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Étude in G major

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incorporating the Polish patriotic hymn Z dymem pozarów (From the smoke of fires); published by Boosey & Hawkes, New York, in the 1942 volume Homage to Paderewksi

 
Jaromír Weinberger was born in Prague, and fled his native country for America in 1939. In his Étude in G major the composer incorporates a Polish patriotic hymn of the nineteenth century, Z dymem pozarów (‘From the smoke of fires’), and provides the pianist with an extraordinary tour de force. The same melody was used by Edward Elgar in his symphonic prelude Polonia, dedicated to Paderewski during World War I.

from notes by Joseph A Herter © 2011

En 1939, le Pragois Jaromír Weinberger fuit sa terre natale pour l’Amérique. Dans son Étude en sol majeur, il incorpore un hymne patriotique polonais du XIXe siècle, Z dymem pozarów («De la fumée des feux»), et propose au pianiste un extraordinaire tour de force. Edward Elgar utilisa cette même mélodie dans le prélude symphonique Polonia qu’il dédia à Paderewski lors de la Première Guerre mondiale.

extrait des notes rédigées par Joseph A Herter © 2011
Français: Hypérion

Jaromír Weinberger wurde in Prag geboren und floh 1939 aus seiner Heimat nach Amerika. In seine G-Dur-Etüde fügt der Komponist eine polnische patriotische Hymne aus dem 19. Jahrhundert ein, Z dymem pozarów („Mit dem Rauch der Feuersbrünste“) und bietet dem Pianisten eine außerordentliche tour de force. Die gleiche Melodie hat Edward Elgar in seinem sinfonischen Prelude Polonia verwendet, das er Paderewski während des Ersten Weltkrieges widmete.

aus dem Begleittext von Joseph A Herter © 2011
Deutsch: Christiane Frobenius

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Homage to Paderewski
CDA67903

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