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Chopin, Beethoven, Et Al / Fannie Bloomfield-zeisler


Release Date: 04/24/2001 
Label:  Pierian   Catalog #: 3/4   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinLudwig van BeethovenMoritz MoszkowskiHoward Brockway,   ... 
Performer:  Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 2 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

During her career, Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler appeared with the major orchestras in the United States and Europe under conductors such as Nikisch, Strauss, Mahler, Stokowski, Thomas, Damrosch and Seidl. Born in Austria, she was taken to the United States in 1867 when her parents moved to Wisconsin, eventually settling in Chicago in 1870. At the age of 15 she travelled to Vienna and remained there for five years studying with Leschetizky. By 1896 American writers were dubbing her "America's greatest virtuoso." Dissatisfied with the quality of disc recordings, she entrusted her legacy to the technology of the reproducing piano. In a letter to the inventors of the Welte Mignon reproducing piano, she wrote, "To the genius of its inventors the Read more piano virtuoso is deeply indebted, for now, a bit of immortality is vouchsafed even to him. Coming generations will be grateful to Messrs. Welte and Bockisch for preserving to them in an authentic manner the best tradition of pianistic interpretation." This two-disc set presents the best of her recordings for the Welte Mignon in transfers by Kenneth K. Caswell. Most of these recordings are appearing on disc for the first time. In his book The Great Pianists, Harold Schonberg wrote: "If Carreno was the Walkurie of the piano, Bloomfield Zeisler was the Sarah Bernhardt of the piano - or so she was called...For many years she was considered the greatest American pianist: a powerful technician with a staggering repertoire (in San Francisco she gave eight recitals in 18 days without repeating a number)." 717281200066 Preiser 20006 VERDI Aida "Rome Opera, Tullio Serafin, conductor Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Scherzo for Piano no 2 in B flat minor/D flat major, B 111/Op. 31 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1908 
Length: 10 Minutes 11 Secs. 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1912 
Length: 24 Minutes 9 Secs. 
3.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70: no 1 in G flat major, B 92 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1908 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
4.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1912 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
5.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 2 in D flat major, B 96 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1924 
Length: 5 Minutes 28 Secs. 
6.
Sonata for Piano no 32 in C minor, Op. 111 by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1821-1822; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1908 
Length: 20 Minutes 54 Secs. 
7.
Ruins of Athens, Op. 113: no 5, Marcia alla turca by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1811; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1912 
Length: 2 Minutes 46 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Anton Rubinstein 
8.
Fantaisies (6) for Piano, Op. 52: no 4, La Jongleuse by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1924 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
9.
Frühling, Op. 57: no 5, Liebeswalzer by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1924 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
10.
Serenade by Howard Brockway
Performer:  Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 1924 
Length: 3 Minutes 47 Secs. 
11.
Pieces (2) for Piano, Op. 30: Barcarolle no 1 in F minor by Anton Rubinstein
Performer:  Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1852; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1924 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 
12.
Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 4, Allegro con anima in G by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 1908 
Length: 2 Minutes 6 Secs. 
13.
Le retour, Op. 134 by Cécile Louise Chaminade
Performer:  Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1912 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
14.
Pieces (4) for Piano, Op. 119: no 4, Rhapsody in E flat major by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Austria 
Date of Recording: 1912 
Length: 6 Minutes 21 Secs. 
15.
Suite for Piano in D minor, Op. 1: Gavotte by Eugène d' Albert
Performer:  Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883 
Date of Recording: 1912 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with the "Musette" from Eugene d'Albert Suite's for Piano. 
16.
Suite for Piano in D minor, Op. 1: Musette by Eugène d' Albert
Performer:  Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883 
Date of Recording: 1912 
Notes: This selection shares a track and timing with the "Gavotte" from Eugene d'Albert's Suite for Piano. 
17.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 142/Op. 48 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1924 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
18.
Scherzo for Piano no 1 in B minor, B 65/Op. 20 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1832; Poland 
Date of Recording: 1912 
Length: 8 Minutes 13 Secs. 
19.
Pastorale in E minor by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
Date of Recording: 1908 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Carl Tausig 
20.
Croquis et silhouettes, Op. 87 no 4 by Eduard Schütt
Performer:  Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Date of Recording: 1912 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
21.
Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 20/L 375 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1738 
Date of Recording: 1908 
Length: 3 Minutes 5 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Carl Tausig 
22.
Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1708; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1912 
Length: 9 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Notes: Transcribed: Carl Tausig 

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