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The Parlour Grand - Piano Favorites From A Bygone Era / Silverman

Release Date: 09/30/2003 
Label:  Marquis   Catalog #: 82501   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Ludwig van BeethovenFelix MendelssohnRobert SchumannChristian Sinding,   ... 
Performer:  Robert Silverman
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

All the great music from The Parlour Grand Volume 1 and The Parlour Grand Volume 2 now on one two-CD set. This best-selling collection of favorite pieces from a bygone era, performed by renowned pianist Robert Silverman on a 1913 Pleyel Grand, features piano favorites from the salon repertoire. These wonderful CDs evoke fond memories of simpler times, and evenings around the piano with family and friends.

"Wholly uncondescending performances that remind us anew why these pieces were everybody's favorites." -- Toronto Star

"Superb artistry. A thoroughly engaging program. Silverman makes the most of his material without taking it too seriously." -- American Record Guide

Read more importantly, Robert Silverman brings to this music the artistic integrity that marks his excellent renditions of more serious and more challenging classical compositions. Intelligent grasp of musical ideas and expert manual technique distinguish his performances of Beethoven, and they are in ample evidence here too." -- Ottawa Citizen

"**** Exhales nostalgia ... Silverman's performance is an idealization of what generations of young women and men, with so much pre-TV time on their hands, must have dreamt of achieving." -- Vancouver Sun

Track Listing

CD 1
1. Beethoven - Für Elise
2. Mendelssohn - Spinning Song
3. Schumann - Traumerei
4. Sinding - Rustle of Spring
5. Schütt - Rêverie
6. Henselt - Si oiseau j'étais
7. Rubenstein - Romance in E-flat
8. Liszt - Liebestraum
9. Elgar - Salut d'amour
10. Karganoff - Arabesque
11. Paderewski - Menuet à l'antique
12. Massenet - Mélodie
13. MacDowell - To a Wild Rose
14. Fauré- Romance sans paroles
15. Rachmaninoff - Prelude
16. Dvorak - Humoresque
17. Gottschalk - The Dying Poet
18. Gautier - Le Secret

CD 2
1. Franz Schubert - Serenade
2. Mendelssohn - Spring Song
3. Isaac Albéniz - Tango
4. Frank Bridge - Rosemary
5. Louis-Claude Daquin - Le Coucou
6. Anatole Liadov - The Musical Snuffbox
7. Christoph W. von Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
8. Gabriel Pierné - March of the Little Lead Soldiers
9. Benjamin Godard - Au Matin
10. Cécile Chaminade - Scarf Dance
11. Carl Maria von Weber - Invitation to the Dance
12. Leopold Godowsky - Alt Wien
13. Francis Thomé - Simple Aveu
14. Percy Grainger - Country Gardens
15. Thecla Badarszewska - The Prayer Granted
16. Ethelbert Nevin - Narcissus
17. Calixa Lavallée - Le Papillon
18. Frédéric Chopin - Valse in C Sharp Minor
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Works on This Recording

Bagatelle for Piano in A minor, WoO 59 "Für Elise" by Ludwig van Beethoven
Performer:  Robert Silverman (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1808; Vienna, Austria 
Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67: no 4, Presto in C major "Spinning Song" by Felix Mendelssohn
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Germany 
Kinderszenen, Op. 15: no 7, Träumerei by Robert Schumann
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Germany 
Pieces (6) for Piano, Op. 32: no 3, Rustles of spring by Christian Sinding
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; Germany 
Etudes caracteristiques (12) for Piano, Op. 2: no 6, Si oiseau j'etais by Adolf Henselt
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1837; Germany 
Soirées à Saint-Pétersbourg, Op. 44: no 1, Romance in E flat major by Anton Rubinstein
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1860; Russia 
Liebesträume for Piano, S 541: no 3, O Lieb, so lang by Franz Liszt
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1850; Weimar, Germany 
Salut d'amour, Op. 12 by Sir Edward Elgar
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888/1889; England 
Humoresques (6) for Piano, Op. 14: no 1, Menuet célèbre by Ignace Jan Paderewski
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887-1888; Poland 
Woodland Sketches, Op. 51: no 1, To a Wild Rose by Edward MacDowell
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1896; USA 
Humoresques (8) for Piano, Op. 101/B 187: no 7 in G flat major by Antonín Dvorák
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; Bohemia 
Dying Poet, RO 75 by Louis Moreau Gottschalk
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863-1864; USA 
Le secret by Leonard Gautier

Featured Sound Samples

Études caractéristiques (Henselt): No 6: Si oiseau j'étais
Au matin (Godard)
Triakontameron (Godowsky): No 11: Alt Wien

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