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Paraphrase on Tchaikovsky's Flower Waltz
composer
arranger
first performed at London's Steinway Hall on 29 October 1901 by Grainger; dedicated to Léon Delafosse

Recordings
'Percy Grainger – The complete 78-rpm solo recordings' (APR7501)
Percy Grainger – The complete 78-rpm solo recordings
MP3 £16.49FLAC £16.49ALAC £16.49 APR7501  5CDs Download only  
'Grainger: Rambles and Reflections' (CDH55454)
Grainger: Rambles and Reflections
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Buy by post £5.50 CDH55454  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Details
Track 15 on CDH55454 [6'33] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 10 on APR7501 CD2 [4'14] 5CDs Download only
Track 11 on APR7501 CD2 [4'21] 5CDs Download only

Paraphrase on Tchaikovsky's Flower Waltz
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Grainger’s first venture into transcription, his Paraphrase on Tchaikovsky’s Flower Waltz received its first public performance at his debut solo recital in London’s Steinway Hall on 29 October 1901. The arrangement is dedicated to the French piano virtuoso and composer, Léon Delafosse, who popularized it in France and who was later to dedicate some of his own preludes to Grainger. The published edition appeared in 1904 after some revision, and is unique in incorporating Grainger’s first use of his idiosyncratic English instead of the usual Italian musical directions—a practice he was later to adopt in most of his scores. Within the structure of this exciting and flamboyant paraphrase, based on one of the most enduring of Tchaikovsky’s melodies, the element of original composition is manifest. From the outset we are propelled along on a tide of virtuosic passagework, culminating in a highly florid cadenza and a clattering apotheosis.

from notes by Barry Peter Ould © 2002

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Details for CDA67279 track 15
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-02-27915
Duration
6'33
Recording date
9 April 2001
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Amanda Hurton
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Grainger: Rambles and Reflections (CDA67279)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: June 2002
    Deletion date: March 2011
    Superseded by CDH55454
  2. Grainger: Rambles and Reflections (CDH55454)
    Disc 1 Track 15
    Release date: November 2011
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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