Unreleased – Rare Recordings

Alexis Weissenberg has left many unreleased recordings and others have disappeared from the market.

Most were recorded on reel-to-reel tapes or on 45 rpm (EP) and 33 rpm (LP) records.

For now, we have digitized only those recordings in order to prevent their deterioration.

Later on, we will consider making the remaining recordings available.

Please bear in mind the modest sound quality of this small files and that not all browsers support the same media formats.

This section will be gradually increased.

Recordings

Bach

Partita No.4 in D minor, BWV 828

(1978)

Bach

Courante from the Partita No.6 in E minor, BWV  830

(1969)

Bach

Partita No.6 in E minor, BWV 830

(1978)

R. Schumann: Vogel als Prophet – From Waldszenen, Op.82
(New York, 1976)

Brahms: Intermezzo, Op.118 no.2
(New York, 1976)

Interview for Kera-FM
(Dallas, 1977)

F. Loewe / Alexis Weissenberg: Show Me

Played and arranged by Weissenberg

From the album My Fair Lady ( Pianorama by Mister Mystery)
(Date: Unknown)

Bach: Jesus bleibet meine Freude, BWV 147 Schluss-Choral

Transcription for piano, Myra Hess
(1969)

Extravagant Polka

Played and arranged by Weissenberg

From the album “Extravagant Piano”
(50’s)

Glinka: Barcarolle, from A Farewell To Saint Petersburg, 1840 (Kukolnik)
Nicolai Gedda & Alexis Weissenberg

(1974)

Bach: Chorale-Prelude in G minor BWV 659
Nun komm’ der Heiden Heiland

(Tokyo, 1972)

Tico-Tico
Tico-Tico no Fubá by Zequinha de Abreu (1917)

Played and arranged by Weissenberg

From the album “Extravagant Piano”

(50’s)

Debussy: Clair de Lune, from Suite Bergamasque (1890)
(Tokyo, 1972)

I’ve grown accustomed to her face

 Played and arranged by Weissenberg

From the album “My Fair Lady”

(50’s)

Chopin: Impromptu no.1 in A flat, Op.29
(Tokyo, 1972)

Prokofiev

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in C Major, Op.26

Eliahu Inbal & Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

(Munich 1971)

Chopin

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in E minor, Op.11

Simon Blech & Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aries

(Buenos Aires, 1970)

Rachmaninov

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3 in D minor, Op.30

Simon Blech & Orquesta Filarmónica de Buenos Aires

(Buenos Aires, 1970)

Glinka: Doubt (Kukolnik)
Nicolai Gedda & Alexis Weissenberg

(1974)

Glinka: I Recall a Wonderful Moment (Pushkin)
Nicolai Gedda & Alexis Weissenberg

(1974)

Mussorgsky: Where Art Thou, Little Star?
Nicolai Gedda & Alexis Weissenberg

(1974)

Bach: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor BVW 903
(New York, 1978)

Vous oubliez votre cheval

Trenet played and arranged by Weissenberg
From the album “Mister Nobody plays Trenet”

(50’s)

Interview with Mike Powell
(Stuttgart, 1973)

Rachmaninov: Paraphrase of Tchaikovsky Lullaby, Op.16 No.1
(Date: Unknown)

Beethoven: Rondo Op.51 No.1
 (1982)

Alexis Weissenberg

From the Musical “Death Beat
(Date: 1963)

Johannes Brahms

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in B-flat Major, Op.83

Stanislaw Skrowaczewski & Minnesota Orchestra

(1971)

Johannes Brahms

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in B-flat Major, Op.83

Georges Prêtre & Orchestre National de l’ORTF

 (1969)

Johannes Brahms

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in B-flat Major, Op.83

Riccardo Chailly & RSO Berlin

(1985)

Gross / Weissenberg

Tenderly

Walter Gross song (1946) played and arranged by Alexis Weissenberg

(Date: Unknown)

Moritz Moszkowski

Etude in F Major, Op.72 No.6

 (1973)

Gross / Weissenberg

Tenderly (II)

Walter Gross song (1946) played and arranged by Alexis Weissenberg

(Date: Unknown)

David Dubal’s Conversation with A.Weissenberg – Part 1

For the Love of Music – WNCN-FM, New York
(10th April1981)

David Dubal’s Conversation with A. Weissenberg – Part 2

For the Love of Music – WNCN-FM, New York
 (17th April 1981)

David Dubal’s Conversation with A.Weissenberg – Part 3

For the Love of Music – WNCN-FM, New York
(24th April 1981)

Johannes Brahms

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in D minor, Op.15

Kurt Masur & Orchestra Sinfonica della RAI di Torino

(1973)

Rachmaninov

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3 in D minor, Op.30

Gerd Albrecht & RSO Köln

(1976)

Chopin

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in E minor, Op.11

Stanislaw Skrowaczewski & Berliner Philharmoniker

(1983)

Frédéric Chopin

Nocturne No.3 in B Major, Op.9 No.3
 (Composed 1830-32)

Frédéric Chopin

Nocturne No.8 in D-flat Major, Op.27 No.2
(Composed 1835)

Frédéric Chopin

Nocturne No.15 in F minor, Op.55 No.1
(Composed 1842-44)

I got Rhythm

Gershwin played and arranged by Weissenberg

From the album “Extravagant Piano”

(50’s)

En Avril à Paris

Trenet played and arranged by Weissenberg

From the album “Mr. Nobody plays Trenet”

(50’s)

With a Little Bit of Luck

Played and arranged by Weissenberg

From the album “My Fair Lady”

(50’s)

Mussorgsky: Serenade (From Songs and Dances of Death)
Nicolai Gedda & Alexis Weissenberg

(1974)

Glinka: You Sweet Little Maiden (Folksong)
Nicolai Gedda & Alexis Weissenberg

(1974)

Mussorgsky: The Field Marshal (From Songs and Dances of Death)
Nicolai Gedda & Alexis Weissenberg

(1974)

Interview in Chicago
(Date: 1972)

Tchaikovsky – Rachmaninov Lullaby, Op. 16 Nr.1

135th Anniversary of Steinway & Sons, Carnegie Hall
 (Date: 1988)

Interview in Cleveland

(Date: 1974)

Alexis Weissenberg: Moody Piano

From the album Extravagant Piano
(Date: Unknown)

F. Loewe / Alexis Weissenberg: I’m an ordinary man

My Fair Lady (Pianorama by Mister Mystery)
 (Date: Unknown)

Coin de Rue

Trenet played and arranged by Weissenberg
From the album “Mister Nobody plays Trenet”
(50’s)

Alexis Weissenberg: Mit dir bin Ich allein

Pianos: Thomas Labè and Hyunsoon Whang

Voice: Jeffrey Dowd

From Nostalgie, ein surrealistisches Musical
(Date: 1992)

Alexis Weissenberg: Emma – Melodie

Pianos: Thomas Labè and Hyunsoon Whang

From Nostalgie, ein surrealistisches Musical
 (Date: 1992)

Alexis Weissenberg: Nostalgie

Pianos: Thomas Labè and Hyunsoon Whang

Voice: Jeffrey Dowd

From Nostalgie, ein surrealistisches Musical
(Date: 1992)

Interview

Riverside Radio

(New York, 1968)

Igor Stravinsky

Three Movements of Petrushka

Film directed by Äke Falck

 (Stockholm 1965)

César Franck

Prélude, Fugue et Variation, Op.18

Transcription: Harold Bauer

(Date: Unknown)

Haydn

Sonata No.33 in C minor, Hob. XVI / 20 – 1st mov.

(Date: Unknown)

Lover

From Love Me Tonight, by Rodgers and Hart – Arr. A. Weissenberg

Pianist: Jenny Lin, from her album Get Happy

Courtesy of Steinway Inc.

 (2012)

Haydn

Sonata No.62 in E-flat major, Hob. XVI / 52 – 2nd mov.

(Date: Unknown)

Interview

WNYC New York City Radio

(Date: Unknown)

Interview

German Radio

(1976)

Les Musiciens par eux-mêmes

Radio Canada – Part I

(Date: 1977)

Les Musiciens par eux-mêmes

Radio Canada – Part II

(Date: 1977)

Les Musiciens par eux-mêmes

Radio Canada – Part III

(Date: 1977)

Les Musiciens par eux-mêmes

Radio Canada – Part IV

(Date: 1977)

Boum!

Trenet played and arranged by Weissenberg

From the album “Mr. Nobody plays Trenet”

(50’s)

Vous qui passez sans me voir

Trenet played and arranged by Weissenberg

From the album “Mr. Nobody plays Trenet”

(50’s)

Ménilmontant

Trenet played and arranged by Weissenberg

From the album “Mr. Nobody plays Trenet”

(50’s)

With Plácido Domingo

“Adiós, Granada” from the zarzuela “Emigrantes”

by T. Barrera and R. Calleja Gómez

(Date: 1985)

With Elizabeth Harwood

Franz Schubert: Seligkeit

(Date: 1973)

With Anne-Sophie Mutter

Brahms: Violin Sonata N.3 in D minor, Op. 108

(2nd, 3rd and 4th movs.)

(Date: 1985)

Klassik Pop

German Radio Programme – Part I

(Date: Unknown)

At home with Vladiguerov

First gramophone recording of Alexis Weissenberg

Toccata Op.36 and Prelude from Op.15 by P. Vladiguerov

(1943)

Klassik Pop

German Radio Programme – Part II

(Date: Unknown)

Ascot Gavotte

Played and arranged by Weissenberg

From the album “My Fair Lady”

(50’s)

Wouldn’t it be Loverly

Played and arranged by Weissenberg

From the album “My Fair Lady”

(50’s)

I could have danced all night

Played and arranged by Weissenberg

From the album “My Fair Lady”

(50’s)

Sabato Pian Piano, Il Frangitempo, RSI, Part I

Luigi Di Fronzo interviews Alexis Weissenberg

(October 1988)

Sabato Pian Piano, Il Frangitempo, RSI, Part II

Luigi Di Fronzo interviews Alexis Weissenberg

(October 1988)

Sergei Prokofiev, Concerto No.3 in C Major, Op.26

With Sergiu Celibidache & Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana

(1966)

With Jean-Pierre Rampal

Poulenc: Sonata for Flute and Piano (1st mov)

(Date: 1985)

With Kurt Moll

Schumann: “Die beiden Grenadiere”, Op.49 No.1

(Date: 1985)

Debussy

La plus que lente, L121

(Date: 1985)

Prokofiev

Piano Sonata No.3 in A minor, Op.28

(Date: 1966)

Chopin

Étude in C-sharp minor, Op. 25 No.7

(Date: 1969)

Scriabin

Nocturne in D-flat Major for the Left Hand, Op.9 No.2

(Date: 1966)

Caviar and Vodka

A popular Russian song played and arranged by A.Weissenberg

From the album Extravagant Piano
(Arrangement 50’s)

Kitten on the Keys

A song by Zez Confrey played and arranged by A. Weissenberg

From the album Extravagant Piano
 (Composed 1822, arrangement 50’s)

Can Can Fantasy

Played and arranged by A. Weissenberg

From the album Extravagant Piano
(Arrangement 50’s)

La fabrication d’un disque

(Date: 1977)

With the Petits Chanteurs à la Croix de Bois

Bach: Jesus bleibet meine Freude

(Date: 1975)

Tcherno & Sutrin

Alexis Weissenberg avec ses chiens

(Date: 1980)

With Teresa Berganza

Granados: El Majo Tímido

(Date: 1975)

With Teresa Berganza

Granados: El Tra La La y el Punteado

(Date: 1975)

With Teresa Berganza

Granados: La Maja Dolorosa

(Date: 1975)

Le Grand Format – Interview

Radio RTL

(Date: 1987)

Rachmaninov

Prelude Op.23 No.6 in E-flat Major

(Date: 1970)

The WNYC Collection – Interview

New York Public Radio

(1985)

Interview with Hanno Rinke

Deutsche Grammophon

(Date: 1985)

Alfredo Casella: Scarlattiana

Max Reiter & San Antonio Symphony Orchestra

Soloist: Alexis Weissenberg

Gordon Skene Sound Collection

(Date: 1949)

Prokofiev: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No,3 in C Major, Op.26

Sergiu Celibidache & Orchestra di Torino della RAI

Soloist: Alexis Weissenberg

(Date: 1962)

On the Street Where You Live

Played and arranged by Weissenberg

From the album “My Fair Lady”

(50’s)

The Rain in Spain

Played and arranged by Weissenberg

From the album “My Fair Lady”

(50’s)

Finale

Played and arranged by Weissenberg

From the album “My Fair Lady”

(50’s)

Chopin

Nocturne No.20 in C-sharp minor, Op. Posth

(1969)

Bach / Busoni

Choral Prelude

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659

(1973)

Rachmaninov

Prelude Op.23 No.2 in B-flat Major

(1973)

Rachmaninov

Waltz from the Suite No.2 for 2 pianos, Op.17

Rafael Orozco & Alexis Weissenberg

(1971)

Rachmaninov

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3 in D minor, Op.30

Jean Martinon & Orchestre National de l’ORTF

(1971)

Maurice Ravel

Vocalise-Étude en forme de Habanera, M.51

Montserrat Caballé & Alexis Weissenberg

(1979)

Brahms

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in B-flat Major, Op.83

Peter Maag & Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI (audio)

(Date: 1960)

Rachmaninov

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.3 in D minor, Op.30

Goffredo Petrassi & Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano della RAI (audio)

(Date: 1965)

Brahms

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in B-flat Major, Op.83

Franco Caracciolo & Orchestra Alessandro Scarlatti di Napoli della RAI (audio)

(Date: 1961)

Dardanella

Fred Fisher song played and arranged by A.Weissenberg

From the album Extravagant Piano
(Composed 1919, arrangement 50’s)

The Petite Waltz (La Petite Valse)

A song by Joe Heyne, arranged and played by A.Weissenberg

From the album Extravagant Piano
 (Composed 1950, arrangement late 50’s)

Blues for Carmen

Played and composed by A. Weissenberg

From the album Extravagant Piano
(Late 50’s)

Beethoven

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.4 in G Major, Op.58

Carlo Maria Giulini & Orchestra Sinfonica di Torino della RAI

(Date: 1968)

Mozart

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.24 in C minor, K.491

Riccardo Chailly & Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (audio)

(Date: 1988)

Mozart

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.9 in E-flat Major, K.271

Sergiu Celibidache & Orchestra Alessandro Scarlatti di Napoli della RAI

(Date: 1967)

Chopin

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in E minor, Op.11

Paul Paray & Orquesta Sinfónica del Sodre, Uruguay

(Date: 1952)

Franz Liszt

Piano Sonata in B minor, S.178

(Date: 1973)

Tchaikovsky

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23

Paul Paray & Orquesta Sinfónica del Sodre, Uruguay

(Date:1952)

Béla Bartók

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.2 in G Major, Sz.95

Lorin Maazel & Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma della RAI

(Date: 1959)

Bach

Allemande from the Partita No.4 in D Major, BWV 828

(Date: 1966)

Mozart

Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No.24 in C minor, K.491

Franco Caracciolo & Orchestra Alessandro Scarlatti di Napoli della RAI

(Date:1962)

Chopin

Sonata No.3 in B minor, Op.58, 3rd mov. 

(Date: 1968)

Stravinsky

Three Movements from Petrushka (1921)

(Live on TV)

(Date: 1966)

Chopin

Short interview + Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21, 3rd mov.

(Date:1968)

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No.3 in C Major, Op.26
With Sergiu Celibidache & Orchestra di Torino della RAI, 1962, live.

Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op.15
With Massimo Pradella & Orchestra Alessandro Scarlatti della RAI di Napoli, 1964, live.

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor, Op.30
With Goffredo Petrassi & Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano della RAI, 1965, live

Ricordo di Alexis Weissenberg

Guido Salvetti interviews Alexis Weissenberg
Theme: Schumann’s Kinderszenen, Op.15 – Part 1

(1996)

Ricordo di Alexis Weissenberg

Guido Salvetti interviews Alexis Weissenberg
Theme: Schumann’s Kinderszenen, Op.15 – Part 2

(1996)

Ricordo di Alexis Weissenberg

Guido Salvetti interviews Alexis Weissenberg
Theme: Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.15 – Part 1

(1996)

Ricordo di Alexis Weissenberg

Guido Salvetti interviews Alexis Weissenberg
Theme: Brahms Piano Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.15 – Part 2

(1996)

Chopin e la Polonia

150 Anniversary of Chopin’s death
Roberto Corrent interviews Alexis Weissenberg
Part 1

(1999)

La forma in Chopin

150 Anniversary of Chopin’s death
Roberto Corrent interviews Alexis Weissenberg
Part 2

(1999)

La poesia in Chopin

150 Anniversary of Chopin’s death
Roberto Corrent interviews Alexis Weissenberg
Part 3

(1999)

La tentazione del virtuosismo

150 Anniversary of Chopin’s death
Roberto Corrent interviews Alexis Weissenberg
Part 4

(1999)

Efemérides

Efemérides, de Radio Clásica
Director, Ricardo Bellés, guión de Carlos Herráiz

(2003)

Alexis Weissenberg et les russes
Grands Interprètes de la Musique Classique
France Musique

(5th December 2016)

Alexis Weissenberg et Joseph Haydn
Grands Interprètes de la Musique Classique
France Musique

(6th December 2016)

Alexis Weissenberg et Chopin
Grands Interprètes de la Musique Classique
France Musique

(7th December 2016)

Alexis Weissenberg et Debussy
Grands Interprètes de la Musique Classique
France Musique

(8th December 2016)

Alexis Weissenberg joue Bartok et Rachmaninov
Grands Interprètes de la Musique Classique
France Musique

(9th December 2016)

Cinq maîtres du piano, Génération 1930: Alexis Weissenberg

par Jean-François Antonioli
Musique en Mémoire, RTS

(Octobre 2015)

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op. 30
Georges Prêtre & Alexis Weissenberg

Orchestra Sinfonica di Roma della RAI

(April 1969)

Schumann Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.54
Alain Lombard & Alexis Weissenberg

Orchestra Alessandro Scarlatti della RAI di Napoli

(1970)

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2 in C Minor Op.18
Herbert von Karajan & Alexis Weissenberg

Berliner Philharmoniker

(1974)

Robert Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op.15

(1983)

Beethoven: Violin Sonata in C minor, No.7, Op.30 No.2
Pierre Amoyal & Alexis Weissenberg

(1983)

Robert Schumann: Arabeske in C Major, Op.18

(1983)

Rachmaninov: Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op.3 No.2
(1969)

Pancho Vladigerov: Improvisation, Op.36 No.4
(1974)

Rachmaninov: Prelude in E-flat Major, Op.23 No.6

(1969)

Johannes Brahms, 3 Lieder
Op.63/5 Meine Liebe ist grün
Op.3/1 Liebestreu
Op.32/2 Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen
Teresa Berganza & Alexis Weissenberg

(1983)

Little interview &
Chopin Nocturne in E Major, Op.62 NO.2
(1969)

Richard Strauss
Wiegenlied, Op.41 No.1
Montserrat Caballé & Alexis Weissenberg
(1979)

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