Godowsky - Passacaglia, 4 Poems, Transcriptions, Paraphrases | Piano Classics PCL0096

Godowsky - Passacaglia, 4 Poems, Transcriptions, Paraphrases

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Label: Piano Classics

Cat No: PCL0096

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 13th November 2015

Contents

Works

Albeniz, Isaac

Espana: album leaves (6), op.165 B37 (Seis hojas de album)
» II Tango (arr. Leopold Godowsky)

Bizet, Georges

L'Arlesienne Suite no.1
» III Adagietto (arr. Leopold Godowsky)

Godard, Benjamin

Concerto Romantique, op.35
» Canzonetta (arr. Leopold Godowsky)

Godowsky, Leopold

Passacaglia
Poems (4)
Schubert Song Transcriptions (12)
» no.1 Wohin
» no.2 Gute Nacht
» no.7 Wiegenlied
» no.8 Morgengruss
» no.11 Heidenroslein
Symphonic metamorphoses on themes by Johann Strauss
» no.3 Wine, Women and Song
Triakontameron no.11 'Alt Wien'

Strauss, Richard

Lieder (6), op.17
» no.2 Standchen (arr. Leopold Godowsky)

Artists

Emanuele Delucchi (piano)

Works

Albeniz, Isaac

Espana: album leaves (6), op.165 B37 (Seis hojas de album)
» II Tango (arr. Leopold Godowsky)

Bizet, Georges

L'Arlesienne Suite no.1
» III Adagietto (arr. Leopold Godowsky)

Godard, Benjamin

Concerto Romantique, op.35
» Canzonetta (arr. Leopold Godowsky)

Godowsky, Leopold

Passacaglia
Poems (4)
Schubert Song Transcriptions (12)
» no.1 Wohin
» no.2 Gute Nacht
» no.7 Wiegenlied
» no.8 Morgengruss
» no.11 Heidenroslein
Symphonic metamorphoses on themes by Johann Strauss
» no.3 Wine, Women and Song
Triakontameron no.11 'Alt Wien'

Strauss, Richard

Lieder (6), op.17
» no.2 Standchen (arr. Leopold Godowsky)

Artists

Emanuele Delucchi (piano)

About

Leopold Godowsky (1870‐1938) was one of the greatest and most legendary pianists of the 20th century. As a composer, he is most famous for his transcriptions and paraphrases, all displaying a daunting virtuosity.

This new recording presents Godowsky’s original work the Passacaglia, 44 variations on Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, one of the most complicated and difficult piano pieces ever written, as well as a selection of transcriptions of Schubert Songs. The Strauss paraphrases (Wein, Weib und Gesang, Alt Wien) are frequently played concert pieces, a firework display of virtuosity, ingenuity and brilliance.

Pianist Emanuele Delucchi (b.1987) followed the famous Imola School in Italy, won the gold Medal at the Alkan/Zimmermann Competition and is a champion of lesser known romantic composers (Alkan, Godowsky, Bussotti), “A true lion of the keyboard, a discovery” (Matthias Ross).

Delucchi plays on a Steinway of 1906 from the collection of Marco Barletta, an instrument perfectly suited to the repertoire, from the same time as Godowsky’s compositions.

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