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Track(s) taken from CDH55197
Recording details: June 1991
St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Mike Skeet
Engineered by Mike Skeet
Release date: April 1992
Total duration: 2 minutes 28 seconds

'Jacobs treats the music with affection, but also respect; he's served by an excellent recording' (BBC Music Magazine Top 1000 CDs Guide)

'Well worth the attention of those who enjoy piano music that seeks merely to soothe, charm and enchant' (Gramophone)

'In this well recorded, presented and imaginatively conceived issue we see again just how well Hyperion can produce the goods! It is a particular pleasure to see this issue on the market' (CDReview)

Chaconne, Op 8
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Chaconne Op 8  [2'28]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Already in an early work, Chaconne, Op 8, charm vies with an absolutely assured technique. Not that this is any real sense a strict invention on a ground bass, but rather an elegantly generalized evocation of Baroque – the first of several essays in playful archaism, with a few unexpected modulations that anticipate the witty incongruities of Prokofiev’s ‘Classical’ symphony. Or, rather, the cheerful stylistic promiscuity of Poulenc – as becomes clear in Autrefois.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 1992

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