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The legendary P.A.. The 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 reproducing piano rolls collected by Dr Campbell stone. 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 artists in the days before I like chronic record. Now here is Campbell stout. To introduce today's legendary pianist in 1016 the Spanish composer Goodnight OHS came to this country to see his opera go you ask us which was receiving his world premiere at the Metropolitan Opera House. On his return voyage he lost his life when the steamship Sussex was torpedoed by a German submarine in the
English Channel on March 24th 916. Fortunately while he was over here he recorded for the do art reproducing piano several of his compositions only a few days before he sailed from New York Granados went to the Aeolian recording studio to say farewell drawing from his pocket a scrap of paper on which he had jotted down a musical phrase or two. He sat down before the piano and improvised the number that you will hear first on today's program. When he had finished playing it while his listeners were still held silent by the weird but compelling beauty of what they had heard saying you're going Otto said. That is Spain that is my home. That is my very self. We will now hear this performance of reverie improvisation. I am.
You have heard revery improvisation by Granada us. Next on the program is his
interpretation of two more of his original compositions. The Spanish Dances numbers 1 and 7. I am. I am.
You have been listening to two of the Granados Spanish Dances has performed by the composer. The
program will close with his interpretation of two excerpts from his opera Gorey esque us the operas so named because it has for its characters types from the breast of the famous Spanish painter going to the first one made in the nightingale is from the beginning of the third act or Tablo as the composer called it. The curtain rises on the beautiful garden of a palace in Madrid. It is night but brilliant moonlight streams through luxuriant foliage and lumens a massive stone bench on which the high born lady Rosario heroine of the Opera is seated waiting for her lover Fernando. Presently she sings. Why does the nightingale in the gloom poor out her soul in amorous song. We will now hear the piano transcription of Maiden The Nightingale by Granados. A.
You have just heard the maid in the nightingale. The final number on today's all going out as
program with the composer at the piano is a composition which was incorporated by Granados into the opening scene of the opera. The scene pictures a promo not on the outskirts of Madrid where a big crowd is merry making and where some are throwing a dummy or stuffed straw man into the air tossing him from a blanket. The subject immortalized by the Spanish painter going. I am.
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I am. Today's program has featured the Spanish composer pianist and Reka Granados and performances of five of his well-known compositions. This has been the legendary pianists. It's a series of recitals from doing large
reproducing piano rolls by the keyboard giants of the early 20th century. Your host and commentator on these programs is Dr. Campbell Stott the chairman of the music department at Washington State University. Speaking to legendary pianists is produced by Washington State University Radio and distributed by DNA Radio Network.
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The legendary pianists II
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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 Enrique Granados playing his Reverie Improvisation, Spanish Dances Nos. 1 and 7, Maid and the Nightingale, and The Dummy.
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
Announcer: Rundell, Hugh
Host: Stout, Kemble, 1916-
Performer: Granados, Enrique, 1867-1916
Producing Organization: Washington State University
AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Maryland
Identifier: 63-39-17 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:28:34
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