Four Polish Dances, Op 47

composer

 
Scharwenka wrote twenty-nine so-called Polish National Dances in all, and the four that comprise his Op 47 (originally published as four mazurkas in 1879) must surely rank among the best. These are dynamic pieces, richly colourful and strongly rhythmic, and with much contrast both in tempo and mood, indicating in no uncertain terms Scharwenka’s origins!

from notes by Martin Eastick © 1995

Scharwenka composa vingt-neuf prétendues “Danses nationales polonaises” et les quatre qui constituent son op.47 (publiées à l’origine comme quatre mazurkas, en 1879) sont certainement parmi les meilleures. Ce sont des morceaux dynamiques, richement colorés et fortement rythmés, offrant des contrastes marqués de tempo et d’atmosphère, et révélant clairement les origines du compositeur!

extrait des notes rédigées par Martin Eastick © 1995

Insgesamt schrieb er 29 sog. Polnische Nationaltänze; und die vier Tänze aus op. 47 (ursprünglich 1879 als Vier Mazurkas veröffentlicht), gelten sicherlich als seine besten. Es sind dynamische, farbige und sehr rhythmische Stücke,,äußerst kontrastreich in Temp und Stimmung, und sie weisen unmißverständlich auf Scherwenkas Herkunft hin.

aus dem Begleittext von Martin Eastick © 1995

Recordings

Scharwenka: Piano Music, Vol. 4
CDH55134Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service

Details

No 1: Con fuoco
Track 1 on CDH55134 [3'21] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
No 2: Lento ed espressivo
Track 2 on CDH55134 [2'56] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
No 3: Vivo
Track 3 on CDH55134 [3'15] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service
No 4: Con fuoco
Track 4 on CDH55134 [4'02] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service

Track-specific metadata for CDH55134 track 3

Vivo
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-03-13403
Duration
3'15
Recording date
27 October 1995
Recording venue
Forde Abbey, Somerset, United Kingdom
Recording producer
John H West
Recording engineer
John Timperley
Hyperion usage
  1. Scharwenka: Piano Music, Vol. 4 (CDH55134)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: September 2003
    Deletion date: March 2012
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Archive Service