 []
Concerto for 3 harpsichords & strings in C major, BWV 1064 []

Alexander Schneider

Marlboro Festival Orchestra

Rudolf Serkin [1-2], Ruth Laredo [1], Mieczyslaw Horszowski [1-2], Peter Serkin [2]

Columbia MS 6847

Jul 1964

LP / TT:

Recorded at Marlboro, Brattleboro, Vermont, USA

Recordings of Arrangements & Transcriptions

T-1

75th Anniversary

M. Reger: Variations & Fugue on a Theme of J.S. Bach for piano, Op. 81 []

Rudolf Serkin (Piano)

Curtis Institutee

Nov 20, 1973

CD / TT:

 

T-2

Reger: Bach Variations; Piano Concerto No. 1

M. Reger: Variations & Fugue on a Theme of J.S. Bach for piano, Op. 81 []

Rudolf Serkin (Piano)

Columbia
Sony

1985

LP / TT:
CD / TT:

Recorded at Troy Music Hall, Troy, New York, USA.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2006 - June 2007)


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