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Benjamin Godard (1849-1895): Piano Works - Barcarolles; Scenes Italiennes; Ving Pieces, Op. 58 / Alessandro Deljavan

Audio Samples

  1. Godard — Barcarolle No. 2, Op. 80 in F Major $0.99 on iTunes
  2. Godard — Barcarolle No. 3, Op. 105 in B-Flat Major $0.99 on iTunes
  3. Godard — Des scènes italienne, Op. 126: I. Sérénade Florentine in C Major $0.99 on iTunes
  4. Godard — Des scènes italienne, Op. 126: II. Sicilienne in G Minor $0.99 on iTunes
  5. Godard — Des scènes italienne, Op. 126: III. Tarantelle in A-Flat Major $0.99 on iTunes
  6. Godard — 20 Pièce pour le Piano, Op. 58: I. Valse villageoise in B-Flat Major $0.99 on iTunes
  7. Godard — 20 Pièce pour le Piano, Op. 58: II. Ballade in A Minor $0.99 on iTunes
  8. Godard — 20 Pièce pour le Piano, Op. 58: III. Rococo in F Major $0.99 on iTunes
  9. Godard — 20 Pièce pour le Piano, Op. 58: IV. Scherzetto in E Major $0.99 on iTunes
  10. Godard — 20 Pièce pour le Piano, Op. 58: V. Vieux conte en style moderne in F Major $0.99 on iTunes
  11. Godard — 20 Pièce pour le Piano, Op. 58: VI. Petit canon in G Major $0.99 on iTunes
  12. Godard — 20 Pièce pour le Piano, Op. 58: VII. Confidence in A-Flat Major $0.99 on iTunes
  13. Godard — 20 Pièce pour le Piano, Op. 58: VIII. Pantins in A Major $0.99 on iTunes
  14. Godard — 20 Pièce pour le Piano, Op. 58: IX. Près de la mer in E -Flat Major $0.99 on iTunes
  15. Godard — 20 Pièce pour le Piano, Op. 58: XI. Les Patineur in F Major $0.99 on iTunes
  16. Godard — 20 Pièce pour le Piano, Op. 58: XII. Romance sans paroles in G Major $0.99 on iTunes
  17. Godard — 20 Pièce pour le Piano, Op. 58: XIII. Bagatelle in F Major $0.99 on iTunes
  18. Godard — 20 Pièce pour le Piano, Op. 58: XIV. Prélude in F Minor $0.99 on iTunes
  19. Godard — 20 Pièce pour le Piano, Op. 58: XV. Improvisation in G-Flat Major $0.99 on iTunes
  20. Godard — 20 Pièce pour le Piano, Op. 58: XVI. Courante in A Minor $0.99 on iTunes
  21. Godard — 20 Pièce pour le Piano, Op. 58: XII. A la Chopin in D-Flat Major $0.99 on iTunes
  22. Godard — 20 Pièce pour le Piano, Op. 58: XIII. Variations sur un Air Ècossais in G Major $0.99 on iTunes
  23. Godard — 20 Pièce pour le Piano, Op. 58: XX. Dig, Ding, Don! in C Major $0.99 on iTunes

Album Summary

>Godard, Benjamin : Barcarolle for piano no 2 in F major, Op. 80
>Godard, Benjamin : Barcarolle for piano no 3 in B flat major, Op. 105
>Godard, Benjamin : Scènes italiennes (3) for piano, Op.126
>Godard, Benjamin : Pièces (20) for piano, Op. 58
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Benjamin Godard was a highly prolific 19th c. French composer that wrote in nearly every possible genre: opera, symphonies, concertos, chamber and solo music. The Berceuse from his opera Jocelyn became a classic "hit". This new recording presents a full CD of works for piano solo, including the first complete recording of the "20 pièces pour piano, op. 58". The music is often enchanting and of almost idyllic simplicity. Of especial fame is his piano piece "Les patineurs", the Ice Skaters. Italian pianist Alessandro Deljavan made a lasting impression on last year's Van Cliburn Competition.

American Record Guide, March/April 2015
Deljavan has selected two Barcarolles that owe much to Chopin, and three Italian Scenes that he delivers with personality and panache. One cannot hear or speak of these works without using the term charming; it perfectly describes their nature. It continues with the major work here, a set of 20 character pieces. Each miniature is dedicated to a different friend or pupil and only one exceeds 5 minutes in length. The strongest influences on his style were Schumann and Mendelssohn. He was opposed to Wagner's music and especially critical of his antisemitism. Along with excellent program notes and recorded piano sound, it is Deljavan's attention to every musical detail that elevates this release to a special level. It is one of those programs one can enjoy carefully and closely or simply as background.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Westvest Church, Schiedam, The Netherlands (05/22/2014).



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Works Details

>Godard, Benjamin : Barcarolle for piano no 2 in F major, Op. 80
  • Performer: Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Godard, Benjamin : Barcarolle for piano no 3 in B flat major, Op. 105
  • Performer: Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic

>Godard, Benjamin : Scènes italiennes (3) for piano, Op.126
  • Performer: Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: Circa 1894.
  • Running Time: 13 min. 31 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: circa 1894

>Godard, Benjamin : Pièces (20) for piano, Op. 58
  • Performer: Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
  • Running Time: 55 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic