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A TO Z OF PIANISTS

A–Z of Pianists
Author: Jonathan Summers
Biographies of 300 great pianists
Booklet of 870 pages, with photographs
4 CDs of illustrative historical recordings
ISBN: 978-1-84379-073-0

Includes Vladimir Horowitz, Ferruccio Busoni, Sergei Rachmaninov, Josef Lhévinne, Ignacy Paderewski, Clara Haskil

8.558107–110

The A-Z of Pianists surveys the lives, careers and recordings of 300 pianists. Illustrious names from past and present, forgotten titans of the keyboard, unsung geniuses: all the great pianists who have made recordings are included, from Argerich to Zadora. Amazingly, the text spans three centuries, from the birth of Francis Planté in 1839 to the established artists of today; from the earliest, most primitive recording processes to contemporary, cutting-edge technology. The format is clear and simple to follow. The subjects are listed alphabetically, each one beginning with a summary of that pianist’s career and most important recordings before going on to an extended biography and critical appraisal of his or her recorded legacy. In addition, four compact discs present the author’s selection of seventy-five artists in new transfers by Ward Marston. This is a book which will appeal to enthusiast and scholar alike as a readable, informed and fascinating work of reference.



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A–Z of Pianists
Author: Jonathan Summers
Biographies of 300 great pianists
Booklet of 870 pages, with photographs
4 CDs of illustrative historical recordings

Includes Vladimir Horowitz, Ferruccio Busoni, Sergei Rachmaninov, Josef Lhévinne, Ignacy Paderewski, Clara Haskil

8.558107–10

The A-Z of Pianists surveys the lives, careers and recordings of 300 pianists. Illustrious names from past and present, forgotten titans of the keyboard, unsung geniuses: all the great pianists who have made recordings are included, from Argerich to Zadora. Amazingly, the text spans three centuries, from the birth of Francis Planté in 1839 to the established artists of today; from the earliest, most primitive recording processes to contemporary, cutting-edge technology. The format is clear and simple to follow. The subjects are listed alphabetically, each one beginning with a summary of that pianist’s career and most important recordings before going on to an extended biography and critical appraisal of his or her recorded legacy. In addition, four compact discs present the author’s selection of seventy-five artists in new transfers by Ward Marston. This is a book which will appeal to enthusiast and scholar alike as a readable, informed and fascinating work of reference.



Disc 1

Albert, Eugen d'

  Scherzo in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 16, No. 2
1.   Scherzo in F - Sharp Minor, Op. 16, No. 2 00:03:42

Liszt, Franz

  Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S141/R3b: No. 6 in A Minor
2.   Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S141/R3b: No. 6 in A Minor 00:04:24

Brahms, Johannes

  Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35 (excerpts)
3.   Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35 (excerpts) 00:07:42

Liszt, Franz

  2 Concert Etudes, S145/R6: No. 2. Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes)
4.   2 Concert Etudes, S145/R6: No. 2. Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes) 00:02:32

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  2 Morceaux, Op. 10: No. 2. Humoresque in E Minor
5.   2 Morceaux, Op. 10: No. 2. Humoresque in E Minor 00:02:22

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52
6.   Ballade No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 52 00:09:25

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Busoni, Ferruccio, arranger(s)

  Nun freut euch, liebe Christen gmein, BWV 734 (arr. Busoni for piano)
7.   Nun freut euch, liebe Christen gmein, BWV 734 (arr. Busoni for piano) 00:01:55

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23
8.   Ballade No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 23 00:07:35

Chaminade, Cecile

  Air de ballet, Op. 30
9.   Air de ballet, Op. 30 00:02:51

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  Les Saisons (The Seasons), Op. 37b: No. 10. October: Autumn Song
10.   Les Saisons (The Seasons), Op. 37b: No. 10. October: Autumn Song 00:03:21

Liszt, Franz

  3 etudes de concert, S144/R5: No. 2. Etude in F Minor, "La leggierezza"
11.   3 etudes de concert, S144/R5: No. 2. Etude in F Minor, "La leggierezza" 00:04:02

Scriabin, Alexander

  Piano Sonata No. 2 in G-Sharp Minor, Op. 19, "Sonata-Fantasy"
12.   I. Andante 00:06:53
13.   II. Presto 00:03:12

Ravel, Maurice

  Miroirs: No. 1. Noctuelles
14.   Miroirs: No. 1. Noctuelles 00:04:13

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Busoni, Ferruccio, arranger(s)

  Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 (arr. F. Busoni)
15.   Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 (arr. F. Busoni) 00:03:17

Ravel, Maurice

  Gaspard de la Nuit: III. Scarbo
16.   Gaspard de la Nuit: III. Scarbo 00:08:51


Disc 2

Liszt, Franz
Busoni, Ferruccio, arranger(s)

  Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S141/R3b: No. 3 in G-Sharp Minor, "La campanella" (arr. F. Busoni)
1.   Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S141/R3b: No. 3 in G - Sharp Minor, "La campanella" (arr. F. Busoni) 00:04:06

Gabrilovich, Ossip

  Caprice Burlesque, Op. 3
2.   Caprice Burlesque, Op. 3 00:04:28

Strauss, Richard
Gieseking, Walter, arranger(s)

  6 Lieder, Op. 17, TrV 149: No. 2. Standchen (Serenade) (arr. W. Gieseking for piano)
3.   6 Lieder, Op. 17, TrV 149: No. 2. Standchen (Serenade) (arr. W. Gieseking for piano) 00:02:38

Liszt, Franz

  19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244/R106: Rhapsody No. 6 in D-Flat Major
4.   19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244/R106: Rhapsody No. 6 in D - Flat Major 00:06:13

Debussy, Claude

  12 Etudes: No. 7. Pour les degres chromatiques
5.   12 Etudes: No. 7. Pour les degres chromatiques 00:02:12

Rozycki, Ludomir
Ginzburg, Grigory, arranger(s)

  Casanova, Op. 47: Waltz (arr. G. Ginzburg for piano)
6.   Casanova, Op. 47: Waltz (arr. G. Ginzburg for piano) 00:04:17

Schubert, Franz
Godowsky, Leopold, arranger(s)

  Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795: No. 8. Morgengruss (arr. L. Godowsky for piano)
7.   Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795: No. 8. Morgengruss (arr. L. Godowsky for piano) 00:04:30

Grainger, Percy

  4 Irish Dances, Op. 89: No. 1. A March-Jig, "Maguire's Kick" (arr. P. Grainger for piano)
8.   4 Irish Dances, Op. 89: No. 1. A March - Jig, "Maguire's Kick" (arr. P. Grainger for piano) 00:02:43

Liszt, Franz

  Wagner - Isoldes Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, S447/R280
9.   Wagner - Isoldes Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde, S447/R280 00:04:31

Rutland, Harold

  2 Sea Shanties
10.   2 Sea Shanties 00:02:53

Pescetti, Giovanni Battista

  Keyboard Sonata in C Minor
11.   Keyboard Sonata in C Minor 00:03:38

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Hess, Myra, arranger(s)

  Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (arr. M. Hess)
12.   Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (arr. M. Hess) 00:03:19

Liszt, Franz

  Annees de pelerinage, 2nd year, Italy supplement, S162/R10: Venezia e Napoli: III. Tarantella
13.   Annees de pelerinage, 2nd year, Italy supplement, S162/R10: Venezia e Napoli: III. Tarantella 00:04:41

Horowitz, Vladimir

  Variations on Themes from Carmen
14.   Variations on Themes from Carmen 00:03:40

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Kempff, Wilhelm, arranger(s)

  Flute Sonata in E-Flat Major, BWV 1031: II. Siciliano (arr. W. Kempff for piano)
15.   Flute Sonata in E - Flat Major, BWV 1031: II. Siciliano (arr. W. Kempff for piano) 00:02:51

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Berceuse in D-Flat Major, Op. 57
16.   Berceuse in D - Flat Major, Op. 57 00:04:17

Liszt, Franz

  Auber - Tarantelle di bravura d'apres la tarantelle de La muette de Portici, S386/R117
17.   Auber - Tarantelle di bravura d'apres la tarantelle de La muette de Portici, S386/R117 00:09:07

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Mazurka No. 13 in A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4
18.   Mazurka No. 13 in A Minor, Op. 17, No. 4 00:03:34

Levitzki, Mischa

  Arabesque valsante, Op. 6
19.   Arabesque valsante, Op. 6 00:03:25


Disc 3

Liszt, Franz

  Schumann - Fruhlingsnacht, S568/R256, "Uberm Garten durch die Lufte"
1.   Schumann - Fruhlingsnacht, S568/R256, "Uberm Garten durch die Lufte" 00:02:35

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Kempff, Wilhelm, arranger(s)

  Flute Sonata in E-Flat Major, BWV 1031: II. Siciliano (arr. W. Kempff for piano)
2.   Flute Sonata in E - Flat Major, BWV 1031: II. Siciliano (arr. W. Kempff for piano) 00:03:07

Chopin, Fryderyk

  24 Preludes, Op. 28: Prelude No. 16 in B-Flat Minor
3.   24 Preludes, Op. 28: Prelude No. 16 in B - Flat Minor 00:01:07

Medtner, Nicolas

  6 Skazkas (Fairy Tales), Op. 51: No. 3 in A Major
4.   6 Skazkas (Fairy Tales), Op. 51: No. 3 in A Major 00:03:26

Ravel, Maurice

  Miroirs: No. 4. Alborada del gracioso
5.   Miroirs: No. 4. Alborada del gracioso 00:05:31

Liszt, Franz

  Schubert - Soirees de Vienne, S427/R252: No. 6. Allegro con strepito
6.   Schubert - Soirees de Vienne, S427/R252: No. 6. Allegro con strepito 00:03:29

Scarlatti, Domenico

  Keyboard Sonata in D Major, K.96/L.465/P.210
7.   Keyboard Sonata in D Major, K.96/L.465/P.210 00:05:04

Liszt, Franz

  3 etudes de concert, S144/R5: No. 2. Etude in F Minor, "La leggierezza"
8.   3 etudes de concert, S144/R5: No. 2. Etude in F Minor, "La leggierezza" 00:04:05

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Ballade No. 3 in A-Flat Major, Op. 47
9.   Ballade No. 3 in A - Flat Major, Op. 47 00:06:43

Rachmaninov, Sergei

  Moments musicaux, Op. 16: No. 4 in E Minor
10.   Moments musicaux, Op. 16: No. 4 in E Minor 00:03:15

Liszt, Franz

  2 Concert Etudes, S145/R6: No. 2. Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes)
11.   2 Concert Etudes, S145/R6: No. 2. Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes) 00:03:04

Rachmaninov, Sergei

  Etude-tableaux, Op. 33: No. 6 (No. 3) in E-Flat Minor
12.   Etude - tableaux, Op. 33: No. 6 (No. 3) in E - Flat Minor 00:01:35

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Etude No. 21 in G-Flat Major, Op. 25, No. 9, "Butterfly's Wings"
13.   Etude No. 21 in G - Flat Major, Op. 25, No. 9, "Butterfly's Wings" 00:01:02

Liszt, Franz

  Chopin - 6 chants polonais, S480/R145 (Chopin, from Op. 74): No. 1. Madchens Wunsch
14.   Chopin - 6 chants polonais, S480/R145 (Chopin, from Op. 74): No. 1. Madchens Wunsch 00:04:20
  2 Legends, S175/R17: No. 2. St Francois de Paule marchant sur les flots
15.   2 Legends, S175/R17: No. 2. St Francois de Paule marchant sur les flots 00:08:15
  Schubert - 12 Lieder, S558/R243: No. 4: Erlkonig
16.   Schubert - 12 Lieder, S558/R243: No. 4: Erlkonig 00:04:38

Berlioz, Hector
Redon, Ernest, arranger(s)

  La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Devant la maison, "Serenade of Mephistopheles" (arr. E. Redon)
17.   La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Devant la maison, "Serenade of Mephistopheles" (arr. E. Redon) 00:02:24

Prokofiev, Sergey

  4 Pieces, Op. 4: No. 4. Navazhdeniye (Suggestion diabolique)
18.   4 Pieces, Op. 4: No. 4. Navazhdeniye (Suggestion diabolique) 00:02:28

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Nocturne No. 5 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 15, No. 2
19.   Nocturne No. 5 in F - Sharp Major, Op. 15, No. 2 00:03:32

Rachmaninov, Sergei

  Moments musicaux, Op. 16: No. 2 in E-Flat Minor
20.   Moments musicaux, Op. 16: No. 2 in E - Flat Minor 00:02:56

Grunfeld, Alfred

  Soiree de Vienne - Concert Paraphrase from Strauss' Waltzes from Die Fledermaus and others, Op. 56
21.   Soiree de Vienne - Concert Paraphrase from Strauss' Waltzes from Die Fledermaus and others, Op. 56 00:05:51


Disc 4

Liszt, Franz

  12 Etudes d'execution transcendante, S139/R2b: No. 10 in F Minor, "Appassionata"
1.   12 Etudes d'execution transcendante, S139/R2b: No. 10 in F Minor, "Appassionata" 00:03:45
  19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244/R106: Rhapsody No. 11 in A Minor
2.   19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244/R106: Rhapsody No. 11 in A Minor 00:05:48

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Nocturne No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2
3.   Nocturne No. 2 in E - Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2 00:04:12

Albeniz, Isaac
Severac, Deodat de, arranger(s)

  Navarra
4.   Navarra 00:04:34

Liszt, Franz

  Liebestraume, S541/R211: No. 3. Nocturne in A-Flat Major
5.   Liebestraume, S541/R211: No. 3. Nocturne in A - Flat Major 00:04:37

Saint-Saens, Camille

  Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22: I. Andante sostenuto (excerpt)
6.   Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 22: I. Andante sostenuto (excerpt) 00:03:53

Liszt, Franz

  19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244/R106: Rhapsody No. 2 in C-Sharp Minor
7.   19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244/R106: Rhapsody No. 2 in C - Sharp Minor 00:09:20

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Il'yich

  2 Morceaux, Op. 10: No. 2. Humoresque in E Minor
8.   2 Morceaux, Op. 10: No. 2. Humoresque in E Minor 00:02:30

Sauer, Emil von

  Concert Etude No. 6, "Frisson de Feuilles" (Espenlaub)
9.   Concert Etude No. 6, "Frisson de Feuilles" (Espenlaub) 00:02:28

Liszt, Franz

  Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S141/R3b: No. 2 in E-Flat Major
10.   Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S141/R3b: No. 2 in E - Flat Major 00:03:04

Chopin, Fryderyk

  Fantasy-Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 66
11.   Fantasy - Impromptu in C - Sharp Minor, Op. 66 00:04:10

Beethoven, Ludwig van

  Rondo a capriccio in G Major, Op. 129, "Rage over a lost penny"
12.   Rondo a capriccio in G Major, Op. 129, "Rage over a lost penny" 00:04:51

Stravinsky, Igor

  3 Movements from Petrushka: I. Danse Russe
13.   3 Movements from Petrushka: I. Danse Russe 00:02:39

Liszt, Franz

  2 Concert Etudes, S145/R6: No. 2. Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes)
14.   2 Concert Etudes, S145/R6: No. 2. Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes) 00:02:58
  19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244/R106: Rhapsody No. 15 in A Minor, "Rakoczy March"
15.   19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244/R106: Rhapsody No. 15 in A Minor, "Rakoczy March" 00:04:20
  Chopin - 6 chants polonais, S480/R145 (Chopin, from Op. 74): No. 1. Madchens Wunsch
16.   Chopin - 6 chants polonais, S480/R145 (Chopin, from Op. 74): No. 1. Madchens Wunsch 00:03:04

Albeniz, Isaac

  Chant d’Espagne, Op. 232: No. 5. Seguedillas
17.   Chant d’Espagne, Op. 232: No. 5. Seguedillas 00:02:41

Debussy, Claude

  Images, Book 2: No. 3. Poissons d'or (Goldfish)
18.   Images, Book 2: No. 3. Poissons d'or (Goldfish) 00:03:20

Jensen, Adolf
Zadora, Michael von, arranger(s)

  7 Songs from Spanischen Liederbuch, Op. 21: No. 1. Murmelndes Luftchen
19.   7 Songs from Spanischen Liederbuch, Op. 21: No. 1. Murmelndes Luftchen 00:03:02

Liszt, Franz

  3 etudes de concert, S144/R5: No. 2. Etude in F Minor, "La leggierezza"
20.   3 etudes de concert, S144/R5: No. 2. Etude in F Minor, "La leggierezza" 00:04:18

Total Playing Time: 05:11:21






Composer(s):
Liszt, Franz

Artist(s):
Cortot, Alfred; Moiseiwitsch, Benno; Zecchi, Carlo

Label: Naxos Educational

Series: A-Z

Genre: Concertos; Instrumental

Period: 20th Century; Baroque; Classical; Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.558107-10

Barcode: 636943810729

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Physical Release: 03/2007

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