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Barcarolle sur des touches noires
composer
1887

Recordings
'Glazunov: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 4' (CDH55224)
Glazunov: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 4
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55224  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
Details
Track 4 on CDH55224 [3'10] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Barcarolle sur des touches noires
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A more unusual work is the Barcarolle sur les touches noires, written in 1887. For reasons unknown it was not published by Belaieff but by his rival V Bessel & Co, another Leipzig-based publishing house. Perhaps for this reason, it has no opus number. Glazunov has rather cleverly exploited its F sharp major tonality so as to ensure, as the title suggests, that the right hand plays only on the black keys of the piano. However, one of its charms is that he has successfully avoided any sense of artifice and, despite having only five pitches available for the construction of the melody, it never sounds forced or unnatural.

from notes by Stephen Coombs © 1996

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDH55224 track 4
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-86604
Duration
3'10
Recording date
23 June 1995
Recording venue
Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel, Hampstead, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Paul Spicer
Recording engineer
Ken Blair
Hyperion usage
  1. Glazunov: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 4 (CDA66866)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: May 1996
    Deletion date: January 2006
    Superseded by CDH55224
  2. Glazunov: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 4 (CDH55224)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: August 2006
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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