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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
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'Simon Barere – The complete HMV recordings 1934–1936' (APR6002)
Simon Barere – The complete HMV recordings 1934–1936
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'Chopin: Four Ballades & Four Scherzos' (CDA67456)
Chopin: Four Ballades & Four Scherzos
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'Chopin: The Complete Works' (CDS44351/66)
Chopin: The Complete Works
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'Chopin: The Four Scherzi' (CDH55181)
Chopin: The Four Scherzi
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'Jorge Bolet – His earliest recordings' (APR6009)
Jorge Bolet – His earliest recordings
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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]
Track 7 on APR6002 CD1 [6'55] 2CDs for the price of 1
Track 5 on APR5625 [6'40]
Track 7 on APR6009 CD2 [7'20] 2CDs for the price of 1

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 APR6009 disc 2 track 7
Artists
ISRC
GB-SAM-11-00921
Duration
7'20
Recording date
1953
Recording venue
Remington, USA
Recording producer
Recording engineer
Hyperion usage
  1. Jorge Bolet – His earliest recordings (APR6009)
    Disc 2 Track 7
    Release date: November 2011
    2CDs for the price of 1
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