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Track(s) taken from CDH55199
Recording details: November 1995
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Arthur Johnson
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: August 1996
Total duration: 5 minutes 16 seconds

'As in the previous volumes, Peter Jacobs shows himself to be fluent, clean-fingered, elegantly delicate where required, and able to invest the music with fine nuances of tone and pace―an ideal interpreter of Chaminade' (Gramophone)

Troisième valse brillante, Op 80
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Chaminade’s third Valse brillante, in A flat, shows her economical control of form. The music grows with perfect naturalness out of an opening two-note figure, with an upward spiral of Chopinesque chromatics. A clear-cut, aspiring idea provides effective contrast. After a climax comes an E major dolce central section; its elegiac, falling tune is soon enwrapped in passionate figuration. The second idea is used to construct a powerful return to the opening music, and at the waltz’s culmination the dolce tune returns transformed, tutta forza, to provide an ardently rhetorical apotheosis.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 1996

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