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Godowsky: 'Piano Music, Vol 13-Transcriptions and Arrangements' Albeniz Tango

Magazine article Gramophone

Godowsky: 'Piano Music, Vol 13-Transcriptions and Arrangements' Albeniz Tango

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Godowsky

'Piano Music, Vol 13-Transcriptions and Arrangements' Albeniz Tango. Triana Bishop Home, Sweet Home Bizet Adagietto Chopin Arrangement du concert du Rondo, Op 16 Godard Canzonetta Godowsky Six Pieces for the Left Hand Alone. Symphonic Metamorphoses on Themes by Johann Strauss II--No 2, Die Fledermaus Saint-Saens Le cygne JS Smith The Star-Spangled Banner

O Straus The Last Waltz Weber Momento capriccioso (all arr/transcr Godowsky) Konstantin Scherbakov pf

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Scherbakov began the unprecedented task of recording Godowsky's complete works nearly two decades ago. The end is in sight--and this volume is unquestionably among the finest of the series in content, performance and sound.

One of Godowsky's nicknames was 'The Apostle of the Left Hand'. You can hear why in the Six Pieces for the Left Hand Alone (mainly from 1929). Listening blind, would you know the music was being played by one hand? I doubt it. And, if you did, would you believe it? To my mind they are far more effective in this form than in Godowsky's subsequent versions for two hands heard on Vol 11 (A/13).

The rest of the disc is given over to transcriptions of various kinds. …

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