Legends of the Piano

Naxos: 8112054

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Legends of the Piano

Label:

Naxos

Catalogue No:

8112054
(8.112054)

Discs:

1

Release date:

28th June 2010

Barcode:

0636943205471

Medium:

CD
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Legends of the Piano

Acoustic Recordings 1901-1924


Blow:

Fugue in C

Recorded: Hayes, Middlesex, October 19, 1915

Mark Hambourg (piano)

Brahms:

Waltz, Op. 39 No. 2 in E major

Recorded: London, December 22, 1903 / London, December 16, 1903

Ilona Eibenschütz (piano)

Waltz, Op. 39 No. 15 in A flat major

Recorded: London, December 22, 1903 / London, December 16, 1903

Ilona Eibenschütz (piano)

Bull, J:

The King's Hunt

Recorded: Hayes, Middlesex, October 19, 1915

Mark Hambourg (piano)

Byrd:

Pavana "The Earle of Salisbury"

Recorded: Hayes, Middlesex, October 19, 1915

Mark Hambourg (piano)

Chaminade:

La Lisonjera Op. 50

Recorded: London, c. Nov. 28, 1901

Cécile Chaminade (piano)

Chopin:

Fugue in A minor

Recorded: London December 10, 1904

Natalia Janotha (piano)

Waltz No. 7 in C sharp minor, Op. 64 No. 2

Recorded: Warsaw late 1905

Aleksander Michalowski (piano)

Polonaise No. 6 in A flat major, Op. 53 'Héroïque'

Recorded: Berlin c. 1924

Armand Georg Raoul Von Koczalski (piano)

Granados:

Danza española, Op. 37 No. 10 'Melancólica'

Recorded: Barcelona c. 1912

Enrique Granados (piano)

Improvisation on El pelele (No. 7), from Goyescas

Recorded: Barcelona c. 1912

Enrique Granados (piano)

Grieg:

Norwegian Bridal Procession, Op. 19, No. 2

Recorded: Paris, May 2, 1903

Edvard Hagerup Grieg (piano)

Lyric Pieces Op. 54: No. 2 - Gangar

Recorded: Paris, May 2, 1903

Edvard Hagerup Grieg (piano)

Lyric Pieces Op. 71: No. 3 - Puck

Recorded: Hayes, Middlesex, September 26, 1922

Arthur De Greef (piano)

Indy:

Lac vert, from Tableaux de voyage, Op. 33, No. 4

Recorded: Hayes, Middlesex, June 7, 1923

Vincent D’Indy (piano)

Danses rythmiques, from Poème des montagnes, Op. 15

Recorded: Hayes, Middlesex, June 7, 1923

Vincent D’Indy (piano)

Liszt:

Gnomenreigen, S145 No. 2

Recorded: Hayes, Middlesex, November 7, 1921

Frederic Lamond (piano)

Hungarian Rhapsody, S244 No. 2 in C sharp minor

(abbr.) Recorded: New York c. 1917

Arthur Friedheim (piano)

Mozart:

Symphony No. 39 in E flat major, K543 (excerpts)

arr. Schulhoff: Minuet. Recorded: Vienna late 1905 / Vienna October 26, 1910 / Vienna October 25, 1910

Alfred Grünfeld (piano)

Saint-Saëns:

Marche Militaire Francaise

Recorded: Paris, November 24, 1919

Camille Saint-Saëns (piano)

Rêverie du soir à Blidah

Recorded: Paris, November 24, 1919

Camille Saint-Saëns (piano)

Scarlatti, D:

Keyboard Sonata K190 in B flat major

D Scarlatti/Granados.Recorded: Barcelona c. 1912

Enrique Granados (piano)

Schumann:

Study in Canonic Form, Op. 56 No. 4 in A flat major - Innig

Recorded: Vienna? c. 1910

Marie Baumayer (piano)

Strauss, J, II:

Frühlingsstimmen Walzer Op. 410

arr. Grünfeld. Recorded: Vienna late 1905 / Vienna October 26, 1910 / Vienna October 25, 1910

Alfred Grünfeld (piano)

Soirée de Vienne

arr. Grünfeld. Recorded: Vienna late 1905 / Vienna October 26, 1910 / Vienna October 25, 1910

Alfred Grünfeld (piano)

Tchaikovsky:

Humoresque, Op. 10 No. 2

Recorded: London c. January 1924

Vassily Sapellnikoff (piano)


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This collection features some of the greatest composers ever to record, along with disciples playing pieces by their masters.

The disciples fall largely into two main ‘schools’: the Chopin/Schumann axis and the Liszt/Leschetizky group, offering piquant contrast in the piano styles that survived in the playing of Artur Rubinstein and Vladimir Horowitz, respectively.

The recordings were selected for performance quality as well as historical and sonic considerations.

Audio conservation: Ward Marston

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