Now Available

The following CD recordings are currently available directly from The Frederick Collection. To purchase simply call or email us. At this time we are able to accept checks, PayPal, or credit cards (through Paypal).

Northern Lights Finnish Favorites

Gail Olszewski, piano 32 songs and dances by six Finnish composers, Selem Palmgren, Ilmari Hannikainen, Oskar Merikanto, Leevi Madetoja, Jean Sibelius, and Erkki Melartin Centaur Records CRC 3732

$15 (or $20 by mail)

Northern Lights

Frédéric Chopin Complete Ballades, Impromptus, Préludes and Nocturnes

Yuan Sheng, piano

A 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. It has been noted that Sheng "plays with exquisite taste, poetry and power, fully exploring the instrument's unique possibilities." An accompanying booklet contains extensive background information on the instrument and its place in history.

Piano Classics PCL0049


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 (or $30 by mail)

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


Dmitry Rachmanov and Cullan Bryant — Four-hand Piano Music by Beethoven and His Teachers

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


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


Read a review of this recording 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


Schubert: Winterreise

Robert Osborne, bass-baritone, Malcolm Halliday, piano

Piano by Conrad Graf, Vienna, c.1828/29, from The Frederick Collection

Privately issued recording


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


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


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


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


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

Out of Print

The following out-of-print CD recordings are no longer available from us, but you may still find them 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

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