- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
Liberace was one of the greatest showmen in the history of show business. He may have worn some of the most extravagant and flamboyant outfits ever created on stage and on his popular TV show, but he was serious about music, performing both Classical and Pop music with extraordinary musicianship. His expressive and dramatic touch is evident on selections such as "Stardust", "As Time Goes By", and a lighthearted version of "Chopsticks".
- 4.Polish National Dance In E-Flat Minor
- 5.Easter Parade
- 6.Maiden's Wish Samba
- 7.Moonlight Sonata(Sonata No. 14 In C-Sharp Minor, Opus 27, No. 2)
- 8.Warsaw Concerto
- 9.As Time Goes By
- 10.Eighteenth Variation Theme From "The Story Of Three Loves"
- 11.The Rosary
- 13.Yakety Yak Polka
- 14.Begin The Beguine
- 15.Cement Mixer (Put-Ti, Put-Ti)
- 16.Slaughter On Tenth Avenue
- 18.Sophisticated Lady
- 22.The Old Piano Roll Blues
- 23.Indian Love Call
- 24.Mexican Hat Dance (Jarabe Tapatio)
2 LPs on 1 CD: LIBERACE AT THE PIANO (1954)/AN EVENING WITH LIBERACE (1955).
Originally released on Columbia.
Recorded at the height of Liberace's popularity in the 1950s, these two albums, issued here on one CD, feature the renowned pianist at his melodramatic best. On these tracks, the lively performer (born Wladziu Valentino Liberace) takes on everything from classical pieces (a majestic rendition of a movement from Beethoven's "Moonlight Sonata") to pop standards (a giddy version of Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine") to, well, "Chopsticks," which Liberace makes his own with a dynamic and joyfully over-the-top arrangement. While these sessions stand out as some of his best studio recordings, those seeking the full Liberace experience, with playful banter and all, are advised to seek out his lavish HOLLYWOOD BOWL concerts.