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The Burst Tower of Heidelberg Castle (1830) by Carl Blechen (1798-1840)
Track(s) taken from CDD22076
Recording details: January 1988
Concordia College, Bronxville, New York, USA
Produced by Ward Botsford
Engineered by Frank D Laico
Release date: March 2011
Total duration: 3 minutes 16 seconds

'[The sonatas] require a player with the fleetest of fingers, as well as an interpretative spirit that responds fully to the often flighty romanticism of Weber’s piano writing. Garrick Ohlsson meets these requirements in good measure, and his 1988 recordings, originally issued on Arabesque, make an attractive proposition in Hyperion’s two for the price of one reissue' (The Irish Times)

Momento capriccioso, J56 Op 12
composer
1808; dedicated to Giacomo Meyerbeer

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Momento capriccioso Op 12, dating from 1808 and dedicated to Weber’s friend Giacomo Meyerbeer, flickers scherzo-like over the keyboard, its swiftly repeating, lightweight chords giving the performer’s wrists a good workout. Four decades later, it inspired another study for the wrists, Anton Rubinstein’s famous ‘Staccato’ Étude.

from notes by Frank Cooper © 2011

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