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STRAUSS II, J.: Paraphrases and Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 1 (1930-1954)

    

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STRAUSS II, J.: Paraphrases and Piano Transcriptions, Vol. 1 (1930-1954)

The undisputed master of Viennese dance forms, “those irresistible waltzes that first catch the ear, and then curl round the heart, until suddenly they invade the legs”, Johann Strauss II became the most popular musician of his generation. His publishers printed countless copies of his sheet music, making it possible for anyone who had access to a piano to play his compositions at social gatherings or simply for enjoyment at home. Concert pianists in the late nineteenth century and throughout the twentieth century added to Strauss’s popularity by creating paraphrases and transcriptions of many of his works. The examples gathered together on this disc include solo piano performances, as well as duo-piano transcriptions and one recording on four pianos.  A number of these historic recordings appear for the first time on compact disc.


Strauss II, Johann
Dohnanyi, Erno, arranger(s)

  Der Zigeunerbaron: Schatz-Walzer (Treasure Waltz), Op. 418 (arr. E. Dohnanyi for piano)
1.   Der Zigeunerbaron: Schatz - Walzer (Treasure Waltz), Op. 418 (arr. E. Dohnanyi for piano) 00:04:29

Strauss II, Johann

  Annen-Polka, Op. 117 (arr. M. Rawicz and W. Landauer for piano duet)
2.   Annen - Polka, Op. 117 (arr. M. Rawicz and W. Landauer for piano duet) 00:03:15

Schulz-Evler, Adolf

  Concert Arabesques on Themes of J. Strauss II's Waltz On the Beautiful Blue Danube
3.   Concert Arabesques on Themes of J. Strauss II's Waltz On the Beautiful Blue Danube 00:07:27

Grunfeld, Alfred

  Soiree de Vienne - Concert Paraphrase from Strauss' Waltzes from Die Fledermaus and others, Op. 56
4.   Soiree de Vienne - Concert Paraphrase from Strauss' Waltzes from Die Fledermaus and others, Op. 56 00:05:35

Strauss II, Johann
Tausig, Carl, arranger(s)

  Valse Caprice No. 2 d'apres J. Strauss II (Man lebt nur einmal, Op. 167)
5.   Valse Caprice No. 2 d'apres J. Strauss II (Man lebt nur einmal, Op. 167) 00:06:03

Chasins, Abram

  Concert Paraphrase on J. Strauss's Artists' Life
6.   Concert Paraphrase on J. Strauss's Artists' Life 00:07:11

Schulhof, Otto

  3 Polkas after Strauss, Op. 9: No. 2. Pizzicato Polka
7.   3 Polkas after Strauss, Op. 9: No. 2. Pizzicato Polka 00:03:25

Templeton, Alec

  Improvisation on J. Strauss's Tales from the Vienna Woods (Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325)
8.   Improvisation on J. Strauss's Tales from the Vienna Woods (Geschichten aus dem Wienerwald, Op. 325) 00:05:47

Strauss II, Johann
Pennario, Leonard, arranger(s)

  Kaiser-Walzer, Op. 437 (arr. L. Pennario for piano)
9.   Kaiser - Walzer, Op. 437 (arr. L. Pennario for piano) 00:07:32

Schutt, Eduard

  Concert Paraphrase on J. Strauss's Die Fledermaus Waltzes
10.   Concert Paraphrase on J. Strauss's Die Fledermaus Waltzes 00:04:42

Strauss II, Johann
Niedzielski, Stanislas, arranger(s)

  Tausend und eine Nacht (Thousand and One Nights), Op. 346 (arr. S. Niedzielski)
11.   Tausend und eine Nacht (Thousand and One Nights), Op. 346 (arr. S. Niedzielski) 00:04:14

Bass, Roderich

  Voices of Spring Concert Paraphrase (Fruhlingsstimmen, Walzer, Op. 410)
12.   Voices of Spring Concert Paraphrase (Fruhlingsstimmen, Walzer, Op. 410) 00:05:49

Bomhard, Moritz von

  Die Fledermaus Waltzes, Op. 56
13.   Die Fledermaus Waltzes, Op. 56 00:06:13

Lowe, Jack / Whittemore, Arthur

  Waltz-Fantasy on Themes of Johann Strauss II
14.   Waltz - Fantasy on Themes of Johann Strauss II 00:06:50

Total Playing Time: 01:18:32






Composer(s):
Bass, Roderich; Bomhard, Moritz von; Chasins, Abram; Grunfeld, Alfred; Lowe, Jack; Schulhof, Otto; Schulz-Evler, Adolf; Schutt, Eduard; Strauss II, Johann; Templeton, Alec; Whittemore, Arthur

Arranger(s):
Dohnanyi, Erno; Niedzielski, Stanislas; Pennario, Leonard; Tausig, Carl

Ensemble(s):
Philharmonic Piano Quartet

Artist(s):
Appleton, Vera; Badura-Skoda, Paul; Dohnanyi, Erno; Dorfmann, Ania; Field, Michael; Flier, Jakov; Goodman, Isador; Landauer, Walter; Lowe, Jack; Niedzielski, Stanislas; Pennario, Leonard; Rawicz, Maryan; Rehberg, Walter; Templeton, Alec; Whittemore, Arthur; Wolff, Adolf

Label: Naxos Historical

Genre: Chamber Music; Instrumental

Period: 20th Century; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111226

Barcode: 747313322626

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Physical Release: 05/2007

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