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Godowsky: Piano Music Vol 1 / Konstantin Scherbakov


Release Date: 02/04/1997 
Label:  Marco Polo   Catalog #: 8223793   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

If Art Tatum had been white, he might have made a career as a great classical pianist. Had Leopold Godowsky (1870-1938) been black, he might have become a great jazzer. His best playing is said to have been to private gatherings in his New York salon, and his compositions are beautifully wrought for the quiet delight of connoisseurs. They are relatively, but only relatively, easy listening. Virtuosi sometimes play the short pieces here as encores, when they do all the hard work and the audience relaxes. They are stylishly served in a recording which captures the sensitive colouring of this 34-year-old Russian pianist.

-- Adrian Jack, BBC Music
If Art Tatum had been white, he might have made a career as a great classical pianist. Had Leopold Godowsky (1870-1938) been black, he might have become a great jazzer. His best playing is said to have been to private gatherings in his New York salon, and his compositions are beautifully wrought for the quiet delight of connoisseurs. They are relatively, but only relatively, easy listening. Virtuosi sometimes play the short pieces here as encores, when they do all the hard work and the audience relaxes. They are stylishly served in a recording which captures the sensitive colouring of this 34-year-old Russian pianist.

-- Adrian Jack, BBC Music
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Works on This Recording

1.
Toccata for Piano, Op. 13 by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 2 Minutes 50 Secs. 
2.
Airs of the Eighteenth Century: Exaudet's Minuet by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1937; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 1 Minutes 11 Secs. 
3.
Airs of the Eighteenth Century: Lisette by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1937; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 1 Minutes 32 Secs. 
4.
Airs of the Eighteenth Century: Good Old Granny by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1937; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 0 Minutes 45 Secs. 
5.
Airs of the Eighteenth Century: Mother please explain by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1937; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 0 Minutes 48 Secs. 
6.
Airs of the Eighteenth Century: Capricious Shepherd Maid by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1937; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 0 Minutes 32 Secs. 
7.
Airs of the Eighteenth Century: Would that I were the lowly fern by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1937; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 1 Minutes 26 Secs. 
8.
Airs of the Eighteenth Century: Oh, come again, beautiful Spring by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1937; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 0 Minutes 58 Secs. 
9.
Miniatures (46) for Piano 4 hands: Humoresque by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 1 Minutes 47 Secs. 
10.
Renaissance: no 2, Rigaudon in E major (Rameau) by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1906; Berlin, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 1 Minutes 38 Secs. 
11.
Miniatures (46) for Piano 4 hands: The Miller's Song by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 1 Minutes 13 Secs. 
12.
Miniatures (46) for Piano 4 hands: Processional March by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 1 Minutes 31 Secs. 
13.
Miniatures (46) for Piano 4 hands: Arabian Chant by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1918; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 2 Minutes 17 Secs. 
14.
Polonaise for Piano in C major by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1889 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 5 Minutes 35 Secs. 
15.
Poems (4) for Piano : no 1, Devotion by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1927; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 2 Minutes 15 Secs. 
16.
Poems (4) for Piano : no 2, Avowal by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1927; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 2 Minutes 11 Secs. 
17.
Poems (4) for Piano : no 3, Adoration by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1927; USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
18.
Poems (4) for Piano : no 4, Yearning by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1927; Paris, France 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
19.
Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 14: no 1, Ein Dämmerungsbild by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 3 Minutes 29 Secs. 
20.
Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 14: no 2, Valse-Idylle by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 3 Minutes 8 Secs. 
21.
Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 14: no 3, Scherzino by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 3 Minutes 6 Secs. 
22.
Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 12: no 1, Sarabande by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 4 Minutes 14 Secs. 
23.
Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 12: no 2, Menuet by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 3 Minutes 53 Secs. 
24.
Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 12: no 3, Courante by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
25.
Waltz Poems (2) for Piano : no 1 in G major by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1928; New York, USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 2 Minutes 34 Secs. 
26.
Waltz Poems (2) for Piano : no 2 in A major by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1928; New York, USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
27.
Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 1, Mélodie méditatíve by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
28.
Pieces (3) for Piano, Op. 15: no 3, Capriccio by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Konstantin Scherbakov (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
Date of Recording: 02/1996 
Venue:  St. Martin's Church, East Woodhay 
Length: 4 Minutes 5 Secs. 

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