Many followers of this site have asked, after listening to Waghalter’s Remembrance, whether there are other piano pieces by my grandfather that could be posted. Yes, there are. On a rainy afternoon in December 2014, Giorgi Latsabidze had met me at a Steinway Hall in Berlin to look through Waghalter piano compositions. Giorgi is not only a prodigious sight-reader. He also possesses the ability to perceive, almost instinctively, the emotional ambience of the piece. At a certain point, realizing that these moments should not be lost, I began recording with my cell phone.
The second piece is a piano transcription prepared by Waghalter of thematic material from the overture from the Third Act of his 1923 opera, Sataniel.
La Reve d’un Rossignol
Piano transcription of a theme from the opera Sataniel