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Godowsky: Piano Music Vol 3 / Konstantin Scherbakov


Release Date: 03/23/1999 
Label:  Marco Polo   Catalog #: 8223795   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Leopold Godowsky is one of the wonders of music. In a world of child prodigies, Godowsky rose to fame after his debut with the Berlin Philharmonic in 1900, at age 30. He claimed to have had fewer than three months' formal piano studies in his entire life, and yet he left a legacy as a brilliant pianist. His strength was his technique, admired and studied by pianists of all genres.
This collection of transcriptions by Godowsky are as much his compositions: elaborate, playful, fantastical versions written for masters of the keyboard. It highlights his love of Rameau, and his penchant for expanding on themes of the original compositions. For instance, Godowsky's "Tambourin" is more than twice as long as the original, giving him space in
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Taking up the challenge is Konstantin Scherbakov, lauded by critics for his mastery of Rachmaninov, Strauss, Beethoven and Respighi, among others. His technique honed on a repertoire of forty concertos and an equal number of recital programs, Scherbakov is working with Marco Polo to record all of Godowsky's piano music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Pieces (3) for Piano after Rameau: Tambourin in E minor by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1997 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, Hampshire, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 56 Secs. 
2.
Renaissance: no 9, Sarabande in E minor (Lully) by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1906; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1997 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, Hampshire, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
3.
Renaissance: no 3, Minuet in A minor (Rameau) by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1906; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1997 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, Hampshire, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 7 Secs. 
4.
Renaissance: no 8, Pastorale in G (Corelli) by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1906; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1997 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, Hampshire, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 12 Secs. 
5.
Renaissance: no 4, Minuet in G minor (Rameau) by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1906; Berlin, Germany 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, Hampshire, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
6.
Renaissance: no 5, Elegie in E minor (Rameau) by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1906; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1997 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, Hampshire, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 20 Secs. 
7.
Renaissance: no 10, Courante in E minor (Lully) by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1906; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1997 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, Hampshire, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
8.
Renaissance: no 7, Minuet in E flat major (Schobert) by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1906; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1997 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, Hampshire, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 37 Secs. 
9.
Renaissance: no 2, Rigaudon in E major (Rameau) by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1906; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1997 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, Hampshire, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 26 Secs. 
10.
Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 12: no 1, Sarabande by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1997 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, Hampshire, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 28 Secs. 
11.
Transcription of Loeillet's "Gigue" by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 10/1997 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, Hampshire, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 8 Secs. 
12.
Renaissance: no 13, Sarabande in A minor (Rameau) by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1909; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1997 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, Hampshire, England 
Length: 6 Minutes 6 Secs. 
13.
Renaissance: no 11, Capriccio in E major"Le Caquet" (Dandrieu) by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1906; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1997 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, Hampshire, England 
Length: 2 Minutes 13 Secs. 
14.
Renaissance: no 14, Musette en Rondeau in E major (Rameau) by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1909; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1997 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, Hampshire, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
15.
Renaissance: no 15, Gavotte in A minor (Rameau) by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1909; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1997 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, Hampshire, England 
Length: 5 Minutes 53 Secs. 
16.
Renaissance: no 19, Concert-Allegro in A major (Scarlatti) by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1909; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/1997 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, Hampshire, England 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 

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