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Chopin: 4 Ballades / Brownridge


Release Date: 04/07/2017 
Label:  Challenge   Catalog #: 72728  
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Angela Brownridge
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This new release from Angela Brownridge continues her survey of Romantic composers’ major masterpieces. Today it is difficult to appreciate the impact Chopin’s music had on his first listeners. His mix of Slavonic passion and Gallic precision created a world of such imaginative daring that it left his audiences bewitched, bothered and bewildered. Enigmatic to the last Chopin held aloof from such comments and left the more fancifully inclined to draw their own subjective conclusions. Like Faure after him, Chopin disdained his published tempting tell-tale additions. More pragmatically, Piano sonata No. 2 is Chopin’s darkest, large-scale masterpiece, ranking among the composer’s supreme creations. Remarkably you are left with a work of an Read more astonishing, if wholly novel coherence. The shock of the new continues with the Four Ballades. Finally, the F minor Fantasie. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Ballade for Piano no 1 in G minor, B 66/Op. 23 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Angela Brownridge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831-1835 
2.
Ballade for Piano no 2 in F major/a minor, B 102/Op. 38 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Angela Brownridge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
3.
Ballade for Piano no 3 in A flat major, B 136/Op. 47 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Angela Brownridge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840-1841; Paris, France 
4.
Ballade for Piano no 4 in F minor, B 146/Op. 52 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Angela Brownridge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
5.
Sonata for Piano no 2 in B flat minor, B 128/Op. 35 "Funeral March" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Angela Brownridge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1839; Paris, France 
6.
Fantasie for Piano in F minor/A flat major, B 137/Op. 49 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Angela Brownridge (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Paris, France 

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