American Virtuoso
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Renowned American composer George Walker reveals his virtuoso interpretive side.

George Walker began his concert career as a pianist with a "notable debut" recital in Town Hall, New York, in 1945 - a recital sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Efrem Zimbalist. Two weeks later, he performed the Third Piano Concerto of Rachmaninoff with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene Ormandy conducting. He was immediately hailed as one of the most brilliant pianists of his generation. In 1950, he became the first black instrumentalist to be signed by a major concert management, National Concert Artists. In 1953, he made an unprecedented tour of seven European countries - Sweden, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy and England with phenomenal success. Today, he is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Classical Music Hall of Fame. And by the way, as a composer, in 1996, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in Music for his composition Lilacs for Voice and Orchestra, which was premiered by the Boston Symphony Orchestra with Seiji Ozawa conducting.
Contents:
Franz Josef Haydn, composer
Sonata in C Minor, Hob. XVI/20
George Walker, piano

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer
Sonata in E Flat Major, K.282
George Walker, piano

Franz Schubert, composer
Impromptu in A Flat Major, Op. 90, No. 4
George Walker, piano

Frederic Chopin, composer
Nocturne in D Flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2
George Walker, piano

Frederic Chopin, composer
Mazurka in F Minor, Op. 63, No. 2
George Walker, piano

Frederic Chopin, composer
Mazurka in C Major, Op. 33, No. 3
George Walker, piano

Frederic Chopin, composer Mazurka in D Flat Major, Op. 30, No. 3
George Walker, piano

Frederic Chopin, composer
Etude in G flat Major, Op. 10, No. 5
George Walker, piano

Claude Debussy, composer
Bruyeres (Prelude No. 5, Bk. 11)
George Walker, piano

Franz Liszt, composer
Valse Oubliee
George Walker, piano

Franz Liszt, composer
Funerailles
George Walker, piano

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