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Walter Rehberg: 'Polydor Recordings 1925-1937'

Magazine article Gramophone

Walter Rehberg: 'Polydor Recordings 1925-1937'

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Walter Rehberg (H)

'Polydor Recordings 1925-1937'

Brahms Two Rhapsodies, Op 79. Sixteen Waltzes, Op 39 (exes) Chopin Polonaise-fantaisie, Op 61 Grieg To Spring, Op 43 No 6. Wedding Day at Troldhaugen, Op 65 No 6 Haydn Piano Sonata, HobXVI:40 Liszt Ave Maria, 'Die Glocken von Rom', S182. Consolation, S172 No 3. Eglogue, S160 No 7. Funerailles, S173 No 7. Les jeux d'eaux a la Villa d'Este, S163 No 4. Mephisto Waltz No 1, Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke', S514 (arr Busoni). Rapsodie espagnole, S254. Rigoletto: Paraphrase de concert, S434 (Verdi). Soiree de Vienne, S427 No 6. Sonetto 104 del Petrarca, S161 No 5. Valse de l'opera Faust', S407 (Gounod) Mendelssohn Spring Song, Op 62 No 6 Rachmaninov Prelude, Op 3 No 2 Rehberg Two Dance Studies, Op 3. Five Fantasies on a Theme by Verdi, Op 2 Schubert Fantasy, 'Wanderer', D760. Impromptus, D899--No 3; No 4. Moment musical, D780 No 3. Piano Sonata No 18, D894--Menuetto Schumann Fantasie, Op 17 Sinding Rustle of Spring, Op 32 No 3 J Strauss II The Beautiful Blue Danube (arr Schulz-Evler). Fruhlingsstimmen (arr R Bass). Soiree de Vienne, Op 45 (arr A Grunfeld) Weber Invitation to the Dance, Op 65

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Born into a musical family, the Swiss pianist Walter Rehberg (1900-57) built up a busy career as pianist, teacher, editor, author and composer. He also made a good number of recordings, chiefly for the Polydor label between 1925 and 1937, followed by a brief association with Decca in the late 1940s. The majority of the Polydor items make up this first long-playing reissue entirely devoted to Rehberg.

Among Rehberg's recorded premieres include his tasteful, fleet-fingered Haydn G major Sonata, HobXVI:40, and an exciting though textually compromised Schubert Wanderer Fantasy via occasional added octaves and simplifications. …

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