godowsky 14

 Leopold Godowsky

  Piano Music, Vol. 14

25 Studies on Chopin's Etudes

 Marco Polo 8. 225372 

 

53 Studies on the Chopin Études (excerpts)
1. No. 1 in C Major (1st version after Chopin's Op. 10, No. 1)
2. No. 4 in A Minor, "Ignis fatuus" (2nd version after Chopin's Op. 10, No. 2)
3. No. 5 in D - Flat Major (after Chopin's Op. 10, No. 3, for the left hand alone)
4. No. 6 in C - Sharp Minor (after Chopin's Op. 10, No. 4, for the left hand alone)
5. No. 7 in G - Flat Major (1st version after Chopin's Op. 10, No. 5)
6. No. 13 in E - Flat Minor (after Chopin's Op. 10, No. 6, for the left hand alone)
7. No. 14 in C Major, "Toccata" (1st version after Chopin's Op. 10, No. 7)
8. No. 16 in F Major (1st version after Chopin's Op. 10, No. 8)
9. No. 17 in C - Sharp Minor (1st version after Chopin's Op. 10, No. 9)
10. No. 20 in A - Flat Major (2nd version after Chopin's Op. 10, No. 10, for the left hand alone)
11. No. 21 in A Major (after Chopin's Op. 10, No. 11, for the left hand alone)
12. No. 22 in C - Sharp Minor (after Chopin's Op. 10, No. 12)
13. No. 25 in A - Flat Major (3rd version after Chopin's Op. 25, No. 1)
14. No. 27 in F Minor, "Waltz" (2nd version after Chopin's Op. 25, No. 2)
15. No. 29 in F Major (1st version after Chopin's Op. 25, No. 3)
16. No. 32 in F Minor, "Polonaise" (2nd version after Chopin's Op. 25, No. 4)
17. No. 34 in C - Sharp Minor, "Mazurka" (2nd version after Chopin's Op. 25, No. 5)
18. No. 36 in G - Sharp Minor, "Study in thirds" (after Chopin's Op. 25, No. 6)
19. No. 38 in D - Flat Major, "Study in sixths" (after Chopin's Op. 25, No. 8)
20. No. 39 in G - Flat Major (1st version after Chopin's Op. 25, No. 9)
21. No. 41 in B Minor (after Chopin's Op. 25, No. 10, for the left hand alone)
22. No. 42 in A Minor (after Chopin's Op. 25, No. 11)
23. No. 43 in C - Sharp Minor (after Chopin's Op. 25, No. 12, for the left hand alone)
24. No. 44 in F Minor (after Chopin's Nouvelle Étude No. 1, for the left hand alone)
25. No. 45 in E Major (1st version after Chopin's Nouvelle Étude No. 2)

 

 

...an outstanding release. ...a fine tribute in Godowsky’s sesquicentenary year                 Jeremy Nicholas, Gramophone 

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Scherbakov is a one-of-a-kind pianist, as his prolific output demonstrates. He’s well known not only for his attempts to record all of Godowsky’s works, but also for his interpretations of Beethoven’s. There is no one better for Godowsky. Sang Woo Kang © 2020 American Record Guide

 

…A stellar achievement, and I look forward to Scherbakov tackling (as well as caressing!) the remaining Godowsky/Chopin Studies. Jed Distler © 2020 ClassicsToday.com

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…Hats off to Mr Scherbakov—this recording is a magnificent feat of pianism, full of jaw dropping virtuosity and some lovely colouring throughout. He has done an utterly amazing job in recording all of the sometimes nightmarishly difficult pieces on this CD in such an absorbing and interesting way. © 2020 MusicWeb International  RECORDING OF THE MONTH

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Scherbakov’s integrity is never in doubt, his quest for completeness laudable. Unmissable pianism. © 2020 International Piano