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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 41 seconds

'… brimful with alert character and beauty whilst the two piano pieces are delightful in their raucous melodies … briliantly done by Tanyel' (Classical.net)

Variations on a theme by C H, Op 57
composer

Theme: Andante  [1'03]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Variationen über ein Thema von C.H. Op 57 of 1881 are the second of Scharwenka’s three sets of variations and are dedicated to Prince Constantin zu Hohenlohe se Schillingsfürst, who brother Chlodwig was Chancellor of Germany from 1894 to 1900. A close friend of Scharwenka, the Prince was a keen amateur composer and the sixteen-bar theme in A major was his own (as indicated by ‘C.H.’ in the title). The thirteen variations that follow are expertly developed, as one might expect.

from notes by Martin Eastick © 1995

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