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Winterreigen 'Ten Bagatelles', Op 13
composer
1905; completed in Berlin, but in homage to his years and friends in Vienna

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'Dohnányi: Dohnányi plays Dohnányi' (APR7038)
Dohnányi: Dohnányi plays Dohnányi
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'Dohnányi: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 1' (CDA67871)
Dohnányi: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 1
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No 01: Widmung
Track 5 on CDA67871 [1'39]
Track 11 on APR7038 CD1 [1'44] 2CDs Download only
No 02: Marsch der lustigen Brüder
Track 6 on CDA67871 [3'35]
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No 03: An Ada
Track 7 on CDA67871 [1'22]
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No 04: Freund Viktor's Mazurka
Track 8 on CDA67871 [3'06]
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No 05: Sphärenmusik
Track 9 on CDA67871 [6'14]
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No 06: Valse aimable
Track 10 on CDA67871 [2'01]
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No 07: Um Mitternacht
Track 11 on CDA67871 [2'16]
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No 08: Tolle Gesellschaft
Track 12 on CDA67871 [2'50]
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No 09: Morgengrauen
Track 13 on CDA67871 [3'18]
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No 10: Postludium
Track 14 on CDA67871 [1'41]
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Winterreigen 'Ten Bagatelles', Op 13
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Dohnányi moved to Berlin in 1905 to accept a professorship at the prestigious Hochschule für Musik. The first composition that he completed upon arriving there was Winterreigen Op 13, subtitled ‘Ten Bagatelles’, which served as his farewell to Vienna. With the exception of the first and last bagatelles, each movement bears a titular reference or a printed dedication to a specific friend he had made in Vienna. An Ada even pays musical tribute to its dedicatee through repetitions of the pitches A-D-A. Dohnányi also used the work as a whole to reinforce his status within the great lineage of composer-pianists. The title Winterreigen (Winter Round Dances) is reminiscent of Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise (Winter Journey), and the subtitle ‘Bagatelles’ alludes to Beethoven’s masterworks in the same genre. The most obvious references, however, are to Schumann. Dohnányi himself explained: ‘The dedication of the piece as a whole to the spirit of Robert Schumann is revealed in the first piece, Widmung (Dedication), by its use of the first melody from Schumann’s Papillons.’ Widmung is also the title of the beloved first movement of Schumann’s song cycle Myrthen. Other composers referenced in Winterreigen include Brahms, Chopin, Liszt and Mendelssohn, but the Postludium returns to a Schumannian technique by spelling out in pitches the word A-D-E, the German version of ‘Adieu’.

from notes by James A Grymes © 2012

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Details for CDA67871 track 10
Valse aimable
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-11-87110
Duration
2'01
Recording date
22 February 2011
Recording venue
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Jeremy Hayes
Recording engineer
Ben Connellan
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  1. Dohnányi: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 1 (CDA67871)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: January 2012
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