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Germany - A Musical Visit To The Munich Project And Nuremberg Toy Museums

Musical Journey: Germany / Various
Release Date: 05/29/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 2110304  
Composer:  Felix MendelssohnWolfgang Amadeus MozartLudwig van BeethovenEdvard Grieg,   ... 
Performer:  Péter Nagy
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

GERMANY

The Places
The Puppet Museum in Munich houses a remarkable display of puppets of all kinds, from string and hand puppets to the shadow puppets of China. Nuremberg, famous for its toys, has a Toy Museum, with exhibits ranging from the earliest times to the more nearly contemporary. From this collection we see a doll’s house, accurate in every detail, and some of the museum’s mechanical toys, in working order.

The Music
The tour is accompanied by a series of popular piano pieces, ranging from Mozart and Beethoven to Saint-Saëns and Debussy. Mozart’s Turkish March is followed by Beethoven’s so-called Rage over a Lost Penny. Included is a Chopin Waltz, a Mendelssohn Song Without Words and
Read more Tchaikovsky’s Chanson triste. The music ends with Liszt’s piano transcription of the Danse macabre of Saint-Saëns.

Picture format: NTSC 4:3
Sound format: PCM Stereo 2.0 / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 56 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Songs without words, vol 7, Op. 85: no 4, Andante sostenuto in D major by Felix Mendelssohn
Performer:  Péter Nagy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
Date of Recording: 3/1988 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
2. Sonata for Piano no 11 in A major, K 331 (300i): 3rd movement, Rondo alla turca by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Péter Nagy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1781-1783; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 3/1988 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest 
Length: 3 Minutes 23 Secs. 
3. Adagio for Piano in B minor, K 540 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Péter Nagy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1788; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 3/1988 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest 
Length: 8 Minutes 38 Secs. 
4. Rondo a capriccio for Piano in G major, Op. 129 "Rage Over a Lost Penny" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Péter Nagy (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1795; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 3/1988 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest 
Length: 5 Minutes 44 Secs. 
5. Lyric Pieces (6), Book 9, Op. 68: no 4, Evening in the Mountain by Edvard Grieg
Performer:  Péter Nagy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1898; Norway 
Date of Recording: 3/1988 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
6. Waltz for Piano in A flat major, B 131/Op. 42 "Grande Valse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Péter Nagy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 3/1988 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest 
Length: 4 Minutes 57 Secs. 
7. Sonata for Piano no 1 in C major, J 138/Op. 24: 2nd movement, Adagio by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Péter Nagy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1812; Germany 
Date of Recording: 3/1988 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest 
Length: 7 Minutes 57 Secs. 
8. L'isle joyeuse by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Péter Nagy (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1904; France 
Date of Recording: 3/1988 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest 
Length: 6 Minutes 5 Secs. 
9. Morceaux (12) for Piano, Op. 40: no 2, Chanson triste by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Péter Nagy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Russia 
Date of Recording: 3/1988 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest 
Length: 2 Minutes 55 Secs. 
10. Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Variation 18 by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Péter Nagy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 3/1988 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest 
Length: 3 Minutes 0 Secs. 
11. Danse Macabre (Saint-Saëns), S 555 by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Péter Nagy (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1876; Rome, Italy 
Date of Recording: 3/1988 
Venue:  Italian Institute, Budapest 
Length: 10 Minutes 6 Secs. 

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