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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA67255/6
Recording details: January 1999
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Antony Howell & Julian Millard
Release date: November 1999
Total duration: 17 minutes 32 seconds

Sextet for piano, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and horn

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
Begun in 1932, the Sextet for piano and wind instruments was not completed until 1939. Its basic form is that of the Trio. A motto theme, first heard for wind alone, recurs in all three movements. In the central Divertissement, a lyrical slow movement and its modified repetition enclose a rather perky middle section. The finale roams chromatically in many and distant keys, but ends in ten bars of an adulterated C major.

from notes by Felix Aprahamian © 1999

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