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The following tape recorded program is made available to this station by the National Association of educational broadcasters. The legendary pianists 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 old 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 Starr
the chairman of the music department at Washington State University. The performance will be on a Steinway duo are reproducing piano and Dr. Stout's home. Here now is. Dr. Campbell start introduced today's legendary piano. Today's program will feature hereabout are in a performance of the Chopin Sonata in B minor Opus 58. This is one of the early recordings Mr. Bauer made for the door during World War One. The first movement is an Allegro my stills on the second the skirts all indicated Moldova Bochy the third is a Largo and the fourth movement crystal of Montanti.
You have just heard the B minor Sonata of Chopin. Carol Bauer concludes today's program with the performance of the Chopin waltz in D-flat commonly called the Minute Waltz. This composition is sometimes referred to as the Waltz of the little dog or just plain dog waltz as the story goes George Sand had a little dog which was in the habit of turning round and round trying to catch its tail. One evening when it was thus engaged she said to Chopin if I had your talent I would compose a pianoforte piece for this dog Chopin at once sat down at the piano and improvised this waltz.
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The legendary pianists
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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 Harold Bauer performing works by Chopin.
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: Bauer, Harold, 1873-1951
Producing Organization: Washington State University
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 62-8-16 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:29:07
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Chicago: “The legendary pianists; Chopin,” 1962-04-09, University of Maryland, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed February 4, 2023,
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