Inspiration & Craftsmanship

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Piano and antique restorer David Robert Eade

This week, David Dubal reaches deep into his record collection to feature various solo piano literature, including some comparative performances, all surrounding the idea of craftsmanship. Highlighted on this episode are Beethoven's Rage over a lost penny, Manuel de Falla's Ritual Dance of Fire, as well as Rachmaninoff's Musical Moment in E flat minor.

The unexpected elements which make art are perhaps the true inspirations for composers. And composing becomes a craft after it's been made through labor, heartache, and intense observation.

On this program, we have music blooming from many different kinds of inspiration, planting the seeds for profound impressions. These poet-pianists translate their inspirations into their own language of music. These pieces bare their own souls through idiomatic expressions, some of which become very transparent by the players.

 

Playlist

 

Rondo a capriccio for Piano in G major, Op. 129 "Rage over a lost penny"

Ludwig van Beethoven

Artur Schnabel

Pearl

 

Intermezzo in E flat minor Op. 118 No. 6

Johannes Brahms

Walter Gieseking

History - The International Music Company

 

Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57

Frédéric Chopin

Raoul Koczalski

Marston

 

Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57

Frédéric Chopin

Maurizio Pollini

Philips

 

Moments musicaux (6), Op. 16: no 2, Allegretto in E flat minor

Sergei Rachmaninov

Sergei Rachmaninov

Rca Victor Gold Seal

 

Organ Chorale Prelude "Rejoice, Beloved Christians" BWV 734 "Nun freut euch, lieben Christen g'mein"

J.S. Bach

Ferruccio Busoni

Columbia / Arbiter

 

Siciliano from Flute Sonata in E major, transcription for piano in E flat major, BWV 1031

J.S. Bach - Wilhelm Kempff

Wilhelm Kempff

Deutsche Grammophon

 

Siciliano from Flute Sonata in E major, transcription for piano in E flat major, BWV 1031

J.S. Bach - Wilhelm Kempff

Dinu Lipatti

Opus Kura

 

El amor brujo: Danza rituel del fuego "Ritual Fire Dance"

Manuel de Falla

Benita Meshulam

Brilliant Classics

 

Children's Corner: IV. The Snow is Dancing

Claude Debussy

Arturo Benadetti Michelangeli

History - The International Music Company

 

Children's Corner: IV. The Snow is Dancing

Claude Debussy

André Watts

Philips

 

Valse romantique

Karol Szymanowski

Peter Froundjian

Danacord

 

Lyric Pieces Book 5, Op. 54: No 3, Troll's March (March of the Dwarfs);

Papillon, Op.43 No.1;

Elfin Dance, Op.12 No.4;

Berceuse, Op.38 No.1

Edvard Grieg

Artur Rubinstein

BMG Classics