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Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31
composer
1837

Recordings
'Chopin: Four Ballades & Four Scherzos' (CDA67456)
Chopin: Four Ballades & Four Scherzos
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'Chopin: Reminiscences' (CKD248)
Chopin: Reminiscences
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'Chopin: The Complete Works' (CDS44351/66)
Chopin: The Complete Works
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'Chopin: The Four Scherzi' (CDH55181)
Chopin: The Four Scherzi
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'Irene Scharrer – The complete electric and selected acoustic recordings' (APR6010)
Irene Scharrer – The complete electric and selected acoustic recordings
APR6010  for the price of 1 — Download only  
'James Rhodes 5' (SIGCD371)
James Rhodes 5
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'Jorge Bolet – His earliest recordings' (APR6009)
Jorge Bolet – His earliest recordings
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'Percy Grainger – The complete 78-rpm solo recordings' (APR7501)
Percy Grainger – The complete 78-rpm solo recordings
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'York Bowen – The complete solo 78-rpm recordings' (APR6007)
York Bowen – The complete solo 78-rpm recordings
APR6007  for the price of 1 — Download only  
Details
Track 4 on CDA67456 [9'42]
Track 2 on CDS44351/66 CD5 [12'21] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 3 on CDH55181 [10'14] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 15 on CKD248 [9'59] Download only
Track 12 on SIGCD371 [9'35] Download only
Track 2 on APR6007 CD2 [7'37] for the price of 1 — Download only
Track 6 on APR6009 CD2 [10'13] for the price of 1 — Download only
Track 8 on APR6010 CD2 [6'57] for the price of 1 — Download only
Extract: Abridged
Track 13 on APR7501 CD1 [6'17] Download only

Scherzo No 2 in B flat minor, Op 31
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For Schumann the Second Scherzo (1837) had all the high flown passion of Byron, and Chopin insisted that the opening sinister triplets could never be sufficiently tombé in performance: like a charnel house. Chopin’s volatile question and answer blossom, surprisingly, into one of his most expansive melodies and the A major trio, a marvel of economy, evolves into the most urgent and florid virtuosity. The subsequent ‘development’ is heaven-storming, indeed, and after a nearly exact repetition of the chief material (it is suitably and rhetorically embellished at key points) the fast and furious coda unites many seemingly disparate elements in a final whirl of glory.

from notes by Bryce Morrison © 2004

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Details for CDS44351/66 disc 5 track 2
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-08-35502
Duration
12'21
Recording date
10 June 1992
Recording venue
Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, State University of New York, USA
Recording producer
Adam Abeshouse
Recording engineer
Adam Abeshouse
Hyperion usage
  1. Chopin: The Complete Works (CDS44351/66)
    Disc 5 Track 2
    Release date: November 2008
    16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
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