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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Holiday For Harpsichord - E. Power Biggs


Falla: Ritual Fire Dance from "El Amor Brujo"

Holiday For Harpsichord 
Fun-Filled Favorites From E. Power Biggs & His Pedal Harpsichord
All Arrangements by E. Power Biggs
Produced by Andrew Kazdin
Cover Photo: Bob Cato
Cover Illustrations and Lettering: Chas B Slackman
Columbia Records ML 6278

From Billboard - August 20, 1966: One of the surest sellers in the classical field, E. Power Biggs has come up with one of the most unusual recordings in a long time, containing a series of standard selections he transcribed for a pedal harpsichord. One after another they come, "Marche Melitarie," "Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 3," "The Swan," "In The Hall Of The Mountain King."

Schubert: Marche Militarie, Op. 51, No. 1
Schubert: Moment Musical In F Minor
Mozart: Rondo Alla Turca from Sonata In Major, K, 331
Haydn: Minuet from Symphony No. 104 In D Major, "London"
Beethoven: Turkish March from "The Ruins Of Athens"
Beethoven: Minuet In G Major
Falla: Ritual Fire Dance from "El Amor Brujo"
Chopin: "Military" Polonaise In A Major, Op. 40, No. 1
Chopin: Prelude In C Major, Op. 28, No. 20 / Prelude In A Major, Op. 28, No. 7
Weber: Country Dance
Boccherini: "Celebrated Minuet In A Major
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 5
Grieg: In The Hall Of The Mountain King from "Peer Gynt Suite No. 1"
Saint-Saens: The Swan from "The Carnival Of The Animals"
Tchaikovsky: Russian Dance ("Trepak") from "Nutcracker Suite," Op. 71a

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