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Recording List for Gordon Rumson's Gunnar Johansen feature

All recordings are studio recordings unless otherwise marked. Recording dates are given where known.

In his Blue Mounds recording studio Gunnar Johansen had access to the following instruments:

Hamburg Steinway ca. 1920 Concert Grand (D) (after ca. 1960)
Moor Steinway Double Keyboard (D)
Moor Bösensdorfer Double Keyboard
Harpsichord, Spinet, Virginal and Clavichord built 1950s


All records or cassettes available from and © by Artist Direct. All performances used with permission of Artist Direct, James P. Colias and Sikesdi Press. Artist Direct does not use catalogue numbers.


Example 1
Franz Liszt: Wilde Jagd from 12 Transcendental Studies
Series: Franz Liszt Complete Piano Works, Album 4
Date of recording: early 1960s


Example 2
Gunnar Johansen: Sonata II "Pearl Harbor, Dec. 6, 1941": Finale -- in modo ironico e tragico
Series: Gunnar Johansen Piano Works, Album 2
Date of recording: unknown (live performance)


Example 3
Gunnar Johansen: Sonata XXIII "Trilogie der Leidenschaft" (mvt 1)
Series: Gunnar Johansen Piano Works, Album 15
Date of recording: (early 1980s)


Example 4
J.S. Bach: Passacaglia in c minor
Album: Bach Complete Clavier Works, Album 1
Date of recording: 1950/1


Example 5
Gunnar Johansen: Sonata 108
Date of recording: 1960
Series: Gunnar Johansen Piano Works, Album 1
[Reengineered by James Chiello and Gordon Rumson 1993]


Example 6
Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody #2
Series: Franz Liszt Complete Piano Works, Album 20
Date of recording: late 1960s


Example 7
Ferruccio Busoni: Sonatina No. 2
Series: Ferruccio Busoni Complete Piano Works, Album 1
Date of recording: early 1960s


Twelve Historical Piano Recitals

by Gunnar Johansen
at the
University of Wisconsin
The School of Music


First Program
Monday Evening, April 3, 1939 at 8:00

    Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643) Toccata Gagliarda e Fuga
    Padre Rossi (1600-?) Arietta
    Alessrando Scarlatti (1659-1725) Minuetto e Toccata Ottava
    Jean-Baptiste Lully (1639-87) Sarabande et Menuet
    François Couperin (1688-1733) Les Vendangeuses
    Jean Philippe Rameau (1683-1764) Musette en rondeau et Tambourin


    Antonio Vivaldi (circa 1675-1743) Adagio
    Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) Pastorale
    Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) Group of Sonatas
    Georg Fridrich Handel (1685-1759) Suite in E MajorPrelude--Allemande--Sarabande--Corrente--Air Avec Variation

Second Program
Wednesday Aternoon, April 5, at 4:15

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

    Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
    The Well-Tempered Clavichord
    Three Preludes and Fugues
    Italian Concerto Allegro--Andante--Presto


Toccata in D Major
Three Menuets
Concerto e Fuga in C Minor(1)

Third Program
Friday Aftrnoon, April 7, at 4:15

Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-88)

Prussian Sonata. Allegro--Adagio--Presto
Rondo in G Major

Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)

Sonata in E Flat Major, Allegro--Adagio--Presto


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-91)

Sonata In A Major, Tema con Variazioni--Menuetto--Rondo a La Turca
Sonata in B Flat Major, Allegro--Andante Cantabile--Allegretto Grazioso Fantasy in C Minor

Fourth Program
Monday Evening, April 24, at 8:00

Ludwig Van Beethoven (1770-1827)

Sonata Opus Twenty-six, Tema con Variazioni--Scherzo--Marcia Funebre--Allegro
Sonata, Opus Fifty-Seven, Assai Allegro--Andante con Moto--Attaca Allegro, Ma Non Troppo


Rondo In G
Rondo a Capriccio (Rage Over a Lost Penny)
Sonata, Opus One Hundred Eleven, Maestoso, Allegro con Brio Ed Appassionata--Arietta (Con Variaziona) Adagio Molto, Semplice E Cantabile

Fifth Program
Wednesday Afternoon, April 26, at 4:15

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Sonata in B Flat Major, Opus Posthumous Molto moderato--Andante sostenuto--Allegro vivace con delicatezza --Allegro Moderato
Three Impromptus, E Flat Major--B Flat Major--F Minor
Two Moments Musicals
Group of Waltzes


Phantasie (The Wanderer) Allegro Con Fuoco Ma Non Troppo--Adagio--Presto--Allegro Fugato

Sixth Program
Friday Afternoon, April 28, at 4:15

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Sonata in A Major, Opus One Hundred Twenty Allegro Moderato--Andante--Allegro

Carl Maria Von Weber (1786-1826)

Sonata In C Major, Opus Twenty--Four Allegro--Adagio--Menuetto, Allegro--Rondo (Perpetuo Mobile)


Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (1809-1847)

Five Songs Without Words

Robert Schumann (1810-56)

Etudes Symphoniques, Opus Thirteen

Seventh Program
Monday Evening, May 1, at 8:00

Frederic Chopin (1810-49)

Four Ballades, G Minor, Opus Twenty Three--F Major, Opus Thirty-Eight--A flat Major, Opus Forty-Seven--F Minor, Opus Fifty-Two
Twelve Etudes, Opus Ten


Sonata in B Minor, Opus Fifty-Eight Allegro Maestoso--Scherzo--Largo--Finale

Eighth Program
Wednesday Afternoon, May 3, at 4:15

Franz Liszt (1811-86)

Sonata in B Minor (In one movement)


Frederic Chopin (1810-49)

Twenty-Four Preludes

Ninth Program
Monday Evening, May 8, at 8:00

Franz Liszt (1811-86)

Weinen--Klagen--Variations, on a basso ostinato by Bach

Frederic Chopin (1810-49)

Twelve Etudes, Opus Twenty-Five


Robert Schumann (1810-56)

Fantasy, Opus Seventeen

I Durchaus phantastisch und leiden schaftlich vorzutragen
II Massig. Durchaus energisch
III Langsam getragen. Durchweg leise zu halten

Tenth Program
Wedensday Afternoon, May 10, at 4:15

Johannes Brahms (1833-97)

Sonata in F Minor, Opus Five Allegro Maestoso--Andante Espressivo--Scherzo Allegro Energico--Intermezzo--Andante Molto--Finale Allegro Moderato Ma Rubato
Variations and Fugue on a Theme of Handel


Two Caprices
Five Waltzes
Variations on a Theme of Paganini

Eleventh Program
Monday Evening, May 15, at 8:00

César Franck (1822-90)

Prélude, Choral and Fugue

Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

Danseuse de Delphes
Les Collines D'Anacapri
Ce Qu'a vu Le Vent d'Ouest
La Puerto Del Vino
Général Lavine-Eccentric


Max Reger (1873-1916)

Variations and Fugue on a Theme of J.S. Bach, Opus Eighty-One

Twelfth Program
Wednesday, Afternoon, May 17, at 4:15

Max Reger (1873-1916)

Variations and Fugue on a Theme by Telemann, Opus One Hundred Thirty-Four

Arnold Schoenberg (1874-__)

Six Small Pieces for Piano, Opus Nineteen

Alexander Scriabin (1871-1915)

Sonata No. Five, Opus Fifty-Three

Je vous appelé a vie, ó forces mysterieuses!
Noyees dans les obscures profundeurs
De l'esprit createur, craintives
Ebauches de vie, à vous j'apporte l'au dace
--Le Poeme de l'extase


Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)

Gaspard de La Nuit

Ondine--Le Gibet--Scarbo

Igor Stravinsky (1882-__)

Trois Mouvements de Petroushka

Danse Russe-Chez Petroushka-Le Semaine Grasse

[1 A typographical error in the original repeats several lines from the program unnecessarily. The copy used here seems to have this material crossed out. All other titles and names are reproduced as printed.]



Photos used in Gordon Rumson's Gunnar Johansen feature

Photo 1 (part 1, page 1)
Gunnar Johansen portrait (seated with book) by Edgar Obma.

Photo 2 (part 1, page 3)
Gunnar Johansen portrait ca. 1926. Photographer unknown.
Electronic preparation by Peter Moller, Egg Press, Calgary, Alberta.

Photo 3 (part 1, page 4)
Gunnar Johansen portrait (profile) by Edgar Obma.

Photo 4 (part 2, page 1)
Johansen at Liszt's piano in Weimar. Photographer unknown.
Provided by James P. Colias.

Photo 5 (part 2, page 2)
Gunnar Johansen's hands at the Moor Double Keyboard Piano.
This is a pencil sketch by Ryan Meskego (created at age 17)
based upon a photograph by Jeffrey Wagner taken at a visit to
Blue Mounds in the 1980s. Used with permission.
The original sketch was commissioned by Gordon Rumson
and is now in his private collection.

Photo 6 (part 2, page 4)
Gunnar Johansen seated, Blue Mounds.
Photo by Katie Black.  Used with permission.

Photo 7 (part 2, page 4)
Gunnar Johansen's signature.
Scanned by Gordon Rumson.


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