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The Snake Charmer by Henri Rousseau (1844-1910)
Track(s) taken from CDA66459
Recording details: September 1990
St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Martin Compton
Engineered by Antony Howell
Release date: June 1991
Total duration: 6 minutes 25 seconds

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Souvenir de la Havane 'Grand caprice de concert', RO246 Op 39
1859; published in Havana in 1860; alternative title: Recuerdos de la Habana

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A languorous habanera in melancholic E flat minor threatens to burst into ‘Hearts and Flowers’. This is replaced by a simple melody in the same tempo in the major and repeated with, perhaps, one too many variations. Whether or not this is intended to be a reflection on the charms of Mademoiselle Maria Luisa del pio Noguerida y de Sedano (de la Havane), to whom the piece is dedicated, is a moot point.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 1990

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