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Idylle, Op 103
composer
1926

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 7 on CDH55224 [5'58] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Idylle, Op 103
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The Idylle, Op 103, dates from 1926 and, together with the Prelude and Fugue in E minor, marks the end of Glazunov’s work as a piano composer. It is an extraordinary work for this period. Despite the appalling conditions in which Glazunov lived (the disappointments and frustrations, together with crushing poverty and illness), this piece has an almost joyful quality together with a heart-rending beauty. The earlier musical crisis of identity which had resulted in the tonal experiments of the Two prelude-improvisations has now been resolved. This is a wonderful swan-song with all the traits of Glazunov’s musical character—melodic invention, harmonic sophistication and a wealth of contrapuntal detail.

from notes by Stephen Coombs © 1996

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA66866 track 7
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-86607
Duration
5'58
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 7
    Release date: May 1996
    Deletion date: January 2006
    Superseded by CDH55224
  2. Glazunov: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 4 (CDH55224)
    Disc 1 Track 7
    Release date: August 2006
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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