Chopin - 1846: Last Year at Nohant | Harmonia Mundi HMC902199

Chopin - 1846: Last Year at Nohant

£12.30

Usually available for despatch within 3-5 working days

Label: Harmonia Mundi

Cat No: HMC902199

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 9th February 2015

Contents

Works

Chopin, Frederic

Barcarolle in F sharp major, op.60
Cello Sonata in G minor, op.65
Mazurkas (51)
» (3) op.63
» no.45 in A minor, op.posth 67 no.4
Nocturnes (21)
» no.17 in B major, op.62 no.1
» no.18 in E major, op.62 no.2
Waltzes (19)
» no.6 in D flat, op.64 no.1 'Minute'
» no.7 in C sharp minor, op.64 no.2
» no.8 in A flat major, op.64 no.3

Artists

Emmanuelle Bertrand (cello)
Pascal Amoyel (piano)

Works

Chopin, Frederic

Barcarolle in F sharp major, op.60
Cello Sonata in G minor, op.65
Mazurkas (51)
» (3) op.63
» no.45 in A minor, op.posth 67 no.4
Nocturnes (21)
» no.17 in B major, op.62 no.1
» no.18 in E major, op.62 no.2
Waltzes (19)
» no.6 in D flat, op.64 no.1 'Minute'
» no.7 in C sharp minor, op.64 no.2
» no.8 in A flat major, op.64 no.3

Artists

Emmanuelle Bertrand (cello)
Pascal Amoyel (piano)

About

After a relationship lasting some ten years, the last few of which were stormy, Frédéric Chopin finally separated from George Sand in July 1847. It was on her estate at Nohant that, over seven summers, he had composed or completed the core of his oeuvre: the Fantaisie Op.49, a dozen mazurkas, the Berceuse, several nocturnes, two of the ballades, two of the scherzos, his last two sonatas, the Trois Nouvelles Études, three impromptus, three waltzes, two polonaises, among others.

The summer of 1846, the last he spent in the Berry region, saw the birth of his final masterpieces, for it was at Nohant that he composed, started, or finished the last pieces to be printed in his lifetime: ‘miniatures’ like the Mazurkas Op.63 and the Waltzes Op.64, or pieces with a more elaborate structure such as the Barcarolle Op.60, the Nocturnes Op.62 and the Sonata for piano and cello Op.65, the final published opuses that are brought together in this programme.

Pascal Amoyel and Emmanuelle Bertrand plunge us into the heart of those few months before the couple’s separation, when the ailing Chopin did not yet know that he was leaving his musical testament.

Error on this page? Let us know here

Need more information on this product? Click here