Louis Lortie plays Chopin Vol.3 | Chandos CHAN10813

Louis Lortie plays Chopin Vol.3

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Label: Chandos

Cat No: CHAN10813

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 31st March 2014

Contents

Works

Chopin, Frederic

Impromptu no.1 in A flat major, op.29
Impromptu no.2 in F sharp major, op.36
Impromptu no.3 in G flat major, op.51
Impromptu no.4 in C sharp minor, op.66 'Fantaisie-Impromptu'
Nocturnes (21)
» no.3 in B major, op.9 no.3
» no.7 in C sharp minor, op.27 no.1
» no.8 in D flat major, op.27 no.2
» no.10 in A flat major, op.32 no.2
» no.14 in F sharp minor, op.48 no.2
Piano Sonata no.3 in B minor, op.58

Artists

Louis Lortie (piano)

Works

Chopin, Frederic

Impromptu no.1 in A flat major, op.29
Impromptu no.2 in F sharp major, op.36
Impromptu no.3 in G flat major, op.51
Impromptu no.4 in C sharp minor, op.66 'Fantaisie-Impromptu'
Nocturnes (21)
» no.3 in B major, op.9 no.3
» no.7 in C sharp minor, op.27 no.1
» no.8 in D flat major, op.27 no.2
» no.10 in A flat major, op.32 no.2
» no.14 in F sharp minor, op.48 no.2
Piano Sonata no.3 in B minor, op.58

Artists

Louis Lortie (piano)

About

Louis Lortie here gives us the third volume in his on-going Chopin project. Throughout the series, his guiding principle has been to emulate the recital practice of the great romantic pianists, who might play a short improvisation before a major work in order to set the audience in the right frame of mind.

On this disc, Lortie plays the four Impromptus and the Piano Sonata in B minor, introducing each with a Chopin Nocturne (typically of an improvisatory character) in the same or a related key.

Of all the Impromptus, the first and most famous was actually withdrawn from the public during Chopinís lifetime. Published posthumously as Fantaisie-Impromptu, it set the mould for the unpretentious pieces that followed, all striving more toward casual entertainment than high artistic expression.

The third and last of Chopinís Piano Sonatas, Op.58 in B minor, was composed in 1845. While its four-movement design reflects a traditional approach, the appearance of imitative counterpoint, chromatic harmonies and heightened rhythmic tension mark it as an inspired masterwork of Chopinís late creative period.

Lortieís previous two volumes have received extremely high praise, the magazine Pianist claiming of Vol.2 that Ďhis selected nocturnes are probably not bettered by any living pianistí.

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