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Mazurka, Op 31
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'Caprices & Fantasies' (CDH55130)
Caprices & Fantasies
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Mazurka, Op 31
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Alphonse Hasselmans was born in Liège, Belgium, in 1845 and studied in Strasbourg with Gottlieb Krüger who himself had been a student of Parish-Alvars (see below). In 1884 he became professor of harp at the Paris Conservatoire, a position he held until his death in 1912. Hasselmans played a major role in the revival of interest in harp-playing towards the end of the nineteenth century. A good many compositions by other composers were inspired by his virtuoso playing and were dedicated to him, among them being Fauré’s Impromptu, Op 86. Hasselmans himself did not attach much importance to his own compositions but his charming salon pieces added greatly to the harp’s repertoire, not least in their technical value.

from notes by Susan Drake © 1989

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Details for CDH55130 track 6
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-89-34006
Duration
3'36
Recording date
8 December 1988
Recording venue
Kimpton Parish Church, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Antony Howell
Hyperion usage
  1. Caprices & Fantasies (CDA66340)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: September 1989
    Deletion date: February 2004
    Superseded by CDH55130
  2. Caprices & Fantasies (CDH55130)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: February 2004
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Last few CD copies remaining
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