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Filmed at Wanda Landowska's home in St. Leu-La-Foret near Paris, 1927 by Karol Liszniewski
Wanda Landowska performs an excerpt from Bach's Concerto No. 3 for Harpsichord, BWV 1054 at her home in Lakeville
Wanda Landowska, 1879--1959, Polish-French harpsichordist and pianist, studied at the Warsaw Conservatory. She taught piano (1900--1912) at the Schola Cantorum, Paris, and harpsichord (1912--19) at the Berlin Hochschule. She established her École de Musique ancienne in Paris in 1925. In 1940, she came to the United States, settling in Lakeville, Conn., where she taught and made recordings. Largely responsible for the revival of interest in the harpsichord and its music, she was the teacher of many noted contemporary harpsichordists. Manuel de Falla and Francis Poulenc wrote (1926 and 1929) the first 20th-century harpsichord concertos for her.
Excerpt from the
documentary of Wanda Landowska
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Very special recording .Wanda Landowska (harpsichord) and Yehudi menuhin (violin)
Excerpt from the documentary of Wanda Landowska
From: VAI DVD 4246 Wanda Landowska - Uncommon Visionary
A fascinating documentary about the life and art of the woman who single-handedly revived interested in the harpsichord. As a bonus, following the documentary, Landowska is seen in brief solo performances of Bach: Concerto in D major, 3rd mvt. (excerpt), Italian Concerto, 1st mvt. (abridged), Concerto in D major (after Vivaldi), 2nd mvt.; and Bransle Simple by the early 17th-century French composer Antoine Francisque.
Approx. 65 min. Color/Black & White.
BACH - VARIAZIONI GOLDBERG - Cembalo: Wanda Landowska (First Rec 1933)
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