Norma Fisher plays Andre Tchaikowsky "The Inventions" Opus 2




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Published on May 11, 2012

Norma Fisher plays Andre Tchaikowsky "The Inventions" Opus 2

This set of eleven Inventions (ten in the published version) are musical cameos,
one for each of eleven friends of Andre Tchaikowsky. The Inventions Opus 2
(1961-1962) is one of the most often played compositions by Andre. Played
brilliantly by English pianist Norma Fisher, this single posting includes all The
Inventions with the following timings:

00:00 to 01:30 Invention 1 Peter Feuchtwanger
01:30 to 03:02 Invention 2 Fou Ts'ong
03:02 to 03:55 Invention 3 Ilona Kabos
03:55 to 05:14 Invention 4 Robert Cornford
05:14 to 07:38 Invention 5a Charles and Lydia Napper
07:38 to 10:09 Invention 5b Patrick Crommelynck
10:09 to 12:45 Invention 6 Stefan Askenase
12:45 to 14:55 Invention 7 Tamas Vasary
14:55 to 16:05 Invention 8 Sheldon and Alicia Rich
16:05 to 17:31 Invention 9 Wendy-or Beatrice?-Harthan
17:31 to 23:41 Invention 10 Michael Riddall

Learn more about The Inventions and other Andre Tchaikowsky compositions, see:


Norma Fisher was born in London of Russian-Polish parents. Soon recognised as 'a
rare musical talent', she was awarded a Junior Exhibition to study with Sidney
Harrison at the Guildhall School of Music. At fourteen she was heard by the
celebrated Greek pianist Gina Bachauer who became her mentor, introducing her to
the distinguished Hungarian teacher Ilona Kabos, with whom she subsequently
studied. A period was also spent in Paris studying French music with Jacques

Norma Fisher is known for her versatility as a performer, receiving international
acclaim as one of Britain's leading pianists. This versatility extends to chamber
music, which she plays with leading musicians throughout the world.

Her reputation as a teacher is widely established and many of her prize-winning
students are well known on the international concert circuit. In addition to her
working as a professor at the Royal College of Music, Norma also teaches at the
Royal Northern College of Music and is invited to give master classes throughout
the world. She is also much in demand as an adjudicator and is regularly invited
on the Jury of many major international piano competitions.


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