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Eileen Joyce - Eileen Joyce - The Complete Studio Recordings (CD 9 TO 12 DISC SET)

Eileen Joyce - Eileen Joyce - The Complete Studio Recordings (CD 9 TO 12 DISC SET)
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Eileen Joyce - Eileen Joyce - The Complete Studio Recordings (CD 9 TO 12 DISC SET)
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'In every way the most transcendentally gifted young piano student I have heard in the last 25 years' was Percy Grainger's pronouncement of the young EILEEN JOYCE (1908–1991) when he first heard her play in 1926. From the goldfields in Western Australia, whose capital city is the most remote in the world, Joyce defied incongruous and humble beginnings to forge a career that took her to the international pinnacle of twentieth-century pianism. Now, for the first time, her complete studio recordings, made between 1933 and 1959, are issued collectively as a 10CD box with a lavishly illustrated and annotated booklet.

A 27-year-long recording career, stretching almost to her retirement in 1960. The many short pieces she recorded for Parlophone, documented on CDs 1-4 of this box, were not salon trifles but compact classics of piano literature, by Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and Rachmaninov, among others. They are distinguished by a precision and clarity of articulation which became known as the hallmark of her playing, as well as the flamboyance, strength and stamina that gave her so durable a career in concert.

Her first recording for the label was never issued: Tchaikovsky's Second Concerto, rarely encountered then as now. Shelved for mysterious 'technical reasons' it has been specially remastered for this set and shows Joyce at her best: a fearless performance, 'one of the finest I have heard,' according to the pianist Philip Fowke, 'a performance of sparkle, passion and bravura'.

The set's editorial content includes a personal memoir of the pianist from Bryce Morrison; a thoroughly researched and documented history of her early years by David Tunley; an account of her career by another Australian academic and historian of performing arts, Victoria Rogers; and the story of her career as a recording artist, by Cyrus Meher-Homji. For any pianophile, piano historian, or simply lover of superbly crafted piano playing, this box promises a treasure-trove of exciting discoveries.

TRACKLISTINGS:

CD 1

THE PARLOPHONE RECORDINGS

J.S. Bach · Paradies· Mozart · Schubert · Chopin · Schumann

CD 2

THE PARLOPHONE RECORDINGS

Liszt · J.S. Bach/Liszt · Schumann/Liszt · Wagner/Liszt · Gounod/Liszt · Brahms

CD 3

THE PARLOPHONE RECORDINGS

Hummel · Henselt· Schlözer· Moszkowski· Albéniz/Godowsky · Granados · Sinding · Grieg · Sibelius · Stavenhagen· Palmgren· Friedman · Fauré· Debussy · Turina

CD 4

THE PARLOPHONE RECORDINGS

Arensky· Rachmaninov · D'Albert· Strauss/Gieseking· Dohnányi· Bergman · Scott · Pick-Mangiagalli· Farjeon· Shostakovich

CD 5

THE COLUMBIA RECORDINGS

Haydn · Mozart · Beethoven · Chopin

CD 6

THE COLUMBIA RECORDINGS

Mendelssohn · Grieg · Scriabin · Ravel · Ireland · Shostakovich

CD 7

THE DECCA RECORDINGS

Mozart · Beethoven · Schumann · Chopin · Franck

CD 8

THE DECCA RECORDINGS

Tchaikovsky · Rachmaninov · Bliss

CD 9

THE DECCA, HMV & SAGA RECORDINGS

Mendelssohn · J.S. Bach · Vivaldi/Bach · Vivaldi/Dart · Malcolm · Beethoven · Schumann · Schumann/Liszt

CD 10

THE SAGA RECORDINGS

Liszt · Fauré· Debussy · Granados · Dohnányi· Grieg

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Release Date 24 Nov 2017
Brand N/A
Artist Eileen Joyce
Title Eileen Joyce - The Complete Studio Recordings
Format CD 9 TO 12 DISC SET
Packaging 0
ISBN N/A
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