Arthur Gold And Robert Fizdale ‎– 1900-1952 Music For 2 Pianos

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Columbia ‎– SL-198
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3 × Vinyl, LP, Album
Box Set
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Tracklist

A1 Stravinsky Concerto For Two Solo Pianos; First Movement: Con Moto
A2 Stravinsky Concerto For Two Solo Pianos; Second Movement: Notturno
A3 Stravinsky Concerto For Two Solo Pianos; Third & Fourth Movements: Four Variations; Prelude And Fugue
B1 Darius Milhaud Concerto D'Automne: For Two Pianos (Four Hands) And Eight Instrumentals
B2 Erik Satie En Habit De Cheval; Choral; Fugue Litanique; Autre Choral; Fugue De Papier
C1 Samuel Barber Souvenirs, Op. 28; Tempo Di Waltz
C2 Samuel Barber Souvenirs, Op. 28; Schottisch
C3 Samuel Barber Souvenirs, Op. 28; Pas De Deux
C4 Samuel Barber Souvenirs, Op. 28; Two Step
C5 Samuel Barber Souvenirs, Op. 28; Hesitation - Tango
C6 Samuel Barber Souvenirs, Op. 28; Galop
D1 Alexei Haieff Sonata For Two Pianos; First Movement: Allegro
D2 Alexei Haieff Sonata For Two Pianos; Second Movement: Andante
D3 Alexei Haieff Sonata For Two Pianos; Third Movement: Allegro
E1 Debussy Six Epigraphes Antiques; Pour Invoquer Pan, Dieu Du Vent D'Ete
E2 Debussy Six Epigraphes Antiques; Pour Un Tombeau Sans Nom
E3 Debussy Six Epigraphes Antiques; Pour Que La Nuit Soit Nom
E4 Debussy Six Epigraphes Antiques; Pour La Danseuse Aux Crotales
E5 Debussy Six Epigraphes Antiques; Pour L'Egyptienne
E6 Debussy Six Epigraphes Antiques; Pour Remercier La Pluie Au Matin
E7 Francis Poulenc Sonate For Piano Four Hands; I - Prelude
E8 Francis Poulenc Sonate For Piano Four Hands; II - Rustique
E9 Francis Poulenc Sonate For Piano Four Hands; III - Finale
F1 Paul Hindemith Sonata For Piano Four Hands; I- Massig Bewegt (Moderately Lively)
F2 Paul Hindemith Sonata For Piano Four Hands; II - Lebhaft (Lively)
F3 Paul Hindemith Sonata For Piano Four Hands; III - Ruhig Bewegt (Quietly Moving)
F4 Vittorio Rieti Suite Champetre; I - Bourree
F5 Vittorio Rieti Suite Champetre; II - Aria Et Ecossaise
F5 Vittorio Rieti Suite Champetre; Gigue

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Notes

Columbia Masterworks Box Set Pressing with Bound Notation Booklet. Cover Art & Design by Rudolph de Harak. Recorded 1952-1953 at Columbia's 30th Street Studio in New York City.

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WhatCheer

August 27, 2011

Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale were an influential American two-piano ensemble. They were also authors and television cooking show hosts who lived a lifelong gay partnership based around their common interests of music, travel and cooking. The duo also revolutionized the art of performing as a two-piano duo, and are responsible for many of the most important works of the second half of the 20th century, including works by John Cage ("A Book of Music" (1944) one of Cage's earliest experiments using prepared Piano), Paul Bowles, Virgil Thomson, Ned Rorem & many other very important American Composers. Gold and Fizdale were fixtures in New York's artistic community, being friends with literary and cultural figures such as Truman Capote, James Schuyler, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins.

This album is equally important, as its cover artwork was done by Rudolph de Harak, an influential designer who designed elements of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Egyptian Wing. His illustrative graphic design work is highly collected, some of which appeared in Esquire Magazine. His work is jazz-like, and he also designed jazz & classical album covers for Columbia Records, and the Oxford, Circle and Westminster labels - all of which are highly sought after by collectors.