Piano Music of David Guion
Liner Notes   Cat. No. NWCRL448     Release Date: 2011-03-15
Steve Buchanan, piano

Leopold Godowsky, pianist, eminent musical pedagogue and European sophisticate, was amused. It was 1911, and a young man fresh from the prairies of West Texas had arrived at his doorstep at the Vienna Royal Conservatory virtually unannounced. David Guion, age nineteen, had come to take lessons, but fearing rejection, had neglected to write in advance for an appointment. Godowsky surveyed with curiosity Guion's tan, buttoned shoes and his western hat, elicited from him the information that he was the son of a lawyer and rancher, then asked him to play the piano. The young American did — “very badly. I was frightened out of my wits,” Guion recalls in his memoirs. And what made Guion think Godowsky would take him as a student, the great pianist wanted to know. “My father told me any teacher would accept me if I paid enough for my lessons,” Guion replied. Godowsky laughed uproariously. “So I am to be bought, like your father buys a fne bull.” And the amused virtuoso assigned young David to an assistant, to prepare him for lessons with Godowsky himself.

Thus began three of the most pleasurable and instructive years in the long life of David Guion, pianist, rodeo cowboy and composer whom Olin Downes of The New York Times once compared to Stephen Foster as a writer of the music of America...




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Piano Music of David Guion

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Track Listing

The Arkansas Traveler
David Guion
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Minuet
David Guion
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Sheep and Goat Walkin' to the Pasture
David Guion
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The Lonesome Whistler
David Guion
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The Harmonica Player
David Guion
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The Scissors Grinder
David Guion
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Valse Arabesque
David Guion
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Mother Goose Suite: I. Hey, Diddle, Diddle
David Guion
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Mother Goose Suite: II. Jack and Jill
David Guion
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Mother Goose Suite: III. Little Tommy Tucker
David Guion
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Mother Goose Suite: IV. The North Wind Doth Blow
David Guion
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Mother Goose Suite: V. Ride a Cock-Horse
David Guion
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Mother Goose Suite: VI. Three Little Mice
David Guion
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Mother Goose Suite: VII. Pussy-Cat, Pussy-Cat
David Guion
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Mother Goose Suite: VIII. See-Saw, Margery Daw
David Guion
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Mother Goose Suite: IX. The Man in the Moon
David Guion
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Mother Goose Suite: X. I Love Little Pussy
David Guion
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Mother Goose Suite: XI. Ding, Dong, Bell
David Guion
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Mother Goose Suite: XII. Little Bo-Peep
David Guion
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Mother Goose Suite: XIII. Hickory, Dickory, Dock
David Guion
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Mother Goose Suite: XIV. Sing a Song of Sixpence
David Guion
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Mother Goose Suite: XV. Curly Locks
David Guion
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Mother Goose Suite: XVI. Six Little Snails
David Guion
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Mother Goose Suite: XVII. Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son
David Guion
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