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17 pieces by Albéniz, Chaminade, Chopin, Glazunov, Moszkowski, Rachmaninov, Anton Rubinstein, Schubert, Johann Strauss II & Tchaikovsky and including arrangements and original pieces by Godowsky
Reviewed by: Colin Anderson
Reviewed: March 2007
CD No: DECCA ELOQUENCE 476 8537
Duration: 69 minutes
Josef Hofmann’s scintillating showpiece gives the CD its name. Also included are Godowsky’s finger-breaking transcription of Wine, Women and Song and his re-write of Saint-Saëns’s The Swan. Anton Rubinstein’s indelible Melody in F is included and with much else to allure, scintillate and smile at. Shura Cherkassky’s individuality, bravado and old-world charm are the perfect medium for this delicious menu.