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Track(s) taken from CDA67903

Con tenerezza

composer
untitled; 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: 3 minutes 41 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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Con tenerezza  [3'41]

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)
The death in 1939 of Paderewski’s student Ernest Schelling caused the master much grief, and when the volume in Paderewski’s honour was being compiled in 1941 Schelling’s widow submitted her husband’s last composition, knowing that he would have wanted to share in any tribute to his mentor. The piece is untitled, and has the tempo marking Con tenerezza.

from notes by Joseph A Herter © 2011

Quand vint l’heure de compiler l’album, en 1941, la veuve d’Ernest Schelling proposa l’ultime œuvre de son mari, dont la mort (en 1939) avait bouleversé Paderewski—il eût souhaité, elle le savait, s’associer à tout hommage rendu à son maître et mentor. Sans titre, cette pièce porte l’indication de tempo Con tenerezza.

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

Der Tod von Paderewskis Schüler Ernest Schelling im Jahre 1939 bereitete dem Lehrer viel Schmerz. Als das Album zu Ehren Paderewskis 1941 zusammengestellt wurde, reichte die Witwe von Schelling die letzte Komposition ihres Mannes ein, überzeugt, dass er sich an einem Tribut für seinen Mentor hätte beteiligen wollen. Das Stück ist ohne Titel und trägt die Tempobezeichnung Con tenerezza.

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

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