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The legendary pianists. BNA E.B. radio network brings you another in a series of recitals by keyboard giants of the early 20th century. These performances are selected from more than 1000 Recordings. I'm doing art reproducing piano rolls collected by Dr. Campbell stuff the chairman of the music department at Washington State University. The duo art was a highly sophisticated refinement of the player piano. Developed to preserve actual performances of concert artist. In the days before our electronic record. Now here is Campbell stout. To introduce today's legendary pianist Alexander's the lucky todays legendary pianist was born in Russia in 1863 and died in 1045 after having spent his last 23 years in New York in Moscow he was a pupil of Nicholas Rubenstein and Tchaikovsky graduating as gold medal
winner in 1901 from 1893 to 86 he was a pupil of Franz Liszt. For the next three years he taught at the Moscow Conservatory and then concertizing extensively for the next 10 years. In addition to being a highly respected teacher and performing artist he was also I recognize conductor during one thousand one and two and at various times later on he was the conductor of the Moscow Philharmonic for a good many years starting in 1003. He conducted his own orchestra in St. Petersburg. He escaped to England in 1900 and for the next few years before coming to the United States performed there and in Germany from one thousand twenty four to one thousand forty two he taught at the Juilliard in New York City. Today's Alexander is a lot to recital opens with the Bach choral prelate in minor as transcribed for piano by subtle. That was a chorale printed in E minor by Bach for an instrumental prelude to his twenty
ninth can Tata Bach made an arrangement of one of his earlier works. The first movement of the suite in the major My first solo violin. We will now hear Alexander Z Lottie's performance of his piano transcription of this well-known work. You have heard a piano transcription of the prelude to the can topple onto the yoga. Do we give
thanks. Next we hears the Lottie's performance of benediction of God in solitude by list. That was a benediction to God in solitude by Liszt during recent
months we have presented to other interpretations of the next composition. The list hunger in Rhapsody number 12. Before we listen to silat his version I believe it would be interesting to listen to the first few measures played by each of the other two artists Joseph Hoffman and Percy Granger. You will notice not only differences in tempo dynamics and rhythm but also what appear to be differences in tone quality. Or perhaps I should say sonority caused by contrasts in pedal technique. First is Joseph Hofmann. Now Percy Granger.
Now for the concluding work on today's recital we will hear the complete list Hungarian Rhapsody as
performed by today's artist Alexander. I am.
I am. I am. I am. Our Alexander's recital closed with the list Hungarian Rhapsody number 12.
This has been the legendary pianists. 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 to legendary pianist is produced by Washington State University Radio and distributed by the Radio Network.
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The legendary pianists II
Bach and Liszt
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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 Alexander Siloti playing works by Bach 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: Siloti, Alexander, 1863-1945
Producing Organization: Washington State University
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University of Maryland
Identifier: 63-39-4 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:29:27
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