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A Chopin Recital / Goerner

Chopin / Goerner,Nelson
Release Date: 11/09/2010 
Label:  Wigmore Hall Live   Catalog #: 39  
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinSergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Nelson Goerner
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

He plays works that are central to the Chopin repertoire, but he brings to them an exceptional sense of intimate involvement with their harmonic as well as their technical intricacies. Goerner communicates an essential spark of musicality.

– The Telegraph

Technically, it's a tour de force; emotionally, it's an inexorable rollercoaster ride into a turbulence that the temporary contemplation of passion (the famous third Étude in E major) or optimism (No 5 in G flat) seems unable to forestall. It forms the climax of a disc that gives us a darker Chopin than usual and defines him as poetic and introverted.

– The Guardian

The equilibrium he achieves between formality (polonaise)
Read more and extemporization (fantasy) is exemplary. So are the breadth, refinement and deployment of his impeccably Chopinesque tonal palette. These virtues pervade the entire recital, in which high drama, psychological intensity and a Shakespearean range are conveyed without a hint of excess.

– BBC Music Magazine

The Op. 62 Nocturnes are characterized by freedom, flexibility and more than a few "old school" instances of the left hand anticipating the right. Goerner largely projects a powerful, singing legato through fingerwork and hand position.

– Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Polonaise-fantaisie for Piano in A flat major, B 159/Op. 61 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nelson Goerner (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Poland 
2.
Nocturnes (2) for Piano, B 161/Op. 62 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nelson Goerner (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
3.
Andante spianato et Grand polonaise brillante in E flat major, Op. 22 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nelson Goerner (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830-1831; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 10 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nelson Goerner (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1833; Poland 
5.
Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28: no 24 in D minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Nelson Goerner (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
6.
Preludes (13) for Piano, Op. 32: no 5 in G major, Moderato by Sergei Rachmaninov
Performer:  Nelson Goerner (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 

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