Julius Katchen: Concert pianist Essential Recordings

Essential Recordings

Julius Katchen
Audite 21.149 (two discs)
German radio tapes, RIAS 1962-4, with six works not recorded for Decca, including the Liszt B-minor Sonata.

The Complete Decca Recordings
Decca 483 0356 (35 CDs)
Mantovani to Mussorgsky, Schubert to Solti – all of the studio recordings are here, at a cost of under £2 per disc (stout card inners but not 'original jacket' sleeves); incl. 88pp booklet.

Brahms: Works for Solo Piano
Decca 455 2472 (6 CDs)
This big project was undertaken at Decca's West Hampstead Studios 1962-5.

Brahms Piano Trios, Violin/Cello Sonatas
Decca 448 0922* and 448 0922 (2 CDs each)
These 1967/8 recordings with Josef Suk and Janos Starker were produced at The Maltings (*only Cello Sonata No 2 was recorded).

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No 2
Decca 433 6272 or 483 4045 (44.1kHz/16-bit)
The CDs are now hard to find but Presto has the separate download.

Decca Recordings 1949-68
Decca 475 7221
A cross-section of Katchen's studio recordings. But like the two remaining 'Art Of' sets and the Beethoven Concertos collection, now 44.1kHz/16-bit downloads only.