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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDH55198
Recording details: November 1993
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Arthur Johnson
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: May 1994
Total duration: 3 minutes 1 seconds

'Even more attractive than its predecessor' (Gramophone)

'A treasure trove for the explorer' (BBC Music Magazine)

Arlequine, Op 53

Arlequine Op 53  [3'01]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Arlequine is a crisp and scintillating exercise in the almost obligatory ‘Pierrot piece’ of Chaminade’s day – tuneful and inventive, with plenty of twinkly, dextrous work for the right hand. But a female Harlequin? Perhaps ‘feminine caprice’ (Chaminade inhabited an age with no horror of sexual stereotyping) is suggested by the abrupt, flouncing cadences.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 1994

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