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Chopin: Four Ballades, Polonaises / Vlado Perlemuter


Release Date: 12/02/1992 
Label:  Nimbus   Catalog #: 5209   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"[Perlemuter's] Ballades offer a consistently...engaging balance between expression and hauteur. Despite a few trivial slips, the G minor is characterful and richly engrossing, and the equality of free-wheeling drama and introspection embedded in the Second in F is purposefully realised. The third Ballade is very fine indeed and the Fourth, if anything, finer still in its sense of lyrical expression and narrative drama. The Polonaises offer virtuosic flair. I might be inclined to recommend this disc first to a newcomer to his Chopin recordings. It is conspicuously intelligent playing, tonally rich, musically elevated, wholly rewarding."

-- MusicWeb International
"[Perlemuter's] Ballades offer a consistently...engaging balance between expression and hauteur. Despite a few trivial slips, the G minor is characterful and richly engrossing, and the equality of free-wheeling drama and introspection embedded in the Second in F is purposefully realised. The third Ballade is very fine indeed and the Fourth, if anything, finer still in its sense of lyrical expression and narrative drama. The Polonaises offer virtuosic flair. I might be inclined to recommend this disc first to a newcomer to his Chopin recordings. It is conspicuously intelligent playing, tonally rich, musically elevated, wholly rewarding."

-- MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1. Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
Length: 9 Minutes 10 Secs. 
2. Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 32 Secs. 
3. Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
Length: 7 Minutes 24 Secs. 
4. Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
Length: 10 Minutes 42 Secs. 
5. Polonaise for Piano in F sharp minor, B 135/Op. 44 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
Length: 10 Minutes 37 Secs. 
6. Polonaise-fantaisie for Piano in A flat major, B 159/Op. 61 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Vlado Perlemuter (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Poland 
Length: 11 Minutes 46 Secs. 

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