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ALEXANDER BRAILOWSKY (1896 - 1976)
Ukranian-French pianist




Alexander Brailowsky Studied with Vladimir Puchalsky. himself a pupil of Theodor Leschetizky, in his native KievPuchalsky encouraged him to go to Vienna to study with Leschetizky. He subsequently worked with Ferruccio Busoni in Swizerland and with Francis Planté in Paris. 

Of the below recordings by Alexander Brailowsky, my favorite might be the E♭ minor polonaise by Chopin, the second Hungarian Rhapsody by Liszt, which latter shows off the pianist at the height of his powers, and the Liszt transcriptions which you will hear on the pages mentioned below.

Though Alexander Brailowsky was known worldwide as a Choin speciaist often performing a series of concerts in which he played the (almost) complete works for solo piano by Chopin, my own preference when it comes to interpreting the great Polish master tends to a less virtuosic style.

Still, he was one of the giants of my early days, still performing and very much in the limelight.

Thes links will take you to Brailowsky playing Liszt and other, playing that I really love, and Brailowsky playing concerti. 



Chopin  Douze Études, Op 10


3 in E major "Tristesse"



12 in C minor "Revolutionary"




Chopin  from Douze Études, Op 25

11 in a minor "Winter Wind"




Chopin  Nocturnes


2 in E major, Op 9~2



8 in D major, Op 27~2




Chopin  Ballade 1 in G minor, Op 23




Chopin  Mazurka in E minor, Op 6~4
(a comparison in which I find the final three valid, each in its own way. The first four are perverse, each in its own way.)

Heinrich Neuhuas
01:10 ➢ Artur Rubinstein
01:34 ➢ Gyorgy Ferenczy
03:04 ➢ Alexander Uninsky
03:46 ➢ Henryk Sztompka
04:35Alexander Brailowsky
05:25 ➢ Yakov Flier




Chopin  Préludes, Op 28

recorded in 1960




Chopin  Impromptu 1 in A major, Op 29




Chopin

Fantasie-Impromptu in C minor, Op 66
Mazurka in B major, Op 7~1

recorded in 1929




Chopin  Fantasie-Impromptu in C minor, Op 66

recorded in 1963




Chopin  Andante spianato et grande polonaise brillante, Op 22

recorded in 1963




Chopin  Polonaises 

recorded in 1961


1 in C minor, Op 26~!


2 in E minor, Op 26~2



3 in A major, Op 40~1



4 in C minor, Op 40~2



6 in A major, Op 53 "Héroique"



9 in B major, Op 71~2




Chopin  Piano Sonata in B minor, Op 58

i Allegro maestoso
08:52ii Scherzo: Molto vivace
11:13 iii Largo
18:39iv Finale: Presto non tanto. Agitato

recorded in 1963




Chopin  Waltzes

recorded in 1950


1 in E major, Op 18



excerpt from 2 in A major, Op 34~1 (filmed in 1936)



2 in A major, Op 34~1



3 in A minor, Op 34~2



4 in F major, Op 34~3



6 in D major, Op 64~1



excerpt from 7 in C minor, Op 64~2 (filmed in 1934)



7 in C minor, Op 64~2 (filmed in 1966)



10 in B minor Op 69~2



14 in E minor, P1/15




Chopin  Waltzes

1 in E major, Op 18
2 in A major, Op 34~1
3 in A minor, Op 34~2
4 in F major, Op 34~3
5 in A major, Op 42
6 in D major, Op 64~1
7 in C minor, Op 64~2
8 in A major, Op 64~3
9 in A major, Op 69~1
10 in B minor Op 69~2
11 in G major, Op 70~1
12 in F minor/A major, Op 70~2
13 in D major, Op 70~3
14 in E minor, P1/15

recorded ca1960




Chopin  Trois Écossaises, Op 72

1 in D major
2 in G major
3 in D major

recorded in 1938










For those of you who enjoy murder mysteries, here is my first with a strong musical polemic as background

Murder in the House of the Muse

which is also available as an audiobook.



And this is the more recently published second mystery in the series:

Murder Follows the Muse



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