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The. Legendary AP and. 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 walls 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 is 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 dual art reproducing piano and doctors. Here now as Dr. Kemel start to introduce today's legendary parents. Are really old. Gianni was born in Italy in 1895 and began his musical
studies at the age of six when he was eight. He was accepted as a pupil of botty and at the age of 13 in the centre to Gilia Academy in Rome from which he was graduated at 15 with highest honors. From there he went to Berlin where he studied under Hooper Dink and Moosonee at the age of 17. He gave his first concerts in Berlin and London following them with recitals and orchestral engagements and most of the larger European cities. He then came to America became a naturalized citizen and made his home in this country for the rest of his life. He talked for some time at the Institute of Musical Art in New York the New York College of Music and the Springfield conservatory in Massachusetts and in 1938. Lost his life in that state in a drowning accident. Today's program begins with his performance of the list transcription of Schubert song Hark hark. The lark.
You have just heard the list transcription of Schubert's Hark hark. The lark journey plays for us next. The list transcription of another Schubert song. Feelings Glauber.
You have just heard feelings Glauber by Schubert as transcribed for piano by Franz Liszt. Next we will hear or ilio Johnny's interpretation of another Schubert composition. This time one that was written originally for piano the impromptu Opus night number three.
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You have just heard Shubert's impromptu Opus Night Number three we will hear next one of the 12 characteristic concert studies written by himself. This one is entitled think perchance of me.
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You have just heard Takada by the Italian composers Gummo botty the concluding work on today's recital by Journey is this dictated by Rubenstein.
That was the staccato etude by Anton Rubinstein as played by Arsenio is you the featured artist on today's program. Next week's recital will feature Harold Bower and the B Minor Salma oboes 58 by Frederick Chopin. We invite you to be with us then. This has been the legendary pianists series of recitals from Dalhart reproducing piano rolls by the great concert pianist of the early 20th century. Your host and commentator on these programs as Dr. Campbell stopped the chairman of the music department of Washington State University the legendary
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The legendary pianists
Schubert, Henselt, Sgambatti
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Washington State University
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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Episode Description
This program presents Aurelio Giorni performing works by Schubert, Henselt, Sgambatti and Rubinstein.
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: Giorni, Aurelio, 1895-1938
Producing Organization: Washington State University
AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Maryland
Identifier: 62-8-15 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:29:08
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