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The following tape recorded program is made available to this station by the National Association of educational broadcasters. The legendary piano in. Washington State University brings you another in a series of recitals by the keyboard giants of the early 20th century. The masters of piano art who made most of their recordings before the era of modern electronics. These legendary concert artists made their records on thick rolls of perforated paper similar to the player piano rolls but designed for a much more complex instrument called the reproducing piano recital we will hear today as selected from more than a thousand of these roll recordings in the collection of Dr. Campbell stock. The chairman of the music department at Washington State University. The performance will be on
a Steinway reproducing piano in Dr. Stout's home. Here now is Dr. Campbell start to introduce today's legendary pianist. Leopold good offer was born in Russian Poland in 1070 when only three years old he began to show signs of rare musical aptitude. And at 9:00 he made a highly successful public appearance as a pianist. After a period of study in Berlin he made his first American tour at the age of 14 and two years later went to Paris to study with SAS laws. After successful tours of France in England he returned to the United States in 1890. For me 294 to 900 he was the director of the piano department of the Chicago conservatory after which time he returned to Europe for a period of years. In 1014 he again made his home in this country became a naturalized American citizen and except for periodic concert tours in Europe and Canada made New York his home until his death in 1038.
Today's program opened with good of ski's performance of the Rubenstein serenade. You have just heard Serenade by Ruben Stan. Next we will hear Goodell ski's
interpretation of two short compositions by himself and pursues. Oh.
You have just heard gondola and verses by himself could ask his home became a
meeting place for most of the significant artists of the day. Among his close friends were such musicians as Rock Mountain off Stravinsky Gershwin Hoffman Pachmann Levine Rubenstein Casals Chrysler Aleman and Heifetz. It appears that anyone who entered good Oscar's home became a disciple. Today's program continues with his performance of the human tremor. You have just heard tram ride by Robert Schumann. Next we will hear Goodell ski's
recording of three equal says by Chopin. You have just heard three equal says by Chopin. Next is the same composers well-known
Nocturne in the flat major. You have just heard Nocturne in the flat by Chopin. Today's programme concludes with a show
penned Ballade in G minor Opus 23. That was Chopin's Ballade in G minor Opus 23 as
played by lay a pole to go off ski. The featured artist on today's program. This has been of the legendary Pianists series of recycles from douar to reproducing piano rolls by the great concert pianists of the early 20th century. Your host and commentator on these programs as Dr. Campbell Stout the chairman of the music department of Washington State University. The legendary pianist is produced by Elmer H. Erickson for Washington State University Radio Hill Randall speaking this is the end. A TV Radio Network.
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The legendary pianists
Rubinstein, Chopin, Henselt
Producing Organization
Washington State University
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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Episode Description
This program presents Leopold Godowski performing works by Rubinstein, Chopin, Henselt and Schumann.
Series Description
Music by great early-twentieth century concert pianists who produced Duo-Art piano roll recordings before advent of electronic recording.
Broadcast Date
Media type
Host: Stout, Kemble, 1916-
Performer: Godowsky, Leopold, 1870-1938
Producing Organization: Washington State University
AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Maryland
Identifier: 62-8-13 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:29:50
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