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A DVD of David Stanhope playing Chopin Etudes Op. 25 and their corresponding Godowsky Studies.

$35   (Australian dollars)


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After taking a break from recording the Chopin Op.10 etudes with the Godowsky studies, and making a welcome return to the keyboard, David Stanhope tackles some of the most technically fiendish repertoire in the piano literature - the Godowsky Studies on Chopin's Etudes Op. 25. Written to demonstrate hitherto undiscovered technical possibilities in playing the piano, these works are astounding for their time and remain exciting to the modern listener. They will always be exciting for the performer.... In particular, the left-hand Studies of Godowsky chart new territory, so the whole set of works was filmed throughout the recording sessions, interspersed with illustrated commentaries by the performer. He proves it is possible to play these works as written, without any technical cheating!
This DVD presentation includes introductions to all the groups of pieces.

Chopin Op. 25 No. 1 A-flat major
Godowsky No. 23, 1st version A-flat major (left hand alone)
Godowsky No. 24, 2nd version A-flat major
Godowsky No. 25, 3rd version A-flat major

Chopin Op. 25 No. 2 F minor
Godowsky No. 26, 1st version F minor
Godowsky No. 27, 2nd version F minor “Waltz”
Godowsky No. 28, 3rd version F minor (octaves version)
Godowsky No. 28a, 4th version F-sharp minor

Chopin Op. 25 No. 3 F major
Godowsky No. 29, 1st version F major
Godowsky No. 30, 2nd version F major (left hand alone)

Chopin Op. 25 No. 4 A minor
Godowsky No. 31, 1st version A minor (left hand alone)
Godowsky No. 32, 2nd version F minor & D-flat major “Polonaise”

Chopin Op. 25 No. 5 E minor
Godowsky No. 33, 1st version E minor
Godowsky No. 34, 2nd version C-sharp minor “Mazurka”
Godowsky No. 35, 3rd version B-flat minor (left hand alone)

Chopin Op. 25 No. 6 G-sharp minor
Godowsky No. 36 G-sharp minor

Chopin Op. 25 No. 8 D-flat major
Godowsky No. 38 D-flat major

Chopin Op. 25 No. 9 G-flat major
Godowsky No. 39, 1st version G-flat major
Godowsky No. 40, 2nd version G-flat major (left hand alone)

Chopin Op. 25 No. 10 B minor
Godowsky No. 41 B minor (left hand alone)

Chopin Op. 25 No. 11 A minor
Godowsky No. 42 A minor

Chopin Op. 25 No. 12 C minor
Godowsky No. 43 C-sharp minor

Encore 1 Schubert-Godowsky “Morgengruss”
Encore 2 Strauss-Tausig “Man Lebt Nur Einmal”
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