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Title The golden age of the piano [videorecording] : a documentary on the great pianists of the twentieth century / produced by Peter Rosen Productions, Inc. for Philips Classics Productions.

Imprint New York : Philips, [200-?], p1994.


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 GDL Brand Library DVD    GP COLL GAP P92DVD    Available
Description 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series Philips video classics
Philips video classics.
Note Title from container.
"Underwritten, in part, by Steinway & Sons."
Contents Les jeux d'eau à la villa d'este / Franz Liszt (Claudio Arrau -- Sonata in E♭, op. 81a "Les adieux" / Ludwig van Beethoven (Rudolf Serkin) -- Etude in D♯ minor / Alexander Scriabin (Vladimir Horowitz) -- Partita in E minor, BWV 830 / Johann Sebastian Bach (Glenn Gould) -- Folk dance (Wanda Landowska) -- Sonata in F minor, op. 57 "Appassionata" / Ludwig van Beethoven (Myra Hess) -- Song without words, op. 67, no. 4 "Spinning song" / Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (Artur Rubinstein) --
Valse brillante in A♭, op. 34 no. 1 / Chopin (Alexander Brailowsky) -- Gnomenreigen / Liszt (Claudio Arrau) -- Minuet in G/ Paderweski (Ignacy Jan Paderewski) -- Polonaise in A♭ / Chopin (Ignacy Jan Paderewski) -- Prelude in C♯ minor, op. 3 no. 2 / Rachmaninoff (Josef Hofmann) -- Maguire's kick (Percy Grainger) -- Children's corner / Debussy (Alfred Cortot) -- Sonata in B♭, D. 960 / Schubert (Rudolf Serkin) -- Ballade no. 2 in B minor / Liszt (Claudio Arrau) --
Etude in D♯ minor / Scriabin (Vladimir Horowitz) -- Piano concerto no. 1 in B♭ minor, op. 23 / Tchaikovsky (Van Cliburn ; Kiril Kondrashin, conductor) -- Sonata in F minor, op. 57 "Appassionata" / Beethoven (Van Cliburn) -- Rondo capriccioso in E, op. 14 / Mendelssohn (Claudio Arrau) -- Widmung / Schumann (Van Cliburn) -- Children's corner ; Serenade for the doll ; Golliwog's cake-walk / Claude Debussy (Alfred Cortot) -- Sonata in F minor, op. 57 "Appassionata" / Beethoven (Myra Hess) -- Bonus feature: Piano concerto no. 4 in G major, op. 58 / Beethoven (Claudio Arrau ; Philadelphia Orchestra ; Riccardo Muti, conductor).
Credits Written and narrated by David Dubal ; produced, directed, and edited by Peter Rosen.
Performer Claudio Arrau, Rudolf Serkin, Vladimir Horowitz, Glenn Gould, Myra Hess, Arthur Rubinstein, Alexander Brailowsky, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, Josef Hofmann, Percy Grainger, Alfred Cortot, Van Cliburn, piano ; Wanda Landowska, harpsichord.
Summary Describes piano's invention, how it differs from a harpsichord, names important composers and pianists, shows how the industrial revolution affected the origin of the piano, and points out how the work of certain pianists influenced the following generations of pianists.
System Details DVD, region1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, full screen (4:3) presentation ; LPCM mono., stereo.
Subject Piano -- History.
Piano music.
Concertos (Piano)
Genre/Form Documentary films
Added Author Rosen, Peter, 1943-
Dubal, David.
Arrau, Claudio, 1903-1991. Performer.
Serkin, Rudolf, 1903-1991. Performer.
Horowitz, Vladimir, 1903-1989. Performer.
Gould, Glenn. Performer.
Landowska, Wanda. Performer.
Hess, Myra, Dame, 1890-1965. Performer.
Rubinstein, Artur, 1887-1982. Performer.
Brailowsky, Alexander, 1896-1976. Performer.
Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1860-1941. Performer.
Hofmann, Josef, 1876-1957. Performer.
Grainger, Percy, 1882-1961. Performer.
Cortot, Alfred, 1877-1962. Performer.
Cliburn, Van, 1934-2013- Performer.
Muti, Riccardo. Conductor.
Beethoven, Ludwig van, 1770-1827. Concertos, piano, orchestra, no. 4, op. 58, G major.
Peter Rosen Productions.
Philips Classics Productions.
Philadelphia Orchestra. Performer.
Standard No. 044007509296
Music No. 440 075 092-9 Philips

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