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Godowsky Edition Vol 7 / Carlo Grante

Strauss / Albeniz / Grante
Release Date: 02/14/2012 
Label:  Music & Arts   Catalog #: 1259   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Carlo Grante
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Transcription is the genre most generously represented in Godowsky’s compositional output, and the one for which he is best known; he made piano transcriptions (and études), of various kinds, from works by Bach, Schubert, Chopin, and others. But he also left another body of works whose originality and coherence continue to surprise: his piano paraphrases. This album features virtuosic “re-compositions” by several 19th and 20th century composers, some quite faithful to the originals, others deviating drastically from their sources. Carlo Grante’s first six volumes of The Godowsky Edition have received world-wide acclaim. Transcription is the genre most generously represented in Godowsky’s compositional output, and the one for which he is best known; he made piano transcriptions (and études), of various kinds, from works by Bach, Schubert, Chopin, and others. But he also left another body of works whose originality and coherence continue to surprise: his piano paraphrases. This album features virtuosic “re-compositions” by several 19th and 20th century composers, some quite faithful to the originals, others deviating drastically from their sources. Carlo Grante’s first six volumes of The Godowsky Edition have received world-wide acclaim. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Transcription of Albeniz's "Tango" by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Carlo Grante (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Poland 
2.
Symphonic metamorphosis of themes from Johann Strauss's "Kunstlerleben" by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Carlo Grante (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Berlin, Germany 
3.
Symphonic metamorphosis of themes from "Die Fledermaus" by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Carlo Grante (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1912; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Symphonic metamorphosis of Johann Strauss's "Wein, Weib und Gesang" Waltzes by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Carlo Grante (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Berlin, Germany 
5.
Symphonic metamorphoses of Strauss's "Ständchen" by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Carlo Grante (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Berlin, Germany 
6.
Paraphrase of Albeniz' "Triana" by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Carlo Grante (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Poland 
7.
Le Cygne for Piano [after Saint-Saëns] by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Carlo Grante (Piano)
Period: Modern 
8.
Adagietto from "L'Arlésienne" for Piano [after Bizet] by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Carlo Grante (Piano)
9.
Stille wie die Nacht for Piano [after Böhm] by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Carlo Grante (Piano)
10.
Rondino on a theme by Beethoven for Piano [after Kreisler] by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Carlo Grante (Piano)

Sound Samples

Albeniz - Iberia, Book 3: III. Triana
Albeniz - Espana, Op. 165: II. Tango
Bizet - L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1: III. Adagietto
Bohm - Still wie die Nacht (Calm as the Night), Op. 326, No. 27
Kreisler - Rondino on a Theme by Beethoven
Saint-Saens - Carnival of the Animals: XIII. Le Cygne (The Swan)
Strauss - 6 Lieder, Op. 17, TrV 149: No. 2. Standchen
3 Symphonische Metamorphosen Johann Strauss'scher Themen: No. 1. Kunstlerleben
3 Symphonische Metamorphosen Johann Strauss'scher Themen: No. 2. Die Fledermaus
3 Symphonische Metamorphosen Johann Strauss'scher Themen: No. 3. Wein, Weib und Gesang

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