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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 in. 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 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 mug. Last week we listened to hear about our as a solo artist playing the same song G minor concerto in today's program we will hear him playing duet and two piano literature in the first composition his partners also who in addition to being an outstanding pianist was conductor of the Detroit Symphony from 1018 until his death in one thousand thirty six. Baron got below which gave many to piano concerts between 115 and one thousand thirty six. In addition to their many other activities we will hear them first play The Schubert Marche Militaire Opus 51 number 1 in its original form. The piano do it. You have just heard March Militaire by Schubert. Carol Barra has as his partner for the
next number on our program the great English pianist Myra Hist. whom we will hear at a later date in a new art program of solo literature. They will now play a very effective little do it by Pier knee March of the little lead soldiers. A.
Symphonic dance number one by the English composer Cyril Scott was originally written for a full orchestra but was later arranged for two pianos by Percy Granger The Australian pianist. These two men had first become acquainted in 1895 when they were classmates in Frankfurt when Cyril Scott made his first American tour in one thousand twenty and twenty one playing programs of his own compositions. He and Percy Granger recorded this two piano version for the duo are what you will now hear. You have just heard symphonic dance by Cyril Scott as arranged for two pianos by Percy Granger
performers where the composer and arranger. The next number is a set of five caricature is by Alfredo Casella Italian pianist and composer. The movements are called March. Their Seuss serenade Nocturne and pulque are both parts of the duet were performed by the composer and then combined into one player role. We will hear five caricaturist by Alfredo Casella. You have just heard five caricatures by Casella as performed by the composer.
The last number on today's Deward programme is the composition which is used to introduce this program each week. It is the waltz from the two piano suite by a Rand ski. As was the case in the other two piano number both parts are combined into one room. I believe you will notice that it is almost too much for one piano to handle everything that came from two different instruments. Artist for the RNC waltz R. Bauer and governor of the church. You have just heard Iran ski's Waltz from the B.A. suite which introduces this program each
week. The recording was made for the duo are reproducing piano by her on the bar and overage. This has been of the legendary Pianists series of recitals from doing 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 pianist is produced by Elmer h Eriksson for Washington State University Radio speaking. This is the end. A radio network.
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The legendary pianists
Schubert, Pierne, Scott, Casella
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Washington State University
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University of Maryland (College Park, Maryland)
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Episode Description
A program of two-piano recitals by Harold Bauer & Ossip Gabrilowitsch, Harold Bauer & Myra Hess, Harold Bauer & Percy Grainger, in works by Schubert, Pierne, Cyril Scott, Casella and Arensky.
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: Bauer, Harold, 1873-1951
Performer: Gabrilowitsch, Ossip, 1878-1936
Performer: Grainger, Percy, 1882-1961
Performer: Hess, Myra, Dame, 1890-1965
Producing Organization: Washington State University
AAPB Contributor Holdings
University of Maryland
Identifier: 62-8-4 (National Association of Educational Broadcasters)
Format: 1/4 inch audio tape
Duration: 00:29:33
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