Bisaccia on Television
DVD - Filmed at Steinway Hall in New York City and venues throughout New England, here's almost 2 hours worth of great piano performances from Paul Bisaccia's PBS television shows. The music includes Chopin, Liszt, Prokofieff, Rachmaninoff and "Great American Piano" composers Gershwin, Joplin, Gottschalk, Eubie Blake, and Sousa. Included with the music is Mr. Bisaccia's fascinating commentary. Also included is the world premiere of a major piano work by 19th century composer Dudley Buck filmed at Immanuel Congregational Church in Hartford where Buck was music minister. Bisaccia plays the music of Chopin on a gorgeous and rare 1896 Rosewood Steinway including a performance of Chopin's celebrated "Heroic" Polonaise. He also shares remembrances of Horowitz and Rubinstein, as well as previously unpublished photos of Rubinstein from his personal collection. Includes: Steinway Hall, New York City 1. Inside the Rachmaninoff Room 2. Rimsky-Korsakoff/Rachmaninoff, Flight of the Bumble Bee 3. Frederic Chopin, Waltz in E minor Op. Posth. 4. Sergei Rachmaninoff, Prelude in E-flat Major Op. 23 No.6 5. Mussorgsky/Rachmaninoff, Hopak Historic First Congregational Church West Springfield MA Frederic Chopin 6. Scherzo No. 2 in B-flat minor Op. 31 7. Fantasie- Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor Op. 66 (with David Giardina, vocalist) 8. Prelude in F-sharp Major Op. 28 no.13 9. Waltz in C-Sharp minor Op.64 no. 2 10. Polonaise in A-flat "Heroic" Op. 53 11. Franz Liszt, Czardas Obstine 12. Sergei Prokofiev, March from "The Love for Three Oranges" Nelson Hall, Cheshire CT 13. Frederic Chopin, Preludes in G major and D minor Op. 28 Immanuel Congregational Church, Hartford CT 14. Dudley Buck, Introduction and Rondo Brillante Op. 7 The Great American Piano Revisited 15. Eubie Blake, Troublesome Ivories 16. John Philip Sousa, Semper Fidelis March 17. Gottschalk, Tournament Galop 18. The Great American Piano Promo 19. Scott Joplin, Maple Leaf Rag 20. George Gershwin, Rialto Ripples Rag 21.George Gershwin, Swanee 22.George Gershwin, I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise 23. Louis Moreau Gottschalk , Union 24. John Philip Sousa, Stars and Stripes Forever Bonus tracks with David Giardina, vocalist 25. Paul and Dave's Simply Chopin Promo 26. Stephen Foster, Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair 27. E. Burnett, G. Norton, Melancholy Baby 28. Zez Confrey, Dizzy Fingers 29. Frederic Chopin, The Minute Waltz Playing time: 1 hour 50 minutes 'Consumate musicianship.' Michael Feinstein "Delivered with power, poignancy, authority and aplomb. " Worcester Telegram Gazette 'For Gershwin interpretations, Bisaccia wins hands down.' American Record Guide.