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Impromptu in D major, Op 17

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In spite of the Polish dances and polonaises, Scharwenka was quite cosmopolitan in his musical outlook. The enchanting Impromptu Op 17 shows definite leanings towards Schumann and it is also worth noting a passing similarity here to the earlier music of his friend and fellow-student at Kullak’s Academy, Moritz Moszkowski (1854–1925), although both followed their own distinctive musical paths.

from notes by Martin Eastick © 2002

L’inspiration musicale de Scharwenka s’étendait bien au-delà des danses et des polonaises pour être animée par des courants très cosmopolites. Le charmant Impromptu Op 17 montre une tendance très «Schumannienne» ainsi qu’une similarité passagère à la musique de jeunesse de son ami étudiant à l’Académie de Kullak, Moritz Moszkowski (1854–1925), bien que les deux compositeurs suivent leur propre chemin.

extrait des notes rédigées par Martin Eastick © 2002
Français: Marie Luccheta

Ungeachtet der Polnischen Tänze und Polonaisen war Scharwenka, was seine musikalische Weltanschauung angeht, durchaus Kosmopolit. Das bezaubernde Impromptu op. 17 offenbart eine eindeutige Neigung zu Schumann, und es lohnt wohl auch, die flüchtige Ähnlichkeit mit den Frühwerken von Moritz Moszkowski festzustellen, seinem Freund und Kommilitonen an der Kullakschen Akademie, obwohl natürlich beide ganz eigene musikalische Wege gingen.

aus dem Begleittext von Martin Eastick © 2002
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

Recordings

Scharwenka: Piano Music, Vol. 1
CDH55131

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