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Using the new Polish National Chopin Edition, acclaimed pianist Eldar Nebolsin and Poland’s national orchestra conducted by the renowned Polish conductor Antoni Wit, here present fresh interpretations of Chopin’s great works for piano and orchestra.
The Second Piano Concerto was written before the first and completed in 1830, the year in which the composer set out for Vienna and then Paris. Chopin’s Variations on Là ci darem la mano, bear witness to his admiration for Mozart, instilled by his earliest teacher, the Bohemian Wojciech Žywny.
The Grande Polonaise brillante in E flat, Op. 22, was written in Vienna, and later augmented with the introductory Andante spianato.
Fryderyk Chopin: Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor, Op. 21
III. Allegretto vivace
Fryderyk Chopin: Variations on La ci darem from Mozart's Don Giovanni, Op. 2 *
Variation 1: Brillante
Variation 2: Veloce, ma accuratamente
Variation 3: Sempre sostenuto
Variation 4: Con bravura
Variation 5: Adagio
Fryderyk Chopin: Andante spianato and Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22
Grande polonaise brillante
“The Warsaw Philharmonic and their conductor Antoni Wit must have accompanied the Second Piano Concerto many dozens of times, but you wouldn't think so from their fresh, anti-routine way with the concerto's orchestral introduction.”