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Track(s) taken from CDH55132

Piano Sonata No 2 in E flat major, Op 36


Seta Tanyel (piano)
Recording details: June 1992
St Martin's Church, East Woodhay, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Produced by John H West
Engineered by Mark Edwards
Release date: September 2002
Total duration: 26 minutes 20 seconds

Cover artwork: The Harvesters (c1882) by Hans Brasen (1849-1930)
Fine Art Photographic Library


'Scharwenka could not have been better served. He deserves no less' (International Record Review)

'The recorded sound has all the freshness needed for this music' (Pianist)
During the seven years that had elapsed since the appearance of his first piano sonata, Scharwenka had established his reputation as a composer, and his second sonata in E flat, Op 36, composed in 1878, was without doubt his most substantial work for piano solo. There are four movements, with the scherzo preceding the slow third movement. Once again the melodic content is strong throughout and the piano writing is of consistent high standard, as one might expect from one of the leading pianists of the day.

from notes by Martin Eastick © 2002

Pendant les sept années qui séparent sa première sonate et sa deuxième sonate en mi bémol, op 36, composée en 1878, Scharwenka établira sa réputation de compositeur, et la deuxième sonate restera sans doute son œuvre la plus importante pour piano seul. Ici, quatre mouvements dont un scherzo précédant un troisième mouvement lent. Encore une fois, le contenu mélodique est fort et l’écriture toujours de très haute qualité, comme on l’attend de l’un des plus grands pianistes de l’époque.

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

In den sieben Jahren nach Erscheinen seiner Klaviersonate Nr. 1 hatte Scharwenka seinen Ruf als Komponist etablieren können, und seine 1878 komponierte Klaviersonate Nr. 2 in Es-Dur, Op. 36 gehört zweifelsohne zu seinen gewichtigsten Klavierwerken. Es gibt vier Sätze mit einem dem langsamen Satz vorgelagerten Scherzo. Wieder ist die Qualität der Melodien durchgängig vortrefflich und die Schreibweise für das Klavier von anhaltend hohem Niveau, wie man es wohl von einem der führenden Pianisten seiner Zeit erwartet.

aus dem Begleittext von Martin Eastick © 2002
Deutsch: Elke Hockings

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