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Two releases on Deutsche Grammophon will be devoted to Chopin: a solo recital recorded in Warsaw, with deeply-felt Waltzes, a Polonaise, a Fantasia, a Nocturne and the B flat minor Sonata, as well as Chopin’s two piano concertos, accompanied by the Staatskapelle Berlin under Andris Nelsons, captured live at the Ruhr Piano Festival in July 2010.
Fantaisie in F minor, Op.49
Nocturne No.8 in D flat, Op.27 No.2
1. Grave - Doppio movimento
2. Scherzo - Più lento - Tempo I
3. Marche funèbre (Lento)
4. Finale (Presto)
Barcarolle in F sharp, Op.60
Waltz No.4 in F, Op.34 No.3
Waltz No.3 in A minor, Op.34 No.2
Waltz No.7 in C sharp minor, Op.64 No.2
Berceuse in D flat, Op.57
Polonaise No.6 in A flat, Op.53 -"Heroic"
Waltz No.6 in D flat, Op.64 No.1 -"Minute"
21st April 2011
“There are, of course, things to admire: the almost Brahmsian shaping of the Op 49 Fantasia, which is revealed again as one of Chopin's most remarkable formal structures; the crystalline beauty of the line spun through both the Berceuse and the Barcarolle; the inwardness of the D flat major Nocturne, carefully nuanced yet crisply defined.”
“He makes a magisterial start with the great Fantasie in F minor, viewing it from a German Romantic point of view”
“The walzes are pointed up with gorgeously varied articulations and well-contoured bass-lines that thankfully draw more attention to the composer than the pianist...the engineering's resonant ambience communicates a palpable sense of occasion and flatters Barenboim's huge, colourful sonority.”
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