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Track(s) taken from CDH55131

Valse-caprice in A major, Op 31


Seta Tanyel (piano)
Recording details: December 1991
Abbey Road Studios, London, United Kingdom
Produced by John H West
Engineered by John Timperley
Release date: June 2002
Total duration: 6 minutes 43 seconds


'Seta Tanyel plays her well-contrasted selection with obvious affection and persuasive charm … playing of outstanding drive and verve' (International Record Review)

'The recorded sound has all the freshness needed for this music' (Pianist)
Although ‘salon music’ has been the object of much undeserved adverse criticism in more recent times, Scharwenka’s smaller pieces have a consistent quality and appeal, and the Valse-Caprice Op 31 is no exception. After a tentative introduction, the waltz commences innocently enough, but makes increasingly more demands on the pianist as it scurries towards an excitingly virtuoso conclusion.

from notes by Martin Eastick © 2002

Certes, la «musique de salon» a fait l’objet de bien des critiques injustes, particulièrement récemment, mais les pièces plus courtes de Scharwenka n’en gardent pas moins une qualité et un attrait incontestables, et la Valse-Caprice Op 31 en fait partie. Après une introduction en point d’interrogation, la valse démarre, innocemment, et elle grandit en exigeant de plus en plus du pianiste, pour se conclure en une coda passionnée digne d’un virtuose.

extrait des notes rédigées par Martin Eastick © 2002
Français: Marie Luccheta

„Salonmusik“ mag in neuerer Zeit viel unverdient negativer Kritik ausgesetzt gewesen sein, doch Scharwenkas kleine Stücke sind durchweg qualitativ hochwertig und reizvoll, und die Valse-Caprice op. 31 ist davon nicht ausgenommen. Nach einer zaghaften Einleitung nimmt der Walzer durchaus unschuldig seinen Lauf, stellt jedoch immer höhere Anforderungen an den Pianisten, wenn er seinem aufregend virtuosen Abschluss entgegeneilt.

aus dem Begleittext von Martin Eastick © 2002
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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