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Bolero
composer
22 January 1949; Allegro con brio, A minor; composed at Brookwood, the home the work's dedicatee Marion Keyte-Perry

Recordings
'Bowen: The complete works for violin and piano' (CDA67991/2)
Bowen: The complete works for violin and piano
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Track 3 on CDA67991/2 CD2 [3'47] 2CDs

Bolero
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The Song and Bolero were both written on 22 January 1949 at Brookwood, home of their dedicatee, Marion Keyte-Perry, a retired headmistress whom Bowen’s biographer Monica Watson describes in notably waspish terms. The A minor Bolero affects only the most token nod at anything Spanish (time-honoured Flamenco modal colouring makes one comically incongruous appearance early on), and is effectively a Polonaise instead. After a more lyrical central passage in F major a reprise, consolidating more content within the tonic key, brings the Bolero to a rousing but concise conclusion.

from notes by Francis Pott © 2013

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67991/2 disc 2 track 3
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-13-99203
Duration
3'47
Recording date
2 April 2012
Recording venue
Potton Hall, Dunwich, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Bowen: The complete works for violin and piano (CDA67991/2)
    Disc 2 Track 3
    Release date: May 2013
    2CDs
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