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George Walker In Concert


Release Date: 09/24/2002 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 523   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert SchumannClaude DebussyGeorge WalkerSergei Rachmaninov,   ... 
Performer:  George Walker
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Albany Records continues its series of recordings of George Walker, who has achieved international recognition as a pianist and as a composer. Walker has published more than 80 works for every medium except opera. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1996. With his inclusion into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame in 2000, he became the only living pianist-composer to receive this honor. The four piano sonatas, the brilliant and dynamic Piano Concerto and other shorter works that he has composed have expanded the standard repertoire of classical piano literature. Nevertheless, his devotion to the music of the great composers of the past remains undiminished, as evidenced by this superbly played recording. Albany Records continues its series of recordings of George Walker, who has achieved international recognition as a pianist and as a composer. Walker has published more than 80 works for every medium except opera. He was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1996. With his inclusion into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame in 2000, he became the only living pianist-composer to receive this honor. The four piano sonatas, the brilliant and dynamic Piano Concerto and other shorter works that he has composed have expanded the standard repertoire of classical piano literature. Nevertheless, his devotion to the music of the great composers of the past remains undiminished, as evidenced by this superbly played recording. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Phantasie for Piano in C major, Op. 17 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  George Walker (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1838; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/2001 
Venue:  Montclair, New Jersey 
Length: 32 Minutes 38 Secs. 
2.
Préludes, Book 2: no 3, La puerta del vino by Claude Debussy
Performer:  George Walker (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
Date of Recording: 12/2001 
Venue:  Montclair, New Jersey 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
3.
Préludes, Book 2: no 5, Bruyères by Claude Debussy
Performer:  George Walker (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
Date of Recording: 12/2001 
Venue:  Montclair, New Jersey 
Length: 2 Minutes 53 Secs. 
4.
Prelude and Caprice for Piano by George Walker
Performer:  George Walker (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1941/1945; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/2001 
Venue:  Montclair, New Jersey 
Length: 3 Minutes 42 Secs. 
5.
Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 5 in G major, Moderato by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  George Walker (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
Date of Recording: 12/2001 
Venue:  Montclair, New Jersey 
Length: 3 Minutes 17 Secs. 
6.
Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  George Walker (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/2001 
Venue:  Montclair, New Jersey 
Length: 10 Minutes 48 Secs. 
7.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 6 in E flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  George Walker (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Date of Recording: 12/2001 
Venue:  Montclair, New Jersey 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
8.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 4 in C sharp minor, B 74 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  George Walker (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Poland 
Date of Recording: 12/2001 
Venue:  Montclair, New Jersey 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
9.
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 
Date of Recording: 12/2001 
Venue:  Montclair, New Jersey 
Length: 1 Minutes 59 Secs. 
10.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  George Walker (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 12/2001 
Venue:  Montclair, New Jersey 
Length: 7 Minutes 13 Secs. 
11.
Préludes, Book 2: no 6, General Lavine - eccentric by Claude Debussy
Performer:  George Walker (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1912-1913; France 
Date of Recording: 12/2001 
Venue:  Montclair, New Jersey 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Fantasie in C major, Op. 17: I. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen
Fantasie in C major, Op. 17: II. Massig
Fantasie in C major, Op. 17: III. Langsam getragen
Preludes, Book 2: No. 3. La Puerta del Vino
Preludes, Book 2: No. 5. Bruyeres
Preludes, Book 2: No. 6. General Lavine eccentric
Prelude
Caprice
13 Preludes, Op. 32: No. 5 in G major: Moderato
Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52
Etudes, Op. 10: Etude No. 6 in E flat minor, Op. 10, No. 6
Etudes, Op. 10: Etude No. 4 in C sharp minor, Op. 10, No. 4
Mazurka No. 40 in F minor, Op. 63, No. 2
Polonaise No. 6 in A flat major, Op. 53, "Heroic"

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