Discography of Godowsky's Studies on Chopin's Etudes

The discography includes complete recordings only and is cronological with respect to date of recording. I welcome any additions or corrections.

"They are probably the most impossibly difficult things ever written for the piano." (Harold C. Schonberg)

Year Date Pianist Cover Label Reference Comments
1989 Summer Geoffrey Douglas Madge Dante PSG 8903/04
PSG 8905/06
1994
1995
13 March
26 January
Francesco Libetta Libetta
private tape
Unpublished
live recording
Filmed at two concerts at Milan Conservatory.

Libetta first performed the complete studies in
1990 in Galatina, Italy, at the age of 22. Also in
2006 in Naples and Florence. In 2010 he performed
the complete set in one day in Brasilia.

A DVD release was indicated in International
Piano Quarterly (1999 spring issue), and on Libetta's
homepage in 2000. However, not yet published.
1993
1995
1998
n/a Carlo Grante Altarus AIR-CD-9092
AIR-CD-9093
AIR-CD-9094
Published 1993, 1995 and 1998. No recording date
information.

The set excludes single-note version of no. 28.
1998


1999
29-31 August

23, 24, 26 August
6 October
Marc-André Hamelin Hyperion CDA67411/2 Hamelin has recorded several individual studies
on other discs, refer Hamelin discography
2000 7-9 January Carlo Grante Music & Arts CD-1093
2005 n/a Attr. Joyce Hatto Concert Artist CACD 9147-2
CACD 9148-2
This "recording" is a hoax, refer www.farhanmalik.com:

Joyce Hatto's husband prepared the "recording"
on the basis of Hamelin's and Grante's (Altarus)
complete recordings and Ian Hobson's Arabesque
recording of 18 selected studies.
2009
2010
July
July
Ivan Ilić Paraty 311.205 The complete studies for the left hand alone.
2010 n/a "Michael Nanasakov" Nanasawa
Articulates
JNCD-1012 Produced with computer and Yamaha discklavier
by Junichi Nanasawa.

Nanasawa names the virtual pianist Michael
Nanasakov.

Established 26 November 2011. Latest update 31 December 2014.

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