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Triumph of the Piano - Keyboard Classics from Bach to Bartók

Album Summary

>Couperin, François : Pièces de clavecin, Book 2
>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Two-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 772
>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 13/L 486
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Violin and Piano in B flat major, K 454
>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467
>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight"
>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90
>Liszt, Franz : Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560
>Schumann, Robert : Album für die Jugend, Op. 68
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song without words, Op. 67/4 (Presto)
>Chopin, Frédéric : Waltz for piano no 3 in F major, Op. 34/3, CT. 209
>Chopin, Frédéric : Mazurka for piano no 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 6/2, CT. 52
>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124
>Liszt, Franz : Transcendental Etudes (6) after Paganini, S 140
>Brahms, Johannes : Intermezzi (3) for piano, Op. 117
>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1
>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3
>Debussy, Claude : Children's Corner
>Stravinsky, Igor : Movements (3) from Pétrouchka
>Bartók, Béla : Concerto for Piano no 2, Sz 95
>Joplin, Scott : Maple Leaf Rag
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers


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Works Details

>François Couperin (1668 - 1733) : Pièces de clavecin, Book 2
  • Performer: Andrewe Newman (Harpsichord)
  • Notes: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (02/16/1970-02/17/1970)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1716-1717

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Two-Part Invention no 1 in C major, BWV 772
  • Performer: Gustav Leonhardt (Harpsichord)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1720

>Scarlatti, Domenico : Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, K 13/L 486
  • Performer: Glenn Gould (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1738-1739

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Sonata for Violin and Piano in B flat major, K 454 :: Allegro
  • Performer: Jos Immerseel (Fortepiano)
  • Notes: Lutheran Church, Haarlem, The Netherlands (10/31/1996-11/04/1996)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1784

>Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus : Concerto for Piano no 21 in C major, K 467 :: Andante
  • Performer: Robert Casadesus (Piano)
  • Conductor: George Szell
  • Ensemble: Cleveland Orchestra members
  • Running Time: 7 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1785

>Beethoven, Ludwig van : Sonata for Piano no 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 27/2 "Moonlight" :: Adagio sostenuto
  • Performer: Rudolf Serkin (Piano)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 34 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1801

>Schubert, Franz : Impromptus (4) for Piano, D 899/Op. 90 :: Impromptu no 2 in E flat major
  • Performer: Nelson Freire (Piano)
  • Notes: Winterthur, Switzerland (04/16/1967-04/19/1967)
  • Running Time: 4 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: ?1827

>Liszt, Franz : Schwanengesang (Schubert), S 560
  • Performer: Arcadi Volodos (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 51 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1839

>Schumann, Robert : Album für die Jugend, Op. 68 :: The Happy Farmer
  • Performer: Philippe Entremont (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1848

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Song without words, Op. 67/4 (Presto)
  • Performer: Rudolf Serkin (Piano)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 05/05/1845

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Waltz for piano no 3 in F major, Op. 34/3, CT. 209
  • Performer: Emanuel Ax (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Trinity Church Square, London, England (05/20/1998-05/21/1998)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838

>Frédéric Chopin (1810 - 1849) : Mazurka for piano no 2 in C sharp minor, Op. 6/2, CT. 52
  • Performer: Emanuel Ax (Piano)
  • Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Trinity Church Square, London, England (09/12/1987-09/16/1987)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1830-1832

>Liszt, Franz : Concerto for Piano no 1 in E flat major, S 124 :: Allegro maestoso
  • Performer: Emanuel Ax (Piano)
  • Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
  • Ensemble: Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Notes: Watford Town Hall, Watford, Hertfordshire, England (12/20/1992-12/21/1992)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1835-1856

>Liszt, Franz : Transcendental Etudes (6) after Paganini, S 140 :: Étude in G sharp
  • Performer: André Watts (Piano)
  • Notes: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York, NY (02/26/1968-02/28/1968)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1838-1840

>Brahms, Johannes : Intermezzi (3) for piano, Op. 117 :: no 1 in B minor
  • Performer: Rudolf Serkin (Piano)
  • Notes: Guilford, Vermont (05/25/1979-05/26/1979)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Brahms, Johannes : Hungarian Dances (21) for Piano 4 hands, WoO 1 :: no 5 in F sharp minor. Allegro
  • Performers: Yaara Tal (Piano); Andreas Groethuysen (Piano)
  • Notes: Schloss Grafenegg, Grafenegg, Austria (11/15/1992-11/17/1992)
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1858-1879

>Rachmaninov, Sergei : Morceaux de fantaisies (5), Op. 3
  • Performer: Philippe Entremont (Piano)
  • Notes: New York, NY (02/23/1960-02/24/1960)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1892

>Debussy, Claude : Children's Corner :: Golliwogg's Cake-walk
  • Performer: Paul Crossley (Piano)
  • Notes: Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Snape, Suffolk, England (04/21/1992-04/25/1992)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1906-1908

>Stravinsky, Igor : Movements (3) from Pétrouchka :: Danse Russe
  • Performer: Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
  • Notes: Richardson Auditorium, Alexander Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (06/22/1990-06/27/1990)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1921

>Béla Bartók (Composer) (1881 - 1945) : Concerto for Piano no 2, Sz 95 :: Allegro
  • Performer: Yefim Bronfman (Piano)
  • Conductor: Esa-Pekka Salonen
  • Ensemble: Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Royce Hall, UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, CA (05/03/1993-05/04/1993)
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1930-1931

>Joplin, Scott : Maple Leaf Rag
  • Performer: Eugene List (Piano)
  • Notes: Eastman Theatre, Rochester, NY (08/07/1972-08/08/1972)
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1899