Studies on Chopin Op.25 - L. Godowsky - Music - PIANO CLASSICS - 5029365101820 - March 1, 2019
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Studies on Chopin Op.25

L. Godowsky

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Studies on Chopin Op.25

As an introduction to the works on this disc we quote Godowsky himself: "the studies' aim is to develop the mechanical, technical and musical possibilities of piano playing, to expand the peculiarly adapted nature of the instrument to polyphonic, polyrhythmic and polydynamic work and to widen the range of its possibilities in tone colouring".

Leopold Godowsky (1870-1938), one of the greatest pianists in history, was fascinated by Chopin's Etudes, and made his own enhanced transcriptions of them, to be divided in three types: a strict transcription for the left hand alone, free transcriptions, in which the text is either inverted, combined with another study or imitated through the medium of another study, and Cantus Firmus, where the left hand plays the melody and the right hand is freely treated in a contrapuntal way. The present recording features Godowsky's studies on the Etudes Op. 25 and the "3 Nouvelles Études, op. posth".

Young Italian pianist Emanuele Delucchi has the rare ability to conquer the immense difficulties of these works and still make music of them. The two earlier Godowsky recordings by Emanuele Delucchi received rave reviews: : "Its palette of warm colours remained intact but gained a more incisive attack, allowing Delucchi's voicing and extraordinary digital facility to be heard at its best... Delucchi is in a class of his own", Jed Distler of wrote: "9/9: every inch a viable contender to the reference versions".


Media Music     CD   (Compact Disc)
Released March 1, 2019
EAN/UPC 5029365101820
Genre Classical     Piano Music
Dimensions 112 g
Soloist Emanuele Delucchi

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