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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDH55131
Recording details: December 1991
Abbey Road Studios, London, United Kingdom
Produced by John H West
Engineered by John Timperley
Release date: June 2002
Total duration: 15 minutes 6 seconds

Five Polish Dances, Op 3

Con fuoco  [3'23]
Vivace  [2'50]
Appassionato  [3'16]
Con fuoco  [3'00]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The five Polish Dances Op 3 of 1869 quickly led to Scharwenka’s popularity, and whilst one is initially tempted to make comparisons with the mazurkas of Chopin, these early pieces already have a distinct originality. The melodic content is strong and quite rhythmic, and it is obvious why they made such an immediate impact.

from notes by Martin Eastick © 2002

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