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Classic Archive 016 - Julius Katchen

Julius Katchen piano

This episode of Classic Archive is devoted to pianist Julius Katchen, one of the greatest American pianists of the 20th Century. We watch him performing Johannes Brahms’s Hungarian Dances n°4 & 5, recorded in France in 1966 for the " Discorama " TV show. The same year, for the "Prestige de la Musique" program, Katchen delivers to the French music lovers the very first performance of Brahms’s Sonata n°2 in F sharp minor. Shortly before his untimely death, in a 1968 broadcast of the " Jeunesses Musicales de France ", Katchen delivers an urgent version of Schubert’s Fantasie in C (Wanderer), followed by the same composer’s Impromptu n°3 in G flat major.


Johanes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 4 and 5; Sonata No. 2, Op. 2 in F sharp minor; Franz Schubert: Fantasie in C “Wanderer”, D. 760 ; Impromptu No. 3 in G flat Major, D. 899


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55 mins
Philippe Truffault
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