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Track(s) taken from CDH55109

Viennese Dance No 2, on motifs by Eduard Gärtner

composer

Leslie Howard (piano)
Recording details: October 1981
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: September 1986
Total duration: 3 minutes 31 seconds
 
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Eileen Joyce (piano)

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'Wreathed in laurels for his marathon cycle of Liszt's complete piano works, the Australian born, London based pianist Leslie Howard has come up with a typically bright idea to showcase his digital dexterity' (The Observer)
Although Ignacy Friedman studied composition and produced a mountain of now-forgotten music, no piano buff is unaware of his absolutely wonderful piano playing. Friedman, a pupil of Leschetitzky, left us some unique recordings. For his own use, and for his pianist friends, he produced a set of Six Viennese Dances between 1916 and 1920 ‘on motifs by Eduard Gärtner’, about which gentleman scrupulous research has revealed next to nothing! This second dance of the series is dedicated to Isidor Philipp.

from notes by Leslie Howard © 2004

Ignaz Friedman étudia la composition et écrivit une montagne de pièces aujourd’hui oubliées, mais aucun mordu de piano ne peut ignorer quel merveilleux interprète il fut: élève de Leschetitzky, il nous a laissé quelques enregistrements uniques. Pour son propre usage, et pour celui de ses amis pianistes, il créa un corpus de Six danses viennoises (entre 1916 et 1920) «sur des motifs d’Eduard Gärtner», monsieur sur qui de scrupuleuses recherches n’ont presque rien révélé! La danse proposée ici, la deuxième de la série, est dédiée à Isidor Philipp.

extrait des notes rédigées par Leslie Howard © 2004
Français: Hypérion

Ignacy Friedman hat zwar ein Kompositionsstudium absolviert und einen Berg inzwischen vergessener Musik hervorgebracht, aber alle Kenner der Klaviermusik wissen vor allem um sein absolut wunderbares Klavierspiel. Friedman, ein Schüler von Leschetitzky, hat uns mehrere einzigartige Schallplattenaufnahmen hinterlassen. Für den Eigengebrauch und für seine Freunde unter den Pianisten hat er zwischen 1916 und 1920 Sechs Wiener Tänze „nach Motiven von Eduard Gärtner“ geschaffen, einem Mann, über den selbst eingehende Recherchen so gut wie nichts zutage gefördert haben! Der vorliegende zweite Tanz der Sammlung ist Isidor Philipp gewidmet.

aus dem Begleittext von Leslie Howard © 2004
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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