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Godowsky: Chopin Waltz Transcriptions Vol. 9 / Scherbakov

Scherbakov, Konstantin
Release Date: 01/26/2010 
Label:  Marco Polo   Catalog #: 8225226  
Composer:  Leopold GodowskyFrédéric Chopin
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Note: The waltzes on this album are highly elaborated virtuoso paraphrases of selected Chopin waltzes, rewritten by Leopold Godowsky. These are not the original Chopin versions. The CD also features original works by Godowsky performed by Konstantin Scherbakov.

Praised by Gramophone magazine for ‘his pinpoint articulation, his unerring sense of rhythmic drive and security, his weaving together of the many layers and voices and his sense of colour and phrasing’, Konstantin Scherbakov is only the second pianist to embark on recordings of the complete piano music of the great Polish-American pianist/composer Leopold Godowsky. On this disc he performs both original compositions and transcriptions or paraphrases of several
Read more pieces by Chopin, including an elaborate reworking of the Grande Valse Brillante in E flat major, Op. 18.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Arabesque, Op. 16, no 2 by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
2.
Barcarolle Valse, Op. 16, no 4 by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
3.
Valse scherzo by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
4.
Grande valse romantique by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
5.
Waltz Poem no 4 by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
6.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70: no 2 in F minor, B 138 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
Notes: Arranged by Leopold Godowsky. 
7.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70: no 3 in D flat major, B 40 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
Notes: Arranged by Leopold Godowsky.  
8.
Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69: no 1 in A flat major, B 95 "L'adieu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Notes: Arranged by Leopold Godowsky.  
9.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 3 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Notes: Arranged by Leopold Godowsky.  
10.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Notes: Arranged by Leopold Godowsky. 
11.
Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Notes: Arranged by Leopold Godowsky. 

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