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Thomas D. A. Tellefsen (1823-1874)
Complete Works - I
AP0049 , DDD - TT: 70'34"
Copyright (R)1999, (C)2000
World Premiere Recording

  1. Quatre Mazurkas op. 1
  2. Grande Mazurka op. 24 in B flat major
  3. Walhallafesten op. 40
  4. Nocturne op. 39 in G flat major
  5. Sonate op. 13 in C minor
  6. Trois Valses op. 5
  7. Grande Valse op. 30 no. 1 in F major
  8. Grande Valse op. 30 no. 2 in F minor
  9. Au travers d'un songe op. 34
  10. La petite mendiante op. 23

Jaworska Małgorzata, piano

booklet: Ingrid Loe Dalaker (Polish, English, Norwegian)

The Norwegian Tellefsen was a student and close friend of Chopin and spent his entire adult life in Paris where he was also highly sought-out as a teacher and performer. His piano works are not pale imitations of Chopin Norwegian dance types are alluded to in the earliest of his collections of mazurkas and, as the title would lead you to expect, in Walhallafesten. The other salon pieces included here are fine examples of their type from the period and even the sonata (1848) has much more of the dance and the salon about it than the sonatas of the German romantics. Records International