The Virtuoso Pianolist - Stravinsky: Les Noces; etc / Lawson

Album Summary

>Stravinsky, Igor : Les noces
>Lutoslawski, Witold : Variations on a theme of Paganini for 2 Pianos
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon
>Widor, Charles-Marie : Fifth Organ Symphony in F, Op. 42/1
>Mackerras, Charles : Pineapple Poll Suite (after Sullivan)
Performer Composers

Notes & Reviews:

The first pianola, or "player piano," was constructed by Edwin S. Votey in a workshop at his home in Detroit in the spring and summer of 1895. Within a few years, the mechanism of the pianola was also built into normal pianos, called pianola pianos. Well over one hundred composers have written or arranged music especially for the pianola over the years, including Stravinsky, Hindemith, Milhaud, Percy Grainger and Herbert Howells. Rex Lawson is the world's only professional pianola performer, known not only for his masterful playing but also for his brilliant arrangements. These are all world premiere recordings arranged by Mr. Lawson and by Stravinsky as well.



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Works Details

>Stravinsky, Igor : Les noces
  • Performer: Rex Lawson (Player Piano)
  • Notes: Djanogly Recital Hall, University of Nottingham, England (03/23/1998/03/24/1998)
  • Running Time: 23 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1919

>Lutoslawski, Witold : Variations on a theme of Paganini for 2 Pianos
  • Performer: Rex Lawson (Player Piano)
  • Notes: Djanogly Recital Hall, University of Nottingham, England (03/23/1998/03/24/1998)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1941

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini
  • Performer: Rex Lawson (Player Piano)
  • Notes: Djanogly Recital Hall, University of Nottingham, England (03/23/1998/03/24/1998)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1934

>Handel, George Frideric : Solomon :: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Performer: Rex Lawson (Player Piano)
  • Notes: Djanogly Recital Hall, University of Nottingham, England (03/23/1998/03/24/1998)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1748

>Widor, Charles-Marie : Fifth Organ Symphony in F, Op. 42/1 :: Toccata (excerpt)
  • Performer: Rex Lawson (Player Piano)
  • Notes: Djanogly Recital Hall, University of Nottingham, England (03/23/1998/03/24/1998)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1880

>Mackerras, Charles : Pineapple Poll Suite (after Sullivan) :: Overture
  • Performer: Rex Lawson (Player Piano)
  • Notes: Djanogly Recital Hall, University of Nottingham, England (03/23/1998/03/24/1998)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Mackerras, Charles : Pineapple Poll Suite (after Sullivan) :: Belaye's Solo
  • Performer: Rex Lawson (Player Piano)
  • Notes: Djanogly Recital Hall, University of Nottingham, England (03/23/1998/03/24/1998)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Mackerras, Charles : Pineapple Poll Suite (after Sullivan) :: Reconciliation
  • Performer: Rex Lawson (Player Piano)
  • Notes: Djanogly Recital Hall, University of Nottingham, England (03/23/1998/03/24/1998)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Mackerras, Charles : Pineapple Poll Suite (after Sullivan) :: Finale
  • Performer: Rex Lawson (Player Piano)
  • Notes: Djanogly Recital Hall, University of Nottingham, England (03/23/1998/03/24/1998)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern