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Capriccio in G flat major, Op 8


The Capriccio presents a similar Romantic contrast, now between the bustling life of the outside world and the quiet intimacy of the inner life. The intricate orchestral textures of the outer sections whimsically displace the beats, in the manner of Schumann. The middle section is a sweet melody, a dreamy recollection of a waltz once heard at a ball, perhaps, which would be quite at home in a Tchaikovsky ballet. The piece was dedicated to Karl Klindworth, a student of Liszt’s, a friend of Wagner’s, and also Tchaikovsky’s colleague at the Moscow Conservatoire.

from notes by Marina Frolova-Walker © 2019


Tchaikovsky: Solo piano works
Studio Master: SIGCD594Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track 3 on SIGCD594 CD1 [5'25] Download only

Track-specific metadata for SIGCD594 disc 1 track 3

Recording date
17 October 2018
Recording venue
Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Nicholas Parker
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch
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  1. Tchaikovsky: Solo piano works (SIGCD594)
    Disc 1 Track 3
    Release date: November 2019
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