by Leopold Godowsky Hear Josef Hofmann play the Fledermaus symphonic metapmorphosis and you will understand why the term symphonic is used in the . Leopold Godowsky. Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes from J. Strauss II’s ” Die Fledermaus, ” for piano. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears . Leopold Godowsky: Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes from J. Strauss II’s ‘ Die Fledermaus’ – Play streams in full or download MP3 from Classical Archives.

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Strauss “Metamorphoses” by Leopold Godowsky

In other words, there is no narrative logic to the themes: Godowsky uses them instead to weave his ingenious web at will: Godowsky was evidently pleased with himself, judging from the letter he wrote to Maurice Aronson the day he finished work on it: It is rather amusing, not flededmaus but queer, stranger than the beginning.

The transition between the second theme of the second valse and the first theme of the third valse is perhaps the most delicately impassioned passage I have ever written—it has genuine vitality! I think the end is a complete success. You know how long I worry to bring a work like this to a proper climax … This part is almost unplayable, but will sound well when I can play it.

Symphonische Metamorphosen Johann Strauss’scher Themen (Godowsky, Leopold)

I think it very successful. I may be mistaken. Mais je peux me tromper.

Wein, Weib und Gesang ist das op. Wie man sieht, haben die Themen keinen inhaltlich logischen Zusammenhang. Godowsky war offensichtlich zufrieden mit sich selbst, was aus dem Brief hervorgeht, den er an Maurice Aronson am Tag der Fertigstellung des Werkes schrieb: Es ist recht witzig, nicht unmusikalisch, aber ganz speziell, ungewohnter als der Anfang. Ich glaube, das kommt an. Aber vielleicht irre ich mich. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.


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