Saturday, October 29, 2016

George Copeland - The Complete Victor Solo Recordings

The American pianist George Copeland (1882-1971) Was the leading champion of Debussy’s piano music during the composer’s lifetime. His attraction to this music, which began in the 1890s, led to his premieres of several Debussy pieces in the United States by 1905 and his presentation of all-Debussy recitals as early as 1909. He met and played for the composer on numerous occasions in Paris in 1911, performed the World premieres of two of the Etudes in 1916 and organized and played in a Debussy memorial concert in Boston several weeks after the composer’s death in 1918. Remarkably, Copeland programmed Debussy’s music in all of his known recitals in the United States, Canada and Europe from 1905 to 1965. The core of Copeland’s repertoire was French and Spanish music from the Baroque period through to Milhaud and de Falla. Although he occasionally played major Works by Chopin and Schumann, he largely ignored the music of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven (with the notable exception of the Sonata, Op. 57) as well as such contemporaries as Bartók and Stravinsky. His refined singing tone owed much to his love of opera and his associations with leading singers, including Lucrezia Bori (with whom he recorded), Maggie Teyte (with whom he performed), Mary Garden and Marguerite d’Alvarez...
Charles Timbrell 1997 (from the booklet)

George Copeland
The Complete
Victor Solo Recordingds

Tracks

Cd. 1

Claude Debussy
(1862-1918)

1 Prélude à "l'Après-midi d'un Faune"  7:33
(transcr. Copeland)
2 Menuet (Suite bergamasque, L. 75)  3:57
3 Clair de lune (Suite bergamasque, L. 75)  3:44
4 Sarabande (Pour le piano, L. 95)  4:23
5 La Soirée dans Grenade (Estampes, L. 100 n° 2)  4:36
6 Voiles. Modéré (Préludes, Livre 1, L. 117 n° 2)  3:49
7 La Cathédrale engloutie. Profondément calme  4:57
(Préludes, Livre 1, L. 117 n° 10)
8 La Puerta del Vino. Mouvement de Habanera  4:06
(Préludes, Livre 2, L. 123 n° 3)
9 Bruyères. Calme (Préludes, Livre 2, L. 123 n° 5)  1:49
10 Général Lavine, eccentric. Mouvement d'un Cake-walk (Préludes, Livre 2, L. 123 n° 6)  2:12
11 La Terrasse des audiences du clair de lune. Lent (Préludes, Livre 2, L. 123 n° 7)  4:05
12 La Sérénade interrompue. Modérément animé (Préludes, Livre 1, L. 117 n° 9)
13 Canope. Très calme (Préludes, Livre 2, L. 123 n° 10)  2:32

Erik Satie
(1866-1925)

14 Gymnopedie, n° 1. I. Lent et douloureux  2:56

Darius Milhaud
(1892-1974)

15 Adieu (from Automne)  2:41

Claude Debussy
(1862-1918)

16 Danses sacrée. Très modéré (Danses sacrée et profane, L. 103 [I])  3:03
17 Ronde (La Boîte à joujoux, L. 128)  2:10

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Cd. 2

Frederico Mompou
(1893-1987)

1 Cançons i dansas n° 4 - Canço ('El mariner - Ball del ciri')  2:23

Isaac Albéniz
(1860-1909)

2 Tango (España, 6 album leaves, Op. 165, n° 2)  2:07
3 Tango [español] in A Minor (2 Spanish National Songs, Op.164, n° 2)  3:18
4 Rumores de la caleta - Malagueña (Recuerdos de viaje, Op. 71 [n° 6])  1:57

Manuel Infante
(1883-1958)

5 Canto flamenco (Pochades andalouses, n° 1)  2:41

Joaquín Nin
(1879-1949)

6 Serenata (Cadena de valses 'Evocación romántica', n° 7)  2:29

Joaquín Turina
(1882-1949)

7 Fandango (Bailete 'Suite de danzas del siglo XIX', Op. 79, n° 5)  2:20
8 Sacro-Monte (Danzas gitanas, Set 1, n° 5, Op. 55 n° 5)  1:34

Emilio Lehmberg
(1905-1949)

9 El Puerto  3:11

Ramon Zuera
(?)

10 Igualada (Spanish Dance). Tempo di Habanera  4:24
(à George Copeland)

Frederico Longas
(1893-1968)

11 Aragón  3:55

Enrique Granados
(1867-1916)

12 Playera, (Spanish Dance, Op. 37, n° 5 in E Minor aka 'Andaluza')  2:48

Manuel de Falla
(1876-1946)

13 Escena y Canción del fuego fatuo (El Amor brujo, G. 68)  2:09
(revised version)

Gustavo Pittaluga
(1906-1975)

14 Romanza de Solita (La Romería de los cornudos, Tres Danzas)  1:54

Heitor Villa-Lobos
(1887-1959)

15 Saudades das selvas Brasileiras, A. 226  2:49

Ernesto Lecuona
(1895-1963)

16 Malagueña  3:28

Johann Sebastian Bach
(1685-1750)

17 Passepied I (English Suite, n° 5 [V] in E minor, BWV 810)  1:56
18 Passepied II (English Suite, n° 5 [V] in E minor, BWV 810)  1:47
19 Jesus Christus, Gotts Sohn (Cantata n° 4, 'Christ lag in Todes Banden,' BWV 4  4:25
(transcr. Rummel)

[Anonymous]

20 16th Century Suite  4:04
(arr. Copeland)

Isaac Albéniz
(1860-1909)

21 Córdoba (Cantos de España, Op. 232, B. 44, n°  4)  4:36

Gustavo Pittaluga
(1906-1975)

22 Danza de la hoguera (La Romería de los cornudos, Tres Danzas, n° 1)  2:31

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George Copeland - p

Recorded between March 21, 1933 & May 11, 1964

See the complete artwork

See also
http://www.musicweb-international.com/classrev/2003/July03/Copeland_Victor.htm
and also
http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/matrix/index

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