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Chopin: Barcarolle Op 60, Impromptu In C Sharp Minor, Etc / Ingrid Fliter


Release Date: 04/29/2008 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 14899   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ingrid Fliter
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is an Enhanced CD, which contains both regular audio tracks and multimedia computer files.

Performance: ****/Sound: **** For most music lovers the name of Argentinian pianist Ingrid Fliter hadn’t really registered before she was awarded the lucrative Gilmore Artist Award in 2006 (previous recipients have included Leif Ove Andsnes and Piotr Anderszewski), although she came second to Yundi Li at the 2000 Warsaw International Chopin Competition. She is now a BBC New Generation Artist and has a contract with EMI; we’ll be hearing a lot more of her. Fliter’s Chopin, as previously heard on two live VAI discs, was notable for its energizing muscularity. This is still occasionally present, in for example the Grande valse
Read more brillante, Op. 18, but her playing is now enriched immeasurably by a poetic depth and subtle expressive imagination. In fact, her interpretation of the Third Sonata is unusually reflective, without ever being entirely inward looking. Although she risks becoming a shade indulgent towards the end of the slow movement, her glowing lyrical impulse is a rare treat. Only in the finale does one really desire a more urgent virtuosic drive and grandeur, in which respect Lipatti still sets the spine tingling. Fliter beautifully shapes the melodic lines of the highly sophisticated Op. 59 Mazurkas, gives a luminous and eloquent account of the Barcarolle, and brings a freshness and verve to the waltzes. The Fourth Ballade, one of Chopin’s greatest works, is laced with loving detail and lyrical flair, but for all Fliter’s wealth of expressive nuance one sometimes wishes her incessant rubato would yield to greater simplicity. The recorded sound is warm if sometimes a little woolly. All told, a super disc.

-- BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 157/Op. 59: no 1 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ingrid Fliter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Paris, France 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
2. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 157/Op. 59: no 2 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ingrid Fliter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Paris, France 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
3. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 157/Op. 59: no 3 in F sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ingrid Fliter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
4. Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ingrid Fliter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
Length: 9 Minutes 5 Secs. 
5. Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ingrid Fliter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
Length: 5 Minutes 33 Secs. 
6. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 1 in D flat major "Minute Waltz" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ingrid Fliter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
7. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ingrid Fliter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 
8. Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64: no 3 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ingrid Fliter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
9. Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ingrid Fliter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Length: 11 Minutes 5 Secs. 
10. Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Ingrid Fliter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 

Sound Samples

Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor Op.58: Allegro maestoso
Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor Op.58: Scherzo (Molto vivace)
Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor Op.58: Largo
Piano Sonata No.3 in B minor Op.58: Finale (Presto non tanto)
Mazurka in A minor, Op.59 no.1
Mazurka in A flat Op.59 no.2
Mazurka in F sharp minor Op 59 no.3
Barcarolle Op. 60
Impromptu in C sharp minor op. posth (first version of Fantasie-Impromptu op.66)
Grande valse brillante in E Flat Op.18 - Vivo
Waltz in D flat Op.64 No.1 'Minute'
Waltz in C sharp minor Op.64 No.2 - Tempo giusto
Waltzes: Waltz in A flat Major, Op. 64 No. 3 - Moderato
Ballade No.4 in F minor, Op.52
Preludes Op. 28: No. 17 in A flat major (Allegretto)
Prelude in D flat major, Op.28 No.15 - Sostenuto

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