J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Rosita Renard at Carnegie Hall

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Rosita Renard
Individual Works:Chopin, Etude op. 10 no. 2
Chopin, Mazurka op. 30 no. 4
Mozart, Rondo for piano no 1 in d major, K 485
Beethoven, Sonata for Piano op. 31
Mendelssohn, Prelude for Piano op. 104a
Chopin, Etude op 25 no 2
Chopin, Prelude op 28 no 7
Chopin, Etude op 25 no 3
Chopin, Nocturne op 9 no 2
Chopin, Etude op 10 no 4
Chopin, Nocturne op 15 no 2
Ravel, Valses nobles et sentimentales
Debussy, Danse
Cruz, Vinetas op 8: Galante
Chopin, Mazurka op 59 no 3
Cruz, Vinetas op 8: Grotesque
Bach, Partita for Keyboard no 1in B flat, BWV 825
Mendelssohn, Variations Serieuses for Piano in d minor, op 54
Chopin, etude op 10 no 11
Chopin, etude op 25 no 5
Chopin, etude op 10 no 3
Chopin, etude op 25 no 8
Chopin, etude op 10 no 4
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:VAI
Catalog Number:IPA 1028
Year Released/Recorded:1949
Total Playing Time:Richard Townsend said:

Comments:Rosita Renard was born at the end of the last century in Chile. She received most of her formal training at the Berlin Conservatory. She had an auspicious career in America and Europe in the twenties, but she could not keep up with the celebrity lifestyle. She moved back to Chile to teach after World War II. Finally in 1949 her students persuaded her to give a concert at Carnegie Hall. This is her one important recording. Her concert on January 16, 1949 at Carnegie Hall is no less than a triumph. Well over fifty years old, Renard storms through the music with clarity, ravishing tone, and a free-wheeling intensity not to be found in today's more rigid performances. All in all, I would rank Renard as one of the greatest artists of the twentieth century. The concert features a recording of the first partita be J S Bach unrivaled in its speed and clarity. The music literally springs to life. It's probably the fastes recording of the work in existence. However, purists will not be offended. Her playing is perfection and grace incarnate. Unfortunately, her untimely death occured only two months after this last concert. The whole album is wonderful. I recommend it highly.
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Richard Townsend
Date First Submitted:03/04/2000