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Piano Sonata No 2 in E minor, Op 75
composer
1901; dedicated to N N Elenkovsky

Recordings
'Glazunov: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 4' (CDH55224)
Glazunov: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 4
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Details
Movement 1: Moderato
Track 12 on CDH55224 [8'04] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 2: Scherzo
Track 13 on CDH55224 [6'12] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Movement 3: Finale
Track 14 on CDH55224 [8'44] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Piano Sonata No 2 in E minor, Op 75
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The Piano Sonata No 2 was written in 1901 and is dedicated to N N Elenkovsky, Glazunov’s own piano teacher. In common with the First Piano Sonata, written the previous year, it is formidably challenging. The first movement is the most passionate, with lush harmonies and polyphonic interest. The Scherzo second movement is the most technically demanding and has been described by the pianist Leslie Howard as ‘a treacherous study in double notes in no way relieved by the faster toccata of the trio section’. Whether Glazunov conceived his two piano sonatas to be performed as a pair is debatable. However, it is unlikely that their key relationship (an augmented fourth apart: equidistant from each other—No 1 in B flat minor and No 2 in E minor) was accidental. It would take a brave pianist, however, to programme them together in a recital.

from notes by Stephen Coombs © 1996

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Details for CDH55224 track 12
Moderato
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-96-86612
Duration
8'04
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 12
    Release date: May 1996
    Deletion date: January 2006
    Superseded by CDH55224
  2. Glazunov: The Complete Solo Piano Music, Vol. 4 (CDH55224)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: August 2006
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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