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Tarantelle in A flat major, Op 43
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Polonaises, mazurkas, waltzes, the krakowiak, the kujawiak: such are the dance types Chopin most frequently essayed. Bourrées, ecossaises, a tarantella, a bolero, are what he turned to for diversion. Conceived in the summer of 1841, the Tarantella in A flat major has the character of a brilliantly bravura, almost Lisztian, perpetuum mobile, ripe with harmonic pungency and chromatically frenetic unrest. Niecks could find little to admire; it was, he said, like ‘a transmutation of Rossini into Chopin, a Neapolitan scene painted with opaque colours, the south without its transparent sky, balmy air, and general brightness.’ Schumann believed otherwise: ‘This is in Chopin’s most daring manner; we see the madly whirling dancers before us, until our own senses seem to reel. We can scarcely term this lovely music, but we willingly forgive the master for the wildness of his imagination, the right side of which he may certainly be allowed to display sometimes.’

from notes by Ates Orga © 1992

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Details for CDH55183 track 10
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ISRC
GB-AJY-92-59710
Duration
2'56
Recording date
22 February 1992
Recording venue
St George's, Brandon Hill, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Ates Orga
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Chopin: Demidenko plays Chopin (CDA66597)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: July 1992
    Deletion date: March 2005
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  2. Chopin: Demidenko plays Chopin (CDH55183)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: June 2005
    Deletion date: July 2013
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) — Superseded by CDA66597
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