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Longing - Music Of Frederic Chopin / Barbara Nissman


Release Date: 04/01/2014 
Label:  Three Oranges Recordings   Catalog #: 5638267401  
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Barbara Nissman
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Fragile, sickly, depressed, he left his heart in Poland- Chopin suffered and embroidered beautiful melodies into poetry of longing.

Chopin, the poet of the piano, left his heart in Poland and always longed for his homeland during his short but fruitful life. His Polonaise-Fantasy is a tragic statement of a depressed and melancholy man who was capable of writing poignant melodies that went straight to the heart. Along with beautiful miniatures from his Etudes, Nocturnes and Waltzes, Nissman offers some of Chopin's major works for the piano, the instrument he knew and loved best. His Fantasy in F minor is a bold piece of architecture. The dramatic C# minor Scherzo with its beautiful chorale and cascading passage work sizzles
Read more with emotion. Who doesn't enjoy Chopin's popular Fantasy- Impromptu with the "I'm always chasing rainbows" tune in the middle and what about the heroic Polonaise with its galloping horses! Such passion from a frail and fragile poet! His music touches the soul.

"To have that rarity today of fine Chopin playing is recommendation in itself. Add to that an innovative interpretation from a deep thinking pianist and you have a real gem."
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Works on This Recording

1. Polonaise-fantaisie for Piano in A flat major, B 159/Op. 61 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Poland 
2. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25: no 1 in A flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836; Paris, France 
3. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 3 in E major, B 74 "Tristesse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
4. Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10: no 12 in C minor, B 67 "Revolutionary" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
5. Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
6. Nocturnes (3) for Piano, B 54/Op. 9 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Poland 
7. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 2 in D flat major, B 96 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
8. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 142/Op. 48: no 1 in C minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 
9. Scherzo for Piano no 3 in C sharp minor, B 125/Op. 39 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Mallorca (Majorca),  
10. Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
11. Polonaise for Piano in A flat major, B 147/Op. 53 "Heroic" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
12. Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34: no 1 in A flat major, B 94 "Valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Barbara Nissman (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 

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