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Russian Piano Tradition: The Goldenweiser School - Gigory Ginzburg Early Recordings - Vol. 2

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
>Weber, Carl Maria von : Rondo Brillante for piano in E flat major ("La Gaité"), J. 252 (Op. 62)
>Schumann, Robert : Paganini Études, Op. 3
>Schumann, Robert : Theme and Variations for Piano on the name ABEGG, Op. 1
>Chopin, Frédéric : Impromptu for Piano no 1 in A flat major, B 110/Op. 29
>Chopin, Frédéric : Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F sharp major, B 129/Op. 36
>Chopin, Frédéric : Impromptu for Piano no 3 in G flat major, b 149/Op. 51
>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 9 in B flat major, Op. 71/2, CT. 158
>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155
>Schulz-Evler, Adolf : Arabesques on J. Strauss II's "The Blue Danube Waltz," for piano, Op. 12
>Grünfeld, Alfred : Arrangement for piano of Johann Strauss II's "Frühlingsstimmenwalzer, Op 410"
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

Grigory Ginzburg (1904-1961) was perhaps the most astounding virtuoso to emerge in Soviet Russia and it is a tragedy that he was never allowed to travel to the west after the mid 1930's. He focused his repertoire very much on the 19th century Romantic period and, above all, in Liszt, and his prolific recordings include many of Liszt's virtuosic opera paraphrases that had fallen into neglect. This CD is the second of two devoted to his earliest 78rpm recordings mainly dating from around 1950. These discs are extremely rare and many of the performances included will be unknown to even the most ardent collectors. Of particular interest to pianophiles will be his supremely elegant Strauss transcriptions and the Schumann arrangements of Paganini's Caprices.



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Toccata and Fugue for Organ in D minor, BWV 565
  • Performer: Grigori Ginzburg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 9 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: by 1708

>Weber, Carl Maria von : Rondo Brillante for piano in E flat major ("La Gaité"), J. 252 (Op. 62)
  • Performer: Grigori Ginzburg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1819

>Schumann, Robert : Paganini Études, Op. 3 :: no 2 in E major
  • Performer: Grigori Ginzburg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Schumann, Robert : Paganini Études, Op. 3 :: no 4 in B flat major
  • Performer: Grigori Ginzburg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1832

>Schumann, Robert : Theme and Variations for Piano on the name ABEGG, Op. 1
  • Performer: Grigori Ginzburg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 19 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830

>Chopin, Frédéric : Impromptu for Piano no 1 in A flat major, B 110/Op. 29
  • Performer: Grigori Ginzburg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837

>Chopin, Frédéric : Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F sharp major, B 129/Op. 36
  • Performer: Grigori Ginzburg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1839

>Chopin, Frédéric : Impromptu for Piano no 3 in G flat major, b 149/Op. 51
  • Performer: Grigori Ginzburg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842

>Chopin, Frédéric : Fantasy-Impromptu for piano in C sharp minor, Op. 66, CT. 46
  • Performer: Grigori Ginzburg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1834

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 9 in B flat major, Op. 71/2, CT. 158
  • Performer: Grigori Ginzburg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 7 min. 9 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1828

>Chopin, Frédéric : Polonaise for piano no 6 in A flat major ("Héroique"), Op. 53, CT. 155
  • Performer: Grigori Ginzburg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1842-1843

>Schulz-Evler, Adolf : Arabesques on J. Strauss II's "The Blue Danube Waltz," for piano, Op. 12
  • Performer: Grigori Ginzburg (Piano)
  • Running Time: 8 min. 39 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1904

>Grünfeld, Alfred : Arrangement for piano of Johann Strauss II's "Frühlingsstimmenwalzer, Op 410"
  • Performer: Grigori Ginzburg (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: Germany.
  • Running Time: 5 min. 30 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz