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The Resource All the things you are, Leon Fleisher

All the things you are, Leon Fleisher

Label
All the things you are
Title
All the things you are
Statement of responsibility
Leon Fleisher
Contributor
Arranger
Instrumentalist
Subject
Genre
Summary
Eighty-five years old when this recording was released in 2014, American pianist Leon Fleisher has lived an unusual story. Acclaimed as one of the most well-rounded pianists in the world in the 1950s, he was forced to stop playing in 1964 when his right hand was afflicted by focal dystonia. He reinvented himself as a musician: as a conductor, and eventually as a specialist in piano music for the left hand. After nearly four decades, treatments with botox made it possible for him to play once again with both hands, but he has continued to play left-hand works. This little album exemplifies his recitals of the 21st century: it is made up mostly of works for the left hand, with one piece, Dina Koston's "Thoughts of Evelyn, " for both hands. The sheer variety of the left-hand music is the attraction: Fleisher's gifts as a pianist shine through as he explores Brahms' somehow monastic arrangement of the Chaconne from Bach's "Partita for solo violin in D minor, BWV 1005, " as well as contemporary pieces written to make listeners forget that only the left hand is involved, a couple of classic popular songs (the album title is evocative, but be aware that most of the music is not by Jerome Kern or popular in origin), and an entrancing prelude of Mompou, originally composed for the left hand alone. The program covers the range of territory that makes for a satisfying recital, and the album is a fine capstone to a remarkable career
Accompanying matter
  • biography of performer or history of ensemble
  • historical information
Cataloging source
TDF
Credits note
Leon Fleisher, piano
Date of event
  • 2013 August 20-22 and
  • 2014 January 6-7,
Dewey number
786.2
Form of composition
multiple forms
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
M20
LC item number
.A45 2014
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/mediumNote
left hand
Music parts
not applicable
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/numberOfPerformers
  • 1
  • 1
Other event information
Recorded
http://bibfra.me/vocab/marc/performanceMedium
  • piano
  • piano
PerformerNote
Leon Fleisher, piano
Place of event
Gould Recital Hall, Curtis Institute of Music, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1833-1897
  • 1898-1937
  • 1915-2009
  • 1893-1987
  • 1885-1945
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fleisher, Leon
  • Prutsman, Stephen
  • Brahms, Johannes
  • Kirchner, Leon
  • Wild, Earl
  • Gershwin, George
  • Perle, George
  • Mompou, Federico
  • Koston, Dina
  • Kern, Jerome
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Piano music (1 hand)
  • Piano music
  • Piano music (1 hand), Arranged
  • Piano music (1 hand), Arranged
  • Piano music
  • Piano music (1 hand)
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
All the things you are, Leon Fleisher
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/011/116/000000000011116939.gif
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Principally original works or arrangements for piano, left hand; the 6th work for piano
  • Title from disc label
  • Program notes by Ray Sprenkle (20 unnumbered pages : illustrations) inserted in container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
performed music
Content type code
prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chaconne / J.S. Bach ; arranged for left hand by Johannes Brahms as Etude no. 5 (17:56) -- L.H. : 1995, for left hand / Leon Kirchner (7:13) -- The man I love / George Gershwin ; arranged for left hand by Earl Wild as Etude no. 3 (2:58) -- Musical offerings : in celebration of Leon Fleisher at 70 : 1997/98, for left hand / George Perle (11:17) -- Prelude no. 6 for left hand / Federico Mompou (6:10) -- Thoughts of Evelyn : 2000, for piano / Dina Koston (6:50) -- All the things you are / Jerome Kern ; arranged for left hand by Stephen Prutsman (4:50)
Control code
ocn883245245
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 audio disc (57 min., 27 sec.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
  • 090404942921
  • 00090404942921
Publisher number
  • BRIDGE 9429
  • 9429
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1088917
  • (OCoLC)883245245
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
All the things you are, Leon Fleisher
Link
http://midwesttapes.com/images/movies/000/000/000/011/116/000000000011116939.gif
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Principally original works or arrangements for piano, left hand; the 6th work for piano
  • Title from disc label
  • Program notes by Ray Sprenkle (20 unnumbered pages : illustrations) inserted in container
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
performed music
Content type code
prm
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chaconne / J.S. Bach ; arranged for left hand by Johannes Brahms as Etude no. 5 (17:56) -- L.H. : 1995, for left hand / Leon Kirchner (7:13) -- The man I love / George Gershwin ; arranged for left hand by Earl Wild as Etude no. 3 (2:58) -- Musical offerings : in celebration of Leon Fleisher at 70 : 1997/98, for left hand / George Perle (11:17) -- Prelude no. 6 for left hand / Federico Mompou (6:10) -- Thoughts of Evelyn : 2000, for piano / Dina Koston (6:50) -- All the things you are / Jerome Kern ; arranged for left hand by Stephen Prutsman (4:50)
Control code
ocn883245245
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
  • 4 3/4 in.
  • 4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
1 audio disc (57 min., 27 sec.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
  • 090404942921
  • 00090404942921
Publisher number
  • BRIDGE 9429
  • 9429
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a1088917
  • (OCoLC)883245245
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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