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George Walker - Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Et Al


Release Date: 02/27/2001 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 411   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Joseph HaydnWolfgang Amadeus MozartFranz SchubertFrédéric Chopin,   ... 
Performer:  George Walker
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 19 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

George Walker began his concert career as a pianist with a "notable debut" recital in Town Hall, New York, in 1945 - a recital sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Efrem Zimbalist. Two weeks later, he performed the Third Piano Concerto of Rachmaninoff with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy conducting. He was immediately hailed as one of the most brilliant pianists of his generation. In 1950, he became the first black instrumentalist to be signed by a major concert management, National Concert Artists. In 1953, he made an unprecedented tour of seven European countries - Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and England with phenomenal success. Today, he is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Read more Classical Music Hall of Fame. And by the way, as a composer, in 1996, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music for his composition Lilacs for Voice and Orchestra, which was premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Seiji Ozawa conducting. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Sonata for Keyboard no 33 in C minor, H 16 no 20 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  George Walker (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1771; Eszterhazá, Hungary 
Venue:  Montclair, New Jersey 
Length: 25 Minutes 54 Secs. 
2. Sonata for Piano no 4 in E flat major, K 282 (189g) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  George Walker (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1775; Munich, Germany 
Venue:  Salle Adyard, Paris, France 
Length: 14 Minutes 55 Secs. 
3. Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90: no 4 in A flat major by Franz Schubert
Performer:  George Walker (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Salle Adyard, Paris, France 
Length: 8 Minutes 12 Secs. 
4. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 2 in D flat major, B 96 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  George Walker (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Venue:  Salle Adyard, Paris, France 
Length: 5 Minutes 42 Secs. 
5. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63: no 2 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  George Walker (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
Venue:  Salle Adyard, Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 49 Secs. 
6. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33: no 3 in C major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  George Walker (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; Paris, France 
Venue:  Salle Adyard, Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
7. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 105/Op. 30: no 3 in D flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  George Walker (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
Venue:  Salle Adyard, Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 54 Secs. 
8. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 5 in G flat major "Black Keys" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  George Walker (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Venue:  Salle Adyard, Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 54 Secs. 
9. Préludes, Book 2: no 5, Bruyères by Claude Debussy
Performer:  George Walker (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
Venue:  Salle Adyard, Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
10. Harmonies poétiques et réligieuses, S 173: no 7, Funérailles by Franz Liszt
Performer:  George Walker (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1852; Weimar, Germany 
Venue:  Salle Adyard, Paris, France 
Length: 10 Minutes 21 Secs. 
11. Valses oubliées (4) for Piano, S 215: no 1 in F sharp major by Franz Liszt
Performer:  George Walker (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881; Rome, Italy 
Venue:  Salle Adyard, Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Keyboard Sonata No. 33 in C minor, Hob.XVI:20: I. Allegro moderato
Keyboard Sonata No. 33 in C minor, Hob.XVI:20: II. Andante con moto
Keyboard Sonata No. 33 in C minor, Hob.XVI:20: III. Allegro
Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major, K. 282: I. Adagio
Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major, K. 282: II. Menuetto I - II
Piano Sonata No. 4 in E flat major, K. 282: III. Allegro
4 Impromptus, Op. 90, D. 899: No. 4 in A flat major
Nocturne No. 8 in D flat major, Op. 27, No. 2
Mazurka No. 40 in F minor, Op. 63, No. 2
Mazurka No. 24 in C major, Op. 33, No. 3
Mazurka No. 20 in D flat major, Op. 30, No. 3
Etudes, Op. 10: Etude No. 5 in G flat major, Op. 10, No. 5, "Black Keys"
Preludes, Book 2: No. 5. Bruyeres
4 Valses oubliees, S215/R37: Valse Oubliees, S215/R37: No. 1. Allegro
Harmonies Poetiques et Religieuses, S173/R14: Harmonies poetiques et religieuses: VII. Funerailles, S173/R14/7

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