Chopin: Prelude Op. 28 No. 17 in A flat major

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Chopin: Préludes & Piano Sonata No.2

Chopin: Préludes & Piano Sonata No.2


Chopin:

Preludes (24), Op. 28

Prelude Op. 45 in C sharp minor (No. 25)

Prelude Op. posth. in A flat major (No. 26)

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre'


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Jorge Bolet at Carnegie Hall, New York City, February 25, 1974

Jorge Bolet at Carnegie Hall, New York City, February 25, 1974


Bach, J S:

Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV1004

Chopin:

Preludes (24), Op. 28

Nocturne No. 5 in F sharp major, Op. 15 No. 2

Moszkowski:

La Jongleuse, Op. 52 No. 4

Rubinstein:

Etude in C major, Op. 23 No. 2

Schlözer:

Etude in A flat major, Op. 1 No. 2

Strauss, J, II:

Man lebt nur einmal!, Op. 167

Nachtfalter, Op. 157

An der schönen, blauen Donau, Op. 314

Wagner:

Tannhäuser: Overture


Jorge Bolet (piano)

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Chopin: Ballades, Impromptus, Preludes Op.28

Chopin: Ballades, Impromptus, Preludes Op.28


Chopin:

Ballades Nos. 1-4

Impromptus Nos. 1-4

Preludes (24), Op. 28


Wolfram Schmitt‐Leonardy (piano)

This 2CD set contains the complete 4 Ballades, Impromptus and the Preludes Op.28. The names of these genres were not invented by Chopin, but he gave them a wholly new, original and personal meaning and content.

The Ballades are full bodied works in a free narrative form, building up the tension and drama from the contemplative lyrical beginnings to the highly passionate conclusions. The Impromptus are in free A‐B‐A form, and are a fusion of the Nocturne and Ballade style. The Preludes Op.28 are the romantic answer to Bach’s Preludes, each short piece a gem of refined and distilled emotions.

Wolfram Schmitt‐Leonardy is one of the finest German pianists of his generation. The recording of the Preludes received a 9/9 on Classicstoday - Jed Distler wrote: “he achieves a fusion of impassioned ardoor and classical textual rigor… the best of Schmitt‐Leonardy’s Chopin adds up to a stimulating and compelling listening journey well worth traveling, even if you’ve heard these works hundreds of times”.

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Chopin: 24 Préludes, Barcarolle, Polonaise & Berceuse

Chopin: 24 Préludes, Barcarolle, Polonaise & Berceuse


Chopin:

Polonaise No. 5 in F sharp minor, Op. 44

Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57

Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60

Preludes (24), Op. 28


After Debussy and Schumann, Nelson Goerner comes back to the composer who revealed him to the great audience of recorded music: Chopin. His first Chopin recordings won him high praise and countless distinctions (3 Diapasons d’Or!): ‘Everything he touches seems «right»’ wrote Gramophone in a recent issue. Nicknamed ‘the great poet of the piano’, he now attacks Chopin’s 24 Préludes, which he chose to record live, in a single go, in Poland where he is particularly appreciated and considered an essential pillar of the Chopin Institute.

As a complement, Nelson Goerner opts for the Barcarolle Op. 60, the Polonaise Op. 44 and the Berceuse op.57.

Nelson Goerner talks to Presto Classical's David Smith about Chopin here.

“[this is] a disc that can only solidify Goerner's reputation as one of the outstanding Chopin exponents of his generation…his interpretations are never less than original, deeply considered and filled with characteristic detail. That they also exhibit rare qualities of wisdom and discernment make him someone to return to, again and again.” Gramophone Magazine, January 2016

“This brilliantly executed sequence is centred on the 24 Préludes, but they are reached through a kind of gateway formed by three of Chopin’s most representative pieces… Nelson Goerner makes the prodigious, epigrammatic set as captivating as ever — or even more so, so deft is he, notably in those three magical numbers marked vivace: a spume of inspiration.” Sunday Times

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Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 35 & 24 Préludes, Op. 28

Chopin: Piano Sonata No. 2, Op. 35 & 24 Préludes, Op. 28


Chopin:

Piano Sonata No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 35 'Marche funèbre'

Preludes (24), Op. 28


Natalia Rehling (fortepiano)

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Chopin: Preludes (24), Op. 28

Chopin: Preludes (24), Op. 28


Maxence Pilchen (piano)

2014 laureate of the Safran Foundation, the young Franco-Belgian pianist Maxence Pilchen his first recording for Paraty featuring the Op. 28 Preludes by Chopin.

"After a terrible, protracted agony, Chopin has died. His compositions for the piano have inspired many followers. The most original grace, the unexpectedness of his melodic turn, the boldness of his harmonies, and the independence of the rhythmic accent are all combined in an entire system of ornamentation which he invented and which is immutable still...." Hector Berlioz had published in the Journal des Débats on 27 October 1849

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Chopin: Préludes

Chopin: Préludes


Chopin:

Preludes (24), Op. 28

Prelude Op. 45 in C sharp minor (No. 25)

Fantasia in F minor, Op. 49

Berceuse in D flat major, Op. 57

Barcarolle in F sharp major, Op. 60


Jean-François Antonioli (piano)

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Chopin: Magic of Sound

Chopin: Magic of Sound


Chopin:

Preludes (24), Op. 28

Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52

Étude Op. 10 No. 2 in A minor 'chromatique'

Étude Op. 10 No. 4 in C sharp minor

Étude Op. 10 No. 5 in G flat major 'Black Key'

Polonaise No. 6 in A flat major, Op. 53 'Héroïque'

Scherzo No. 2 in B flat minor, Op. 31


Ralf Taal (piano)

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Trans4mation

Trans4mation


Chopin:

Prelude Op. 28 No. 15 in D flat major ‘Raindrop'

Prelude Op. 28 No. 17 in A flat major

Prelude Op. 28 No. 6 in B minor

Prelude Op. 28 No. 12 in G sharp minor

Corea:

The Hilltop

Addendum

Gismonti:

A Fala de Paixao

Jobim:

How Insensitive

Metheny:

Letter from Home

Pascoal:

Bebe

Sao Jorge

Schumann:

Studies (6) in Canonic Form, Op. 56


Guitar4mation

For many years, the ensemble Guitar4mation has been receiving enthusiastic critical acclaim by both the audience and the media for their original arrangements and entertaining interpretations of classical piano music. The third album with Gramola,

Trans4mation, reflects the ensemble's musical development over the years. Arrangements of piano music play as important a role as on the previous CDs; but this time they did not merely transcribe music by Chick Corea, Hermeto Pascoal, Robert Schumann or Frederic Chopin for guitar. Trans4mation also stands for the metamorphosis of a Prelude by Chopin into a bossa nova by Tom Jobim and of the famous Waltz op. 64 No. 2 in C sharp minor into a very special Viennese-Venezuelan melange. Thus, Guitar4mation builds a bridge between the world of European Romantic music and the world of Latin jazz, between very different styles and continents.

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Grigory Sokolov: The Salzburg Recital 2008 - Vinyl Edition

Grigory Sokolov: The Salzburg Recital 2008 - Vinyl Edition


Bach, J S:

Chorale Prelude BWV639 'Ich ruf' zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ'

arr. Sokolov. Encore

Chopin:

Preludes (24), Op. 28

Mazurka No. 47 in A minor, Op. 68 No. 2

encore

Mazurka No. 41 in C sharp minor, Op. 63 No. 3

encore

Mozart:

Piano Sonata No. 2 in F, K280

Piano Sonata No. 12 in F major, K332

Rameau:

Les Sauvages

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Scriabin:

Poèmes, Op. 69 Nos. 1 & 2

encore


Read Presto's complete review of this disc here.

This is Grigory Sokolov’s “debut” recital on Deutsche Grammophon, an outstanding live recording from the Salzburg Festival 2008 of central repertoire: W.A. Mozart, F. Chopin & 6 encores.

At last - after 20 years - the maestro has agreed to allow his recordings to be released on CD - now as an exclusive DG artist. Regarded as one of the world’s leading pianists, and adored by his public in sold-out concerts, Grigory Sokolov is the real thing – an artist dedicated to his art, and nothing else.

“From the beginning of Mozart’s F major sonata, K. 280, the first of two included, the Sokolov spell is cast. The graceful, crisp articulation; the little hesitations, so carefully wrought: here is poetic and intimate playing of the highest order.” The Times, 16th January 2015 *****

“listening to Sokolov, you know unequivocally that you are in the presence of someone extraordinary, someone possessing special insights and a thoroughly individual way of articulating, clarifying and communing with music so that his interpretations seem to find its very heart.” The Telegraph, 24th January 2015 *****

“Some of the playing is breathtaking in its clarity, articulation and colour...The Mozart playing may seem old-fashioned, but it overflows with vitality, each movement conceived as a single, sweeping entity, while each of the Chopin Preludes manages to conjure up a complete expressive world in a miniature frame...It’s all to treasure.” The Guardian, 29th January 2015 *****

“For me, the Mozart sonatas exemplify the essence of Sokolov's playing: he can do things with a melody that are just amazing. The way he phrases Mozart's slow movements is a joy to hear: thoughtful and individual without being fussy, he makes those melodies sing in a way that is incomparable...This gift for lyricism is equally present in the Chopin...I simply cannot wait to hear more from this stunning artist.” James Longstaffe, Presto Classical, 19th January 2015

“he plays [the Mozart] with restraint, albeit micromanaging the music so that no phrase sounds the same twice...[in the Chopin] Sokolov ranges from introspective musing to his native Russian virtuosity.” Financial Times, 30th January 2015 ***

“It's an overused word, but he is inimitable. His Chopin Preludes, for example, have no time for the notion of a freely Romantic melodic line being kept in check by a Classical accompaniment...The Mozart is treasurable too, though - of course - you have to take it on its own terms.” Gramophone Magazine, February 2015

GGramophone Magazine

Editor's Choice - February 2015

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