MENAHEM PRESSLER              

VOL. 1 DHR-7889
Piano Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.25
with The Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Hans Swarowsky, conductor
Sextet for Piano, Violin, 2 Violas, Cello & Doublebass, Op.110
with members of Guilet Quartet: Daniel Guilet - Violin, William Schoen - Viola, David Soyer - Cello
and Nathan Gordon - Viola; Philip Sklar - Doublebass
Six Children's Pieces, Op.72
Variations sérieuses in D minor, Op.54
Rondo Capriccioso in E major, Op.14
Recorded 1950 -1953

Menahem Pressler was born on December 16, 1923 in Magdeburg, Germany. and emigrated to Israel in 1938. where he received most of his musical training.
His career was launched following the winning of the first prize at the Debussy International Piano Competition in San Francisco in 1946.
His successful American debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Eugene Ormandy was followed by extensive tours of North America and Europe, including performances with the New York Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, as well as Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Dallas, San Francisco, London, Paris, Brussels, Oslo and Helsinki Symphony Orchestras and many more.
In 1955 Menahem Pressler founded the Beaux Arts Trio with violinist Daniel Guilet and cellist Bernard Greenhouse. The Trio, (with a few 'turnovers' in the strings) continued for more than 50 years and was unquestionably one of the most prominent and respected chamber groups of all time.\

Pressler is a Professor of piano in Indiana University in Bloomington. He is a regular on juries of international piano competitions such as the Van Cliburn, Queen Elizabeth, and Arthur Rubinstein competitions.
He is established as one of the world's most revered chamber musicians, whose collaborations included multiple engagements with the Juilliard, Emerson, Guarneri and Cleveland String Quartets.
More information on this legendary pianist can be found at

VOL. 2 DHR-7989/90
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

with The Vienna State Opera Orchestra, David Josefowitz, conductor
Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
with The Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Hans Swarowsky, conductor
Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22
with The Vienna State Opera Orchestra, Jean-Marie Auberson, conductor
Polonaises: Op. 26/1 & Op. 26/2; Polonaise-Fantaisie, Op. 61
Mazurkas: Op. 7/1; Op. 24/4; Op. 30/4; Op. 33/4; Op. 63/2
Recorded c. 1960

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