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Chopin: Preludes, Berceuse & Barcarolle / Despax

Release Date: 06/02/2017 
Label:  Signum Classics   Catalog #: 482  
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Emmanuel Despax
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

On this new release, pianist Emmanuel Despax performs Chopin’s timeless collection of 24 Preludes, Op. 28, alongside the Berceuse in Op. 57 and Barcarolle Op. 60. Working from the latest editions as well as original facsimiles of Chopin’s scores, Despax’s brings his own passion for the works into performances that seek to remain as truthful to the composer’s intentions as possible on a modern instrument. He writes: “Chopin the composer has always fascinated me- multifaceted, complex, a man of paradoxes. His music has huge scope yet at the same time is incredibly intimate and poetic. He sometimes has a reputation for being merely a writer of sentimental salon music; I wanted to correct this through this recording, and demonstrate how Read more timeless and relevant, indeed modern his message is…” Emmanuel Despax is establishing himself as an artist whose interpretations bring a rare sincerity and imagination to the music. He performs internationally and is regularly broadcast on many radio stations including France Musique, BBC Radio 3 and Medici TV. Recent highlights include recitals in Paris, Amsterdam, and a performance of three piano concertos at Cadogan Hall. Read less

Works on This Recording

Preludes (24) for Piano, Op. 28 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Emmanuel Despax (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1839; Paris, France 
Berceuse for Piano in D flat major, B 154/Op. 57 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Emmanuel Despax (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1844; Paris, France 
Barcarolle for Piano in F sharp major, B 158/Op. 60 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Emmanuel Despax (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Paris, France 

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