Godowsky 11

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Leopold Godowsky

Piano Music, Vol. 11

Suite for two hands / Suite for left hand

Konstantin Scherbakov, piano

Marco Polo 8.225350

 

 

Suite for two hands:
Meditation
Impromptu
Capriccio
Intermezzo
Elegy
Etude macabre
Märchen

 

Suite for the Left Hand

Prelude and Fugue for the Left Hand

Moto perpetuo

Gypsy Baron - Symphonic Metamorphoses for the left hand alone

 

"This, the 11th volume in the series devoted to the complete piano works of Leopold Godowsky performed by Konstantin Scherbakov, features some of the composer’s less well-known repertoire. Throughout Scherbakov proves to be the perfect advocate of this much-too-little-performed music. His technical abilities are never less than extraordinary, and his musical message is always at the forefront of his interpretations. This is gold-standard piano playing which should not be missed."  Fanfare 

 

 "This album is a flawless, elegant showcase for Scherbakov’s many talents as well as Godowski’s virtuosic demands and sweet, rich, late-romanticism...My favourite work from this album is a Suite for left hand… Also very satisfying are a Prelude and Fugue (with a jaunty subject built on a B-A-C-H theme), also for left hand." Musical Toronto

"Scherbakov makes one marvel anew at what just five fingers and two feet can achieve." Jeremy Nicholas, Gramophone