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Deux Études, Op 98
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published by François Fétis in Moscheles' Méthode des Méthodes at the end of 1840; dedicated to Prince Albert

Recordings
'Moscheles: Complete Concert Studies' (CDH55387)
Moscheles: Complete Concert Studies
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55387  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Details
No 1: L'Enjouement
Track 17 on CDH55387 [3'27] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 2: L'Ambition
Track 18 on CDH55387 [3'47] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Deux Études, Op 98
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The Deux Études Op 98, were composed for Moscheles’ own comprehensive tutor of piano technique Méthode des Méthodes, which he published with François Fétis at the end of 1840 in France, Germany and England. The concluding part comprises some eighteen studies specially commissioned from many of the best composers of the day, its most famous offspring being Chopin’s Trois Nouvelles Études composed in 1839. Liszt, Mendelssohn, Thalberg and Henselt also contributed. L’Enjouement (playfulness) is an unassuming but excellently written piece full of invention, in cantabile style with an inner accompaniment of off-beat semiquavers. The more virtuosic L’Ambition in G minor starts quietly with an expressive but agitato melody over rushing triplets, but soon more and more complex passagework keeps impetuously bursting forth. Moscheles had been appointed pianist to Prince Albert in early 1840, and later presented an inscribed copy of the complete work to the Prince as dedicatee.

from notes by Henry Roche © 2003

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Details for CDH55387 track 18
No 2: L'Ambition
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-03-39418
Duration
3'47
Recording date
17 April 2003
Recording venue
Charterhouse Hall, Godalming, Surrey, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Amanda Hurton
Recording engineer
Arne Akselberg
Hyperion usage
  1. Moscheles: Complete Concert Studies (CDA67394)
    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: November 2003
    Deletion date: March 2009
    Superseded by CDH55387
  2. Moscheles: Complete Concert Studies (CDH55387)
    Disc 1 Track 18
    Release date: July 2011
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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