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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDD22053
Recording details: December 1996
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Arthur Johnson
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: March 1997
Total duration: 19 minutes 13 seconds

Duo for pianoforte and violin in D major
circa 1858

Allegro  [8'35]
Romance: Andante  [4'31]
Allegro giocoso  [6'07]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Duo in D major for violin and piano is one of Berwald’s most neglected pieces. Like the companion Duo in B flat for cello and piano it was written in the latter part of the 1850s; Berwald specialists favour 1858 as its probable date. There are three movements separated only by short pauses, the centre-piece being an Andante, or Romance, in F sharp minor which is folk-like in character and leads into a high-spirited finale. This eventually returns to the main theme of the Romance movement.

from notes by Robert Layton © 1997

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