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Scherzo No 3 in C sharp minor, Op 39
composer
1839, begun in Majorca, completed in Nohant; dedicated to Adolf Gutmann

Recordings
'Simon Barere – His celebrated live recordings at Carnegie Hall, Vol. 4 – 1949' (APR5624)
Simon Barere – His celebrated live recordings at Carnegie Hall, Vol. 4 – 1949
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'Simon Barere – His celebrated live recordings at Carnegie Hall, Vol. 5 – Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2 & appendices' (APR5625)
Simon Barere – His celebrated live recordings at Carnegie Hall, Vol. 5 – Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2 & appendices
APR5625  Download only  
'Simon Barere – The complete HMV recordings 1934–1936' (APR6002)
Simon Barere – The complete HMV recordings 1934–1936
APR6002  for the price of 1 — Download only  
'Chopin: Four Ballades & Four Scherzos' (CDA67456)
Chopin: Four Ballades & Four Scherzos
Buy by post £10.50 CDA67456  Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available
'Chopin: The Complete Works' (CDS44351/66)
Chopin: The Complete Works
Buy by post £50.00 CDS44351/66  16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)  
'Chopin: The Four Scherzi' (CDH55181)
Chopin: The Four Scherzi
Buy by post £5.50 CDH55181  Helios (Hyperion's budget label)  
'Jorge Bolet – His earliest recordings' (APR6009)
Jorge Bolet – His earliest recordings
APR6009  for the price of 1 — Download only  
Details
Track 6 on CDA67456 [7'04]
Track 3 on CDS44351/66 CD5 [9'14] 16CDs Boxed set (at a special price)
Track 4 on CDH55181 [7'41] Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
Track 28 on APR5624 [7'12] Download only
Track 7 on APR6002 CD1 [6'55] for the price of 1 — Download only
Track 5 on APR5625 [6'40] Download only
Track 7 on APR6009 CD2 [7'20] for the price of 1 — Download only

Scherzo No 3 in C sharp minor, Op 39
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Dissonance is again at the heart of the Third Scherzo, and even today the opening octaves can seem harshly novel and uncompromising. The principle theme was inspired by Adolf Gutmann, Chopin’s pupil who could – with a taste of karate – apparently punch a hole in a table. The contrasting chorale with its cascading reply may well echo a liturgical chant heard at the monastery in Valdemosa (where Chopin was a guest in 1842) and its final transformation and expansion in the coda is among Chopin’s most daring masterstrokes.

from notes by Bryce Morrison © 2004

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Details for CDA66514 track 4
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-90-51404
Duration
7'41
Recording date
30 May 1990
Recording venue
Snape Maltings, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Ates Orga
Recording engineer
Ken Blair & Simon Kiln
Hyperion usage
  1. Chopin: The Four Scherzi (CDA66514)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: October 1991
    Deletion date: May 2004
    Superseded by CDH55181
  2. Chopin: The Four Scherzi (CDH55181)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: February 2005
    Helios (Hyperion's budget label)
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