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The A-Z of Pianists

by Jonathan Summers

300 Biographies and Selected Historical Recordings, including Vladimir Horowitz, Ferruccio Busoni, Sergei Rachmaninov, Josef Lhévinne, Ignacy Paderewski & Clara Haskil

Book and discs are outstanding achievements at every level and invaluable to anyone with the slightest interest in the piano.

No digital booklet included

Contents

Albert, E: Scherzo in F Sharp Major, Op. 16, No. 2

3:42
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  • Eugen d' Albert (piano)
  • Recorded: ca. 1912

 Excerpt, Liszt: Grandes Études de Paganini (6), S. 141

4:24
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  • Claudio Arrau (piano)
  • Recorded: 1928

Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S141 / R3b: No. 6 in A minor

4:24
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Brahms: Variations on a theme by Paganini in A minor, Op. 35

7:42
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  • Wilhelm Backhaus (piano)
  • Recorded: 1916

Variations on a Theme by Paganini, Op. 35 (excerpts)

7:42
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 Excerpt, Liszt: Two Concert Studies, S145 / R6: Gnomenreigen; Waldesrauschen

2:32
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  • Simon Barere (piano)
  • Recorded: 30 January 1934

2 Concert Etudes, S145 / R6: No. 2. Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes)

2:32
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Tchaikovsky: Morceaux (2), Op. 10

2:22
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  • Una Mabel Bourne (piano)
  • Recorded: 19 March 1925

2 Morceaux, Op. 10: No. 2. Humoresque in E minor

2:22
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Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52

9:25
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  • Monique de la Bruchollerie (piano)
  • Recorded: 22 October 1947

Bach, J S: Chorale Prelude BWV734 'Nun freut euch, lieben Christen gmein'

1:55
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  • Ferruccio Busoni (piano)
  • Recorded: 27 February 1922

Chopin: Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

7:35
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  • Robert Casadesus (piano)
  • Recorded: 28 June 1928

Chaminade: Air de ballet Op. 30

2:51
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  • Cecile Chaminade (piano)
  • Recorded: 1901

 Excerpt, Tchaikovsky: The Seasons, Op. 37b

3:21
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  • Shura Cherkassky (piano)
  • Recorded: 1946

Les Saisons (The Seasons), Op. 37b: No. 10. October: Autumn Song

3:21
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 Excerpt, Liszt: Three Concert Studies, S144 / R5: Un lamento; La leggierezza; Un sospiro

4:02
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  • Alfred Cortot (piano)
  • Recorded: 8 January 1919

3 etudes de concert, S144 / R5: No. 2. Etude in F minor, "La leggierezza"

4:02
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Scriabin: Piano Sonata No. 2 in G sharp minor, Op. 19 'Sonata Fantasy'

10:05
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  • Alan Feinberg (piano)
  • Recorded: early 1950s

I. Andante

6:53
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II. Presto

3:12
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 Excerpt, Ravel: Miroirs, 5 pieces for piano

4:13
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  • Jacques Fevrier (piano)
  • Recorded: 11 December 1942

Miroirs: No. 1. Noctuelles

4:13
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Bach, J S: Chorale Prelude BWV639 'Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ'

3:17
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  • Edwin Fischer (piano)
  • Recorded: ca. 1941

 Excerpt, Ravel: Gaspard de la Nuit

8:51
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  • Samson François (piano)
  • Recorded: 24 September 1947

Gaspard de la Nuit: III. Scarbo

8:51
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Busoni: Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S141 / R3b (arr. F. Busoni)

4:06
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  • Ignaz Friedman (piano)
  • Recorded: 7 September 1926

Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S141 / R3b: No. 3 in G sharp minor, "La campanella" (arr. F. Busoni)

4:06
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Gabrilovich: Caprice Burlesque, Op. 3

4:28
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  • Ossip Gabrilovich (piano)
  • Recorded: 13 May 1925

Strauss, R: 6 Lieder, Op. 17, TrV 149 (arr. W. Gieseking)

2:38
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  • Walter Gieseking (piano)
  • Recorded: ca. 1928

6 Lieder, Op. 17, TrV 149: No. 2. Standchen (Serenade) (arr. W. Gieseking for piano)

2:38
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 Excerpt, Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244 Nos. 1-19

6:13
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  • Emil Gilels (piano)
  • Recorded: ca. 1940

19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244 / R106: Rhapsody No. 6 in D flat major

6:13
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 Excerpt, Debussy: Études pour piano (12)

2:12
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  • Jakob Gimpel (piano)
  • Recorded: ca. 1946

12 Etudes: No. 7. Pour les degres chromatiques

2:12
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Grigory Ginzburg: Casanova, Op. 47 (arr. G. Ginzburg)

4:17
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  • Grigory Ginzburg (piano)
  • Recorded: late 1940s / early 1950s

Casanova, Op. 47: Waltz (arr. G. Ginzburg for piano)

4:17
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 Excerpt, Schubert: Die schöne Müllerin, D795

4:30
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  • Leopold Godowsky (piano)
  • Recorded: 11 September 1926

Die schone Mullerin, Op. 25, D. 795: No. 8. Morgengruss (arr. L. Godowsky for piano)

4:30
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Grainger: Stanford - 4 Irish Dances, Op. 89

2:43
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  • Percy Grainger (piano)
  • Recorded: 16 May 1908

4 Irish Dances, Op. 89: No. 1. A March-Jig, "Maguire's Kick" (arr. P. Grainger for piano)

2:43
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Liszt: Isolde's Liebestod (after Wagner), S447

4:31
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  • Alfred Grunfeld (piano)
  • Recorded: 1909

Harold Rutland: 2 Sea Shanties

2:53
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  • Mark Hambourg (piano)
  • Recorded: 17 December 1928

Pescetti: Keyboard Sonata in C minor

3:38
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  • Clara Haskil (piano)
  • Recorded: 23 January 1934

Hess, M: Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 (arr. M. Hess)

3:19
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  • Dame Myra Hess (piano)
  • Recorded: January 1928

Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (arr. M. Hess)

3:19
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Liszt: Deuxième Année de Pèlerinage - Italie, Venezia & Napoli

4:41
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  • Josef Hofmann (piano)

Annees de pelerinage, 2nd year, Italy supplement, S162 / R10: Venezia e Napoli: III. Tarantella

4:41
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Horowitz, V: Variations on a Theme from Bizet's Carmen

3:40
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  • Vladimir Horowitz (piano)
  • Recorded: 2 April 1928

Bach, J S: Siciliano in G minor from Flute Sonata No. 2, BWV1031

2:51
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  • Wilhelm Kempff (piano)
  • Recorded: 1931

Flute Sonata in E flat major, BWV 1031: II. Siciliano (arr. W. Kempff for piano)

2:51
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Chopin: Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57

4:17
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  • Raoul Koczalski (piano)
  • Recorded: 1938 or 1939

Liszt: Auber - Tarantelle di bravura d'apres la tarantelle de La muette de Portici, S386 / R117

9:07
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  • Frederic Lamond (piano)
  • Recorded: 5 February, 12 June 1929

Chopin: Mazurka No. 13 in A minor, Op. 17 No. 4

3:34
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  • Yvonne Lefebure (piano)
  • Recorded: 1950

Levitzki: Arabesque valsante, Op. 6

3:25
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  • Mischa Levitzki (piano)
  • Recorded: 5 May 1938

Liszt: Frühlingsnacht (after Schumann, Op. 39 No. 12), S568

2:35
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  • Josef Lhevinne (piano)
  • Recorded: 7 June 1935

Bach, J S: Siciliano in G minor from Flute Sonata No. 2, BWV1031

3:07
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  • Dinu Lipatti (piano)
  • Recorded: 6 July 1950

Flute Sonata in E flat major, BWV 1031: II. Siciliano (arr. W. Kempff for piano)

3:07
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 Excerpt, Chopin: Preludes (24), Op. 28

1:07
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  • Robert Lortat (piano)
  • Recorded: 1928

24 Preludes, Op. 28: Prelude No. 16 in B flat minor

1:07
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 Excerpt, Medtner: Skazki (Fairy Tales), Op. 51

3:26
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  • Nicolas Medtner (piano)
  • Recorded: 8 May 1936

6 Skazkas (Fairy Tales), Op. 51: No. 3 in A major

3:26
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Miroirs

5:31
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  • Marcelle Meyer (piano)
  • Recorded: 1929

Miroirs: No. 4. Alborada del gracioso

5:31
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 Excerpt, Liszt: Soirées de Vienne, 9 valses-caprices (after Schubert), S427

3:29
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  • Aleksander Michalowski (piano)
  • Recorded: 1905

Schubert - Soirees de Vienne, S427 / R252: No. 6. Allegro con strepito

3:29
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Scarlatti, D: Keyboard Sonata K96 in D major

5:04
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  • Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli (piano)
  • Recorded: 1942

 Excerpt, Liszt: Three Concert Studies, S144 / R5: Un lamento; La leggierezza; Un sospiro

4:05
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  • Benno Moiseiwitsch (piano)
  • Recorded: 31 March 1941

3 etudes de concert, S144 / R5: No. 2. Etude in F minor, "La leggierezza"

4:05
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Chopin: Ballade No. 3 in A flat major, Op. 47

6:43
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  • William Murdoch (piano)
  • Recorded: 20 April 1927

Rachmaninov: Moments Musicaux, Op. 16

3:15
$1.00
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  • Tatyana Nikolayeva (piano)
  • Recorded: late 1940s / early 1950s

Moments musicaux, Op. 16: No. 4 in E minor

3:15
$1.00
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 Excerpt, Liszt: Two Concert Studies, S145 / R6: Gnomenreigen; Waldesrauschen

3:04
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  • Guiomar Novaes (piano)
  • Recorded: 11 June 1923

2 Concert Etudes, S145 / R6: No. 2. Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes)

3:04
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 Excerpt, Rachmaninov: Etudes-Tableaux, Op. 39

1:35
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  • Lev Oborin (piano)
  • Recorded: 1950s

Etude-tableaux, Op. 33: No. 6 (No. 3) in E flat minor

1:35
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 Excerpt, Chopin: Études (12), Op. 25

1:02
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  • Vladimir de Pachmann (piano)
  • Recorded: 1907

Etude No. 21 in G flat major, Op. 25, No. 9, "Butterfly's Wings"

1:02
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 Excerpt, Liszt: Chants Polonais after Chopin (6), S480

4:20
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  • Ignace Jan Paderewski (piano)
  • Recorded: 1 July 1912

Chopin - 6 chants polonais, S480 / R145 (Chopin, from Op. 74): No. 1. Madchens Wunsch

4:20
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 Excerpt, Liszt: Legendes (2) for piano, S. 175

8:15
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  • Vlado Perlemuter (piano)
  • Recorded: late 1930s or early 1940s

2 Legends, S175 / R17: No. 2. St Francois de Paule marchant sur les flots

8:15
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 Excerpt, Liszt: Zwolf Lieder Von Fr. Schubert, S558

4:38
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  • Egon Petri (piano)
  • Recorded: ca. 1951

Schubert - 12 Lieder, S558 / R243: No. 4: Erlkonig

4:38
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 Excerpt, Berlioz: La Damnation de Faust, Op. 24

2:24
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  • Francis Plante (piano)
  • Recorded: 1928

La damnation de Faust, Op. 24: Devant la maison, "Serenade of Mephistopheles" (arr. E. Redon)

2:24
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Prokofiev: Four Pieces Op. 4

2:28
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  • Sergey Prokofiev (piano)
  • Recorded: 4 March 1935

4 Pieces, Op. 4: No. 4. Navazhdeniye (Suggestion diabolique)

2:28
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Chopin: Nocturne No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15 No. 2

3:32
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  • Raoul Pugno (piano)
  • Recorded: November 1903

Moments musicaux, Op. 16

2:56
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  • Sergey Rachmaninov (piano)
  • Recorded: 18 March 1940

Moments musicaux, Op. 16: No. 2 in E flat minor

2:56
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Grünfeld: Soiree de Vienne - Concert Paraphrase from Strauss' Waltzes from Die Fledermaus and others, Op. 56

5:51
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  • Walter Rehberg (piano)
  • Recorded: ca. 1931

 Excerpt, Liszt: Transcendental Studies, S139 Nos. 1-12

3:45
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  • Sviatoslav Richter (piano)
  • Recorded: 1948 or 1951
  • Recording Venue: Russia

12 Etudes d'execution transcendante, S139 / R2b: No. 10 in F minor, "Appassionata"

3:45
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 Excerpt, Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244 Nos. 1-19

5:48
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  • Edouard Risler (piano)
  • Recorded: 1917

19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244 / R106: Rhapsody No. 11 in A minor

5:48
$1.00
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Chopin: Nocturne No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 9 No. 2

4:12
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  • Moriz Rosenthal (piano)
  • Recorded: 22 May 1936

Albéniz: Navarra

4:34
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  • Arthur Rubinstein (piano)
  • Recorded: 23 January 1929

Navarra

4:34
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 Excerpt, Liszt: Liebesträume, S541 Nos. 1-3

3:47
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  • Walter Rummel (piano)
  • Recorded: 1942

Liebestraume, S541 / R211: No. 3. Nocturne in A flat major

3:47
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Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22: I. Andante sostenuto (excerpt)

3:53
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  • Camille Saint-Saens (piano)
  • Recorded: 26 June 1904

 Excerpt, Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244 Nos. 1-19

9:20
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  • Jesus Maria Sanroma (piano)
  • Recorded: 1941

19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244 / R106: Rhapsody No. 2 in C sharp minor

9:20
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Tchaikovsky: Morceaux (2), Op. 10

2:30
$1.00
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  • Vassily Sapellnikov (piano)
  • Recorded: 1924

2 Morceaux, Op. 10: No. 2. Humoresque in E minor

2:30
$1.00
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Sauer: Concert Studies

2:28
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  • Emil von Sauer (piano)
  • Recorded: 14 December 1928

Concert Etude No. 6, "Frisson de Feuilles" (Espenlaub)

2:28
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 Excerpt, Liszt: Grandes Études de Paganini (6), S. 141

3:04
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  • Pietro Scarpini (piano)
  • Recorded: late 1930s

Grandes Etudes de Paganini, S141 / R3b: No. 2 in E flat major

3:04
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$1.20

Chopin: Impromptu No. 4 in C sharp minor, Op. 66 'Fantaisie-Impromptu'

4:10
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  • Xaver Scharwenka (piano)
  • Recorded: 27 December 1910

Beethoven: Rondo a capriccio in G major, Op. 129 ‘Rage over a lost penny'

4:51
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  • Artur Schnabel (piano)
  • Recorded: 13 January 1937

 Excerpt, Stravinsky: Three Movements from Petrushka

2:39
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  • Leo Sirota (piano)
  • Recorded: ca. 1938

3 Movements from Petrushka: I. Danse Russe

2:39
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 Excerpt, Liszt: Two Concert Studies, S145 / R6: Gnomenreigen; Waldesrauschen

2:58
$1.00
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  • Vladimir Sofronitsky (piano)
  • Recorded: 25 June 1937

2 Concert Etudes, S145 / R6: No. 2. Gnomenreigen (Dance of the Gnomes)

2:58
$1.00
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 Excerpt, Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244 Nos. 1-19

4:20
$1.00
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  • Solomon (piano)
  • Recorded: 16 December 1932

19 Hungarian Rhapsodies, S244 / R106: Rhapsody No. 15 in A minor, "Rakoczy March"

4:20
$1.00
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Chopin: Chopin - 6 Chants polonais, S480 / R145

3:04
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  • Robinson Orozco (backing vocals)
  • Recorded: early 1920s

Chopin - 6 chants polonais, S480 / R145 (Chopin, from Op. 74): No. 1. Madchens Wunsch

3:04
$1.00
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Albéniz: Cantos de España (5), Op. 232

2:41
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  • Magda Tagliaferro (piano)
  • Recorded: July 1932

Chant d’Espagne, Op. 232: No. 5. Seguedillas

2:41
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 Excerpt, Debussy: Images pour piano - Book 2

3:20
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  • Ricardo Vines (piano)
  • Recorded: 1930

Images, Book 2: No. 3. Poissons d'or (Goldfish)

3:20
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$1.20

Michael von Zadora: 7 Songs from Spanischen Liederbuch, Op. 21

3:02
$1.00
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  • Michael von Zadora (piano)
  • Recorded: ca. 1930

7 Songs from Spanischen Liederbuch, Op. 21: No. 1. Murmelndes Luftchen

3:02
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 Excerpt, Liszt: Three Concert Studies, S144 / R5: Un lamento; La leggierezza; Un sospiro

4:18
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  • Carlo Zecchi (piano)
  • Recorded: 1928

3 etudes de concert, S144 / R5: No. 2. Etude in F minor, "La leggierezza"

4:18
$1.00
$1.20
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