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Chopin: Twelve Études Op 25 / Frederic Chiu


Release Date: 09/14/2004 
Label:  Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 907282   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Frederic Chiu
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

With this reading of Opus 25, Frédéric Chopin completes his cycle of the Chopin Etudes. Characterized by their greater complexity of counterpoint, rhythm and harmony, these showpieces are juxtaposed with some of the very last works penned by the Polish 'poet of the piano': Barcarolle, Berceuses, Polonaise-Fantaisie. 'crisp, smart, articulate performances...that...have a strong, provocative point of view.' USA Today With this reading of Opus 25, Frédéric Chopin completes his cycle of the Chopin Etudes. Characterized by their greater complexity of counterpoint, rhythm and harmony, these showpieces are juxtaposed with some of the very last works penned by the Polish 'poet of the piano': Barcarolle, Berceuses, Polonaise-Fantaisie. 'crisp, smart, articulate performances...that...have a strong, provocative point of view.' USA Today Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Etudes (12) for Piano, Op. 25 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Frederic Chiu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1836; Paris, France 
2.
Nouvelles Etudes (3) for Piano, B 130 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Frederic Chiu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1839; Paris, France 
3.
Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Frederic Chiu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
4.
Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Frederic Chiu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 
5.
Polonaise-fantaisie for Piano in A flat major, B 159/Op. 61 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Frederic Chiu (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Poland 

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