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Godowsky: Piano Music / Rian de Waal

Album Summary

>Godowsky, Leopold : Passacaglia on the Opening of Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony, variations (44) for piano
>Godowsky, Leopold : Schubert Songs (12), freely transcribed for piano
>Godowsky, Leopold : Aufforderung zum Tanz (Invitation to the Dance), contrapuntal arrangement for piano (after Weber's O
>Godowsky, Leopold : Rosamunde, for solo piano (transcription from Schubert's ballet)
>Godowsky, Leopold : Moment Musical, Op. 94/3, transcribed for piano (after Schubert)
>Godowsky, Leopold : Symphonic metamorphosis of themes from Johann Strauss's "Kunstlerleben"
>Godowsky, Leopold : Triakontameron
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Notes & Reviews:

"A musical as well as a technical revelation De Waal's virtuosity is awe-inspiring, and he's complemented throughout by a beautifully natural and wide-ranging recording." -Gramophone

'A musical as well as a technical revelation ... De Waal's virtuosity is awe-inspiring, and he's complemented throughout by a beautifully natural and wide-ranging recording' (Gramophone)

'Thunderously exciting pianism' (CDReview)

'This disc is amazing ... wild stuff, to which Rian de Waal does ample justice' (BBC Music Magazine)

'Pure delight! And one of this year's outstanding recordings' (Fanfare, USA)

'de Waal offers a dumbfounding version of the Kunstlerleben' symphonic metamorphosis', with its virtiginously virtuosic rethinking of the Strauss waltz, as well as several Schubert transcriptions and the equally astonishing 'contrapuntal arrangement' of Weber's Invitation to dance. All of these are thrown off with a fine sense of style - the wit and exactitude of de Waal's phrasing in Kunstlerleben have to be heard to be believed' (International Piano)

'Outstanding performances of transcendentally virtuoso music by a renowned virtuoso recorded superbly and presented immaculately' (MusicWeb International)



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>Godowsky, Leopold : Passacaglia on the Opening of Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony, variations (44) for piano
  • Performer: Rian Waal (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Church, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (05/21/1991-05/23/1991)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1927

>Godowsky, Leopold : Schubert Songs (12), freely transcribed for piano :: Das Wandern
  • Performer: Rian Waal (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Church, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (05/21/1991-05/23/1991)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1927

>Godowsky, Leopold : Schubert Songs (12), freely transcribed for piano :: Gute Nacht
  • Performer: Rian Waal (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Church, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (05/21/1991-05/23/1991)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1927

>Godowsky, Leopold : Schubert Songs (12), freely transcribed for piano :: Ungeduld
  • Performer: Rian Waal (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Church, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (05/21/1991-05/23/1991)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 50 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: circa 1927

>Godowsky, Leopold : Aufforderung zum Tanz (Invitation to the Dance), contrapuntal arrangement for piano (after Weber's O
  • Performer: Rian Waal (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Church, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (05/21/1991-05/23/1991)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 8 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: by 1897

>Godowsky, Leopold : Rosamunde, for solo piano (transcription from Schubert's ballet)
  • Performer: Rian Waal (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Church, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (05/21/1991-05/23/1991)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic

>Godowsky, Leopold : Moment Musical, Op. 94/3, transcribed for piano (after Schubert)
  • Performer: Rian Waal (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Church, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (05/21/1991-05/23/1991)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1922

>Godowsky, Leopold : Symphonic metamorphosis of themes from Johann Strauss's "Kunstlerleben"
  • Performer: Rian Waal (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Church, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (05/21/1991-05/23/1991)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 53 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz

>Godowsky, Leopold : Triakontameron
  • Performer: Rian Waal (Piano)
  • Notes: Doopsgezinde Church, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (05/21/1991-05/23/1991)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Waltz
  • Written: 08/08/1919