CD Review-Johann Strauss Transcribed
Paterson, Anthony, Contemporary Review
Few events have so revolutionised our appreciation of one of the arts as the invention of recorded sound. Before that comparatively few people, especially those who did not live in musical centres such as Vienna or Paris, had many opportunities to hear great music. Sometimes it was spread by a group of musicians adapting works written for an orchestra to performances by a limited number of players. Mozart's operas were often spread by a few wind players. The most frequent method, however, was amateur pianists playing in their own homes.
There also grew up in the nineteenth century a tradition of celebrated pianists transcribing contemporary works of whom Liszt was probably the …
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Publication information: Article title: CD Review-Johann Strauss Transcribed. Contributors: Paterson, Anthony - Author. Magazine title: Contemporary Review. Volume: 290. Issue: 1690 Publication date: Autumn 2008. Page number: 339. © 1999 Contemporary Review Company Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2008 Gale Group.
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