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Étude d'après l'Impromptu en la bémol majeur de Fr Chopin, Op 29

'Kaleidoscope' (CDA67275)
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Étude d'après l'Impromptu en la bémol majeur de Fr Chopin, Op 29
A markedly more sophisticated treatment of Chopin than his brilliant and frankly shallow treatment of the D flat major (‘Minute’) Waltz, Michalowski’s Study after Chopin’s Impromptu No 1 in A flat major is Godowskyian in its delicate contrapuntal refinement. Triplets in fourths and sixths played vivace and leggiero require a discriminating technique, one which Michalowski himself clearly enjoyed if his few recordings are anything to go by. Polish-born Michalowski, who was acquainted with Chopin’s pupil Mikuli, studied with Moscheles, Reinecke and Tausig, subsequently exercising great influence on succeeding generations. Among his best-known pupils were Wanda Landowska and Mischa Levitzki. Michalowski dedicated the Etude to his fellow countryman, the great pianist Ignace Friedman.

from notes by Jeremy Nicholas © 2001

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Details for CDA67275 track 13
Recording date
4 February 2001
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
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  1. Kaleidoscope (CDA67275)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: October 2001
    Please, someone, buy me …
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