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Eileen Joyce - Piano Recital


Release Date: 06/01/1999 
Label:  Testament   Catalog #: 1174   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachPietro Domenico ParadiesPaul de SchlözerFranz Liszt,   ... 
Performer:  Eileen Joyce
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 1 Hours 17 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

While lightweight, encore-type fare dominates this splendidly transferred anthology recorded between 1933 and 1939, the Tasmanian born Eileen Joyce is no trifling pianist. At 21 she made two of the greatest piano recordings ever: a feathery Liszt La Leggeierezza and Paul de Schlözer's criminally difficult Etude in A-flat, both included here. Her poise, spirit, and effortless technique abound in selected Grieg Lyric Pieces, three Rachmaninov Preludes, beautifully shaded Fauré (the F Minor Impromptu) and Debussy (the Toccata from Pour le Piano), plus yummy "cream of corn" penned by Palmgren, Sinding, Moszkowski, Scott, Bergman, Dohnanyi, and d'Albert. In fact, Joyce plays the Gieseking/Strauss Standchen better than the transcriber himself! Read more The opening work is mistakenly listed as Bach's Prelude & Fugue in A minor BWV 894--it's actually the Fantasy & Fugue BWV 944. Bryce Morrison adds a moving personal memoir to his informative notes, topping off a release that will cause all self-respecting piano mavens to, ahem, "Re-Joyce"!

--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 894 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/07/1938 
2. Sonate (12) di Gravicembalo: no 6 in A major - 1st movement, Toccata by Pietro Domenico Paradies
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1754; England 
Date of Recording: 02/07/1938 
3. Etudes (2) for Piano, Op. 1: no 2 in A flat major by Paul de Schlözer
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Date of Recording: 06/08/1933 
4. Concert Etudes (3) for Piano, S 144: no 2 in F minor, La leggierezza by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1848; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 06/08/1933 
5. Concert Etudes (2) for Piano, S 145: no 2, Gnomenreigen by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1862-63; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 09/08/1934 
6. En route, Op. 9 by Selim Palmgren
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Finland 
Date of Recording: 02/26/1934 
7. Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 32: no 3, Rustles of spring by Christian Sinding
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Germany 
Date of Recording: 07/12/1939 
8. Stimmungen, Op. 73: no 2, Scherzo-Impromptu by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1905; Norway 
Date of Recording: 07/12/1939 
9. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43: no 1, Butterfly by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Norway 
Date of Recording: 04/24/1939 
10. Lyric Pieces (7), Book 4, Op. 47: no 3, Melody by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885-1888; Norway 
Date of Recording: 04/24/1939 
11. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43: no 6, In Springtime by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Norway 
Date of Recording: 07/12/1939 
12. Lyric Pieces (7), Book 10, Op. 71: no 2, Summer Evening by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Norway 
Date of Recording: 07/12/1939 
13. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 3, Op. 43: no 2, Lonely Wanderer by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1886; Norway 
Date of Recording: 04/24/1939 
14. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 7, Op. 62: no 4, Brooklet by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1895; Norway 
Date of Recording: 04/24/1939 
15. Suite for Piano "Pour le piano": no 3, Toccata by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1896-1901; France 
Date of Recording: 10/28/1933 
16. Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 8 in A flat major, Allegro vivace by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901-1903; Russia 
Date of Recording: 09/02/1938 
17. Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 8 in A minor, Vivo by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
Date of Recording: 09/02/1938 
18. Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23: no 5 in G minor, Alla marcia by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1901; Russia 
Date of Recording: 05/03/1934 
19. Pieces (2) for Piano, Op. 47: no 1, Lotus land by Cyril Scott
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; England 
Date of Recording: 04/14/1937 
20. Lieder (6), Op. 17: no 2, Ständchen by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1885-1887; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/06/1934 
Notes: Transcribed: Walter Gieseking 
21. Pieces (4) for Piano, Op 16: no 2, Scherzo in F sharp major by Eugčne d' Albert
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1898; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/05/1938 
22. Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F minor, Op. 31 by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1883; France 
Date of Recording: 08/31/1938 
23. Waltzes, Op. 34: no 1 in E major by Moritz Moszkowski
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/28/1933 
24. Danse Negre, Op. 58 no 5 by Cyril Scott
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1908; England 
Date of Recording: 04/14/1937 
25. Polka-Caprice for Piano, Op. 1 no 3 by Stefan Bergman
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 05/31/1938 
26. Himmelsgesang, Op. 2 no 1 by Stefan Bergman
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 05/31/1938 
27. Rhapsodies (4) for Piano, Op. 11: no 3 in C major by Ernö von Dohnányi
Performer:  Eileen Joyce (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1902-1903; Hungary 
Date of Recording: 01/11/1938 

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