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Track(s) taken from CDH55425

Valse, Op 36


Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
Recording details: November 1998
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Andrew Keener
Engineered by Tony Faulkner & Mike Dutton
Release date: November 1999
Total duration: 2 minutes 35 seconds

Cover artwork: A Female Nude by a Lake (1907) by Karel Vitezslav Mašek (1865-1927)
Sotheby’s Picture Library
Valse Op 36  [2'35]


'Superlative. Immaculately and sensitively performed. Sound and presentation are superb. It would be hard to imagine one of music's most neglected byways illuminated with more pianistic ease and affection' (Gramophone)

'This is charming, formidably accomplished stuff. Hamelin gives impeccably stylish and sympathetic readings, as if he's been playing them since the cradle. Probably he has' (BBC Music Magazine)

'A fine conspectus of a captivating composer. Russian champagne of glowing vintage' (Classic CD)

'Un disque rempli de joie, de poésie et de lumière' (Le Devoir)
Despite being published as part of Catoire’s Op 36 the charming Waltz actually dates from Catoire’s earliest years. It is technically quite demanding, with repeated notes and a constantly winding theme of semitonal inflexion.

from notes by Robert Matthew-Walker © 1999

Quoique publiée sous le numéro d’opus 36, cette charmante Valse date en réalité des toute premières années compositionnelles de Catoire. Elle est fort exigeante sur le plan technique, avec des notes répétées et un thème, constamment ondoyant, d’inflexion semitonale.

extrait des notes rédigées par Robert Matthew-Walker © 1999
Français: Hypérion

Der Walzer ist technisch recht anspruchsvoll, mit wiederholten Noten und einem sich ständig windenden Thema mit einer Neigung zu Halbtönen.

aus dem Begleittext von Robert Matthew-Walker © 1999
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller


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