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1010 W Bernard Wagenaar (1894–1971) USA, born The Netherlands Ciacona (EBM 1942). A four-bar chordal phrase varied seven times. Chordal with florid melodies, short, dissonant, dramatic closing. M-D. Sonata (AMC 1920). First movement: broad, large scale. Improvisation: atmospheric , lyric. Rondoletto. Widely spaced sonorities, complete exploitation of instrument’s resources. D. Saltarello (TP). Polytonal, two voices, gay, dancelike. Int. Georg Christoph Wagenseil (1715–1777) Austria Wagenseil was one of the most important influences to have shaped the Viennese classical keyboard sonata. Six Divertimenti Op.1 1753 (H. Scholz-Michelitsch—Dob 1975). Charming and unpretentious rococo three- or four-movement works in expanded binary form. Preface in German and English. Int. to M-D. Vol. I: Nos.1–3. Vol. II: Nos.4–6. 4 Divertimenti (Nag No.36). Similar to C. P. E. Bach Prussian and Württemberg Sonatas. Three and four movements, homophonic, thin textures, pianistic figuration. M-D. Sonata F Op.4 (Köhler—Litolff; in Alte Meister, Vol. II, Pauer). M-D. Joseph Wagner (1900–1974) USA Sonata b 1946 (PIC) 24pp. Three movements. Well-contrasted ideas, shifting accents , quartal and quintal harmonies, some jazz syncopation. Advanced pianism required. Pastorale and Toccata 1948 (PIC). Pastorale: lyric, melodic. Toccata: highly rhythmic . M-D. Four Miniatures 1959 (PIC). Preface; S; Berceuse; March. Tonal and polytonal, humorous, clever. M-D. Richard Wagner (1813–1883) Germany Wagner composed at the keyboard, and, in spite of his brilliant achievements in orchestration, his music always sounds good on the piano. Sonata BOp.1 1831 (Br&H; Musica Obscura; MMP) 25 min. Allegro con brio: 4/4, SA design. Larghetto: 3/8. Minuetto and Trio: Bellini-like. Finale—Allegro vivace: Rondo. Classic sonata form, Beethoven influence, outer movements use much Alberti bass. M-D. r. wagner   1011 Fantasia f Op.3 1832 (Musica Obscura; Kahnt; MMP) 20pp. 241/2 min. Sectionalized , recitativo passages, chromatic, quite lovely, many starts and stops. Sounds more like the operatic Wagner. M-D. Große Sonata A Op.4 1831 (Gerig) 28pp. 301/2 min. Pleyel influence—written on assignment from Wagner’s teacher Weinlig. Wagner tried his hand at fugal writing in the last movement. M-D. Polonaise D 1831 (Walker—Nov 1973) 3 min. A sketch for the Polonaise D for four hands. Has much vitality, octaves, chording. Would make a good encore. Int. See: R. S. Furness and A.D. Walker, “A Wagner Polonaise,” MT 114 (January 1973): 26, with the Polonaise printed on p.27. Album-Sonate A 1853 (Br&H; Musica Obscura) 16pp. 101/2 min. Written for Mathilde Wesendonck. Bears a spiritual relation to the “Love-Dream” music of Tristan und Isolde as well as the song “Träume,” No.5 of the Wesendonck cycle. Int. to M-D. See: John A. Dowd, “The Album-Sonata for Mathilde Wesendonck: A Neglected Masterpiece of Richard Wagner,” JALS 10 (December 1981): 43–46. Ankumft bei den schwarzen Schwänen 1861 (Musica Obscura) 2pp. 6 min. Langsam , A. Charming character sketch, somewhat Schumannesque. Int. to M-D. In das Album der Fürsten Metternich 1861 (Musica Obscura) 4pp. 21/2 min. Charming salon character piece. Numerous written-out turns. A superb encore. Int. to M-D. Klaviermusik aus der Zuercher Zeit (Labhart—Hug GH 11209) 14pp. Eine Sonate für das Album Frau. M. W. 1853. Polka 1853. Zuericher Vielliebchen-Walzer . Short pieces from the Zürich period. Int. to M-D. Complete Works, Piano Works, Vol.19, Series A (Dahlhaus—Schott 1970). Sonata BPolonaise D for four hands; Fantasia f; Grosse Sonate A; Albumblatt für Ernst Benedikt Lietz (Lied ohne Worte; 1840); Polka G (1853); Eine Sonate für das Album von Frau M. W.; Züricher Vielliebchen—Walzer (1854); In das Album der Fürstin M (1861); Ankunft bei den schwarzen Schwänen; Albumblatt für Betty Schott (1875). Klavierwerke (Schott 7000). Wagner’s nearly complete piano works, eleven pieces , background material. Int. to M-D. Wagner: Piano Music Inspired by Women in His Life (Alfred 264). Polka (1853); Sonata for the Album of Mrs. M. W.; Züricher Vielliebchen-Walzer (1854); Album Leaf; Arrival at the Black Swan; Album Leaf for Mrs. Betty Schott (1875). Int. to M-D. See: Jonathan Bellman, “Wagner Pianiste?” P&K 175 (August 1995): 50–54. Includes a copy of Albumblatt für Ernst Benedikt: Lied ohne Worte. W. S. Newman, “Wagner’s Sonatas,” Studies in Romanticism 7/3 (Spring 1968): 128–39. A discussion of the circumstances, dates, publication, and content of five known piano sonatas...


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