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Got A Minute?
Aleksander Michalowski, Rafael Joseffy, Moritz Moszkowski
Got A Minute?
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Classical
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Super works for piano bring super performances!!
Darin Tysdal | Bloomington, MN 55420 | 06/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Leopold Godowsky made 7 transcriptions of the Chopin Etude in G-Flat, Op.10, No.5. The focus of this CD is the Chopin "Minute" Waltz, and we have many more transcriptions of this piece that seems to have fascinated many transcribers. To add more music, Frederic Ullen has added some other Chopin transcriptions as well, including a "Showpan" Boogie and some jazz arrangements by Louis Gruenberg and ending with the original waltz. Some of these arrangers copied other ideas (e.g. putting the theme in 3rds rather than single notes) but most of them have something new and interesting to say. Most of these arrangements are of the romantic school,and I wonder if there are others of more later vintage. There also used to be a published volume of "Minute" waltz transcriptions. Ullen plays these gems with panache and commitment, not just reading them through. I found this disc in the 20th-century orchestral section of my local classical CD store. This is one for those who enjoy the pianism of Marc-Andre Hamelin and others who relish late 19th century fireworks."