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Chopin, Frederic / Works For Piano & Orchestra / Chopin, Frederic / Works For Piano & Orchestra (Jan Lisiecki, Piano)
Album:Chopin, Frederic / Works For Piano & Orchestra (Jan Lisiecki, Piano) Collection:Classical
Artist:Chopin, Frederic / Works For Piano & Orchestra Added:05/2017
Label:Deutsche Grammophon 

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Add Date:2017-05-10 Pull Date:2017-07-12 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:16 Jul21 May

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Album Review
Larry Koran
Reviewed 2017-05-08 
Chopin (1810-1849) composed the first two and the fourth pieces for piano and orchestra on this disc between 1827 and 1830, when he was trying to conquer the great stages of Europe as a traveling virtuoso. The Variations were composed while he was a student in Warsaw. When he composed these works (and his two piano concertos), the virtuoso, not the orchestra, was intended to be the center of attention. Still, this disc’s conductor notes that, “Every individual voice in the orchestra is exposed.” The works all exhibit Chopin’s singing melodic lines, catchy melodies, gorgeous harmonies and what Schumann noted when exclaiming after hearing the Variations – “Hat’s off, gentlemen – a genius!” - emotional depth, grace, ardour, nobility and at times, fierce energy. All are sure to please listeners. Chopin composed the Nocturne for his older sister. It has a sad, haunting melody, and the musical instruction translates as “slow with great expression.”

Track Listing
1.Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise Brillante In G Major / E Flat Major, Op. 22 9.Variations On "Là Ci Darem La Mano", Var. Iii. Sempre Sostenuto 1:13
2.Andante Spianato & Grande Polonaise Brillante, Op. 22 - Grande Polonaise Brillan 10.Variations On "Là Ci Darem La Mano", Var. Iv. Con Bravura 1:10
3.Rondo À La Krakowiak In F Major, Op. 14 - Introduzione. Andantino Quasi Allegret 11.Variations On "Là Ci Darem La Mano", Var. V. Adagio 3:19
4.Rondo À La Krakowiak, Rondo. Allegro Non Troppo - Poco Meno Mosso 11:26 12.Variations On "Là Ci Darem La Mano", Coda. Alla Polacca 3:46
5.Variations On "Là Ci Darem La Mano" From Mozart's Don Giovanni, Op. 2 - Introduz 13.Fantasy On Polish Airs, Op. 13 - Largo Non Troppo 4:55
6.Variations On "Là Ci Darem La Mano", Tema. Allegretto 1:23 14.Fantasy On Polish Airs, Op. 13 - Air: Andantino 2:46
7.Variations On "Là Ci Darem La Mano", Var. I. Brillante 1:02 15.Fantasy On Polish Airs, Op. 13 - Thème De Charles Kurpinski: Allegretto - Presto
8.Variations On "Là Ci Darem La Mano", Var. Ii. Veloce, Ma Accuratamente 0:59 16.Fantasy On Polish Airs, Op. 13 - Kujawiak. Vivace 3:05
 17.Nocturne In C Sharp Minor, Op. Posth. 4:32