Leopold Godowsky, Frederic Chopin, Marc-Andre Hamelin – Godowsky: Complete Studies on Chopin’s Etudes – Music. Few, however, went anything like as far as Leopold Godowsky () whose 53 Studies on the Études of Chopin have received a fair amount of bad press. This selection is taken from the 53 studies on Chopin’s Etudes that Godowsky composed between and , during his Berlin and Vienna years. They are.
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Requires the right hand to play stacatto notes in the thumb and index finger and legato notes in the remaining fingers simultaneously. Ce cyopin David Saperton, le gendre de Godowsky, qui enregistra dix transcriptions en avec quelques autres compositions de Godowsky.
Any one of these Studies may, for example, pit together two or even three strands of counterpoint, each with its own personality and demanding to be clearly differentiated.
But it would be an error to think that Chopin permitted every one of the small notes to be distinctly heard. Huneker notes, godosky contains a remarkable passage of consecutive fifths that set the theorists by the ears. Jede einzelne dieser Teudes kann zum Beispiel zwei oder sogar drei kontrapunktische Linien zusammen ansetzen, deren jede einen eigenen Charakter hat und die klare Differenzierung erfordern.
A simple experiment, though, will suffice: This amounts to a transformation of harmonic figuration into an effect of dynamic power and energy. Has any other composer ever produced works of such a revolutionary nature for the piano at such an early age? Written by Chopin for Ignaz Moscheles. Byhowever, the advertised total had risen to All was arranged accordingly, but at the last moment unavoidable circumstances prevented my accompanying them.
The nub of modern piano music is in the study, the most formally reckless Chopin ever penned. Simon Finlow writes, “if still further evidence were godowsoy of his exceptional pianistic insight, Chopin provides it at the end: It takes careful tonal balance and phrasing to give the melody its due while maintaining smooth rapid arpeggiation of the chords that compose it.
Zofia Chechlinska notes, “the figuration is now located in both hands and is fused into a single layer, while the bottom notes bring out the melodic line. Certainly on the basis of his dismal Busoni set recorded for Philips some 15 years ago, I would avoid him.
I suppose that some readers may be interested to know how I started to compose these Studies. They wrote me from Niagara Godowsy, where they had stopped overnight, of their enthusiastic appreciation of one of the wonders of the world, and continued to Chicago. The chief technical difficulty is that the long fingers must cross over each other without aid from the thumb to play the scales.
Studies on Chopin’s Études – Wikipedia
The metal masters of these were destroyed by RCA the metal was needed godoesky shell-cases! Skip to main godowxky. James Huneker asked, “Were ever Beauty and Duty so mated in double harness? Another technical difficulty is the occasional need to play two notes on the left hand for every three on the right. Assuming you can find it that is: Taken as a whole, these Studies revolutionized piano writing and expanded the polyphonic and polyrhythmic capabilities of the instrument.
I suppose this music is not for everybody; there will undoubtedly be those whose first, second and indeed last reaction will be “sacrilege!
Godowsky Studies on Chopin Etudes
Frederic Chopin, one of two extant photos. The sleeve-note states that many are recorded for the first time, though it is not true that the left-hand version of the Revolutionary has never appeared before: This was the first significant body of left-hand piano music and Ravel studied it extensively while composing his Concerto. The left hand plays a less frenetic legato melody of its own.
The more I transcribed, the more I found that the left hand was as adaptable to the mechanical and technical difficulties as the right hand. Carlo Grante’s set on Altarus what I’ve heard of it is very good, and perhaps slightly better recorded than Hamelin’s, but comes on three rather than two discs, and is also harder to find. This was republished with nine others in by Schirmer: Here a nocturne, a polonaise, there a mazurka?
They remain among the most daunting challenges of the piano literature, their difficulties not always fully apparent to the listener. It was composed in in Stuttgart, shortly after chopin had received tidings of the taking of Warsaw by the Russians, September 8, ” hence its nickname.
Yet who else among pianists could rise to the challenge? The whole repertory of piano music does not contain a study of perpetuum mbile so full of genius and fancy as this particular one is universally acknowledged to be, except perhaps Liszt’s Feux Follets. In the words of Henry T. They are considered to be amongst the most taxing piano pieces ever written, and generally Ian Hobson does remarkably well in sorting out the myriad of polyphonic lines, juxta-position of complex rhythmic patterns and the excess of notes.
He provided me over the years with many interesting ideas and comments—all stemming from a deep familiarity with the music. Das wurde auf zweierlei Art erreicht: If you are a library, university or other organisation that would be interested in an institutional subscription to Gramophone please click here for further information.
Uniquely available on 2CDs, this will surely be the benchmark recording for all time. I found that concentration on his hands, the letterbox style of presenting it, and the silly and unmotivated criss-crossing from left-end views of his hands to right-end views of his hands both unnecessary and, in a certain sense, disrespectful of him as an artist.