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Hyperion Records

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View of the Tegernsee looking towards the Quirinus Chapel (1825) by Johann Georg von Dillis (1759-1841)
Track(s) taken from CDH55064
Recording details: October 1988
Unknown, Unknown
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Keith Warren & Keith Wicks
Release date: July 1991
Total duration: 9 minutes 21 seconds

'Since the performances are expert in every respect this disc deserves a wide audience' (Classic CD)

'Chamber-music playing of the highest order, empathetic and warm-hearted' (Birmingham Post)

Variations concertantes, Op 17

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Variations concertantes were written in 1829, when the composer was twenty. Their theme is one of those sweet, almost annoyingly simple melodies which represent the ‘homely’ side of Mendelssohn. It is followed by eight variations which show the influence of both Mozart’s and Beethoven’s sets of variations, but whose final number bursts out of its frame in a sudden display of Romantic fervour.

from notes by Susan Tomes © 1991

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