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Hyperion Records

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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

Chaconne, Op 8
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Chaconne Op 8  [2'28]

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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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