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Composers Playing Their Own Works
Strauss, Mahler, Grieg
Composers Playing Their Own Works
Genres: Pop, Classical


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All Artists: Strauss, Mahler, Grieg
Title: Composers Playing Their Own Works
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Elektra / Wea
Release Date: 5/3/1994
Genres: Pop, Classical
Styles: Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal, Forms & Genres, Short Forms, Theatrical, Incidental & Program Music, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century, Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 745099535421

CD Reviews

Great, great CD
sunset-steve | Englewood, FL USA | 10/09/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Absolutely beautiful collection of Welte Mignon Piano Roll music... You hear great composers play their OWN music, not someone else's interpertation. Track #11 Strauss's 'Reverie' is very beautiful and the last 3 tracks are Gustav Mahler playing his own music, Mahler was a very fine pianist. Track #6 Humperdinck's 'Pantomine' from 'Hansel und Gretel' is very cool. These were all recorded between 1905 & 1906. These are not ordinary Piano Rolls, the Welte Mignon was a breakthrough, Stravinsky spent days over the factory in France recording, "my music for posterity."-------- Where his Welte Mignon recordings are now, who knows, let's just hope one day they too are released."
Quality Piano Roll Reproductions
Luxie P. | Brooklyn, NY United States | 10/31/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"One thing I would mention, other than the obvious (e.g., it's GREAT to hear the composers' own interpretations, etc.), is that the reproduction of the rolls is of good quality, and the recording doesn't sound cheap or poorly made.

I love the Strauss Traumerai, in particular, though it's all great stuff.