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ALEXANDER GOLDENWEISER PLAYS ENSEMBLE



It is a delight to hear the way Alexander Goldenweiser plays ensemble music with the likes of Gregory Ginzburg, David Oistrakh, Leonid Kogan, and Mstislav Rostropovich in fabulous performances of the music of Rachmaninoff, Beethoven, and others.  There are performances by Goldenweiser and his student Grigory Ginzburg playing both Rachmaninoff suites for two pianos, the second of which was dedicated to Goldenweiser by his fellow student with whom he gave the first performance.  Unfortunately I have no idea who is playing which part, so just listen and enjoy.

There are wonderful performances of sonatas for violin and piano by Beethoven, and and a number of fine chamber works by Georgy Catoire, a Russian composer with whom I was entirely unfamiliar.

I end with a performance with David Oistrakh of the Medtner 3rd violin sonata.



Beethoven  Cello Sonata 2 in A minor, Op 5~2
with Sviatoslav Knushevitsky, cello

i Adagio sostenuto ed espressivo. Allegro molto più tosto presto
14:56  ii Rondo - Allegro

recorded in Moscow in 1949




Beethoven  Violin Sonata 4 in A minor, Op 23
with David Oistrach, violin

recorded in 1950


i Presto



ii Andante scherzoso, più allegretto
iii Allegro molto




Glinka  Sonata in D minor for viola and piano
with Vadim Borisovsky, viola

Allegro moderato
08:29  ii Larghetto, ma non troppo




Georgy Catoire (1861-1926)  Violin Sonata 1 in B minor, Op 15
with David Oistrach, violin

recorded in 1952


i Allegro non tanto ma appassionato



ii Barcarola: Andante



iiia Allegro con spirito (beginning)



iiib Allegro con spirito (conclusion)




Catoire  Violin Sonata 2, Op 20 "Poeme" (1906)
with David Oistrach, violin

recorded in 1952


i Allegro non tanto ma appassionato



Part II




Catoire  Elegie for violin and piano, Op 26
with David Oistrach, violin

recorded in 1950




Catoire  Piano Trio in F minor, Op 14 (1900)
iii Allegro vivace
with Leonid Kogan, violin and Mstislav Rostropovich, cello




Catoire  Piano Trio in E minor, Op 31
Theme and Variations in one movement
with Leonid Kogan, violin and Mstislav Rostropovich, cello




Scriabin  Prometheus: Poem of Fire, Op 60
Nikolai Golovanov conducting an unidentified orchestra

recorded in 1947




Rachmaninoff  Suite 1 in G minor, Op 5 for Two Pianos
with Grigory Ginzburg, piano

1 Barcarole
07:272 Adagio sostenuto (La Nuit...L' Amour)
13:453 Largo di molto (Tears)
20:124 Allegro maestoso (Paques)

recorded in 1952




Rachmaninoff  Six Morceaux for four hands, Op 11
with Alexander Goldenweiser, piano

 Barcarolle
06:17  Ⅱ Scherzo
09:40   Russian theme
14:12   Waltz
19:03   Romance
23:06  Ⅵ Slava / Gloria

recorded in 1951




Rachmaninoff  Suite 2, Op 17 for two pianos
with Grigory Ginzburg, piano

I Introduction - Alla marcia in C major
II Valse - Presto in G major
III Romance - Andantino in A major
IV Tarantella - Presto in c minor

recorded in 1948




Rachmaninoff  Trio élégiaque 1 in G minor 
with Dimitri Tziganoff, violin - Serguei Chirinsky, cello

recorded in 1947




Medtner  Sonata 3 "Epica" in E minor for violin and piano, Op 57
with David Oistrach, violin

i Introduzione - Allegro
15:54ii Scherzo: Allegro molto vivace et leggiero
23:19iii Andante con moto
32:02iv Finale: Allegro molto

recorded in 1959










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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