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Novelette und Melodie, Op 22


The Novelette und Melodie, Op 22, were probably composed in 1875. There is some evidence here of Schumann’s influence, particularly in the energetic Novelette, although in the middle section Scharenka’s Polish origins show through. In direct contrast, the simplicity of the Melodie creates an air of restful tranquillity.

from notes by Martin Eastick © 1992

Novelette und Melodie, Op 22, fut probablement composée en 1875. On remarquera ici l’influence assez évidente de Schumann, particulièrement dans l’énergique Novelette, encore que la partie centrale trahisse les origines polonaises de Scharwenka. En revanche, la simplicité de la Mélodie crée un air de tranquillité sereine.

extrait des notes rédigées par Martin Eastick © 1992

Die Novelette und Melodie, op. 22 wurden wahrscheinlich 1875 komponiert. Bisweilen spürt man hier den Einfluss Schumanns, besonders in der energischen Novelette. Scharwenkas polnische Herkunft hat zudem im Mittelteil ihre Spuren hinterlassen. Ganz im Gegensatz dazu schafft die Einfachheit der Melodie eine Stimmung entspannter Ruhe.

aus dem Begleittext von Martin Eastick © 1992


Scharwenka: Piano Music, Vol. 3
CDH55133Archive Service


Movement 1: Novelette
Track 7 on CDH55133 [4'17] Archive Service
Movement 2: Melodie
Track 8 on CDH55133 [4'47] Archive Service

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