The legendary pianists II; Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt
The legendary. Radio Network brings you another in a series of recitals by early 20th century. These performances are selected from more than 1000 Recordings. Reproducing piano rolls collected by Dr. Campbell stuff the chairman of the music department at Washington State University. Was a highly sophisticated refinement of the player piano developed to preserve actual performances of Concert Artists. In the days before electronic records. Now here is Campbell stout. To introduce today's legendary pianist. Will him back oust today's artist is not only one of our legendary pianists but one who is still very active in the concert and recording fields. He was born in Leipzig in 1904 and even before he won the Rubenstein prize in one thousand five was internationally
celebrated as an outstanding virtuoso. He made several appearances in this country for a period of 14 years following his first American tour in one thousand twelve. However in one thousand twenty six he decided in his words to give America a rest. This was a time when there was still some anti German sentiment in 1030 when he left his native country and is now a Swiss citizen in 1054 he was persuaded to resume activity in this country and presented for his first recital in Carnegie Hall a program of five Beethoven sonatas. The hall was jam packed with the highly enthusiastic audience and the critics were lavish with their praise. Shortly after this triumphal return he recorded all 32 of the Beethoven sonatas. Now in his 70th year he is still actively concertizing and receiving rave notices wherever he goes. As one of the very few among Beethoven's thirty two pianists an artist to which the composer himself gave a distinctive title the path to take Sonata ranks second only to the so-called moonlight as a general favorite. It was composed in 1798 when Beethoven was 28
years old and it marked an important advance in his career as a composer for it was one of the earliest of the works in which he showed himself an originator and not an imitator of the music of his predecessors. We will now hear the first movement of this work as recorded for the douar by Wilhelm Backhaus. I am.
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I am. You have just heard the first movement of the Opus 13 Sonata by Beethoven. Our recital
continues with the second movement of the Chopin concerto in the minor as transcribed for Soon a piano by today's artist Vilhelm Bach house. I am.
You have just heard romance from the minor concerto by Chopin as arranged and
performed by Vilhelm Bach ousts. Next we will hear him play the Christ or lead us lead as transcribed for piano by Rachmaninoff. I am I am.
I am. I am. I am. I am. I am I am. You have just heard the rock man off transcription of sleep by Fritz Kreisler.
Today's Bill humbucker house recital closes with a list concert etude number two. You have been listening to the concert etude number two by Franz Liszt.
It was played by Bill helm Bach house the featured artist on today's program. This has been the legendary pianists. It's a series of recitals From do a large reproducing piano rolls by the keyboard giants of the early 20th century. Your host and commentator on these programs is Dr. Campbell Stout the chairman of the music department at Washington State University. Speaking. The legendary pianist is produced by Washington State University Radio and distributed by the N.A. Radio Network. This is the end E.B. Radio Network.
- The legendary pianists II
- Beethoven, Chopin and Liszt
- Producing Organization
- Washington State University
- Contributing Organization
- University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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- Episode Description
- This program presents Wilhelm Backhaus playing works by Beethoven, Chopin, Kreisler-Rachmaninoff and Liszt.
- Series Description
- Music by great early-twentieth century concert pianists who produced Duo-Art piano roll recordings before advent of electronic recording.
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Announcer: Rundell, Hugh
Host: Stout, Kemble, 1916-
Performer: Backhaus, Wilhelm, 1884-1969
Producing Organization: Washington State University
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 63-39-5 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
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