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Wanda Landowska

Wanda Aleksandra Landowska (5 July 1879 – 16 August 1959) was a Polish-French harpsichordist whose performances, teaching, recordings, and writings played a large role in reviving the popularity of the harpsichord in the early 20th century. She was the first person to record Johann Sebastian Bach's Goldberg Variations on the harpsichord (1933). She became a naturalized French citizen in 1938.

Birth and Death Data: Born July 5th, 1879 (Warsaw), Died August 16th, 1959 (Lakeville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1926

Roles Represented in DAHR: harpsichord, piano, composer, arranger

Recordings

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Victor B-28804 10-in. 10/29/1923 Bouree d'Auvergne Wanda Landowska Harpsichord solo instrumentalist, harpsichord, composer  
Victor B-28805 10-in. 10/29/1923 Gavotte Wanda Landowska Harpsichord solo instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor B-28806 10-in. 10/29/1923 Rigaudons et tambourine Wanda Landowska Harpsichord solo instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor B-28807 10-in. 10/29/1923 Turkish march Wanda Landowska Harpsichord solo instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor BVE-28807 10-in. 5/8/1926 Turkish march Wanda Landowska Harpsichord solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor B-28808 10-in. 10/29/1923 Danse populaire française Wanda Landowska Harpsichord solo instrumentalist, harpsichord, composer  
Victor B-28809 10-in. 10/29/1923 La chasse Wanda Landowska Harpsichord solo instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor BVE-28810 10-in. 5/8/1926 Harmonious blacksmith Wanda Landowska Harpsichord solo, unaccompanied instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor B-28810 10-in. 10/29/1923 The harmonious blacksmith Wanda Landowska Harpsichord solo instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor B-28811 10-in. 10/29/1923 Allegro Wanda Landowska Harpsichord solo instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor B-28812 10-in. 10/29/1923 Le cou-cou Wanda Landowska Harpsichord solo instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor BVE-35382 10-in. 5/8/1926 Le tambourin Wanda Landowska Harpsichord solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor BVE-35383 10-in. 5/8/1926 Don Juan : Minuet Wanda Landowska Harpsichord solo, with orchestra instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor C-[Unnumbered 1923-10-26-01] 12-in. 10/26/1923 Forgeron harmonieux Wanda Landowska Harpsichord solo instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor B-[Unnumbered 1923-10-26-02] 10-in. 10/26/1923 The mauntebanks Wanda Landowska Harpsichord solo instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor B-[Unnumbered 1923-10-26-03] 10-in. 10/26/1923 La chasse Wanda Landowska Harpsichord solo instrumentalist, harpsichord  
Victor C-[Unnumbered 1923-10-29-01] 12-in. 10/29/1923 Chaine de valses Viennoises Wanda Landowska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano, arranger  
Victor C-[Unnumbered 1923-10-29-02] 12-in. 10/29/1923 D major sonata : Finale Wanda Landowska Piano solo instrumentalist, piano  

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Landowska, Wanda," accessed July 15, 2020, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100054.

Landowska, Wanda. (2020). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 15, 2020, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100054.

"Landowska, Wanda." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2020. Web. 15 July 2020.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/100054

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