Berceuse

Berceuse in D-flat major, Op. 57 (1844)

A cradle song which is a tour de force of exquisite filigree. A virtually unchanged tonic pedal in D-flat in the bass continues throughout its seventy magical measures. But “no analysis,” says Sir Lennox Berkeley, “can give any idea of its compelling grace and charm.”

  • BAUER: IPA-Desmar
  • CORTOT: Music and Arts (CD)
  • HOFMANN: VAI (CD)
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  • PERAHIA: Sony (CD)
  • RUBINSTEIN: RCA (CD)
  • SOLOMON: Testament (CD)