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FRIEDMAN, Ignaz (1882-1948)

PIANO TRANSCRIPTIONS

BACH • COUPERIN • DALAYRAC • DANDRIEU • FIELD • FRANCK • GLUCK • GRAZIOLI • RAMEAU • SCARLATTI


  • Joseph Banowetz, piano

Polish pianist Ignaz Friedman was one of the leading virtuosos of his day but was also a composer and a master transcriber. Friedman’s transcriptions are both a delight for the listener and a challenge for the performer, and his creative imagination gives these delicious, charming and moving works a life of their own, introducing pianistic effects both breathtakingly bravura and disarmingly subtle while remaining faithful to the originals.

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Tracklist

Bach, Johann Sebastian
1
Flute Sonata in E-Flat Major, BWV 1031: II. Siciliano (arr. I. Friedman for piano) (1734) (00:02:16)
Rameau, Jean-Philippe
2
Pièces de clavecin: Suite in E Minor: V. Le rappel des oiseaux (arr. I. Friedman for piano) (1724) (00:03:05)
3
Les Indes galantes: Musette (arr. I. Friedman for piano) (1736) * (00:02:07)
Gluck, Christoph Willibald
4
Orfeo ed Euridice, Act II: Dance of the Blessed Spirits, "Mélodie" (arr. I. Friedman for piano) (1762) (00:04:12)
Field, John
5
Nocturne No. 5 in B-Flat Major, H. 37 (arr. I. Friedman for piano) (1817) * (00:05:03)
Franck, César
6
6 Pieces for Organ: No. 3. Prelude, fugue et variation in B Minor, Op. 18, M. 30 (arr. I. Friedman for piano) (1864) (00:09:09)
Dalayrac, Nicolas-Marie
7
Nina, ou La folle par amour: Romance (arr. I. Friedman for piano) (1786) (00:03:13)
Dandrieu, Jean-Francois
8
Le Caquet (arr. I. Friedman for piano) () (00:01:39)
9
Pièces de Clavecin, Book 1, Suite No. 4: Les Fifres (arr. I. Friedman for piano) (1705) (00:02:40)
Scarlatti, Domenico
10
Keyboard Sonata in G Major, K.523/L.490/P.527 (arr. I. Friedman for piano) (1757) (00:02:53)
11
Keyboard Sonata in F Major, K.446/L.433/P.177 (arr. I. Friedman for piano) () (00:05:44)
Friedman, Ignaz
12
Don Juan: Gavotte (arr. I. Friedman for piano) (1761) * (00:04:17)
Gluck, Christoph Willibald
12
Don Juan: Gavotte (arr. I. Friedman for piano) (1761) * (00:04:17)
Couperin, François
13
Pieces de clavecin, Book 1: 5th Ordre in A Major-Minor: La Tendre Fanchon (arr. I. Friedman for piano) (1713) (00:03:53)
Grazioli, Giovanni Battista
14
Adagio (arr. I. Friedman for piano) () (00:11:08)
Gluck, Christoph Willibald
15
Orfeo ed Euridice: Ballet des Ombres Heureuses (arr. I. Friedman for piano) () (00:04:01)
* World Première Recording
Total Time: 01:05:20

The Artist

Banowetz, Joseph

Grammy®-nominated American pianist Joseph Banowetz has been heard as recitalist and orchestral soloist on five continents, with performances with such orchestras as the St Petersburg Philharmonic, the Moscow State Symphony, the Prague and Bratislava Radio Orchestras, the Budapest Symphony, the Barcelona Concert Society Orchestra, the New Zealand Symphony, the Beijing National Philharmonic, the Shanghai Symphony, the Hong Kong Philharmonic, and the Seoul Philharmonic. Banowetz is also well known as an author. His book The Pianist’s Guide to Pedalling (Indiana University Press) has to date been printed in seven languages. He is a graduate with a First Prize from the Vienna Akademie für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, and his teachers have included Carl Friedberg (a pupil of Clara Schumann) and György Sándor (a pupil of Bartók).