Naxos Historical recordings
Disc No: 8.110690 Ignaz Friedman was born, as was Josef Hofmann, in Podgorze, a suburb of Krakow, Poland, in 1882. His father was a musician who played in a local theatre orchestra and after piano lessons with a local teacher Flora Grzywinska, Friedman left Krakow in 1900 to study composition at the Leipzig Conservatory with Hugo Riemann. It was not until 1901, when he was already nineteen, that he decided to go to Vienna for lessons with Theodore Leschetizky. As with Moiseiwitsch, Leschetizky was not enthusiastic when the young Friedman presented himself, but after three years of study (also becoming Leschetizky’s teaching assistant), Friedman was ready to make his Vienna début in November 1904 at which he played the D minor Concerto of Brahms, Tchaikovsky’s First Concerto and the E flat Concerto of Liszt. This début launched a touring career that began in 1905, and for the next forty years Friedman seemed to be perpetually on tour; he visited the United States twelve times, South America seven times, and Europe every year, as well as Iceland, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa, Palestine, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Although he did not often perform chamber music in public he collaborated with the greatest instrumentalists of the day, Casals, Huberman, Feuermann, Morini, Elman, Auer and Ysaÿe, and performed under the batons of Dorati, Gabrilowitsch, Mengelberg and Nikisch.
Price: Sek. 55
Name: Great Pianists
Friedman

Order

ComposerOpusMusicKey Performer
Gluck, Christoph Willibald   Gavotte   Ignaz Friedman, piano
Gluck, Christoph Willibald   Menuet (Judgement of Paris)  
Schubert, Franz   Hark, hark, the lark  
Schubert, Franz   Alt Wien  
Chopin, Frederic   Polonaise B flat major
Chopin, Frederic Op.7 No.3 Mazurka F minor
Chopin, Frederic Op.7 No.1 Mazurka B flat major
Chopin, Frederic Op.7 No.2 Mazurka A minor
Chopin, Frederic Op.33 No.2 Mazurka D major
Chopin, Frederic Op.33 No.4 Mazurka B minor
Chopin, Frederic Op.24 No.4 Mazurka B flat major
Chopin, Frederic Op.41 No.1 Mazurka C sharp minor
Chopin, Frederic Op.41 No.1 Mazurka C sharp minor
Chopin, Frederic Op.50 No.2 Mazurka A flat major
Chopin, Frederic Op.63 No.3 Mazurka C sharp minor
Chopin, Frederic Op.67 No.3 Mazurka C major
Chopin, Frederic Op.67 No.4 Mazurka A minor
Chopin, Frederic Op.68 No.2 Mazurka A minor
Chopin, Frederic   Friedman speaks on Chopin  

Naxos Index


Toccata Jan 2003
Webmaster