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Piano Sonata No 4 'Jazz Sonata'
Anyone attempting to talk about the Jazz Sonata on a deeply analytical level isn’t playing with a full deck. Aside from pointing out that it shares a good deal of its material with the very entertaining Jazz Symphony written around the same time, it would be useless to dissect this little ninety-second piece. Suffice it to say that this amusing and intriguing bit of musical nonsense is at least remarkable for being one of the first examples (if not the first) of outright musical collage. There’s no logic whatsoever in the way it’s assembled. It works—somehow.

from notes by Marc-André Hamelin © 2008

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Details for DVDA68000 track 12
Recording date
1 January 2005
Recording venue
Various, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Robert Chesterman
Recording engineer
Robert Chesterman
Hyperion usage
  1. Marc-André Hamelin – It's all about the music (DVDA68000)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: November 2006
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