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Byron Janis

p, *1928 US, McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Musician / Composer of Pop, Jazz and Classical
A.k.a. Byron Yankilevitch

Byron Janis (born March 24, 1928) is an American classical pianist. He made several recordings for RCA Victor and Mercury Records, and occupies two volumes of the Philips series Great Pianists of the 20th Century. His discography covers repertoire from Beethoven to David W. Guion and includes major piano concertos from Mozart to Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev. His pianism has been described as combining a Horowitzian technique with a sublime musicality akin to Cortot's. He has a special affinity for Chopin and made a French film on him that was shown around the world.

     
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  • Pop
  • Jazz
  • Classical
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Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30: 1. Allegro ma non tanto on Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos.2 & 3; Prelude in E flat etc. by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Byron Janis, London Symphony Orchestra, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra & Antal Doráti
Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30: 2. Intermezzo (Adagio) on Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos.2 & 3; Prelude in E flat etc. by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Byron Janis, London Symphony Orchestra, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra & Antal Doráti
Piano Concerto No.3 in D minor, Op.30: 3. Finale (Alla breve) on Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos.2 & 3; Prelude in E flat etc. by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Byron Janis, London Symphony Orchestra, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra & Antal Doráti
Piano Concerto No. 1 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 1 on Rachmaninov: Complete Symphonies & Concertos by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Sviatoslav Richter, Byron Janis, Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Moscow State Symphony, London Symphony Orchestra, Pavel Kogan & Gennady Rozhdestvensky
Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18: 1. Moderato on Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos.2 & 3; Prelude in E flat etc. by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Byron Janis, London Symphony Orchestra, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra & Antal Doráti
Prelude in E Flat Major, Op.23, No.6 on Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos.2 & 3; Prelude in E flat etc. by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Byron Janis, London Symphony Orchestra, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra & Antal Doráti
Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18: 2. Adagio sostenuto on Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos.2 & 3; Prelude in E flat etc. by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Byron Janis, London Symphony Orchestra, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra & Antal Doráti
Piano Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18: 3. Allegro scherzando on Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos.2 & 3; Prelude in E flat etc. by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Byron Janis, London Symphony Orchestra, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra & Antal Doráti
Keyboard Sonata in E-Flat Major, Hob. XVI:49: I. Allegro (Live) on Byron Janis Live On Tour by Byron Janis
Prélude in C Sharp Minor, Op.3, No.2 on Rachmaninov: Piano Concertos Nos.2 & 3; Prelude in E flat etc. by Sergei Rachmaninoff, Byron Janis, London Symphony Orchestra, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra & Antal Doráti

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Title Artist Year Type
Byron Janis: The RCA Recordings 1950-1959Byron Janis2016Compil.
The Complete RCA Album CollectionByron Janis2013Album
Liszt Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2Byron Janis2011Compil.
Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 3Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff - Byron Janis • Fritz Reiner / The Chicago Symphony Orchestra • Charles Munch / Boston Symphony Orchestra2002Compil.
Byron Janis IByron Janis1998Compil.
Piano Concerto No .3Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Byron Janis, The London Symphony Orchestra1998Album
Concerto pour Piano No. 3Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Byron Janis, The London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati1998Album
Aspen Music Festival Artist Sampler '97Sarah Chang, Stephen Bishop-Kovacevich, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Ralph Kirshbaum, Thomas Adès, James Conlon, Lynn Harrell, Byron Janis, Sharon Isbin1997Album
Etude In E, Op. 10, No. 3Byron Janis1997Single
Klavierkonzert / CellokonzertRobert Schumann - Byron Janis, Maurice Gendron1995Album
Pictures At An ExhibitionByron Janis Plays Modest Mussorgsky / Antal Dorati / Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra / Maurice Ravel / Frédéric Chopin1994Album
Concerto Pour Piano N° 2 / Concerto N° 1Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff - Byron Janis1993Album
Concerto No. 2 In C MinorSergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff / Byron Janis / Antal Dorati / Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra1993Album
The Three ConcertosRobert Schumann, Byron Janis, Janos Starker, Henryk Szeryng1992Album
Piano Concerto No. 1 / Violin ConcertoPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Byron Janis, Henryk Szeryng, The London Symphony Orchestra, Herbert Menges, Antal Dorati1992Album
Piano Concertos Nos. 2 & 3Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff - Alexander Brailowsky, Byron Janis1991Album
Piano Concerto No. 2, Piano Concerto No. 3Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Byron Janis, Antal Dorati, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, The London Symphony Orchestra1991Compil.
Piano Concerto In A Minor, Op. 54 / Arabeske In C, Op. 18 / Piano Concerto No. 1 In B-flat Minor, Op. 23Robert Schumann, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Byron Janis, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, The London Symphony Orchestra, Herbert Menges1991Compil.
Encore: Byron JanisByron Janis1990Album
На Концертах Выдающихся МастеровByron Janis1986Album
UntitledFrédéric Chopin, Aaron Copland, Manuel De Falla - Byron Janis1986Album
Concerto Pour Piano / Concerto Pour VioloncelleRobert Schumann - Byron Janis, Maurice Gendron, Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Wiener Symphoniker, Christoph von Dohnányi1986Album
Schumann: Piano Concerto (First Release) / Liszt: TotentanzRobert Schumann / Franz Liszt / Byron Janis, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner1983Album
Centenar George Enescu 1881-1981 - Cronica Festivalului Internațional « George Enescu » Septembrie 1981Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Orchestra Simfonică A Filarmonicii De Stat "George Enescu" Dirijor : Mircea Cristescu Solist : Byron Janis1981Album
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 In D Flat Major / Piano Concerto No. 1 In E Flat MajorFranz Liszt / Byron Janis1978Album
Piano Concerto No.3 In C Major, Op.26Sergei Prokofiev, Byron Janis, Kiril Kondrashin, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra1978Album
Isle Of The Dead / Todtentanz / Mephisto WaltzSergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Franz Liszt, Byron Janis, Fritz Reiner, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra1967Album
Piano Concerto No. 2 / Piano Concerto No. 1Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff / Byron Janis / Antal Dorati / Herbert Menges / Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky1966Album
Schumann Piano Concerto Arabesque, VariationsRobert Schumann, Byron Janis1964Album
Piano Concertos 1 And 2Byron Janis, Franz Liszt1963Album
Piano ConcertosByron Janis - Sergei Prokofiev - Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff - Kiril Kondrashin - Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra1962Album
EncoreByron Janis1962Album
Piano Concerto No. 3Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Byron Janis, The London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati1961Album
Todtentanz / Concerto No. 1 In F-Sharp Minor, Op. 1Franz Liszt / Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Byron Janis, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Fritz Reiner1961Album
Concerto No. 2 In C MinorSergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff / Byron Janis / Antal Dorati / Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra1960Album
Piano Concerto No. 1Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Byron Janis, The London Symphony Orchestra, Herbert Menges1960Album
Concerto No. 2 In C MinorSergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff / Byron Janis / Antal Dorati / Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra1960Album
Concerto No. 3Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Byron Janis … Boston Symphony Orchestra … Charles Munch1958Album
Concerto No. 1 In F-Sharp Minor, Op. 1Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff / Richard Strauss / Byron Janis / Fritz Reiner / The Chicago Symphony Orchestra1957Album
Rachmaninoff, Concerto No. 1, Chicago Symphony OrchestraByron Janis1957Album
Sonata № 21, In C, Op. 53 - "Waldstein" / Sonata № 30, In E, Op. 109Ludwig van Beethoven - Byron Janis1956Album
The Blue DanubeByron JanisAlbum
Rhapsody In BlueByron Janis, Hugo Winterhalter OrchestraSingle
Le Piu' Belle Musiche Di ChopinFrédéric Chopin, Byron JanisAlbum
Klavierkonzerte Nr.1, 2 & 3 = (Piano Concertos Nos. 1, 2 & 3)Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Byron Janis, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra / Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra, The London Symphony Orchestra, Kiril Kondrashin / Antal DoratiAlbum
Piano Concerto No.1 - Piano Concerto No.3Franz Liszt, Sergei Prokofiev, Byron Janis, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kiril KondrashinAlbum
La Tempestad (Sonata En Re Menor , Op. 31, No. 2)Byron JanisAlbum
Rapsodia Triste (Gershwin)Byron JanisSingle
Byron Janis Plays ChopinFrédéric Chopin, Byron JanisAlbum
Rhapsody In BlueByron Janis & Hugo Winterhalter OrchestraSingle
Klavierkonzert Nr. 1Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Byron Janis, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kiril KondrashinAlbum
Rhapsody In BlueByron Janis, Hugo Winterhalter OrchestraSingle
Concerto Pour Piano Et OrchestreRobert Schumann / Byron Janis / Clara WieckCompil.
Klavierkonzert A-Moll, Opus 54 / Quasi VariazioniRobert Schumann, Byron Janis, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Minneapolis Symphony OrchestraAlbum
Musik Für Saiteninstrumente, Schlagzeug Und Celesta / Klavierkonzert Nr. 3 Op. 26Béla Bartók, Sergei Prokofiev - Concertgebouworkest, Bernard Haitink, Byron Janis, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kiril KondrashinAlbum
On The Beautiful Danube / Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 In D-FlatByron JanisSingle
International Piano FestivalClaudio Arrau, Wilhelm Backhaus, Alexander Brailowsky, Robert Casadesus, Byron Janis, Wilhelm KempffAlbum
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