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Track(s) taken from CDD22076

Momento capriccioso, J56 Op 12

1808; dedicated to Giacomo Meyerbeer

Garrick Ohlsson (piano)
Recording details: January 1988
Concordia College, Bronxville, New York, USA
Produced by Ward Botsford
Engineered by Frank D Laico
Release date: March 2011
Total duration: 3 minutes 16 seconds

Cover artwork: The Burst Tower of Heidelberg Castle (1830) by Carl Blechen (1798-1840)


'[The sonatas] require a player with the fleetest of fingers, as well as an interpretative spirit that responds fully to the often flighty romanticism of Weber’s piano writing. Garrick Ohlsson meets these requirements in good measure, and his 1988 recordings, originally issued on Arabesque, make an attractive proposition in Hyperion’s two for the price of one reissue' (The Irish Times)
Momento capriccioso Op 12, dating from 1808 and dedicated to Weber’s friend Giacomo Meyerbeer, flickers scherzo-like over the keyboard, its swiftly repeating, lightweight chords giving the performer’s wrists a good workout. Four decades later, it inspired another study for the wrists, Anton Rubinstein’s famous ‘Staccato’ Étude.

from notes by Frank Cooper © 2011

Momento capriccioso op. 12 (1808), que Weber dédia à son ami Giacomo Meyerbeer, tremble comme un scherzo sur le clavier, ses accords légers, répétés prestement, offrant aux poignets de l’interprète une bonne séance d’entraînement. Quarante ans plus tard, cette œuvre inspira une autre étude pour les poignets, la fameuse Étude «Staccato» d’Anton Rubinstein.

extrait des notes rédigées par Frank Cooper © 2011
Français: Hypérion

Das Momento capriccioso op. 12, das im Jahr 1808 entstand und Webers Freund Giacomo Meyerbeer gewidmet ist, flackert scherzohaft über der Tastatur und seine schnellen Akkordrepetitionen, die ganz leicht klingen müssen, verlangen einiges von den Handgelenken des Ausführenden. Vier Jahre später inspirierte das Stück eine weitere Handgelenk-Studie—Anton Rubinsteins berühmte „Staccato“-Etüde.

aus dem Begleittext von Frank Cooper © 2011
Deutsch: Viola Scheffel

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