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Track(s) taken from CDA67903

Mazurka, H284

composer
published by Boosey & Hawkes, New York, in the 1942 volume Homage to Paderewksi

Jonathan Plowright (piano)
Recording details: January 2011
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Jeremy Hayes
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: November 2011
Total duration: 1 minutes 51 seconds

Cover artwork: Adaptation of the cover illustration for Homage to Paderewski (Boosey & Hawkes, 1942).
 
Homage to Paderewski (Boosey & Hawkes, 1942)
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Mazurka H284  [1'51]

Reviews

'Performances of a superlative technique and musicianship. Pianism and sheer musical quality of this order are rare at any time, and Hyperion's recordings … are exemplary' (Gramophone)

'This is a fascinating document. Pieces by Martinů and Castelnuovo-Tedesco are among the gems … overall more reflective than virtuosic, this disc allows Plowright to show off his superb command of texture and colour' (BBC Music Magazine)

'This is an enchanting follow-up to Jonathan Plowright’s 'Hommage à Chopin' disc (CDA67803), and, like that one, it is an eclectic mix of music focused on a central figure … many of the composers have now disappeared into the mists of time, but all of these miniatures are well worth the warmth, affection, lyrical beauty and bravura that Plowright devotes to them … the 24 tracks also include music by Britten, Bartók and Milhaud, adding to a disc that makes a welcome change in being conceived with such imagination. Plowright’s playing throughout is sublime' (The Daily Telegraph)

'Jonathan Plowright's sumptuous range of colours and dynamic control [is] much in evidence … any pianophile will surely find it interesting to have a glimpse into music by the composers of the day. One can find no fault, too, with Hyperion's well-balanced, warmly recorded sound' (International Record Review)
Bohuslav Martinu also composed a mazurka for the memorial volume; this one is in ABA form with the outer sections marked Moderato poco andante and the middle section marked Poco vivo. The prolific Czech composer arrived in America in 1941 and settled in New York until he returned to Europe in 1956.

from notes by Joseph A Herter © 2011

Comme d’autres, Bohuslav Martinu écrivit une mazurka pour le volume commémoratif; elle est de forme ABA, avec les sections extrêmes marquées Moderato poco andante et la section médiane marquée Poco vivo. Arrivé en Amérique en 1941, ce prolifique compositeur tchèque vécut à New York jusqu’en 1956, date de son retour en Europe.

extrait des notes rédigées par Joseph A Herter © 2011
Français: Hypérion

Bohuslav Martinu komponierte ebenfalls eine Mazurka für das Gedenkalbum; die beiden äußeren Teile dieser A-B-A-Form sind Moderato poco andante, der mittlere Poco vivo überschrieben. Der produktive tschechische Komponist kam 1941 nach Amerika und lebte bis zu seiner Rückkehr nach Europa im Jahre 1956 in New York.

aus dem Begleittext von Joseph A Herter © 2011
Deutsch: Christiane Frobenius

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