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Chopin: The Piano Sonatas / Howard Shelley


Release Date: 09/13/2011 
Label:  Fryderyk Chopin Society   Catalog #: 022  
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Howard Shelley
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

For the first time in The Real Chopin series, Howard Shelley presents three Sonatas—in C minor, B flat minor, and B minor—adjusting the sound of the piano to the nature of various parts of the Sonata. For the first time in The Real Chopin series, Howard Shelley presents three Sonatas—in C minor, B flat minor, and B minor—adjusting the sound of the piano to the nature of various parts of the Sonata. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Sonata for Piano no 3 in B minor, B 155/Op. 58 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
2.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
3.
Sonata for Piano no 1 in C minor, B 23/Op. 4 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Howard Shelley (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; Poland 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A Real Winner From the Vault as Hoped For July 5, 2012 By D. Stewart (Flagstaff, AZ) See All My Reviews "When I wrote a review of Howard Shelley playing and Conducting the Dobryzsinski and Lessel Piano Concertoes at The Chopin in Europe Festival in Warsaw, I concluded that Review with the following: "One can only hope that the Vault contains some more recordings of Howard Shelley's appearances at the Festival. Grab this one at once. You will not be disappointed, only left wanting more". I can now end this review by saying the same. I am not a particular Chopin fan, especially his piano Sonatas, but this performance and recording enthused me from first note to last. The period piano sounds fine - rich and full but bright, and is a pleasant surprise. This was a wonderful treat and rewarded me for wondering what might lie in the Vault. Now we know one such item, and I hear that a recording is coming where Mr. Shelley is the Conductor ( but not soloist ) in the two Piano Concertoes with young Pianist Jan Lisiecki. Here's hoping for more." Report Abuse
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