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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 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 in the collection of Dr. Campbell Starr the chairman of the music department at Washington State University. The performance will be on a
Steinway reproducing piano in Dr. Stout's home. Here now is Dr. Campbell start to introduce today's And legendary. Robert Todd who was born in Paris in 1885 enjoyed a fine reputation primarily in Europe for his performances of French compositions. His program today opens with the last section of the suite for piano by Best Song dandy called Poem of the mountains. For this section of the composition the composer is given the following explanatory titles. Beaches and pines the well-beloved calm gust of wind too and love. Robert plays for us next the impromptu Opus 31 number to
Gabriele for E. You have just heard impromptu and if by far a Robert Moore Tom was wounded
early in World War One and while on sick leave came to the United States in November of 1916 he made his American debut. And while he was in this country recorded for the do or the last number on today's program the Cesar Franck prelude coralline fugue. That was Frank's pride as played by Robert Lord.
The featured artist on today's program. This has been the legendary Pianists series recycles From do art reproducing piano rolls by the great concert pianists of the early 20th century girl host and a 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 H. Erickson for Washington State University Radio here Randall speaking this is the end. A radio network.
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The legendary pianists
D'Indy, Faure, Franck
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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 Robert Lortal playing works by D'Indy, Faure and Franck.
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: Lortal, Robert
Producing Organization: Washington State University
AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Maryland
Identifier: 62-8-12 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:29:38
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