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Cinq morceaux, Op 10
dedicated 'à mon ami G Conus'

'Catoire: Piano Music' (CDH55425)
Catoire: Piano Music
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No 1: Prélude
Track 9 on CDH55425 [2'14] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 2: Prélude
Track 10 on CDH55425 [2'45] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 3: Capriccioso
Track 11 on CDH55425 [2'16] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 4: Rêverie
Track 12 on CDH55425 [4'19] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
No 5: Légende
Track 13 on CDH55425 [2'43] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)

Cinq morceaux, Op 10
Dedicated ‘à mon ami G. Conus’—i.e., Georgy Conus, one of a noted generation of musical brothers—these five pieces form, in their own way, a counterpart both to Rachmaninov’s own Op 10—the seven Morceaux de salon of 1893/4—which Guthiel published in 1894, and to the early sets of piano works by Scriabin. What places Catoire’s Op 10 on a similar level to these works is his use of thematic transformation. The opening Prélude announces a simple theme, but one whose simplicity is constantly spun into new aspects. The melodic germs which make up these ideas are further developed in quite unusual ways in each of the following pieces—the second, an effortlessly flowing Prélude, the brilliant Capriccioso in G sharp minor (a masterpiece), the nocturnal Rêverie in A flat and the final impressionistic Légende in A major.

from notes by Robert Matthew-Walker © 1999

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Details for CDH55425 track 11
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 11
    Release date: November 1999
    Deletion date: March 2010
    Superseded by CDH55425
  2. Catoire: Piano Music (CDH55425)
    Disc 1 Track 11
    Release date: September 2014
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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