Geoffrey Tozer in Concert: Canberra 1987
This live recording of pianist Geoffrey Tozer was made in June 1987 during a series of four recitals to celebrate his 25th anniversary as a performer.
Geoffrey Tozer was an artist of the first rank, a consummate musician, a concert pianist and recitalist with few peers, possessing perfect pitch, a boundless musical memory, the ability to improvise, to transpose instantly into any key or to create on the piano a richly textured reduction of an orchestral score at sight.
- Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 in C sharp minor Franz Liszt
- Waltzes, Op. 39 Piano solo version Johannes Brahms
- Sonata in A flat, Hob. 46 Adagio in D flat major Franz Joseph Haydn
- Grande Valse Brilliante in A flat major, Op. 42 Frédéric Chopin
- Polonaise-Fantaisie in A flat major, Op. 61 Frédéric Chopin
- Sonata No. 1 in C major Presto (Carl Maria von Weber)
Franz Liszt (1811–1886) was a 19th-century Hungarian composer, pianist, conductor, and teacher. As a composer, Liszt was one of the most prominent representatives of the "Neudeutsche Schule" ("New German School").
Johannes Brahms (1833–1897) was a German composer and pianist, and one of the leading musicians of the Romantic period. In his lifetime, Brahms' popularity and influence were considerable; he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the Three Bs.
Franz Joseph Haydn (1732–1809) was an Austrian composer, one of the most prolific and prominent composers of the Classical period. He is often called the "Father of the Symphony" and "Father of the String Quartet" because of his important contributions to these forms.
Frédéric François Chopin was a Polish composer, virtuoso pianist, and music teacher. He was one of the great masters of Romantic music and has been called "the poet of the piano".