Eileen Joyce

Eileen Joyce: Eileen Joyce: Complete Studio Recordings

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Product Type: CD
Artist: Eileen Joyce

Title: Eileen Joyce: Complete Studio Recordings
Label: Decca/Eloquence
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS

"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. The Tasmanian-born pianist Eileen Joyce was still a student of the legendary pedagogue Tobias Matthay at the Royal Academy of Music in London when she made her first recording, at her own expense, in June 1933. This was of Liszt's concert study 'La leggierezza', and the Parlophone Company was sufficiently impressed by the recording to purchase it from her and request a side B. So began 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. More substantial works from those early years include piano trios by Arensky and then Haydn, recorded for Columbia once EMI had absorbed the Parlophone label. In 1942 she made her first complete concerto recordings, of the fine concerto by John Ireland and the First Concerto by the youthful Shostakovich. After the war she became a Decca artist, and continued to record a remarkably wide range of repertoire, from classics and rarely heard miniatures to contemporary music. In fact 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.

Tracks:
1.1 J.S. Bach Fantasia and Fugue in a Minor, BWV 944
1.2 Paradies Toccata in a Major (From Sonata No. 6)
1.3 Mozart Rondo in a Major, KV 386
1.4 Mozart Suite, KV 399 (Excerpts)
1.5 Mozart Suite, KV 399 (Excerpts)
1.6 Mozart Piano Sonata in C Major, KV 545
1.7 Mozart Piano Sonata in C Major, KV 545
1.8 Mozart Piano Sonata in C Major, KV 545
1.9 Schubert Andante in a Major, D.604
1.10 Schubert Impromptu in E Flat Major, D.899 No. 2
1.11 Schubert Impromptu in a Flat Major, D.899 No. 4
1.12 Chopin Nocturne in E Flat Major, Op. 9 No. 2
1.13 Chopin Nocturne in B Major, Op. 32 No. 1
1.14 Chopin Fantasie-Impromptu in C Sharp minor, Op. 66
1.15 Chopin Berceuse in D Flat Major, Op. 57
1.16 Schumann Novelette in D Major, Op. 21 No. 2
1.17 Schumann Novelette in a Major, Op. 21 No. 6
1.18 Schumann Stücklein 1 (No. 1 of Bunte Blätter, Op. 99)
2.1 Liszt Liebesträume No. 3, S.541 No. 3
2.2 Liszt Waldesrauschen (Étude de Concert, S.145 No. 1)
2.3 Liszt Valse Oubliée No. 1, S.215 No. 1
2.4 Liszt Au Bord D'une Source, S.160 No. 4 (Années de Pèlerinage I: Suisse)
2.5 Liszt la Leggierezza (Étude de Concert, S.144 No. 2)
2.6 Liszt Gnomenreigen (Étude de Concert, S.145 No. 2)
2.7 J.S. Bach (Arr. Liszt) Organ Prelude and Fugue in a Minor, BWV 543 / S.462 No. 1
2.8 Schumann (Arr. Liszt) Widmung, S.566
2.9 Schumann (Arr. Liszt) Frühlingsnacht, S.568
2.10 Wagner (Arr. Liszt) Spinning Chorus, S.440 (Der Fliegende Holländer)
2.11 Gounod (Arr. Liszt) Faust Waltz, S.407 (Abridged)
2.12 Brahms Romance in F Major, Op. 118 No. 5
2.13 Brahms Intermezzo in C Major, Op. 119 No. 3
2.14 Brahms Capriccio in D minor, Op. 116 No. 7
2.15 Brahms Intermezzo in a Major, Op. 76 No. 6
2.16 Brahms Rhapsody in E Flat Major, Op. 119 No. 4
2.17 Brahms Intermezzo in B Flat minor, Op. 117 No. 2
2.18 Brahms Intermezzo in a Major, Op. 118 No. 2
2.19 Brahms Ballade in G minor, Op. 118 No. 3
3.1 Hummel Rondo Favori in E Flat Major, Op. 11
3.2 Henselt Si Oiseau J'étais (Were I a Bird) (Douze Études Caractéristiques, Op. 2 No. 6)
3.3 Schlözer Étude in a Flat Major, Op. 1 No. 2
3.4 Moszkowski Waltz in E Major, Op. 34 No. 1
3.5 Moszkowski Caprice Espagnole, Op. 37 (Abridged)
3.6 Albéniz (Arr. Godowsky) Tango in D Major (No. 2 of España, Op. 165)
3.7 Granados the Maiden and the Nightingale (From Goyescas)
3.8 Sinding Rustle of Spring, Op. 32 No. 3
3.9 Grieg Scherzo-Impromptu (No. 2 of Moods, Op. 73)
3.10 Grieg Butterfly (No. 1 of Lyric Pieces, Op. 43)
3.11 Grieg Melody (No. 3 of Lyric Pieces, Op. 47)
3.12 Grieg Solitary Traveller (No. 2 of Lyric Pieces, Op. 43)
3.13 Grieg Brooklet (No. 4 of Lyric Pieces, Op. 62)
3.14 Grieg to the Spring (No. 6 of Lyric Pieces, Op. 43)
3.15 Grieg Summer's Eve (No. 2 of Lyric Pieces, Op. 71)
3.16 Sibelius Romance in D Flat Major, Op. 24 No. 9
3.17 Stavenhagen Menuetto Scherzando, Op. 5 No. 3
3.18 Palmgren en Route, Op. 9
3.19 Friedman (After Eduard Gärtner) Viennese Dance No. 2
3.20 Fauré Impromptu No. 2 in F minor, Op. 31
3.21 Debussy Reflets Dans L'eau (No. 1 of Images, Book I)
3.22 Debussy Toccata (No. 3 of Pour Le Piano)
3.23 Turina Rapsodia Sinfónica, Op. 66
4.1 Arensky Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 32
4.2 Arensky Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 32
4.3 Arensky Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 32
4.4 Arensky Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 32
4.5 Rachmaninov Prelude in G minor, Op. 23 No. 5
4.6 Rachmaninov Prelude in E Flat Major, Op. 23 No. 6
4.7 Rachmaninov Prelude in C minor, Op. 23 No. 7
4.8 Rachmaninov Prelude in a Flat Major, Op. 23 No. 8
4.9 Rachmaninov Prelude in a Minor, Op. 32 No. 8
4.10 Rachmaninov Prelude in D Flat Major, Op. 32 No. 13
4.11 D'albert Scherzo in F Sharp Major, Op. 16 No. 2
4.12 R. Strauss (Arr. Gieseking) Ständchen, Op. 17 No. 2
4.13 Dohnányi Rhapsody in C Major, Op. 11 No. 3
4.14 Bergman Polka Caprice, Op. 1 No. 3
4.15 Bergman Himmelgesang, Op. 2 No. 1
4.16 Scott Lotus Land, Op. 47 No. 1
4.17 Scott Danse Nègre, Op. 58 No. 5
4.18 Pick-Mangiagalli Le Danse D'olaf (Deux Lunaires, Op. 33 No. 2)
4.19 Farjeon Tarantella
4.20 Shostakovich Three Fantastic Dances, Op. 5
5.1 Haydn Piano Trio No. 39 in G Major, Hob. XV. 25
5.2 Haydn Piano Trio No. 39 in G Major, Hob. XV. 25
5.3 Haydn Piano Trio No. 39 in G Major, Hob. XV. 25
5.4 Mozart Piano Sonata No. 12 in F Major, KV 332
5.5 Mozart Piano Sonata No. 12 in F Major, KV 332
5.6 Mozart Piano Sonata No. 12 in F Major, KV 332
5.7 Mozart Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Major, KV 576
5.8 Mozart Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Major, KV 576
5.9 Mozart Piano Sonata No. 17 in D Major, KV 576
5.10 Mozart Romance in a Flat Major, KV Anh.205 (Attribution)
5.11 Mozart Gigue in G Major, KV 574
5.12 Mozart Minuet in D Major, KV 355
5.13 Beethoven Bagatelle in C Major, Op. 33 No. 2
5.14 Beethoven Bagatelle in a Minor, Woo 59 'FÜR Elise'
5.15 Chopin Étude in E Major, Op. 10 No. 3
5.16 Chopin Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23
5.17 Chopin Ballade No. 3 in a Flat Major, Op. 47
6.1 Mendelssohn Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 14
6.2 Grieg Ballade in G minor, Op. 24
6.3 Scriabin Prelude in E Major, Op. 11 No. 9
6.4 Scriabin Prelude in C Sharp minor, Op. 11 No. 10
6.5 Ravel Jeux D'eau
6.6 Ireland Piano Concerto in E Flat Major
6.7 Ireland Piano Concerto in E Flat Major
6.8 Ireland Piano Concerto in E Flat Major
6.9 Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 35
6.10 Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 35
6.11 Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 35
6.12 Shostakovich Piano Concerto No. 1 in C minor, Op. 35
7.1 Mozart Piano Sonata No. 7 in C Major, KV 309
7.2 Mozart Piano Sonata No. 7 in C Major, KV 309
7.3 Mozart Piano Sonata No. 7 in C Major, KV 309
7.4 Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathétique'
7.5 Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathétique'
7.6 Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13 'Pathétique'
7.7 Beethoven Bagatelle in E Flat Major, Op. 33 No. 1
7.8 Schumann Papillons, Op. 2
7.9 Chopin Waltz in B minor, Op. 69 No. 2
7.10 Chopin Waltz in E minor, Op. Posth.*
7.11 Franck Variations Symphoniques
8.1 Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 44 (Ed. Siloti)*
8.2 Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 44 (Ed. Siloti)*
8.3 Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Major, Op. 44 (Ed. Siloti)*
8.4 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
8.5 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
8.6 Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18
8.7 Rachmaninov Humoresque in G Major, Op. 10 No. 5
8.8 Bliss Baraza (From Men of Two Worlds)
9.1 Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
9.2 Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
9.3 Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25
9.4 J.S. Bach Concerto for Three Harpsichords in C Major, BWV 1064
9.5 J.S. Bach Concerto for Three Harpsichords in C Major, BWV 1064
9.6 J.S. Bach Concerto for Three Harpsichords in C Major, BWV 1064
9.7 Vivaldi (Arr. Bach) Concerto for Four Harpsichords in a Minor, BWV 1065
9.8 Vivaldi (Arr. Bach) Concerto for Four Harpsichords in a Minor, BWV 1065
9.9 Vivaldi (Arr. Bach) Concerto for Four Harpsichords in a Minor, BWV 1065
9.10 Vivaldi (Arr. Dart) Concerto for Four Harpsichords in D minor
9.11 Vivaldi (Arr. Dart) Concerto for Four Harpsichords in D minor
9.12 Vivaldi (Arr. Dart) Concerto for Four Harpsichords in D minor
9.13 Vivaldi (Arr. Dart) Concerto for Four Harpsichords in D minor
9.14 Malcolm Variations on a Theme of Mozart for Four Harpsichords
9.15 Beethoven Bagatelle in a Minor, Woo 59 'FÜR Elise'
9.16 Schumann Romance in F Sharp Major, Op. 28 No. 2
9.17 Schumann (Arr. Liszt) Widmung, S.566
10.1 Liszt Gnomenreigen (Étude de Concert, S.145 No. 2)
10.2 Liszt Un Sospiro (Étude de Concert, S.144 No. 3)
10.3 Fauré Impromptu No. 2 in F minor, Op. 31
10.4 Debussy Clair de Lune (From Suite Bergamasque)
10.5 Debussy la Cathédrale Engloutie (Préludes, Book I No. 10)
10.6 Granados the Maiden and the Nightingale (From Goyescas)
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