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Humoresque, Op 10 No 2


One wonders if this piece stirred in Stravinsky’s memory as he was writing his ballet Petrushka: a plaintive, angular motif is set alongside a joyful and simple-hearted dance of the sort played on the accordion by street musicians in every Russian city—the aristocratic Tchaikovsky had a keen ear for street music. Here, he draws much humour from the two repeated notes in a middle voice. The contrasting middle section is loosely based on a French folk song 'La fille aux oranges', which Tchaikovsky heard in Nice just before he started to write the piece.

from notes by Marina Frolova-Walker © 2019


Tchaikovsky: Solo piano works
SIGCD594Download only 22 November 2019 Release
Stephen Hough's New Piano Album


Track 6 on SIGCD594 CD2 [2'48] Download only 22 November 2019 Release
Track 17 on CDA67043 [2'46]

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