List of works by Leopold Godowsky

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Contents

Original Compositions

All for solo piano unless otherwise stated.

With Opus Number

  • Op.113 Concert Studies (1899):
    • 1. Study in C major
    • 2. Study in C minor [unpublished]
    • 3. Study in E major
  • Op.123 Pieces (1899):
    • 1. Sarabande in C minor
    • 2. Menuet in A major
    • 3. Courante in E minor
  • Op.13Toccata in G major (1899) [revision of Moto perpetuo] (1889)
  • Op.144 Pieces (1899)
    • 1. Ein Dämmerungsbild in E major
    • 2. Mazurka mélancolique
    • 3. Valse-idylle in E major
    • 4. Scherzino in C minor
  • Op.153 Pieces (1899):
    • 1. Mélodie méditative in E major
    • 2. Nuit de printemps [unpublished]
    • 3. Capriccio in C minor
  • Op.164 Pieces (1899):
    • 1. Sérénade [unpublished]
    • 2. Arabesque in F major
    • 3. Rêverie russe [unpublished]
    • 4. Barcarolle valse in F major–A major

Without Opus Number

  • Capriccio (Patetico) in C minor, for the left hand (1928); also for 2 hands (1929)
  • Elegy in B minor, for the left hand (1929)
  • Etude macabre in D minor, for the left hand (1929); also for 2 hands (1929)
  • French Suite No.1, 3 pieces after French folksongs (1915):
    • 1. O My Tender Musette
    • 2. Phyllis, More Greedy Than Kind
    • 3. Little Maiden
  • German Suite No.1, 6 pieces after German folksongs (1915):
    • 1. A Joyful Message
    • 2. The Fir-Tree
    • 3. The Ring
    • 4. To the Moon
    • 5. The Lowlander's Longing
    • 6. Three Horsemen
  • Hungarian Suite No.1, 4 pieces after Hungarian folksongs (1915):
    • 1. The Departure of the Students
    • 2. Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen
    • 3. The Sad Village
    • 4. The Foolish Youth
  • 12 Impressions, for violin and piano (1916):
    • 1. Larghetto lamentoso in B minor [also for cello and piano]
    • 2. Profile (Chopin) in B minor
    • 3. Legende in E minor
    • 4. Tyrolean (Schuhplattler) in C major
    • 5. Poëme (Andante cantabile) in C major
    • 6. Perpetuum mobile in G major
    • 7. Elegie in B minor [also for cello and piano]
    • 8. Valse (Französisch) in D major
    • 9. Valse macabre in B minor [also for cello and piano]
    • 10. Orientale in E minor [also for cello and piano]
    • 11. Saga in A minor
    • 12. Viennese (Wienerisch) in F major
  • Impromptu in E minor, for the left hand (1929); also for 2 hands (1929)
  • Intermezzo (Malinconico) in E major, for the left hand (1928); also for 2 hands (1929)
  • Irish Suite No.1, 4 pieces after Irish folksongs (1915):
    • 1. The Minstrel Boy
    • 2. The First Swallow
    • 3. The Faithless Maiden
    • 4. The Emigrants
  • Java Suite (Phonoramas), tonal journeys for the pianoforte (1924–25)
  • Meditation in E major, for the left hand (1929); also for 2 hands (1929)
  • Menuet No.1 in E major (1891)
  • Miniatures, for piano 4 hands (1918); 5 numbers also arranged for solo piano (1918–20)
  • Moto perpetuo in F major (1888–89) [revised as Toccata, Op.13]
  • Netherland Suite, 3 pieces after Dutch folksongs (1915):
    • 1. Dutch Battle Song
    • 2. To a Violet
    • 3. Pierlala
  • 4 Poems (1927–31):
    • 1. Devotion
    • 2. Avowal [also arranged for violin and piano]
    • 3. Adoration
    • 4. Yearning
  • Polonaise (1889)
  • Russian Suite No.1, 4 pieces after Russian folksongs (1915):
    • 1. The Thistle
    • 2. Kamarinskaja
    • 3. On the Mountain of Mack
    • 4. The Maiden Making Garlands
  • Russian Suite No.2, 4 pieces after Russian folksongs (1915):
    • 1. In the Green Forest
    • 2. The Gypsy
    • 3. Blond Locks
    • 4. The Dance Before the Battle
  • Santa Lucia, barcarolle after an Italian folksong (1915)
  • Swedish Suite No.1, 3 pieces after Swedish folksongs (1915):
    • 1. The Judge-dance
    • 2. The Dancing Maiden
    • 3. There is Light in Easterland
  • Twilight Thoughts, 6 pieces (1880):
    • 1. Impressions sur le fleuve de Hudson [revised as Op.14/1]
    • 2. Une nuit de printemps
    • 3. Au jardin des fleurs [revised as Frühlingsnacht]
    • 4. Devotion [unpublished]
    • 5. Sérénade [published as No.4]
    • 6. Rêverie du soir [unpublished]
  • 6 Waltz-Poems (1928–29):
    • 1. Waltz Poem No.1 in G major [also versions in G major for piano 2 hands, and for violin and piano]
    • 2. Waltz Poem No.2 in B major
    • 3. Waltz Poem No.3 in G major
    • 4. Waltz Poem No.4 in E major [also version for piano 2 hands]
    • 5. Waltz Poem No.5 in A major [also versions in A major for piano 2 hands, and for violin and piano (as "No.2")]
    • 6. Waltz Poem No.6 in C major

Arrangements, Transcriptions and Paraphrases

Collections

  • Airs of the Eighteenth Century, 7 pieces for piano, 1 by Pergolesi and the rest anonymous
  • Renaissance, 16 free transcriptions of old masterpieces, specifically several keyboard pieces by Rameau and Lully, as well as single pieces by Schobart, Corelli, Dandrieu, Loeilly, and Domenico Scarlatti

Albéniz, Isaac (1860–1909)

  • España, Op.165, 6 Hojas de album, for solo piano (1890):
Tango in D major (No.2) — concert arrangement for solo piano (1921)
  • Iberia, 12 Impresiones Españolas, for solo piano (1905–08):
Triana (No.6) — concert arrangement for solo piano (1922)

Bach, Johann Sebastian (1685–1750)

Concert arrangement for solo piano (1923)
Concert arrangement for solo piano (1923)
Concert arrangement for solo piano (1923)
Concert arrangement for solo piano (1923)
Concert arrangement for solo piano (1923)
Concert arrangement for solo piano (1923)

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770–1827)

Cadenzas for 1st and 3rd movements (1909)
Arrangement for solo piano (1915)
Arrangement for solo piano (1915)

Bellini, Vincenzo (1801–1835)

  • Norma, opera in 2 acts (1831):
Arrangements of 5 extracts for solo piano as Norma Suite No.1 (1915)

Bizet, Georges (1838–1875)

Adagietto (No.3) — concert arrangement for solo piano (1927)

Bohm, Carl (1844–1920)

  • 143 Lieder, Op.326, for voice and piano trio (1885?):
Still wie die Nacht (No.27) — concert arrangement for solo piano, as Calm as the Night (1921)

Brahms, Johannes (1833–1897)

Wiegenlied (No.4) — arrangement arranged for solo piano (1915)

Chopin, Frédéric (1810–1849)

Concert arrangement for solo piano (1899)
Concert paraphrase for solo piano (1899)
No.1 in D major ("Minute Waltz") — concert arrangement for solo piano (1922)
No.3 in A major — concert arrangement for solo piano (1927)
  • Waltzes, Op.69, for solo piano (1829–35):
No.1 in A major — concert arrangement for solo piano (1927)
  • Waltzes, Op.70, for solo piano (1829–42):
No.2 in F minor — concert arrangement for solo piano (1927)
No.3 in D major — concert arrangement for solo piano (1920)

Godard, Benjamin (1849–1895)

Arrangement for solo piano, as Florian's Song (1915)
Canzonetta (movt.III) — concert transcription for solo piano (1927)

Gounod, Charles (1818–1893)

  • Faust, opera in 5 acts (1860):
Arrangements of 4 extracts for solo piano as Faust Suite No.1 (1915)

Handel, George Frideric (1685–1759)

  • Messiah, HWV 56, oratorio (1741):
Air "But Who May Abide the Day" (No.6) — arrangement for solo piano (1915)

Henselt, Adolf von (1814–1889)

Si oiseau j’étais (No.6) — concert transcriptions for piano with cadenza (1899, revised 1931)

Kreisler, Fritz (1875–1962)

  • Rondino on a Theme by Beethoven, for violin and piano (1905):
Concert arrangement for solo piano (1916)

Lassen, Eduard (1830–1904)

Arrangement for solo piano, as Ah! 'Tis a Dream! (1915)
Arrangement for solo piano, as Thine Eyes so Blue and Tender (1915)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756–1791)

2 cadenzas for the first movement (1920)
Cadenzas for the first and last movements (1905)
Cadenza for the first movement (1927)
Arrangement for solo piano (1915)

Palestrina, Giovanni Pierluigi da (1525–1594)

Arrangement for solo piano (1915)

Saint-Saëns, Camille (1835–1921)

Le cygne (No.14) — concert arrangement for solo piano (1927); arrangement for violin and piano (1929)

Schubert, Franz (1797–1828)

arrangement for solo piano (1926), as Litanei
arrangement for solo piano (1926)
arrangement for solo piano (1915)
concert arrangement for solo piano (1926)
arrangement for solo piano (1926)
arrangement for solo piano (1926)
No.3 in F minor — concert arrangement (in F minor) for solo piano (1922)
Ballett (No.9) — concert arrangement for solo piano (1922)
Das Wandern (No.1) — arrangement for solo piano (1915); concert arrangement for solo piano (1926)
Wohin? (No.2) — arrangement for solo piano (1926)
Ungeduld (No.7) — arrangement for solo piano (1926)
Morgengrüss (No.8) — arrangement for solo piano (1926)
Liebesbotschaft (No.1) — arrangement for solo piano (1926)
opening of 1st movement used as the basis for Passacaglia (1927)
arrangement for solo piano (1926)
Gute Nacht (No.1) — arrangement for solo piano (1926)

Schumann, Robert (1810–1856)

Lieb' Liebchen (No.4) — arrangement for solo piano, as Dearest Beloved (1915)
  • Myrthen, Op.25, song cycle (1840):
Lied der Braut II (No.12) — arrangement for solo piano, as Song of the Bride (1915)
Du bist wie eine Blume (No.24) — concert arrangement for solo piano (1921)

Smith, John Stafford (1750–1836)

Concert arrangement for solo piano (1921)

Stradella, Alessandro (1639–1682)

Arrangement for solo piano, as Church Melody (1915)

Strauss Jr., Johann (1825–1899)

Themes used in No.2 of Symphonische Metamorphosen Johann Strauss’scher Themen, for solo piano (1912)
Themes used in No.1 of Symphonische Metamorphosen Johann Strauss’scher Themen, for solo piano (1912)
  • Schatz-Waltzer, Op.418, for orchestra (1885):
Themes used in Symphonic Metamorphoses of the Schatz-Walzer from Der Zigeunerbaron, for piano left hand (1928)
Themes used in No.3 of Symphonische Metamorphosen Johann Strauss’scher Themen, for solo piano (1912)

Strauss, Richard (1864–1949)

  • 6 Lieder, Op.17, for high voice and piano (1887):
Ständchen (No.2) — concert arrangement for solo piano (1922)

Thomas, Ambroise (1811–1896)

  • Mignon, opera in 3 acts (1866):
Romance "Connais-tu le pays?" (Act I) — arrangement for solo piano as Mignon's Song (1915)

Verdi, Giuseppe (1813–1901)

  • Aida, opera in 4 acts (1870–71):
"Celeste Aida" (Act I) — arrangement for solo piano (1915)
Various themes used in Rigoletto Suite No.1, for solo piano (1915)

Weber, Carl Maria von (1786–1826)

Concert arrangement for solo piano (1905)
Themes used in Contrapuntal Paraphrase on Weber's "Invitation to the Dance" (1922)
Concert arrangement for solo piano (1904)
Rondo (Perpetuum mobile) — concert arrangement for solo piano (1903)

Educational Adaptions

Revised Editions

These Editions contain fingering, phrasing, pedaling, general information, and instructive annotations on form, structure, & interpretation by Godowsky.

Balakirev, Mily (1837–1910)

Beethoven, Ludwig van (1770–1827)

Bizet, Georges (1838–1875)

Chopin, Frédéric (1810–1849)

Dvořák, Antonín (1841–1904)

Grieg, Edvard (1843–1907)

Henselt, Adolf von (1814–1889)

Jensen, Adolf (1837–1879)

Lyadov, Anatoly (1855–1914)

Liszt, Franz (1811–1886)

Mendelssohn, Felix (1809–1847)

Moszkowski, Moritz (1854–1925)

Rachmaninoff, Sergei (1873–1943)

Raff, Joachim (1822–1882)

Rubinstein, Anton (1829–1894)

Schubert, Franz (1797–1828)

Impromptu Op.90 No.4
Impromptu Op.142 No.3

Schumann, Robert (1810–1856)

Scenes from Childhood, Op.15
Nachtstücke, Op.23 No.4
Romance, Op.28 No.2
Forest Scenes Op.82 No.7 - Bird as Prophet
Novelette from Op.99

Sinding, Christian (1856–1941)

Strauss, Richard (1864–1949)

Tausig, Carl (1841–1871)

Tchaikovsky, Pyotr (1840–1893)

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