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Chopin: Piano Concerto No 1 / Kern, Wit, Warsaw Philharmonic


Release Date: 05/09/2006 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 907402   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Olga Kern
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Gold Medalist in the 2001 Van Cliburn Competition makes a strong impression again in her fifth recording for Harmonia Mundi... Kern is adept at communicating the beauties of the lyrical slow movement of the concerto, and also shines in the virtuoso passages of the framing movements... Although the surface fireworks are thrilling, Kern doesn’t ignore the deeper feelings in the music, and this comes out more clearly in the four solo piano selections... The very familiar Fantasy-Impromptu...sounds fresh and dreamy under Kern’s fingers...

-- John Sunier, Audiophile Audition [5/26/2006]
The Gold Medalist in the 2001 Van Cliburn Competition makes a strong impression again in her fifth recording for Harmonia Mundi... Kern is adept at communicating the beauties of the lyrical slow movement of the concerto, and also shines in the virtuoso passages of the framing movements... Although the surface fireworks are thrilling, Kern doesn’t ignore the deeper feelings in the music, and this comes out more clearly in the four solo piano selections... The very familiar Fantasy-Impromptu...sounds fresh and dreamy under Kern’s fingers...

-- John Sunier, Audiophile Audition [5/26/2006] Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Olga Kern (Piano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Germany 
2.
Bolero for Piano in C major/A major, B 81/Op. 19 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Olga Kern (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Paris, France 
3.
Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Olga Kern (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
4.
Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Olga Kern (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
5.
Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Olga Kern (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 

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