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Polonaise No 1 in D major, Op 4


Polish-born and French-trained Henryk Wieniawski (1835-1880) was one of the great violin prodigies of his time, renowned for his blend of Gallic elegance and Slavonic fire. From an early age he became the archetypal wandering musician with gruelling concert tours leaving little time for composition. During a visit to Russia between 1851 and 1852, he completed his Polonaise No 1 in D major, Op 4, a bravura work encapsulating the very essence of his artistic sensibility. Its charming main theme, not without a certain swagger, alternates with episodes of yearning and closes with a final authoritative paragraph.

from notes by David Truslove © 2020


Between the clouds
Studio Master: SIGCD652Download onlyStudio Master FLAC & ALAC downloads available


Track-specific metadata for SIGCD652 track 1

Recording date
23 January 2020
Recording venue
Britten Studio, Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Andrew Keener
Recording engineer
Mike Hatch & Tom Lewington
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  1. Between the clouds (SIGCD652)
    Disc 1 Track 1
    Release date: November 2020
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