Bridge Records Catalog

Music of a Bygone Era
Frank Glazer, piano

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The American pianist Frank Glazer, now 91 years old, is heard in this highly entertaining collection of short piano compositions- repertoire once standard fare of the day for piano students. These pieces, though fashionable during the latter half of the nineteenth century and early years of the twentieth, are not often performed in concert anymore, despite their great appeal. Glazer writes that "Dohnányi's 1916 transcription of Delibe's Waltz was advertised as 'being performed everywhere with the greatest success by Rachmaninoff, Igna Friedmann, Backhaus, Lhevinne, Godowsky, Eisenberger, Youra Güller, etc.' And as a student in Junior High School, I performed it in our assembly programs....when, in 1932, I arrived in Berlin to study with Artur Schnabel, I soon became aware that he would not be listening to this genre of repertoire, so it lay dormant, unused until many years later..." Frank Glazer's warmly embracing performances bring back an era long past, and the accompanying booklet includes period photographs, and Ruth Glazer's reminiscences of her husband's long career.



“Glazer’s beautiful, robust tone and innate charm are exactly what this music needs. A lovely disc.” -

“Glory is to Glazer, and to Bridge, for returning a sense of dignity to this now historic genre that, in spite of the European origin of most of these pieces, was once as American as apple pie.” - AllMusic (Uncle Dave Lewis)


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Felix Mendelssohn
Song Without Words (“Spring Song”)

Alfred Grünfeld

Leopold Godowsky

Edvard Grieg

Christian Sinding
Rustle of Spring

Moritz Moszkowski
Valse in E

Anton Rubinstein
Melodie in F
Rêve Angélique

Anatole Liadow
A Musical Snuff-Box

Ignace Jan Paderewski
Menuet in G

Franz Liszt
Liebestraum (Notturno III)

Edward MacDowell
Witches Dance (Hexentanz)

Stephen Heller
The Trout (Melody by Schubert)

Léo Delibes
Waltz (from the Ballet “Naila”) (Transcribed by Ernst von Dohnányi)

Frank Glazer, piano


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