Historic Two-Piano Wizardry - Morley & Gearhart Rediscovered

> Mountain Tune (arr. L. Gearhart) - Mountain Tune (arr. L. Gearhart)
> Limehouse Blues (arr. L. Gearhart) - Limehouse Blues (arr. L. Gearhart)
> Tirelitentaine (arr. for 2 pianos) - Tirelitentaine (arr. for 2 pianos)
> 16 Waltzes, Op. 39 (version for piano duet) - 16 Waltzes, Op. 39: No. 15 in A flat major (version for piano duet)
> Orphee aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld): Can-Can (arr. L. Gearhart) - Orphee aux enfers (Orpheus in the Underworld): Can-Can (arr. L. Gearhart)
> Tale of Tsar Saltan, Op. 57: Flight of the Bumblebee (arr. L. Gearhart) - Tale of Tsar Saltan, Op. 57: Flight of the Bumblebee (arr. L. Gearhart)
> No, No, Nanette: Tea for Two (arr. L. Gearhart) - No, No, Nanette: Tea for Two (arr. L. Gearhart)
> Waltz No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 64, No. 1, "Minute" (arr. L. Gearhart) - Waltz No. 6 in D flat major, Op. 64, No. 1, "Minute" (arr. L. Gearhart)
> Nocturnes: No. 2. Fetes (arr. L. Gearhart) - Nocturnes: No. 2. Fetes (arr. L. Gearhart)
> Nola, "A Silhoutte for the Piano" (arr. L. Gearhart) - Nola, "A Silhoutte for the Piano" (arr. L. Gearhart)
> Baby Boogie - Baby Boogie
> El amor brujo (Love, the Magician) (arr. L. Gearhart) - El amor brujo (Love, the Magician): Ritual Fire Dance (arr. L. Gearhart)
> Muzikal'naya tabakerka (A Musical Snuffbox), Op. 32 (arr. L. Gearhart) - Muzikal'naya tabakerka (A Musical Snuffbox), Op. 32 (arr. L. Gearhart)
> 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244/R106: No. 2 in C sharp minor (arr. L. Gearhart) - 19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244/R106: No. 2 in C sharp minor (arr. L. Gearhart)
> Parlez-moi d'amour (arr. L. Gearhart) - Parlez-moi d'amour (arr. L. Gearhart)
> Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Chorale: Jesu, bleibet meine Freude (Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring) (arr. L. Gearhart) - Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Chorale: Jesu, bleibet meine Freude (Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring) (arr. L. Gearhart)
> 10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 5 in G minor: Alla marcia (arr. L. Gearhart) - 10 Preludes, Op. 23: No. 5 in G minor: Alla marcia (arr. L. Gearhart)
> The Love for Three Oranges Suite, Op. 33bis: III. March (arr. L. Gearhart) - The Love for Three Oranges Suite, Op. 33bis: III. March (arr. L. Gearhart)
> Spring is Here: With a Song in My Heart (arr. L. Gearhart) - Spring is Here: With a Song in My Heart (arr. L. Gearhart)
> Hary Janos Suite: II. Becsi harangjatek (Viennese Musical Clock) (arr. L. Gearhart) - Hary Janos Suite: II. Becsi harangjatek (Viennese Musical Clock) (arr. L. Gearhart)
> Das Orgelbuchlein, BWV 599-644: In dir ist Freude (In thee is joy), BWV 615 (arr. L. Gearhart) - Das Orgelbuchlein, BWV 599-644: In dir ist Freude (In thee is joy), BWV 615 (arr. L. Gearhart)
> Stormy Weather (arr. L. Gearhart) - Stormy Weather (arr. L. Gearhart)
> Kitten on the Keys (arr. L. Gearhart) - Kitten on the Keys (arr. L. Gearhart)
> Body and Soul (arr. L. Gearhart) - Body and Soul (arr. L. Gearhart)
> Goodnight Ladies - Goodnight Ladies

Album Summary

>Traditional, English : Three Blind Mice
>Strauss, Richard : Der Rosenkavalier
>Falla, Manuel de : El amor brujo
>Kern, Jerome : Very Warm for May
>Brahms, Johannes : Waltzes (16) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 39
>Poulenc, Francis : Mouvements perpetuels (3)
>Gershwin, George : Girl Crazy
>Dominguez, Alberto : Frenesi (Cancion Tropical)
>Arensky, Anton : Suite for 2 pianos, Op. 15
>Gershwin, George : An American in Paris
>Berlin, Irving : Russian Lullaby, song
>Fauré, Gabriel : Shylock, incidental music and suite for tenor & orchestra, Op. 57
>Gershwin, George : Concerto for Piano in F major
>Duke, Vernon : April in Paris, song (for the revue Walk A Little Faster)
>Carmichael, Hoagy : Stardust
>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schonen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
>Ravel, Maurice : Pièce en forme de Habañera
>Glière, Reinhold : The Red Poppy, ballet, Op. 70
>Keeney, Wendell : Mountain Tune, miniature for orchestra
>Braham, Philip : Limehouse Blues
>Tailleferre, Germaine : Jeux de plein air (Outdoor Games), for 2 pianos (or orchestra)
>Brahms, Johannes : Waltz
>Offenbach, Jacques : La belle Hélène
>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Tale of Tsar Saltan
>Youmans, Vincent : No, No, Nanette, musical
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
>Debussy, Claude : Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra
>Arndt, Felix : Nola
>Virginia Morley/ Livingst : Baby Boogie, for 2 pianos
>Liadov, Anatole : Musical snuffbox, Op. 32
>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244
>Lenoir, Jean : Parlez-moi d'amour, song
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23
>Prokofiev, Sergei : Love for three oranges
>Rodgers, Richard : Spring is Here
>Kodaly, Zoltan [Composer] : Hary Janos, suite from the opera for orchestra
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orgelbuchlein
>Arlen, Harold : Stormy Weather
>Confrey, Zez [Composer] : Kitten on the Keys, for piano
>Green, Johnny : Body and Soul
>Alstyne, Egbert Anson Van : Goodnight, Ladies
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

From 1940 until 1954, the husband and wife two-piano duo of Virginia Morley and Livingston Gearhart performed for enthusiastic audiences from Carnegie Hall to the Hollywood Bowl. This 2-CD release of remastered historic recordings dating from 1947 to 1954, showcases the extraordinary piano artistry of Morley and Gearhart. Also included is a very informative and lavish 28 page booklet along with many rare photographs.



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Works Details

>Traditional, English : Three Blind Mice
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Form: Vocal

>Strauss, Richard : Der Rosenkavalier :: Waltzes
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1909-1910

>Falla, Manuel de : El amor brujo :: Danza del ter
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1916-1917

>Kern, Jerome : Very Warm for May
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern

>Brahms, Johannes : Waltzes (16) for Piano 4 hands, Op. 39 :: Suite (Nos. 3, 5, 4, 10, 16, 8, 7 & re-cap of 6)
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1865

>Poulenc, Francis : Mouvements perpétuels (3)
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1918

>Gershwin, George : Girl Crazy
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Dominguez, Alberto : Frenesi (Cancion Tropical)
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)

>Arensky, Anton : Suite for 2 pianos, Op. 15 :: no 2, Waltz
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1890

>Gershwin, George : An American in Paris
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1928.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1928

>Berlin, Irving : Russian Lullaby, song
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Notes: Composition written: 1927.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1927

>Gabriel Fauré (1845 - 1924) : Shylock, incidental music and suite for tenor & orchestra, Op. 57 :: Nocturne
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1889

>Gershwin, George : Concerto for Piano in F major :: Finale
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1925

>Duke, Vernon : April in Paris, song (for the revue Walk A Little Faster)
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1942

>Carmichael, Hoagy : Stardust
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1927

>Strauss II (Junior), Johann : An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 1867

>Ravel, Maurice : Pièce en forme de Habañera
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1907

>Reinhold Glière (1875 - 1956) : The Red Poppy, ballet, Op. 70 :: Sailor's Dance
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1928

>Keeney, Wendell : Mountain Tune, miniature for orchestra
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: circa 1936

>Braham, Philip : Limehouse Blues
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern

>Tailleferre, Germaine : Jeux de plein air (Outdoor Games), for 2 pianos (or orchestra) :: La Tirelitentaine
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1917

>Brahms, Johannes : Waltz
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1865

>Offenbach, Jacques : La belle Hélène :: Can-Can
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: circa 1866-1873

>Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolai : Tale of Tsar Saltan :: Flight of the Bum
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1900-1901

>Youmans, Vincent : No, No, Nanette, musical :: Tea for Two
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1928

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 6 in D flat major ("Minute"), Op. 64/1, CT. 212
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1846-1847

>Debussy, Claude : Nocturnes (3) for Orchestra
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1887-1889

>Arndt, Felix : Nola
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1915

>Virginia Morley/ Livingst : Baby Boogie, for 2 pianos
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1948

>Falla, Manuel de : El amor brujo
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914

>Liadov, Anatole : Musical snuffbox, Op. 32
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1893

>Liszt, Franz : Hungarian Rhapsodies (19) for Piano, S 244
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1847

>Lenoir, Jean : Parlez-moi d'amour, song
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Cantata no 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben" BWV 147 :: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 07/02/1723

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Preludes (10) for Piano, Op. 23
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1901

>Prokofiev, Sergei : Love for three oranges :: March
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Opera/Operetta
  • Written: 1919

>Rodgers, Richard : Spring is Here
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern

>Zoltán Kodály (Composer) (1882 - 1967) : Háry János, suite from the opera for orchestra :: The Viennese Musical Clock (Bécsi Harangjáték)
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1926-1927

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Orgelbüchlein
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1713-1715

>Arlen, Harold : Stormy Weather
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1933

>Confrey, Zez [Composer] : Kitten on the Keys, for piano
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921

>Green, Johnny : Body and Soul
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1930

>Alstyne, Egbert Anson Van : Goodnight, Ladies
  • Performer: Livingston Gearhart (Piano)
  • Period Time: Modern