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Chopin: Piano Concerto No 1; Dvorak: Quintet / Luisada, Talich Quartet

Release Date: 05/28/2007 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 63211   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frédéric ChopinAntonín Dvorák
Performer:  Jean-Marc LuisadaBenjamin Berlioz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Talich String Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Although I anticipated some fine performances on this new set, I never dreamt that I would be so impressed with Luisada’s Chopin playing. To begin with, Luisada possesses pinpoint articulation; no matter how softly he plays, each note rings out with conviction. Second, each of his Chopin performances exhibits a strong sense of improvisation, as he gives me the impression that he’s thinking out his strategy as he plays. Third, Luisada is a rich-sounding pianist with gorgeous sonority.

...Naturally, Chopin’s Concerto can’t possibly have the same degree of power in its chamber version, but offsetting benefits of intimacy and insight into the human condition are abundant as are the work’s rapture, urgency, and tension. This is an
Read more outstanding performance that surpasses the fine recording of the work by the Yggdrasil Quartet on BIS with Fumiko Shiraga on piano.

-- Don Satz, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jean-Marc Luisada (Piano), Benjamin Berlioz (Double Bass)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Talich String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 
Quintet for Piano and Strings no 2 in A major, Op. 81/B 155 by Antonín Dvorák
Performer:  Jean-Marc Luisada (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Talich String Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1887; Bohemia 

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