Recording details: October 1992
St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Produced by John H West
Engineered by John Timperley
Release date: February 2003
Total duration: 9 minutes 4 seconds
The Novelette und Melodie, Op 22, were probably composed in 1875. There is some evidence here of Schumann’s influence, particularly in the energetic Novelette, although in the middle section Scharenka’s Polish origins show through. In direct contrast, the simplicity of the Melodie creates an air of restful tranquillity.