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Dance Fantasies / Gordeladze


Release Date: 07/14/2017 
Label:  Antes   Catalog #: 319300  
Composer:  Leopold GodowskyJean-Philippe RameauCarl CzernyFrédéric Chopin,   ... 
Performer:  Catherine Gordeladze
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Great piano composers did not confine themselves to writing piano sonatas. Many of them wrote dances, too: minuets, sarabandes, gavottes and particularly waltzes. The tradition of great composers writing and arranging dances starts with Bach and Rameau, encompasses Mozart, Schubert, Brahms and Tchaikovsky and ends with Maurice Ravel, Sergei Prokofiev and Dmitri Shostakovich, whose Waltz No. 2 is regularly played on German classical radio stations. The only problem was that these dances were too easy for the virtuoso pianists, which is why some of these artists turned unassuming minuets waltzes and polkas into glittering virtuosic pieces which could be played only by professional pianists. One of the greatest pianists of all time was also a Read more great arranger of music, Leopold Godowsky. This American virtuoso of Polish extraction arranged hundreds of pieces by other composers, especially works by Chopin and the waltz king Johann Strauss, and turned them into sparkling studies and encores, that test the technique and stamina of even the most accomplished player. The Viennese pianist and Beethoven pupil Carl Czerny, for generations the specter of all piano students and today remembered for his etudes, is also the composer of a charming arrangement of Franz Schubert’s bittersweet mourning waltz. Catherine Gordeladze, a native of Tiflis, Georgia, today lives and works out of Frankfurt, Germany. Ms. Gordeladze studied the piano in her native Georgia, Frankfurt and Weimar and is the winner of prestigious prizes and competitions. She has been playing with renowned orchestras in major concert venues all over the world. The artist gives piano recitals in many countries and is also much sought after as a chamber music partner. In her award-winning albums, which have been praised by critics and the public alike, the pianist concentrates on challenging virtuoso pieces apart from the mainstream repertoire. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Renaissance: no 1, Sarabande in E major (Rameau) by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Catherine Gordeladze (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1906; Berlin, Germany 
2.
Pieces (3) for Piano after Rameau: Tambourin in E minor by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Catherine Gordeladze (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: USA 
3.
Nouvelles suites de pičces de clavecin: no 7, Gavotte [with 6 Doubles] in A minor by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Catherine Gordeladze (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1730; France 
4.
Nouvelles suites de pičces de clavecin: no 14, Les sauvages by Jean-Philippe Rameau
Performer:  Catherine Gordeladze (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1730; France 
5.
Variationen über einen bekannten Wiener Walzer, for piano, Op. 12 by Carl Czerny
Performer:  Catherine Gordeladze (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
6.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 1 in A flat major, B 94 "Valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Catherine Gordeladze (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
7.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 2 in A minor, B 64 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Catherine Gordeladze (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
8.
Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Catherine Gordeladze (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
9.
L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1, Op. 23: Minuetto by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Catherine Gordeladze (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872 
10.
Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Catherine Gordeladze (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
11.
Liebesfreud: Liebesfreud by Fritz Kreisler
Performer:  Catherine Gordeladze (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Austria 
12.
Triakontameron: no 11, Alt Wien by Leopold Godowsky
Performer:  Catherine Gordeladze (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1920; USA 
13.
Tango in D major by Isaac Albeniz
Performer:  Catherine Gordeladze (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
14.
Valse triste by Franz von Vecsey
Performer:  Catherine Gordeladze (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Hungary 
15.
La valse by Maurice Ravel
Performer:  Catherine Gordeladze (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; France 

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