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Rondo brillante, J252 Op 62
composer
1819; also known as La gaîté

Recordings
'Grigory Ginzburg – His early recordings – 2' (APR5672)
Grigory Ginzburg – His early recordings – 2
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'Weber: Complete Piano Sonatas' (CDD22076)
Weber: Complete Piano Sonatas
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Details
Track 8 on CDD22076 CD2 [6'19] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Track 3 on APR5672 [5'17]

Rondo brillante, J252 Op 62
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The Rondo brillante Op 62, also known as La gaîté, belongs to the same year, 1819, as Aufforderung zum Tanz Op 65. An excellent example of what has been called Weber’s ‘glass chandelier style’, the Rondo brillante’s crystalline brilliance exploits the piano’s upper treble range (and the pianist’s right hand) to great effect. Exuberant, even breathtaking, it is a true showpiece by a virtuoso who, at thirty-three, was in the full flush of love for Caroline Brandt, whom he had married two years earlier.

from notes by Frank Cooper © 2011

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