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The Russian Piano Tradition - Alexander Goldenweiser


Release Date: 10/14/2008 
Label:  Apr (Appian) Catalog #: 5661   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Peter Ilyich TchaikovskyEdvard Grieg
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is one of three titles that inaugurate the Goldenweiser School, the last of the three great teaching traditions to be covered in this comprehensive survey of the many great pianists who worked in Russia in the Soviet era. Along with Goldenweiser himself APR started with Nikolayeva and Ginzburg. The bulk of the issues in The Russian Piano Tradition are divided into 'schools' which represent the three main teachers of this period - Neuhaus, Goldenweiser and Igumnov, and their pupils.

Alexander Goldenweiser was born in 1875 and studied at the Moscow Conservatoire with the great generation that included Rachmaninov, Scriabin and Medtner. Though a fine pianist, he quickly gravitated towards teaching and had an astonishing 55
Read more year reign at his alma mater until his death in 1961. During this period he twice acted as the Conservatoire’s Director – from 1922-24 (as the first post-revolution director) and between 1939 and1942. Goldenweiser was to exert a profound influence upon more than 200 pianists among whom the most celebrated are Grigory Ginzburg, Samuil Feinberg, Rosa Tamarkina and Tatiana Nikolayeva (all of whom will be represented in this series) as well as Lazar Berman, Dmitri Bashkirov, Isabella Vengerova, Oxana Yablonskaya and Dmitri Paperno.

During the last 15 years of his life Goldenweiser recorded quite prolifically but most of this work was for the radio and only released subsequent to his death. For LP he recorded all Rachmaninov’s two-piano music with his pupil Ginzburg, a fair bit of Russian chamber music and, as a solo player, amongst other things, the first complete recording of Grieg’s Lyric Pieces, some of which are included here.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 1, Prière de matin by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 4 Secs. 
2.
Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 2, Le matin en hiver by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 4 Secs. 
3.
Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 3, Le petit cavalier by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 0 Minutes 41 Secs. 
4.
Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 4, Maman by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 3 Secs. 
5.
Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 5, Marches des soldats de bois by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 0 Minutes 48 Secs. 
6.
Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 6, La poupée malade by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 
7.
Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 7, Enterrement de la poupée by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
8.
Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 8, Valse by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 27 Secs. 
9.
Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 9, La nouvelle poupée by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 0 Minutes 34 Secs. 
10.
Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 10, Mazurka by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 1 Secs. 
11.
Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 11, Chanson russe by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 0 Minutes 28 Secs. 
12.
Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 12, Le paysan prélude by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 0 Minutes 34 Secs. 
13.
Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 13, Kamarinskaya by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 0 Minutes 36 Secs. 
14.
Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 14, Polka by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 0 Minutes 50 Secs. 
15.
Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 15, Chanson italienne by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 0 Minutes 50 Secs. 
16.
Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 16, Mélodie antique française by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 0 Minutes 45 Secs. 
17.
Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 17, Chanson allemande by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 0 Minutes 52 Secs. 
18.
Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 18, Chanson napolitaine by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 7 Secs. 
19.
Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 19, Conte de la vielle bonne by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 0 Minutes 57 Secs. 
20.
Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 20, La sorciere by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 0 Minutes 45 Secs. 
21.
Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 21, Douce rêverie by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
22.
Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 22, Chant de l'alouette by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 0 Minutes 51 Secs. 
23.
Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 23, L'orgue de barberie by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 0 Minutes 49 Secs. 
24.
Album pour enfants, Op. 39: no 24, A l'église by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Length: 1 Minutes 39 Secs. 
25.
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 7, Op. 62: no 1, Sylph by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; Norway 
Length: 1 Minutes 44 Secs. 
26.
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 7, Op. 62: no 2, Gratitude by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; Norway 
Length: 3 Minutes 59 Secs. 
27.
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 7, Op. 62: no 3, French Serenade by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
28.
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 7, Op. 62: no 4, Brooklet by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; Norway 
Length: 1 Minutes 35 Secs. 
29.
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 7, Op. 62: no 5, Phantom by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
30.
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 7, Op. 62: no 6, Homeward by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; Norway 
Length: 3 Minutes 2 Secs. 
31.
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65: no 1, From Years of Youth by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Norway 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
32.
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65: no 2, Peasant's Song by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Norway 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
33.
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65: no 5, In Ballad Style by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Norway 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
34.
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 8, Op. 65: no 6, Wedding day at Trolhaugen by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1897; Norway 
Length: 6 Minutes 50 Secs. 
35.
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 9, Op. 68: no 1, Sailor's Song by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Norway 
Length: 1 Minutes 40 Secs. 
36.
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 9, Op. 68: no 2, Grandmother's Minuet by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Norway 
Length: 1 Minutes 46 Secs. 
37.
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 9, Op. 68: no 3, At Your Feet by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 57 Secs. 
38.
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 9, Op. 68: no 4, Evening in the Mountain by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 29 Secs. 
39.
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 9, Op. 68: no 5, Cradle song by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Norway 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
40.
Lyric Pieces (6), Book 9, Op. 68: no 6, Valse mélancolique by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Alexander Goldenweiser (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Norway 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 

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