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Prelude. 25 Piano Pieces Op. 59 No. 24

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Uploaded by: Erzahler (09/04/21)
Composer: Goedicke, Alexander
Sample Producer: OrganArt Media
Sample Set: 1925 G.F. Steinmeyer, Berlin, Germany
Software: Hauptwerk VI
Genre: Romantic
Alexander Fyodorovich Goedicke was a Soviet and Russian composer, pianist and organist.
Goedicke was a professor at Moscow Conservatory.
Born; 4 March 1877 in Moscow
Died; 9 July 1957 in Moscow

With no formal training in composition, he studied piano at the Moscow Conservatory with Galli, Pavel Pabst and Vasily Safonov. Goedicke won the Anton Rubinstein Competition in 1900.
Despite his lack of traditional guidance, his compositional efforts were rewarded when he won the Rubinstein Prize for Composition at the young age of 23.

Alexander Goedicke numbers among a sizeable group of fine Russian musicians who virtually disappeared from view in the Soviet age. His large output of symphonies, operas and chamber music (in addition to works for his own instruments) remains to be explored but, oddly, he is remembered for his Concert Etude for trumpet, which enlivens the sparse concert repertoire of that instrumentano pieces. His ingenuity and pianistic resourcefulness suggest that he had closely studied the transcriptions of Ferruccio Busoni (the undisputed master in this field), and many of the devices of the Italian genius can be heard in Goedicke's scores - octave displacements, interlinked thumbs for middle voices, and a general concern to discover truly pianistic equivalents to the organ's many voices, together with an awareness of church acoustics.
However, he gave many organ recitals in Russia always on the organ of the Moscow Conservatory and there is an organ competition in his name.

There are recordings of his playing of Bach (very much 'of the time') on youtube.

For organ he wrote 2 Preludes and Fugues Op. 34 and 7 Pieces, Op. 84.
His Prelude and Fugue in C minor, op.34, No.1 can be heard here played by the brilliant Vladimir Magalashvili on the Berlin Steinmeyer organ;
Performance: Live
Recorded in: Stereo
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