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Chopin: Complete Mazurkas / Deljavan


Release Date: 10/06/2017 
Label:  Aevea   Catalog #: 17034  
Composer:  Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alessandro Deljavan
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Chopin based his many of his compositions on the traditional Polish folk dance, the Mazurka (also "Mazur" or "Mazurek"). The composer was able to transform his works into an entirely new genre, one that then was copied by other composers. Over the years 1825–1849, Frederic Chopin wrote at least 58 mazurkas for piano, based on the dance. 58 have been published, 45 during Chopin's lifetime and 13 posthumously. Eleven further mazurkas are known whose manuscripts are either in private hands or untraced. This new release contains 58 known Mazurkas including two versions of the "last word" by the composer, the struggling op. 68 No. 4. Alessandro Deljavan is one of the most remarkable pianists of his generation. “His Read more playing is full of intensive power and contagious artistry” (Dmitri Bashkirov), “he is one of the most interesting pianists I’ve heard in my life” (Fou Ts’Ong), “he is one of the most major talents of his age” (John Perry), “Jaw-dropping virtuosity and heart-stopping eloquence” (Dallas Morning News). The recording is fully natural: captured by engineer Alessandro Simonetto via 3 Sennheiser small-diaphrams in the common Decca Tree technique. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Mazurkas (5) for Piano, B 61/Op. 7 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 68 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1827-1849 
3.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 67 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1835-1849; Paris, France 
4.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, Op. 41 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1838-1840; Paris, France 
5.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 89/Op. 24 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834-1835; Paris, France 
6.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 77/Op. 17 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1833; Paris, France 
7.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 60/Op. 6 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1830; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 115/Op. 33 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837-1838; Paris, France 
9.
Mazurkas (4) for Piano, B 105/Op. 30 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1836-1837; Paris, France 
10.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 162/Op. 63 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846; Paris, France 
11.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 157/Op. 59 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845; Paris, France 
12.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 153/Op. 56 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Paris, France 
13.
Mazurkas (3) for Piano, B 145/Op. 50 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Paris, France 
14.
Mazurkas (2) for Piano, B 16 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1826; Poland 
15.
Mazurka for Piano in C major, B 82 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Paris, France 
16.
Mazurka for Piano in B flat major, B 73 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832 
17.
Mazurka for Piano in A minor, B 140 "A Emile Gaillard" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Paris, France 
18.
Mazurka for Piano in A minor, B 134 "Notre temps" by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1840; Paris, France 
19.
Mazurka for Piano in A flat major, B 85 by Frédéric Chopin
Performer:  Alessandro Deljavan (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Paris, France 

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