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Track(s) taken from CDD22054

Ten Preludes, Op 33


Stephen Coombs (piano)
Recording details: October 1996
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Amanda Hurton
Engineered by Ken Blair
Release date: July 1997
Total duration: 24 minutes 28 seconds

Cover artwork: The Borovitsky Gate (1852) by Iossif A Weiss


'Stephen Coombs provides suave performances … artfully phrased and scrupulously colored. Warmly recommended' (Fanfare, USA)
The Ten Preludes, Op 33, were written in 1926, the year Bortkiewicz became an Austrian citizen and when he must have enjoyed the greatest security in his life. Several of them are clearly modelled on Chopin’s piano music, although numbers 6, 7 and 8 are unmistakably in Bortkiewicz’s own musical language.

from notes by Stephen Coombs © 2000

Les Dix Préludes, op. 33, datent de 1926, année où Bortkiewicz devint autrichien et dut jouir du plus grand sentiment de sécurité jamais éprouvé. Certains de ces morceaux sont clairement modelés d’après la musique pour piano de Chopin, mais les numéros 6, 7 et 8 ressortent indéniablement du propre langage musical de Bortkiewicz.

extrait des notes rédigées par Stephen Coombs © 2000
Français: Hypérion

Die Zehn Préludes, Op. 33, entstanden im Jahre 1926, als Bortkiewicz österreichischer Staatsbürger wurde und sein Leben wahrscheinlich so gesichert war wie nie zuvor. Für viele dieser Préludes diente eindeutig Chopins Klaviermusik als Vorlage, obgleich Nummer 6, 7 und 8 unverkennbar Bortkiewiczs ganz persönliche Handschrift tragen.

aus dem Begleittext von Stephen Coombs © 2000
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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