When you start digging into the golden age you discover so many of these! They are like a whole mini-genre unto themselves.
There are of course the Godowsky ones, Schutt ones, Cziffra, the Schulz-Evler etc.
Which are your favourite pieces and favourite recordings of them?
Share some lesser known ones too, among modern recs I love Scherbakov’s disc, Piers Lane recorded a nice set too. But the golden age recs are really where it’s at, such charm and a real sense of fun.
Friedman Fruhlingsstimmen - Lane
Rosenthal both - pozz Lane
Schulz-Evlah - Smeterlin w cuts, Bolet wo cuts
Below these are God & Tausig. I keep changing back and forth with God’s - it’s usually Kunstlerleben, but today I feel mainstream and will say Fledermaus. Bolet for Nachtfalter & Fledermaus, Doc pozz for Künstlerleben, and Rach or maybe Bolet too for einmal. I’m not particularly partial to the Schütt, Grünfeld, Ziff etc or God’s LH & wine women, but am ok with Dohnanyi’s, of which he left a nice rec
Just listened to Künstlerleben. Hell that’s my favourite God today as well. I don’t know why it’s so rarely played.
FWIW I agree with both of you that God’s are better music than the Friedman etc. It’s just that I think they’re too dense and contrapuntal for the genre; the Schulz-Evler etc epitomizes that particular style of the Strauss paraphrase.