DHR-8017-9  (3CDs set) - Live Performances

BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1 in d, Op. 15
New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein conductor
Carnegie Hall, March 26, 1960

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3 in c, Op. 37
Aspen Festival Orchestra, Izler Solomon conductor; August 21, 1960

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 in Eb, Op. 73, Mvt. III: Rondo
Excerpt: Begins at measure 18, cuts off 16 measures before the end -
Boston Symphony Orchestra, Richard Burgin conductor
Symphony Hall, Boston, February 29, 1936

Carnegie Hall Recital  February 24, 1956
BEETHOVEN: Piano Sonata No. 30 in F, Op.109
SCHUBERT: Piano Sonata in c, Op. Posth., D 958
CHOPIN: Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 35 "Funeral March Sonata"
BRAHMS: Capriccio in d, Op. 116/1
SCHUBERT: Moment Musical in f, Op.94/3
CHOPIN: Prelude in g, Op. 28/22

Bonus: Shure's earliest known recording:
CHOPIN: Rondo for two pianos in C, Op. 73
Leonard Shure and Karl Ulrich Schnabel  Recorded 1931

"Shure plays with a thrilling blend of insight, breadth, authority and daring"
The New York Times (June 6, 2014)

"His nobility embodies itself supremely in playing that boldly confronts risks...Confirmation of a powerful artist"
Diapason (France. July, 2014)

"Great power and vigor...drama and excitement...an exceptional performance"
American Record Guide (USA. November/December 2014)

"Only a small number of great pianists communicates the feeling that Shure creates here: that there is no more powerfully important music than what he is playing at the moment...brilliant, straightforward playing...magnificent energy and complete technical control"
Fanfare (USA. September/October, 2014)

Featured in The New York Times Classical CDs annual "Christmas wish-list column" for 2014

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Leonard Shue & Serge Kussevitsky following Shure's performance of Brahms piano concerto No.2 on August 9, 1941 at Tanglewood.
Koussevitsky's class that summer included Leonard Bernstein, Lukas Foss, Eleasar de Carvalho and Frederick Fennell - all of whom later engaged Shure as a soloist

Leonard SHURE piano; Henri TEMIANKA violin

DHR-8011-3  (3CDs set)

The 10 Sonatas for Violin and Piano
No. 1 in D major, Op. 12/1
No. 2 in A major, Op. 12/2
No. 3 in Eb major, Op. 12/3
No. 4 in A minor, Op. 23
No. 5 in F major, Op. 24 "Spring"
No. 6 in A minor, Op. 30/1
No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30/2
No. 8 in G major Op. 30/3
No. 9 in A major Op. 47 "Kreutzer"
No. 10 in G major Op. 96
Live performance, The Library of Congress, Washington, 1946

"The performances are magnificent: bold and fresh, technicallly fluid and musically insightful. ...exciting...elegant...exceptional grace... this duo balances formidable power with magisterial command"     The New York Times (January 8, 2012)

"A great hit in the Beethoven discography... one of the most beautiful surprises to the discophile in recent years... makes you hold your breath constantly... A priceless treasure.
Diapason (France. February 2012)

"Exceptional... ravishing discovery... I adored it." The Gramophone (UK, December 2011)

You owe it to yourself to hear these exceptional performances... Temianka was clearly in the league of Heifetz and Milstein... Shure was among the great talents, Arrau and Serkin." Wholenote (Canada, September 2011}

Legendary Treasures