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Mastering The Chopin Etudes And Other Essays
Mr Hamelin, who has always included a selection of Godowsky’s in his repertoire and has previously recorded several of them, offers his own perceptive comments on them (below), but it may be of interest to remark briefly on their publication and lengthy gestation. What eventually became ‘LG No 36’ (Chopin’s Op 25 No 6 in G sharp minor) was the first to be published (H Kleber, 1894). This was republished with nine others in 1899 by Schirmer:
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Even twenty years ago, few of the studies had ever been recorded; it was rare indeed to find a pianist brave enough to include any in concert. The earliest Chopin–Godowsky disc was made in 1912 when Vladimir de Pachmann recorded Study No 22, Chopin’s ‘Revolutionary’ transcribed for the left hand alone in the key of C sharp minor. There was a long wait before any significant artist recorded another. This was David Saperton, Godowsky’s son-in-law, who recorded ten of the studies in 1940 (along with some other Godowsky works). The metal masters of these were destroyed by RCA (the metal was needed for shell-cases!) and it was a further twelve years before Saperton re-recorded the selection, adding an eleventh Study. Geoffrey Douglas Madge (Dante, 1989) became the first pianist to record the entire cycle, followed by Carlo Grante (Altarus, 1993–98). At least one pianist (Francesco Libetta) has played the complete 53 in concert (two recitals in Milan, 1994 and 1995).