Fizdale, Robert

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Pianists Arthur Gold (1917-1990) and Robert Fizdale (1920-1995) met during their student years at Juilliard. Their debut as a piano duo took place in 1944 at the New School for Social Research with a program of 20th century works that included music written for them by John Cage. Over the course of their career, Gold and Fizdale performed works composed for them by Georges Auric, Samuel Barber, Luciano Berio, Paul Bowles, Howard Brubeck, Alexei Haieff, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc, Vittorio Rieti, Ned Rorem, Henri Sauguet, Germaine Tailleferre and Virgil Thomson.

Gold and Fizdale were admired both for their artistry and for the scope of their repertory, which included most of the two-piano literature, music for piano duet, and works involving other performers, notably Bela Bartók's Sonata for two pianos and percussion. The duo toured and recorded extensively, and retired from public performance in 1982.

From the description of Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale Music Collection, 1942-1971. (The Juilliard School). WorldCat record id: 314766104

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creatorOf Fizdale, Robert. Sonatine / by Robert Fizdale. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Telemann, Georg Philipp, 1681-1767. Fantasia / Teleman[n] ; arranged for 2 pianos, Arthur Gold, Robert Fizdale. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990. Hoe-down : from Rodeo / Aaron Copland ; arr. for 2 pianos by Gold and Fizdale. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Fizdale, Robert. Burlesque / Robert Fizdale. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Fizdale, Robert. Waltz / by Robert Fizdale. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Fizdale, Robert. Cadenza, Mozart concerto in E♭, #365. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Fizdale, Robert. The yak / Robert Fizdale [music] ; Hilaire Belloc [words]. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971. Danse infernale / Strawinsky. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989. Walking song : 1945 / Virgil Thomson ; arr. for two pianos by Arthur Gold ad Robert Fizdale. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Satie, Erik, 1866-1925. L'enfance de Pantagruel / Satie ; arr. for two pianos by Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
referencedIn Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990. Aaron Copland oral history. Yale University Library
referencedIn Burkat, Leonard, 1919-1992. The Leonard Burkat papers, 1943-1981 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
referencedIn Roberts, Laurance P. Laurance P. and Isabel S. Roberts Papers, 1910-2005 : a finding aid. The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies. Biblioteca Berenson - Villa I Tatti, Biblioteca Berenson - Villa I Tatti
creatorOf Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999. Caminata / arr. for two pianos by Robert Fizdale, Arthur Gold. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1963 December 13. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999. Turkey trot / Paul Bowles ; arr. by Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
referencedIn Burkat, Leonard, 1919-. The Leonard Burkat papers, 1943-1981 (inclusive). Yale University, Music Library
creatorOf Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856. F major duet / Schumann. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999. Sayula / Paul Bowles ; [arr. for two pianos by Robert Fizdale and Arthur Gold]. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Cage, John. A book of music : for 2 pianos / John Cage. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Cage, John. A book of music / John Cage. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Fizdale, Robert. [Manuscript book]. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999. El bejuco / Paul Bowles ; [arr. for two pianos by Robert Fizdale and Arthur Gold]. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
referencedIn Le Clercq, Tanaquil. Letters to Robert Fizdale and Arthur Gold, 1952-1973 and undated. New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Fizdale, Robert. Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale Music Collection, 1942-1971. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Gold, Arthur. Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale papers, 1953-1991. Yale University, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990. Slow waltz. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990. Saturday night waltz : from Rodeo / Aaron Copland ; arr. for 2 pianos by Gold and Fizdale. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999. Colloque sentimental / Paul Bowles ; arranged by Arthur Gold, Rob't Fizdale. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
referencedIn Esty, Alice Theresa Hildagard Swanson, 1904-2000. Alice Esty papers, 1600-1999, n.d. Bates College Library, George and Helen Ladd Library
creatorOf Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937. Valses nobles et sentimentales / Ravel ; arr. for two pianos from the orchestral score by Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999. El indio / Paul Bowles ; arranged by Arthur Gold, Robert Fizdale. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Philadelphia Orchestra. Transcription of WFLN radio broadcast [sound recording], 1963 January 21. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Fizdale, Robert. Gavotte and musette / by Robert Fizdale. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. Sonata in B♭, piano 4 hands : 1st two movements / Mozart ; arr. for 2 pianos by Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971. Suite de Pulcinella : d'après J.B. Pergolesi / Igor Strawinsky ; arr. for 2 pianos by Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Tailleferre, Germaine, 1892-1983. [Selections from Il était un petit navire]. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
referencedIn Fizdale, Robert [clippings] New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf Fizdale, Robert. Dance / by Robert Fizdale. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Gold, Arthur,. Interview conducted by Susan Stamberg, March 1980 [sound recording]. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
creatorOf Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856. Bilder aus dem Osten : impromptu, op. 66 / Schumann ; arranged by Arthur Gold and Robert Fizdale. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. Pendant le bal / Tschaikowsky ; arr. for 2 pianos by Arthur Gold + Robert Fizdale. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
creatorOf Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971. Jeu de cartes / Strawinsky. The Juilliard School, Lila Acheson Wallace Library
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Relation Name
associatedWith Belloc, Hilaire, 1870-1953 person
associatedWith Berio, Luciano, 1925-2003. person
associatedWith Boulez, Pierre, 1925- person
associatedWith Bowles, Paul, 1910-1999. person
associatedWith Burkat, Leonard, 1919-1992. person
associatedWith Caamaño, Roberto, 1923-1993. person
associatedWith Cage, John. person
associatedWith Cage, John. person
associatedWith Cage, John. person
associatedWith Chanler, Theodore, 1902-1961. person
associatedWith Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990. person
associatedWith Donizetti, Gaetano, 1797-1848. person
associatedWith Esty, Alice Theresa Hildagard Swanson, 1904-2000. person
associatedWith Fol, Raymond, 1928-1979. person
associatedWith Gold, Arthur. person
associatedWith Haieff, Alexei, 1914-1994. person
associatedWith Le Clercq, Tanaquil. person
associatedWith Milhaud, Darius, 1892-1974. person
associatedWith Moross, Jerome, 1913-1983. person
associatedWith Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus, 1756-1791. person
associatedWith Philadelphia Orchestra. corporateBody
associatedWith Ravel, Maurice, 1875-1937. person
associatedWith Rieti, Vittorio, 1898-1994. person
associatedWith Roberts, Laurance P. person
associatedWith Rorem, Ned, 1923- person
associatedWith Satie, Erik, 1866-1925. person
associatedWith Sauguet, Henri, 1901-1989. person
associatedWith Schumann, Robert, 1810-1856. person
associatedWith Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971. person
associatedWith Tailleferre, Germaine, 1892-1983. person
associatedWith Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893. person
associatedWith Telemann, Georg Philipp, 1681-1767. person
associatedWith Thomson, Virgil, 1896-1989. person
associatedWith Turner, Charles, 1921- person
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United States
Subject
Piano music (Pianos (2))
Pianists
Songs (low voice) with piano
Yak--Songs and music
Organ music
/Waltzes
Piano music (Pianos (2), Arranged
Piano music
Sextets (Piano (4 hands), violins (2), viola, violoncello)
Dance music
Concertos (Pianos (2))--Cadenzas
Sonatas (piano)
Piano music (4 hands), Arranged
Concertos (Pianos (2))
Music--Manuscripts--Facsimiles
Songs (medium voice) with piano
Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts), Unaccompanied
Piano music (4 hands)
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