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Track(s) taken from CDH55224
Recording details: June 1995
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Paul Spicer
Engineered by Ken Blair
Release date: May 1996
Total duration: 5 minutes 15 seconds

Impromptus, Op 54
composer
1895

Impromptu 1  [1'50]
Impromptu 2  [3'25]

Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The Two impromptus, Op 54, are Glazunov’s farewell to the nineteenth-century salon genre. Written in 1895 they are as fresh and charming as his first piano work, the Suite on the name ‘SASCHA’, Op 2. His later piano works would be dominated by larger-scale works such as the preludes and fugues and piano sonatas.

from notes by Stephen Coombs © 1996

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