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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 31 seconds

'Even more attractive than its predecessor' (Gramophone)

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

Gigue, Op 43

Gigue Op 43  [3'31]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The superb D major Gigue, Op 43, dedicated to the composer and conductor Camille Chevillard is one of Chaminade’s frequent studies in semi-archaic dance rhythm, and one of the more brilliant. Though the general impression is ‘mock baroque’, carried through with joyful velocity, the piece is remarkable for its inventive and enlivening use of cross-rhythms, and for a keyboard style whose solidity and energy suggest Brahms in his bravura moods.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 1994

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