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Rudolf Ganz Am Klavier Und Als Dirigent

Ganz / Chopin / Liszt / Mendelssohn
Release Date: 02/14/2012 
Label:  Guild   Catalog #: 2377   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinFranz LisztAdolf JensenFelix Mendelssohn,   ... 
Performer:  Rudolf Ganz
Conductor:  Rudolf Ganz
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Rudolf Ganz (1876-1972) was one of the most remarkable Swiss musicians of the 20th-century, as pianist, teacher and conductor. From his earliest days he knew, performed and recorded music by the latest composers before World War I, and when he went to America he was conductor of the New York Philharmonic and Chicago Symphony Orchestras for many years. He continued to give concerts in his 80s as a pianist, and the range of his achievements is considerable. This new CD is a magnificent tribute to a great musician, friend of Bartok, Korngold and Busoni - Ravel dedicated one of his most famous piano works to Ganz - and conductor who gave the world premieres of music by Copland and Elliott Carter, among many others. On this CD, we have Read more recordings from piano rolls of 1913, and a very rare performance of Grieg's 'Holberg Suite' recorded in the USA in the late 1940s. There are rare photographs and the booklet notes are fascinatingly detailed. A most important record. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 1 in A flat major, B 94 "Valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Rudolf Ganz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 1920 
Venue:  Vermutl, USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 33 Secs. 
2.
Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Rudolf Ganz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1920 
Venue:  Vermutl, USA 
Length: 4 Minutes 9 Secs. 
3.
Gesänge (7) aus dem Spanischen Liederbuch, Op. 21: no 4, Murmelndes Lüftchen by Adolf Jensen
Performer:  Rudolf Ganz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1864; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1920 
Venue:  Vermutl, USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
4.
Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62: no 6, Andante grazioso in A major "Spring Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Rudolf Ganz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Date of Recording: 1920 
Venue:  Vermutl, USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
5.
Danzas (12) españolas for Piano, Op. 37: no 5, Andaluza by Enrique Granados
Performer:  Rudolf Ganz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892-1900; Spain 
Date of Recording: 08/1913 
Venue:  Freiburg i. Br. (Welte-Mignon) 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
6.
Etudes (3) for Piano, Op. 31: no 3 in E major "La Nuit" by Alexander Glazunov
Performer:  Rudolf Ganz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891; Russia 
Date of Recording: 08/1913 
Venue:  Freiburg i. Br. (Welte-Mignon) 
Length: 4 Minutes 16 Secs. 
7.
Préludes, Book 1: no 8, La fille aux cheveux de lin by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Rudolf Ganz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1909-1910; France 
Date of Recording: 08/1913 
Venue:  Freiburg i. Br. (Welte-Mignon) 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
8.
Préludes, Book 2: no 3, La puerta del vino by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Rudolf Ganz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
Date of Recording: 08/1913 
Venue:  Freiburg i. Br. (Welte-Mignon) 
Length: 3 Minutes 12 Secs. 
9.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 1 in B flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Rudolf Ganz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
Date of Recording: 08/1913 
Venue:  Freiburg i. Br. (Welte-Mignon) 
Length: 6 Minutes 10 Secs. 
10.
Lieder (6) von Goethe (Beethoven) for Piano, S 468: Mignon by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Rudolf Ganz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Weimar, Germany 
Date of Recording: 08/1913 
Venue:  Freiburg i. Br. (Welte-Mignon) 
Length: 6 Minutes 44 Secs. 
11.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in E major, Op. 2: 1st movement, Moderato by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Rudolf Ganz (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1910; Vienna, Austria  
Date of Recording: 08/1913 
Venue:  Freiburg i. Br. (Welte-Mignon) 
Length: 6 Minutes 37 Secs. 
12.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in E major, Op. 2: 2nd movement, Scherzo by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Rudolf Ganz (Piano)
Period: Modern 
Written: 1910 
Date of Recording: 08/1913 
Venue:  Freiburg i. Br. (Welte-Mignon) 
Length: 6 Minutes 41 Secs. 
13.
From Holberg's Time, Op. 40 by Edvard Grieg
Conductor:  Rudolf Ganz
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1884; Norway 
Date of Recording: 1948 
Venue:  Vermutl. New York 
Length: 15 Minutes 3 Secs. 
14.
Interview with Rudolf Ganz on his 80th birthday by Spoken Word
Period: Contemporary 
Date of Recording: 1957 
Venue:  Ausschnitt, Lausanne - Radio Sottens 
Length: 4 Minutes 39 Secs. 

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