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Chopin: Polonaises / Rafal Blechacz


Release Date: 09/24/2013 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 001888302   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Rafal Blechacz
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews



Rafal Blechacz's recital of Chopin’s Polonaises is welcomed by his large number of fans, who have eagerly awaited this release. It is a landmark recording of this highly emotional, popular and poetic music. The recording includes seven Polonaises, one of which is the Polonaise No. 7 in A flat major, op. 61 “Polonaise Fantaisie”. He is one of Deutsche Grammophon’s best-selling young artists – his stunning albums have sold more than 180,000 units worldwide. His last album, featuring Debussy and Blechacz’s compatriot Szymanowski, was named winner of the “Best Classical Album of the Year” at the Polish Fryderyk Awards and went Gold in his native country within a week of
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Works on This Recording

1.
Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40: no 2 in C minor, B 121 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
2.
Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40: no 1 in A major, B 120 "Military" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838; Poland 
3.
Polonaises (2) for Piano, B 90/Op. 26: no 2 in E flat minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France 
4.
Polonaises (2) for Piano, B 90/Op. 26: no 1 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France 
5.
Polonaise-fantaisie for Piano in A flat major, B 159/Op. 61 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Poland 
6.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Rafal Blechacz (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 

Sound Samples

Polonaise No.1 In C Sharp Minor, Op.26, No.1
Polonaise No.2 In E Flat Minor, Op.26, No.2
Polonaise No.3 In A Major, Op.40, No.1 'Military'
Polonaise No.4 In C Minor, Op.40, No.2
Polonaise No.5 In F Sharp Minor, Op.44
Polonaise No.6 In A Flat, Op.53 "Heroic"
Polonaise No.7 In A Flat, Op.61 Polonaise-Fantaisie

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