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Cinq Morceaux, Op 10

'Catoire: Piano Music' (CDA67090)
Catoire: Piano Music
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No 1: Prélude
Track 9 on CDA67090 [2'17] Archive Service
No 2: Prélude
Track 10 on CDA67090 [2'44] Archive Service
No 3: Capriccioso
Track 11 on CDA67090 [2'15] Archive Service
No 4: Rêverie
Track 12 on CDA67090 [4'22] Archive Service
No 5: Légende
Track 13 on CDA67090 [2'40] Archive Service

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 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 Réverie in A flat and the final impressionistic Légende in A major.

from notes by Robert Matthew-Walker © 1999

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Details for CDA67090 track 13
Recording date
11 November 1998
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner & Mike Dutton
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  1. Catoire: Piano Music (CDA67090)
    Disc 1 Track 13
    Release date: November 1999
    Deletion date: March 2010
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