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Track(s) taken from CDH55181

Introduction and Variations on a German national air in E major 'Der Schweizerbub', KkIVa/4


Nikolai Demidenko (piano)
Recording details: May 1990
Snape Maltings, Suffolk, United Kingdom
Produced by Ates Orga
Engineered by Ken Blair & Simon Kiln
Release date: October 1991
Total duration: 6 minutes 54 seconds

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Garrick Ohlsson (piano)


'These works require the utmost in panache and glitter, Demidenko's scintillating fingers provide that in spades' (Gramophone)

'Demidenko is one of the most outstanding modern Chopin players … As usual, Demidenko's superb technique is plainly at the service of the music, and he produces a breathtaking sense of mometum' (International Record Review)
Innocent and harmless, born of childhood and untroubled times, the variations on a German national air (1826) – actually not so much German as Tyrolean Austrian – can be seen as a preparation, in kind and method, for the larger scale canvas of the Là ci darem variations, Op 2 (1827).

from notes by Ateş Orga © 1991

Les variations sur un air nationaliste allemand (1826) – pas tant allemand que tyrolien – innocentes et sans malice, nées d’une enfance paisible, servent en quelque sorte de préparation, par leur style et leur méthode, au canevas plus ample des variations «Là ci darem», op.2 (1827).

extrait des notes rédigées par Ateş Orga © 1991
Français: Hypérion

Unschuldig und harmlos, geboren aus der Erinnerung an Kindheit und sorglose Zeiten, können die Variationen über ein deutsches Lied (1826) – „Der Schweizerbub“ – als formale und methodische Vorübung zu dem größeren musikalischen Gemälde der „Là ci darem“-Variationen, Op. 2 (1827) gesehen werden.

aus dem Begleittext von Ateş Orga © 1991
Deutsch: Anne Steeb/Bernd Müller

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