Notes for August 2010
Number of items in this month's catalogue: 2
1. The new Forest of the Amazon by Villa-Lobos which we offered last month was out of stock at its distributor by July 5. This is partly because it was a June release but did not arrive in my hands until after the July catalogue was up on the website and in the mail but also a symptom of the disease every American distributor is catching: unwillingness to keep more than skeleton stock even on new releases. These back-orders will be filled with your August orders.
2. While the back-ordered customers for this item are fewer than for the above, you'll need to know that it is taking two months for Preiser's distributor to get more of the Beethoven/Mahler 07M007. I am told not to expect more of this until early September. Business is bad all around but it hurts worse when you can't get things that people actually want to buy...
August 2010 Catalogue
Husum Festivals 1987 & 1988ADOLF VON HENSELT (1814-1889): Etudes in D Minor, Op. 2/1 and in D Flat, Op. 2/2, MORITZ MOSZKOWSKI (1854-1925): Etincelles, Op. 36/6 (Michael Ponti), FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN (1810-1849): Bolero, Op. 19 (Boris Bloch), FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828)/CARL TAUSIG (1841-1871): Andantino and Variations, Op. 84/1, LEOPOLD GODOWSKY (1870-1938): The Gardens of Buitenzorg, RICHARD STRAUSS (1864-1949)/GODOWSKY: Ständchen, GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898-1938)/EARL WILD (1915-2010): Summertime (Daniel Berman), GODOWSKY: Elegy for the Left Hand, ERWIN SCHULHOFF (1894-1942): Tango from 5 Etudes de Jazz (Rainer M. Klaas), RICHARD WAGNER (1813-1888)/HANS VON BÜLOW (1830-1894): Paraphrase des Quintetts aus "Meistersinger" (Eckart Sellheim), CÉCILE CHAMINADE (1857-1944): Autrefois, Op. 87/4, PIERRE SANCAN (1916-2008): Caprice romantique for the Left Hand (Peter Froundjian), FLORENT SCHMITT (1870-1958): Le cheval de Ferme-l'œil, Op. 58/3, Le parapluie chinois, Op. 58/7 (Duo Quatre Mains), SERGEI RACHMANINOV (1873-1943): Waltz for 6 Hands (Froundjian, Klaas, Berman), CARL NIELSEN (1865-1931): Piano Music for Young and Old, Op. 53, Nos. 1, 2, 3a, 3b, 4-7, 14, 15, 17, 19 & 21 (Peter Westenholz), FRANZ LISZT (1811-1886): Klavierstück in F Sharp Minor, CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862-1918): Masques (Nina Tichman), CHARLES-VALENTIN ALKAN (1813-1888): 3 Esquisses, Op. 63 (Klaas), LISZT: Les cloches de Genève (1st version), EMMANUEL CHABRIER (1841-1894): Air de Ballet, Mauresque from Pièces pittoresques, KAROL SZYMANOWSKI (1882-1937): Valse romantique (Froundjian), MIKHAIL GLINKA (1804-1857)/MILY BALAKIREV (1837-1910): The Lark, FRITZ KREISLER (1875-1962)/RACHMANINOV: Liebesleid (Philip Fowke), JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU (1683-1764)/GODOWSKY: Elégie, JOHN IRELAND (1879-1962): The Island Spell, RACHMANINOV/EARL WILD: The Floods of Spring (Berman), MARC-ANDRÉ HAMELIN (b.1961): Etude No. 12, ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856): Abschied (Hamelin), HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS (1887-1959): Ciranda No. 4 (Roberto Szidon), JOSEPH JOACHIM (1831-1907): Variations über ein irisches Elgenlied (Michael Struck).
The Art of the Toy Piano 2JOHN CAGE (1912-1992): Suite for Toy Piano, Dream for Toy Piano and Piano (arr. Margaret Leng Tan), ERIC GRISWOLD (b.1969): Old MacDonald's Yellow Submarine for Toy Piano, Prepared Piano, Music Box, Woodblocks, Bicycle Bell, Bicycle Horn and Train Whistle, TOBY TWINING (b.1958): An American in Buenos Aires (A Blues Tango) for Toy Piano and Piano, GEORGE CRUMB (b.1929): Put My Little Shoes Away from American Songbook VI for Voice, Toy Piano and Toy Percussion (arr. Tan), JEROME KITZKE (b.1955): The Animist Child for Toy Piano and Voice, ROSS BOLLETER (b.1946): Hymn to Ruin for Ruined Toy Piano and Toy Piano, LAURA LIBEN (b.1943): She Herself Alone for Toy Piano and Toy Psaltery.
Earle Brown Contemporary Sound Series, Vol. 3LUCIANO BERIO (1925-2003): Circles, SYLVANO BUSSOTTI (b.1931): Frammento, JOHN CAGE (1912-1992): Aria with Fontana Mix (Cathy Berberian [voice], Francis Pierre [harp], Jean-Pierre Drouet, Boris de Vinogradov [percussion], Luciano Berio [piano]. Original 1962 Time LP release), TOSHIRO MAYUZUMI (1929-1997): Nirvana Symphony for 12-part Male Chorus and Orchestra (Tokyo Choraliers, Nippon University Chorus, NHK Symphony Orchestra; Wilhelm Schüchter. Original 1962 Time LP release), IANNIS XENAKIS (1922-2001): Herma, ROGER REYNOLDS (b.1934): Fantasy for Pianist, YUJI TAKAHASHI (b.1938): Metathesis, EARLE BROWN (1926-2002): Corroboree (Yuji Takahashi [piano]. Original 1970 Mainstream LP release).