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Piano Sonata No 4 'Jazz Sonata'
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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 CDA67656 track 19
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ISRC
GB-AJY-08-65619
Duration
1'30
Recording date
12 July 2007
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Marc-André Hamelin in a state of jazz (CDA67656)
    Disc 1 Track 19
    Release date: April 2008
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