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Cd Premiere - Chopin / Halina Czerny-stefanska


Release Date: 04/27/2004 
Label:  Pearl   Catalog #: 209   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Halina Czerny-Stefanska
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A First Prize winner in the 1949 Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1949, nevertheless this unique pianist remained relatively unknown outside her native Poland until the exposure of the spurious Lipatti Chopin 1st Concerto recording as in reality that of Halina Czerny-Stefanska. Her playing has been described as: 'pure poetry' when thought to be his. True, but as her true self, her Chopin is indeed of the greatest refinement, never strident, her dynamic range wide and resourceful, displaying inspired rubato and with the ability to unfurl phrases luminous, illuminating and of exceptional sophistication. This important release includes rare and unpublished items, for the first time on CD. A First Prize winner in the 1949 Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1949, nevertheless this unique pianist remained relatively unknown outside her native Poland until the exposure of the spurious Lipatti Chopin 1st Concerto recording as in reality that of Halina Czerny-Stefanska. Her playing has been described as: 'pure poetry' when thought to be his. True, but as her true self, her Chopin is indeed of the greatest refinement, never strident, her dynamic range wide and resourceful, displaying inspired rubato and with the ability to unfurl phrases luminous, illuminating and of exceptional sophistication. This important release includes rare and unpublished items, for the first time on CD. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 68: no 1 in C major, B 38 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Halina Czerny-Stefanska (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829; Poland 
2. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 68: no 2 in A minor, B 18 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Halina Czerny-Stefanska (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827; Poland 
3. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33: no 2 in D major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Halina Czerny-Stefanska (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; Paris, France 
4. Impromptu for Piano no 4 in C sharp minor, B 87/Op. 66 "Fantaisie-Impromptu" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Halina Czerny-Stefanska (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
5. Waltz for Piano in E flat major, B 62/Op. 18 "Grande valse brillante" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Halina Czerny-Stefanska (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Poland 
6. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 67: no 4 in A minor, B 163 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Halina Czerny-Stefanska (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
7. Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63: no 3 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Halina Czerny-Stefanska (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
8. Polonaises (3) for Piano, Op. 71: no 1 in D minor, B 11 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Halina Czerny-Stefanska (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1825; Paris, France 
9. Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Halina Czerny-Stefanska (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
10. Nocturnes (2) for Piano, Op. 27: no 1 in C sharp minor, B 91 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Halina Czerny-Stefanska (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835; Paris, France 
11. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 60/Op. 6: no 2 in C sharp minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Halina Czerny-Stefanska (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Vienna, Austria 
12. Polonaises (2) for Piano, Op. 40: no 2 in C minor, B 121 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Halina Czerny-Stefanska (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
13. Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17: no 4 in A minor by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Halina Czerny-Stefanska (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1833; Paris, France 
14. Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7: no 1 in B flat major by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Halina Czerny-Stefanska (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
15. Concerto for Piano no 1 in E minor, B 53/Op. 11: 2nd movement, Romanze by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Halina Czerny-Stefanska (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Poland 

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