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Leschetizky - Morceaux pour Piano

Catalogue numberBIS-2518 SACD
Release date2020-08-07
Orig. sample rate176400Hz
Total time58:52

Theodor Leschetizky is a towering figure in the history of piano playing. Born in 1830, he studied in Vienna and began his career as a piano teacher when he was just fourteen. Having moved to St Petersburg in 1852, he enjoyed great success as a pianist which in turn boosted his popularity as a teacher. After returning to Vienna in 1878, he concentrated increasingly on teaching, becoming an internationally renowned and sought-after mentor to a large number of pianists.

Although Leschetitzky was also active as a composer, his music is largely ignored nowadays, and in his liner notes Tobias Bigger relates how he came across it indirectly, through an interest in Ignaz Friedman, one of Leschetizky’s most famous students. Much of Leschetitzky’s production consists of character pieces for piano, and a closer study convinced Bigger of the particular qualities of many of them. He was particularly impressed by the fact that even though they convey Leschetitzky’s own joy in masterful piano playing and place considerable demands on the performer, there are no displays of empty keyboard acrobatics. For his first disc on BIS, Bigger has selected pieces from Leschetitzky’s later production, and primarily those that are not readily available in recorded form.
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Extra material for download
  Composer: Leschetizky, Theodor
  Zwei Klavierstücke, Op. 38 14:40
01 Menuetto capriccioso 07:25 $ 1.78 USD
02 Mazurka-Impromptu 07:15 $ 1.74 USD
  Quatre morceaux pour piano, Op. 36 11:52
03 Aria 04:05 $ 0.98 USD
04 Gigue (Canon à deux voix) 02:14 $ 0.54 USD
05 Humoresque 02:16 $ 0.54 USD
06 La Source (Étude) 03:17 $ 0.79 USD
  Deux morceaux pour piano, Op. 43 07:31
07 Serenata 05:21 $ 1.28 USD
08 La Piccola (Étude) 02:10 $ 0.52 USD
  Pastels. Quatre morceaux pour piano, Op. 44 11:32
09 Prélude 03:04 $ 0.74 USD
10 Gigue all’ antica 02:01 $ 0.48 USD
11 Humoresque 04:26 $ 1.06 USD
12 Intermezzo en octaves 02:01 $ 0.48 USD
  Zwei Klavierstücke, Op. 47 13:11
13 Nocturne 06:17 $ 1.51 USD
14 Scherzo 06:54 $ 1.66 USD
  Album total 58:52
ComposerLeschetizky, Theodor
PianoBigger, Tobias

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