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Hyperion Records

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Track(s) taken from CDA66765
Recording details: June 1994
Wigmore Hall, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Ates Orga
Engineered by Ken Blair
Release date: October 1994
Total duration: 7 minutes 35 seconds

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Kammer-Fantasie über Carmen, BV284
composer
1920; Sonatina No 6, based on themes from Bizet's Carmen

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Marc-André Hamelin (piano)
Michael Zadora (piano)
Introduction  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch
The last Sonatina, No 6, entitled Kammer-Fantasie über Carmen (1920), is a short paraphrase based on the Act 4 chorus, the Flower Song (with Carmen’s fate motif, characterized by an augmented second, as a transition), the Habanera, and the Prelude to Act 1, with a coda (marked Andante visionario) based on the fate motif. Despite its virtuosity, this attractive work is not so expansive as many examples of the operatic paraphrase.

from notes by Marc-André Roberge © 2013


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