Ruth Slenczynska: My Life in Music CD


Ships on: July 29, 2024

Few pianists can claim such an extraordinary career and life as Ruth Slenczynska. She began performing in public at the age of 4, and, 92 years later, she is still playing. She studied with some of the 20th century’s greatest pianists including Rachmaninoff, performed for Presidents Kennedy, Carter, and Reagan as well as Michelle Obama, and even played a duet with President Truman. For her new retrospective, My Life in Music, Slenczynska has chosen some of her favorite, most personal pieces.


1. Rachmaninoff: 6 Romances, Op. 38: No. 3, Daisies
2. Rachmaninoff: 13 Preludes, Op. 32: no. 5 in G Major, Moderato
3. Barber: Nocturne 'Homage to John Field', Op.33
4. Barber: Fresh from West Chester: II. Let's Sit It Out, I'd Rather Watch
5. Chopin: Grand viase brilliante in E-Flat Major, Op. 18 (Ed. Paderewski)
6. Chopin: Berceuse in D-Flat Major, Op.57
7. Grieg: Lyric Pieces, OP. 65: 6. Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
8. Debussy: Preludes/ Book 1, L. 117: No. 8, The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
9. Chopin: 12 Etudes, Op.10: no. 3 in E Major (Ed. Paderewski)
10. Chopin: Fantaisie in F Minor, OP. 49
11. Chopin: 24 Preludes, Op. 28: No. 23 in F Major. Moderato (Ed. Paderewski)
12. J.S. Bach.: Prelude and Fugue in C-Sharp Minor, BWV 849