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Louis Lortie Plays Chopin Vol 3


Release Date: 04/29/2014 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10813   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Louis Lortie
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

***** (out of 5)
The first prerequisite of great Chopin playing is arguably beauty of tone, as well as refinement and variety… Lortie is a model Chopinist: eloquent but never sentimental, elegant without ever sounding effete, dramatic but never exaggerated, harmonically luminous, structurally immaculate – and surprising.

– BBC Music Magazine

"Lortie's Chopin playing has a wonderful, penetrating directness about it; there's not a trace of dreamy indulgence in any of the nocturnes, though all their decorative tracery shines out with a sharp-cut brilliance, and the impromptus dance and divert without a trace of self-consciousness” – The Guardian
***** (out of 5)
The first prerequisite of great Chopin playing is arguably beauty of tone, as well as refinement and variety… Lortie is a model Chopinist: eloquent but never sentimental, elegant without ever sounding effete, dramatic but never exaggerated, harmonically luminous, structurally immaculate – and surprising.

– BBC Music Magazine

"Lortie's Chopin playing has a wonderful, penetrating directness about it; there's not a trace of dreamy indulgence in any of the nocturnes, though all their decorative tracery shines out with a sharp-cut brilliance, and the impromptus dance and divert without a trace of self-consciousness” – The Guardian Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9: no 3 in B major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Louis Lortie (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
2.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 2 in D flat major, B 96 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Louis Lortie (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
3.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 142/Op. 48: no 2 in F sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Louis Lortie (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
4.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 106/Op. 32: no 2 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Louis Lortie (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
5.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 1 in C sharp minor, B 91 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Louis Lortie (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
6.
Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Louis Lortie (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
7.
Impromptu for Piano no 3 in G flat major, b 149/Op. 51 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Louis Lortie (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
8.
Impromptu for Piano no 2 in F sharp major, B 129/Op. 36 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Louis Lortie (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
9.
Impromptu for Piano no 1 in A flat major, B 110/Op. 29 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Louis Lortie (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837; Paris, France 
10.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Louis Lortie (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 

Sound Samples

Nocturne No. 7 in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 27, No. 1
Fantasy-Impromptu in C-Sharp Minor, Op. 66
Nocturne No. 10 in A-Flat Major, Op. 32, No. 2
Impromptu No. 1 in A-Flat Major, Op. 29
Nocturne No. 14 in F-Sharp Minor, Op. 48, No. 2
Impromptu No. 2 in F-Sharp Major, Op. 36
Nocturne No. 8 in D-Flat Major, Op. 27, No. 2
Impromptu No. 3 in G-Flat Major, Op. 51
Nocturne No. 3 in B Major, Op. 9, No. 3
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58: I. Allegro maestoso
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58: II. Scherzo: Molto vivace
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58: III. Largo
Piano Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58: IV. Finale: Presto, non tanto

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