Sunday, August 8, 2010

8/8 Art of the Piano

Here's a full-length film on one Youtube video, "The Art Of Piano: Great Pianists Of The 20th Century",(107 min). I actually saw this on a DVD borrowed from the NYPL. It's excellent and includes an opening patch-work rendition of the Appassionata Sonata by Solomon, Arrau, Hess, Richter, and Rubinstein.  The DVD has some additional bonus features as well.  Annie Fischer performs a galloping Chopin waltz at the end as an easter egg.

Scene Index

1. Introduction - Liszt: Prelude to the Transcendental Etudes/Beethoven: Sonata No 23 in F Minor Op 57 [3:23]
2. Ignaz Jan Paderewski - Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No 2 in C Sharp Minor [4:11]
3. Josef Hofmann [2:24]
4. Josef Hofmann - Rachmaninoff: Prelude No 2 in C Sharp Minor Op 3 [3:21]
5. Sergei Rachmaninoff - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No 3 in D Minor Op 30 [2:23]
6. Benno Moiseiwitsch - Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No 2 in C Minor Op 18 [2:38]
7. Benno Moiseiwitsch - Rachmaninoff: Prelude No 10 in B Minor Op 32 [3:19]
8. Vladimir Horowitz - Chopin: Etude No 10 in B Minor Op 25 [3:07]
9. Vladimir Horowitz - Scriabin: Etude No 12 in D Sharp Minor Op 8 [3:46]
10. Vladimir Horowitz - Bizet, arr. Horowitz: Variations on a Theme From "Carmen" [4:28]
11. György Cziffra [2:09]
12. György Cziffra - Liszt: Grand Galop Chromatique [2:34]
13. Myra Hess - Mozart: Piano Concerto No 17 in G [1:42]
14. Myra Hess - Beethoven: Sonata No 23 in F Minor Op 57 [2:27]
15. Artur Rubinstein - Chopin: Polonaise in A Flat Op 5/Etude No 5 in E Minor Op 25 [4:32]
16. Artur Rubinstein - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 4 in G Op 58 [5:05]
17. Francis Planté - Chopin: Etude No 7 in C Op 10 [:56]
18. Alfred Cortot - Chopin: Waltz No 1 in A Flat Op 69 [3:35]
19. Alfred Cortot - Schumann: "Der Dichter Spricht" From "Kinderszenen" Op 15 [2:35]
20. Wilhelm Backhaus - Chopin: Etude No 9 in G Flat Op 25/Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 4 in G Op 58 [4:00]
21. Wilhelm Backhaus - Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 4 in G Op 58 [3:42]
22. Edwin Fischer - Bach: Prelude No 2 in C Minor/Prelude No 1 in C Major/Clavier Concerto/Beethoven: Piano Concerto No 4 in G Major [4:18]
23. Emil Gilels - Rachmaninoff: Prelude No 5 in G Minor Op 23 [2:44]
24. Emil Gilels - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1 in B Flat Minor Op 23 [1:59]
25. Sviatoslav Richter - Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No 1 in B Flat Minor Op 23 [2:44]
26. Sviatoslav Richter - Chopin: Etude No 12 in C Minor Op 10 [2:10]
27. Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli [1:42]
28. Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli - Scarlatti: Sonata in B Minor [2:33]
29. Glenn Gould - Bach: Partita No 2 in C Minor [2:06]
30. Glenn Gould - Ravel, arr. Gould: "La Valse" [1:44]
31. Glenn Gould - Bach: Piano Concerto No 1 in D Minor [2:59]
32. Claudio Arrau [2:51]
33. Claudio Arrau - Brahms: Piano Concerto No 2 in B Flat Op 83 [2:50]
34. Claudio Arrau - Beethoven: Sonata in C Minor Op 111 [7:32]
35. Annie Fischer - Chopin: Waltz No 1 in D Flat Major Op 64 [1:53]


Next Weekend: Eroica film festival

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