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Introduction and Bolero in A minor, Op 19
composer
1833

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'Chopin: Demidenko plays Chopin' (CDA66597)
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Introduction and Bolero in A minor, Op 19
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Surviving sketches for the Bolero in A minor in the Paris Conservatoire indicate a composition date of around 1833 – which makes it contemporary with drafts for the G minor ballade and the Op 25 studies. C F Peters of Leipzig published it first in October 1834, with Wessel of London issuing an edition the following August under the title Souvenir d’Andalousie. More Spanish than a polonaise, more Polish than a bolero (hence Nieck’s tag, ‘Bolero à la Polonaise’), its structure is that of a rondo in A minor/major prefaced by a brillante introduction in C major. Polish is the rhythm of its accompaniment. Iberian is the Aeolian flattened 7th modality of its refrain and the nature of its metric stress (in a true bolero all periods conclude on an assertive downbeat, in a polonaise they don’t, they favour the weaker accent – a nicety of cadencing Chopin observes with alacrity).

from notes by Ates Orga © 1992

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Details for CDS44351/66 disc 7 track 6
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ISRC
GB-AJY-08-35706
Duration
7'45
Recording date
1 January 1995
Recording venue
Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York, USA
Recording producer
Adam Abeshouse
Recording engineer
Adam Abeshouse
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  1. Chopin: The Complete Works (CDS44351/66)
    Disc 7 Track 6
    Release date: November 2008
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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