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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: 6 minutes 43 seconds

'Seta Tanyel plays her well-contrasted selection with obvious affection and persuasive charm … playing of outstanding drive and verve' (International Record Review)

'The recorded sound has all the freshness needed for this music' (Pianist)

Valse-caprice in A major, Op 31

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Although ‘salon music’ has been the object of much undeserved adverse criticism in more recent times, Scharwenka’s smaller pieces have a consistent quality and appeal, and the Valse-Caprice Op 31 is no exception. After a tentative introduction, the waltz commences innocently enough, but makes increasingly more demands on the pianist as it scurries towards an excitingly virtuoso conclusion.

from notes by Martin Eastick © 2002

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