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

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You are not connected, choose one of two options to submit your comment: Februar schreiben konnte: Symphonic Metamorphosis on ‘Die Fledermaus’ J. Audio and video players are included. It was a genre with which he was thoroughly familiar: Godowsky intended the twenty-four Walzermasken to be played as a cycle Portraitthe final number, quotes the opening theme of Karnaval and, indeed, he gave the first public performance as such at the Bechstein Hall, London, on 19 March No 24 in G flat major is by far the longest of the set and, fittingly, a homage to the Waltz King.

Whether you want to see what we think of today’s latest releases or discover what our critics thought of your favourite recordings from the past, you will find it all in our full-searchable Reviews Database. Car ce genre, il le connaissait bien: But he did not oppose the playing of selected pieces, as here. He was unofficially sounded out for this in the summer of Triakontameron, Alt Wien Old Vienna.


Twice during this period he was given leave of absence to tour America. Having moved to Vienna later that year, Godowsky began his duties early in Don’t show me this message again. A mere fifteen years later, the First World War destroyed utterly any vestige of the old Vienna. Sometime prior toGodowsky made a piano roll of his arrangement of The Last Waltz by Oscar Straus —the Vienna-born composer. Tausig, Rosenthal and Schulz-Evler are merely the three most familiar pianist-composers who had earlier taken vocal and instrumental themes by Strauss and turned them into virtuoso keyboard works.

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Strauss “Metamorphoses” by Leopold Godowsky

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His key assets include the most together, impeccably voiced chords in the business, plus octaves, trills and rapid leaps that remain effortlessly even and focused, regardless of tempo. Create a quick account: After a brief stay there, Godowsky set sail for the United States, his home for the rest of his life. Mais je peux me tromper. I may be mistaken.

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Haydn’s String Quartets Opus Triakontameron, Vindobona tanzt Vindobona Dances. Es ist recht witzig, nicht unmusikalisch, aber ganz speziell, ungewohnter als der Anfang. Ich werde nie die unvergleichliche Begeisterung vergessen, die sein Spiel hervorgerufen hat. Triakontameron, In Salon In the Salon. Furthermore, Hamelin is a seasoned and subtle orchestrator at the piano; notice how he achieves such eloquent shading of simultaneous legato and detached phrases with no more help from the sustain pedal than is necessary.

But even then I omitted all its banal and empty interlude passages—they are musically impossible—and I kept on reshaping it each time I played it, until at last—there was no Schulz-Evler left!

In a way I am responsible for its vogue since I played it a good deal when it strrauss came out. Symphonic Metamorphosis of Wein, Weib und Gesang. Dieser idyllische Lebensabschnitt endete im Juli Kurz danach erhielt Gilles Hamelin eine Photokopie von Godowskys Manuskript, die fast unleserlich war.

Im Sommer nahm man mit ihm in dieser Angelegenheit inoffizielle Goodowsky auf. Er hatte aber auch nichts dagegen, wie es hier geschieht, eine Auswahl davon zu spielen.

It is this revised version that is heard here. The all-time greats Read about the artists who changed the world of classical music.