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Much more famous than his Taneyev arrangements is Balakirev’s elaboration of Glinka’s song The Lark. Here the textures come unequivocally from the Listzian stable, including the much-vaunted ‘three-handed’ technique that he, and especially his great pianistic rival Sigismond Thalberg, had virtually made into a cult.

from notes by David Fanning © 2011

Le développement que Balakirev fit du chant L’alouette de Glinka est bien plus célèbre que ses arrangements de Taneïev. Ici, les textures portent clairement la casaque de l’écurie lisztienne, notamment la technique «à trois mains» tant vantée que Liszt, et surtout son grand rival pianistique Sigismond Thalberg, avaient peu ou prou érigée en culte.

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

Sehr viel berühmter als Balakirews Tanejew-Arrangements ist seine Bearbeitung von Glinkas Lied Die Lerche, deren Strukturen unüberhörbar aus dem Hause Liszt stammen wie auch die stark strapazierte „Dreihandtechnik“, die er und vor allem sein großer Klavierrivale Sigismund Thalberg fast zum Kult ausgestaltet hatten.

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 10

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 10
    Release date: February 2011
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