Friedrich Gulda & Galina Ulanova - WA Mozart Piano Concerto No.26, K
  • Classical music composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart WA Mozart Piano Concerto No.26 in D K537 - 2. Larghetto Friedrich Gulda - Piano & Conducting Galina Ulanova - Ballet Munich Philharmonic Orchestra Yuri Kondratov - Ballet (Etude) Vladimir Preobrazhensky - Ballet (Les sylphides) Paintings - Claude Monet Friedrich Gulda (1930 2000), was Austrian pianist and the son of a teacher. He began learning to play the piano from Felix Pazofsky at the age of 7; in 1942, he entered the Vienna Music Academy, where he studied piano and musical theory under Bruno Seidlhofer and Joseph Marx. After winning first prize at the International Competition in Geneva four years later, in 1946, he began going on concert tours throughout the world. Together with Jörg Demus and Paul Badura-Skoda, Gulda formed what became known as the "Viennese troika". Although most famous for his Beethoven interpretations, Friedrich Gulda also performed the music of JS Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Chopin, Debussy and Ravel. From the 1950's on he cultivated an interest in jazz, writing several songs and instrumental pieces himself and combining jazz and classical music in his concerts at times. Gulda wrote a Prelude and Fugue with a theme suggesting swing. Keith Emerson performed it on Emerson, Lake & Palmer's The Return of the Manticore. In addition, Gulda composed Variations on The Doors' Light My Fire. Another version can be found on As You Like It (1970), an album with standards such as 'Round Midnight and What Is This Thing Called Love. In 1982, Gulda teamed up with ...

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