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Hyperion Records

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The Harvesters (c1882) by Hans Brasen (1849-1930)
Fine Art Photographic Library
Track(s) taken from CDH55132
Recording details: June 1992
St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Produced by John H West
Engineered by Mark Edwards
Release date: September 2002
Total duration: 10 minutes 54 seconds

Sonatine in E minor, Op 52 No 1

Allegro moderato  [4'50]
Allegro  [3'33]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The sonatina in E minor, Op 52 No 1, is the first of a set of two composed in 1880. It is quite formal in style, following obvious models from the Classical period, with a ‘Tempo di Menuetto’ as the middle movement. Both sonatinas were probably composed primarily as instructional pieces intended for students of intermediate ability, and in such a capacity, would be a welcome addition today, especially in view of their melodic interest.

from notes by Martin Eastick © 2002

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