DHR-8017-9 (3CDs set) - Live Performances
Piano Concerto No. 1 in d, Op. 15
York Philharmonic Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein conductor
Hall, March 26, 1960
Piano Concerto No. 3 in c, Op. 37
Festival Orchestra, Izler Solomon conductor; August 21, 1960
Piano Concerto No. 5 in Eb, Op. 73, Mvt. III: Rondo
Begins at measure 18, cuts off 16 measures before the end -
Symphony Orchestra, Richard Burgin conductor
Hall, Boston, February 29, 1936
Hall Recital February
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"
Capriccio in d, Op. 116/1
SCHUBERT: Moment Musical in f, Op.94/3
CHOPIN: Prelude in g, Op. 28/22
Rondo for two pianos in C, Op. 73
Shure and Karl Ulrich Schnabel Recorded 1931
"Shure plays with
a thrilling blend of insight, breadth, authority and daring"
The New York Times (June
embodies itself supremely in playing that boldly confronts risks...Confirmation
of a powerful artist"
Diapason (France. July,
"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,
Featured in The
New York Times Classical CDs annual "Christmas wish-list
column" for 2014
3CDs for the price of 2CDs
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
piano; Henri TEMIANKA violin
DHR-8011-3 (3CDs set)
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
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}