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Songs Without Words

Album Summary

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Four Chorale Preludes
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs without words, vol 1, Op. 19b
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song without words, Op. 67/2 (Allegro leggiero)
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 10 in B minor, Op. 30/4
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 19
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 19b/5
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs without words, vol 2, Op. 30
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song without words, Op. 38/3 (Presto e molto vivace)
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 47 in A major ("Kinderstuck"), Op. 102/5
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 14 in C minor, Op. 38/2
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 8 in B flat minor, Op. 30/2
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Albumblatt for Piano in E minor, Op. 117
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song without words, Op. 67/4 (Presto)
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs without words, vol 3, Op. 38
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62
>Liszt, Franz : Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560
>Liszt, Franz : In der Ferne, transcription for piano (after Schubert D. 957/6), S. 560/6, (LW A49/6)
>Liszt, Franz : Erlkonig (Schubert) for Piano, S 558 no 4
>Liszt, Franz : Erlkonig (II), transcription for piano (after Schubert, D. 328d), S. 558/4 (LW A42/4)
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"...[Perahia's] performance of the 'Erlkonig' is not only powerful; it actually sent chills down my back, and it is the best performance I have ever heard...The Mendelssohn pieces flow, as Mozart would have said, like oil, with completely finished pianism, all effortless grace and charm...[Perahia] has developed into a great artist, and one can only stand back and admire." -Schonberg, ARG

Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Murray Perahia (piano).

The elegant and clean lyricism of Murray Perahia's playing fits this program of piano songs without words to a tee. Perahia has always had a wonderful knack for teasing out singing contrapuntal lines that other pianists ignore. Far from sounding willful, such interpretative playing seems to reveal music that one should have been hearing all along. Consequently, Perahia lends all music that falls under his hands a decidedly polyphonic cast. It is therefore not surprising that Perahia renders the richly textured Bach-Busoni chorale transcription, "Nun freut euch, lieben Christen," with unstudied charm. Similarly, in Mendelssohn's 'Songs without Words,' Perahia projects more that composers championing of Bach than his Romantic pioneering. Perahia's playing of Liszt's transcriptions of Schubert songs is virtuosic without being showy. Even in the tour-de-force final strophe of "Auf dem Wasser zu singen," Perahia stresses the singing of individual lines over theatrical dazzle.



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>Busoni, Ferruccio : Four Chorale Preludes
  • Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
  • Notes: Giandomenico Studios, Collingswood, NJ (12/10/1997-12/13/1997)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Four Chorale Preludes
  • Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
  • Notes: Giandomenico Studios, Collingswood, NJ (12/10/1997-12/13/1997)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Four Chorale Preludes
  • Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
  • Notes: Giandomenico Studios, Collingswood, NJ (12/10/1997-12/13/1997)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Busoni, Ferruccio : Four Chorale Preludes
  • Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
  • Notes: Giandomenico Studios, Collingswood, NJ (12/10/1997-12/13/1997)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1898
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs without words, vol 1, Op. 19b
  • Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
  • Notes: Giandomenico Studios, Collingswood, NJ (12/10/1997-12/13/1997)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 09/14/1829
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song without words, Op. 67/2 (Allegro leggiero)
  • Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
  • Notes: Giandomenico Studios, Collingswood, NJ (12/10/1997-12/13/1997)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 04/05/1839
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 10 in B minor, Op. 30/4
  • Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
  • Notes: Giandomenico Studios, Collingswood, NJ (12/10/1997-12/13/1997)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 01/30/1834
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Lieder ohne Worte, Op. 19
  • Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
  • Notes: Giandomenico Studios, Collingswood, NJ (12/10/1997-12/13/1997)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1829-1830
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 19b/5
  • Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
  • Notes: Giandomenico Studios, Collingswood, NJ (12/10/1997-12/13/1997)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1829-1830
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs without words, vol 2, Op. 30
  • Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
  • Notes: Giandomenico Studios, Collingswood, NJ (12/10/1997-12/13/1997)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: circa 1830-1834
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song without words, Op. 38/3 (Presto e molto vivace)
  • Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
  • Notes: Giandomenico Studios, Collingswood, NJ (12/10/1997-12/13/1997)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 12 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 01/02/1835
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 47 in A major ("Kinderstück"), Op. 102/5
  • Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
  • Notes: Giandomenico Studios, Collingswood, NJ (12/10/1997-12/13/1997)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 12/12/1845
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 14 in C minor, Op. 38/2
  • Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
  • Notes: Giandomenico Studios, Collingswood, NJ (12/10/1997-12/13/1997)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 03/29/1836
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song Without Words for piano no 8 in B flat minor, Op. 30/2
  • Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
  • Notes: Giandomenico Studios, Collingswood, NJ (12/10/1997-12/13/1997)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 06/26/1830
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs without words, vol 6, Op. 67
  • Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
  • Notes: Giandomenico Studios, Collingswood, NJ (12/10/1997-12/13/1997)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 07/29/1843
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Albumblatt for Piano in E minor, Op. 117
  • Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
  • Notes: Giandomenico Studios, Collingswood, NJ (12/10/1997-12/13/1997)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 06/27/1836
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song without words, Op. 67/4 (Presto)
  • Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
  • Notes: Giandomenico Studios, Collingswood, NJ (12/10/1997-12/13/1997)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 43 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 05/05/1845
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs without words, vol 3, Op. 38
  • Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
  • Notes: Giandomenico Studios, Collingswood, NJ (12/10/1997-12/13/1997)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Songs without words, vol 5, Op. 62
  • Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
  • Notes: Giandomenico Studios, Collingswood, NJ (12/10/1997-12/13/1997)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 07/29/1843
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Liszt, Franz : Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560
  • Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
  • Notes: Giandomenico Studios, Collingswood, NJ (12/10/1997-12/13/1997)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837-1838
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Liszt, Franz : In der Ferne, transcription for piano (after Schubert D. 957/6), S. 560/6, (LW A49/6)
  • Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
  • Notes: Giandomenico Studios, Collingswood, NJ (12/10/1997-12/13/1997)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Liszt, Franz : Erlkönig (Schubert) for Piano, S 558 no 4
  • Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
  • Notes: Giandomenico Studios, Collingswood, NJ (12/10/1997-12/13/1997)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839
  • Studio/Live: Studio

>Liszt, Franz : Erlkönig (II), transcription for piano (after Schubert, D. 328d), S. 558/4 (LW A42/4)
  • Performer: Murray Perahia (Piano)
  • Notes: Giandomenico Studios, Collingswood, NJ (12/10/1997-12/13/1997)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1837-1838
  • Studio/Live: Studio