Composer Claude Debussy’s 150th birth anniversary is next week. He was one of many composers of the past who made early piano rolls and recordings -- and they have WNYC’s Sara Fishko pondering the nature of interpretation, in this edition of Fishko Files…
Some of the recordings heard in this edition of Fishko Files:
Sergei Rachmaninoff performs his "Oriental Sketch," 1917
Sergei Prokofiev performs his "Piano Concerto No. 3"
Rudolf Serkin performs Beethoven's "Piano Sonata No. 14, (Moonlight)"
Vladimir Ashkenazy performs Beethoven's "Piano Sonata No. 8, (Pathétique)"
Dmitri Shostakovich performs his "Prelude and Fugue No. 12"
Sviatoslav Richter performs Shostakovich's "Prelude and Fugue No. 12"
Sviatoslav Richter performs Shostakovich's "Prelude and Fugue No. 17"
Sergei Rachmaninoff performs his "Piano Concerto No. 2"
Robert Casadesus performs Ravel's "Pavane pour une infante défunte"
Itzhak Perlman performs Brahms' "Hungarian Dances"
WNYC Production Credits...
Executive Producer: Sara Fishko
Assistant Producer: Laura Mayer
Mix Engineer: Wayne Shulmister
Managing Editor, WNYC News: Karen Frillmann