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John Browning Edition Vol 4 - Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Scarlatti


Release Date: 02/28/2006 
Label:  Msr   Catalog #: 1123   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachFranz Joseph HaydnWolfgang Amadeus MozartDomenico Scarlatti
Performer:  John Browning
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

We now come to the last in the wonderful series devoted to rare live performances by the great American pianist, John Browning (1933-2003). By now we know of his personal and artistic triumphs, the fact that although he was never the major star that others became, he was a true musician, one who garnered the respect and love of his peers. Though trained in the Russian school of keyboard performance, Browning was scrupulously respectful in his approach to the music of the Baroque and Classical periods. His Bach was crisply articulated, with almost total absence of the sustaining pedal. His huge technique enabled him to execute quick turns and ornamental figures with eyebrow-lifting sparkle. Applying the same honesty and inquisitiveness to Read more the Classical repertory, he gave his audiences buoyant performances of unfailing vitality. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Italian Concerto, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John Browning (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (10/09/1964) 
2.
Prelude, Fugue and Allegro for Lute in E flat major, BWV 998: Prelude by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John Browning (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1740; Leipzig, Germany 
Notes: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (10/09/1964) 
3.
Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John Browning (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; ?Weimar, Germany 
Notes: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (10/09/1964) 
4.
Sonata for Keyboard no 50 in D major, H 16 no 37 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  John Browning (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1780; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Notes: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (10/09/1964) 
5.
Sonata for Piano no 14 in C minor, K 457 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  John Browning (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1784; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (10/09/1964) 
6.
Andante for Mechanical Organ in F major, K 616 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  John Browning (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1791; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (10/09/1964) 
7.
Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 380/L 23 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  John Browning (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Notes: College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (10/09/1964) 

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