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Chopin, Frederic / Late Works, Opp. 59-64 (Maurizio Pollini, Piano) / Chopin, Frederic / Late Works, Opp. 59-64
Album:Chopin, Frederic / Late Works, Opp. 59-64 Collection:Classical
Artist:Chopin, Frederic / Late Works, Opp. 59-64 (Maurizio Pollini, Piano) Added:05/2017
Label:Deutsche Grammophon 

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Add Date:2017-05-10 Pull Date:2017-07-12 Charts:Classical/Experimental

Album Review
Larry Koran
Reviewed 2017-05-08 
Chopin’s (1810-1849) late works continue to express his melodic gift and ability to convey intense emotions. The musical structural devices become more intricate and innovative, but this need not concern the non-professional listener. The Barcarolle‘s continuous barcarolle rocking rhythm is overlaid with beautiful melody, sometimes sad, sometimes energetic, sometimes reflecting on a happy past.. The Mazurkas, Op. 59 start with a thoughtful 1st, a dancing 2nd, and impassioned 3rd. The Polonaise begins in drama, quiet echo, melancholy, followed by brave shows, love song and return of melancholy and heroic climax. The Nocturnes are dreamy, exploring widely the world of harmonic change while retaining melodic appeal. The Op. 63 Mazurkas move from folk music, to elegy to poetic intensity. The Waltzes are in turn humorous, then melancholic with an impassioned middle, and finally gaily and nobly explorative. The final, unfinished Mazurka melts the heart with sadness.

Track Listing
1.Barcarolle In F Sharp Major, Op. 60 7:55 8.Mazurka In B Major, Op. 63/1 1:55
2.Mazurka In A Minor, Op. 59/1 3:34 9.Mazurka In F Minor, Op. 63/2 1:50
3.Mazurka In A Flat Major, Op. 59/2 2:22 10.Mazurka In C Sharp Minor, Op. 63/3 2:00
4.Mazurka In F Sharp Minor, Op. 59/3 2:58 11.Waltz In D Flat Major, Op. 64/1, "Minute" 1:43
5.Mazurka In F Sharp Minor, Op. 59/3 2:58 12.Waltz In C Sharp Minor, Op. 64/2 3:20
6.Nocturne In B Major, Op. 62/1 5:45 13.Waltz In A Flat Major, Op. 64/3 2:40
7.Nocturne In E Major, Op. 62/2 5:01 14.Mazurka In F Minor, Op. Posth. 68 No. 4 2:00