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Étude No 2 in E minor 'Coma Berenices'
2008; an evocation of Queen Berenice II of Egypt's hair (itself the source for the constellation name); published by C. F. Peters Corp., New York

'Hamelin: Études' (CDA67789)
Hamelin: Études
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Track 2 on CDA67789 [2'51]

Étude No 2 in E minor 'Coma Berenices'
Even if Coma Berenices bears the same name as a well-known constellation, it doesn’t directly relate to astronomy. It has to do with a beautiful head of flowing hair, in this case belonging to Queen Berenice II of Egypt, for whom the constellation was named. The florid texture of the writing is meant to evoke this. In any case, it’s a nice title! The first fourteen measures are an amplification of an excerpt from a tiny little piece in single notes I wrote when I was a teenager.

from notes by Marc-André Hamelin © 2010

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Details for CDA67789 track 2
Recording date
10 November 2009
Recording venue
Concert Hall, Wyastone Estate, Monmouth, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Hamelin: Études (CDA67789)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: September 2010
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