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Chopin Celebration At The Palace Of Tancut, Poland

Chopin / Drewnowski / Wit
Release Date: 01/26/2010 
Label:  Kultur Video   Catalog #: 4512  
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Marek Drewnowski
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 52 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Chopin Celebration was filmed on location at the magnificent Palace of Lancut in Poland, one of the country’s most sumptuous residences with beautiful surroundings and opulent interiors. In this elegant setting, soloist Marek Drewnowski gives impassioned performances of twelve of early Romantic composer Frederic Chopin’s most lyrical waltzes and the composer’s two beautiful piano concertos. Both were written before Chopin was twenty, although by this time he was already recognized as one of Poland’s great national composers.

In a remarkable career spanning many decades, Marek Drewnowski has not only performed at concerts worldwide, and made many recordings, particularly of works by Chopin, but has also had success as an actor,
Read more film producer, music festival founder, music professor and conductor.

Mr Drewnowski’s performance is intercut with scenes of the Palace of Lancut – its Rococo Salon, Ballroom, Turkish Suite, Chinese Suite and Great Dining Room, with many eighteenth and nineteenth-century paintings, antiques and furniture.

Piano Concerto No 1 in E minor, op. 11
Piano Concerto No 2 in F minor, op. 21
Grande Valse Brillante, Op. 18
Grande Valse Brillante, Op. 34, No 1
Grande Valse Brillante, Op. 34, No 2
Grande Valse Brillante, Op. 34, No 3
Grande Valse, Op. 42
Valse, Op. 64, No 1 ‘Minute Waltz’
Valse, Op. 64, No 2
Valse, Op. 64, No 3
Valse, Op. 69, No 1
Valse, Op. 69, No 2
Valse, Op. 70, No 1

Valse in E minor, Op. posthume

For Chopin’s two concertos, the soloist is accompanied by the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra of Katowice
Conducted by: Antoni Wit

Executive Producer: Janusz Pietkiewicz
Directed for video by: Ron Isten

Region: 1 (US and Canada)
Running Time: 112 minutes
Picture Format: NTSC
Color: Color Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Marek Drewnowski (Piano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
2.
Concerto for Piano no 2 in F minor, B 43/Op. 21 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Marek Drewnowski (Piano)
Conductor:  Antoni Wit
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1830; Poland 
3.
Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Marek Drewnowski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
4.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 34 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Marek Drewnowski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1838 
5.
Waltz for Piano in A flat major, B 131/Op. 42 "Grande Valse" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Marek Drewnowski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: France; Paris, France 
6.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, B 164/Op. 64 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Marek Drewnowski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1847; Paris, France 
7.
Waltzes (2) for Piano, Op. 69 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Marek Drewnowski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1835 
8.
Waltzes (3) for Piano, Op. 70: no 1 in G flat major, B 92 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Marek Drewnowski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Paris, France 
9.
Waltz for Piano in E minor, B 56 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Marek Drewnowski (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 

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