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Mazurka No 1 in A flat major

late 1850s

Balakirev’s mazurkas are a good deal more demonstrative than any of Chopin’s. No 1 in A flat major (from the end of the 1850s), establishes a characteristic pattern for Balakirev in its trajectory from modest, folk-like beginnings to a fiery coda. No 2 in C sharp minor (c1860) is less developed, but still chunkily scored in its concluding repeated section.

from notes by David Fanning © 2011

Les mazurkas de Balakirev sont beaucoup plus démonstratives que celles de Chopin. La no 1 en la bémol majeur (à partir de la fin des années 1850) instaure un schéma de trajectoire propre à Balakirev, qui va de débuts modestes, folklorisants, à une fougueuse coda. La no 2 en ut dièse mineur (vers 1860) est moins développée mais conserve, dans sa section conclusive répétée, une écriture encore replète.

extrait des notes rédigées par David Fanning © 2011
Français: Hypérion

Balakirews Mazurken sind sehr viel weniger zurückhaltend als alle Werke dieses Genres von Chopin. Die Mazurka Nr. 1 in As-Dur (vom Ende der 1850iger Jahre) stellt in ihrer Überleitung von bescheidenen Folkloreanfängen zu einer feurigen Coda ein für Balakirew typisches Muster vor. Die Mazurka Nr. 2 in cis-Moll (ca. 1860) ist weniger entwickelt, doch im abschließend wiederholten Abschnitt ebenfalls grob unterteilt.

aus dem Begleittext von David Fanning © 2011
Deutsch: Henning Weber


Balakirev: Piano Sonata & other works
Studio Master: CDA67806Studio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available

Track-specific metadata for CDA67806 track 6

Recording date
4 March 2010
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
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  1. Balakirev: Piano Sonata & other works (CDA67806)
    Disc 1 Track 6
    Release date: February 2011
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