Godowsky Vol. 13

  Leopold Godowsky

 

  Piano Music, Vol. 13

 

  6 Pieces for the Left Hand Alone 

 

  Transcriptions

 

  Marco Polo 8. 225367 

 

 

  Suite for the left hand:
  Meditation
  Impromptu
  Capriccio
  Intermezzo
  Elegy
  Etude Macabre
  Bizet - L'Arlesienne Suite No. 1: III. Adagietto
  Godard - Concerto Romantique, Op. 35: III. Canzonetta
  Weber - Momento Capriccioso, Op. 12
  Chopin - Rondo in E-Flat Major, Op. 16
  Saint-Saens - Carnival of the Animals: XIII. Le Cygne (The Swan)
  Albeniz - Iberia, Book 2: III. Triana
  Albeniz - Espana, Op. 165: II. Tango
  Bishop - "Home, Sweet Home"
  Smith - The Star-Spangled Banner
  Straus - Der Letzte Walzer (The Last Waltz)
  3 Symphonische Metamorphosen Johann Strauss'scher Themen: No. 2 "Die Fledermaus"

 

...This volume is unquestionably among the finest of the series in content, performance and sound. Jeremy Nicholas, Gramophone, January 2016

Read the complete Gramophone review here

 

I'll make this short: get this disc! This is one of the most amazing series of recorded piano music ever to come my way. Marius Dawn © Pianist, January 2016                   

  

Scherbakov always impresses me as a thinking man’s virtuoso. He is extremely capable; nothing sounds smeared or unclear, rhythms are crisp, and melodic lines are given their due, singing gracefully. Raymond Tuttle © 2016 Fanfare

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…Scherbakov’s good sense and refinement makes him a good advocate for these transcriptions. The 6 Pieces for the Left Hand show an impressive display of left-hand dexterity. The Impromptu in particular makes a great show piece. The grandiose ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ has some interesting harmonies. Sang Woo Kang © 2016 American Record Guide

 

Scherbakov brushes off challenges, the arduous becoming the diaphanous.