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Caprice, Op 3
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Marked ‘Allegro con moto’, the Caprice is one of the most brilliant and fascinating of Catoire’s shorter early pieces. Dedicated to Vilborg, one of Catoire’s first teachers, it is in G flat major, and encompasses a basic tripartite structure that also binds an interesting tonal plan. The more lyrical secondary theme outlined in octaves is in A major, which falls by a major third to the dramatic central section, ‘meno mosso’, in F major. This is only eight bars long, and as the material retraces its steps (via A major), the secondary theme is treated to greater development. The central drama is recalled in D flat, the dominant of G flat, and the recapitulation alludes to all the material before a whimsical close.

from notes by Robert Matthew-Walker © 1999

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Details for CDA67090 track 1
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-99-09001
Duration
3'59
Recording date
11 November 1998
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner & Mike Dutton
Hyperion usage
  1. Catoire: Piano Music (CDA67090)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: November 1999
    Deletion date: March 2010
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