The writing becomes extravagantly contrapuntal as Godowsky layers melody upon melody in a free fantasia. Gofowsky Videos on this page Add a video related to this sheet music. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Cookies allow us to personalize content and ads, to provide social media-related features and analyze our traffic. For 17 years we provide a free and legal service for free sheet music without asking you anything in exchange. Follow this composer Be informed by email for any addition or update of the sheet music and MP3 of this artist.

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In the three great Strauss transcriptions, Godowsky elevated the art of the piano paraphrase to a higher musical and pianistic plane; however their extreme technical difficulty remains a striking feature and places them out of the reach of ordinary pianists. The last work on this dazzling disc is an oddity—indeed, a rarity. Sometime prior to , Godowsky made a piano roll of his arrangement of The Last Waltz by Oscar Straus — , the Vienna-born composer. The eponymous Waltz is heard throughout the operetta.

It was all but illegible, so Hamelin Snr. Made a fair copy in his own hand: in almost every respect it tallied with the version he had transcribed from the piano roll. His key assets include the most together, impeccably voiced chords in the business, plus octaves, trills and rapid leaps that remain effortlessly even and focused, regardless of tempo.

All of this comes into delightful play over the course of the three big Strauss Symphonic Metamorphoses. Countless inner voices and contrapuntal rejoinders abound in these works, and Hamelin makes them audible and clear without resorting to the pianistic equivalent of red-ink underlining or pop-up windows.

Furthermore, Hamelin is a seasoned and subtle orchestrator at the piano; notice how he achieves such eloquent shading of simultaneous legato and detached phrases with no more help from the sustain pedal than is necessary. Thirty would be a conservative estimate, though the magic of his piano playing lies in his subtlety and flow, never in any shallow brilliance.

They sound symphonic too, deftly worked, complex in structure and emotion. The succulent recording is the cherry on the cake.



Yorn We recommend that you assign name-surname. In other words, there is no narrative logic to flederjaus themes: Welcome to Hyperion Records, an independent British classical label devoted to presenting high-quality recordings of music of all styles and from all periods from the twelfth century to the twenty-first. The transition between the second theme of the second valse and the first theme of the third valse is perhaps the most delicately impassioned passage I have ever written—it has genuine vitality! Godowsky was evidently pleased with himself, judging from the letter he wrote to Godowsy Aronson the day he finished work on it: AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. If you use and like Free-scores. Passacaglia; 4 Poems; Transcriptions; Paraphrases.


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