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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 at 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 as selected from more than a thousand of these roll recordings and the collection of Dr. Campbell Stahl The chairman of the music department at Washington State University. The performance will be on
a Steinway duo are reproducing piano and Dr styles home here. How is Dr. Campbell start to introduce today's legendary pianist. An earlier program in this series presented Harold Bauer performing the same song as G minor concerto. Today we hear him in an all Chopin recital opening with the C minor Polonaise Opus 40 number two. This was recorded by Mr bower for the duo are about one thousand twenty eight. You have just heard the Polonaise in C minor. One of the best known of all Chopin
compositions is the nocturne in F sharp major indicative of its popularity is the fact that this work was recorded for the door by four different performers earn a shelling deal my Novis Arthur Rubenstein and Harold Barr. We will now hear Mr. Barry's interpretation which he recorded about one thousand twenty. You had just heard the nocturne in F sharp Opus 59 number two. Next we
hear a performance of the fantasy in F minor Opus 49. I personally feel that this is one of Chopin's greatest compositions and one of the most enjoyable of the Herald bar interpretations on the door. I am I
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am. You have just heard the fantasy in F minor. The last number on our all show Penn
program is Mr. Barry's interpretation of the waltz in a flat Opus 42. This is another example of a composition which was so popular that the company put out several recordings by different performers. My library of rolls includes the work performed by both Potter esky and Joseph Hoffman. In addition to the bow recording which we will now hear. I am I am I am
I am. I am. I am. I am. I am.
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I am. That was Chopins waltz in A-flat Opus 42 as played by Harold Bauer the featured artist on today's program.
This has been the legendary Pianists series of recitals from reproducing piano rolls by the great concert pianists of the early 20th century. Your host and commentator on these programs is Dr. Campbell Stout the chairman of the music department of Washington State University the legendary pianists is produced by Omar Erickson for Washington State University Radio. Here Randall speaking. This is the. And the a ii-V Radio Network.
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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
Harold Bauer in an all Chopin recital.
Series Description
Music by great early-twentieth century concert pianists who produced Duo-Art piano roll recordings before advent of electronic recording.
Broadcast Date
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Host: Stout, Kemble, 1916-
Performer: Bauer, Harold, 1873-1951
Producing Organization: Washington State University
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 62-8-8 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:29:33
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