Solo: Wanda Landowska harpsichord. Johann sebastian bach. The Polish dance form is typified by Chopin’s Mazurkas. Landowska wrote that ‘it is important to be aware of the character of the mazur to avoid turning it into an elegant salon piece, accented like a Viennese waltz’. Chopin’s music played on the harpsichord may be thought of as incongruous, yet Landowska in her inimitable way wrote, ‘Yes, on the harpsichord! Do not be angry with me, my pianist friends! And now, let me tell you why I do this: The harpsichord, reservoir of sharp colours, flute, strings, nasal oboes, bagpipes, contrabass, is the ideal instrument to render folk-music.
Three Polish Dances Of The 17th Century. Transcription By – Wanda Landowska.
Wanda Landowska (harpsichord). Release Date: 29th Aug 2005. Catalogue No: SBT1380. Oginski, M K: Polonaise in A minor 'Farewell to the Homeland'. Wanda Landowska (harpsichord). Landowska: Bourrée D'Auvergne No. 2. Cato: Chorea Polonica. Oginski, M K: Polonaise in G major. Rameau: Air grave pour les deux Polonois. Couperin, F: Air dans le goût Polonois. Three Polish Dances (17th Cent).
The Dances of Poland album is definitely an oddity, but the pulsing rhythmic power of Landowska's playing makes the music work surprisingly well. Hear the very first work on the album, Michal Kleofas Oginski's Polonaise No. 1 in A major, "Farewell to the Fatherland" - a rousing work that sounds like a predecessor of Chopin's "Revolutionary" Etude
Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland (1879 – 1959). Wanda Landowska (July 5, 1879 – August 16, 1959), harpsichordist whose performances, teaching, recordings and writings played a large role in reviving the popularity of that instrument in the early 20th century. She was the first person to record Bach's Goldberg Variations on the harpsichord (1931). Landowska was born in Warsaw, where her father was a lawyer, and her mother a linguist who translated Mark Twain into Polish.
Performer: Wanda Landowska. Album Title: Dances Of Ancient Poland. Label: RCA Victor Red Seal – LM-2830, RCA Red Seal – LM 2830 Series: A Treasury Of Immortal Performances – Type: Vinyl, LP, Mono, Reissue Country: US Date of released: Category: Classical Style: Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, Neo-Classical. Related albums to Wanda Landowska - Dances Of Ancient Poland.
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Wanda Aleksandra Landowska (5 July 1879 – 16 August 1959) was a Polish-French harpsichordist whose performances, teaching, recordings, and writings played a large role in reviving the popularity of the harpsichord in the early 20th century. She was the first person to record Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations on the harpsichord (1933). She became a naturalized French citizen in 1938.
Gagliarda (transcribed Wanda LANDOWSKA) Wanda LANDOWSKA (1879-1959) Bourée d’Auvergne Diomedes CATO Chorea Polonica (transcribed Wanda LANDOWSKA) Jean-Phillipe RAMEAU (1683-1764) Air Grave pour deux polonaise from Les Indes Galantes Francois COUPERIN (1668-1733) Air dans le gout polonaise Three Polish Dances of the Seventeenth Century N. Polonaise Courante. N. Anonymous N. Anonymous Wanda Landowska (harpsichord) Recorded in 1946 and 1951 NAXOS . 11055. This is a cannily selected disc. But here we have two "discrete" (hate the word but let’s use it) album sets, one from 1946, the Treasury of Harpsichord Music album, and the later 1951 Dances of Ancient Poland set (originally called Landowska plays for Paderewski).
|Polonaise In A Minor||5:15|
|Polonaise In G||2:16|
|Air Grave Pour Deux Polonais||3:00|
|Air Dans Le Goût Polonais||1:45|
|Three Polish Dances Of The 17th Century||(4:05)|
|Nos. 2 And 3|
|The Hop (Wedding Folk Song)||3:37|
|Mazurka In C, Op. 56, No. 2||1:57|
|LM-2830, LM 2830||Wanda Landowska||Dances Of Ancient Poland (LP, Mono, RE)||RCA Victor Red Seal, RCA Red Seal||LM-2830, LM 2830||US||Unknown|
|630.818 A||Wanda Landowska||Danses De L'ancienne Pologne (LP, Album, Mono)||RCA Victor||630.818 A||France||1966|