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Leonard Pennario

p, 1924-2008 US, Buffalo, New York
Musician / Composer / Conductor of Classical

Leonard Pennario (July 9, 1924 – June 27, 2008) was an American classical pianist and composer.He was born in Buffalo, New York, and grew up in Los Angeles, attending Los Angeles High School remaining in L.A. for his entire career. He first came to notice when he performed Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto at age 12, with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The scheduled performer had fallen ill, and Pennario's piano playing had come to the attention of the conductor Eugene Goossens, who recommended him as the soloist after being assured by Pennario that he knew the work. In fact, he had never seen the music or even heard it, but he learned it in a week.

        
Instruments
  • Piano
  • Violoncello
  • Flugelhorn
Genres
  • Classical
  • Soundtrack
  • Jazz
  • World
  • Folk
Popular Tracks   
Variation XVIII: Andante Cantabile on Adagio Paradiso by Henry Mancini & The Mancini Pops Orchestra
Suite bergamasque: III. Clair de lune on Perfect Piano Passion by Erik Satie
Liebestraum No. 3 in A-Flat Major, S. 541 on Relaxing Classical Study by Classical Study Music
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Introduction - Var. VI on Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Franck: Symphonic Variations - Litolff: Concerto No. 4, Scherzo by Leonard Pennario, Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra
Les Préludes (Symphonic Poem No. 3) on Liszt: Les Preludes/ Mazeppa/ Hungarian Rhapsody March by Franz Liszt & Miklós Rózsa
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Var. XVIII on Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Franck: Symphonic Variations - Litolff: Concerto No. 4, Scherzo by Leonard Pennario, Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Var. VII - X on Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Franck: Symphonic Variations - Litolff: Concerto No. 4, Scherzo by Leonard Pennario, Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Var. XI on Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Franck: Symphonic Variations - Litolff: Concerto No. 4, Scherzo by Leonard Pennario, Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra
Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43: Var. XII-XV on Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini - Franck: Symphonic Variations - Litolff: Concerto No. 4, Scherzo by Leonard Pennario, Arthur Fiedler & Boston Pops Orchestra
Piano Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, S. 124: I. Allegro maestoso - Tempo guisto on Liszt: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 by Franz Liszt, Leonard Pennario, René Leibowitz & Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

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Title Artist Year Type
Pennario PlaysLeonard Pennario2019Album
The Complete Rca Album CollectionLeonard Pennario2019Album
Concertos Under The StarsLeonard Pennario2015Single
Rhapsody In Blue, Concerto Pour Piano, Second Rhapsody, Un Américain A Paris.George Gershwin, Jesus Maria Sanroma, Earl Wild, Leonard Pennario, Felix Slatkin2014Compil.
The Debussy PreludesClaude Debussy, Leonard Pennario2003Album
Piano Quintets / Piano TrioCésar Franck & Antonín Dvořák, Jean Françaix - Jascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky With William Primrose, Leonard Pennario, Jacob Lateiner2001Compil.
Piano Concerto No. 3. Paganini Rhapsody.Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff - Leonard Pennario2001Compil.
Theme From Rhapsody In Blue / Preludes For PianoGeorge Gershwin, Leonard Pennario, Paul Whiteman2001Single
Piano Favorites - Kinderscenen • Papillons • Sonata In F-sharp MinorRobert Schumann - Leonard Pennario1997Compil.
Rhapsody In BlueGeorge Gershwin / Großes Jazz-Sinfonie-Orchester1997Single
Piano Favorites IILeonard Pennario1997Compil.
Sonata In G Minor, Opus 19 For 'Cello And PianoSergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff / Leonard Pennario / Joseph Schuster1996Album
Franck - Symphony in d minorCharles Munch, Leonard Pennario, Arthur Fiedler1995Album
Rhapsody In Blue, Concerto En Fa, Un Américain A ParisGeorge Gershwin, Leonard Pennario, William Steinberg, Paul Whiteman1995Album
Piano Concerto No 1 & No 2Franz Liszt, Leonard Pennario - René Leibowitz, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra1995Album
Concertos Under The StarsThe Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, Carmen Dragon, Leonard Pennario1995Album
Piano ConcertosEdvard Grieg, Franz Liszt, Frédéric Chopin - Leonard Pennario, Erich Leinsdorf, Vladimir Golschmann1995Compil.
Prelude In C Sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2 · Prelude In G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5 / Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff / Franz Liszt - Leonard Pennario1993Album
Prelude In C Sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2 · Prelude In G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5 / Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff / Franz Liszt - Leonard Pennario1993Album
Concerto No. 3 in D MinorSergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Leonard Pennario, Philharmonia Orchestra Conducted By Walter Susskind1993Album
Prelude In C Sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2 · Prelude In G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5 / Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff / Franz Liszt - Leonard Pennario1993Album
The Movies Go To The Hollywood BowlThe Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, Miklós Rózsa, Alfred Newman Conducting With Leonard Pennario1990Compil.
Rhapsody In Blue - 3 Préludes - Un Américain à Paris - Porgy And BessGeorge Gershwin, Leonard Pennario, Felix Slatkin1990Compil.
Rhapsody in Blue och andra populäre stycken af George GershwinGeorge Gershwin, The London Symphony Orchestra, André Previn, Leonard Pennario, Alfred Newman1988Album
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 And Rhapsody On A Theme Of PaganiniVladimir Ashkenazy, Leonard Pennario1987Compil.
George Gershwin's Song Book & Other Music For Piano SoloLeonard Pennario, George Gershwin1986Album
George Gershwin's Song Book & Other Music For Piano SoloLeonard Pennario, George Gershwin1986Album
George Gershwin's Song Book 3 Preludes - KlavierstückeLeonard Pennario, George Gershwin1986Album
WaltzesLeonard Pennario - Frédéric Chopin1983Album
Seven PolonaisesFrédéric Chopin / Leonard Pennario1983Album
Klavierkonzert = Piano Concerto Op. 31 / Cellokonzert = Cello Concerto Op. 32Miklós Rózsa, Leonard Pennario / Janos Starker1982Album
Khachaturian Piano Concerto (1936)Leonard Pennario, The Concert Arts Orchestra, Felix Slatkin1980Album
Romantic Piano MusicLeonard Pennario1979Album
Cuban Ouverture, Second Rhapsody, Porgy And Bess, Variazioni Su "I Got Rhythm"George Gershwin, The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, Alfred Newman, Leonard Pennario1977Album
Piano Quintet, Op. 2 / String Trio, Op. 1Miklós Rózsa, Leonard Pennario1975Album
Battle Cry Of Freedom - Music Of Louis Moreau Gottschalk - Album 2Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Leonard Pennario1975Album
The Union (Music Of Louis Moreau Gottschalk)Louis Moreau Gottschalk - Leonard Pennario1974Album
Il Mondo Classico Bravo BeethovenCharles Munch, Erich Leinsdorf, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Pennario, Claude Frank1973Compil.
Duo, Op. 7 • Little Suite, Op. 5 • Variations On A Hungarian Peasant Song, Op. 4Miklós Rózsa - Endre Granat, Leonard Pennario, Erwin Herbst1973Album
Gershwin's Greatest HitsGeorge Gershwin / Arthur Fiedler Conducting The Boston Pops Orchestra, Leontyne Price, Peter Nero, Leonard Pennario, William Warfield, Skitch Henderson1971Compil.
Virtuoso FavouritesLeonard Pennario1968Compil.
Sonatas For Cello And PianoFelix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Richard Strauss, Gregor Piatigorsky, Leonard Pennario1968Album
"The Heifetz - Piatigorsky Concerts" / A Richard Strauss Song RecitalJascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky, Leonard Pennario / Montserrat Caballé, Miguel Zanetti1967Album
Violin Concerto No. 5, K. 219 · Trio No. 1 For Piano, Violin And Cello, Op. 35Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Joaquín Turina, Jascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky, Leonard Pennario1967Album
The Best Of Leonard Pennario, Album 2Leonard Pennario1967Compil.
Mormorio di Primavera / Il CignoChristian Sinding, Leonard Pennario, The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra Dir. Miklós Rózsa, Camille Saint-Saëns1966Single
Trio (In D Minor) / Concerto For Violin And Cello (In B-flat) / Duo For Violin And CelloAnton Stepanovich Arensky / Antonio Vivaldi / Bohuslav Martinů, Jascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky, Leonard Pennario1966Album
Pennario Plays Chopin For Young LoversLeonard Pennario1966Album
Concertos Nos. 1 And 4Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Leonard Pennario - André Previn1965Album
The Debussy Preludes (Book 1)Leonard Pennario1965Album
Leonard Pennario, PianoLeonard Pennario1965Album
HumoresqueLeonard Pennario1964Album
Concertos 1 And 2Leonard Pennario - Franz Liszt : The London Symphony Orchestra / René Leibowitz1964Album
Piano Quintet · SextetteJascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky, William Primrose, Leonard Pennario, César Franck, Johannes Brahms1964Album
Clair de LuneLeopold Stokowski, Leonard Pennario, Erich Leinsdorf, Laurindo Almeida, Carmen Dragon1963Compil.
The Four ScherzosLeonard Pennario, Frédéric Chopin1963Album
The Heifetz-Piatigorsky Concerts With Primrose, Pennario And GuestsJascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky, William Primrose, Leonard Pennario1962Album
Piano Colors Of Chopin, The PreludesLeonard Pennario, Frédéric Chopin1962Album
Sonatas By Beethoven, Mozart, and HaydnLeonard Pennario1962Album
Gershwin By StarlightGeorge Gershwin - Leonard Pennario, The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Alfred Newman1962Album
Concerto No. 2 In C Minor For Piano And Orchestra, Op. 18Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Leonard Pennario, Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Vladimir Golschmann1962Album
Piano Concerto No. 2 In C MinorSergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff - Leonard Pennario, Erich Leinsdorf, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra1961Album
Rhapsody Under The StarsLeonard Pennario1961Single
Piano Quartets: Fauré Quartet No. I In C Minor / Schumann Quartet In E Flat MajorLeonard Pennario, Gabriel Fauré, Robert Schumann1961Album
Piano PortraitsClaude Debussy, Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Edward MacDowell, Moritz Moszkowski, Domenico Scarlatti, Johannes Brahms, Franz Liszt - Leonard Pennario1961Album
The Two Pianos Of Leonard PennarioLeonard Pennario1960Album
Piano Colors Of RavelLeonard Pennario1960Album
Schumann Scenes From Childhood And CarnavalLeonard Pennario1960Album
Favorite Classics For PianoLeonard Pennario1959Album
Rhapsody Under The StarsThe Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, Miklós Rózsa, Leonard Pennario1959Album
Pennario PlaysLeonard Pennario1959Album
ScherzosFrédéric Chopin, Leonard Pennario1959Album
Fantaisies Pour PianoLeonard Pennario1958Single
Piano Concerto In A Minor / Rhapsody On A Theme Of PaganiniLeonard Pennario - Edvard Grieg / Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff / Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf1958Album
Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Minor For Piano And OrchestraLeonard Pennario, Erich Leinsdorf, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky1958Album
Piano Concerto In A Minor / Rhapsody On A Theme Of PaganiniLeonard Pennario - Edvard Grieg / Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff / Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Erich Leinsdorf1958Album
Andalucia / Songs Of SpainErnesto Lecuona / Isaac Albéniz – Leonard Pennario1958Album
Tchaikovsky Concerto No. 1 In B Flat Minor for Piano and OrchestraPyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Leonard Pennario, Erich Leinsdorf, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra1958Album
SonatasLeonard Pennario, Frédéric Chopin, Franz Liszt1958Album
Concerto For Piano And OrchestraAram Khatchaturian - Leonard Pennario with the The Concert Arts Orchestra conducted by Felix Slatkin1957Album
Contemporary Piano SonatasLeonard Pennario - Béla Bartók / Miklós Rózsa1957Album
Concert Piano EncoresLeonard Pennario1956Album
Rhapsody In Blue / An American In ParisGeorge Gershwin / The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra Conducted By Felix Slatkin, Leonard Pennario1956Album
Chopin WaltzesLeonard Pennario1955Album
Midnight On The Cliffs / Dream RhapsodyLes Baxter And Leonard Pennario With Les Baxter, His Chorus And Orchestra1954Album
Pictures At An ExhibitionLeonard Pennario1954Album
Gershwin: Concerto In FGeorge Gershwin / Leonard Pennario, William Steinberg Conducting The The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra1953Album
Mephisto Waltz / Barcarolle In F Sharp Minor, Op. 60Franz Liszt / Frédéric Chopin - Leonard Pennario1953Album
Rhapsody In BluePaul Whiteman ; Piano-Solo Leonard Pennario1952Single
Johann StraussLeonard Pennario1952Album
Polonnaise In As-DurFrédéric Chopin, Leonard PennarioSingle
Per Elisa ed altri celebri fogli d'albumLeonard PennarioCompil.
Chopin "Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op.21 (for Piano and Orchestra) Liszt "Concerto No. 1 in E Flat" (for Piano and OrchestraLeonard PennarioAlbum
DaydreamsLeonard PennarioAlbum
Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat / Concerto No. 2 In F MinorFranz Liszt / Frédéric Chopin - Leonard Pennario with The Concert Arts Orchestra conducted by Vladimir GolschmannAlbum
Prelude, Chorale And Fugue / Fantasia In C Major. Op. 17César Franck, Robert Schumann, Leonard PennarioAlbum
Rhapsody In Blue / An American In ParisPaul Whiteman Conducts George Gershwin / Piano Soloist Leonard PennarioCompil.
Theme From Rhapsody In BluePaul Whiteman ; Piano-Solo Leonard PennarioSingle
Concerto No. 2 In C Minor / Preludes In C Sharp Minor & G MinorLeonard Pennario, Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Erich LeinsdorfAlbum
Johann StraussLeonard PennarioAlbum
Rhapsody In Blue / An American In ParisPaul Whiteman Conducts George Gershwin / Piano Soloist Leonard PennarioCompil.
Prelude In C Sharp Minor, Op. 3, No. 2 · Prelude In G Minor, Op. 23, No. 5 / Waltz No. 4 in F Major Op. 34 No. 3Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, Frédéric Chopin, Leonard PennarioSingle
Great Motion Picture ThemesSir John Barbirolli • Daniel Barenboim • John Browning • Carlo Maria Giulini • Lorin Maazel • Leonard PennarioCompil.
Debussy: Clair De Lune, Chopin: Minute Waltz, Liszt: LiebestraumeLeonard PennarioSingle
The Romantic ChopinLeonard Pennario - Frédéric ChopinAlbum
Warsaw ConcertoLeonard Pennario and The Hollywood Bowl Symphony OrchestraAlbum
Polonnaise In A FlatLeonard PennarioSingle
Leonard Pennario Presents: Polonaise, Clair De Lune, LiebestraumeLeonard PennarioAlbum
Rhapsody On A Theme Of Paganini, Symphonic Variations, ScherzoLeonard Pennario With The Boston Pops Orchestra / Arthur Fiedler – Sergei Vasilyevich Rachmaninoff, César Franck, Henry LitolffAlbum
Polonaise No.6 In A Flat Major, Op 53 / Clair De Lune (No 3, Suite Bergamasque No.3) / Liebestraume No.3 In A Flat MajorFrédéric Chopin / Claude Debussy / Franz Liszt : Leonard PennarioAlbum
The Spanish PianoLeonard PennarioAlbum
The Best Of Leonard PennarioLeonard PennarioCompil.
Concertos Under The StarsLeonard Pennario, The Hollywood Bowl Symphony Orchestra, Carmen DragonSingle
Mozart - Quintett C-Dur KV 515 / Mendelssohn - Trio C-Moll Op. 66Jascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky, Leonard PennarioAlbum
Rachmaninoff Concertos Nos. 1 And 4Leonard Pennario Plays André Previn Conducts The Royal Philharmonic OrchestraAlbum
The Heifetz-Piatigorsky Concerts · Piano Quintet · SextetteJascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky, William Primrose, Leonard Pennario, César Franck, Johannes BrahmsAlbum
Piano Music Of SpainLeonard PennarioAlbum
Prokofiev Concerto No. 3, Bartok Concerto No. 3Sergei Prokofiev, Béla Bartók, Vladimir Golschmann, Leonard Pennario, Saint Louis Symphony OrchestraAlbum
Eine Authentische Und Historisch Wertvolle Interpretation Gershwins Berühmter WerkePaul Whiteman And His OrchestraCompil.
Miroirs / Gaspard De La NuitLeonard Pennario - Maurice RavelAlbum
Rhapsody In Blue / An American In ParisPaul Whiteman Conducts George Gershwin / Piano Soloist Leonard PennarioCompil.
Third Piano Concerto In D MinorLeonard PennarioAlbum
Keyboard FantasiesLeonard PennarioAlbum
Four Chopin WaltzesFrédéric Chopin, Leonard PennarioSingle
Concerto In A Minor, Op 54 / BurleskeLeonard Pennario, The London Symphony Orchestra, Seiji Ozawa, Robert Schumann, Richard StraussAlbum
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