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Four Pieces for violin and piano, Op 17
composer
Spring 1900; dedicated to Karel Hoffmann

Recordings
'Suk: Piano Quintet & Piano Quartet' (CDH55416)
Suk: Piano Quintet & Piano Quartet
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'Hyperion monthly sampler – September 2012' (HYP201209)
Hyperion monthly sampler – September 2012
HYP201209  Download-only monthly sampler   No longer available
Details
No 1: Quasi Ballata: Andante sostenuto
Track 4 on CDH55416 [5'13] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 2: Appassionato: Vivace
Track 5 on CDH55416 [4'07] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 3: Un poco triste: Andante espressivo
Track 6 on CDH55416 [3'55] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 4: Burlesca: Allegro vivace
Track 7 on CDH55416 [3'21] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 8 on HYP201209 [3'21] Download-only monthly sampler

Four Pieces for violin and piano, Op 17
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The Four Pieces for violin and piano Op 17 were composed in the spring of 1900 and dedicated to Karel Hoffmann, a fellow violinist in the Czech Quartet. The structure of these movements is simple, but their wide-ranging rhetoric proclaims a clearly sophisticated compositional temperament. The first movement, beginning with near-Impressionist colouring, also embraces extravagant romantic gestures in its central section. There is a hint of the national accent in the emphatic cross-rhythms which characterize the outer sections of the Appassionato second movement; these frame a passage of rapt lyricism entirely typical of Suk’s early maturity. This tendency is echoed in the intense opening of the third movement, although once again Suk, somewhat in the manner of alternation favoured by Dvorák in his Dumka movements, mingles seriousness with a brisker style of writing owing something to the Polka. The finale adopts the manner of a perpetuum mobile, drawing in a pastiche of the Classical manner amid the instrumental pyrotechnics.

from notes by Jan Smaczny © 2004

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Details for HYP201209 track 8
No 4: Burlesca: Allegro vivace
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-04-44807
Duration
3'21
Recording date
2 December 2003
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Suk: Piano Quintet & Piano Quartet (CDA67448)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: June 2004
    Deletion date: January 2010
    Superseded by CDH55416
  2. Suk: Piano Quintet & Piano Quartet (CDH55416)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: September 2012
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
  3. Hyperion monthly sampler – September 2012 (HYP201209)
    Disc 1 Track 8
    Release date: September 2012
    Download-only monthly sampler
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