The multi-levelled labyrinths of Leopold Godowsky’s piano-writing have long been second nature to Marc-André Hamelin. Listeners familiar with earlier Hamelin. Marc-Andre Hamelin, Leopold Godowsky, Johann Strauss – Godowsky: Strauss Transcriptions & other waltzes – Music. Godowsky Symphonische Metamorphosen Johann Strauss’scher Themen.

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The eponymous Waltz is heard throughout the operetta.

Unlike several recordings of these works, Mr Hamelin plays all three without cuts. There, on 6 December, he made one of the most sensational debuts in history.

Symphonische Metamorphosen Johann Strauss’scher Themen (Godowsky, Leopold)

Godowsky Strauss Transcriptions and other Waltzes Clarity and subtlety in delightfully eloquent interpretations View record and artist details Record stauss Artist Details. The eponymous Waltz is heard throughout the operetta, but most notably at the end of Act I when Dimitri and Vera dance at the party of General Karsinski. I think the end is a complete success. Godowsky intended the twenty-four Walzermasken to be played as a cycle Portraitthe final number, quotes the opening srauss of Karnaval and, indeed, he gave the first public performance as such at the Bechstein Hall, London, on 19 March Augustdas letzte, Rendezvous Nr.


Wein, Weib und Gesang ist das op. Even after the assassination of the Grand Duke Franz Ferdinand at Sarajevo, he refused to entertain the possibility of any hostilities.

Februar schreiben konnte: All of this comes into delightful play over the course of the three big Strauss Symphonic Metamorphoses. Beide wurden strausx Heifetz eingespielt, das letztere auch von Kreisler. If you use and like Free-scores.

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Verfasser von Diskographien sollten das bitte zur Kenntnis nehmen. The site is also available in several languages. Here he could combine all his composing, playing and teaching commitments in comfort, but with sufficient leeway to appear throughout Europe as a soloist—and enjoy a vivacious social life. The position carried with it the rank of honorary colonel and was directly answerable to the Emperor.

In the three great Strauss transcriptions, Godowsky elevated the art of the godowskt paraphrase to a higher musical and pianistic plane; however their extreme technical difficulty remains a striking feature and places them out of the reach of ordinary pianists.

Countless inner voices and contrapuntal rejoinders abound in these works, and Hamelin makes them audible and clear without resorting to the pianistic equivalent of red-ink underlining or pop-up windows. Tchaikovsky’s Orchestra Works – I.

Godowsky Strauss Transcriptions and other Waltzes

Car ce genre, il le connaissait bien: The publication of twelve of the pieces as separate numbers supports this. If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.


Later in the same article, Godowsky stressed that: Pseudo This is your nickname on free-scores. Uns ist ein Kind geboren.

Es ist recht witzig, nicht unmusikalisch, aber ganz speziell, ungewohnter als der Anfang. Audio and video players are included. In the event, on the very day that Great Britain declared gdowsky, Godowsky and his family managed by sheer good luck to scramble onto the last boat sailing from Ostende to England. Cookies allow us to personalize content and ads, to provide social media-related features and analyze our traffic.

Strauss “Metamorphoses” by Leopold Godowsky

Skip to main content. You are not connected, choose one of two options to submit gosowsky comment: Share this sheet music Free-scores. Godowsky wurde schnell auch in anderen Musikzentren ein Begriff, darunter in Wien, von wo aus er seinem Freund und Mitarbeiter Maurice Aronson am 6.

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