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The following CD recordings, some out-of-print, are currently available from The Frederick Collection. Please call or email to purchase.
Frédéric Chopin
Complete Ballades, Impromptus, Préludes and Nocturnes


Yuan Sheng, piano

JUST IN! The three CD set of Yuan Sheng playing the complete Ballades, Impromptus, the Nocturnes, and the 24 Préludes (Op. 28) of  Frédéric Chopin on our piano by Ignace Pleyel, Paris, 1845. Already it has been noted that Sheng "plays with exquisite taste, poetry and power, fully exploring the instrument's unique possibilities." The accompanying booklet contains extensive background information on the instrument and its place in history.

Piano Classics PCL0049                                                                            $25.
Yuan Sheng - Chopin - Piano Classics PCL0049
Ludwig van Beethoven
Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano

Vita Wallace, violin, and Ishmael Wallace, piano

This is our first recording on our own label, Frederick Historical Piano #1001, featuring all ten Beethoven sonatas for violin and piano played on period instruments and recorded in unedited complete takes. Vita's violin is by Matthias Albani, working in Bolzano, Italy, in 1706, and the piano is our own, by Caspar Katholnig, Vienna, ca. 1805-1810. This is a four-CD set recorded by our own sound engineer, Christopher Greenleaf, recorded in 2009-2010 in the Ashburnham Community Church. This set is available from the Orfeo Duo at their concerts, at any of our concerts, or while visiting us at the Historical Piano Study Center, or from us by mail.

FHP 1001                                                                                                  $25.
                                                                                                     by mail, $30.
Orfeo Duo - Beethoven  Complete Sonatas for Violin and Piano
Beethoven and His Teachers ~ Music for Piano, Four Hands

Dmitry Rachmanov and Cullan Bryant, piano, four hands

A two-CD set issued by Naxos in March, 2011. 
Pianos by Katholnig, Vienna, c. 1805-1810, and by Tröndlin, Leipzig, c.1830,
from The Frederick Collection

Naxos Records, 8.572519-20                                                                     $20.

Dmitry Rachmanov and Cullan Bryant ~ Four-hand Piano Music by Beethoven and His Teachers
 
Le Tombeau de Debussy
Randall Love, piano
Ten composers’ memorial compositions to Debussy, with six compositions by Debussy.
Piano by Bluthner, Leipzig, 1907, from The Frederick Collection

Centaur Records, CRC 3007, © 2010
Le Tombeau de Debussy, Randall Love, piano
French Piano Four-Hands with the Elegant Erard
The Transcontinental Piano Duo, Elaine Greenfield and Janice Meyer Thompson Petite Suite and Six épigraphes antiques by Debussy; Jeux d’enfants by Bizet; 
Ma mère l’Oye by Ravel, and Dolly Suite by Fauré

Piano, “Extra-grand modèle de concert” by Erard, Paris, 1877, from The Frederick Collection

Centaur Records, CRC 3071, © 2010                                                        $15.

Robert and Clara Schumann: Trios for piano, violin and cello
The Castle Trio of the Smithsonian Institution: Marilyn MacDonald, violin, Kenneth Slowik, cello, Lambert Orkis, piano
Piano by J.B. Streicher, Vienna, 1846, from The Frederick Collection

Smithsonian Chamber Music Society,                                                          $15.

Read a review of this recording by by John Puccio on his blog, Classical Candor.

Johannes Brahms: The Late Piano Music
Short Piano Pieces, Op. 76, 116, 117, 118, and 119
Ira Braus, piano
Piano by J.B. Streicher & Son, Vienna, 1871, from The Frederick Collection

Centaur Records, CRC 2850, © 2007                                                        $15.

Schubert:  Winterreise
Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Malcolm Halliday, piano
Piano by Conrad Graf, Vienna, c.1828/29,  from The Frederick Collection

Privately issued recording                                                                             $15.

Claude Debussy: The Preludes, Books I and II
Elaine Greenfield, piano
Piano by Blüthner, Leipzig, 1907, from The Frederick Collection

Centaur Records No. CRC 2693/2694, a 2-disc set, © 2004                      $20.

Robert Schumann: The Three Violin-Piano Sonatas 
The Orfeo Duo: Vita Wallace, violin, Ishmael Wallace, piano
Piano by Johann Baptist Streicher, Vienna, 1846, from the Frederick Collection

Unacorda Records No. UCR0032002  © 2002                                           $18.

Wanderings: Fantasies of Schubert & Mendelssohn
Daniel Paul Horn, Fortepiano
Piano by Conrad Graf, Vienna, c.1828/29, from the Frederick Collection

Titanic Records No.Ti-236  © 1998                                                            $15.

Alexander Reinagle The Philadelphia Sonatas, and Variations on Scottish Folk Tunes
Stephen Siek, Piano and Fortepiano
Pianos by Schiedmayer, Stuttgart, 1978, from the collection of Donald Hageman,
and by Clementi, London, 1805,  from The Frederick Collection

Titanic Records No. Ti-235  © 1998                                                            $15.

Robert Schumann: Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op.54
Also, selections from Schumann's Op.15, Op.28, Op.12, & Op.133.

Thomas Lorango, Pianist, with the New Brandenburg Collegium,
Anthony Newman, Conductor.
Piano by Streicher, Vienna, 1871, from the Frederick Collection.

Newport Classic No. NCD 60034  © 1991                                                 $15.

Read a review of this recording by by John Puccio on his blog, Classical Candor.

 
The following CD recordings are out of print, but may still be available on the secondary market.
Ray Dudley    1878 Erard Piano
Selections by Ravel, Debussy, Chopin, and Liszt 

Ray Dudley, pianist
Piano by Erard, Paris, 1878, from the Frederick Collection

Titanic Records No.Ti-209  © 1992

Schubert Lieder

Bethany Beardslee, Soprano, Lois Shapiro, fortepiano
Piano by Conrad Graf, Vienna, c.1828-1829, from the Frederick Collection

Pierrot Records © 1996


 

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