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Introduction and Bolero in A minor, Op 19
composer
1833

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'Chopin: Demidenko plays Chopin' (CDA66597)
Chopin: Demidenko plays Chopin
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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 CDA66597 track 2
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-92-59702
Duration
7'35
Recording date
22 February 1992
Recording venue
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
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Hyperion usage
  1. Chopin: Demidenko plays Chopin (CDA66597)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: July 1992
    Deletion date: March 2005
    Archive Service
  2. Chopin: Demidenko plays Chopin (CDH55183)
    Disc 1 Track 2
    Release date: June 2005
    Deletion date: July 2013
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Superseded by CDA66597
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