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Polka in F sharp minor


The Polka in F sharp minor represents Balakirev at his most modest. This was the first of his piano works to appear in print (in 1859), and it is as winsomely charming—though by no means as athletic in its demands—as Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s famous novelty piece of 1845/6, Le bananier.

from notes by David Fanning © 2011

La Polka en fa dièse mineur incarne Balakirev au plus modeste de lui-même. Ce fut sa première œuvre pianistique imprimée (en 1859), aussi gracieusement avenante—quoique nullement aussi exigeante—que le fameux morceau fantaisie de Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Le bananier (1845/6).

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

Mit der Polka in fis-Moll, sein erstes (1859) im Druck veröffentlichtes Werk, zeigt sich Balakirew von seiner bescheidensten Seite. Sie ist ebenso überwältigend charmant, wenngleich mit weit geringeren athletischen Anforderungen, wie das berühmte Schaustück Le Bananier von Louis Moreau Gottschalk aus dem Jahr 1845/6.

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 12

Recording date
4 March 2010
Recording venue
Henry Wood Hall, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Simon Eadon
Hyperion usage
  1. Balakirev: Piano Sonata & other works (CDA67806)
    Disc 1 Track 12
    Release date: February 2011
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