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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 rolls 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 are own recordings in the collection of Dr. Campbell style. The chairman of the music department at Washington State University. The performance will be on a
Steinway reproducing piano and Dr. Stout's home. Here now is. Dr. Campbell start to introduce today's legendary up to this time our programs have featured legendary pianists who are either no longer living or who have retired from the concert stage. Arthur Rubenstein who is featured on today's program is not only legendary but is still very prominent as one of our greatest performing artists. First we'll hear two Chopin compositions the Bach and the nocturne in F sharp. Oh.
Arthur Rubenstein who was born in 1906 began concertizing in Europe when he was only 12 years old when he was 13 he appeared as a soloist with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra and made his first American tour in 1006. We will hear now his performance of education from a collection of 12 piano pieces about Albania is called the Bay Area. You just heard education I'll be anus next. We will hear Arthur Rubenstein's
recording of a waltz by Debussy called Lunt. You have just heard Debussy's along for the last number on today's
program I have chosen Mr. Rubinstein's interpretation of the Brahms B minor Rhapsody Opus 79 number 1. The B minor Rhapsody Opus somebody number one by Brahms
as played by Arthur Rubenstein the featured artist on today's recital. This has been the legendary pianist a series of recycles From do our reproducing piano rolls by the great concert pianists of the early 20th century. Your host and the commentator on these programs is Dr. Campbell Stout the chairman of the music department of Washington State University the legendary pianist is produced by Omar H. Erickson by Washington State University Radio Hugh Randall speaking. This is the end. A radio network.
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The legendary pianists
Chopin, Albeniz, Debussy, Brahms
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Washington State University
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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Episode Description
Artur Rubinstein performs works by Chopin, Albeniz, Debussy and Brahms.
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: Rubinstein, Artur, 1887-1982
Producing Organization: Washington State University
AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Maryland
Identifier: 62-8-10 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:29:35
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