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Hyperion Records

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View of a Mediterranean Port by Angelo Garino
Sotheby’s Picture Library
Track(s) taken from CDA67037
Recording details: December 1997
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Produced by Amanda Hurton
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: October 1998
Total duration: 7 minutes 3 seconds

Thème Varié, Op 97

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The Thème Varié, Op 97 (1894) was written as a species of étude—it was composed as a test piece for a competition. It was dedicated to Ambroise Thomas, director of the Conservatoire and, incidently, brother-in-law of Caroline de Serres. After a brilliant introduction, a chorale theme is explored in five fairly free variations; the piece ends much by hammering home C major chords!

from notes by Piers Lane © 1998

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