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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDH55134
Recording details: October 1995
Forde Abbey, Somerset, United Kingdom
Produced by John H West
Engineered by John Timperley
Release date: September 2003
Total duration: 13 minutes 34 seconds

Four Polish Dances, Op 47
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Con fuoco  [3'21]
Vivo  [3'15]
Con fuoco  [4'02]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Scharwenka wrote twenty-nine so-called Polish National Dances in all, and the four that comprise his Op 47 (originally published as four mazurkas in 1879) must surely rank among the best. These are dynamic pieces, richly colourful and strongly rhythmic, and with much contrast both in tempo and mood, indicating in no uncertain terms Scharwenka’s origins!

from notes by Martin Eastick © 1995

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