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Quatre Préludes, Op 17
composer

Recordings
'Catoire: Piano Music' (CDA67090)
Catoire: Piano Music
CDA67090  To be superseded by CDH55425  
Details
No 1: Poco Allegro, sempre molto rubato
Track 18 on CDA67090 [1'47] To be superseded by CDH55425
No 2: Con molto sentimento
Track 19 on CDA67090 [1'06] To be superseded by CDH55425
No 3: Andante dramatico
Track 20 on CDA67090 [3'12] To be superseded by CDH55425
No 4: Andante
Track 21 on CDA67090 [1'45] To be superseded by CDH55425

Quatre Préludes, Op 17
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Catoire, exceptional amongst Russian pianist-composers, did not complete a set of 24 Preludes. The four Preludes of his Op 17 are, like the pieces of Op 12, self-contained, and are dedicated to Leo Conus, another of the musical brothers. The first, in G sharp, is in the manner of a wistful slow waltz; and the second, in G major, is perhaps not unlike a Rachmaninov fragment. The third, in C minor—marked ‘Andante dramatico’ (sic—it should of course be ‘drammatico’)—is more extensive, suggesting a hidden programme. The diminuendo coda is notably imaginative. The fourth, in B flat—ending in the minor mode—is only 28 bars long, but Catoire’s remarkable contrapuntal mastery, the lines seemingly independent but magically woven together, shows this composer at the height of his powers.

from notes by Robert Matthew-Walker © 1999

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Details for CDA67090 track 19
Con molto sentimento
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-99-09019
Duration
1'06
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 19
    Release date: November 1999
    Deletion date: March 2010
    To be superseded by CDH55425
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