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Chants du crépuscule 'Quatre morceaux pour piano', Op 24
composer
circa 1910

Recordings
'Catoire: Piano Music' (CDH55425)
Catoire: Piano Music
MP3 £4.99FLAC £4.99ALAC £4.99Pre-order CD by post £5.50 CDH55425  Helios (Hyperion's budget label) September 2014 Release  
Details
No 1: En rêvant
Track 22 on CDH55425 [2'58] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) September 2014 Release
No 2: Capricciosamente
Track 23 on CDH55425 [2'06] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) September 2014 Release
No 3: Tranquillo
Track 24 on CDH55425 [3'07] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) September 2014 Release
No 4: Poco agitato
Track 25 on CDH55425 [2'02] Helios (Hyperion's budget label) September 2014 Release

Chants du crépuscule 'Quatre morceaux pour piano', Op 24
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By the time of the composition of these Songs of twilight, circa 1910, Catoire was entirely his own master. The first, curiously without a tempo indication but marked impressionistically ‘sempre rubato’, maintains both the familiar tripartite structure and upward modulation of Catoire’s shorter piano pieces. It is distinguished by the fluent juxtaposition of three-against-two quavers. The second, Capricciosamente, is quite chromatic and builds to a remarkable central climax before a long coda eventually winds the piece to a tranquil major ending. Tranquillity describes the nature of the third piece, based upon another rather Chopinesque falling theme, which, in the central section, is inverted before the recapitulation, which further develops the initial idea. The concluding song, although marked ‘Poco agitato’, is a summation of aspects of the preceding three, but its central section is more dramatic and elemental. The ending, with an idea quietly repeated in the bass, is both simple and magical.

from notes by Robert Matthew-Walker © 1999

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Details for CDA67090 track 22
En rêvant
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-99-09022
Duration
2'58
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 22
    Release date: November 1999
    Deletion date: March 2010
    Superseded by CDH55425
  2. Catoire: Piano Music (CDH55425)
    Disc 1 Track 22
    Release date: September 2014
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label) September 2014 Release
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