Twenty-Five / David Stanhope.
After taking a break from recording the Chopin Op.10 etudes with the Godowsky studies, and making a welcome return to the keyboard, David Stanhope tackles some of the most technically fiendish repertoire in the piano literature - the Godowsky Studies on Chopin's Etudes Op. 25. Written to demonstrate hitherto undiscovered technical possibilities in playing the piano, these works are astounding for their time and remain exciting to the modern listener. They will always be exciting for the performer.... In particular, the left-hand Studies of Godowsky chart new territory, so the whole set of works was filmed throughout the recording sessions, interspersed with illustrated commentaries by the performer. He proves it is possible to play these works as written, without any technical cheating!
This DVD presentation includes introductions to all the groups of pieces.
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