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Impromptus, Op 54

composer
1895

 
The Two impromptus, Op 54, are Glazunov’s farewell to the nineteenth-century salon genre. Written in 1895 they are as fresh and charming as his first piano work, the Suite on the name ‘SASCHA’, Op 2. His later piano works would be dominated by larger-scale works such as the preludes and fugues and piano sonatas.

from notes by Stephen Coombs © 1996

Les Deux impromptus, op. 54, constituent les adieux de Glazounov à la musique de salon du XIXe siècle. Écrits en 1895, ils sont aussi frais et charmants que sa première œuvre pour piano, la Suite sur le nom «SASCHA», op. 2. Ses œuvres pianistiques ultérieures allaient être dominées par des morceaux à plus grande échelle, tels les préludes et fugues et les sonates pour piano.

extrait des notes rédigées par Stephen Coombs © 1996
Français: Hyperion Records Ltd

Die Zwei Impromptus, op. 54 stellen Glasunows Abschied vom Salongenre des neunzehnten Jahrhunderts dar. Sie wurden 1895 geschrieben und sind so frisch und bezaubernd wie seine erste Klavierarbeit, die Suite auf den Namen „SASCHA“, op. 2. Seine späteren Klavierarbeiten wie die Präludien und Fugen und die Klaviersonaten sollten von größerem Umfang sein.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Coombs © 1996
Deutsch: Ute Mansfeldt

Recordings

Glazunov: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 4
CDH55224

Details

No 1: Impromptu 1
No 2: Impromptu 2

Track-specific metadata for CDA66866 track 5

Impromptu 1
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-86605
Duration
1'50
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 5
    Release date: May 1996
    Deletion date: January 2006
    Superseded by CDH55224
  2. Glazunov: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 4 (CDH55224)
    Disc 1 Track 5
    Release date: August 2006
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