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Étude scholastique, Op 139
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'Chaminade: Piano Music, Vol. 1' (CDH55197)
Chaminade: Piano Music, Vol. 1
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Track 19 on CDH55197 [4'49] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Étude scholastique, Op 139
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Chaminade’s Étude scholastique, Op 139, published in 1910, re-visits the archaic manner of the early Chaconne from a viewpoint of absolute maturity. ‘Scholastique’ does not mean academic, but her vigorous free invention in the Baroque manner takes a dig at the kind of strict stylistic imitation required by the conservatoires. Actually the piece is a brilliant toccata in A minor. The time signature is 2/4, but the fast triplets give it the feeling of a gigue. A broad, richly chordal subsidiary theme in C major hints at Brahmsian, even Elgarian models – but this is soon wreathed in very un-Brahmsian arpeggio writing. When this idea eventually returns it is in the tonic major, and in A major, with a fine flourish, the Étude scholastique concludes – a convincing demonstration of the powers of a composer who, within her chosen sphere, attained a frequent and diverting excellence.

from notes by Calum MacDonald © 1992

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDH55197 track 19
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-92-58419
Duration
4'49
Recording date
25 June 1991
Recording venue
St Silas the Martyr, Kentish Town, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mike Skeet
Recording engineer
Mike Skeet
Hyperion usage
  1. Chaminade: Piano Music, Vol. 1 (CDA66584)
    Disc 1 Track 19
    Release date: April 1992
    Deletion date: July 2004
    Superseded by CDH55197
  2. Chaminade: Piano Music, Vol. 1 (CDH55197)
    Disc 1 Track 19
    Release date: October 2005
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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