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Duo for pianoforte and violin in D major

circa 1858

The Duo in D major for violin and piano is one of Berwald’s most neglected pieces. Like the companion Duo in B flat for cello and piano it was written in the latter part of the 1850s; Berwald specialists favour 1858 as its probable date. There are three movements separated only by short pauses, the centre-piece being an Andante, or Romance, in F sharp minor which is folk-like in character and leads into a high-spirited finale. This eventually returns to the main theme of the Romance movement.

from notes by Robert Layton © 1997

Cette œuvre est l’une des plus oubliées de Berwald. Comme son pendant, le duo en si bémol pour violoncelle et piano, elle fut écrite dans la dernière partie des années 1850, les spécialistes de Berwald privilégiant 1858 comme date probable de composition. Ce duo compte trois mouvements séparés seulement par de brèves pauses, le morceau central étant un Andante (ou Romance) en fa dièse mineur, de caractère populaire, qui conduit à un finale plein d’entrain, lequel reprend finalement le thème principal de la romance.

extrait des notes rédigées par Robert Layton © 1997
Français: Hypérion

Das Duo in D-Dur für Violine und Klavier ist eines der am meisten vernachlässigten Berwald-Werke. Ebenso wie das Duo in B-Dur für Cello und Klavier wurde dieses Duo zwischen 1855 und 1860 komponiert; Berwald-Kenner geben 1858 als sein wahrscheinliches Entstehungsjahr an. Seine drei Sätze sind nur durch kurze Pausen voneinander getrennt. Der Mittelteil ist ein Andante oder eine Romanze in fis-Moll in volkstümlichem Charakter, der zu einem lebhaften Finale überleitet, welches schließlich zum Hauptthema des Romanzensatzes zurückkehrt.

aus dem Begleittext von Robert Layton © 1997
Deutsch: Ute Mansfeldt


Berwald: Chamber Music
CDD220532CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)


Movement 1: Allegro
Track 4 on CDD22053 CD2 [8'35] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Movement 2: Romance: Andante
Track 5 on CDD22053 CD2 [4'31] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
Movement 3: Allegro giocoso
Track 6 on CDD22053 CD2 [6'07] 2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)

Track-specific metadata for CDD22053 disc 2 track 4

Recording date
9 December 1996
Recording venue
All Saints' Church, East Finchley, London, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Arthur Johnson
Recording engineer
Tony Faulkner
Hyperion usage
  1. Berwald: Piano Quintet, Piano Trio & Duo (CDA66835)
    Disc 1 Track 4
    Release date: March 1997
    Deletion date: June 2004
    Superseded by CDD22053
  2. Berwald: Chamber Music (CDD22053)
    Disc 2 Track 4
    Release date: March 2006
    2CDs Dyad (2 for the price of 1)
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