The CEUS project
The CEUS project
The project was funded by the eleced label and sponsored by Bösendorfer. Many people contributed to the production of these recordings, which are regarded as pioneering.
The project took three years to complete, as the booklet notes give biographies of every pianist, something about each musical work and its composer, along with a description of piano roll technology and making these recordings. The artwork has photos of most of the pianists.
At this stage, physical copies of the CDs are not available, only track or CD downloads via the Naxos Classicsonline service. However, it is planned to make physical copies of each CD available through this website. Your interest in purchasing these CDs is invited (see contact us) to help us determine production quantities. Dealer enquiries welcome.
Downloading CDs or tracks
All 12 CDs and individual tracks can be downloaded from the Naxos Classicsonline service. Click on the eleced icon to go to the label's main page, where you can navigate to each CD and listen to 10 second samples of each track. Click on the index icon for links to each CD on the Naxos service.
Obtain a complete set of MP3 recordings
A DVD with all tracks in the CEUS recording project is available from our shop.
PDF and sample sound file downloads
We invite you to listen to a sample of five short musical excerpts from the series. Hover over the MP3 play icon for item titles, click to play sample file. [time 3:15, 750KB]
More information is provided in these two PDF documents:
eleced label's home page on Naxos
Click on an icon
Links to each CEUS project CD on the Naxos service
Five excerpts: Magic Fire Music (Wagner) Rybner; The Erlking (Schubert) Loesser; Rhapsodie d'Auvergne (Saint Saens) Brailowsky; Appassionata 1st mov (Beethoven) Levitzki; Floods of Spring (Rachmaninoff) Suskind [3:15]
Click for PDF: Project details
Click for PDF: Track listings
Photos of some of the pianists in the series
Click to listen to sample MP3 file
Click for price and how to obtain