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Track(s) taken from CDH55198

Étude symphonique, Op 28

dedicated to Paderewski

Peter Jacobs (piano)
Recording details: November 1993
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Produced by Arthur Johnson
Engineered by Tony Faulkner
Release date: May 1994
Total duration: 5 minutes 24 seconds

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Jonathan Plowright (piano)
Cécile Chaminade studied in Paris with several teachers, including the composer Benjamin Godard. Although a prolific composer, her music has fallen into obscurity. In 1913 she became the first woman composer to be awarded the Légion d’honneur. Although the title Étude symphonique is reminiscent of Schumann, the music begins in the style of a Chopin nocturne, and then alternates between the lyrical (Andante) and dramatic (Allegro appassionato) in a manner characteristic of the Romantic period.

from notes by Joseph A Herter © 2011

Cécile Chaminade étudia à Paris auprès de différents professeurs, dont le compositeur Benjamin Godard. Bien que prolifique, elle vit sa musique sombrer dans l’oubli. En 1913, elle devint la première compositrice distinguée par la Légion d’honneur. Malgré l’écho schumannien de son titre, l’Étude symphonique part dans le style d’un nocturne chopinien avant d’adopter l’oscillation entre lyrisme (Andante) et drame (Allegro appassionato) propre à la période romantique.

extrait des notes rédigées par Joseph A Herter © 2011
Français: Hypérion

Cécile Chaminade studierte in Paris bei verschiedenen Lehrern, darunter dem Komponisten Benjamin Godard. Obgleich eine produktive Komponistin, sind ihre Werke vergessen. 1913 wurde sie als erste Komponistin mit dem Orden der Légion d’honneur ausgezeichnet. Der Titel Étude symphonique erinnert an Schumann, doch das Stück beginnt im Stil eines Chopin-Nocturnes und schillert dann zwischen Lyrik (Andante) und Dramatik (Allegro appassionato), wie es für die romantische Epoche typisch war.

aus dem Begleittext von Joseph A Herter © 2011
Deutsch: Christiane Frobenius

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