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Chopin: 24 Preludes; Sonate No. 2 / Jean-Philippe Collard

Jean-philippe Collard
Release Date: 12/10/2013 
Label:  La Dolce Volta   Catalog #: 9   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jean-Philippe Collard
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Jean-Philippe Collard returns to Chopin after 33 years of silence.
It has taken him decades to feel comfortable with the composer. Today he is confident in his approach to this repertory and has no qualms about his interpretative options. Chopin's music gives him two very powerful impressions. First of all, it interprets the sensation of being in love, an aspect he finds fascinating. Moreover, his language speeds up the process of communication between artist and audience.

He sees this disc as a break, a renewal. All his previous records were released on EMI. Today he has changed labels, repertory, sound engineer ... These developments enable him to escape a certain routine, to put himself on the line.

Read more There are countless benchmark versions in this repertory, but the French pianist has not sought to measure himself against them, and his approach to the composer is honest and totally sincere. Chopin represents a genuine challenge, for which Jean-Philippe Collard has identified a style that is his alone. - La Dolce Volta Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
2. Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Jean-Philippe Collard (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 

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