Toccata Classics
Disc No: TOCC 0044
Price: Sek. 81
Name: Goldenweiser Piano Works
 


Alexander Goldenweiser (1875–1961) is remembered as a major pianist, one of the founders of the Russian school of playing, and a friend of Rachmaninov, Scriabin and Tolstoy. He was also a prolific composer but rarely played his own works in public. His Contrapuntal Sketches, written in the early 1930s, are probably the first Russian cycle of polyphonic pieces encompassing all the major and minor keys; they fuse Goldenweiser’s compositional and pianistic virtuosity with an empathy for Russian folksong.
(first recordings)
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ComposerOpusMusicKey Performer
Goldenweiser, Alexander (1875-1961) Op. 12 Contrapuntal Sketches   Jonathan Powell, piano
Goldenweiser, Alexander Op. 37 Sonata-Fantasia  
Goldenweiser, Alexander Op. 39 Skazka  

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